We are living in times when the church and all that we stand for is under violent and subtle attack. The enemy is using everything at his disposal to see how he can limit or even stop the church of Christ altogether and we can almost feel the defeat. This is akin to what happened to the early church.  In Acts 12: 1- 4, we read, “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”

The seeming victory of Herod, satan’s tool of destruction over the church by the killing of James made him bolder so he took Peter also and it was physically clear that nothing was going to stop him.

They say that ‘whatever will be, will be’ and I believe that that will always hold true if those who have been empowered to cause the necessary change do nothing about it. As the church of Christ we have been given what it takes to stop whatever has been ordained by men and devils from becoming a living reality. That was what the early church realized. When Herod took James, they were quiet until he was killed but when he took Peter, the bible says in verse 5, “…but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him” and in the nick of time, the night preceding the day of death, the Lord sent His angel and Peter was rescued.

I do not know how far the devil has gone in your life but I assure you that he can be stopped. Even beyond that, Job 20:15 says, “He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.” Satan will not only be stopped in your life, you will recover all that he has stolen in Jesus name. Your case will not end like it is right now. God will settle you. Things will get better and brighter for you. You will move forward and upward in Jesus name.

BUT you have to take responsibility. God is mindful of your tears but you must be mindful of His standard. Miracles are for you. Jesus says healing is the bread of the children of God. God’s best is available to you but you need to access it by your FAITH.

Your tears won’t make sense to God without your faith. The faith you need to move from where you are right now to the next level is already at work in you. I assure you; you don’t need to pray for a bigger faith right now. All you need to do is to exercise the faith you have right now.

Stop considering the fact that you are not Bishop or any of the pastors and start focusing on the fact that you are a born again child of God, who has consciously given his life to Jesus thereby accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. By this you have been given a measure of faith (Rom 12: 3) which is by my estimation even more than a mustard seed. By becoming a Christian you already possess a mountain moving and demon chasing faith.

To put it to work, you need to note and follow the counsel of Jesus in Mark 11: 23, “…whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

The implication of this verse is that the devil is so powerless that all you need to do as a believer is to SAY a word in the direction of your need. Your faith needs to be vocalized. You need to hide the word of God in your heart so that you will not sin against God (Ps 119:11) but IF YOU MUST BE VICTORIOUS OVER THE devil and life situations you need to speak the word of God against the challenge ‘believingly.’

Every child of God as you are is a person of power. No matter how powerful the president of Nigeria is, until he says ‘arrest that man’ in his capacity as the president, such a man no matter how true the allegations against him may be will continue to live as a free man.

In the same way, until you SAY, nothing moves in your favour. Until you recognize and respect your position in Christ to the extent that you begin to speak in that light, life will continue to bully you.

Put your faith to work and I assure you that as you do, you will move from glory to greater glory in Jesus name. As you put your faith to work, your life will not end like this, you are getting better in Jesus name.