THE ADVANTAGE YOU HAVE AS A CHILD OF GOD ~ Precious Victor Akah
He who understands the advantage of serving God and acts accordingly is the most fully sane man, the wise man.
As a child of God, you have a great advantage over someone who is not a child of God. We had established in our last post that, just as God has children, the devil also has children. Now the children of God has a great advantage. Those who are not serving God, those who are not children of God, are often tossed round about by situations of life. They cannot rule over situations of life. They cannot control situations around them, neither do they have control over circumstances. They go wherever the wind takes them to. This is because, their father, the devil, does not give them power over circumstances. Moreover, their father does not have their good interest at heart. So he always manipulates circumstances to their disadvantage.
But children of God can control their circumstances; they can rule over situations of life, because their Father, God Almighty, has power over everything since He created everything and sustains everything by the power of His Word. "God's Son has all the brightness of God's own glory and is like him in every way. By his own mighty word, he holds the universe together." Hebrews 1:3
This same power over circumstances He has, He has also given to all His children.
However, even though He has given this power to all His children, not all His children are exercising this power, due to ignorance, lack of sufficient knowledge, cowardice, unbelief, doubt, and sin. But any child of God living a holy life of total obedience to God, who understands that God has given them power to rule over life situations, to change unfavourable conditions and to control circumstances around them, can exercise this power and enjoy the benefits.
Some weeks ago, I was confronted with a very unpleasant change with my employment. I felt very unhappy when I learnt about the change and sorrow almost gripped me. I spoke to my husband about the unfavourable change and he immediately reminded me of the authority I have as a child of God and asked me to use it to reverse the unpleasant situation.
I stood up on my feet, great faith and courage welled up inside of me. I became very angry with the devil. I wiped away the tears dropping down from my eyes and got ready for this spiritual battle. I put on my spiritual armour and went to battle. I lifted up my voice, I screamed, I shouted, I made bold declarations and confessions of faith, I quoted the Scriptures. I prayed a violent prayer of faith commanding an immediate turnaround. I praised God sacrificially too. My husband also prayed for me and with me.
After the prayer, to the glory of God and to my utmost delight, there was a miraculous turnaround. Things happened as I declared it should happen in the Name of Jesus. Everything was turned around to favour me greatly. I enjoyed massive favour. I was amazed at the wonders Jesus did all for me. He singled me out and glorified me. Jesus is a wonder-working God. As you too call on Him today, He shall do great wonders for you, in Jesus' Name.
As a child of God, when unexpected unpleasant situation/challenge confronts you, don't engage in pity party (eliciting pity from people), nor invest time in crying, looking for who will sympathize with you. You should know by now that that doesn't really solve the problem. People will just say "sorry" and move on to face their own problems. The kind ones will offer some assistance, which does not really solve the entire problem or put things right as it ought to be.
Rather, invest time in violent prayers of declaration: declaring what you want in faith, decreeing how things should be, in the Name of Jesus, issuing decrees based on God's promises in His Word, standing on God's promise to you His child in Job 22:28, Isaiah 3:10 and Proverbs 4:18. After making these bold declarations and confessions in faith, believe that God has heard you and He has answered. Have faith in God and you shall see a positive turnaround.
Even when it looks as if what you're declaring is not manifesting, don't give up, don't get discouraged, keep faith alive and continue to make positive declarations. If you don't give up, if you persevere, God will satisfy you with the fruit of your lips.
"The positive words that a man speaks fill his stomach; he will be satisfied with what his lips produce." Proverbs 18:20 ISV
If I had not invested time in violent prayers and praise and rather engaged in pity party, crying, complaining, sorrowing, or even venting anger at God for letting that unfavourable change happen, I would not have experienced the positive turnaround I experienced. Things would have certainly grown more worse. But thank God I rose up and prayed and God showed me His faithfulness.
Remember, you must be a child of God to be able to control situations around you and to command unpleasant situations to change for good. Only children of God have this privilege. And only children of God who are living holy lives (obeying God and keeping His commandments) can exercise this power over circumstances. If you're born again but still meddling with sin, sin cannot let you exercise this power. You must forsake sin entirely.
And if you're not yet a child of God, I encourage you to come to Jesus today and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour; repent of your sins and resolve to serve God with all sincerity of heart, then, you'll be able to rule over circumstances.
Don't continue living at the mercy of the devil and unpleasant life situations when you can come to Jesus and receive the power to change unpleasant situations and rule over circumstances.
Jesus is waiting for you. Come to Him today. He loves you and is ready to empower you.
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