12 ¶ Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 says:
To delay means to retard, to hinder to prolong, to postpone until a later date, to slow something down longer than expected or to be confined to waiting room of life. It means to arrest, to detain, to suspend or to withhold. Generally, it is to slow down, this is why I keep telling people to beware of certain dreams such as picking snails, picking tortoises etc. these are terrible dreams of delay. There are several kinds of delay.
Destiny is a foundation of time. Destiny is an interest of God that is why He created it. Destiny is an interest of man because man want fulfillment. Destiny too is an interest of the devil because he targets the destiny of people. Satan troubles a person because of his future. So, most times, when the devil finds that he cannot derail a person because’s destiny, he will delay it, believing that when that happens, the person will be destroyed. The first foolish virgins delayed the purchase of their oil. They bought what they should buy at the wrong time. They delayed and the door was shut. The door of destiny can be closed when it closed; it is finished, decree by the decree of Heaven that you will not regret, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Delay is a destruction, God knew this when He asked the angels to drag Lot out of Sodom. Most delay is programmed by the enemy.
There is only one good type of delay and that is divine delay. All others are bad. God sometimes delays deliverance and breakthroughs for His own specific purpose. For example if God knows you arte going to be involved in a motor accident in future, He may decide to puncture your tyre now so when you are busy fixing the tyre, the tragedy will happen without you being involved. There are people who, if they caught up with a car at Motor Park, they would not be alive today. But something delaying or prevented them from getting to that place and the time they got there, the vehicle they were rushing to catch up with had crashed. So, by divine intervention, they were delayed. That is the only good delay.
Delay can be categorized as follows:
- Divine delay
- Personal delay lives in the case of Lot. 15 ¶ And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
- Programmed delay
- Inheritaged delay
- Witchcraft delay
- Unconscious delay. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. The delay caused by their no acquiring exral oil made the door to be shut against them. I decree by the decree of Heaven that every limitation, stagnation and staleness that the enemy has fired into your life should die in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
- Hidden delay
- Marital delay
- Prosperity delay
- Progress delay
- Strongman delay. This is when a strongman is assigned to detain and delay a person
- Evil dedication delay
- Evil covenant and curses delay. But one fact I want you to know that most delays in good things are sponsored by the enemy. Most of these delays are programmed by enemies of our destinies and this is very serious.
Most of delays are programmed by the enemy. When you do the right thing at the wrong time, it is not good enough. When you begin to suffer postponement of blessing, unnecessary hatred by people who should help you, inability of destiny helpers to locate you, retardation in business or career, repeat sickness that lingers on until it renders you financially useless, deferment of appointments for good things etc are forms of satanic delay. Perhaps satanic delay has brought to a situation where the enemy is laughing at you, you have come to a place where delay is now leading to bitterness, anger and provocation, it is causing you weeping and making you wearing and uncomfortable, it is bringing accusation and counter accusation, and you are being called witch or wizard, you need to pray. Some people have backslide completely as a result of this; they have left Jesus Christ. Some, while seeking alternative solution fall victims with wrong religious cage of eternal problems. “A woman who was looking for the fruit of the womb, Her-in-law wanted to throw her out, she went to ‘a man of God’ which said she should of her cloth for crosscheck if the anointing to bear children is still in her body and she did,” delay pushed her into that kind of a thing. I pray that anything the had programmed into your life that is making your life forcerated will lead to your breakthrough. The power of God crushes delay now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. There is an enemy at the gate that does not want believers to possess their possessions.
CAUSES OF DELAY
- Sin and disobedience: delay has some causes; the greatest of them is sin. If you are living a life of sin, God will abandon you, HE says, psalm 125:5 ‘As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel. If you are living in disobedience and sin, you need to repent.
- Idolatry delay
- Evil covenant and curses
- Satanic background
- Satanic dedication
- Demonic arresting a person to one spot. 1 ¶ Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. 2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying, 3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. Deuteronomy 2; they were roaming around the same place. The spirit of delay and beating about the bush had caught up with them.
- Spiritual ignorance. There are so many young people who say they are born-0again but have not started praying yet.
- Heavy loads. Delay can be caused by what we call heavy loads. When the enemy sees that somebody is progressing too fast, he will put a heavy load on his lead so that it can slow down. Nay young brothers and sisters do not understand that sex outside marriage is a heavy load which the enemy is putting on them to slow down their destiny, before they realized it, the enemy would have put a trailer load of luggage on their heads and they cannot move again.
- Helpers famine
- Spiritual indecision
- Wrong use of tongue: using your tongue wrongly can cause delay. Those men said they were like grasshoppers in Numbers 14 and God said, ‘so shall it be since you said it with your mouth that you are like grasshoppers.
- Fear of the future
- Closed gate. God gave the Israelites Jericho but the enemy had closed the gate. Do you find it difficult to start or finish a project? Do you do profitless hard work? Are divine helpers that are supposed to help you rejecting you? Do you have a very bad job or you are even jobless? Are you attacked in the dream with cobwebs, snail, chains, being tied down, getting into hole and not coming out? All these are evidence that you are being tied down.
WHAT IS WAY OUT
- You must ensure that there is no sin in your life: any sin in your life will delay your miracle: any sin in your life will make God to tarry in coming to you aid. The Bible says that His hands are not short so that He cannot help but your sins have made Him to go far away from you.
- You most have faith: you most have faith, patient and steadfastness, if the delay is from God, you must pray enquiry prayer to know whether God is telling you to wait or saying, ‘no, this is an attack, treat it like of war, ‘and then with violent prayer, you seek for divine intervention. From the book of exodus chapter 4, God was telling pharaoh, “let my people go” and He continue all through the chapter 12 that the yoke of delay was completely crushed.
Violent prayer is the only way out of the yoke of satanic delay. Violent prayers have the ability to break through closed doors. Violent prayer is the only prayer that violates the law of gravity, it takes it by force, and it will break through to Heavens itself. Violent prayers will break every ritual and formality. Although violent prayer sound offensive in many ears like it happened on the day Jesus Christ stood, “Lazarus, come forth.” It was very offensive.
There is an enemy at the gate that does not want believers to possess their possessions but with violent prayer they will be destroyed. Violent prayers are relentless prayer that shakes the gate of hell. God is happy when He sees someone who can pray that kind of prayer because the Bible say, you who remain Jehovah give him no peace until He has made Jerusalem a peace in the land, it says give Jehovah no peace, continue to bombard and pound the Heaven with prayers.
The prayer point now have be prepared by Holy Ghost and as you being to pray them, strange awesome things will begin to happen and what the enemy thinks’ he has already concluded will be reversed by he overhauling power of God and there will be a way.
However, if you have not surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, do not bother to pray this prayer because they will not work. If you are ready to give your life to Christ, say this prayer, “Father, in Jesus name, I come before you now. I confess my sins and repent of them. Forgive me Lord and cleanse me with your blood. Lord Jesus Christ come into my life and takes over my life in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen
- Arrows of satanic delay fired into my star system, come out and die in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
- Arrows of backwardness fired into my hands and legs come out and die in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth
- Chains of stagnation break in my life in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
- Delay tactics organized against my joy, scatter in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Arrows of disappointments come out in my life and die in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Thou power of hard life come out of my life and die in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth
- Arrows of shame, backfire in the name of JESUS CHRIST OF Nazareth
- Every power assigned to make me rise and fall, you are a liar, die in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Every power of my father’s house that is delaying my progress I command you to die in Jesus name.
- Satanic decree over my picture, catch fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Every agent of delay assigned against me from this direction, I command you to die in the name of Jesus Christ. (pray this prayer pointing to the north, south, east and west, then point top the ground and Heavens)
- Every all of Jericho blacking my way, scatter by fire in the name of Jesus Christ.