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21st October 2022

Scripture Reading: Acts 12: 1-19


“And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.” (Acts 12: 7)

In our Focal Scripture, an angel showed up in the prison where Peter was held, and he commanded Peter to arise. Immediately, the chains that were used to hold Peter down, fell off. The angel did not need to speak to the chains. He only needed to get Peter to arise, and Peter’s rising dealt with the chains that kept him down. The angel told Peter to rise, and the chain gave up on Peter. Peter’s rising took care of the chains.

Friend, if you dare to arise, there are chains that will fall off; if you arise, there are infiltrations of the kingdom of darkness that will not remain; if you arise, there are sicknesses in your body that will give up and give way; if you arise, some prayer points will literally become answers; as you arise, the chains you inherited will be broken on their own accord; as you arise, bondages that have followed you for years will be broken.

Peter did not need a special touch for his chains to fall off; he simply arose and the chains found their place. Peter arose, and he didn’t even need to pray against the chains anymore. There are prayers you will not even need to make if only you can arise. There are battles that will end naturally the moment you arise. Delays, destiny stagnations, health challenges, demonic enchantments, etc. will fall off as you arise.

Arise from your slumber; arise from the place of spiritual tiredness; arise in the place of prayer; arise in your commitment and service to God; grow up; become more in God; grow your prayer fire; go back to your consecration; let your altar receive fresh fire; let the coldness of your spirit man be exchanged with the raw fire from heaven; let your faith rise again; let your commitment rise again; dare to arise again.

Remember, the moment Peter arose, his chains fell off and he was free. Dare to arise, and your chains will fall off. Dare to outgrow your chains, and they will no longer hold you back.


As I arise, every chain will fall off, in Jesus’ name!

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“Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.” (Isaiah 52: 2)

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