Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dealing Victoriously with Your Past Life

Text: Gal 2:20
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who love me, and gave himself for me”.

2Cor 5:16 “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more”.

Eph 2:1-13 “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

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.

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

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

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Everybody has a past except for a new born baby that has no records of living and over the years, I have seen and found out that people, most of the time do not handle the events that happened to them in their past well enough for it not to be a snare unto their present or their future. Many people are limited in life, most are taking another course or direction apart from what God had ordained for them because of the manner they handled their previous stage of life.

There are many things in your life that you are not actually responsible for because that time, you could not have taken a better decision, that is, what you have been made to live with, brought up with and things like that! I believe that God will supply understanding and fill you with wisdom to be able to have a fulfilled life. Nobody project fully into their future when there are things that are holding them here and there in their past, hence many people today are living lopsided life. But you see, the advantage you have as a child of God is that you have a God who can work on your existence. He can handle things that have happened in your past that is affecting you now and which can still affect you years to come.

Each time God looks at you, His focus is more on what you are to become and what He wants to make of you, so the ministrations that God sent into your life of course may help you today but you see, the focus of god is on what you are becoming tomorrow because tomorrow is going to outlast today and yesterday, so for you as a child of God, it is wisdom to cooperate with the word God is speaking because God sharpens you with His words; when God wants to do something in your life, He starts sending his words into your life to take you in that direction. When wants to take you somewhere, He does not send a luxurious bus, he sends His words. The God is sending you is to propel you to a future, so it is not necessarily something to make you feel good in your today. So when God begins to speak and send His word, His attention is in what he wants to make of you and where you are going.

We are looking at dealing victoriously with your past life. Text Gal 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who love me, and gave himself for me”. The passage helps you compartmentalize your life.

Your life is in phases: the past life you have lived before, the present: the life you are living now and the future: the life you are yet to live.

In the context of this write up, your past life is the life you lived before you met Christ. We want to look at how your past life can affect your today and even your future, if not probably dealt with. Some ladies’ past life is also their “present life” and the only difference is that church has been added to it, we need to review your conversion. For a healthy Christian, there must be a demarcation between life before Christ and life after Christ. When there is no demarcation, when it looks the same, then I put a big question mark on your salvation. I doubt if you are saved.

2Cor 5:16 “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more”.

Some people never dealt with their past life, so there is no demarcation between the time they claim to have become saved and the time they were sinners, some try to deal with their past life in an inappropriate manner but were never free from its grip: they kept going back or it kept pursuing them and some have dealt victoriously with their ugly past and they are now basking in the beauty of the Lord with a glorious future awaiting them. You need to join this happy throng! So let’s look at some of the truth that you must be well established in as a child of God that will help you detach cleanly from the struggles of the past and move into your future.

Here Are Some Truths You Must Be Well Established In As A Child Of God. (Read All The Bible Passages Indicated After Each Point)

· Every unsaved person who has not met Christ has the devil’s nature and is capable of any kind of evil. Eph 2:3, Rom 7:18,19,24.

· Self-righteousness is not enough for salvation. Morality is only relevant after salvation, it does not save! Isaiah 64:6

· Anyone can come to Jesus and be forgiven, cleansed and saved if they repent and believe in Him. No matter how terrible their sins are! Isaiah 1:18, John 6:37

· Once you come to God, He forgives you and does not keep record of your evil deeds. Col 2:14

· The blood of Jesus cleanses from all ALL unrighteousness. Heb 9:14

· The death of Jesus dealt with our sins. The nature of sin, the power to sin and the consequences of sin have been dealt with. Gal 2:19-20

· He is our substitute

· After you are saved, you cann only sin by your WILL, not satanic compulsion a s some people claim to be. Titus 2:11-12

· You can return to your old ways. Heb 10:39

· If you continue to sin, don’t expect grace to abound. Rom 6:1

· If you feel guilty over the past, it is either;

1. The devil wants to cheat you.

2. You are deliberately covering up issues. Rom 8:1

· Don’t cover your sins, expose them and be free! Prov 28:13

So How Can Your Past Now Affect Your Future?

