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Obtaining Victory In The Valley Of The Shadow of Death.

Topic: Obtaining Victory In  The Valley Of The Shadow of Death.

Text: Psalm 23 vs 4. 2 Tim. 4 vs 18.


By the power and mercy of the Lord, I shall prevail over storms, stress and the uncertainties around me. The right hand of God will lift me up and plant me in the mountain of victory and deliverance in Jesus' name. Amen.


 King David said in Psalm 23 vs 4, says that :"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me". This is a very strong confession by someone, who really battled torment and all manner of difficulties in his lifetime. The whole of Psalm 23 is about the assurance of preservation of God in the face of dangers, hunger, pains and threat of death. The Shepherd, our good Lord, is always watching over us( His flocks) with mindful care, attention, love and provision. Hallelujah!

You may want to ask this question: what is a valley of the shadow of death? It simply a state of trouble, danger, difficulties and uncertainties. It could be a state of marital unrest, labour room situation; facing trial in a law court; facing the scourge of false witnesses; distrust by a loved one; examination situation, rage of a sickness, facing a panel of interviewers or going into the theatre for an operation. It could be a threat of a job loss or anything that portends danger and trouble.

Today's world is a valley of the shadow of death! How? It is a world of terrorism, drug addiction, abduction, wild politicking, divorce, unemployment and any other evil you can think of. Imagine what happened to the ill-fated passengers on German Wings( the plane that was crashed recently by a supposedly deranged pilot)? How do you explain that? So, traveling may also be like walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but you will always be on the side of safety in Jesus' name.

The Bible talks about evil works in 2 Timothy 4 vs 18 thus:   "And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" . This is the assurance we have in our God-  we are preserved from evil work, from the valley of the shadow of death, from  the habitation of cruelty, from noisome pestilence, from destruction that wastes at noon day, from the pestilence that walks in darkness and from the terror of the night!

Beloved, God is capable of keeping His children from the evil one, but the issue is this: are you a child of God? This question calls for deep reflection. If you have not given your life to Christ, please, do it quickly. There is no time again for any form of delay. The valley of the shadow of death is everywhere now: homes; offices; streets; churches; on the road; air routes, walk ways- everywhere! The only security is divine preservation. God cannot keep you if He does not know you: accept Jesus today and you will be free from every uncertainty.

Lastly, if you have given your life to the Lord, be fervent in spirit; consistent in prayers; passionate about reading the Bible and spreading the good news all over the world. The vultures, serpents, scorpions, bulls, dogs, lions & hyenas of this world will not come near you. The ministries of emptiers, trouble expanders, afflicters ann success stoppers will not prosper around you in Jesus' name. Refuse to indulge in spiritual slumber because the enemy is always awake to do his evils. May God keep us all in Jesus' name. Amen. Shalom.


Pls, sing or confess this song loudly and aggressively:

Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Oh, receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, ah! leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.

Wilt Thou not regard my call?
Wilt Thou not accept my prayer?
Lo! I sink, I faint, I fall—
Lo! on Thee I cast my care.
Reach me out Thy gracious hand!
While I of Thy strength receive,
Hoping against hope I stand,
Dying, and behold, I live.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want,
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy Name,
Source of all true righteousness;
Thou art evermore the same,
Thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart;
Rise to all eternity.

1. My keeper and deliverer, glory to your mighty name in Jesus' name.
2. Father, light up every valley around me and open my eyes to see the enemy in Jesus' name.
3. With the sword of God, I cut to death, serpents, scorpions, lions, wolves, bulls, dogs, and every beast of darkness assigned against my life in Jesus' name.
4. Holy Ghost, take me away from the slaughter room of the enemy and settle me in your safe haven in Jesus' name.
5. Father, with your broom of destruction, sweep away death, accident, sickness and trouble programmed against my life in Jesus' name.
6. Power of wicked manipulations, break into pieces in Jesus' name.
7. Lord, release a rain of acid into the habitation of cruelty prepared for me and my loved ones in Jesus' name.
8. Father, don't allow me to travel on a poisoned road, air route, street or walk way in Jesus' name.
9. Parcels of destruction will not be delivered to me in Jesus' name.
10. Power of loneliness, abandonment, affliction and accident in marriage, break in Jesus' name.
11. Witchcraft cobwebs upon my finances and health, dry up by fire in Jesus' name.
12. Spiritual virus eating up my peace, die by fire in Jesus' name.
13. Lord, change my labour room to favour room in Jesus' name.
14. Arise O Lord, fill up every valley of wastage, devourers and spoilers standing against me in Jesus' name.
15. Power of chain tribulation, break by fire in Jesus' name.
16. Lord, settle me in a chain of favours and help in Jesus' name.
17. Holy Ghost, deliver me from powers assigned to provoke me into destruction and damnation in Jesus' name.
18. Lord Jesus, dig a well of wealth and wellness for me in Jesus' name
19. Eaters of riches and drinkers of success of my father's house, release me, let me go in Jesus' name.
20. Powers programmed into my children and friends to reject me, die by fire in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for pulling me out of the valley of the shadow of death in Jesus' name.

Glory to God! Pls, pray & share. Remain blessed. Pastor Dele Oyewale( April 7th, 2015).





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