BIBLE TEXT: 1 Peter 2:24

Prayer: Father, covenant-keeping God, You have brought me thus far; please don’t abandon me. 

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. – 1 Peter 2:24

There is a spiritual law of substitution. It is a law of God but Satan can copy, he can’t create but he can copy. If you ask the elders they will tell you when someone is seriously sick and is about to die and you go to the herbalist, they will tell the relatives to go and bring a dress, a goat and some other things and they will do whatever they do and they will ask the relatives to bring a trunk of the banana tree, then they will put the dress of the person to the trunk of the banana and attach somethings. They will tell a relative of the sick person to go and drop the effigy to a crossroad, preferable in the center of the city at night. They will tell them to drop it and not look back. It will be at night, you expect everybody to be sleeping in their house, but there will be someone who decides to go and visit another fellows wife at night and he will be returning home and see the effigy, miraculously the one who saw the effigy will die and the one whose relative brought the effigy will have a good story to tell because the sick person will recover miraculously; they call it substitution. 

If you have an appointment with death there will a substitution this morning

Proverbs 11:8 – The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. 

Exodus 14:21-28 The children of Israel were delivered from destruction and the Egyptian army was substituted. Daniel 3:19-30 Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego were meant to roast but were delivered out of the fire, but substitutions were made for them, the mighty men that would bring to the fire caught fire. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den but substitution was made. Those who conspired that he should thrown to them 

Anyone planning to throw you into the den of lions, himself and his family will be your substitute

This is why you must make sure every member of our family is in Christ because if the enemy comes for you and God is looking for a substitute, God have mercy. 

I decree today, every danger coming your way shall be diverted

2 Corinthians 5:21 – God decided He will pick His son and make Him sin even though He does not know sin, so that you and I can become righteousness of God in Him. God wants you to have somebody who will be your substitute and it is the righteous who will be delivered from death, it is the unrighteous who will go as a substitute, so He made Jesus Christ sin, so He can be your substitute. When you study the word of God deeply enough, you will discover that in the various ways where you need substitution Jesus was there – 1 John 1:7, 2 Corinthians 8:9

Do you know why Jesus never married? He had to suffer loneliness so you don’t have to suffer loneliness – Hebrews 13:5. He didn’t have a biological child so that you can never be barren.

If you are going to kill someone, you don’t need to beat him, it doesn’t make sense, but they had to beat Jesus. He had to know the pain in the flesh, so that the pain in your flesh will be dealt with. Because He has paid for sickness, ache, pain that’s why in Mark 16:17 He said all power has been given unto him and everyone who believes in Him shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. 

None of you will get out of here with any sickness

It is your duty to tell sickness and disease you can’t stay in my body, my substitute has already paid. 2 Corinthians 6:1 – Don’t waste the grace of God, God has paid so you don’t have to be poor. God has paid so you don’t have to barren. Whatever you think you need has been paid for, claim your benefits.

If you are not in Christ and you are suffering, why won’t you suffer. You can surrender your life to Christ today. 

Prayer: Father, don’t let your suffering be in vain over me

Father, in all the areas that sudden death is waiting for me, arise and apply the law of substitution for me.

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