“For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion” (Ecclesiastes 9:4).

There is something spiritual and prophetic about joining. This is why the devil will do everything possible to take you from your God ordained place, to severe you from your critical joining. Peter’s deliverance and triumph from the sifting of the devil was just a simple prayer through the critical joining he had with Christ (Luke 22:31-32). Your joining sees what you are not seeing, takes care of what you are not even aware of, and provides a force field of spiritual protection that is critical to your safety. This was the advantage that the servant of Elisha had when faced with the enemy, his joining to Elisha was his protection from the assault of the enemy (2 Kings 6:15-17).

As you go into the remaining days of this year, take care of your joining! Don’t leave your God ordained Church! Don’t leave your God ordained pastor! Don’t severe yourself from your God ordained relationships! Until the devil separates you, he cannot destroy you. Joining you is God’s business, taking care of your joining is your own business. Ensuring that you are properly and constantly joined is your responsibility. Servicing critical relationships and paying the needed prices must be your pursuit this season. Watch out for the devil’s strategy of separation; offences, geographical movements and excuses, dishonoring your joining and your joint. These are the things you must prayerfully guard against this season if you would live a life of triumph.

When God wants to bless a man, he joins him to the right relationships, but when the devil wants to destroy a man, he separates him from critical relationships. Don’t let the devil separate you when God is working to join you. One of the marks of destructive people as explained from the scriptures is separation; These are they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit” (Jude 1:19). It is a sign of the last days. There would be separations and joinings. You must ensure you are not wrongly separated or joined.

In the Kingdom, your joint determines, not only your safety, it also determines your supply. “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:16). It is a kingdom of joints and supplies. When you miss your joint, you would miss your supply. Your allocation is tied to your location. When you are disconnected from where you are planted, you wither and eventually dry up (Psalms 1:3, 92:13).

As you continue in this 2nd half of the year, know where and with whom God has planted you and stay there. Stop moving here and there. Stop changing Church, mentors and critical relationships like you change cloths. Your flourishing and freshness are tied to your location. Your precise location in destiny is like green pastures, your posture must be to lie down and not to sit on the fence (Psalms 23:2). It must be to stay planted and not just hang around. Kingdom virtues and blessings are not for those who are gallivanting about, they are for those who choose to stay and remain connected. Take care of your joints and your joining this season, and your safety and supply would take care of themselves. May you not be stranded, and may you not be destroyed in Jesus name!

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