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FLIGHT FROM EGYPT

JUICY JULY 2023

DAY 1

THEME: FLIGHT FROM EGYPT

TEXT: Exodus 19:4

BIBLE READING: Luke 15:11–32

 

It is our year of Juicy Perfection! This year, we turned seven good years. That alone is a reason enough to ensure we get the best out of this year. Not only that, the way this year started on a miraculous note for us is proof that God has enough in store for every BUD who would pray! Do you remember how it all started? 

It was first an idea for a movie shoot. The funds started trickling in, we thought we would never be able to achieve it. Then, before we knew it, the funds started to gush in for the support of the project and the movieshoot came to a reality. We were able to raise a huge sum of money for the project, we had our movie launch and so on. Just within these last six months, the Lord has done so much for us in the family and in us. Hallelujah! This is surely our year!

Say it confidently with me: THIS YEAR IS MY YEAR! 

And do you remember what the Lord prophesied into our year in February, during our anniversary? I will remind you in case you have forgotten it or in case you had taken His Word to us too lightly. Now as I remind you, make sure you tarry with Jesus till these promises become a reality in your life. Amen?

The Lord promised us that 2023 is:

  • Our year of rest
  • Our year of juicy perfection
  • Our year of change of raiment
  • Our year of light
  • Our year of gladness
  • Our year of joy
  • Our year of honor
  • Our year of feasts
  • Our year of good days

Can you take each one and begin to say: 

Oh Lord, I key into Your promise with The BUD Family that this is our year of rest. May this promise be translated into REALITY in my life in the Mighty Name of Jesus. 

Do this for each of them. Amen?

When you are done, continue.

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Let us take our first song for today before we go on. It is titled :

 

‘Come Again’ by Elevation Worship: 

Download here:

 

So, I’ll wait for You to come

I’ll wait for You to come

‘Cause when I’m with You Lord

It always leaves me wanting more

Here’s our praise, You can dwell within

 

Come again, come again

Let the glory in

I’m open, I’m open

Come again, let the glory in

I’m open, I’m open

 

I’ll wait for You to come

I’ll wait (yeah) for You to come

(‘Cause when I’m with You)

When I’m with You Lord

It always leaves me wanting more (say it)

Here’s our praise, You can dwell within

 

(Come) come again, (come again) come again

(Let the glory in) let the glory in

(I’m open) I’m open, I’m open

(Oh, come again) come again

(Jesus, come again) let the glory in

 

(I’m open) I’m open, (I’m open) I’m open

(I’m open) I’m open, I’m open

I’m open, oh-oh, oh-oh

(I’m open) I’m open

(Whatever You want) I’m open

 

(I’m open) I’m open

(Woah-oh, oh-oh) Woah-oh, oh-oh

And I’ll wait for You to come, hey

I’ll wait for You to come

(‘Cause when I’m with You)

When I’m with You Lord

It always leaves me wanting more

 

(Here’s our praise)

Here’s our praise, You can dwell within

(Say, come again) come again, (come again) come again

(Let the glory in) let the glory in

(Say, I’m open) I’m open, (I’m open) I’m open

(Come again) come again

(Let the glory in) let the glory in

(I’m open) I’m open, (I’m open) I’m open

It’s every room, every part

Every room, every part of me

 

It’s where You wanna live

It’s where You wanna be

You wanna dwell right here with me

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along

 

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along, yeah

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart, yeah

This empty space is what You wanted all along, hey

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart (You can have it all)

This empty space is what You wanted all along

(Is what You wanted all along, oh)

 

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

(This empty space) this empty space (hey) is what You wanted all along

(It’s not a building, yeah) it’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along (You wanted all along)

 

It’s not a building You wanna fill, (it’s our hearts) it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along (You love when I’m empty)

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along (You love when I’m empty)

You love when I’m empty, yeah

You love when I’m empty (You love when I’m empty)

You love when I’m empty

 

Just when I don’t have enough (You love when I’m empty)

Just when I don’t have enough (You love when I’m empty)

When I don’t have anything else to lean on (You love when I’m empty)

When I don’t have anything else to lean on (You love when I’m empty)

You love when I’m empty (You love when I’m empty)

You love when I’m empty (You love when I’m empty)

 

When I don’t know the answers (You love when I’m empty)

When I don’t have the solution (You love when I’m empty)

You love when I’m empty (You love when I’m empty)

‘Cause you do miracles with empty things (You love when I’m empty)

Yes, You do miracles with empty things (You love when I’m empty)

You do miracles with empty things (You love when I’m empty)

You do miracles with empty things (You love when I’m empty)

 

(It’s not a building) it’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along

(It’s what You wanted all along)

It’s not a building You wanna fill, it’s my heart

This empty space is what You wanted all along, hey

Is what You wanted all along (is what You wanted all along)

Is what You wanted all along (is what You wanted all along)

Is what You wanted all along (is what You wanted all along)

Is what You wanted all along (is what You wanted all along)

 

I’m what You wanted all along

I’m what You wanted all along

I’m what You wanted all along

Come on, tell Him

It’s okay to be bold like that (I’m what You wanted all along)

You love me (I’m what You wanted all along)

I’m what You wanted all along

(I’m what You wanted all along)

 

You can fill me (I’m what You wanted all along)

I’m open, I’m open

Come again, let the glory in

I’m open, (I’m open) I’m open

(Come again) come again

(Come again) let Your glory in

I’m open, (I’m open) I’m open

(Oh, come again) come again

(Let Your glory in) let Your glory in

I’m open, I’m open


Welcome back! 

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Let’s see what the Lord has for us. I pray that your heart is calm and ready to receive from the Lord in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen. 

 

STUCK IN EGYPT

The Lord had great plans for the children of Israel but there they were, stuck in the middle of Egypt! The Egypt that their fathers, Jacob, Joseph and his brothers had brought them into! These men were long dead but their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren were still there, struggling and laboring in the Egypt they were brought into. 

The children of the King were there in slavery to the sons of bondage! 

The children of the promise were there hopeless and helpless, serving the accursed people of Egypt! 

The head had become a tail! 

The beginning had become the end! 

The beautiful had become the ugly! 

The loved had become the hated! 

The very children of the Lord were far from freedom. They were far from rest. They were enslaved and it seemed as though no one could rescue them from the great hands of the great pharaoh! 

Slavery is such a bad thing. When we are slaves to something, it rudely takes our time, our peace, rest, joy, energy, talent- everything- without any apology. It will even take these good things from us and still expect us to say ‘Thank you!’ as if it was doing us any privilege at all. 

Slavery! 

Similarly, many Christians are still in Egypt today. The Egypt that is not making them serve the Lord well. Egypt is inhibiting their growth in all ramifications. 

 

FREE INDEED

When you saw the theme of this year’s Juicy July, I guess you must have asked yourself what you needed to be free from. It might seem to you as though this edition of Juicy July is not for you since you are free and not in bondage of any kind. But I am here to tell you that not everyone who walks around free is actually free! To even shock you, everyone is under one yoke or the other! Oh yes! There is no one walking on the streets of this world who is totally free. Well, before you think I am being heretic, let me show you from the Scriptures: 

 

Matthew 11:28 says: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

See? You are either carrying the yokes and burdens of this world/Satan or you are bearing the yokes and burdens of the Saviour! 

And no matter how we try to see it, the majority of the whole world hasn’t entered into the soulish rest promised in the verse above. Majority are still laboring under the tasking, heavy, slavish bondages, burdens and yokes of Egypt- of the Devil! 

This month, we shall not only be free, we shall be free indeed in the mighty Name of Jesus! 

 

Now, personalize that: 

This month, I shall not only be free, I shall be free indeed in the mighty Name of Jesus! 

This month, my family shall not only be free, we shall be free indeed in the mighty Name of Jesus! 

 

Let me run through some signs that can indicate you are in a state of spiritual bondage, drawing from various teachings in the Bible. If you find any here to which you can relate, you need freedom! You need to be free indeed! 

 

SIGNS YOU ARE STUCK IN EGYPT/SPIRITUAL BONDAGES:

 

– Lack of peace: Feeling restless and unsettled.

– Addiction: Being enslaved to destructive habits or substances.

– Fear and anxiety: Constantly living in fear and worry.

– Unresolved anger: Holding onto grudges and harboring resentment.

– Chronic guilt: Feeling burdened by past mistakes and unable to forgive oneself.

– Powerlessness: Struggling to overcome personal weaknesses and temptations.

– Compulsive behavior: Being driven by uncontrollable urges or impulses.

– Inability to love: Struggling to show genuine love and compassion to others.

– Isolation: Feeling disconnected from God and others.

– Bondage to sin: Being trapped in repetitive sinful patterns.

– Lack of purpose: Feeling aimless and without a sense of meaning in life.

– Spiritual apathy: Losing interest in spiritual matters and neglecting spiritual growth.

– Entitlement: Believing that one deserves special treatment or privileges.

– Pride: Having an inflated sense of self-importance and looking down on others.

– Jealousy: Being envious of others’ possessions, relationships, or success.

– Lack of self-control: Struggling to manage one’s emotions, desires, or impulses.

– Unforgiveness: Refusing to forgive those who have wronged you.

– Unbelief: Doubting or rejecting God’s existence or promises.

– Idolatry: Worshiping or prioritizing something or someone above God.

– Legalism: Placing excessive emphasis on religious rules and rituals.

– Deception: Being easily misled or deceived by false teachings or ideologies.

– Lack of gratitude: Failing to acknowledge and appreciate God’s blessings.

– Disunity: Engaging in conflicts and divisions within the church or community.

– Lust: Having intense, uncontrolled sexual desires.

– Greed: Having an insatiable desire for wealth or material possessions.

– Impurity: Engaging in immoral thoughts, actions, or speech.

– Manipulation: Using deceit or cunning to control or exploit others.

– Impatience: Being unable to wait or accept delayed gratification.

– Hatred: Holding deep-seated animosity or ill will towards others.

– Unresolved grief: Being unable to process or heal from past losses.

– Double-mindedness: Having conflicting beliefs or loyalties.

– Self-centeredness: Putting one’s own needs and desires above others.

– Lack of humility: Failing to recognize one’s limitations and dependency on God.

– Spiritual pride: Boasting about one’s spirituality or religious accomplishments.

– Lack of integrity: Living a life of dishonesty and deceit.

– Neglecting God’s Word: Ignoring or disregarding the teachings and guidance of the Bible.

– Envy: Desiring what others have and being discontent with one’s own circumstances.

– Uncontrolled speech: Speaking hurtful, slanderous, or deceitful words.

– Bitterness: Holding onto resentment and refusing to forgive.

– Lack of self-discipline: Being unable to control one’s actions or impulses.

– Unhealthy relationships: Engaging in toxic, sexual or abusive relationships.

– Lust for power: Desiring authority and control over others.

– Superstition: Placing faith in false beliefs or practices.

– Neglecting prayer: Failing to communicate and seek God’s guidance through prayer.

– Spiritual blindness: Being unaware or indifferent to the spiritual realities around you.

– Poverty and financial restrictions

– Hypocrisy: Professing faith but living in contradiction to one’s beliefs.

– Hatred towards God: Feeling anger or resentment towards God.

– Pride in spiritual gifts: Becoming boastful or arrogant about one’s spiritual gifts.

– Disregard for the needy: Ignoring or neglecting those who are less fortunate.

– Lack of spiritual fruit: Not displaying the fruits of the Spirit, such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

– Consistently feeling burdened and oppressed.

– Experiencing a lack of joy and peace.

– Feeling trapped and unable to break free from negative patterns.

– Fear of death

– Experiencing recurring nightmares or spiritual attacks during sleep.

– Having an overwhelming fear of demonic influence or possession.

– Feeling powerless in the face of spiritual battles.

– Experiencing a lack of spiritual growth or feeling stagnant in your faith.

– Having a sense of spiritual bondage due to ancestral curses or generational patterns.

– Sicknesses that refuse to go or are recurring

– Barrenness 

– Error

All these and many more are signs that your life and family need total freedom! That you need the Indeed-kind-of breakthrough! That you need an urgent flight from Egypt!

 

WHAT IS FREEDOM?

  • Freedom is the ability to act at will
  • It is the state of being unrestricted or unencumbered by external forces, limitations, or barriers. It is the absence of constraints or impediments that allow individuals to act, think, and express themselves freely.
  • Freedom is the ability to make choices and decisions without coercion or undue influence.

These are all online definitions. But from my own experience with Christ and from His Word to us however, freedom is deeper than these. 

So, what does it mean to be really free indeed?

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FREE INDEED?

To be free indeed is:

  • A state of being completely free from the yokes, dictates, desires and burdens of the evil people of this world. 
  • A state of being totally free from the power of self and the flesh. 
  • A state of being free from negative family patterns and generational troubles. 
  • A state of entering into the rest that only Christ gives. 
  • A state of being controlled only by and being answerable only to the Holy Spirit!
  • A state of doing exactly what the Lord wants us to do, where He wants us to do it, how, when and with whom He wants us to do it. 
  • A state of daily walking  in victory over the Devil and all his wiles and being a threat to his kingdom. 

With these expositions we have had above, you know just like I do that we need a divine touch. We need to be free indeed!

We shall be praying very shortly but before then; shall we take another worship? This is titled:

 

‘I’m free’ by Lynda Randle. 

(Download here)

 

So long, I searched for life’s meaning-

Enslaved by the world and my greed-

Then the door of my prison was opened by love-

For the ransom was paid-

I was free!

 

I’m free from the fear of tomorrow-

I’m free from the guilt of my past-Woooh!

I’ve traded my shackles for a glorious song-

I’m free- Praise the Lord, free at last!

 

I am free from the guilt that I carried-

From the dull empty life- I’m set free-

For when I met Jesus he made me complete

He forgot the foolish child I used to be-

 

I’m free from the fear of tomorrow

I’m free from the guilt of my past-Oh

Oh! I traded my shackles for a glorious song-

I’m free! Praise the Lord, free at last!

OOOH! I’ve traded my shackles for a glorious song!

I’m free, Praise the Lord free at last!!

 

HALLELUYAH!

LET US NOW CLAIM OUR VICTORIES AS WE LAUNCH OUT IN PRAYERS! 

 

PRAYER POINTS

Begin to worship the Name of the Lord for the opportunity to see another Juicy July. 

  • Father Lord, I thank you for the grace of your son Jesus Christ. 
  • I thank you for the love that has called me out of darkness into the marvelous light of God. 
  • I thank you for the redemption of my life from the pit of death and the salvation of my soul. May your name be highly exalted in the name of Jesus.

(Continue to thank the Lord as you are led. Move on when you are done)

  • The Blood of Jesus! (14x) envelope this place where I am right now. Take over the atmosphere right now in the mighty Name of Jesus. 
  • I charge this place with the Blood of Jesus. I charge my spirit, soul and body with the Blood of Jesus. 
  • By the mercies of the Lord, I am washed in the Blood of Jesus (3x) and I have direct access to the Throne of grace in the Name of Jesus Christ.

(Continue to use the Blood of Jesus as you are led. Move on when you are done)

Sing this chorus THREE TIMES if you know it: 

Jesus sets me free

I cannot be bound

Jesus sets me free 

I cannot be bound

Jesus sets me free

I cannot be bound

I cannot be bound

 

NOW SHOUT:

Oh Lord, my God, help me establish my liberty today in the name of Jesus. 

NOW, SHOUT AGAIN…

Every power of darkness threatening my freedom, I command you to fall to destruction today in the name of Jesus.

 

LET’S SING THIS SONG BEFORE WE LAUNCH OUT INTO PRAYERS. It is titled

 

‘Egypt’ by Bethel Music

(Download here)

 

[Verse 1]

I won’t forget, the wonder of how You brought

Deliverance, the exodus of my heart

 

[Pre-Chorus]

You found me, You freed me

Held back the waters for my release

Oh Yahweh

 

[Chorus]

‘Cause You’re the God who fights for me

Lord of every victory

Hallelujah, hallelujah

You have torn apart the sea

You have led me through the deep

Hallelujah, hallelujah

 

[Verse 2]

A cloud by day, is a sign that You are with me

The fire by night, is a guiding light to my feet

 

[Pre-Chorus]

‘Cause You found me, You freed me

Held back the waters for my release

Oh Yahweh

 

[Chorus]

You’re the God who fights for me

Lord of every victory

Hallelujah, hallelujah

You have torn apart the sea

You have led me through the deep

Hallelujah, hallelujah

You’re the God who fights for me

Lord of every victory

Hallelujah, hallelujah

You have torn apart the sea

You have led me through the deep

Hallelujah, hallelujah

[Interlude]

 

[Bridge]

‘Cause You stepped into my Egypt

And You took me by the hand

And You marched me out in freedom

Into the promised land

And now I will not forget You

I’ll sing of all You’ve done

Death is swallowed up forever

By the fury of Your love

‘Cause You stepped into my Egypt

And You took me by the hand

You marched me out in freedom

Into the promised land

Now I will not forget You

I’ll sing of all You’ve done

Death is swallowed up forever

By the fury of Your love

 

[Chorus]

You’re the God who fights for me

Lord of every victory

Hallelujah, hallelujah

You have torn apart the sea

You have led me through the deep

Hallelujah, hallelujah

And You’re the God who fights for me

Lord of every victory

Hallelujah, hallelujah

You have torn apart the sea

You have led me through the deep

Hallelujah, hallelujah

 

[Interlude]

Come on there’s freedom in this house today, there’s joy in this place

Can you prophesy with me? You stepped in

 

[Outro]

‘Cause You stepped into my Egypt

You took me by the hand

And You marched me out in freedom

Straight into the promised land

Now I will not forget You

I’ll sing of all You’ve done

Death is swallowed up forever

By the fury of Your love

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SHALL WE BEGIN TO PRAY AGGRESSIVELY NOW?

