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.


KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 12:11 KJV” Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”

In our previous study we realised that, our ability to win, conquer in life, depends on the state of our spirit. A fervent spirit is one that is very alert unto God, as well as dominates the actions of the individual. A dormant spirit needs to be awakened and set into proper motion. Please note, you would pay dearly for it, if your spirit is not awakened. Remember, Satan as a roaring lion, is roaming, seeking whom he may devour. The devil cannot devour every one, but can surely get those who are spiritually sleeping.  Stop sleeping. Rom 13:12 KJV “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”

What must one do to get into that fervency of spirit.

1.Pray and repent of your spiritual dullness.

2. If there is any known sinful way, ask God for forgiveness and repent, from it.

3. Pray with more urgency and a stronger desire.

4. Take time to read the bible, studying and making notes. Take action points from your studies.

5. Spend quality time worshipping and praising the Lord.

6. Stay away from carnal friends or carnal Christians, whose communications does not spare you into a more intimate walk in the Spirit.

7. Give yourself to sharing the Goodnews of our Lord Jesus.

8. You may also have a day in the week to fast and pray.

Remember, life is spiritual and that, the Spirit always dominate the natural. 1Tim 4:8 KJV” For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” There is always evil activities seeking to put the righteous down. It is your alertness that will put you over. Psa 11:2-3 KJV “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

What shall the righteous do, if the foundations, that is the spiritual alertness is not there? Do not become a cheap meat for the enemy.


Father, thank you for your love for me. Thank you, for stirring in me a new fire and a spiritual alertness. I awake out of every sleeping to be whatever the spirit of God has ordained for me to be.



Eph 5:18 KJV “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”

Eph 5:19 KJV “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 12:11 KJV” Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”

Apostle Paul in his letter to the brethren in Rome gave the brethren a number of, very important practical counsel in Romans 12:9-21. Among the many words of wisdom, he gave them, he said the following in Romans 12:11 as follows: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;” The state of the Spirit of a child of God is a big determinant whether he would be successful in all his dealings in the physical and soulish realms. Man is a three-fold being. That is the spirit, soul and body.1Th 5:23 KJV” And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The spirit of man is his means of relating with God. Prov 20:27 KJV “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” The state of a man’s spirit is what makes him either able to receive from God, resist the garbage of infirmities Satan tries to place on him. Prov 18:14 KJV “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” The word ‘sustain ‘, also means restrain, support or seize. This means an agile spirit will dominate the evil condition and over power it. The writer of the proverb added, but who shall bear a wounded spirit? Let’s also learn that our spirit is the only means to receive counsel, instruction from the Spirit of God. That is what give man an illumination from God to answer life matters. Job 32:8 KJV” But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” 

Knowing all that has been said above, one needs to have a very active spirit personality. Apostle Paul, through the agency of the Spirit counsels all children of God to maintain a very fervent spirit. Sadly, many children of God do not know that their spirit have gone dormant, or is very inactive. How do you know your spirit has gone asleep.

1.When your appetite to stay in the word of God is gone.

2. When prayer becomes a drag, and not bubbling from within.

3. When praising and worshipping the Lord, is almost lost from you.

4. When you love to read and enjoy posts on social media

5. When you would read and listen to preaching, but will not read and meditate on the bible.

6. When a sinful way has not been forsaken.

You need a fervent spirit now.


Heavenly father, stir in me a quickening of my spirit man. I cast away every practice or lifestyle that keeps me dull in the spirit. Father, I receive a fervent spirit now.



1Tim 4:8 KJV “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

Luke 9:29 KJV” And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:6 KJV “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

Favour is always the result of faithfulness unto the Lord. Favour does not just come on  any one, rather, it responds to a particular life. A life of obedience to God. The scripture said surely goodness and mercies shall follow me, all the days of my life. It is good to claim that good and mercy will follow you, yet make sure also that you are living in submission to the word, and you are staying faithful to the Lord. Please understand that the favour of God simply means God is with you, causing you to excel and sailing through all difficult issues of life. Gen 39:2 KJV” And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” Joseph became a very established man in Egypt.

