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Rev. Dr. Samuel Somuah Asante is an ordained minister of the gospel, who is commissioned to project the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry emphasis is on th divine elevation of the believer in Christ. He believes strongly that all who are in Christ have the privilege to live above sin and failure, walk in righteousness and the resurrected life of Christ. He encourages Christians, especially pastors, to live a life that manifests the glory of God through them. Rev. Somuah is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds a Masters degree in Theology from International Theological Seminary (Ghana Campus), and a PhD in Biblical Studies from ZOE Theological Seminar (USA). He is the Chief Servant of Jesus Witness Ministry, based in Taifa-Burkina, Accra. He is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Doris Somuah Asante and are blessed with two sons, Samuel and Arnold. They make their home in Accra, Ghana.

HIS LIFE MY LIFE

KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 2:20 KJV I” am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”.

The life of a Christian is a mystery. Every Christian is inseparably united to Jesus. He has the very life of Jesus living in him or her. As our scripture said, the old you died with Jesus. Romans 6:6 KJV Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him…. “.  Dear child of God the life pulsating presently in you is the very life of Jesus. Jesus’ life has taken over our natural life.

What is the implication of this? It means doing and manifesting like Jesus did. The vital part of this is to renew your mind in the light of this. Please note that the real-life force of any person is his spirit. The spirit of the man who is not born again is the nature or person he or she inherited from his parents.  Such a person is subject to any evil power in this life. The Christian is having the very life of Jesus. What an advantage. Diseases, bacteria, viruses, cancer, organ failure can’t over power the spirit of Christ which is now your life force.

 Understand who you are and take your stand in life. Don’t allow any of these stupid works of the devil to destroy you. (they can destroy you, if you allow them.) Refuse to let family altars to stop you. Give no place to sin, worry and mediocrity. He that is from above is above all. You are certainly from above. And above all. Hallelujah. Don’t stop telling yourself, the demons of hell, and the angels of God that the life of Jesus is your life.  You can never be a victim of Satan and the forces of this life. Shout it aloud, I am ruling my world to God’s glory.

CONFESSION

I have the very life of Jesus. I have the abilities of Jesus in me. I have escaped the corruption that is in the world. No disease can hang itself to my body, for the life of Christ in me destroys everyone of them in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Corinth 1:9 KJV ” God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord”

John 5:26 KJV” For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;”

1 John 5:12 KJV” He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”

HEALING IS YOUR INHERITANCE

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:17 KJV” That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

An inheritance is to own something which was bequeathed to you. You never labor for something inherited. Health or good health according to the Bible has been bequeathed to everyone. This is not a promise yet to be fulfilled. Many people are suffering from all kinds of infirmities and are crying unto God for healing. Just consider what the Bible said, “Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases. (Isaiah 53:4&5)

Please take a close look at that scripture. Jesus Himself ‘took’ away our infirmities and bore our diseases. If He took it then that thing is not there. What is that pain, swelling or deformity you have in your body. Is that thing an infirmity? Did He take away that infirmity? Did he bear our diseases?  What is that thing doing in your body? It is time you rise up and say, you dirty thing of hell you have no business hanging around my body. I curse you to die. James 4:7 KJV “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”. You must resist the devil.

Stop begging God for your healing, and rather receive it by faith, and thank Him for healing you.  Always declare you are healed and that, the devil is a liar. His power over your body is broken. Keep rejoicing over your healing and refuse to accept that you are sick. Dear child of God your healing or health has been bought and paid for. It has been given to you already. Rejoice about it. Amen

CONFESSION

Thank you, Lord Jesus, you took away my sicknesses and diseases. I have received my healing and freedom from every disease. My life is glorious and shinning in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

Isaiah 53:4 KJV “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”

1 Peter 2:24 KJV “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed”.

CONDEMN EVERY WRONG THOUGHT

KEY SCRIPTURE:2Corinth 10:5 KJV” Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”;

The phrase to cast down is the same meaning as condemn. It is from the Greek word ‘katakrino’. This word is also explained as judge and cast down. The tongue is the instrument God has ordained in our members to do this job. Isaiah 54:17 KJV” No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”. Weapons fashioned against you will not prosper depending on what you do. You must condemn any weapon fashioned against you.

