Dearly beloved, welcome to the month of November, a month filled with testimonies for you, a month filled with the goodness and favor of God. I’m so excited about this month because I know it holds great tidings for every living TREMite and so I’ve come to charge you to hold on to the confession of your faith. Never stop declaring your expectations, because the verdict is yours. We have fasted, and we have prayed, and now is the time to stand your ground till you see the manifestation of your desires.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Child of God, this is not the time to give up and say ‘oh another October has passed, and nothing happened’, No! You have recovered all. The scripture says in Isaiah 65:24 (KJV), “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” Did you see that? This assures us that God answered, even before we asked, and even while we were praying, He heard us. God heard your prayers. John 14:14 (NKJV) says “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” This further reinforces the fact that when you pray, you receive answers. You see, you don’t judge answer to prayer based on whether there’s a physical manifestation, it’s a wrong assessment. God is a spirit and we His children are made up of spirit soul and body. And so in the spirit realm, you have your answers, what you need to do is bring it from the realm of the spirit into the physical, and you do that with your mouth.
Our text tells us that you will eat the fruit of your lips, but the type of fruit you eat, depends on what you speak. If you speak death filled words, then don’t expect anything to work, but if your words are filled with life, your words are filled with blessings, declarations of God’s goodness and favor, then that’s what you will possess. Genesis 1tells us that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth; and the earth was without form and void, and there was darkness everywhere, and then God said, “let there be light, and there was light.” There was a change because God spoke His expectation, rather than what he saw at the time.
Beloved, what are you speaking? Are you speaking words of recovery, or are you going according to what your circumstances are telling you? This is not the time to shut your mouth and ‘say well I made declarations all through the month of October, and I didn’t see any changes, so why should I keep at it?’ You should keep at it, until you take delivery of all your expectations. Mark 11:23 (NKJV) “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
I will liken this process to planting a seed in the ground. After planting, you keep nurturing the seed, you ensure that it is adequately exposed to sunlight, you water the seed, you do all that you know to do, to ensure that the seed grows into a plant. You don’t go and uproot the seed simply because the next day/week after planting you haven’t seen the corn tree; no, you stick with the process until it manifests. The same thing goes for the Word of God, you stick with the process until you see the manifestation, and the Word of God guarantees you that there will be a manifestation.
I believe God that in this season, you will experience a type of harvest you have never experienced before. Incredible things will happen for you. You know our theme for this year’s Kingdom Life is “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ”; this theme will be evident in your lives. It’s a new season in your life, it’s a new day for you. Just be open to the Holy Spirit, He will give you instructions that will move you to the next level. I will hear your testimonies. I bless you in Jesus’ name.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop