I’m writing to you from Manor of Groves Hotel right now as an act of faith. This venue was The One I had dreamed of to get married in but at the time we wanted to plan our wedding… we had no clue how it would happen. We were very young, the cost was crazy and there were SO many issues affecting us actually being able to get married on the date we wanted and at that venue…
In faith – I printed out a picture of the venue and showed it to Mr B and wrote a prayer of confession, claiming it as our wedding venue in Jesus’ name. I stuck it up on my bedroom wall and claimed it each and every day for almost a year…
Well… today, I thank God because He made a way and as I have returned to this venue for the weekend … it marks 3 years and 3 months to the exact date that I got married here and when God did His thing.
So I’m using that act of faith as one of the testimonies to stand in agreement with you here today… on the very ground that God annointed for me to have my own “Happily Ever After Marriage” with Mr B – My marriage shall be a point of contact for your own “My Happily Ever After” Kingdom glorifying marriages too!
I call forth the ministering angles assigned to this location of Manor of Groves and declare that the same anointing that allowed something great to be birthed in this place … will flow into the lives and relationships of those who have joined this Fast and meet them at their location and point of need in Jesus’ name.
So let’s do this!
The scripture we’ll be using is Matthew 25:1-13 The Parabel of The Ten Virgins
1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of the virgins were foolish, and five were wise. 3 When the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take extra olive oil with them. 4 But the wise ones took flasks of olive oil with their lamps. 5 When the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is here! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 ‘No,’ they replied. ‘There won’t be enough for you and for us. Go instead to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 But while they had gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding banquet. Then the door was shut. 11 Later, the other virgins came too, saying, ‘Lord, lord! Let us in!’ 12 But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I do not know you!’ 13 Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour” (Matthew 25:1-13).
Our prayer is that God will make us like the wise virgins.
Oil will forever burn in our lamps.
We will not be caught out or be found wanting.
We will not be left behind.
We will at all times be ready to engage with Christ and the plans He has in store for us.
Christ will help us with any form of unbelief.
We will not be sidetracked or negatively influenced by those in our lives who will distract us like the other 5 virgins who were not prepared.
Every form of sexual sin we may have been engaged in – we declare that it has been washed clean from our body, spirit and soul with the blood of Jesus.
We bind every soul tie and cast out and destroy every form of a spirit husband. We anoint every inch of our bodies with the blood of Jesus that makes us spiritually white as snow.
We are new creatures in Christ. Our bodies are WHOLE and made new. Our purity is a beauty to behold in our eyes, in the eyes of our God ordained husbands and in the eyes of God Himself. The enemy will not drag us back into his ways. We will not even find ourselves in situations where temptation for sexual sin has a chance to breed and grow. We destroy it from the root and declare it shall never raise its ugly head again. The POWER of Jesus is against it and binds it from our lives in Jesus’ name!
As much as we care about marriage and are excited for God’s plans for our marriages – we declare that It shall not be an idol in our lives. For those in relationships currently we decree that Christ shall be at the centre and the main focus of those relationships. That the promptings of the Holy Spirit is what shall be their guide.
During this time of waiting we proclaim that Christ dwells in our hearts. That He and He alone prepares our hearts and minds and spirit for all that is to come in marriage… and that He is doing the same for the future husband.
We come against every form of temptation that aims to take the focus off of God. We don’t want marriages in order to show off to people or to gloat or to be the envy of people.
We want marriages that are going to glorify God. That will glorify His Kingdom. That will raise Godly offspring and be a generational kingdom builder for God. We speak against any form of infertility or conception issues and declare there shall be no delay in producing Godly offspring from these marriages. The fruit that we eat during today’s Fast shall be a symbol of the good fruit we shall produce in our marriages in Jesus’ name.
We speak into the future that God has ordained for us and we declare that the blessings of Abraham are ours. EVERY good thing that the Lord has promised for us is ours to claim and we claim it in Jesus’ name. We shall not be found wanting or find ourselves in a situation where we’re just about getting by. We declare that finances will not be an issue in our marriages. Like the children of Abraham we shall be successful and prosperous.
Our husbands shall do great exploits and be respected. The head of the home and we as women, no matter our income or status will respect and love him as the head of the home. We will not undermine his authority but continue to shower him with and cover him in prayer. We shall lift up our husbands to the Lord daily and we shall delight in the fact that we can hand him and his heart and his dreams and ambitions and goals and desires into the Lord’s hands.
Poverty shall not be our portion in Jesus’ name. Financial issues and financial stress that causes other marriages to break down will NOT be our portion in Jesus’ name. We understand and acknowledge that times may occur where stress on finances may come but we declare that The Lord is master over it. It will not cause arguments or a breakdown of communication. And even in times like that, The Lord will always 100% restore all.
