I Heard The Lord Say “I Have Returned ” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
January 22, 2021.


Discovering Christ In Ephesians

We saw from our last discussion how Paul admonished the Ephesians not be sorrowful towards his afflictions for it was rather to their glory. Then we saw it revealed as the apostle began to to pray, that we are now of the generation of Christ, that we have been spiritually severed from evil genealogies, and are now named after God.

This the apostle prayed while he bowed his knees in reverence, praying to our heavenly father, even the to father of the family of Christ.

The apostle continues his prayer;

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; Ephesians 3:16

This is a prayer expressing total dependence on the grace of God. Although he had commended their faith in Christ even at the beginning of this letter, genuine perfection in matters of the spirit is a continual submission to grow day by day, from strength to strength, even from faith to faith.

Paul entreats God to give out of the abundance of his mercy and grace, strength to these believers.

Without divine grace we are altogether destitute of strength in accessing divine riches, but God comes to us while we are yet without strength.

Through fresh supplies of divine grace we are empowered with might by the Spirit of God, right in our inner man, even in the heart of the new creation to lay hold on divine realities.

In this request of Paul, two objects are to be observed, the means and the subject. The means is the Spirit of God, and the subject is the inner man, a thing totally of the grace of God.

This is not physical strength the apostle is praying for, but spiritual power infused into our inner man for us to be able to bear trials, overcome temptations, perform our Christian duties, and to be able to comprehend deeper spiritual truths, for we hear;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Ephesians 3:17

Observe carefully this statement “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith”

It is not as though Christ was not dwelling in them yet, for the Spirit of God was already in them, but for him to “dwell in your hearts by faith.” It is a prayer for them to be empowered to have faith that he dwells in them efficaciously.

It is one thing for Christ to dwell in you, it is another to believe that the Almighty God has taken residence in the quarters of your heart. Knowing God is with you, for you, and in you changes everything.

There was a time in scripture, God was with man named Jacob, but he never realised it. He was running away in fear from the wrath of his brother, and one day as he slept, God manifested himself to him in an encounter, and he discovered that God had being with him all along, but he had not realized it;

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Genesis 28:16-17

Even so it is today, many believers are housing God, but they do not even know it. We may say it, but our actions deny the reality.

If you truly believe that the creator of the universe, the maker of the heavens and the earth, the head of all principality and power, the sovereign Lord dwells in you, you will not walk around in fear, for if God be for us, who can be against us.

You will never nurture a lack mentality, for the all sufficient one dwells in you. You will never be afraid of the devil, for the creator and the controller of the devil is right on your inside, for to this One the devil himself believes and trembles.

You will never agree to the belief that you are a failure, if you truly believe God dwells in you, you will never dare think anything is impossible, for with God all things are possible.

This is how the apostle prays that Christ would dwell in the hearts of these believers.

A dwelling by faith, where we become conscious of the God on our inside. For of a truth, he dwells in us;

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Corinthians 6:16

Confession:

Gracious Father, I thank you that you are with me, You are in me, and you are for me. I am grateful I have a father, even the creator of the universe.

As long as you are with me, glory is on my side, power is on my side, wisdom is on my side. My life is completely a display of your glory.

Help me Lord to be strengthened even more, that the consciousness of who you are in me be made more manifest to my soul. Thank you for loving me, in Jesus name! Amen.

Prophetic Insight:

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw a child of God who had felt stuck in this situation which looked as though God had left, But I saw excitement return as things that were lost, even people that had left began to return. The Lord returned in favour.

As I saw this, I heard this child of God declare with confidence and excitement before many, ‘my God has returned’ For the Lord had truly began fulfilling his promises

Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. Zechariah 8:3

As I pressed on I heard the Lord say ” My dear child, I only allowed you to be tested, I AM aware you went through fiery trials, but I have returned. My Glory will now be seen in you, for I AM dwelling with might in your midst.

You have been refined through the fire, purified, and now a city of truth, the mountain of the Lord of host, a vessel hosting the presence of the almighty God.

Be joyful, be fearless, for you will see your God in manifestation.”

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

I Heard ” I An Now Revealing My Love For You to The World”- By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
January 18, 2021.

Discovering Christ In Ephesians

We saw from our last discussion, that God has a plan, and that plan is eternal and made in Christ. We saw that we are a product of a predetermined plan. Today we are in Christ, having access and boldness to the Almighty God.

Then the apostle continues;

Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Ephesians 3:13

O’ the gospel is worth dying for. When you have tasted the freedom it offers, and you see many in captivity, you can’t help, but lay down your life for others. This the apostle did for the Ephesians, and even for those that were to believe in Christ after him.

The declaration “I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you” can be viewed in two directions.

A desire for them to be firm in the faith, and not to retire as though he were suffering for a vain cause.

A desire for them to see the truthfulness of the gospel, and his love towards them which made him surrender to the sufferings, an indication that the gospel of God is worth dying for, and their faith in Christ is also worth dying for by the apostle, hence, “which is to your glory”

The apostle encourages them not to be weak, for they are worth his life being poured out. His tribulations were to their edification, his sufferings were an announcement of how much they were loved and valued by God. So it all was to their glory.

This is worthy of emulation, true Christian piety is laying our lives down that others may receive what we have experienced in Christ.

Then the apostle continues:

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 3:14

The apostle, that his tribulations be attended upon with benefits for the Ephesians, bowed his knees in prayer. A prayer position expressing genuine reverence, humility and submission before the gracious God.

There is no definite prayer gesture, what matters to God is the position of one’s heart! You can be kneeling, but standing in your heart.

But when we kneel right from our hearts, it is a sweet smelling sacrifice unto our God. I pray this returns to our churches even at public worship.

So the apostle bows his knees in prayer unto the father of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, Ephesians 3:15

This is an exceedingly powerful declaration. The whole family in heaven, saints already living in heaven, the elect angels, and then the family of God here on earth is named after God.

You see, understanding the above statement will set you free from the bondage of breaking ancestral or generational curses. A Christian has only one foundation, and that foundation is Christ.

When we become born of God, we become spiritually named after God, and no longer after our natural ancestry. Today even though my name is Jahfas Victor Ahua, spiritually, I am Jahfas Victor Jesus Christ. Or Jahfas Victor Jehovah.

These are simple truths, but the most powerful in breaking the chain of the fear of being under curses. Today, the bondage is not the curse itself, but the fear of the curse; for Christ was made a curse for us, but Most believers refuse to run along the lines of faith, and continue to waddle in bondage.

The real bondage is unbelief toward our present reality in Christ, and a continual praying and seeking for what we already have.

O’ beloved, you are named after God. Demons know this. Only believe God. You are of the generation of the Christ where God is you father. Spiritually, you are named after God, only God reserves the right to curse you.

But he already did that in Christ, God cursed his own son for you, that the blessing of Abraham might come upon you.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.Galatians 3:13-14

Today, spirit filled Christians, those that have received this blessing are still going for deliverance sessions. This is spiritual illiteracy. You have the blessing, you are speaking in tongues which is coming from the blessing on your inside, and you are still going to be delivered from generational curses so you can receive a blessing. O’ what spiritual blindness.

That you may dare walk by faith, and not by sight. When we are spirit filled, we ought to stop reading things by sight, where everything is an announcement that we are under a curse or under some demonic possession.

You are free O Child of God, come out of fear and speculation, and walk in the freedom of your father.

Confession:

Father I thank you for your work in Christ upon my life. Thank you for the blood of Christ that has made me your Child. I am in you, therefore I cannot be cursed. No curse can land upon my life for Christ is my life.

He cannot be cursed, I cannot be cursed.

Today, I am named after you as a Child of the living God. You are my father, and my spiritual ancestry.

I cannot be named with any curse, the curse of sin, poverty, sickness and disease, failure, and the bondage of the law is broken in my life by the death, burial and resurrection your Christ.

Today, my resurrection with Christ is an announcement that I am no longer of the lineage of death, but of eternal life! Glory to Jesus for all these overwhelming riches. Hallelujah!!

In an encounter with the Lord; I saw a Child of God, and I saw as things so attacked this one that ought to have wrecked the pursuit of God, but instead of accepting the work of the enemy, I saw this one press on.

As I saw this, I felt the tangible Love of the father flow toward this beloved, and then I saw as the Lord wrote these words, “I love you”

Then I heard “I will now reveal how much I love you to the world.”

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

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

I Heard “I Am Appearing In This Situation” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
January 13, 2021.

Discovering Christ in Ephesians

We saw from our last discussion that, God intends that the Church make manifest his multifaceted wisdom in saving the wretched to principalities and powers. O’ it is pure wisdom for the ungodly to be freely justified, and yet not left in his ungodliness.

Ephesians 3:10
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Then we hear the apostle continue;

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:Ephesians 3:11

Observe the statement “According to the eternal purpose”

It is impossible to get away from the Truth that God has a plan for the salvation of Man which is eternal. If God purposed that the Church should display his glory to all principalities in his eternal counsel, then God in his eternal counsel, even in the council of his purposes has chosen many, and ordained them for salvation in Christ Jesus.

All dispensations were arranged in this counsel before the earth was created. The time set forth for the manifestation of the Son, the place, the where, and all the hands involved in fulfilling God’s purpose were all ordained in this eternal plan.

Judas had absolutely no choice, but to fulfill what was ordained and prophesied of him:

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. Acts 1:16

Every thing done was the eternal purpose of God being fulfilled. A purpose determined before the creation of the world;

For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. Acts 4:27-28

This eternal Will was purposed not in any one else, but “in Christ Jesus our Lord” a purpose determined in the eternal one, which makes it immutable, unalterable and consistently constant in all its predetermined articles.

Then we hear;

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Ephesians 3:12

Two things are mentioned above that are worthy of note,”In whom we have boldness”
We have boldness? Yes. But pastor, how do we receive this boldness in our hearts?

When we understand what the blood accomplished for us, when we purify our consciences by the blood, we become bold.

Walking in this boldness we have received in Christ is key to seeing divine results. Without boldness and confidence, no answered prayers!

We make our hearts bold by accepting that the blood has satisfied the justice of God for all our sins; past, present and future.

This is not just what we know in our intellects, but what sinks into our souls becoming our way of life. Most times we believe that all our sins are forgiven, but our actions do not agree with what we profess we believe.

The proof that the blood of Christ has given us boldness is when live above guilt and condemnation.

Knowing there is therefore now no condemnation to those that are in Christ is one thing, and experiencing the freedom of no condemnation in our consciences is another thing.

When we are walking in guilt at every failure, when we take on us the yoke of trying to purify our consciences by our own good works, we have not actually received divine boldness through a blood purified conscience.

For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. Hebrews 10:2

When you truly believe, you stop offering works so your conscience would be free “For then would they not have ceased to be offered?” You rest in the blood “because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.”

When you are still conscious of your sins, you have not actually trusted in the blood that purged you from all sins; past, present, and future. When you are in him, you cannot help but stay purified, for you cannot be living in the blood and not be cleansed.

Then in him whom we have “access with confidence by the faith of him.”

The moment we are in him, we cannot help, but admit that we have access to the Almighty God. How can you be living in him and still be struggling to have access to the one you live in?

It is necessary that we purify our hearts by the blood through relying on what the word so says, so we can walk in confidence;

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John 3:20-22

O’ In him we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Our faith in Christ means no more condemnation, no more guilt, no more reproach, for we live in the body of the Lord, where his blood daily cleanses us of all unrighteousness.

Beloved, you are loved, you have express access to our God, not by your own goodness, but the by the blood of Jesus. You are forever in the bosom of the Lord.

Refuse to accept the voice of condemnation from the enemy, stand strong in your liberty in Christ, for of a truth, you are free to access all the riches of the Son of God.

Confession

Father I thank you for this love, this inexpressible love you have placed me in. You have chosen me according to your eternal plan to manifest your glory before creation.

O’ I am truly a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, called out of darkness, into your marvelous light, to show forth your praises.

By the blood, live in you, having access to all your riches, I refuse to carry a guilty conscience.

I declare, my conscience is purified by the blood, for I know, and I am satisfied with the truth that, my sins; past, present, and future are completely forgiven by the death, burial and resurrection of the Christ! Thank you Jesus!!

In an encounter with the Lord, I heard; “Do not be afraid, I am appearing for you. Do not limit me to your insufficiencies, I will help you. I AM appearing in this situation for your salvation.”

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isaiah 35:4

“I can see you feel overwhelmed by what is before you, you ask in your heart, how can this thing be?”

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:34-35

“Not by power, nor by might, but by my spirit says your God. I will overshadow you with my anointing and cause you to inheritance my blessings. So shut your ears to the lies of the enemy and let your faith rise.

Your case is peculiar to me. You are child of my love. Look back and see that I have always shown you mercy by giving you deliverance, and this will not be different.

“Only trust in your God, only be strong. For I will not leave you nor forsake you, Your God is on your side as your help, what can man do unto you? Only be strong and wait in hope for my salvation.”

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:5-6

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

I Heard “You Shall Rise And Reflect My Glory” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
January 5, 2021.

Discovering Christ in Ephesians

We saw from our last discussion, that the grace to unveil scriptures is a divine gift, which God gives and energises in the heart of men to help them demystify scriptures.

This was a gift Paul had, which he engaged in the interpretation of the unsearchable riches of Christ to the Gentiles.

Then we hear the Apostle continue;

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Ephesians 3:9

“And to make all men see” a statement suggesting that, the natural state of man is in darkness, until the light of the Gospel of Christ shines in our hearts, then we become participators of the glorious gospel of God.

It is a declaration that, it is the intent of God that the discoveries of the gospel be made known to all men, regardless of their condition, for salvation has become a free gift for all.

God has nothing hidden he wants not to be unveiled to common men. The gospel of Christ has no reserved doctrines. There are no truths reserved for some kind of sacred priesthoods. All those ideas are man-made doctrines.

God wants all men to see the fellowship of the mystery, he desires all believers to become partakers, or participators of these truths.

“The fellowship of the mystery” above speaks of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

Paul received the gift to make all men see, Jew and Gentile, this inestimable mystery and to have communion with this unsearchable riches of Christ “which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God”

The word “hid in God” suggests the preciousness, the invaluable blessed nature of the gospel. It is a treasure that was hid in God for his beloved sons.

O the sovereignty of God. This mystery of salvation by grace was hidden from the old testament saints, and even from the angels. The shocking truth is that, it was hidden from the Gentiles who for thousands of years knew not God, and were living without God. For thousands of years, they would live, die and go to hell.

What a privilege for us to be accepted today in Christ. God has never been under any obligation to give unto us salvation. To be born at such a time as this, to be born under this gospel dispensation, where the grace of God has been extended to all men, is the highest privilege that has ever existed.

To walk away, to turn a blind eye , to tread underfoot this precious grace of God, would be the biggest mistake any man would ever make! To reject God’s love by refusing to accept his son, is to accept his wrath and eternal damnation. This would be blunt malady!

Today, this grace has appeared to all men, and we will not reject him.

Then we hear “who created all things by Christ Jesus”

God created all things by The Word. Reality was produced by The Word, wherefore, reality cannot exist, function nor bear fruit outside of God’s word.

You want reality? You must go for the word, sow it into your heart, and speak it out into your situation, for out of the heart men bring forth good things.

A life void of the word is a life void of divine reality. A life void of divine fruitfulness. But a life full of the word is a life full of God and divine realities.

Then we hear the apostle continue;

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, Ephesians 3:10

What a declaration; nothing took God by surprise, for he is truly the all knowing God. The fall of man was never a shock to God, God did not react, for in his hidden counsel, the lamb was slain from the foundation of the world.

God prepared a package “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God”

A lot of Christians have asked and continue to ask; if God knew that Adam was going to fall, why did he still create him? Why did he not make a different plan for Adam?

You see, Christians and a lot of people have made the mistake of thinking God created us for ourselves. Because of this wrong belief, whatever is not comfortable with our way of thinking, we often feel should not be allowed by God.

But when we think thus, we are far from the truth. God created all things for himself. God made all things for the manifestation of his attributes, even his excellencies.

The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Proverbs 16:4

Observe it says “even the wicked”

There are these attributes of God as merciful, gracious, kind, loving, Severity, and many more. Most especially, grace, this cannot be seen by God’s creation except there is a falling short, except there is a weakness there can be no manifestation of divine grace.

How can God’s creation see his grace without man falling? How can God show his attribute of mercy without someone breaking his law?

Wherefore, everything was done;

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:7

Thus, God intending to make known to his creation his multifaceted wisdom, allowed the fall, that in Christ Jesus, men should see his mercy, kindness and ultimately his love and grace!

The will of God for the Church today is to demonstrate, to preach to all creature, holy and evil angels, the multifaceted wisdom of God. This is the mystery of the gospel.

The intention has never been about you, so stop struggling and rest in the love and grace of the father. The intention is to make manifest his wisdom in loving the wretched as you and I in the grace of our lord Christ Jesus.

Confession:

Father, I thank you for this invaluable love and grace. By your wisdom, I am accepted in Christ, holy and blameless.

Today, my life is a declaration to all principalities and powers, that you are a gracious God. Loving and merciful. I am your vessel of mercy, even the vessel of the manifestation of your beauties.

I am the glory of God in Christ Jesus. As He is, so Am I in this world. Full of wisdom, power ,love , joy, peace. I am divinely wired for the transformation of this generation. Glory to Jesus!

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw someone buried in a grave, It was as though this one was written off as dead and buried.

But I saw divine light hit on this person and the entire being was transformed and renewed, brightly emanating the glory of resurrection life as he rose and went about life.

Then the Lord said “This is for many of my sons who have felt forsaken and completely laid aside. I am opening your graves and bringing you out of the dead situations in your life.

This is not the end, I have not forsaken you, by my Spirit I AM breathing resurrection life into your situation. Do not fear, for you shall rise and reflect the glory of your God”

Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD. Ezekiel 37:12-14

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

I HEARD “2021 THE YEAR OF FRUITFULNESS ” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
January 1, 2021.

Discovering Christ in Ephesians.

Yes, we saw in our last discussion that, we are under a new dispensation, even the dispensation of the grace of God, and not the dispensation of the law. Today, we are to dispense the unmerited favour of God to his children as partakers of the promises of God in Christ.

Then we hear the apostle continue;

Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Ephesians 3:7

Paul declares “Whereof I was made a minister” of the gospel of Christ. A statement that reveals he was not called of men, but called of God and “Made” a minister. I have seen a lot of people with gifts refuse to submit to the hand and process of God, to be Made ministers.

It is good to know you are called of God, but it is better to submit first under God’s hand and under an authority, to be properly discipled for the fulfilment of God’s call upon your life.

A minister without character is one who was never made by the hand of God, one who is not a disciple, and one who will never last in the work of the ministry.

But the apostle was a man, made a minister by the hand of God. Then we hear “according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me”

Not according to his natural abilities, not according to his talents or skills, not according to his Queen’s English or acquired learning, not according to any excellencies in him, but according to the gift of the grace of God.

According to a ministerial gift bestowed upon the apostle. This gift of grace mentioned here does not suggest the gift of grace wrought in his soul for salvation, nor the grace that makes other ventures of the gospel successful, but the gift of demystifying the mysteries of the gospel. The gift of interpreting scriptures and making them understandable by the common man.

This was a special bestowment on the life of Paul. God gives this to the sons of men as he sovereignly wills. Every man has his own proper gift from the Lord. This was what Paul received from the Lord, to assist him in making the Gentiles understand the revelation behind the scriptures.

This was not a natural gift, but a spiritual endowment which came “by the effectual working of his power”

The word used above for effectual is from the Greek word ἐνέργεια energeia which means efficiency, energy (Strong’s Concordance G1753).

This is a gift of divine power. The energy of God was wrought mightily upon the heart of Paul to enable him see and understand divine mysteries. This is how spiritual gifts operate. Until you are energized by God, a spiritual gift cannot work in your life.

You may receive a prophetic word that you have so and so gift on your life, but until God, under his divine timing, sovereignly energises your gift by his divine power, it can not be effectual.

Then we hear the apostle continue;

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; Ephesians 3:8

O’ what a statement of humility “who am less than the least of all saints”

The greatest saints, men of great spiritual stature normally keep a low opinion of themselves. They entertain the meanest view of themselves. They are the most humble of all men. These are men who can receive instruction even from the meanest believers.

Even though God uses them mightily, they glory not in their work, but in their nothingness. This is because, they have understood deeper, the love and grace of God. Here, they have seen themselves as the nothings that they truly are, and are constantly aware of the grace of God upon them. Whatever privileges the enjoy, they see them as outpourings of God’s love and grace.

The more revelation of God a man has, the more humble he is, for he is such a man that has definitely understood the mystery of humility.

So, Paul admits he is the least of the saints, but this grace was given to him. This grace given to him is what we have explained above as the divine power to interpret holy writ, for we hear “that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”

O’ the riches of our God. The word translated above for unsearchable, is from the Greek word ἀνεξιχνίαστος anexichniastos, meaning, not tracked out, that is (by implication) untraceable (Strong’s Concordance G421).

And the word translated above for riches is from the Greek word πλοῦτος ploutos, which means, wealth (as fulness) that is (literally) money possessions or (figuratively) abundance richness (specifically) valuable bestowment (Strong’s Concordance G4149)

O’ the untraceable wealth of his love. This wealth is underived, inconceivable and ineffable. O’ this valuable bestowment of pardoning grace. O’ The Blood’s mediatory interpositions for the wretched. The joys and peace of the Spirit within.

O’ my heart often wonders, how can the ungodly stand before a righteous God, accepted and looked upon with favour? All these are incommunicable.

The world and all its glories, things present and things to come, freely given to the one who has offended and keeps failing in the presence of the justice of God. How can we properly relate these truths to our finite minds?

Truly, the Gospel is the untraceable, the unsearchable riches of the Christ, reserved for his chosen ones, even as you and l.

If there is one thing you should always remember, God loves you, he has always loved you, and will forever love you in Christ, even though your mind may not understand the depths.

PRAYER

Father I thank you for Christ, in him you have given me treasures untold, wealth, eyes have not seen, nor ear heard, neither had it entered the heart of man.

But you have revealed this glorious mysteries to us by your Spirit.

Lord, I ask that this year, my heart be illuminated, my understanding be enlightened.

Energize my frail heart to see and to grasp even more, the unsearchable riches of the Christ in me.

Take my entire being, my mind, will and all my faculties, and cause to me become more fruitful this year, even as you have willed it, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

2021 PROPHETIC WORD.

Even though God has done a lot for many of us last year, where people took over territories and did mighty things in God, yet a lot of us hoped until we have felt as though it is against hope to hope. For in the lives of many, God allowed things to dry up, but it was because the Lord was refining and repositioning many of us to bear much fruit in this year, 2021.

As I sat with the Lord in prayer and meditation, the Lord Spoke and declared 2021 as THE YEAR OF FRUITFULNESS!

Where things have been barren, The Lord declared that things will now grow, even with the increase of God.

“”Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Let your hands be strong, you who in these days hear these words from the mouths of the prophets who, on the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, foretold that the temple might be rebuilt. For before those days there were no wages for man or animal; nor was there any peace or success for him who went out or came in because of his enemies, for I set all men against one another But now [in this time since you began to build] I will not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,’ declares the LORD of hosts. For there the seed will produce peace and prosperity; the vine will yield its fruit, and the ground will produce its increase, and the heavens will give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things. And as you have been a curse among the nations, O house of Judah (Southern Kingdom) and house of Israel (Northern Kingdom), so I will save you, that you may be a blessing. Fear not; let your hands be strong.'” — Zech 8:9-13 AMP

Now, this is it, when God declares Fruitfulness, it means it is a time to sow. Fruits come from a seed. Without a seed, there can be no fruits. 2021 is a year to first of all sow God’s word deeper into the soil of our hearts.

It is a year to sow our lives completely into kingdom advancement to experience divine fruitfulness. It depends on where we need the miracle, if it is a financial miracle, we must learn to be faithful with the little, we must cultivate a sowing habit in this 2021.

If it is healing, we will need to give ourselves wholly to the word, to continue in it, receiving and confessing it until we know the truth that set us free.

Prophecies are given to us to help us war, not for to us to sit back and ask the prophets of God to prove it to us.

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 1 Timothy 1:18

The Lord bless and keep you all. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love and Grace in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church