Self is the common enemy of man. Caged into this wild wild dungeon of corruption, our only hope is Christ. He alone is capable of animating Himself in us, so we could escape from this perilous adventure of corruption, wrapped in His light

Self, the common enemy of man

Ever felt saddened and overwhelmed in your soul, disrespectfully treated by someone who knows you well, that you deserved sincerity, honor and reverence, instead of the sword of disdain? So many times, in this journeys of life, you will see your soul crushed in front of you. Disappointments, frustration, confusion and anger rising from within towards the one who had hit you below belt, losing every ounce of peace inside you. If you are oriented to operate from the realm of Christ, your approach to life is different.

Weapons are constantly being formed against you but you know how to neutralize it in order to run your set race. How do we literally handle this common epidemic in every facet of our society? Humanity is dealing with the common enemy of self. We have being shaped by a trending doctrine of “selfie” self indulgence, which motivates everyone of our actions, with ourselves being the focal point. We are only burdened for self. We are self centered. We have lost our common spiritual culture of community, tearing down ourselves with dishonor.

Once upon a time, we were a tribe, a brothers keeper

REACTIONS: They way we react to every negative situation that comes into our lives hinges on the personality we have become. Some people can brush off things from their world as if it never happened. Maybe it is because they don’t take themselves seriously. Others also take great time to soak matters in, trying to understand why they have to go through that hole of disrespect, causing them to hurt the more. We hold a sense of entitlement as humans for honor.

We are wired to expect love, respect and honor at all cost. We want to be treated well. We want to be honored and be free from any form or shape of disrespect. The Son of God came to His own but scripture records that, His own did not receive Him. Can you imagine the creator being disregarded by men? Imagined there is a possibility in this upside down world for all to be equally treated fairly and squarely with honor. I tell you, the universe will put on her splendor again, and smile upon humanity with liquid blessings. The course of men has been shifted from its axis, causing us to live from the bondage of corruption. We are in our own flesh enemies of ourselves and we need a Saviour who will save us from this corruption


You must expect the unexpected. The world will not treat you as you’ve desired, no matter how you pray about it. We need to find kingdom ways of God in order to thrive in this dark civilization of men. Our lists of entitlements to the world should be thrown into the fire and burn to ashes. We should meet the world, emptying ourselves of self and clothe ourselves with the new man, which is created in the knowledge of God.

Our carnal entitlements of life will be encroached upon by people who knows better to accord us with great respect. Don’t we have higher expectations for our partners, siblings, kids, coworkers, friends, the church, congregations etc. that we would be furnished with special treatments that fits our personality and more? Of course, we have the right to expect good. Unfortunately, good will not always come.

What do I do when the evil days of the common enemy strikes?

So many in our word today, especially in the body of Christ, have no answers to their emotional needs. There are leaders who are bound in negative emotions, therefore, exercise their duties with heaviness. Their hearts are sinking; for the experience of deep disrespect from the people they serve sincerely.

We can’t continue slipping into mental health issues, and the deep acceleration of blood pressure diseases and heart attacks in our society. [Take a moment to pray for any leader involved in your life growth]

Our dignity and sanity is important to us as humans. It is so much more important to God than we could ever imagined. Our Savior breathed peace upon the disciples and said; “My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives.” He knew they needed it in order to prevail in their calling. His heart towards your peace has not changed. God desires in the prosperity of your soul. The enemy will break fences and high walls to jump into your world of sanity, especially he will use those you are closely affiliated with us.

Many have moved into islands of regret because they felt that is the only place to comfort the soul. In trying to heal their hearts, they abandoned everyone, yet carrying the pain with them. We can’t survive in isolation. We need healthy people to be around them, who will sharpen us to live a more richer life in Christ

People travel with us from the places we never had closure, to our calculated destinations

I have had a fair share of hurts: being treated badly by people I have sacrificed my soul to love and helped in different stages of their lives. I believe you share similar experiences. I have felt unworthy, broken, unneeded, and wounded on the inside for a long period of time.

Some people will distance themselves from individuals but doesn’t know how to distance themselves from the emotional trauma centers of their heart, leading them to endless cycle of corruption of soul and spirit 

I have fought deep within myself, having to deal with such people from the perspective of Christ, when my flesh was alive in bitterness. Ah, my emotions have been pinned down, how can I emit the life of the Kingdom of God? It is easy to hold grudge or being revengeful in your dealings when you think you are right and everybody is wrong. Do we move on quietly with the baggage of pain or we seek help from God?


Inevitably, in our journeys, as believers, we face the arrows of human behavior on every side, sponsored by the flesh. Every leader, be it parents, teachers, pastors, business executives, and so forth, should be prepared for it so they don’t get overwhelmed when it arrive like a wartime missile.

I say this because there are a too many emotional believers in our world today, who are not taught to be resilient in their dealings against the wiles of the enemy. They are easily caught by stray bullets, wounding their emotions in the end because they take the battle to the flesh. An emotional believer is the over protective type. He says thing like, “I will treat everyone right and I expect everyone will do likewise.’ What they are unaware of two things;

1. We are not wrestling against flesh and blood. We are dealing with powerful entities who finds expression in men against the course of your life

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

2. We are living in the prophetic times, when men will loosen up on the standards of God or the God-kind of life, living according to the civilization of the flesh; the Adamic nature

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;” 2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The focus of this write up is on the second layer; We are living in a prophetic season, where men have become lovers of their own selves. Self is the new God. Our world is tilting in a direction where self obsession is highly appraised.

The attitude of men whose souls has not been yielded to the Lordship of Christ is focused on what makes them feel good, even if it will hurt the entire universe. We are so indulged in self, to the extent that little kids, who do not pay rent or contribute to the welfare of their household in any way or shape have become the complete embodiment of dishonor, disobedience and disrespectful to their caring parents.

So Many households in America are on fire because the parents doesn’t know how to tolerate this kind of behavior and its costing them their own happiness and health, and many other areas of their existence. This is the corruption of the age!

This is my humbly plea to anyone dealing with hurts, because you’ve been treated unfairly by someone. I speak from the depths of my heart. This I want to ask: “are you bound by self?” Are you finding it difficult to loosen your sense of self, that only seek your personal entitlements to be forcefully fulfilled?

We are everyday plagued by a dimension of self love which makes our hearts not pliable to the direction of the will of God. I do it too sometimes. I love me so much; i think it’s a sacrilege for one to treat my throne with disrespect. You are too low to come up high and play with royalty. That is the self in me talking. That self has not been crucified or surrendered for Gods rule. Until I am moulded in the likeness of a servant, I cannot find forgiveness my heart or allow the indwelling life of Christ to find expression in my vessel.

Jesus said that, he that lose his life for my sake will find it. If we truly want to experience the true peace of God, in our relationships, we have to learn to kill our flesh in the Holy Ghost. That flesh that always wants to be worshipped and pampered like an ancient monarch has to die. Yes, it has to die in some situations, so that you don’t beat yourself down when you are unfairly treated. Why do I worry when I am dishonored, when I am just a servant in my own eyes? This is another angle for the believer to approach the injustices of men, so that Christ can manifest in our actions


Since our Savior Jesus, learned to humble himself by denying His status as truly God among men, it was easy to ask for the forgiveness of men, even at the painful cross. I don’t know how anyone will sincerely pray for the blessings on their accusers if our corrupted flesh has not be killed in God. We love revenge. Yes, our flesh will want to payback someway somehow when our territories trespassed.

Those contemplations in our hearts is what comes to hurt us most often than not. What did Jesus do according to scripture? He made himself of no reputation. We can do same. We can trust God to make other become more important to us than ourselves. I tell you, it will bring us endless freedom and peace.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬


Finally, call upon God. I have invited the Holy Spirit several times in my life. My flesh loves to examine the way someone talked to me or talked about me. Friends, I could examine things in my heart in capital letters and images and that hurt, after you put all things together in your thoughts. Satan is pretty smart. He loves to veer you off the course of life with cunning suggestions, supported by cinematic sounds in your soul.

