Sometime ago, I was chatting with a dear one when he said, “Pastor, it looks as if all the words that God spoke to me are a lie. I’m so concerned that things seem to be going against my prophecy.” I encouraged him, “your prophecy won’t lie if you keep hope alive while you work at it.” Guess what? He came back with amazing testimonies shortly after!

Friend, God’s word over your life will still come to pass. Always remember that the prophecy is bigger than the problem you are facing. Actually, the problem is because of your prophecy. This is why you need to be conscious of your prophecy, not your problem. You must learn how to WAR with prophecy and WORK alongside prophecy if you would become all that God has said concerning you.

Prophecies don’t fulfil themselves; we WAR to fulfil them (1 Timothy 1:18). Behind every prophetic word are satanic onslaughts. You need to pray your prophecy into manifestation. You need to pray in the human and material forces necessary for the fulfilment of your prophecy. Prophecies require the platform of work for their fulfilment. Until divinity meets with humanity, prophecies cannot be fulfilled (Haggai 2:4). Work provides the right atmosphere for the WORK of God to manifest in your life. This is why you cannot be singing, “Standing on the promises” while all you are doing is sitting in the premises. It just wouldn’t work!

Nothing works until you work. In fact, you cannot conclude that something is not working unless you have taken time to really work it. God has finished all the work He needs to do; the ball is now in your court. You either play it or watch it (Hebrews 4:3). When you work, you have the opportunity to prove that God is faithful. How would you prove the reality of divine favour if you don’t labour (1 Corinthians 15:10)? You must not be careless with your prophecy. If the devil cannot steal your prophecy, he would attempt to stop it (Mark 4:15, John 10:10). One way he does this is to bring problems your way. Learn to put your prophecy in your mouth and not the problem. What has God said concerning you this season? Make it your vocabulary. War with it. Work with it. You will succeed!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria