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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.

DON'T KILL YOUR SPOUSE

KEY SCRIPTURE :1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV” Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up”,

DON’T KILL your spouse, why such a title? Today is St Valentine’s day, and the whole world is talking about love. One place or institution where love is supposed to be the atmosphere for its survival is the family. Unfortunately, real love is absent in most marriages and couples are killing and hurting each other.

I wish to share a story to explain my point. A brother once called me and gave me a number of a lady. He told me this lady wants to commit suicide and that, he wants me to counsel her. I asked why would she commit suicide? He answered that, he lived with her husband, but kept raining curses upon curses on him. She could say, you would die in a car accident. Indeed, the man was involved in a car accident and died. This incident haunted her so much that she wanted to end her life.

Many couples have a very wrong understanding of love. Love is not selfish but selfless. Love seeks the perfect good of the second party. Love is very concerned and sensitive to the peace and comfort of the second party. A number of couples are used to very harsh, vulgar words coming either from both parties or one member. If you live like this, you would soon kill the one at the receiving end. If both parties live this way, you would destroy the weaker one or each other. (THIS LIFESTYLE IS STRANGE TO CHILDREN OF GOD) Meet doctors in consulting rooms and most of their patients with very high pressures, proceed from happenings in their homes.

Marriage was designed by our Father God to be a place of support and complements, not a place of getting even at each other. He said I will make a helper meet for him (Gen.2:18) Wife, you are a helper to your husband, and the husband, you are also a helper to your wife. Wife don’t neglect this role to become over burdening. Husband don’t neglect your role to become overburdening. Give long life to each other by complementing each other’s needs. Kill your ego rather, and not your spouse.

CONFESSION

I truly love my spouse. I am not selfish but selfless. No harsh unrestrained words proceed from me. I am very considerate and kill my ego. I have a blessed home.

FURTHER STUDIES

1 Corinth 13:4-7 KJV Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 1:16 KJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”.

To be shy about anything, is to be apprehensive about doing that thing because of an anticipation of failure, or reproach that others may raise against you.  It normally sterns from having a very low persuasion about the potency and the ability of that thing to do what it says. One’s personal suspicion of inefficiency in doing the task of communicating the gospel can also cause him or her to be shy. Apostle Paul says he does not entertain any form of shyness about the gospel, because it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes. This statement implies there is no other power available to save men than the gospel.

HOW can one overcome the shyness of sharing the gospel?

1.Convince yourself about the indispensable responsibility of sharing the gospel.

2. Settle it fully in your heart that when talking to people about the gospel you would encounter two main responses, and you should be prepared for any of them. They are, either you would be accepted or rejected period.

3.Spend time daily in prayer and in the study of the word and the Holy Spirit would

 stir in you a boldness to share the gospel.

4.Get another Christian with whom you would reach out to share the gospel with others. (Luke 10:1)

5.Consider all the young boys and girls who defiantly do abominable things in the open, and let that stir in you a holy anger to also defy every hindrance to share the gospel.

6.Remember what the Lord said, if you are shy to talk to men about him, He would likewise fail to talk to the angels about you.

Luke 12:8 KJV” Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God”:

7.Remember that the faint hearted have no part in the kingdom of God but rather shall be in the lake of fire. (Rev 21:8)

Dear brother or sister the cost of not sharing the gospel is too high. Apostle Paul says woe is me if I don’t share the gospel (1st Corinth 9:16) The Rewards of willingly sharing the gospel is immense. (John 4:36) Considering all that has been said above, refuse to be shy and share the gospel with as many that you would encounter.

CONFESSION

The gospel remains the power of God to save the lost. I refuse to be shy to share it. I share it and even compel men to respond to church services without any sense of shame.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Corinth 9:16 KJV “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”

Revelation 21:8 KJV” But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”.

MAINTAIN A SUPERIORITY CONSCIOUSNESS OVER THE DEVIL

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:19 KJV” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Among the many things our Lord Jesus came to do on this earth, He also came to destroy the works of the devil. (1st John 3:8) This he perfectly executed. God almighty is now making Satan a footstool for the Lord. Mark 12:36 KJV” For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool”. How is God going to achieve this? He is doing this through the church, and that is through you and me. Eph 3:10 KJV “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,”

The Lord conquered the devil for us and we must enforce His victory on the earth. We must carry this victory

 consciousness always. Together with Jesus we spoiled principalities and made a public show of them, triumphing over them. (Colossians 2:15). With the Lord we destroyed the devil who had the power of death. (Heb 2:14). The 0blood of Jesus remains a perpetual victory over Satan for us (Rev 12:11)

According to Eph 2:6, we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus far above every principality and power. This should be your thinking. Every day and moment think of Satan and his demons as far below you. NOTE: YOU ARE ONE WITH Jesus. When I talk about you, I mean the new creation that proceed from Christ. (2nd Corinth 5:17-18). Let these things be your confession. Never ever say. Satan is molesting or making you sick. Stop complaining about how the devil is limiting you. You are superior, and how can he molest his master? This is not possible. You rather approve of his lying works when you attest to what he is doing in your life.

CONFESSION

I am a new creation in Jesus, and I proceed from the Father. As one with the Lord I am superior to Satan and his devils. I am seated in Christ in heavenly places, far above all of them. I bring deliverance to anyone held by the devil.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 10:1 KJV “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”.

Mark 16:17 KJV “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”

'GOD HAS NO FAVORITES'

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 10:34 KJV “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:”

God our Father loves every one of us with the same love. Unfortunately, some children of God believe, others have a special standing before God, and so their prayers would be heard, and not theirs. This is not true. John 17:23 KJV” I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me .”The Lord  is saying that God the father loves us just as He loves Him the son.

Please are you included in the phrase ‘has loved them?’ Yes, certainly, every Christian is part of’ the ‘them’. When you gave your life to Jesus you became the very righteousness of God. (2nd Corinth 5:21) Righteousness is God’s nature that He imparted to your spirit. It gives you access to stand in His presence without any sense of guilt or sin. It is just like Jesus in the presence of the father. No one has a higher righteousness then anyone. We all have the same. Please consider Jesus statement in the following verse. Matthew 7:8 KJV” For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”. Are you one of the anyone? A delay does not mean, God has not heard and attended to your prayer.

When praying, we do so in the name of Jesus (John 16:23). This makes every body’s request go to the Father as Jesus Himself. A person’s gift does not in any way make his prayers anymore weightier than yours. God has no favorites. What you need to do, is to develop a deeper personal fellowship with the father. This would raise your confidence and faith in Him. As the Lord prayed and said, I thank you Father, that you hear me always. You should boldly say the same. Stop believing that God would listen to others, and not you.

PRAYER

Thank you, Father, that you do not have favorites. You always hear me when I pray. As the righteousness of God, I have a perfect standing before your throne and it gives me an unhindered access to receive answers to my prayers.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 16:23 KJV” And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you”.

James 5:16 KJV “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”.

LIVING IN YOUR ANSWER

KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 5:39 KJV “And when he was come in, he saith unto them, why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.”

The Lord was invited by Jairus to heal his daughter who was sick. The Lord set off with him, to go to his house to heal the girl. On the way messengers from Jairus house came to tell him that, he should not disturb the Lord because the daughter was dead. The Lord asked him not to be afraid, but only believe. When they got to the house, the Lord Jesus saw many people crying and wailing The Lord announced, why make all this noise, the child is not dead but is sleeping. (Mark 5:36-41)

The Lord was showing us how to activate our faith to change impossible circumstances. He was living in the answer. To change impossible situations, you do not wait for conditions to change, you start celebrating the answer. You live in the answer. You do this by the words you say and the definite steps you take. David asked what shall be done to the man who kills Goliath? (1st Samuel 17:26) He did not complain about how terrible Goliath appeared. He had moved from how to fight him to what will be done for the man who would kill him.

