Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:10

Our reference today says, “Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into fire.” A lot of people work very hard, but get nowhere. Profitless hard work! It seems as if some Christians have spiritual holes in their hands. They collect blessings, but somehow such blessings leak off. Some venture into business, only to loose everything, including the capital. Brethren, we need to deal with this silent but very dangerous strange spirit. In the same way some persons work so hard in their organizations, but not rewarded accordingly, even with promotions. They work like elephants but eat like ants. Simeon and his companions toiled throughout the night, but harvested nothing; until the Master Jesus appeared in the scene (LK. 5:5-7). Jacob laboured for fourteen years for Laban before he could marry the wife of his choice. What a wasted time?

Beloved, profitless hard work is a manifestation of an afflicted destiny and prayerlessness. The scripture says, “If the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psa. 11:3). A believer under the captivity of satanic oppression from ancestral or marine spirits cannot achieve much, his effort notwithstanding. If also the field of the believer has been taken over by weeds due to prayerlessness, what can be achieve? Practically nothing! He has been beaten by both evil rains and sunshine. He wonders in confusion and pain. Dear child of God, it can be very disheartening to see believers begging when they are supposed to be givers. Satan the devil has done this through our ancestors and his demonic agents. To uproot this tree of non-achievement, nothingness and emptiness, we need to engage in aggressive and violent prayers. Enough is enough. The Psalmist says, “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree . . .” (Psa. 92:12 – 14).

Prayer Points:

Thank God for the opportunity of today

Confess your sins and those of your ancestors especially those sins linked to worship of idols and fetish practices

Father, send your axe of fire to my foundation and destroy whatsoever that is evil.

By the power in the name of Jesus, I release myself from all forms of inherited bondages

I plead the Blood of Jesus to flush through my life and set me apart from today for progress.

By the power in the name of Jesus, I can never work in vain anymore

Let every gate, door and window of progress locked against me be opened by fire, in the name of Jesus

Take the deliverance prayer, against evil family pattern and generational curses. (by 12 mid night) in Amen: It is Done Pages 86-90.

Exercise: From now always decree Psalm 92:12 – 14 to yourself

Meditation: Galatians 3:13