Many Christians are suffering in various forms because they have not heeded to this command. Any wrong suggesting that comes to your mind must be refused. Every bad feeling in the body must be condemned or cast out. If you have a negative prompting to do a wrong thing, please don’t be silent about it. It would soon take dominance over you, if you keep silent. Either say no or I refuse that thought. Every bad action is a response to a bad thought, refuse it

Many people will not be down with certain ailments if they had just said no, I refuse to allow this in my body. Even if the bad event has occurred just say I refuse to take this, and then stand your ground in faith. Every happening is subject to your approval or disapproval, to make it stay or not to stay. There is an immense authority in your mouth. Remember that what you stop, is stopped in heaven, and what you permit, is permitted in heaven. (Matthew 18:18)

CONFESSION

I have authority in my mouth. I get what I say because I believe the word. Situations turn to favor me because I instruct them according to my expectation. My life is not controlled by outside forces but by the word on my lips.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 18:18 KJV” Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”

Psalms 8:2 KJV” Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger”.

LAUGHTER IS CHEAP, BUT IS THE BEST MEDICINE

KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 17:22 KJV” A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”.

My father, Opanin Kofi Somuah, who has gone to be with the Lord once advised me, ‘marry a woman with a cheerful countenance’. I followed his advice and will ever be grateful to him for that wise counsel. Indeed, there is everything good in a cheerful or merry heart. Our key scripture says, a merry heart or joyful spirit does good as medicine. This means, it heals the body.

Now let’s consider some of the benefits of a merry heart as scientific research has revealed. (A merry heart besides other things, is also triggered by laughter)

1.Laughter relaxes the whole body

2.Laughter boosts the immune system.

3.Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel good chemicals

4 laughter protects the heart

5 laughter burns calories if done for ten to fifteen minutes in the day.

6 laughter lightens anger heavy load

7 laughter can help you live longer

8.Laughter can decrease pain

9.Laughter relaxes the muscles

10.Laughter improves mood.

11 Strengthens resilience

12.Attracts others to you.

In the light of all these blessings and benefits of laughter, we must endeavour to take some time off each day to do some good laughter. Remember, it is God’s prescription for a healthy lifestyle.

Proverbs 17:22 KJV A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Don’t allow others to intimidate you from laughing. Don’t make your challenges stop you from laughing. Your laughter would put you over every problem very soon.

CONFESSION.

I laugh in appreciation of all the goodness of the Lord. I laugh in challenging times because my Father has already determined my victory. I laugh because it is good for my health. Laughing put me on top of all issues

Psalms 2:4 KJV “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision” .

Isaiah 12:3 KJV “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”

CULTURED BY THE WORD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

The advance learners dictionary defines culture as ideas customs and social behaviors of a particular people. Every Christian must be cultured by the Bible, if you are to be victorious in this life. Jesus said, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed from the mouth of God. You must be filled with the word, believe the word, and the word must dictate your actions. A man who is cultured by the word has absolute dominance over sin. He has faith to overcome every challenge. He brings answers to many in trouble. Finally, he is controlled by love towards all persons.

One person who was so cultured by the word was our Lord Jesus. He was ever ready to answer the devil with the word. No challenge thrown at him overcame Him. He had faith for every situation. He was never afraid at any terrible situation. The word made Him master of all circumstances. The word in Him made Him such a wonderful character to relate with. Even children loved to come to Him.

We can likewise ride the storms of life if we would be cultured by the word. The word transforms you to what it says. (2nd Peter 1:4) God’s word controlling your mind, and fully trusted in your heart makes you like God himself. Jesus said all things are possible to him that believes. (Mark 9:23). To be cultured by the word.

 1.Feed on the word.

  2 Meditate on the word by saying the word to yourself as often as you can.

 3.Believe what the word says.

 4.Speak the word in all life situations

5.Do as the word says.

Your life would always bear the fruit of the word.

CONFESSION

Thy word is my light, it is my food, it is my wisdom and it is my miracle working power. My life is ruled by the word and produces miracle fruits in me and through me.

FURTHER STUDIES

Joshua 1:8 KJV This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Colossians 3:16 KJV “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” .

