I Heard “Come Along With Me into deeper Waters of Revelation” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 15, 2020.

Come Along With Me into Deeper Waters of Revelation

The breathe of God is upon the revival we are already in. There is an immense witness of the Spirit in power as we are rising in the revelation of the Lord. Stay focused, the major trick of the enemy this season is distraction. What you have begun in the name of the Lord, keep at it for God is with you.

Yes, we are on the subject of Spiritual Growth, the life of the Apostle Paul has been our major concentration. We have observed how that for him to attain unto the resurrection of the dead, he had to count all things to his credit but dung. He had to empty himself of all righteousness, every qualification and look to Christ and be found in him not having his own qualification separate from what Christ has done.

Now there is something worthy of note in the thirteen verse of chapter we have been observing;
Philippians 3:13

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Now the Apostle in pursuit of the resurrection from the dead had not apprehended it yet; but there is something very key for us to observe, he says “this one thing I do” This one thing Paul makes the most important thing he did in the pursuit of resurrection life.

And what is the one thing?

“Forgetting those things which are behind”

The past is one of the strongest holds to deal with.

It is one of the major roots of depression, condemnation I have ever encountered. My mum died when I was five. I come from a broken home. My boyfriend left me when we were just about getting married. I was abused as a teenager. My mate once cheated on me. O if my father was here. If I had not lost my Job. If I had not done this or that I wouldn’t have been here. The list goes on.

As awful as these things may be, there is something ahead, far more greater but one thing is left for us to do. We must let go of the past. The past is actually a potting soil for the future. The more rotten things are found in the soil, the better they form the manure for the growth of the crop.

Your past is a preparation for your greatness, look away for there is something greater awaiting you. Paul was wise, he saw resurrection life at the end of the tunnel. We hear him say, forgetting those things which are behind “reaching forth unto the things which are before”

What lies ahead is greater than your past. The future is more beautiful, there is is an eternal, an unshakable future kept you and I.

Our light afflictions are just producing for us a greater weight of glory.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Observe carefully the above verse, “our light affliction” the word of God calls all we go through as just light affliction as compared to what it produces. Then it says it is for a moment. Others never let it be for a moment, some make it a life time.

I know someone may say pastor you don’t know what I have been through. I may not know exactly what you have been through but I won’t be writing this to you right now if have not had my share.

A lot of people do not understand the secret to glory that’s why they kill themselves before it arrives or they live in their past all through their lives.

Now observe what is said about what our affliction does. We hear it “Worketh – for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”

Observe the word worketh. What works out glory is affliction. What produces or accomplishes glory in us is affliction. Sin called for grace, weaknesses call for the perfect power of God.

This is why Paul left the past and looked ahead, reaching for the resurrection life, the glory reserved ahead of him. He knew better, hence he wrote;

2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

If you can see it, it is temporal, look away for ahead lies an eternal glory. This is why no matter how tough it was for Paul, because many of us have not seen a little of what he saw, he says I leave the past and I am heading for the prize;

Philippians 3:14
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We have not just taken time to observe these scriptures for nothing, this is true biblical growth. This is real spiritual maturity. Infact the Apostle tells us as he concludes this pursuit;

Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Philippians 3:15 ESV

This is the reality of Christian maturity. It is a mindset of humility towards God that allows him to saturate our lives with his fullness. We are admonished to follow after this example, to emulate Paul’s life as a Pattern of spiritual maturity.

Philippians 3:16-17
Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

In an encounter with the Lord, I heard a song in my Spirit and I kept on singing the song in this vision “There is a place.. where deep calleth unto to deep…”

Psalms 42:7
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Then the Lord said ” There is a place in me, I am calling my people to this place of the deep calling unto deep. A place where there will understand my heart and my vision and rise in authority. The doors are open – Come along with me into deeper waters revelation”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “Celebrate Your victory! for I Have Run the Race for You” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 14, 2020.

Celebrate Your victory! for I Have Run the Race for You

There is a shift in the spirit caused by a higher level of revelation being release by the Lord. It is a moment graces are being increased in many in the body of Christ, those who are in tune with what the Lord is doing.

Yes, we have being on the subject of Spiritual Growth. A wonderful subject if understood. It is the potting soil for promotion in God’s kingdom. We are told;

Galatians 4:1-2
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

The word translated above for “Child” is the Greek word nepios to which the figurative meaning is immature Christian (Strong’s Concordance G3516).

As long as we remain immature we differ not from servants, instead of governing, we are under tutors until we grow up to be approved by the Lord.

This is why it is pivotal for each one us to know where we are in our walk with the Lord, and if need be, make some adjustments that we may receive our inheritance in full even though it is a life time journey.

Now the next reason why The Apostle Paul counted all things but dung is this;

Philippians 3:11
If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Who attains unto the resurrection of the dead? This must be a different resurrection for we know that even unbelievers do not need to pray for resurrection, because everyone is going to be raised up on the last day, whether saved or unsaved.

When we loose ourselves there is something different that we encounter. Something higher, we attain unto the resurrection of the dead. The immortal life of Jesus surfaces in us and it is made manifest before creation right in our mortal bodied. This kind of life is beyond death.

Romans 6:9
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

You live above the mundane, it is a place where death has no dominion over you. Death in all its forms; sickness, poverty, disease, depression, bitterness, envy, covetousness, strife, sorrows etc.

It is a place where only Jesus is seen living his life in a mortal flesh. Oh it is a glorious life. It is a heart’s deepest desire. This is my only desire. My Lord and my God, When I fall, may I always fall pursuing the resurrection life of My Lord. May it also be your lone desire o beloved brother.

Philippians 3:12
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

The Apostle does not lay claim to have apprehended the life yet, either was he now perfect or complete but there is a mindset worthy of emulation. He says “but I follow after” I am gunning for the life. I’ve got my eyes fixed on this glorious life. I am running after the life. I am focused, chasing after this life.

But there is also another thing worthy of note, he says “that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.”

The reason for Jesus laying hold on Paul was for the manifestation of his resurrected life in his mortal flesh. As we sweet as heaven is, the main desire of Christ, the main prize is for us to manifest his resurrection life here on the earth.

His desire is for us to loose our lives that we may attain unto the resurrection of the dead here on earth. This is true Spiritual Growth. It is not longevity in Christ.

A lot of people can’t even be humble enough to learn from someone they have been born again before, thinking they are better. That in itself is immaturity. If it was for longevity it wouldn’t have been Paul used like that. He came from behind but he got the revelation that opens up the inheritance. The revelation that moves us from servant hood to reigning over all through Christ Jesus, the lost of all things to our pride.

The Lord bless our hearts…We will continue tomorrow…

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw someone who the enemy has been battling with seriously, then another scene appeared where I saw this person celebrating the victory in a race competition to which he did not partake in.

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Then the Lord said “I understand your troubles, I am acquainted with all your griefs, but my peace I give to you. Celebrate your victory! for I have run the race for you. Be of good cheer – for I have overcome the world.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “A New Dawn” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 12, 2020.

A New Dawn

It is key at this moment not to focus on what God is yet to do but what he has already done for us, how he has been faithful, where he has picked us from, who we now are in him, the blessings we have already received from him. And to be patient and confident that our times are in his hands.

Yes, Spiritual growth is what we have been looking at for some days now. Understanding this will help us position ourselves for the greatness of God to be made manifest in our lives. We have been observing the life of the Apostle Paul. Used of God more than anyone in the New Testament. We have seen that he grew to see himself utterly unworthy just even as Spurgeon did,

When you feel yourself to be utterly unworthy, you have hit the truth – Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

We have come to understand that when we let go of all our own desires and long only for God, we encounter the excellency of the knowledge of God. Where we have resurrection life made manifest in us.

There is another thing that the Apostle Paul desired which today it is as though it is a curse for anyone to preach on it. We are often too used to the joyful and happy parts of the gospel. What we all need is the whole counsel of God. There is a part not enticing but key to experiencing the resurrection power of Christ. It is a pathway for the mature who desire deeper koinonia (fellowship) with the Lord.

As the Apostle continues to list the reasons for forgoing all things, we see something strange he was gunning for;

Philippians 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

And the fellowship of his sufferings? Who ever desires sufferings? But this was the mindset of the Apostle. This is the truth of love. This is the proof of genuine love for God.

Today this kind of life is little appreciated in most places. A lot of people worship their integrity, they can’t go out to evangelize Jesus for fear of shame, that they might be insulted. They cannot risk some insult for Jesus. They have been deceived that they have an integrity outside of Jesus hence they are protecting it. Instead of counting it all Joy, instead of looking at it as a privilege as the disciples of old would do many of us have been deceived by the enemy. There is no genuine love for God manifesting in a lot of us.

Most of us live in places where there is no much persecution, yet we are so lazy, careless and more fearful than those living in war fronts. They are countries Christians are being persecuted and killed everyday yet they are unrelenting in preaching the cross.

But this was the desire of all the Apostles, it is a declaration of value and honour for what the Lord has done for us. All the Apostles longed for these sufferings and died in them for name of our saviour.

New School Christianity is destroying everything, a lot of us are comfortable sharing football results, advertising celebrities, advertising ourselves, there is nothing on our social media platforms that speak of Jesus.

