FEAST OF FIRE
JUNE – JULY 2020
THEME: MY BATTLE IS THE LORD’S.
Bamidele Obafemi Akinola
29 June 2020
MORNING BIBLE READING
1Samuel 17:38-54: And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
vs.39: And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
vs.40: And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
vs.41: And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
vs.42: And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
vs.43: And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
vs.44: And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
vs.45: Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
vs.46: This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
vs.47: And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.
vs.48: And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
vs.49: And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
vs.50: So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
vs.51: Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
vs.52: And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
vs.53: And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
vs.54: And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.
1st Praise and Worship (at least 15 mins)
EVENING BIBLE READING
2Chronicles 20:1-30: It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
vs.2: Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be Hazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi.
vs.3: And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
vs.4: And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
vs.5: And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
vs.6: And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
vs.7: Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
vs.8: And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,
vs.9: If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
vs.10: And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
vs.11: Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
vs.12: O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
vs.13: And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
vs.14: Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation;
vs.15: And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
vs.16: To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
vs.17: Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
vs.18: And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.
vs.19: And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.
vs.20: And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
vs.21: And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
vs.22: And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
vs.23: For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
vs.24: And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
vs.25: And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
vs.26: And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.
vs.27: Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
vs.28: And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.
vs.29: And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.
vs.30: So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.
2nd Praise &worship (for at least 15 minutes)
AFTER THE BIBLE READING AND PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Please bring a genuine repentance unto the Lord and ask for forgiveness of your sins and those of your ancestors. Pray for the mercy of God to flow into your life and your family.
PRAYER OF ASSURANCE OF GOD’S PROTECTION
Psalms 91:1-16: I and my family that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
vs.2: We will say of the LORD, He is our refuge and our fortress: my God; in him will we trust.
vs.3: Surely He shall deliver us from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
vs.4: He shall cover us with His feathers, and under his wings shalt we trust: His truth shall be our shield and buckler.
vs.5: We shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
vs.6: Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
vs.7: A thousand shall fall at our sides, and ten thousand at our right hands; but it shall not come nigh us.
vs.8: Only with our eyes shalt we behold and see the reward of the wicked.
vs.9: Because we have made the LORD, which is our refuge, even the most High, our habitation;
vs.10: There shall no evil befall us, neither shall any plague come nigh our dwelling.
vs.11: For the LORD shall give His angels charge over us, to keep us in all our ways.
vs.12: They shall bear us up in their hands, lest we dash our feet against stones.
vs.13: We shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt we trample under feet.
vs.14: Because we have set ours love upon our GOD, therefore will the LORD delivers us: The LORD will set us on high, because we have known His name.
vs.15: We shall call upon the LORD, and He will answer us: The LORD will be with us in trouble; The LORD will deliver him, and honour us.
vs.16: With long life will the LORD satisfy us, and shew us His salvation, in the name of Jesus.
1Samuel 17:47: And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.
2Chronicles 20:15: And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2Chronicles 20:17: Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
_ (Please pray each prayer point for minimum of 3 minutes. You can divide the prayer points into Morning and Evening as per your convenience). _
Psalms 27:1-3: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
vs.2: When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
vs.3: Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
You need to display boldness and confidence in God for you to win the battle of life. As you fight spiritually now, the LORD shall shed His light upon you for your salvation and the wicked operating against you shall scatter unto desolation, in the name of Jesus. Pray violent now.
- Thou pot of wickedness assigned against my life, break in the name of Jesus.
- Every personality planting pot of wickedness against my life, you and your pot die in the name of Jesus.
- Any pot of darkness programmed against my destiny swallow your owner in the name of Jesus.
- Every agent of Satan assigned to use me as balance in this pandemic period, die, in the name of Jesus.
Isaiah 54:15-17: Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
vs.16: Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
The Lord is not saying that they will not gather but their gathering against me is not by His consent. Since I am a child of the Almighty God and heritage is of the LORD, therefore:
- O you’re the congregation of witchcraft fighting my destiny scatter and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Thou wasters from God, destroy them that are rising up against me, in the name of Jesus.
- Every garment exposing me to witchcraft attack, I command you to be roasted by fire of God, in the name of Jesus.
Isaiah 54:17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
- Weapon of darkness, operating against me, you shall not prosper in my life, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
- Every serpentine tongue biting my destiny, I hang you to death with the hook of the fire of God, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
Luke 10:19: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
- Every satanic animal crying against my destiny, blood of Jesus destroy them in the name of Jesus.
- The Lord God says that I ……………………………… (put your name) shall trample upon serpent and scorpions and upon the powers of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt me, therefore, you the environmental serpents and scorpions, I trample upon you, die, in the name of Jesus.
Exodus 22:18: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
- You the environmental witchcraft monitoring my progress, behold the stone of fire of God, catch fire and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Witchcraft spider blocking my heaven, roast by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Marine dedication operating in my life, by the Blood of Jesus, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Vehicle of astral travel operating against me, catch fire and crash-land, in the name of Jesus.
Ecclesiastes 10:11: Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
- Python of my family romancing me secretly roast by fire, in the name of Jesus.
Isaiah 47:9: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
- Thou power of enchanters, you will not prosper in my life, in the name of Jesus.
Isaiah 47:12: Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail¬.
- Unprofitable visitors I bind you from my life and my house, in the name of Jesus.
Numbers 23:23: 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!
- Serpent of God appear swallow the serpent of my family, in the name of Jesus.
Psalms 122:6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
The scripture enjoins us to pray for peace our Jerusalem. This is the place of our refuge and where we operate from. Therefore, do be weary of praying for Tabernacle of Ark of praise and Salvation Ministry and the Nation Nigeria.
Joshua 18:1: ¬And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
- O God of Israel, make Tabernacle of Ark of Praise and Salvation Ministry, Lagos Nigeria, Your Shiloh, in the name of Jesus
- O God raise up Your destroying sword against the power of environmental enemies of TAPS MINISTRY, in the name of Jesus.
- Destroyers operating from inside and outside against TAPS MINISTRY, be exposed, disgraced and die, in the name of Jesus.
Judges 3:9-10: And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.
vs.10: And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushan-rishathaim.
God is always raising up a deliverer for those cried to Him by reason of affliction. Therefore cry to God now for Nigeria.
- O God, raise up a deliverer for us Your people in Nigeria, in the name of Jesus.
- O you the spiritual Deborah and Barak of Nigeria arise and route out the spiritual Sisera and all his army out of Nigeria, in the name of Jesus.
Judges 5:20-21: They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
vs.21: The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
- O God arise and let the stars from their courses fight from heaven against the spiritual Sisera in Nigeria, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, let torrent of destruction sweep away the enemies of Christians in Nigeria, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, empower the souls of Christians in the World to march on in strength, in the name of Jesus.
PLEASE PRAY THESE PRAYER POINTS DAILY, MORNING AND EVENING THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK.
THERE WILL BE PREVAILING VIGIL DAILY FROM MONDAY 29 JUNE- FRIDAY 3 JULY AT 12 MIDNIGHT.
(Pst. Femi Akinola: 29 Jun, 2020)