HIS VICTORY OUR VICTORY

KEY SCRIPTURE: Colossians 2:15 KJV “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”.

Jesus did not come into this life for Himself. He came because of mankind. He said The thief does not come, but when he comes, he comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). In the light of this, whatever he achieved and went through, He did it in our name and for us. Rom6:4 says the following. “Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”. The scripture said we were buried with Him by baptism, and raised together with Him. This is called identification. We are identified with Him in everything.

The Lord Jesus conquered death, took every sickness away and totally defeated the devil and his cohorts.  Col 2:15 KJV “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”. He has won total victory over hell, death and all the demons of hell.  This victory is ours. So far as He is concerned there is no more any devil strong enough to mess any of us. From now on you must live in the consciousness of absolute victory over the devil and whatever he may bring your way.

The Christian is not struggling to be victorious over Satan. Jesus victory is our victory. It is a sure and total victory. It is an end to fear, anxiety and worry over whatever may come our way. No matter how difficult or terrible the situation or condition may be, our victory is a forgone matter. 2Co 2:14 KJV “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place”. Christianity is a life of inheritance. It is not a life of achievement. Whatever we achieve has already been done. We walk in our inheritance, so we show forth His glory. These great works we do are already achieved by Christ, so walk in our inheritance in Christ and experience all the already established great things. It is called grace. This is why there is no need to boast. It is a life of absolute victory, if we would walk in the inheritance of what Jesus has done. O! what a life

CONFESSION

Thank you, my heavenly father, for allowing Jesus to come for us. Now through Him every struggle is over. I stand in His victory and every battle fade away. I walk in the already established good way so I experience mighty feats to His glory. Thank you, Jesus.

FURTHER STUDIES

Ephesians 2:10 KJV “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” .

John 14:12 KJV Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father”.

YOUR WORDS DEFINE YOU

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:37 KJV “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

Who are you? Many of us would answer this question in the light of our natural lineage. In actual fact you are how you call yourself. Our Lord Jesus never made a mistake when he was declaring who He was.  He had taken the form of a man and became a servant to die on the cross (Phil 2:5& 6) His description of Himself amazed His hearers. He said I am the Light of the world. (John 8:12) He said God is my father (Luke 2:49). He said I and my father are one. John 10:30. They took stones to kill Him because of that.

Would you notice that Jesus never said even once in all His lifetime that he was the son of Joseph and Mary. He assured all those who needed help in one form or another that He could help them. Why did He speak this way? The Lord new that the spiritual state always rules over the natural. He always identified Himself with His spiritual lineage Hebrews 11:3. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. Your words create your world. Your words form in the spirit and later manifest in the natural. Whenever you identify yourself with anything weak that is what you are. The word says God calls those things which be not as though they were (Rom 4:17) How do you call yourself? You are one Spirit with Jesus (1st Corinth 6:17) Say I am one with Jesus. Say I have the ability of Christ in me. I can heal the sick like He did. This is your true identity. Do you say I am the weak one? Do you say things are difficult for me? No, never talk like that. Rather say I am the strong one. I am the healed one. I am the blessed one.

Dear brother be careful how you speak. Your words define you. The bible says infants in the Lord are always under tutors and instructors. The Greek word for such people is Nepios

Galatians 4:1 KJV “Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all”; The Bible defines such a one as ‘non speaking’. The implication is that they do not speak rightly. Not speaking rightly is not speaking according to the scriptures. His inheritance would never be delivered into his hands. Negative forces will easily rule over him. The inheritance is given to the adult son called huios” in Greek. The adult son or huios knows how to speak in line with God’s word. You are snared by the words of your mouth. You are also blessed by the words of your mouth. You also become what you say. Your words are your signature in the Spirit signing what should happen to you. Be careful what you say. According to Ps 45:1, your tongue is a pen. It signs decrees of your life.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly father for your word. It is my daily food. It is my compass in life. It is the words I speak. My world is ruled by the words from my mouth. No unwholesome word comes from my mouth. I live by God’s word. By His word in my mouth I conquer every difficulty and my way is made very prosperous.

FURTHER STUDIES

Psalm 45:1 KJV. To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is indicting a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer”.

Joshua 1:8 KJV “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”