Why not make your social media platform a place for the Lord, a ministry unto your God. I think self is the problem, you desire to be seen? You desire to belong? You want to advertise your potentials? but I think somewhere in you, if you are truly saved, you desire resurrection life.

Then you must give way. You must be made conformable to his death. He laid down his life for us to have his life but we must also lay down our lives to receive his. We must loose our lives to find it in him.

When we suffer, we reign. This kind of suffering is not God cursing you with sickness, no, we are promised persecution, contradiction of sinners just as our saviour. When we suffer we reign;

2 Timothy 2:12
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

A lot of us just want things from the Lord. The heart of God is to save sinners, to lift up the name of Jesus and that comes with a cost.

But we often reject the cost. All we want is protect me, he heal me, heal my children, prosper me, love me, promote me, beautify me, give me influence, me affluence, give me, give me, give me – the list goes on. Oh I sincerely love Spurgeon, look at this quote;

He who follows Christ for his bag is a Judas; they who follow for loaves and fishes are children of the devil; but they who attend him out of love to himself are his own beloved ones. – Charles H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

We never ask the question a genuine convert ought to ask just like the Apostle Paul did at the moment of his conversion. “Lord, what will you have me to do? (Acts 9:6).
I do not understand why others are so comfortable but look at this quote again;

As soon as a man finds Christ, he goes to find others. – Charles H. Spurgeon 1832 – 1892

Like the woman at the well, if you have found him, there must be a yearning in you to find others.

It may look strange but we are still on spiritual growth. This is not food for babies, it is for the mature, those in love with Jesus. Hope I’ll see you tomorrow…

In an encounter with the Lord, I kept hearing “a new dawn” repeatedly as I was waking up from the bed.

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Then the Lord said “My light is shining in the darkness, it is a new dawn, a time of light. Your time of higher spiritual understanding as I arise and dwell richly in your heart”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “Do again The Things You Have Done Before and Have Failed” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 11, 2020.

Do again The Things You Have Done Before and Have Failed

There is a spiritual awakening happening in many, God is releasing a deeper revelation of himself to which many are holding unto and navigating the times that we are in.

Yes, we have been on the subject of Spiritual Growth, we are observing that truly, those who are growing in the Lord are those who let go of self ambitions, those who are emptying themselves, counting all things which are to their gain as dung, that they may win Christ.

Those who do not want to have their personalities in who they are or what they are doing even for the Lord, but what he has done for them. They are seeking to be found only in him.

We saw that this was the secret of the great Apostle Paul as it is the secret of all that would be used mightily of God.

Philippians 3:7-9
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Now the next verses open up something very beautiful for us to observe

Philippians 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Wow, the reasons for letting go of self ambition, of counting all things to his gain as dung was “That I may know him”

This is the secret of the abundance of his revelations. God can only use a nothing. God says he is I AM, beside me there is nothing. When we are something or want to be something, we are actually fighting against God. This is why God chooses the weak things, the things that are not so that only him can be the I AM that he truly is in a life.

1 Corinthians 1:26-28
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

So, spiritual growth is growing up to actually become nothing in our perception of ourselves that we may be filled with the knowledge of God. We empty our false perspectives of him, we are willing to let go of all our religious doctrines just like Paul did.

A lot of Christians find it difficult doing that. They have the idea of “as it was in the beginning, so shall it be, world without end.” This is what we were thought, this is our granddaddy’s perspective, it is our Church’s doctrine, it is our family’s doctrine, we will keep it till we die. And they let go of the knowledge of God. Paul was wise, His Mama didn’t give birth to no fool.

Let’s continue looking at the rewards of counting all things as dung;

Philippians 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

The next part says that we may know “the power of his resurrection” when we grow up to become nothing we are actually growing up to know and actually experience the resurrection power of Christ. This power is already on our inside but we must give way by letting go of all to our gain, every idea contrary to scripture, no matter our height and stature in the Body.

“and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength which He produced in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,” — Eph 1:20 AMP

What we seek is not outside, it is right on our inside, but until we grow up to give way for God to be The I AM, besides me nothing in our lives.

I have seen a lot of people with excellent gifting who are not just going anywhere specific, chasing shadows and living miserably. A lot of times I see people that are so good in their gifts, and I would say in my heart to the Lord, this one ought to be the one you should have chosen for so and so task, some of us you know we ought just to be back benchers, look how excellent he is, then I would remember God uses the direct opposite, nothings. I am not saying God is against being excellent or being great in our gifts, No, He is only against we finding ourselves in our gifts.

I know this may not be enticing but it sure is liberating….
We will continue tomorrow…

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw a Christian who had done a lot of things but had failed, I saw it was rather the discipline of the Lord upon his life, but then I felt the Lord say to him “do again those things you have done before and have failed”

Was led to:

Zechariah 8:11-15
But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts. For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not: So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

Then the Lord said “Do again the things you have done before and have failed. Now I am looking upon you with favour, the seed shall be prosperous.

I AM giving increase to all you do. The heavens this day give their dew in their season unto your seed.

I have made you a blessing and it is time you are a blessing. Fear not, l will not fail you, only let your hands be strong, for now it is in my heart to do well with you.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “Everything That was once Barren will Now Overflow” – By Pastor Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 10, 2020.

Everything That was once Barren will Now Overflow

The greatness of God is surfacing even as we are in the midst of twined circumstances. It is pivotal to hold on to what you first heard or felt you were led to do by the Lord as it is key to crossing over the overwhelming waters.

Yes, we have been looking at Spiritual Growth from a humble perspective. Growing into maturity in Christendom is actually different from what happens secularly. Here in the Kingdom instead of becoming stronger in ourselves, we are daily becoming more aware of our weaknesses but as we lean unto the Lord, we are rather becoming stronger IN the Lord and not in ourselves.

We just keep loosing our self righteousness daily as we go on to be found only in Christ. When we loose ourselves another self surface which is the resurrected life of Jesus.

Paul was not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he was used more than all the Apostles because grace made available this revelation to him. Paul wanted the resurrected life of Jesus to be made manifest in his mortal flesh but he understood that he was in the way. He must grow up to a level of giving way for that life by putting off trying to become something in himself, from trying to attain something in himself to laying hold on resurrection life.

Now look at his statement;

Philippians 3:7-8
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Observe the carefully this statement “I count all things but loss” he does not say I count some things but all things. Everything thing that was to his gain, he counted but dung. He actually had to suffer the loss of all things to win Christ.

He was no longer trying to be righteous in himself, he was not trying to gain anything to his credit. He counted everything about him, what he can do for himself entirely as dung. This is real death, this is the road to maturity. Then he ran to lay hold on the life of Christ. HE LEFT EVERY DESIRE OF ANYTHING TO HIS BENEFIT that he may win Christ.

Oh there is a man I have read about that God used mightily in his day, this man found the secret of growing into nothingness. The man Charles Spurgeon, if a man was greatly used in his day it was him. Thousands kept coming to Christ through his preaching.

He is the only one with the title The Prince Of Preachers. Even after his death he has been so relevant and greatly honoured up to date. He knew the secret. He always saw himself as the worst of sinners. Look at this marvelous quote from Spurgeon;

“If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be” – C. H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

This is was the secret of Paul and this is the secret to be used mightily of God. This is my desire, this is my heart cry. That I become all the more nothing in all my imaginations, that I may win Christ.

Now the following verse says;

Philippians 3:9
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Observe carefully the first sentence “And be found in him” an emptying of his trophies to be found in Christ. Then the next part says “not having my own righteousness” this is where I missed it at my early Christian life. I thought maturity is growing up to be more righteous in yourself.

But Paul says no, I do not want to be righteous in myself. I don’t want to have my own righteousness which comes by working under the law to become perfect, but I am going forth by faith to lay hold on the righteousness that comes by faith in Christ.

This may seem illogical, instead of trying to gain, you loose to gain. You see yourself for who you really are, a complete dung outside of Christ, totally unprofitable, but then you forth by faith and lay hold on his resurrected life as your own.

We will look up the next verses tomorrow….

In an encounter with the Lord I heard “Life to barrenness”

I was led to:

Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “When the plowman shall overtake the one who gathers the harvest, And the one who treads the grapes [shall overtake] him who sows the seed [for the harvest continues until planting time]; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills shall melt [that is, everything that was once barren will overflow with streams of blessing].
” — Am 9:13 AMP

Then the Lord said “It is time! Now the harvest is overtaking the plowman. You have now entered the continuous flow of my provision.

Everything that was once barren will now overflow with streams of my blessing.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “Watch for I AM Exposing The Intents of The Heart” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 9, 2020.

Downtown Vancouver reflected in False Creek at dusk, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Watch for I AM Exposing The Intents of The Heart

There is the sound of abundance of rain. This is not a time to relent. As many as are looking away from the chaotic circumstances the enemy is erecting to blur vision, they are encountering God in a different dimension.

Yes, there is such a thing as spiritual growth which is a very exciting subject as it is the desire of all Christians. But spiritual growth does not come the way many think. In my early days of Christianity I had it wrong, I took on a messed up theology about spiritual growth and it did put me in a lot of problems, wondering if I was ever growing.