1. If you did things that have brought spirits into your life. e.g
Occultic help, incision marks, items given to eat/drink or rub as cream or used in any form

  • Demonic practices such as incantations or/and oath taken with blood or words.
  • Prophesying or seeing vision in red or yellow garment churches or occultic centres
  • Strange/weird sex practices.
  • Prostitutions; and such more issues.


2. If it is an ongoing falsehood, cheating or lies, then you need to confess and expose them in order to stop it. For example;

i. Telling lies that you the sister of a boy that is your biological son.

ii. Age reduction or increase

iii. Using forged certificate or another person’s certificate.

iv. Selling your body for money; either in prostitution or paying back because someone sponsored your schooling.

v. Somebody helping you to write exams, etc.

Seek pastoral counsel if there is a need for restitution.

How To Detach Gloriously From Your Past, So That You Can Soar Into The Future And Be Free Forever.

· See the evilness of the past and quit

· Stop the actions/deeds of the past

· Be delivered from all forces of the past; this can be by;

Conversion; of your course if you are born again you have done that, you gave your life to Christ. You have a change of heart.

The word and the spirit; you begin to read the bible and come under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

Going through deliverance ministrations; don’t say you are doing self-deliverance. There is nothing like self-deliverance. Be thoroughly ministered to before you start standing by yourself on God’s word for your on-going liberty.

Deliverance and continuous separation. Live a consecrated life daily. 2Cor 6:14-end.

How To Handle A Core Of Relatives, Friends, Neighbors And Colleagues Who Choose To Forces That You Want To Separate From:

v Relate physically with them; for you are still in this world but detach from them in your spirit. You can relate with people physically while within you, you are not coming under that flow.

v Disallow a level of intimacy that can either command a flow from them to you or cause a transfer of negative things to you. Don’t allow any form of submission, admiration, followership or acceptance from you to them, for these factors will open the door of heart to heart flows/transfers of spirits.

v Before you open up to people, at least, have a clue of what they worship with and what spirit is ruling in their lives.

Lastly, avoid anything that can take you back to the past life; people, places, thoughts, movies, books, websites, programmes and events. Let Jesus take you to your future; it is glorious.

Relate with people on the same journey of destiny of destiny, who are committed to Christ, who possess their vessel in sanctification and let the Lord have His way in your life EVERYDAY!

May the Lord depend on you.

Questions and Answers

Question: If a strange garment false prophet prophesies spontaneously about someone, what should one do?

Answer: Just bind that spirit immediately, if it is in a respectable atmosphere where you can’t do a confrontation show, maybe it’s pour mother’s pastor, your authority is in the spirit not a physical struggle, so where you can say, “I take authority over that spirit, I bind you. I reject that prophecy, I reject that spirit and I cancel it in Jesus’ name” and don’t carry out any such instructions. If any instruction is given that you should go and buy 77 biros and go and distribute 771/2 children, and you know those stuff, don’t carry out any such instruction, just cancel it, and if after you have canceled it like that, you still feel troubled inside you, call your pastor so that they reinforce you in the spirit.

Question: How much gain can I make on my business that is on the goods I sell? What percentage gain can I make and still be a good Christian?

Answer: That’s a good question, conscience matters; I will ask you to read that book, Conscience matters if you have not. As a child of God, when you are selling, whatever you are selling, there would be a standard price that it is Abi, ehen, when you too sell at a standard price and if you meet a Christian that you know you want to give a Christian treatment, you can give them a discount but not to hurt your own business because if they don’t buy from you, they will as well go and buy from somewhere else that they will pay the same amount but go and tell somebody, “Ah! Sister Buki, because it’s you, ₦20,000 is the price, but I’ll sell it to you at ₦18,000”. Sister Buki now go and find out that the thing is ₦10,000 outside, you are not a Christian, you are preparing your way to hell, is that not what you are doing? You don’t now exploit Christians, they are the ones around you and they are buying from you and they won’t go and check out, so you are cheating them, that will be very wrong but when it comes to selling, there is nothing wrong to sell at the normal price that everybody is selling. I mean, there will always be a standard price for whatever item, a sha niye tan ta, oniye to ra, oniye to gbodo ta, so you too function at that level, but when you meet Christians, always give concession to Christians especially the ones you know, even if it is just ₦50 discount, ₦100 that you can afford, not to go and hurt your business some Christians like to go and exploit people. Ah! ‘Sister’ and they won’t pay until they ruin your business, so to such people, close your eyes and collect your money neat and use water to wash their hand, you understand what I’m saying, because there are some Christians like that that destroy other Christians businesses, don’t allow them. So you must not have any conscience problem in selling, and if you want to sow a seed, if it’s a minister of God that you want to sell to, you must know. How to sow seeds, if you can’t give it, and then sell at a cost price to a genuine servant of God, God will put His hand on your business.

Question: Between when a brother proposes and when you give your answer, please Ma how do you behave towards him properly as a spirit led woman?

Answer: This is what you do when you are planning to say yes. When you receive a proposal and you have known it is NO, don’t waste the brother’s time, I’ve told you till we go in rapture, men will be attracted to women and they will come after them. You are the one that must know what you are doing. Does God want me in this relationship or not? After all, you too, it’s not every time that you are in the spirit. If you too have the laborious task to propose, you may make the mistakes so many times, don’t you think so? So if it is a No, don’t waste time but don’t shut him down upfront.

After he has summoned courage to tell you; “as I was just praying, every time I look at you, I prayed about it, this and thus, I just fell…” whatever way he wants to say…. He tells you and then you… clap your hands, Hmm, all sorts, No! That is not the right way to treat a son of God, he’s your brother and he is a child of God, so you don’t treat people anyhow. You never can tell when you are going to meet again, you never can tell who that person is going to be in your future, is that okay? So you learn to treat people nicely. No matter who comes to propose, listen to what they have to say, treat them nicely and let him go and when you feel you have already known your answer is No, just invite the person for a chat, “sorry I prayed about it, I don’t feel led in that direction…” and things like that but that shouldn’t stop us from relating and help him graciously go over it and go to another subject and talk about some other things, give him a drink, if you have food, you can serve him some food. Make him feel good as he leaves. Don’t be rude to him such that he doesn’t know how he will leave, whether he will just use his head to walk or will use his leg to leave the place. Make it easy on him, and when next you see him, don’t say come here and then take your advantage. No, No, No! Make him very free because he is wondering how he missed God, etc. make him very free and then even go the extra mile to pray for him. Lord, help him to get it right. That’s being a Christian but if the answer is going to be yes and the brother has proposed. Don’t say yes upfront now saying “Ah praise God you came, you know I’ve been waiting…! I’m sure the brother himself will be surprised. No brother goes to propose expecting an immediate answer, no matter how long you have been waiting, even if you know before or you are knowing right there and then because your spirit is sharp, you have a knowing. Just say you have heard. I will pray about it and then when you know, so leave it that and sincerely pray about it and then when you know that the relationship has not started, there is no relating, just relate the normal way if you are on the same vicinity where you relate, just relate the way you do before.

Don’t start doing things that he’ll start wondering what is wrong with you. Just do the things you do normally and everything and leave it at that and when you are ready with your answer, you come up with your answer. But before you give your answer as a lady, cross check with your confirmer. Is that okay? Cross check with your confirmer and don’t force your will on them. If you come to me and you are insisting on that is what you want to do, I’ll leave you alone. So that you won’t come to me and say Mummy you didn’t talk. I will leave you alone if you insist. When I tell you my caution, I’ll leave you to what you want to decide. Is that okay? Since I’m not a witch, I can’t force you against your wish but I will give you enough direction and clue to let you know. In fact, I know people, they won’t let me talk; before I say I, they reply me with four so that will do, I will keep quiet, since you know more than me, the student must keep quiet to hear the teacher, not so? And when you are ready with the answer, don’t keep the brother waiting too long either. When he comes, it is either you tell him you’ll talk about it next month, give him time so that he knows when he can come back because the dilemma some sisters have now is that she wants to say yes, but how will I tell him? At times I say you can send him a text and tell him there is a matter to talk so he should see you and have a chat and then you tell him.

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