A LIFE FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS
I have come across different kinds of people in life. I can tell that a great number of people’s lives are full of contradictions. Please don’t get me wrong. What I mean by contradictions may be different from what you think. Please give this write-up rapt attention.
There are people surrounded by opportunities yet their lives do not showcase such opportunities. They are really suffering in the midst of plenty. The story of a man in the book of Acts chapter three, typifies this scenario. Let’s read: Acts 3:2 “And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple …”(NKJV)
Dear reader, when you give thought to the description of the temple gate described in this passage, you’ll agree with me that, it surely was an architectural masterpiece – a beautiful sight to behold. But the man at this beautiful entrance could not even walk. He was born lame. He could not move about. He was always carried to the gate. And worst all, he had no job. He could only beg for alms to eat. In summary, his life was not beautiful yet he was at the Beautiful Gate.
Many people’s lives are like this. They have opportunities all around them. They have relatives in high positions; and they have net worth individuals who can give them any amount of money they need. They can boast of people who are okay but their lives are very much the opposite – a far cry from the level they should be operating.
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What could be responsible for this? Many things!
One, when a person is confused, shy, nervous or does not know what to ask for i.e when purpose is not known, he may not get help from those who should assist him. This behavioural defect may also stem out of inferiority complex.
Two, when supposed helper is waiting for you to speak out but you are not voicing out, desired help may just be hovering around and may never get to you. Not all helpers believe in asking a question like: “How do you want me to help you?” Some may ask while some others will never ask. Some helpers may be giving you money to feed but may be waiting for you to speak out first on the specific thing they should do to help your life.
Three, when you are lazy, your supposed helpers may be put off by your attitude. Four, when a person tells lies or lives above his means or is considered a potential danger and cannot be trusted; his supposed helpers may not want to get into trouble. So, they may be avoiding him instead of helping him.
Five, when there are dirty rumours or image denting news about a person, it takes the grace of God to get a person who will be willing to help, but with prayer, God will lead people to ignore the rumours and render help. Dispelling image denting news demands a great deal of prayer. This is because, some rumours may be milled in the spirit realm and not in the physical, yet people will be made to believe such rumours.
Six, when there’s external influence, help may be blocked. Please don’t joke with this sixth point. It is the major problem many people are going through today. It may manifest in diverse of ways. Domestic, environmental or ancestral spiritual powers may stop your helpers even if they are desirous of helping you. It is because of this form of attack that the Bible says in Isaiah 45:2 “I will go ahead of you and make the crooked places straight. I will break in pieces the gate of brass and cut in sunder the bars of iron”
These spiritual powers may also use cobwebs. They may use dreams of demotion or may assign spirit of rejection. They can also put an evil mark on their victim to advertise him for rejection and helplessness. They can sponsor attacks from outside i.e manipulate any spiritual agent or anyone of double spiritual personality or any weak vessel like witches or familiar spirit to attack you. You may be complaining about an old witch in your neighborhood that attacks you in your dreams every time, whereas, the powers in your family are the ones using the neighborhood witch against you.
They may also manipulate you to rent a demonic house (apartment) where there will be slow progress or no progress at all. Not every place can harbour testimonies. Helpers may not remember you when you reside in certain places. Some places are desolate or governed by evil spirits. Miracles don’t happen in such places. They may place embargo on your progress. They may feed you with demonic food in your dreams or may have sex with you in your dreams or turn themselves to spiritual robbers in your dreams, just to abort your testimonies.
They may package dreams of demotion or turn themselves to spiritual midnight barbers that shave human hair or cut/scrap a small portion of the hair on the head in the dream, just to snatch away your glory.
They can operate through evil dedication or through childhood dedication and can use placenta manipulation to control or bewitch you to do wrong things and lose the help capable of changing your story. Whenever any of these is present in your life, helpers can hardly locate you.
Seven, when you refuse to work for God either on full time or part time basis, you may be in the midst of plenty or may be close to those who matter and still lack necessary help in life. Engaging in the service of God may be in the area of evangelism, choir, Sunday school teaching, ushering, counselling, children teaching, Pastoring etc.
The chief reason most people who have helpers are not being helped is sin. If you are committing sin, God will not lead your helpers to help you. Remember, God Himself is your helper. He merely operates through people. So, if He’s not pleased with your way of life, He will not lead people to assist you. The Bible asks a question and also gave the answer. “Shall we continue in sin and ask that the grace of God should abound? God forbids!” Sin puts a barricade between you and your helpers. The Bible says ‘The hand of the Lord is not too short that it can not save neither are His ears too deep that He cannot hear but our sin has separated us from His love.’
When people who should help you are not forthcoming with the help desired from them, the solution is prayer. Give yourself to prayer. Nothing defies prayer except that which is beyond the control of God. The moment you can pray, you are 50% ahead of your enemies; but if sin is in your life, no matter how you pray, you cannot defeat the enemy out there. For this reason, the Bible, in the book of 2nd Chronicles 7:14 says “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” ‘Heal their land’ in this verse means turning your situation around for good.
When you avoid sin, door of favour will open onto you. God will surely answer whichever prayer you offer to Him in the name of Jesus. Praying in the name of Jesus is the first condition that must be met if truly you need an answer. This is why the Bible says “Whatever you ask the Father in my name, He shall give thee”
Beloved reader, have you given your life to Jesus? Do you know that it is His name that unpleasant situations bow to? If you are willing to give your life to Jesus Christ now, please make this short confession: “Lord Jesus, it is only in Your name that every knee shall bow, because Your name is above dominion, above might, above powers, above principality, above every thing named in this age or in the world to come. Your name is above the situation I am going through. That is why I surrender my life to You today. Be my personal Lord and saviour. It is written that, the entrance of Your word giveth light and giveth understanding. Father, illuminate my life to know the areas I’ve been missing my helpers. Help me to live a new life that is in You so that I may reign with You at Your second coming. Thank You for answering my prayer in Jesus name, Amen.”
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Please say these prayers:
1. You arrow of confusion, fired into my life to make me not to know what to ask for from my supposed helpers, jump out of me and never you return in Jesus name.
2. Holy Spirit! Speak through me on what I should ask for, whenever I appear before my helpers, in Jesus name.
3. It is written, ‘God has not given me the spirit of fear but of love, of joy and sound mind.’ Therefore, every spirit of fear; of nervousness and of inferiority complex, programmed into my life, I command you to flee, in Jesus name.
4. Holy Spirit! Make me to know every wrong attitude that will not permit your stay in my life, in Jesus name.
5. O God, purge me of every wrong attitude turning away my helpers, in Jesus.
6. Every embargo placed on the help destined for me, break to pieces, in Jesus name.
7. By the power in the blood of Jesus, I nullify every evil covenant holding me down, blocking me from accessing the right help I need to move forward in life, in Jesus name.
8. Christ has made Himself a curse for me. I am curseless. Therefore, every curse issued to stop the blessings coming my way, be broken in the name of Jesus.
9. Ancestral rope, tying me down to a spot, break in the name of Jesus.
10. O Lord, by your power, smite the anti – breakthrough spirits in my place of abode, in Jesus name.
11. O Lord, in your presence, there’s honour and majesty. Cover me by your presence from the powers that belittle me before my helpers and above the powers that make my coat of honour look oversized, in Jesus name.
12. Holy Spirit! Disgrace every power bringing up thought of substituting my name for another person in the mind of my helpers whenever they are considering me for favour, in Jesus name.
13. Every educational barrier, status barrier, tribal barrier or religious barrier placed in the way of the help coming my way, break to pieces in Jesus name.
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