“……Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’’ (Luke 18:5 KJV)
Dearly beloved, in my walk with God, I have discovered that fulfillment in life is not the exclusive preserve of a special privileged few, but rather it is available to all who know and dare to appropriate their rights in Christ.
As we seek the face of God in fasting and prayers this period, I want you to understand that all things are already yours. You must have what I call the ‘it is already done mentality’. You must understand that God is not going to do it, but has already done it. In Luke 18 – Jesus told the story of the unrighteous judge and the widow who desperately needed something from him. By his character, the judge would not have lifted a finger to help the woman, but he had to attend to her speedily because she refused to take no for an answer. She knew he had the capacity to give her what she needed and so was not moved by his unreceptive attitude. She just refused to budge. If that could happen to people who had no covenant, what about you? Child of God, the name of the game is knowing what belongs to you and going all out for it.
Beloved, your prayer this season is free of struggle and anxiety because you already know that all things have been freely given to you. The healing you desire has already been provided. The husband or wife you so desire has already been provided. When Jesus gave His life on the Cross it was to pay for everything you would ever need. When you have this understanding, you will lay hold on all that God has prepared for you. You do not come before Him begging for what He has already provided, no, you collect and thank Him for it.
When you discover the wealth hidden in the word of God, you just go to bed and your prayer language changes knowing you can have it all. God’s Kingdom is ruled by principles. The principles in God’s word work first in you, before they work for you. In other words, what you do flows from who you are. Knowing who you are is much more important than what you do. That is why you were given the Bible. The Bible was given so you can see that there are principles that God wants you as His child to see. For instance, in-spite of the recession, He wants you to see the wealth that He has lined up for you as His child.
As a believer, you can either choose to go through life by trial and error, taking whatever comes your way or you can choose to discover and receive all that God has packaged for you. Settle it therefore in your heart that God did not call you to seek Him in vain. He intends that you will see the fulfillment of the desires of your heart. He says in Revelation 3:8b “Behold I have set before thee an open door and no man can shut it.’’ In other words, no amount of satanic manipulation will be able to stop you on your way to getting all that God has put in place for you this season.
I declare that you will take delivery of all that your heart desires. You will not go empty handed. You will surely testify. Remember to be at the daily prayer sessions going on here in the Headquarters. I bless you in Jesus name.
In His Royal Service
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop