The Power Within

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4).

I never thought I would live to see the manifestation of blatant evil such as has been released in these days. It’s apparent that we are in a war never seen before. The pit of hell has released so much demonic activity that you have to strategically pick which battles to fight.

The kingdom is suffering violence.

It is imperative that we take it back by force. We are in a time, where any Christian that fails to engage in spiritual warfare is left open to be destroyed by the enemy. There was once a time when you could go to most churches to receive strength. Nowadays, while the people of God hunger for the supernatural moves of God; churches are  lukewarm and seeker friendly and many in the body of Christ find themselves spiritually dry.

I have now come to a deeper understanding of why Paul told the church to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Gone are the days when just going to church would sustain you. It is now time to pull on the power within you to stand against the fiery darts of the wicked.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 says, But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

As believers, if we are to survive, overcome, and withstand in these last days, we will need to rely on the supernatural power of God that lives within us. You cannot depend on anyone else to fight for you. People and ministries are holding on for dear life.

Churches that once experienced revivals, signs, and wonders are drying up. Praise and worship is being reduced to singing a few popular songs, and the preaching has become storytelling and self-motivational speeches. If you want breakthrough, deliverance, and victory in your life you better pray without ceasing, hide the word in your heart, seek God with all your heart and tap into the supernatural realm. We must decree and declare God’s word over every situation and we must make a stand even if it means facing persecution for what we stand for. We must raise the banner of righteousness and be bold in declaring the word of God. We must be hot! It’s time to stand up in your community, schools, jobs, government and say NO to every lifestyle that is anti-God. Do not bend, do not bow, and do not conform to the lies of Satan. Do not be afraid because God is with us. He will never leave us or forsake us and neither has He given us the spirit of Fear.

A people who know their God shall be strong and do great exploits. We are soldiers in the army of the Lord. We have to fight until the end. God had given us the power of the Holy Spirit within to overcome every enemy. Until the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdoms of our God we have the responsibility as Kingdom citizens to engage in battle for a hostile takeover!

May the power of God that lives inside cause you to triumph over your enemies and as you stand in the middle of the battle field may the only thing you see is the victory in JESUS!

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Dr. Elke Pettiford

Ordained as a pastor and prophet, Dr. Elke Pettiford's mission is to “Transform and Train people into Successful Living”. Her ministry as an armor-bearer, prophetic dancer, pastor and a prophetess has taken her around the world to such places as Africa, England, Canada, South America, Bermuda, USA and the Caribbean to speak a prophetic word into the foundations of ministries, cities, leaders and the lives of great women and men of God. Known for her prophetic counsel and accuracy, Dr. Elke functions in the five fold ministry gifts with a prophetic mantle. The word of God flows out of her belly like rivers of living water. Dr Elke is a graduate of both Friends International Christian University with a doctorate degree in Ministry and Kingdom University. The latter being the greatest. She is a firm believer that nothing leaves heaven until something leaves earth by way of prayer. She stands rooted and grounded on the Word of God. A servant leader and mentor she is a woman with a desire to see people become the living word. She strongly believes that “Your character will sustain you where your gift can never take you”.

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