1. YOUR BLESSING – he makes you say things like ‘I don’t know if this marriage can work’, ‘I am not sure if this business will survive’. Satan understands spiritual principles. So he will try to make you use your mouth to reverse God’s blessings in your life.
For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith – Mk 11:23
Satan knows you are blessed but he wants to see you cursed by using your mouth to say negative things about yourself.
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth – Prov.6:2
Why do you wake up in the morning and say your marriage will not work? It is satanic strategy for you to use your mouth to reverse the blessings of your marriage that has been blessed by God.
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile – 1Pet.3:10
Don’t say your business is collapsing. Don’t let satan use you against yourself. He will manipulate you to do things that will make the blessing to be cursed.
One of the things that make God reverse His blessings is ingratitude. When you stop being grateful for what God has blessed you with, when you start complaining about what God has blessedyou with, you attract a reversal of God’s blessing.
I was with a pastor friend and he asked me “what have you learnt in 2012 that you want to teach people?” I answered him and said, “I learnt a lot of things but one is very important: ‘be grateful’” I want to be grateful the more and I want to be far from ingrates. Ungrateful people drain you; they sap your strength from you.
God is tired of ingrates. God is not interested in ingrates. Every time they pray it is “give me, give me, give me” that constitute their prayer. Things are never enough for them. They are never content. They never appreciate anything. Ingratitude brings curse over what God has blessed.
You pray to get that job, God gave you and yet; you are ungrateful about it. You pray so much to be married; now you are married and you murmur about your spouse. You pray so hard to get that thing done now you complain about it. God said, if you don’t thank me over the things I have done for you, I can reverse it.
You complain too much. Don’t be ingrate. There are first class graduate without jobs why are you complaining about your job. Some of your mate are not married why complain about your spouse. Some people live under the bridge, why complain about your house. Ingrates are only a set of people who think they deserve what they have. Ingrates believe what they have is their right and they work for it alone.
When you praise God, everything will work together for your good.
When we move our thanksgiving service to NYSC orientation camp in Lagos, in 2011; I never tried to understand God or find out why He asked us to move the service there, I just obeyed and that direction has made us to enjoy some blessings from God. We have enjoyed so many favours from God, man and even the government since then. Even nature has been cooperating with us. We have not been disturbed by rain during any of our services.
When you continually give praise to God, you will live in a house you’re not qualified to live in. You will own properties you’re not qualified for. You will drive cars your salary is not qualified for. You will go to places you’re not qualified for. Praising God will give you all of these by favour.
God will not just favour you but He will give you undeserved favour.
Royalty Christian Centre started beside the dunghill and we held our service there for three and half years. We kept praising God and today, God’s blessing has transformed us.
When I was preaching beside the dunghill, nobody knows me, but today I receive invitation from South Africa to speak in major conferences that I know I don’t deserve. By God’s praise in my mouth, favour brought it.
If you know what Satan is planning or has planned for you but did not work out, you will know you have to thank God.
Praising God opens amazing doors that are bigger than you; it brings you opportunities that you don’t deserve. God will open them for you when you begin to praise Him for everything that He has done for you.
You may not have what others have but by being content and grateful to God, He will give you more than you will ever need. The only way to multiply God’s blessings and favour is to thank Him for the blessings He has already given you.
God has blessed you, no man can curse you. So, give thanks to God.