By Pastor Rachael Saibu, Co-Founder/ Senior Pastor at TCOLG
Sometimes due to a situation or circumstances that you are going through, you may begin to think about yourself as less than what God has created you to be, and begin to feel overwhelmed, discouraged, hopeless and lonely. In Isaiah 43:7 KJV, God said He created you for His glory. I want to tell you now that you are still whom God has created you to be. You are a child of God, created for the glory of God and not for his shame. You are God’s treasure and not a trash. When God created you, He said everything about you was very good (Gen. 1:31a). Also in Genesis 1:26-28, 31a NKJV, says ["27] So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth [31a] Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.”
Male or female, you are one of those creation God made, that is very good! You are created and blessed by God Almighty, to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Believe it or not, the ability and the grace to be great and be blessed has already been embedded in you at creation. You are born for a purpose and not for dispose. You are born to have dominion and not to be dominated by evil. That's why God checked everything about you at creation and said it was very good (verse 31a). You are born to shine and not for shame. You are God’s masterpiece because He has done marvelous work in you at creation. God created you to succeed and not to sink. It is the enemy that wants people to sink and to keep them down every step of the way by bringing blockages and problem along their paths of life.
Some people can tell how their problems started, but majority can not. Neither can they tell what happened to them or how they got to where they are now; but God knows. God knows you much better than you know yourself and knows where you are in life. God that brought the children of Israel out of slavery will bring you out, from whatever you are going through, just trust in Him. Today, you are moving from that glumness to gladness, to a better life in Jesus name. You must believe that truly God is for you, working on your case right now and not against you. It is your enemy that is against you and wants to keep you in perpetual slavery. I pray for you that their hold upon your life be destroyed right now in Jesus name.
God created the children of Israel for his glory, in Isaiah 43:21 KJV, “This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise”. But Pharaoh turned them to slaves. This is not because of anything the Israelites had done; but just pure jealousy against them. Jealousy for being fruitful, increasing abundantly, and multiplying (Exodus 1:7). Because God was manifesting His blessings upon the Israelites, their enemy, the Egyptian began to afflict them through the taskmaster that was set over them. They used them to build treasure filled cities, to serve with rigor and made their lives bitter with hard bondage (Exodus 1:11-14).
When you look at present-day life, that is the way the enemies operate. They afflict and torment people’s live to demoralise and condition them, in order to enslave them. Some people after they have been in the same problem or condition of slavery for a while, they begin to adapt and adjust to it thinking maybe that is the will of God for them. They become more comfortable, rather than uncomfortable and they don't try to break out of it. They begin to nurture the problem rather than seeking the face of God in prayer like the children of Israel did for deliverance. God delivered the children of Israel when they cried unto Him. He brought them to a place of abundance, filled with milk and honey. God’s plan for you is for peace not for persecution, for prosperity and not poverty, for calmness not calamity, is for excellence and not for evil (Jeremiah 29:11).
Today, despite whatever unfavourable condition you are in now, God will set you free and move you from that valley to the top in Jesus name. If you are on top of a mountain as a child of God; no matter how challenging the circumstances may be, you will not be brought down and neither will you be reduced in Jesus name. God will keep you up and sustain you. The enemy that wants you to come down, will come down for your sake. God who has started a good work in you when he created you, will bring your life to perfection regardless of whatever the enemy plans for you in Jesus name (Phil. 1:6 NKJV). God is taking you higher to a better life, from minimal blessings to a massive blessing in Jesus name. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4 NKJV). Move closer to God and trust in him for your victory.
Father God, I thank you for the life of the person reading this. Lord have mercy on them to intervene in their situations. Take over the battle of their lives as you did for the children of Israel against Pharaoh. Give them complete victory. Arise for them Lord and let the enemies of their lives be scattered. Remove all the manifestations of any symptoms of warfare against them and give them peace from now on in Jesus name.
Pray these prayers:
1-Every taskmaster holding me in perpetual bondage, God break their yoke and shackles over my life right now in Jesus name. By the power of God Almighty they are dethroned permanently from me in Jesus name.
2-I command every power afflicting my life to die and never to rise again in Jesus name.
3- I command the enemy burden over my life, to be lifted off of me now and be consumed by the fire of God in Jesus name.
4- God! by your mighty power, render useless every power making my life bitter with rigorous work and hard labour. God destroy them without mercy in Jesus name.
5- Lord let there be a complete turn around for good in my life. From this moment, I arise and shine above all my enemies known and unknown to me that are persecuting my life - with hardships, depression, discouragement, joblessness, loneliness, sickness, poverty, etc. They will not be able to keep me down anymore in Jesus name.
6- Oh Lord turn all my fruitless labor to fruitfulness with abundant blessings in Jesus name.
7- Oh Lord let your glory overshadow my life and the work of my hands for breakthrough, recognition, acknowledgement, and for promotion in Jesus name.
8- Lord establish my life for your glory, grant me long life with good health to enjoy the fruits of my labor in Jesus name.
9- Thank you Lord for loving me and I know I am precious to you forever.
Pastor Rachael Saibu,
Co-Founder/Senior Pastor TCOLG