“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13)
Total preparation to fight the battles of life and the war of your generation. A wary decision not to go back to slavery, poverty and the expectation of the devil. 1 Samuel 4:9 “Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight”.
Whether you are a man or woman, see yourself as a qualified entity to handle what should be handled. He is saying we conquer the Hebrews before now, if we are not strong, if we don’t have the wary mindset we might be turned to slaves. We might become slaves to things and forces we have conquered before now. That is what happens to many people so that they are unable to be in charge.
Child of God, nothing frustrates someone like becoming a victim to what he has victimized, becoming a slave to what you have enslaved, becoming a slave to what you have ruled over before now. That means you had the victory, you had the breakthrough but you were careless afterwards. You didn’t watch after the victory, you did not have the military alertness and readiness to subdue every reinforcement after having conquered. You lost sight of reinforcement. That is why to be in charge, you must always quit as men have a mindset that anything you conquer, anything that is defeated can after a period of time reinforce for counterattack.
When they reinforce themselves and come and meet us unprepared and careless, then what we thought we have been in charge of suddenly slips out of our hands. May it not be so with you in Jesus’ name.
N/B: You must take an oath that power in any form must not change hands against you irrespective of the forces involved in the battle of life. What does this mean? Whatever it will cost in righteousness I will not quit. Every power that must change hands must be to my favour. Whether you like it or not power changes hands positively and negatively every day.
Have you not seen those who thought they were great men ten years ago now becoming underdogs? Power has changed hands negatively against them. Others who used to have up to seven cars, are now walking on foot or going on okada. Power has changed hands negatively against them. The conquered going on okada because they were careless. They thought they have arrived. So they didn’t watch, they didn’t stand fast, they didn’t quit as men to ensure they live in righteousness. No games with Satan (not mingling with Satan) that it shall be from glory to glory.
They couldn’t fast again; they couldn’t make themselves available in church the way they used to. They forgot everything that helped them to rise to where they were, so they began to decay un-noticed to them. To take charge you must know that things decay with time. Though it is natural for things to decay with time, but they will not decay to your detriment. There is always room for repairs. But, if you don’t notice that things decay with time, you will not have the wisdom of putting yourself in place for repairs. I pray that power shall not change hands against you.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
1. My good Shepherd, I refuse to allow what I have conquered to conquer me by the blood of Jesus.
2. Abba father, every evil bewitchment and conspiracy by the kingdom of darkness to dethrone me expires. Their priest and priestess summersault and die in the name of Jesus.
FOR MORE DOSE: DWELL ON: 2 Corinthians 10: 4-6