The Lord Jesus said in John 8:29 reads ” And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” The presence of the Father never left Jesus because He continually did that which pleased the Father. To be established in life is to have the presence of the Father continually with you.

King David was a really established man during his days. It was only in his time that Israel   took over all the lands God had allotted for them. He was the only king who enthroned his successor before he died. David left so much wealth for his successor. He humbled and trusted God to go through all the facts to become established. He finally said he would forever dwell in the house of God. Your ultimate sign of establishment is your commitment to staying with the people of God and serving in the house of God.  Your life is truly meaningful if your life brings pleasure to God.

Dear brother, after going through these series of studies, you can set up your life, to be very established in this life. Make your life a meaningful and an exciting one.


Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the truth of your word. I diligently follow through all that you have revealed, that gives me a very stable and meaningful life, in this world of sin and misery. My life is made glorious and also appreciative.



Deut 28:1 KJV And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

Jas 4:10 KJV. “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:5 KJV Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Rewards and promotion always proceed victories or conquering a challenge. After the psalmist declared that, he is not moved by trials or difficulties, but rather by the Lord he goes through and comes out victorious.

The next level for one to be established is an overflow of blessings. Rev 2:7 KJV” He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. ” God is a rewarder. He rewards good deeds and success. His rewards begin on this earth.

When the Lord’s disciples told, Him that they had left all things to follow Him, He said the following, Mark 10:30 KJV” But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” Set up your mind to overcome whatever challenge temptation or trial may come your way. Many people just yield to temptations forgetting that, every stage in life provides a test of some kind, expecting you to pass. If you fail, there will be no promotion or any rewards for you. The psalmist received a table before his enemies, and honour, by the anointing on his head. That was not enough, his cup overflowed. All these did not come out of the blue. It was a result of staying true to the Lord in challenging moments.

Daniel kept his faithfulness unto the Lord. They threatened him of being thrown to the lions, if he prayed to any other God, except the king, for the next thirty days. Daniel would not break faith in his God. He threw caution to the wind and prayed three times a day facing Jerusalem. He was thrown into the lion’s den but God delivered him. After this he was rewarded. His cup indeed overflowed.


The Lord is the strength of my life. I live to please Him in all I do. I do not yield to temptations, for God is a rewarder of all who diligently seek Him. As I overcome, He rewards me by setting a table before my enemies making my cup over flow.



Heb 6:10 KJV” For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

Heb 11:6 KJV” But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:4 KJV” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Our discussions about the six facts that one has to go through to become established in life have so far taken us through

1. Acknowledging the Lord for who He is.

2. Submitting to divine guidance

3. Strength in your inner man.

The above three facts lead us to the fourth point, Assurance to face all Challenges.

Death is the highest threat that anyone could face, the psalmist said, though he passes through the shadow of death, he would not be afraid because the Lord was with him. David had to go through all three stages of being established in life to acquire the ability to say that, thou he walks through the shadow of death, he would not be afraid of any evil.

David faced a lion, a bear, and Goliath, yet He conquered all of them. All these are life-threatening situations yet He was not afraid. He knew the Lord was with him, and so He had to overcome them. Dan 11:32 KJV” And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” David, out of that strong relationship with the Lord was becoming very established in life.

A truly liberated man is one who has been set free from the fear of all kinds of things. Fear leads men to tell lies and hide from challenges. One can’t become the one God wants him to be if he is bound by fear. Daniel lived a liberated life in a foreign land because he had come to a strong knowledge of his Lord. Get to know Jesus, and then, stay fearless in life.


The Lord is my shepherd, I submit my life to every instruction he gives me. I am strengthened in my inner man.  I am therefore very bold in the face of all difficulties and challenges.


Isa 43:2 KJV When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Psalms 16:8 KJV ” I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:3 KJV “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

In our previous discussions, the Lord taught us that it is in submitting to him, that gives us the ability to receive the best from Him. Remember that in making us lie down, it is from the best pastures, greener pastures. He also leads us beside still waters. It is not the fast-flowing turbulent ones. This leads us to our next Fact to be established in this life. STRENGTHENING OF OUR INNER MAN.

