Sunday, 19 January 2020

Five Channels For Preservation and Protection

"And we know that we are of God and the WHOLE WORLD LIETH IN WILDERNESS" – 1 John 5:19 (Emphasis Mine)

The world has been characterized by wickedness, ills, and evils. We live in a world that is full of wickedness and evil.

Everyday, newer dimensions of wickedness are unveiled and the tendency to remain safe and secured grows slimmer.

Surviving in the world is no longer possible by ordinary human strategies and system. If anyone must survive he/she must engage survival mysteries.

Men can only wade through the wickedness of this world on the strength of the preservative mysteries they know.

Being a Christian is not enough to procure your preservation from the wickedness of this world. You must know and work by certain principles which grants protection and preservation.

In this article, I am going to show you five scriptural channels wherewith we can enjoy preservation and protection in this wicked world.

I want you to know that Satan and his host of demons only take the life of a person when that person permits it.

Not choosing is a choice also. You must decide today that over your life and the lives of your family members no devil will perpetrate evil.

Without further ado let's look at these channels of preservation.

1. The Channel of His Presence

The presence of God is the foremost preservation and protection channel you can engage.

Scattered throughout the book of Psalms 91 are benefits for anyone for dwells in the secret place of our God.

When a man makes God's presence his habitat, God is mandated to keep evil and plague from him.

Psalms 91:9-10 says "because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."

Any one who dwells in the presence of God enjoys protection from the terror by day, the arrows by night, the pestilence that walks in darkness and the destruction that wastes men (Psalm 91:5-6).

It doesn't matter how many gang up to take your life, if you are a dweller in the secret place a thousand shall fall at thy side, ten thousand at your right side.

Not only would a man who dwells in His presence enjoy preservation and protection, he would receive answers to his prayers speedily (Psalms 91:15).

A man who values God's presence values his own life. Valuers of God's presence enjoy long life, satisfaction and the salvation of the Lord. What more would you need to survive in this wicked world?

ACTION POINT: Always spend quality time in the presence of God. Do not trivialize the secret place of prayer. Dwell there daily and watch God's protective power at work in your life.

2. The Channel of The Blood

"And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt."
– Exodus 12:7,13

A time came in Egypt when God wanted to destroy all the firstborn sons of both men and animal.

The Bible records that God instructed the children of Israel to kill an animal and sprinkle the blood on their door posts and lentils. The blood sprinkling was to serve as a mark of exemption, exempting the Israelites from the killing of the first born sons.

At night, the angel of death passed through the entire land of Egypt killing every firstborn son of both man and animal. Only the houses which had blood sprinkled on their door posts were spared.

Death could not harm the Israelites because their door posts have the mark of the blood.

It will interest you to know that if there was any Israelite who refused to sprinkle the blood, he or she would have not been spared by death.

And supposing an Egyptian sprinkled blood on his or her door posts, death would have passed over him or her.

Blood is a uniquely important channel of protection and preservation.

In the new covenant, we do not need to kill animals and sprinkle their bloods to be preserved because the blood of the only begotten of God has come in the place of the blood of animals.

Hebrews 12:24 says "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."

In the place of the blood of bulls and goats, we have a more potent blood and that is the blood of Jesus Christ.

If the blood of animals could preserve the Israelites from the angel of death how much more the precious blood of Jesus.

The blood of Jesus stands as the only atonement for our sins and the currency with which our freedom from the yoke and bondage of sin was procured.

ACTION POINT: This channel of preservation only works for those who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Accept Him today to be preserved by His blood.

3. The Channel of the Anointing

Another channel of preservation is the Anointing of the Spirit. To the man whom God anoints, there is a provision for protection and preservation.

See what Psalms 105:14-15 says;

He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

The anointing of the Spirit in a man's life is potent enough to preserve him. Truly anointed men do not die as casualties. They do not die like chickens.

You can not carry the anointing of the Spirit and end up any how. You can not be anointed and oppressed by the devil. The devil mesmerizes people who are not anointed.

If there is anything you must seek for with all your heart, it should be the anointing of the Spirit. The anointing is the principal capital of a believer's life.

ACTION POINT: Desire and pray earnestly for the anointing of the Spirit.

4. The Channel of Fire.

"For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her." – Zechariah 2:5

Fire is yet another channel of protection and preservation.

There is nothing that resist fire. No being: spirit or human that can withstand the fiery nature of fire.

In the anchor text above, an angel told Zechariah that God said He would be a wall of fire around Jerusalem.

In other words, after Jerusalem's brick fence, God was going to become a fence of fire. Imagine being surrounded by a wall of fire, what power can harm you?

As I wrote down this point, I was inspired thus;

God led the Israelites by a pillar of fire at night when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. The pillar of fire was not only for direction and illumination. It was also for protection and preservation.

Who would want to dare a nation led by a pillar of fire?
Who would think of robbing or stealing from them after seeing that supernatural act?

For somebody reading this, I see God becoming a fence of fire around you and all that concerns you.

While there is a provision for external fire, it is important to let you know that there is a provision for internal fire.

As God is a wall of fire around us, we can also carry fire on our inside. The kind of fire like that of the burning bush in Exodus 3:2 which was burning but not consuming the bush.

You can be burning and the fire doesn't consume you. You can carry fire which does not harm you but harms anyone who tries to tamper with you. This kind of fire is very possible.

“John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:” — Luke 3:16

Notice there are two baptisms. One is the baptism of the holy ghost while the other is the baptism of fire. You would not carry fire on your inside until you are baptized with fire.

My dear reader, you can be so full of fire that when demons see you they flee. You can walk on earth with boldness, temerity and confidence when you are firerized.

ACTION POINT: Seek for the baptism of fire. Do not stop at the baptism of the Holy ghost.

5. The Channel of His Name

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe." – Proverbs 18:10

We often end our prayers by saying "In Jesus name" but we do not understand the full scope of that proclamation. We have reduced "In Jesus name" to a prayer conjunction and a conclusion when we pray.

Let us do a little English study.

If I told you "I am in my house" what do I mean?

I am actually at a location and that is my house right? Yes.

In Jesus name is not just a phrase but a location. Our prayers are supposed to be offered from this location for them to produce the results we desire.

The name of the Lord according to Proverbs is a strong tower where the righteous man can come into and be safe.

In 2020, you would need to run into His name if you want to be preserved. His name provides sufficient protection against the evils of this present day.

Get into the name of Jesus today by staying in His presence. Never you trivialize the secret place. It is quintessential for your preservation.

You would not want to keep this to yourself, would you?

Certainly Not!

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1 comment:

  1. More Grace man of God. Keep blessing lives. I love you