  • Oh Lord,  I was made for Canaanland but I am in Egypt! Lord, just like the Children of Israel cried out to you out of frustration, I cry out for help today. Rescue me from Egypt, Lord! Jesus, rescue my family from Egypt by your Mighty Power in the Name of Jesus! 
  • Exodus 19:4 says ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself’. Oh, yes, I saw what you did to the Israelites in the Bible and I believe it oh Lord. Do the same for me, Lord. Fight my oppressors by Your power in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Fight my oppressors!!! (Repeat ‘fight my oppressors’ 21 times)
  • Thank You Lord for dealing with my oppressors, oh Lord. Now, I ask by Your mercies Father that You carry me on Eagles’ wings out of this land of slavery. The eagles’ wings of the Lord, carry me out of Egypt now by fire in the mighty Name of Jesus!
  • Bring me oh Lord, to Yourself! (3x) Bring me Lord to Your Will! (3x) Bring me Lord to Your promises (3x) Bring me Lord into Your plans for my life (3x) 
  • From this day forward, I am borne on eagles’ wings in the Mighty Name of Jesus. I witness unrivaled, unimagined acceleration into freedom and breakthrough now in the Mighty Name of Jesus!
  • Arise O LORD, and deliver me from this enemy (mention) which I find too strong for me in the mighty name of Jesus.
  • My dear Father, please, do not let not the wicked (mention it) swallow me up. Deliver me by Your power in the name of Jesus.
  • Oh Lord God, Frustrate all the tokens of Egypt and Pharaoh over my life and let them not prevail against me, Lord, in the name of Jesus.
  • Sweet Holy Spirit, break the bands of the wicked off my neck (demonstrate it) and deliver me from their grips, in the name of Jesus. (Repeat 7x, shaking the bands off)
  • The scripture says if the spirit of Him that raised Christ from death dwells in you, it will quicken your mortal body. Spirit of the Living Go, come overshadow my life now in the name of Jesus. 
  • The scripture says ‘Out of my distress, I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.” Lord, answer me today in the name of Jesus. I pray that you will set me free by your mighty hands in the name of Jesus.
  • Lord, I decree by the mercies of the most High, every bondage of sin in my life, break to pieces today in the name of Jesus.
  • In every way that sin has rendered me incapacitated, I pray that your power will free me in the name of Jesus.
  • It is written, ‘Decree a thing, and it shall be established.’ Lord, I speak my liberty into reality in the name of Jesus. I refuse to continue to wallow in toxic slavery in the name of Jesus. 
  • The Bible says if the son sets you free, you are free indeed. I seal my liberty with the Blood of Christ in the name of Jesus.
  • I break every yoke of slavery in my life with the fire of the holy ghost. The scripture says by the anointing, every yoke shall be destroyed. Every yoke of slavery, I decree by the anointing of the Holy Ghost, be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.
  • Lord, I come against every power of oppression hovering over my life. Every form of giant that is hindering me from being who God wants me to be, fall to death in the name of Jesus.
  • Lord, by the reason of the new covenant that was made possible through the blood of Christ, I come against every negative covenant working against my life in the name of Jesus.
  • I decree by the authority of heaven, I’m free from every bondage of sickness in the name of Jesus. I take my liberation from sickness today in the name of Jesus. (Do for all the bondages you want to be free from.
  • Lord, I thank you because I’m no longer slave to ….. anymore. I thank you because I have acquired my dominance through the blood of Christ. I thank you that my liberation is made certain in the name of Jesus.
  • Holy Spirit, by the mercies of God, frustrate every demonic arrest of my spirit-man, in Jesus name.(14x)
  • Blood of Jesus (7x), remove any unprogressive label from every aspect of my life, in Jesus’ name.
  • Gracious Redeemer, establish me a holy person unto Yourself, in Jesus’ name.
  • From today, I speak my liberation into reality in the name of Jesus. (7x)

 

RAISE YOUR PRAYER JOURNAL TO GOD AND PRAY ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL REQUESTS.

When you are done, sing and celebrate the freedom the Lord has given you with this song:

 

‘I’m so glad’ by Marty Nystrom

(Download here)

 

I’m so glad

Jesus set me free

I’m so glad

Jesus set me free

I’m so glad

Jesus set me free

Singing glory, hallelujah

Jesus set me free

 

[Chorus 2]

Satan had me bound

But Jesus set me free

Satan had me bound

But Jesus set me free

Satan had me bound

But Jesus set me free

Singing glory, hallelujah

Singing glory, hallelujah

Singing glory, hallelujah

Jesus set me free

 

[Chorus 1]

I’m so glad

Jesus set me free

I’m so glad

Jesus set me free

I’m so glad

Jesus set me free

Singing glory, hallelujah

Singing glory, hallelujah

Singing glory, hallelujah

Singing glory, hallelujah

Jesus set me free

 

See you in the house at 9pm for the Bible Study!

 

 

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2 responses to “FLIGHT FROM EGYPT”

  1. I’m glad that Jesus set me free and from today forward I’m borne on eagles wings. Hallelujah

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