Romans 4:17, reveals that God quickens the dead and calls those things which be not as though they were. This is the act of living in the answer. What is your challenge?  Stop talking about the seriousness of that sickness and thank God for healing you. Stand up from the sick bed and keep thanking God for good health. If You have a financial need, then stop talking about that need and declare, the Lord is my shepherd and have that need met. (Psalm 23:1). What is your challenge in life at the moment? Move away from your present difficulty and start celebrating your answer. Talk to that mountain, you have moved away in Jesus name. Keep saying that word to the condition. This is God’s principle of turning situations around for your good.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Father, for victory in Jesus name. Every situation turns around for my good as I celebrate my answer, and refuse to see the difficulty or talk about the difficulty. There is nothing impossible to me. I am very prosperous and I am blessing many lives. I am healed and very strong. I reign in life in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 4:17 KJV “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were”.

Mark 11:24 KJV “Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”.

THINGS TO WAIT FOR AND THOSE TO POSSESS BY FAITH.

KEY SCRIPTURE: Habakkuk 2:3 KJV” For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

The Lord gave the prophet Habakkuk a vision and asked him to write it down. Secondly, he asked him to wait for it, for it was for an appointed time. The word appointed time also means a set time. In our dealings with God we have events which God in His wisdom has set up specific timings for them. There are also circumstances that God has fully fulfilled in Christ, that one, needs not to wait for, but to believe and walk in it. One must know the difference.

The initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit was for a specific time and so the apostles and disciples had to wait for it. Act 1:4 KJV” And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me “. There are certain promises God tells us which are to be fulfilled in the future. In such cases, you must wait. So long as God gave you that prophecy, never give up on it, wait for it. Do not give up on anything that God promised to do in the future. Keep praying the promise into being. (1st Timothy 1:18)

There are other events which Christ Jesus through His sufferings and death has obtained for us. They include our healing, prosperity, deliverance from the power of sin, security, peace and many more. These ones are not set for the future. They have already been fulfilled. You do not wait for them, rather you possess them by faith and confess them into reality. Satan may raise resistances to you, but don’t be moved, the result is forever settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89-90). Do not hope for a scriptural provision which has already being fulfilled. Don’t say I am believing God for it. Note this: It is only that which you possess by faith that would ultimately manifest to you. Know the difference between the things you wait for and the things you possess by faith.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Father, for your love. I take full possession of every provision that our Lord Jesus death has made available for me. I also wait patiently for every specific prophecy you have made to me.

FURTHER STUDIES

1 Timothy 1:18 KJV “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;” 1 Timothy 6:12 KJV “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses”.

UNTO THE MEASURE AND STATURE OF JESUS CHRIST

KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:13 KJV “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ”:

Among the many things that the fivefold ministry is to achieve among the believers is to bring all Christians to the measure and stature of the fulness of our Lord Jesus. Our Lord Jesus is our ultimate example. It is not even the apostles. We must not use any failure on the part of any of the apostles in the period of the Bible days as our standard. The Lord Jesus is our standard.

The scripture talks about every one of us getting to that high standard of our Lord Jesus Christ. As children of God we must stop wallowing in shallow waters to get deeper.

Please understand the call that we have. We are not attempting to become like Him. He is already living in us. (Col 1:26,27) We are one with His spirit,1Corinth 6:17 KJV” But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit”. The very Spirit that lives in us is Christ. We are like him in every way. We have the authority of His name to use. Mark 16:17 KJV” And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” This authority in His name gives us audience in the Father’s presence like the Lord Himself. Demons will also give the same dread and torment in the mention of His name like Jesus was physically present.

The work of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers is to bring us to the awareness of these things. It will build in the Christian that level of the truth, that makes him unshakable in the face of any form of satanic activities. The children of God would go forth and deliver the oppressed. Dear child of God by the knowledge of all that has been said above acknowledge who you are and the immense provision of power available to you. Take your place and start blessing human lives like our Lord Jesus did. It is the Father’s good pleasure to have all His sons manifesting the same power and life of Jesus.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Father, for all the wonderful provisions in Jesus. I am one with His spirit. I make use of the authority of the name of Jesus and every devil bows. Many who are held captive are set free and made whole. I am shinning all around. Praise the Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 8:29 KJV” For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Colossians 1:27 KJV” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”