Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 26, 2020.
You are Already in the Hour of Your Miracle
There is a shakiness happening in the hearts of many that the door of promotion has been opened unto. This is because of the long wait and the instability in the way things have happened in this forgoing season. The way forward is to remain childish in our faith and to keep looking to God as he has declared a season of irreversible fruitfulness upon us.
Yes, gleanings from the Book of Galatians. Yesterday we looked at beautiful things from the second chapter. We saw that the real trade mark of the gospel is when carnally minded people actually deem what you preach as though you are promoting sin, which was the case of the Apostle.
And we saw that many today are frustrating the grace of God by going back to works salvation which actually is rather a sin against God.
Look at how the apostle begins to address this in the third Chapter;
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
At first glance, when I saw this it sounded harsh to me, “O foolish Galatians? But this is not an insult, it is a declaration of their fallen state. They had left the place of wisdom and have now fallen into folly. Frustrating the grace of Christ by going back to the works of the Law is foolishness.
Then the Apostle says “who hath bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth”
Observe carefully the word “bewitched.” A lot of people think witchcraft is just dark magic or some enchantment or divination. The most dangerous witchcraft and the hardest to overcome is the one found in our churches and right on our pulpits.
The Apostle Paul calls taking people back to live under works as bewitchment. You can actually be under witchcraft in the church and never find out because it is rapped up in the name of Jesus.
See, the devil knows that there is no direct enchantment or divination against the believer who knows his standing in Christ.
Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!
Hence, the real bewitchment towards us is when the enemy adulterates the scriptures. When we are finely deceived by mixing the old with new and sending us to go back to works after we have been saved by the grace of Christ is the strongest deception. This is so because it comes with some former truths.
The scriptures can be wrongly divided to prove their notion but that is the old truth. We are to be established in the present truth which is salvation by grace from start to finish.
2 Peter 1:12
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
So the Apostle says they were bewitched and were no longer obeying the truth of the Gospel. And what is this truth?
“Before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath being evidently set forth, crucified among you?
This is the truth, that the Apostle by the power of the Holy Ghost had presented the Gospel to them with evidence from the scriptures that Jesus had died for them fulfilling every demand of the law for their sakes, so why go back to trying to earn righteousness or trying to deserve God’s favour by the power of the flesh?
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Wow what a question! The Apostle asks the Galatian believers, how were you born again? How did you receive Jesus? How did you receive the Spirit?
Tell me, how many laws or how many works did you do to deserve Jesus?
How did you receive the Spirit? Was it by works? Or you heard that Jesus died for your sins and you believed and received him?
Was it by keeping the Law or by just hearing and receiving?
The answer to these questions is a breaker of the religious bewitchment. The Apostle is trying to establish here that if you did not do anything but received salvation just by hearing and believing, what makes you think you can now deserve something by your efforts?
If you received Jesus as a free gift from God, then it is the same way God gives you all things freely. If you received Jesus freely then all things are also to be received freely.
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Then he continues,
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
This is where I encountered the Lord after my journey in works salvation. I had begun the race all in the Spirit. I received the Spirit of Christ, was born again but now I thought I was to be made perfect by the flesh. I thought works were the way to perfection.
I wanted to make myself perfect so God could use me. I didn’t know I was being foolish and walking under religious bewitchment……
I will fully share my experience under the law with us tomorrow…
In an encounter with the Lord, I saw some that had come to the place of taking over his territory and seeing the completion of the work of God upon his life. This person has toiled and waited but is now face to face with his breakthrough but it seems there is a warfare arising against the finality of things.
When I saw this I heard the Lord say “I AM Spreading out my Peace to you” and the sense surrounding me was that of the peace of God bringing stillness to the turbulent winds.
For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
Then the Lord said “I AM Extending My Peace to you like a river. My Perfect well being poured upon you to still the turbulent winds.
Do not be afraid, do not turn your face off from the race for you are already in the hour of your miracle. Glory comes to you now. Many will come to celebrate your victory as I now move on your behalf, Spreading out my peace to you.”
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church
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