Dr D.K. Olukoya
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 14-15; Luke 22:3-46
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 24:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
In our Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught us to seek the kingdom and will of God on earth. In essence He is saying that you should ensure that your life on earth is a replication of what is happening in heaven. That is the reason why you were born: to be a citizen of heaven and God’s ambassador on earth.
This means that your life: body, soul and spirit, physical and spiritual environments are all God’s throne, and must be holy enough for God to want to inhabit (Isaiah 6:1; Revelation 4:2).
It also means that, just as in heaven, you of Heaven Annex on earth must seek to do the will of God at all times in your thoughts, words, actions, family, business, home, marriage: everywhere. Or is there an angel in heaven who would dare disobey or rebel against God? The only one who tried it is trembling with his gang as they await the day of judgement. God hates disobedience with a passion and if He did not spare an archangel, as a righteous God, He will not let the sinner go unpunished.
Citizenship of heaven means that, just as the place of Lucifer is no longer seen in heaven, satan’s place must not be seen in your life. In fact, Jesus tells us that though satan claims the earth as His territory, the only place reserved for him is underneath our feet (John 10:10). Yes, as a Christian, you are empowered to trample the god of this world under your feet.
As all ambassadors do, you are expected to connect to your Head of State all the time for briefing and instructions. Daily Bible reading and meditation plus ceaseless prayer is what you need for this. Just imagine, as a citizen of heaven and God’s ambassador on earth, you have many special privileges on earth, but the one I like most is the immunity from harassment from the law enforcement agents of the host country. Satan’s hosts cannot just invade your territory. If they do, there will be retaliatory war from Heaven! (Psalm 24:7-10).
Secondly, since you come from a richer country, even if there is a famine in your host country, your home country will keep you well supplied of the good things you need (Psalm 34:10).
Beloved, if you have not done so, I beg you, be quick and process your heaven’s citizenship papers through holy living, fear of God and total surrender. The King of kings is eagerly waiting to appoint you as His ambassador on earth.
JESUS SAYS IF YOU SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU WILL NOT LACK ANYTHING GOOD.
Receive the power to live a godly and righteous life.
- Lord, I glorify and adore You for counting me worthy to be a citizen of Your kingdom in heaven and on earth, in the name of Jesus.
- Almighty God, empower me to seek Your kingdom in all that I think, say or do, in the name of Jesus.
- I confess my sins and those of my parents and ancestors and plead the blood of Jesus to sanctify me and to keep me holy and worthy, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, add fire to the shoes of iron You have given me to trample upon whatever wants to separate me from You, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, I present my case before You today. Help me to deal with these issues in my life (name them), in the name of Jesus.
- Let all satanic gates blocking me from enjoying the dividends of Calvary be lifted up, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, make my own annex of heaven a place You will be proud to call Your throne, in the name of Jesus.