The view I had was that, when we come to Christ we become stronger and stronger, hence I was looking forward to me becoming very strong and perfect in myself.
But as I began to walk with the Lord, I became frustrated through that view, The Lord had to give to me a better option.

First the Lord says;

Luke 9:23
“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

When the Lord says those that would come after him should deny themselves, this is not an ineffectual proclamation that many just say – I am nothing, Lord you are my all. No! this must be effectual. I am going to share on this but except the Spirit gives you the revelation it won’t be effective to you. There is an elimination of self that the Lord requires from us for our experiencing the resurrection life.

See this again;

Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

There is a losing completely of your life. Everyman has this inborn desire to be successful in life. Hence, we want to be better in what we do. But here in the kingdom it is different, you loose yourself, you empty yourself to be filled.

Now I have come to understand Spiritual growth is a growing awareness of our insufficiency and a laying hold on Christ as our sufficiency. Spiritually mature Christians are those that have loosed their lives. They have discovered they are altogether unprofitable in themselves, now it is just the life of Jesus speaking for them.

You can see this worked out in Paul’s life. At first we hear Paul making this statement, asserting he is in no way behind any of the Chief Apostles;

2 Corinthians 11:5
For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

Then as he progresses, we hear him make a different assertion. Here he disqualifies himself from the rank of the chief Apostles;

1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Observe carefully the tenses; I am, not I was the least of the Apostles. From the chief Apostles to the least of the Apostles. This is not a mere statement. It is a heart condition. This is real spiritual growth. Then he goes further to say;

Ephesians 3:8
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

From the chief Apostles to the least of all the Apostles. He is not going higher and higher as many may think but I see him declining, becoming more and more unprofitable. He still does not stop at the least of the saints, he still goes on to declare his heart condition;

1 Timothy 1:15
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Observe the tenses in the statement, of whom I am Chief. He does not say of whom I was chief but of whom I am Chief, presently. From the the Chief Apostles to the least Apostle to the least of the saints to the chief of sinners. This is spiritual growth.

To a point he began crying out;

Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

The more we know God, the more we see our weaknesses. The more we are closer to God, the more we see that we are undone before his holiness. Religion makes you think you are called to attain perfection in your self.

True spiritual maturity is a growing awareness of our weaknesses, sinfulness but a laying hold of the victory of the life of Christ. This is why you may be growing but in your heart you may be becoming more aware of your weaknesses and may think God is not doing much in you. If you can relate with this be glad and keep pressing on to the life of Jesus. The Apostle discovered the key is only the victory of Jesus and nothing else.

Romans 7:25
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

In a encounter with the Lord “I saw things laid bare. God was exposing a lot of things, then I felt the Lord say “I am exposing the intents of the heart”

I was led to;

Ephesians 5:11-13
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

Then the Lord said “Watch for I AM exposing the intents of the heart. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them.

My light is revealing even to you the hidden agendas of the enemy, as it is made manifest, you will see that it will become a revelation of myself to you. I AM is revealing my love, grace, protection and glory for and in you – for your God is light.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “I AM Making You Glad for all The Years” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 7, 2020.

I AM Making You Glad for all The Years

The enemy has muddled circumstances around many in the body of Christ. The warfare is heavy at the moment. It is good for many to realize even now that the Lord’s power is made perfect in weaknesses. When we are weak, then in him we are strong. His power is presently being perfected upon us. Keep declaring your victory, Stand! Stand!! Stand!!!

Yes, we have being looking at the subject of deliverance, observing it through the lens of the New Testament. 

We began to look at spiritual deliverance yesterday. We established that when we are born again, spiritually we are disconnected from everything from Adam and the nature of Satan. We move into a heavenly parentage where we only bear the image of the one we are born after.

You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.  1Peter 1:18 AMP

As believers we are bought out, redeemed from every useless tradition we received from our forefathers, everything we inherited from our forefathers, when we became born again we were redeemed from them. Not with corruptible things as silver and gold but with the incorruptible blood of Jesus, which makes it an eternal redemption.

Now a lot of people who are already born again still go for deliverance sessions thinking they are possessed or can be possessed by some demonic power. And a lot of teachings are out there putting a lot of people in bondage to fear.  Most people trace circumstances surrounding their lives to demonic possession. Now look at what the scripture says;

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Colossians 1:13

Observe the tenses “who hath delivered us.” He is not going to deliver us, we have been delivered! Born again is deliverance. And we are delivered from what? “From the power of darkness” from every authority of the devil, from every right and power of the devil over us. 

But it does not stop there, and then it says; hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  the Greek word translated above for translated is the word methistemi methistano which means to transfer, carry away, depose etc. (Strong’s Concordance G3179).

The Lord did not deliver us to keep us where we can be repossessed but he carried us away into his kingdom, where he is the strong man over his house.

No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Mark 3:27

This is why it is impossible for a born again believer to be possessed. We are already delivered. Our spirits cannot be owned and controlled by the devil again. It is totally impossible to possess the spirit of Christ to which we are united. These teachings are false, not scriptural and baseless.  But the word possessed means a lot of things;

The word possessed (Adjective) in the American English Dictionary means:

 1. Controlled by evil Spirits

2. Seized by powerful emotions

3. Having; Owning

 Now this is it, A Christian can be controlled by evil spirits, can be seized by powerful emotions but CANNOT be owned by demons. You can be controlled through your mind. Imaginations, thoughts when received from the enemy can control your life – for as a man thinks in his heart so is he.

 This is what you allow by your self to happen to you when you refuse to cast down imaginations and every negative thought which is against the knowledge of God. All these come to you externally through; The lust of the eyes, The lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

Your spirit cannot be possessed but you can allow you your mind to be influenced and controlled by demons if you do not know the right word or are not fighting the good fight of faith. Now this kind of thing is not cast out by prayer. It is not a prayer problem but a knowledge problem. As a righteous man or woman, the deliverance prescribed to us is the one that comes through knowledge.

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. Proverbs 11:9

Observe the last part of the verse “through knowledge shall the just be delivered.” It does not say the unrighteous but the righteous. The one born of God is delivered through knowledge. You can cast out demons from an unbeliever but a believer is delivered by knowledge. Despise knowledge and you will forever be in bondage despite the power you see. When you know and acknowledge that you are already delivered, it is effectual in your life. 

I know a lot of preachers that no matter the light you share on this, they never allow the word of God to get in the way of what they believe. This to them spoils there business, they enjoy the bondage of the people why they stand as there deliverers. May the LORD help his flock.

A lot of people do not understand why we go into depths trying to reveal these truths. I used to suffer depression a lot. I took on wrong knowledge and for years I was under depression. I would fast and pray and nothing would change. I remember when I would out of tears be asking the LORD, if you are who you say you really are, take away this depression. I would wait and wait to see if that would raise up his eyebrows and it never did. 

I had to let go of what I had believed and imagined and like a baby, I began to reshape by imaginations by the power of the word. Now it is totally impossible for me to be depressed, I may be tempted but I get over it in no time by the power of the spirit of his word. As powerful as prayer is we are told the righteous are delivered through knowledge and not by sessions of prayers. When you know the truth it makes you free. Get a hold on this and you are free forever.

Now the last aspect is the external deliverance where men may want to attack you physically like they always did to Apostle Paul, these are the kind of deliverances we are to seek through prayer as we go about God’s work.

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 2Thessalonians 3:2

Yes, eve at this our God is faith who has, is and will continue to deliver us;

Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; 2 Corinthians 1:9

In an encounter with the LORD, I saw the Lord doing good to a lot of people in a gathering, things they were owed were been released. It was a moment of Joy for many who had being in tears for a long time. 

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5

And again;

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Psalms 90:15

Then the Lord said “Be joyful for I AM doing well to you. In my favor is life which is what I pour upon you.

I AM making you glad for all the years you have endured evil.”

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “I AM Rebuilding Zion” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 6, 2020.

I AM Rebuilding Zion

The weight of his glory is upon us. But there is a thick contest in seeing these manifestations. God is not following a human pattern in fulfilling his promises at this time which is the reason for many questions. The way out is just to be satisfied with Christ our portion and to receive whatsoever he is doing.

There is such a thing as Deliverance which is a very good thing but has been misunderstood by most Christians. Most of us still think we are demon possessed or can be demon possessed. Others go for demonic possession deliverance linking there experiences to demon possession. As I talk on deliverance I will be focusing on the Christian. I have a way of looking at deliverance in three aspects:

  1. Spiritual deliverance
  2. Deliverance from Demon Possession
  3. Deliverance from Wicked Men and other external wickedness.

Now spiritual deliverance can also be called born again. Every Christian is spiritually delivered or else you are not saved.

Now, someone may ask, pastor what am I delivered from?

Good question, when you are born again, you are delivered from every spiritually connection to the Adamic ancestry to a new spiritual ancestry. You do not have any spiritual connection with anything outside of God. God becomes your first ancestor and your last ancestor. You do not have any spiritual connection with your natural parentage. You are born from above, you are entirely a citizen of heaven.

The moment you you receive Jesus there is a right given to you. The authority to become the son of God. Spiritually God becomes your father and only him reserves the right to curse you.

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

A lot of us do not fully understand the weight of what it means to be a son of God. The main reason why Jesus was killed was because he proclaimed he was the son of God. When we say Jesus was killed I have noticed a lot people get it wrong. Jesus laid down his life freely but he did not commit suicide. Someone had to take the life of the Prince of life for the death to be effectual for us. They knew this authority;

John 5:18
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

Yes this is what it means to be a son of God. We are united to God and we become one with God. As he is, so are we in this world. As is the heavenly, such are they that heavenly. A lion gives birth to a lion and not a goat. Light begets light.

1 Corinthians 15:48
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

Oh what manner of grace, what manner of love that we be called the sons of God:

1 John 3:1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Oh the world does not know this, this is why we must not allow worldly doctrines to pervert our minds. We must not let the world define us, they do no know us. We are the sons of God. Now this following verse explains our birth;

John 1:13
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Ah! The new birth is a different experience altogether, we are not born of natural blood any longer. There is a spiritual disconnection from natural ancestry when we become born again. We are no longer part of our natural parentage when it comes to spiritual things. We have left Adam the earthy with all his curses and demonic connections. We are now of the heavenly, we are the spotless seed of the Almighty God.

Then it says we were not born “of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man but of God” man has no hand in our spiritual birth. The will of man entirely is cut off from our lives when we are born and under a higher will. The will of God. This is why if your earthly parent left a will for you or any man at all left a will of curses upon you, once you are born again that will is terminated. You are born of a new will, the will of God, which is God himself our portion.

We are just beginning, but we will continue tomorrow….

In an encounter with the Lord in prayer ” I saw a church building appear, it was like a huge tent, I saw people worshiping in it and I saw others fixing the tent. Then I felt the Lord say “I am rebuilding Zion”

I was led by the Spirit to;

Isaiah 61:3-4
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

Then the Lord said “I AM rebuilding Zion, I am giving you beauty to ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness and you will be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of your God as I am glorified in you.

You have I chosen to build up the old waste, to rebuild the ancient ruins. You shall restore the pathways to which many generations shall follow. I say unto you I am rebuilding Zion.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church

I Heard “I AM Restoring..”- By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 5, 2020.

I AM Restoring

Strength is coming through as many are choosing to see only the light of God. It is a moment to be word focused like never before. Eyes on Jesus.

Today by the power of the Spirit we will just do away with some few things about spiritual warfare and round up which many may not observe but which in one way or the other are promoting fear in them.

Practicing the word helps a lot. I remember way back a colleague of mine used to laugh at me for practicing divine health with my family. At that time there was nothing threatening happening around the world as we have today. He would say I was afraid of medical bills which was why I was going for divine health.

Today we are walls apart but I feel sorry for him, I remember how he used to be so afraid of even drinking water he had left in his office for some time, thinking he could be poisoned. I wonder the panic now since he was against what I was practicing.

But the little things we were observing have become an encouragement to many today. In our church I am surprised at the aged receiving divine health teaching and practising it. When they are tempted, they reject medicine and go for the life of Christ. Today they only come to me for prayer only when it is a difficult case. This has happened in just a matter of four months of our beginning the Church.

Now, a lot of people are afraid to occupy buildings they believe demonic activities have been carried out there. I have seen where before others would start up even a church, they would go there to fight demons. Days upon days of fighting to destroy demons. Others are afraid to eat foods offered to them in the name of it could be poisoned, a charm or demonic activities may be done on it and so on..

This is going to be simple and short but it is effective. Now see, in the old covenant a lot of things where prohibited, the law sentenced a lot of foods to the curse. But now Jesus has reversed the order by his blood. Today everything good is from God and should be received with thanksgiving. Be it a building, be it clothes, foods, just anything good.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Food is good, chicken, pork, very good. Houses, clothes etc. But when given to you, how to you receive them without fear? How do you eat anywhere with confidence? How do you take a house, a church anywhere with confidence?

First understand that the word of God actually says they are good gifts, the opposite of evil. So now what do I do since they are already good?

1 Timothy 4:4-5
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Observe the first statement “every creature” whatsoever has being created by God is good. We do not have to attribute honour to a demon. It is good if has been created by God.
I know someone may say pastor I think I should go drink some strong drink since everything created by God is good. I know you have a good brain that tells you what is good and that which has been perverted.

Then it says, it is to be “received with thanksgiving” that’s all. Because when we offer words of Thanksgiving in prayer everything is sanctified. Very simple.

When we say father thank you for this precious house, this wonderful meal, it is a good gift from you, I receive this with thanks to Jesus Amen. It is sanctified by the word and prayer. Whether poisoned or demonic activities done on it. It is cleansed, purified and and ready to be made use of. This is very simple. This was the lifestyle of Jesus.

Matthew 15:36
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

And again

Matthew 26:27
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

This was the exact thing we did before entering our church building. Today we see miracles and lives changed in our church without going through all the religious ceremonies that rather promote fear.

Live freely, receive every creature with thanksgiving knowing it is sanctified by your prayer of thanksgiving.

In a encounter with the Lord I saw the fixing of a lot of things and then I heard “I AM restoring…”

Joel 2:25-27
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Then the Lord said “I have only disciplined you for the blessing. Now I am restoring the years of your suffering. I am restoring you on all sides.

I am satisfying you with plenty and doing wonders in and through you this moment.

I have removed shame from you, you will now know me as your God. You will no longer ask, where is my God? for I will never let you see shame again”

Blessings in Christ.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “Fight for The Vision” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 4, 2020.

Fight for The Vision

It is a pivotal moment of the good fight. It is as though a lot of hearts should ask, where is the fulfilment of your words upon us? But God is doing great things amidst the mist. Faith and Patience are key to seeing these promises fulfilled in our lives in this hour of warfare.

Yes, we are still on the subject of spiritual warfare. We saw in our previous discussion that warfare in Christendom is a matter of knowledge. That the battle has already been won. They are no new victories. We are only led in the victory of Christ for us.

Our warfare is called the good fight of faith.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Why is it called the good fight of faith?
It is called a fight of faith because it just a fight of what you believe. The wrong knowledge of scripture is the root of most of our problems. How God sees us, who he has said we are in him is not optional but pivotal if we must walk in the victory of Christ. For there is an image perverter waring against the law of our minds daily.

Now a lot of Christians engage in a thing we have imbibed into spiritual warfare called Destroying Territorial Strong Holds before we can preach the Gospel or do any divine work in a particular area. Many are afraid to live in some places in the name of territorial demons.

This is unscriptural, we fully discussed what warfare is in our previous discussion. The strong holds mentioned coming against us are a matter of what we believe, a matter of knowledge. Imaginations and thoughts contrary to God’s word are the Strong Holds. This false doctrine itself is a strong hold to many that have believed it.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Now if wrong knowledge is the strong hold, how do you destroy strong holds in a city?

You simply go with the right knowledge. The Gospel of Christ. You go with the word of God for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

People with this idea of territorial strong holds spend years praying over a city without stepping out. I don’t know whether they expect angels to go preach the gospel. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. The gospel is what will save a city not sitting down and praying unscriptural prayers.

Imagine Jesus sending his disciples to go ahead of him to a city, to take one month to break the territorial demonic strongholds before he could have access to enter the city to preach. Where is that practised in scripture? Not by Jesus, not by the apostles if you understand warfare. That idea itself is the strong hold.

The devil knows better that most of us, he does not need to live unbelievers and hide up in the air as a territorial demon even though he is the prince of the power of the air, he lives right within the unbeliever. All unbelievers carry the nature of the devil.

Ephesians 2:2-3
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Now observe this statement in the first verse “the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”. He does need to hang out in the air as territorial strong hold, he is right inside of the unbeliver, they share the same nature as you can see, “and were by nature the children of wrath”

So now what is he doing in the lives of unbelievers?

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Ah that you may see it. The unbeliever’s mind is the target of the enemy. How do you get them out of spiritual blindness? Prayer is good but light is what dispels darkness. You can pray not for a territorial demon but for the power of God to fall on their hearts, that the Lord opens their hearts to receive the gospel. But remember the gospel is what will save them, even if the power is broken and they are still empty their minds will still be filled up again with the darkness of the enemy.

Forget about territorial demons, your next door neighbour if he is not saved, has the devil sitting right in his heart; this is why we must step out;

Romans 10:14, 17
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?..So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

I am aware of the lady Diana doctrine coined out of Paul’s persecution at Ephesus in the nineteenth chapter of Acts. I do not know where they got it from even in that passage. There is no place where Paul went back and began to pray against territorial demons. The more they came against the Apostle, the more he pushed through with the gospel. Not with breaking territorial strong holds but with the gospel of Jesus. He knew better. The gospel is the solution.

This was not just at Ephesus, the Apostles kept on fighting persecution everywhere they went because we are promised persecution. It makes the gospel real.

The world needs the light of the gospel. Arise and shine and see nations changed.

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw a Christian with a remote control in his hand as he tried to turn on a television. I saw a dark image on the outside as it tried to put off the television. I saw him fighting to put on the television….

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Then the Lord said ” Fight for the Vision, fight the good fight of faith. I have already given you eternal life when you called upon my name.

Do not be afraid, the enemy wants to put off my call upon you, but lay hold on eternal life and keep on your good profession faith for unto life were you called.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.