FOCUS: COVENANT DAY OF MARITAL BREAKTHROUGH Where there is no empowerment, purpose can be defeated. Many destinies are grounded because they lack power. There are resistances to every advancement in life. God has a great plan for you. God has prepared a great place for you, but there are adversaries. The only language the opposition understands is the language of power (1 Cor. 16:9). Why are you not there yet? It is because the level of power you are operating in cannot confront the opposition before you: “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” (Pro. 24:10). The principal mission of the Holy Spirit is to help us to accomplish our purpose and fulfill our divine assignment in life (1 Cor. 12:7). No matter what you are called to do, you cannot run a divine assignment in the energy of the flesh (Zec. 4:6); we need power to get it done (Rom. 7:22-25, Eph. 6:12). Redemption does not exempt us from the challenges of life, but gives us the overcomer’s advantage (Jhn. 16:33). As you connect to the power of the highest, the opposition will surrender. Every plan and instruction of God is for our profiting; every engagement has a return (Pro. 14:23, Gen. 8:22, Ecc. 5:9). Life is not designed for frustration, but for profit. Profit is about having results, having advantage, and being successful in what you do. Your seeking God is to culminate in gain, but if you do not seek Him the right way, instead of gain, it will lead to a breach (Isa. 45:19). Believers are primarily empowered to partake in their Father’s business. What is their Father’s business? To win souls and reconcile the world back to God. Angels and Spirits cannot do it. That is why God designed man to work through Him from the beginning (Rom. 12:11). Let the fire of the Holy Spirit burn in you. Every power needs fire. When the power of the Holy Spirit is burning in you, it will generate power to move your life forward. We need that fire to keep going that is how we overcome opposition. You cannot be on fire and not be on the go. It is being under the power of the Holy Ghost that moves you into action. The Holy Ghost is multi-dimensional, all-purpose (Isa. 11:1-3). If you are on fire for God, you do not see opposition as obstacles, but as stepping-stones to the next level (2 Cor. 4:17-18). There are many manifestations of the Holy Spirit to help us fulfill destiny. The more committed we are in going about our Father’s business, the greater our access to His ever-increasing empowerment. Power is in levels and you can go to any level you desire. MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRIT 1. The Spirit of Love: Love is the foundation of all things. This assignment is a love assignment. It is the assignment to demonstrate the love of God to mankind. That is why you need the empowerment of the love of God to enable you to demonstrate the love of God. It can be jealous, and turn to hatred overnight, but agape love is an unconditional love (1 Cor. 13:1-8). Love empowers us to keep the commandment through the help of the Holy Spirit. Natural love is selfish but God’s kind of love does not consider its own. That is the kind of love that can influence marriage. Your marriage needs empowerment to succeed and that power is called grace. You and your husband alone cannot make your marriage succeed (Psa. 127:1). That is why a threefold cord is not easily broken. You must understand the place of God as the principal helper to help the two of you. If you love at the natural level, you are not better than any other man. It is only God’s kind of love that will give without looking back. That is the kind of love that can run a home. We demonstrate God through love. 2. The Spirit of Wisdom: Wisdom is the principal thing (Pro. 4:7). Wisdom is the mother of exploits and mighty works (Matt. 13:34). If you must be a commander of mighty works, you need the wisdom that Christ operated. The Spirit of Wisdom is the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to give us creative minds in solving the problems of life. All creations are products of the wisdom of God (Pro. 24:3). 3. The Spirit of Burning Passion: Do not be weary in well-doing and Kingdom advancement. That you have not seen your reward does not mean the reward will not come. For the gift and callings of God are without repentance (Rom. 11:29). The mission of the devil is to push you out. To make you give up, so you will not get to the point of reward. That is why you need passion; you need the fire to keep burning. When the fire is burning in you, the opposition will be subdued. Nothing can stop a man that is on fire for God. 4. The Giving Spirit: Love is about giving. Marriage is about giving and sharing. It is about give and take. It is not about selfishness (Jhn. 3:16). Giving is living (Pro. 11:24). Give to God. Give your time; your resources. Give to your neighbour. God will not ask you to give what He has not given you. For that little to become much, giving is the secret. The power to get wealth is hidden in the power to give (Det. 8:18). Until you are empowered to give, getting may be a frustration (2 Cor. 8:1-5). What you give determines what you get. The condition of the giving matters. Do not give under duress. Give willingly and joyfully.