Once your soul is gripped with his theme, you’re in a boiling pot of uncontrolled emotions. We should acknowledge before God, that we are a baggage of infirmities, and without His help we will only possess a form of godliness that do not align with the nature of God. The Holy Spirit helps us in all of our infirmities so that we could express a higher life and not be dominated by darkness in our hearts

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:26‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Be sincere in your heart of the weakness, difficulties, hurts you are struggling to endure and emits the God-kind of life, dealing with certain individuals. Tell the Lord about how you feel right now. It could be like this…

“Father, I feel dishonored, abused, disrespected by Ray Collins, and I am right now frustrated, feeling unworthy, unneeded in my heart. I don’t want to associate myself with him anymore or forgive him. Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, please help me in my weaknesses so that Satan will not take advantage over my life. Precious Father, may your Holy Spirit fill me heart and become Lord over my emotions decisions. I thank you for helping me through this period in accordance with scripture”

“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:12-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

After you’ve pour your heart to the Lord, the Spirit will descend upon you to quicken your spirit, strengthening you with peace and give you the necessary grace to prosecute His will. Remember, Our goal is to be obedient to Him and His kingdom as representatives. The kingdom path is different from the guidelines of the world. There is no one formula for everything. The Holy Spirit gives us the requisite formula and tools for our various situations. So be alert and opened to His guidance, once you’ve prayed sincerely, He will come and take charge over your heart, dispensing a richer and fuller life.

Shalom, friend | SEASON OF BECOMING | 2022


The true identity and character of anything in the realm of time, especially man, has a reference point in the realm of the spirit. Therefore, any spiritual person should be able to decipher the forces that sponsors the character and activities of mortals


Satan is truly cunning, you’ll have to master the ways of God, in order to overcome his wiles. Many of our brethren are deteriorating each day through chronic unrest in their souls. It dawns on me this morning to share these glorious truths with the body of Christ. The pilgrim path looks darker until His lamp shines upon our path. I have personally walked through some deep valleys in this life, and it was in those heartbreaking seasons that the good Lord unveiled to me these dimensions in the spirit. These are trusted ways of the Kingdom of God that governs the troubling patterns of fear, insecurity, and confusion that easily finds expression in our lives. God leads us through still waters to drink freely from the river of life— that precious possibilities which is available to the believer but somehow veiled to so many of us. We will journey into these profound yet powerful keys of the kingdom of God to get Satan and his minions completely out of our way and be refreshed in His rest. Our world is saturated with so much fear, wether you are a “veteran in the Lord” or an amateur in this pilgrim path you will be swept away.

This devil, the enemy of our God, he comes to steal, kill and destroy. That is his manifesto from the days of Adam till today. The last time I check (John 10:10) his manifesto has not been amended. It has only been repackaged and branded. Our goal today is to master the power of fear and all the evils that seeks to impact our state of tranquility in Christ. It is the goal of Christ that the believer walks in the abundant life until we are swallowed into its depths. That life must find expression in all its possibilities in every endeavor of the believer, regardless of the circumstances around you. It behaves us to ascend to a higher place of knowledge to capture the operational dynamics of our God, so we will be able to appropriate the hope of our calling and legislate His will on earth. We are to shine forth His light in all of the areas where Satan seeks to dominates with chaos and despair.

Our goal is to master the power of fear, sponsored by the negative eternity to impact our state of tranquility in Christ

We are taught in scripture “to not fret”. Meaning, what we should not do, in the face of life battles. The Lord is saying to us, don’t worry my child. Again, He tach us how not to worry. The how not to worry hinges on prayer, petition, thanksgiving. This is the basic kingdom principle to deal with the evil patterns of worry. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know how to practically apply this truth to take advantage of the peace of God and overrule the legislation of the kingdom of darkness. First, let’s read this admonitions of the Spirit as captured in Paul’s epistle to the Philippians…