Health shall always be sound in our lives. None of us will be rendered destitute or die before our time. There shall be no young widows in Jesus’ name.
No husband will be snatched from his family due to sickness or disease … and No husband will be snatched from his family period! No Jezebel will cast their eyes upon him. In fact – we speak boldly and confess today that every Jezebel spirit that has been instructed to frustrate our homes is condemned and thrown into the fiery pit today! We blind the eye of every Jezebel spirit … whether they be in the workplace, on the train, even in their church team group… wherever they may be lurking and waiting to pounce… we declare that the Holy Spirit pounces on them first! – In this new generation of kingdom marriages that we are forming for the Lord , all the old issues of the past are staying in the past. Marriage shall no longer be seen as a form of mockery to God’s kingdom in the eyes of the world.
These women shall be wise in their choosing of their husband. We banish every deceptive spirit in Jesus name and call upon the spirit of discernment to rest so heavily and so mightily upon them. We declare that those who have said they are in a complicated relationship will have a download of clarity from above. We don’t want any time wasters. Expose every demon boyfriend. Anyone who is in a relationship with anyone that they shouldn’t be – remove them effective immediately in Jesus’ name.
I declare that every crooked way be made straight for those who are trusting in The Lord to be in their God ordained relationship. Just as God removed every single boulder that caused a blockade in the path for Mr B and I to be together, I declare that He shall do the same for everyone who has joined their faith together here today.
The timing of The Lord is perfect and beautiful and sweet. I pray that The Lord shall align our expectation in accordance with His time frame for our lives – however, whilst I also pray for guidance and patience … I pray still for action! For complacency to be removed from our fibre. For every spirit of fear to be cast away and for boldness to decend on us like a cloak of his glory. When a guy approaches some of the shy sisters … Lord give them the boldness to say: yes I like you too!!! We come against the spirit of “overshyness” because anything that is a hindernce to what you want for us is a spirit of hindernsce to our progression.
And in the same vein… for those who need to chill… Lord please help them. “De-hype” the overactive, attention seeking ones. It’s not every man who approaches them that is their husband. Help them to understand the poise and grace they need to carry themselves with and please fix all that may be lacking in that department.
Lord we ask also to please just make everything clear. There seems to be so much confusion all around and your daughters are trusting in You for direction, clarity, instruction and guidance. I told You clearly almost 7 years ago now that I don’t want to do this on my own. You’re the one who brought Adam and Eve together. Ruth and Boaz together. Mary and Jospeh together… Each couple to birth a testimony for your purpose and for your glory. You did it for Mr B and I. You promised me a marriage ministry before any of this looked even possible… You are the God of imposibilities! Do the impossible in each and every one of these women’s lives today.
For the young ladies who are doing this Fast as sowing a seed into their future marriages when the time comes – Lord we ask that you please honour their sacrifice. What they sow today they shall reap greatly in a couple of years time in Jesus’ name.
For those who are of a much older age and who are still trusting you… God! Lord almighty! Jehova all powerful! Do it Lord! Father God the creator of the very universe! The Earth itself is your footstool! What is there that you cannot do? Do it Lord! They think they’re too old for marriage … Do it Lord. They’re trying to calculate the time left on their biological clocks before the time to have children of their own passes them by… Do it Lord. They’re asking why have they been forgotten and who would want them now? … Do it Lord!
Father you made a mere donkey speak and words came forth from its mouth. There is nothing too hard for you to do. God of imposibilities! Just as you used to question me all the time when I was stressing about how a relationship between Mr B and I was even possible … I remind you of your own very words to me:
“Is there anything too hard for the Lord”?
No! There is not!
So Father God I just want to thank you and praise you and glorify you. Thank you for laying it on my heart to do this Fast just as it was done for me. We have close to 100 women from across the globe of different ages and backgrounds who have joined this Fast because they believe that you can do it – and we are all eternally grateful. We promise that we shall come and testify of your goodness and faithfulness. 2017 is THE YEAR! Amen!
Just as the 5 wise virgins made that sacrifice to go the extra mile to ensure they had extra oil in their lamp… Lord look upon your daughters who have gone the extra mile to join this Fast. Reward them for their sacrifice and for their faith in you. They shall delight in you and rejoice forever more. You will not put their faith in you to shame. Just as you did it for me Lord, please do it for them too.
At 3pm when they break their Fast today… I declare that the ministering angels that you have assigned to this special task shall be on guard and at attention to carry these prayers to the prayer bowls of Heaven. There shall be no delay in Jesus’ name and every mouth of the enemy is forced shut in Jesus’ name.
I rejoice in advance for testimonies galore to come!
All glory be on to you Lord for now and forever more.
In Jesus’ mighty name,