POWER TO PASSOVER

No one who is forward looking ever wants to remain at one spot for a long time. There is always a better place called there. Health is better than sickness so the sick wants to be healed. Life is better than death so no one wants to die early and especially, eternally. Promotion is better than stagnation or demotion so everyone wants a raise and wants to rise to the next level. By this, today, I move you forward, upward from where you are now to where you ought to be in Jesus name.

One day in Mark 4: 35- 41, Jesus announced to His disciples that it was time to “pass over unto the other side.” This happened after a great teaching about the kingdom of God. You need to know that there is another side to Passover to no matter how wonderful this side that you are now is or has been.

In the process of passing over to the other side of the lake, a great storm arose, not only to delay them but to stop them altogether. When the disciples had tried all they knew to do and failed, they beckoned on Him with fear and He arose out of His sleep and rebuked the storm and then there was a great calm. This shows us that the enemy will never just let you win without a fight. Our confidence is that we will always win IF we have Jesus in the boat with us- Halleluyah.

One things is clear in this passage; it is not just the desire to get to the other side that saw them through. It took POWER to overcome the stormy obstacle before they could successfully cross over.

If you must Passover,

  1. You need the power to see yourself there on the other side. What you cannot see, you also cannot seize. You will never arrive at a destination you never saw. If you do, you would not recognize it as the place. God needed to know if Jeremiah was on the same page with Him in Jeremiah 1: 11-12. It reads, “Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.” You see, what you do not see, God is not bound to make happen. You need to begin to use your power of vision to see for as God told Abraham, He tells you too, today. “Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever” (Gen. 13: 14- 15).
  2. Use your power of choice to choose a good company to belong to. Not everyone can help you get to the other side. Some people are ladders by whom you may climb up but many others are professional PHDs (Pull him down). You need to choose your friends carefully. You cannot be a godly and committed ‘James or Mary’ and your best friend and confidant is a core muslim or traditional idol worshipper or even a casual church goer. They will leak out your plans to the enemy, lie to you, lead you out of God’s way and infect you with unbelief. The disciples always returned to “…their own company,” (Acts 4:23). When King Saul was rising, his company was a godly servant who encouraged him to go see the man of God, Samuel. That led him to the anointing to be king. When he got established he did away with that company and went with the company of those like Doeg who encouraged him to kill priests and visit witches (1Sa 22:9, 18- 22, 1Sam 28: 7). His end was disgraceful. You will not make costly relationship mistakes in Jesus name.
  3. You need the power of God’s presence. God’s presence carries the active power of God. It is cultivated in the place of prayer. It is cultivated by the reading, meditation and practice of His word. When you pray and dwell in the word, you are fellowshipping with God online real time. It gets you ready for whatever is coming. When you are a person of prayer and the word, Jesus says in Luke 12:12that you do not need to bother in the hour of challenges because “… the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say” or do. In fact He says in Luke 21: 15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.”  When you are a man of the word and prayer, you no longer have to bother about your weakness because the power of God takes care of what your experience, expertise and intellect cannot handle.

Beloved, there is something better on the other side for you. Do not let the storm discourage you. If the devil tried to stop Jesus, his mind is also that you are chicken change for him. You must rise up in faith. Do not be like the disciples who lacked faith. When the enemy comes, may he meet you in faith- faith in the word, Faith in the faithfulness of God, Faith in the vision.. Faith in the name of Jesus!

I command you to receive the power to Passover today from weakness to strength, from nothing to abundance, from sickness to perfect health, from disfavor to super favor……. You can fill in the gaps in JESUS name. Amen.

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