A strong man is not just a man who has achieved a lot, but the many difficulties or struggles that he has conquered. Your ability to conquer depends on how strong you are within your heart and mind. Prov 24:10 KJV” If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” We are strengthened in our souls when we have received His instructions and obeyed them. God’s word when received builds us up. Acts 20:32 KJV “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” The man who feeds continually on the word would end up as very tough and rugged for God. He would not be easily moved. Isaiah 7:15 KJV Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. Honey and butter are all symbols of the glorious word of God. It says, as He partakes of them, He would know how to choose right from wrong. The biggest challenge is having the ability to choose or act rightly all the time.

The same verse 3 of Psalm 23, says He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Remember that, the path of the Just, is as a shinning light, that shines, brighter and brighter, unto the perfect day, Prov 4:18.  The way of the wicked are as darkness, they do not know when they stumble. It is always the enlightened who walk upright and as a result, are established. The soul of a man is the self-conscious part of him. It forms a man’s personality. It is a combination of the mind or intellect, emotions, and will or volition. A person who is not privileged to feed on the right words, or refuses truth but feeds on lies would not have a strong mind. This word distorts his emotions, making him, fearful jittery or easily worried. His actions or will, will be very wrong. He would surely lead a very difficult life. This should not be your portion.


Doing the word of God strengthens my inner man. I am able to stand against the storms of life because I am a doer of the word of God. The engraved word saves my soul.



Mat 7:24, 25 KJV Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Jas 1:21 KJV” Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:2 KJV He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

We continue with our study from Psalm 23, in considering the six facts for establishment in life. We now look at the second fact. That is SUBMIT TO DIVINE GUIDANCE.

Guidance is like walking in the light, you don’t stumble. Jesus said the following in John 11 :9 ‘Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.” The sun remains a guide in the day time. In the abundance of the sun’ s light anyone who decides to shut his eyes would walk in darkness. The psalmist used the phrase, “He maketh me to lie downstairs means he allows himself to be controlled. In proverbs 4:20, the scriptures said, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings. It means submit your will to my instructions. That is the only means for one to be guided in this world of sin and evil.

When a man follows his own path, he would end in shame and failure. Prov 14: 12 reads ” There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”. Man’s thought potentially disagrees with God’s thoughts and ways Isaiah, 55:7, but God’s ways are always the best. Submit to his way. Prov 3:6-7 admonishes us to “trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct your path.” You cannot fail following diligently after Him. The writer of our daily bread once wrote that Hod would lead you sound, but He would lead you aright.

Your power to overcome the enemy is to submit to God’s counsel. James 4:7 says, ” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Satan is extremely helpless before the man who has submitted to God. Remember the Centurion in Matt 8:7 -10, who said I am a man under authority, and I say to my servant go and he goes. Why does he have authority to command a servant? Because he has submitted to the authority of the emperor who is in Rome. Submit to God’s authority, and Satan can’t touch you. Satan would be at our command. The problems in life, although are human causes, mostly are initiated by devils. You can cast these devils out if you would listen to what God is saying and do it. Never be stubborn towards the voice of God. You would be breaking the second fact, that leads to an established life. Take this last scripture Prov. 29:1 NET “The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.”


The Lord is my shepherd, I follow after Him. My own ways are death and destruction. I listen attentively to His instruction, and do as He say. He leads me rightly everything. Thank you Jesus.



Psalms 119:130 NET” Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. They give insight to the untrained.”

John 1:4 NET” In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:1 KJV “A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

The twenty-third Psalm is one of the most popular of all the psalms. The Psalm gives us certain six facts for one to be established in this life. Each verse gives one of the points. These facts or points are as follows







These are six facts that the twenty-third Psalm teaches us.

Now the first fact.


Misery or fulfillment is a result of who God is to you.

It reads God or the Lord is my shepherd. Every disturbed, worried, or sorrowful person is either the shepherd of his own life or a creature he calls his shepherd. Rom 1:23,” And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”

You cannot truly relate with God until you acknowledge Him for who He is in your life.

The shepherd does not exist because of the sheep, but the sheep exist because of the shepherd. You and I are the sheep and must be fully submissive to the shepherd in every way. The shepherd gives his best, to sustain the sheep.

Now your shepherd is the Monarch of the universe.

  • He is all-powerful Gen 28:3,
  • He is the faithful God Deut 7:9,
  • He is all-knowing Ps 139:4

The knowledge of all the above means you would not want. No good shepherd keeps any good thing from his sheep. With God as your shepherd, you can confidently say, you would not want any good thing. Rom 8:32

Note: Your ability to receive from Him, depends on how restful you are in the light of the knowledge of who He is. If God is your shepherd, then every fretting must stop.


God, the Almighty, all-knowing, all-wise, and loving creator of all things is my shepherd. I am not concerned about needs of any kind. As my shepherd, He is the most important person in my life. My life is His. I am alive for Him, and my life is meaningful to me



Rom 1:21 KJV “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

1 Kings 18:24 KJV” And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well-spoken.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Prov. 3:5 KJV” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

Worrying can be very destructive. It can isolate you from everyone and everything that goes on around you. Worrying is always a severer problem than the problem that initiated it. Worrying attacks the two vital organs that make living possible. These are your heart and (brain)mind. This is the reason God said when you do not worry but present your issue to God in prayer, the peace of God that passes understanding, would guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus Phil 4:6, 7. The preceding verse, says, Do not be anxious. That is a command. Decide to obey it.

We must trust the Lord at all times. The scriptures is full of assuring statements that should comfort our hearts and encourage us to leave all matters in His mighty hands. Worry seriously robs us of God’s help. God our Father is not a man. The only means for us to receive anything He wishes to give us is by faith. Faith is the sixth sense that relates to God and can receive from Him.

The heart of God’s love and care toward us is stronger than that of our earthly fathers. Please consider the following scriptures: Luke 11:11-13 KJV If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he asks a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Our earthly parents are men, and so have the potential for evil, yet they would do everything to provide for us, how much God, the one who is perfectly good?

Please consider the following verse too, Rom 8:32 KJV “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” If God gave Jesus to us, what can’t he do for us. The truth is HE HAS ALREADY DONE OR GIVEN ALL THINGS TO US. Stop worrying and start thanking Him.


Thank you, heavenly father, for your eternal goodness towards all men, and me in particular. I have no need or want that is beyond your ability to provide. Your Word says all things are mine and all your promises are yes in Christ. I would not be worried about anything. Thank you Lord for your peace which passes all understanding.


2Co 1:20 KJV “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

Jas 4:17 KJV” Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”


 KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 6:31 KJV” Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Thank God for His mercies and kindness that has seen us throughout the year to the very last month. Many at this time are rather filled with lots of questions. Their rent would be expiring and they would need money to sort themselves out. Others had prayed with certain expectations which seem to be far fetched. Is that desire going to elude them, this year too? There are many who would be worried about the Christmas festivities as well as what the new year may have in store for them. There may be something making your mind uncertain and worried. The mind of Christ concerning you is,’ be not anxious for any thing’. The Lord spoke at length from Matt 6:25-34, advising men, not to worry about any of these things.

In that passage the Lord had earlier explained what deceives men into this life of worrying or being anxious about all kinds of things. Matt 6:24 KJV “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Many claim to be serving God, yet their true master is themselves, that is ruled by mammon, which is a Syriac god of riches. The truth is such people are just helpless at controlling themselves against the negative emotions of worry or anxiety. The Lord rightly analysed that when one serves mammon he or she is controlled by the forces and conditions that prevail around. According to the Lord such a person has little faith.

The answer to this dilemma is not just reading the word, to build your faith, but to first of all obey the Lord’s basic criterion for following Him. He said if any one will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and then follow me Matt 16:24. Self denial is the true bases for truly relating with the Lord, and having the ability to trust Him, without any reservations. So long as one has not fulfilled this instruction of the master, He or she would only struggle to trust the Lord in difficult challenging times. If you find yourself unable to cast your cares on the Lord, then definitely your master is yourself who is also ruled by mammon.

The answer is to free yourself from love for yourself and mammon.


Heavenly father, I yield myself totally to your Spirit as I free myself from the love of myself. I do not choose mammon to have the rule over me. I am able to cast every care or worry upon you, and live without worry. Thank you, Lord.


Matt 16:25 KJV “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

Matt 6:30 KJV” Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”