Dearly beloved, once again I welcome you to your year of Above Only. I believe that your year is off to a great start, and God is already showing Himself mighty and strong on your behalf. I expect great and mighty things in your life this year, because I know what God told me; 2019 is indeed a special year, and it will be your greatest year yet. Believe it and don’t accept anything less than greatness. Like I have always said and it bears repetition, it is not going to be about anything you have done to deserve it, but it’s all about Jesus and the price He paid on your behalf. Nothing less than what Jesus died to give you, will come to you! You will receive all of it.
Deuteronomy 28:13 (NKJV) says, “And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.”
If you read that verse too quickly, you will also in like manner, discount yourself from partaking in the blessing of Above Only, because almost immediately, all your shortcomings and weaknesses, come to mind, thereby eliminating you from the list of those who have obeyed in other to qualify for the blessing. Child of God, thank God for Jesus! He is our perfect Obedience; He obeyed all the commandments and fulfilled all the conditions so that we can receive the blessings, Hallelujah!
Beloved, this year, make up your mind to leverage on all that Jesus paid for you to have. The price has been paid; your part is the blessing.
Galatians 3:13-14 (NKJV)
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
We have been redeemed from the curse, so that we can fully enjoy the blessings. Because of Jesus, you can claim any promise you come across in the scriptures. Beloved, this is why you cannot take studying of the Word for granted. The only way to know the benefits that accrue to you is by studying the Word, if not, you’ll be a cheap victim in the hands of the enemy; God forbid. When you know your rights and privileges, it will empower to stand firm against the wiles of the enemy. You are filled with power, knowing that if anyone is to bow, it’s not you, but the devil, because you are Above Only.
I declare over your life that throughout this year, you are above sickness, above disease, above lack, above failure, above everything the devil brings against you, in the name of Jesus. Every month of this year, you will have a testimony. I declare that you will sing your song, and you will dance your dance; you will cut your cake, and blow your candles in Jesus’ name, amen. I bless you!
In His Royal Service,
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop