Ministering: Apostle Adekayode Salako
Topic: Finishing Well And Strong [IV]
Text: Luke 15, Philippians 3:13-14, Jude 1:3, Romans 1:16
In the journey of life, isolation is one of the ways the enemies use in getting us, when you begin to have this belief that you can do things alone without association of people, it can be satanic plans to get you out of God’s agenda for your life. There are many people who are in the race but have fallen under deception of the enemy. The prodigal son was deceived in the journey of life, though he returned and he was restored by God. “I pray for as many that have been deceived by satan, may God restore you back in Jesus Name.”
Our final destination is heaven, but however there is something God want us to achieve here on earth.
SECRETS TO FINISHING STRONG [PART 4a]
1: Personal Encounter: Your personal encounter will make you to travel far in the journey of life, your personal encounter is one of your vital ingredients to be able to stand strong and finish well, it can never be underestimated. Psalms 91
Your secret place is a place where you trade your weakness for strength, where your excesses are being removed, God will scold you and tell you the next line of action in your secret place, a man or woman who does not have a personal encounter in no time will fizzle out, it enhances our relationship with God and checking what the world is saying in reality to the word of God. Those who boycott personal encounter are usually replaced.
In the secret place you will hear secret and the right action to take.
A place of personal encounter helps you to maintain your steady relationship with God.
When your vision looks blink and blank go back to your place of encounter.
Men who maintain steady relationship with God have strength to finish well and strong, Moses was one of them.
Our personal encounter infuses strength in our mortal body to run the race that is set before us and to help is finish well.
2: Prayer: Your communion with God is very important, that is, your prayer life. It can deliver you from the deception of the enemies, it can ulter every demonic utterances of the enemies over your life.
You can’t journey successfully except you go for refill.
May God open our eyes to see Him. God will give us fresh revelation in Jesus Name.
Checking things out in the place of prayer is key.
3: Waiting: Isaiah 40:28-31
You need a renewal of strength and that comes on your waiting, you must know how to wait.
If you wait you will pick signal
Until you wait you can’t pick the right signal
It is in the place of waiting that you will get the right thing that God want you to do
Stop living your life in assumption, don’t go in the strength of last month or last year, the strength of God is required for you in the journey of life, your strength cannot carry you. It is the strength of God that can carry you.
When the spirit of God is not leading the way, you may not have the headway, only when you wait on Him that the Spirit of God will take the lead and you will have a head way
By the virtue of waiting, strength is released and you will run without huddles on the way. Others may be using effort but you will be operating in the strength of Yahweh.
4: Be willing to contend with your faith, a lot will contradict your system of belief, if you don’t have the strength to contend, in no time you will drop your faith. What you are not willing to contend with, you can’t stand tall to enjoy it be willing to contend earnestly. Jude 1:3. You can’t be successful in this Christian race if you are not willing to contend, the devil will contest for your soul if you cannot contend.
What you are not willing to confront, you can’t come to its front. You must contend against ungodliness, worldly pleasures, disobedience to God, those who are not ready to contend are always lukewarm, they rise and fall, they usually go back to their old life.
You must contend, because when you contend you keep your soul but when you fail to contend the devil will take your life.
5: Publicly declare your status in Christ, Hebrews 10, announce Jesus wherever you are Romans 1:16
What you are not willing to confront, you can’t conquer, I decree receive grace to publicly announce Jesus wherever you go in Jesus Name.
6: Maintain your focus in the race of life. Hebrews 12:1-3 Colossians 3:1-3
7: Ability to press forward, Philippians 3:13-14, your willingness to press towards the mark helps you to finish well and strong. No matter your achievements in this kingdom, you must always look ahead, you can’t travel successfully to your destination with your gear in reverse, a lot of people cannot embrace their glorious future because they are still embracing their past and that can be a hindrance to their upward movement. Receive grace to press forward in Jesus Name. The revelation of the word of God you have will give you speed in the race of life.
When you are revelation dried, it will affect your speed in the race of life. Psalms 16:8, Philippians 3: 9-10. The revelation of Jesus determines our speed to finish well and strong. Always go for fresh revelation, it helps to finish well and the strength of God will always be released to you. Ephesians 4:16
▪️ Father please help me to know you, help me to know who you are
▪️ Father, in the name of Jesus, help me to be rooted in you.
▪️ Father help me to press forward on a daily basis.
▪️ My Father, any work of the flesh that is operating in me, by your power, remove them in the name of Jesus
▪️ Every throne of sin, self, Satan inside of me that want to destroy my life, father, uproot, dethrone and destroy them in Jesus name
▪️ Father every iniquity that is transferred to me that want to abort my relationship with you, oh God by your mercy uproot them
Ask God for fire on your altar.
▪️ Father set my altar of prayer on fire again
▪️ Father set my life on fire for you again, am hungry for you, make me a carrier of your revival to my generation
▪️ Father, I receive fire to take territory, to do your will and to finish strong, I will not die by the way in Jesus Name.
▪️ Father, every iniquity that will rob me of my glorious destiny, that will soil and terminate my relationship with you, abort my work with you, that will make you to sack me, father let your blood wash away the iniquities in Jesus Name.
It is what God is saying concerning you that matters, not what people are saying. Until your iniquity is sorted out, a new birth cannot be birthed out of you, you can’t go far in as much as there is iniquity, it was when Isaiah settled the issue of iniquity that God put a coal of fire on his lips. Ministry cannot be settled except you settle the issue of iniquity.
There is restoration for somebody, a spiritual fire been restored back, there is a reconciliation
The work of the flesh will die, every deception planted by the devil in our hearts be melted by fire
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