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬


My friend, it’s a lie from the devil. You can stop it and it’s stopping today in the name of the Christ, our Lord. There is a system in Christ to overcome the stronghold of the wicked. Follow carefully and with an open heart. Firstly, I’ll show you how Satan works to gain control over your mind with all kinds of troubles and fears. Every thought starts from a mechanical place. Meaning you in your own accord will start the process of thinking over an issue. Let’s say, today is 29 December, and you have to pay your rent by January 3. Which means you have five days to clear that rent but your account balance is not healthy, and there is no way to turn this around by your economic numbers. Satan will seize the opportunity in your misaligned thoughts to enslave you. We attract a dimension of our thought pattern from the spiritual realm, wether negative or positive, as we yield yourself consistently. Once there is that consistency in negative thinking the spirit in perfect alignment with your action will takeover your thought and control the journey


The natural thing most people will do is to start figuring things out in your brain when things are not lining up the way you want. Something in you want to scream, time is ticking so fast, and every source of help has become silent. That mental process is what I call mechanical thinking. No one is forcing you to think in that dimension of your thought but yourself. That is mechanical. Most often than not such thought patterns will travel into some mysterious places as the days wind down upon us. Each day will become a bit darker when you realize nothing fruitful is coming out from any place. When our mechanical thoughts does not flow in the direction of the promises of God, what happens next is that Satan takes over from there. Most people will think, they are still on the mechanical level, finding ways and means to pay that bill but what they don’t realize is that a demon spirit who see a dimension of their expression in someone, a place, or a people, according to legalities of the spiritual realm has descended into that space to establish governmental expression.

The first law of the spiritual realm says that We become slaves to whatever we yield ourselves to in obedience, wether willfully or unknowingly. It doesn’t matter who you are, once you yield yourself consistently to anything, wether good or bad, in that dimension of the spirit realm a spiritual force will come over and sponsor such activity effortlessly until it become a natural part of you. Once a spirit takes over your mind it may seemed to you, you’re the one doing the thinking, sadly, you would realize you don’t have what it takes to stop the direction of your mind, and the results of such an activity in your life. This is where the devil brings other minions in your space to mess up everything around and if possible destroy your destiny. Not so many people understand this realm so they yield everyday to the wrong realm. This law is well established in scripture, according to Paul’s letter to the Romans.

“Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Now that we have cleared this hump, we will jump into the reality of dealing with the takeover or how to stop the devil before he establish dominion in our life. Satan, as I said earlier, is very cunning and persistent. He operates from a legal standpoint. He does not have power over the believer, but once he sees an open door he has the legal grounds to enter and thrive in such environment, as long as he can. The thought process started from a mechanical place, either through a suggestion from the devil or by your own volition. We may have taken the bait. However, we can break free from that grip through a new consciousness in Christ power. At this level of the mind battle some just give us. They are always fooled into thinking that they are in control yet every manifestation of their life do not align with Gods peace. They carry a different vibe from the soul realm, which then takes a toll on their bodies, business, marriage, ministry, relationships and to the largest extent, death. I tell you, Satan did not come to pamper you. He is against the will of peace in your life, and he will do anything for you to hand him your freedom. Today, the Lord is breaking the shackles through knowledge


I am happy you’re seeking for a practical way in Christ to stop the overwhelming surge of evil from the camp of the enemy, and the many areas areas in your life enslaved into the prisons of despair. We are supposed to be slaves of Christ, where righteousness and the total embodiment of Gods glory finds expression in us, on this side of eternity. Demons are a reality looking for an expression in us. Yes, their goal is to be expressed until they become the reality you do not want and block you from the wisdom of God, delaying your total freedom from their deluge. We see many aspects of demonic expressions in our society today — Sicknesses, poverty, sin, weaknesses, shame, guilt, murder, addictions, immorality and so forth. Things the experts have no answer, although they try their best. They can only help you temporarily. You can’t dealt with evil from a scientific approach. They are all an expression of the kingdom of darkness. A door was opened somewhere until these evil materials became a reality in some quarters of our society. This is why I summon the church of Jesus Christ to be urgent watchmen for our communities and cities.

What prayer does is that, it makes us, by changing the initial internal configuration of Christ which was corrupted by the devil through his suggestions and invasion

The principle of prayer allows the believer to interface with abba, and pick His thoughts concerning every situation, and let His promptings and guidance become your focal point or reality. I have heard folk say stuff like “will prayer pay my rent?” Such individuals doesn’t understand the efficacy of prayer in the realms of the spirit. To them prayer is a religious performance. Such I will understand — Religious performance will not pay your rent because a personal God is not involved in their religion. To shift away from prayer is a departure from the arena where supernatural rest of God domiciles. Our anchor scriptures says, “But in every circumstance and in everything, prayer.” Prayer takes you from the place of self to the place where possibilities abound. Such place is beyond your own intelligence, creativity, and ability to handle complex situations which is sourced from the negative eternal; the realm of the devil. Most believers want freedom but they hate prayer. The last time some people prayed was the Easter holidays, when they assembled with other believers and prayed religiously. Such kind of an attitude will put you into total slavery and destroy many things in and around you. You have to learn this powerful system of prayer God has made available for us, humans, to interface with Him and legislate His will on earth

Friend, prayer and petition also requires personal discipline until you master it through the help of God. The same law of Romans 6:15 applies also to prayer. Once you begin, it may seem boring and sometimes you may even dozed off as if you don’t have problems. Keep keeping on until the spirit dimension of the power of God, which helps us in our infirmities clothe you. We do not know how to pray. We are bankrupt without the clothing of the Spirit of God. When you hit the unusual dimension of being a slave to the spirit of God, you’ll realize that your prayer which was somehow started mechanical has now entered into the energies of God, propelling you to soar into the heights of Zion, where anxiety and all emotional stress have to unclothe you. What prayer does is that, it makes us, by changing the initial internal configuration of Christ which was corrupted by the devil through his suggestions and invasion. Until our inward life aligns with God, though we may be sincere Christian’s, Satan will still have the legal right to control you. So pray, pray, pray — Pray intelligently through your problems and pray at all times before even a problem will surface from the realm of darkness. We are in a constant battle in our thoughts

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:26‬ ‭BSB‬‬

One more thing, when you detect a thought which is not in alignment with truth, regardless of how factual that thought may be, don’t stay with it and don’t assent to it in your mind. When you just let those thoughts sit inside your heart for a while, it will attract the dimension from the realm that sponsored that thought. That thought will become your reality. What you do is to speak against that thought. Yes, one aspect of prayer is to take authority through Christ by commanding the devil. You can say something like “SATAN, YOU CANNOT THINK YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH ME. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE! IN JESUS NAME I COMAND YOU OUT RIGHT NOW.” If you’re in a crowded place and you can’t do that, excuse yourself and find a place and kick him out of your thought by speaking out.

Satan, you cannot think your thoughts through me. You are not welcome here. In Jesus name, I command you out right now

Some people do not know the potency of these spiritual dimensions so they will just sit around;contemplating, instead of speaking out and establishing their authority in Christ. I know sometimes you can ponder on negative things and be justified in your mind. Though you are right in this matter but the suggested thought is from the devil, to make a wild decision against the who has hurt you. Don’t fall for that trick. We seek the will of God over every matter of life and yield our life to the government of heaven. There are Christians dealing with high blood pressure today, fighting all kinds of emotional problems because they are holding so much resentments, anger, unforgiveness in their heart. Based on evidence, they were not treated right. Satan doesn’t care wether you are right or justified. He’s looking for an avenue to imprison your emotions and if possible kill you with all kinds of diseases, which started from a mechanical place. Forgive, and cast out that devil from your house right now. You deserve better; life in abundance and not resentment and death.

Forgive, and cast out that devil from your house right now. You deserve better; life in abundance and not resentment and death.

Finally, continue to lay calmly on the altar of trust. At this moment the problem, which is the rental money has not been provided to you. It depends, but God will first configure your hearts and minds into assurance, as it is in heaven. You don’t have the money but your heart and mind is in a stable place and you are going through life as is normally is. When you reach this level of peace it may still seemed like you are the one controlling your emotions. No, this is how God deliver us first before He visits the external problems. Do you know how much care about us? If He neglects the wandering of the hearts, which is being sponsored by the enemy, having the money doesn’t solve the unrest. That’s why God may take time to heal some people because they don’t help speed the activity of the Spirit in their lives. I am praying for you for supernatural peace. It’s also one of the ways to stand in the gap for others. I promise you, you are in my prayers. You win no mater what you are facing today

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