Exercising Dominion in Intercession

By Apostle Tonya

The enemy is always seeking to take us out of the posture of submission and reverence unto the Lord God Almighty as we seek the Lord in prayer.  John 18:1-2. 

First Peter, chapter five, verse eight declares:  

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”  

As citizens of the Kingdom of God, we must walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.  We must embrace our identity as a spiritual king in the Kingdom of God given the authority and dominion by the Lord Jesus to reign and build His Kingdom in this Earth realm.  Ephesians 2:19, 21-22.

Intercessors, before entering your sphere of influence in the spiritual realm be sure to take authority over the enemy.  Bind the enemy from hindering and locating you in the realm of the spirit.  Loose the precious Blood of Jesus to build your hedge of protection.  Matthew 18:18, Job 1:10.  Never enter into war without the Blood covering, hiding and protecting you! 

Warriors, I pray Jehovah Gibbor, the Man of War, strengthen you as you carry out your earthly assignments seated in Heavenly Places! Exodus 15:3.

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Back in 2010, the Lord blessed me with an opportunity to serve Him as Editor-in-Chief of “Having Church for Women” magazine.  The print publication was the vision of publisher, Lue Ward.  Upon hearing his heart for the Lord’s Daughters in the magazine; I knew it was an assignment for me from the Lord.  

At the time, while in prayer I declared that the seed I was sowing working for the magazine would reap specific miracles in my family.  I cease not to bring the Lord in remembrance of my seed at the magazine.  I was filled with confidence given to me by the Holy Spirit that thy Lord would answer my petitions.  Family, the Lord is faithful! 

As written in 1 John 5:14-15:
And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:  And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I pray the Lord will visit you with the miracles you have petitioned from Him.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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His Word shall never fail!

When I was a young woman in my 20’s, at the end of every year, I would make a short list of what I would resolve to do or accomplish in the new year.  They were resolutions that I took much care and diligence to ensure they were all fulfilled. By the time we were in the season of spring, most of my resolutions had become a distant memory.  As my walk with the Lord God became more intimate I began to seek His will for my life and no longer took to writing the end-of-the-year resolutions.  It was the Holy Spirit that lovingly graced me to stand-fast in His Will and continue to keep me focused. 

Quite a few things that I desired I learned were placed within my innermost being by our Heavenly Father before He placed me in my mother’s womb.  My fervent praying, hoping, believing, fighting and loving was the Lord pushing and pursuing me.  

I want to encourage you today to never cease to pursue God’s Will for your life. What the Lord God whispered to you may appear unrealistic or unattainable to another but please do not allow that to deter you: it doesn’t matter what anyone else may feel about your dream.  Be steadfast, prayerful and stand on the blessed authority of God’s Word. You were sent into the Earth realm with purpose and a call.  Whatever you do, never abandon it.  Remember Jonah.  (Jonah, Chapter 1.)

I encourage you to be careful who you share your dreams with; not everyone will celebrate with you about the Will, plans and purposes of what Jesus has ordained for you.  If you remember, Joseph shared his dreams with his brothers and their jealous hearts provoked them into creating a wicked plot to kill him, cast him into a pit and thereafter sell their own brother into slavery.  (Genesis 37:5, 24 and 27.) Trust God with all thy heart and lean not on your own understanding as Your Father strategically bring His Word to pass in your life.  His Word shall never fail!

Photo credit: Choochat Banlue

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Yielding to the Lord’s Editing Season

There are seasons in our lives where the Lord walks us through as He prepares us to serve Him. Seasons of mourning, losses, isolation, suffering, persecution, pruning and testing.

Last year, I walked in a season where the Lord God allowed many to turn away from me; so I could separate myself and focus on Him to prepare for my new ministry. I must say it was the most painful, loneliest season of my life. For one, since I was a little girl; I have always had many people around me having numerous best friends and always well-known where I lived. To live in the opposite spectrum of that marked lifestyle where I had always been a magnet for friendships was quite difficult for me.

The Holy Spirit became my dearest and closest Friend. In His lovingkindness, during this isolation and consecration season, He created in me a more loving heart. I began to see how I had been far away from loving others purely. By God’s grace, I gained a new heart: loving, merciful and compassionate.

I pray you will ask the Lord to prune you and yield to the Lord’s editing season. Our Lord knows what is good for us and what will bear forth much fruit.

Be encouraged if you are in a season where the Lord is testing you. I encourage you to walk in the love of our Beloved Jesus Christ, forgive quickly, don’t be overcome by evil; but overcome evil with good. He will strengthen you.

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