Let us look briefly at the key words in this message
“Destiny” and “Programming.” One’s destiny could refer to: • Your course of life and the events that make it up. • An event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future. • Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you.) While programming may be defined as the “general setting and ordered timing for planned events.”
The aforementioned may be best understood in computer language. The computer is fashioned after man. In computer science a programme is a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute. Programming is creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something.
As regards a person destiny and programming we may consider the following facts: • For every human destiny there is a programme behind it.
• A person’s destiny can be programmed and re-programmed.
• For every life programme there is a programmer- that is, the person who writes the programme.
• The destiny programme is the blueprint of a person’s life.
• Like all programmes destiny programmes can be re-written and constantly updated.
Who are those that can programme of re-programme a human destiny?
God is the ultimate programmer. He wrote the program for the world; the fate of mankind; that of nations and virtually everything under the sun. He is the original programmer for the life of every creature, including individual human beings. Psalm 37: 23 says states: Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. While in Jeremiah we read: Jeremiah 1:5 (5) Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou earnest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Both verses refer to the fact that God has written a program for every human life.
The next human destiny programmer is Satan. Satan successfully re-wrote the destiny of Adam and Eve. He re-programmed their destiny and sent them to Hell. It is the evil programming and re-programming of Satan that is responsible for the wickedness in the world today. Although, as it is made clear in the case of Job, Satan cannot touch the life of an individual or nation without the knowledge and permission of God. He is the brain behind the origin of all evil. No wonder the bible tells us in 2 Corinthians that Satan is the god of this world: 2Corithains 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The third and last programmer of a human destiny is man. A man can re-programme his own destiny. A man can re-programme the destiny of another person with or without the person’s permission or knowledge. Many people have had their lives and destiny re-programmed as a result of the activities of other. Numerous kind of negative statements all serve to programme a person’s destiny. Even the negative things we say about ourselves could have the same effect. How a destinies programmed and re-programmed
Programming Dreams and Visions
As stated earlier a person’s destiny can be programmed and re-programmed. One way this is done is through dreams and visions. There are both positive and negative dreams and visions. Both of these could serve the purpose of setting the life or course of a person in a particular direction. God re-programmed the destiny of Abraham through a vision. The bible tells us that God appeared to him and told him to count the stars in the sky and the sand of the shore. He told him that as both were uncountable, so would his seed would be:
Genesis 13:14-16 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: (15) For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. (16) And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. In both instances God was positively programming the life of Abraham. He was making him see himself as a father of many nations. By counting the stars and sand Abraham God wanted Abraham to imagine and figure the greatness of his offspring.
God also re-programmed the destiny of Jacob through a dream. Concernng him we read: Genesis 28:12-14 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. (13) And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; (14) And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Once again we see God programming a person for greatness. He wanted Jacob to see himself in a new light. He wanted him to figure himself as was the head of a great lineage.
Finally, another example of God programming a destiny through a dream was that of Nebuchadnezzar. He had a dream of a mighty tree being hewed down and a voice declaring its fate: Daniel 4:14-16 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: (15) Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: (16) Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him. All of these things eventually happened to King Nebuchadnezzar who was turn into a beast by God to humble him.
Sugesstion and Auto-suggesstion
A person’s destiny can be programmed through suggestion and auto suggestion. Satan re-programmed the destiny of Eve and Adam through this means. He suggested that they should take a re-look at the fruit of the tree of knowledge and wisdom. He suggested that they disobeyed God by eating from it.
Blessings and Curses
A blessing or a curse can re-programme a person’s destiny. David re-programmed the destiny of Joab’s lineage by placing a curse upon his head. 2 Samuel 3:28-29 And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner: (29) Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread. As a result of this the entire offspring of Joab was cursed. Prophet Elisha reprogrammed the destiny of Gehazi by curses him with leprosy. 2 Kings 5:26-27 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? (27) The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow. We also read of the cases of Jacob and Noah who dictated the destiny of their children by blessings those that deserved blessings, and cursing those that deserved curses.
We have established that each destiny has its own original programme. However, just as a computer owner must protect the system from computer hackers’ and viruses, a person’s destiny must be protected from spiritual viruses and destiny hackers. Let us look at these terms:
A hacker is a programmer who breaks into computer system in order to steal or change or destroy information. This act is in modern day parlance known as cyber-terrorism.
A virus is a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.
Anti-virus software Programme
To prevent viruses we have what are called anti-virus software programme. Such programmes detect virus and remove them before they can effect damage. Programmes such as Norton, Spyware and NOD 32 are among the common Anti-virus programmes known. They are only effective however when installed on the computer to be protected. How does this relates to human destinies? just as a hacker could seek to a hack a computer, Satan and the enemy in form of man are the ultimate hackers of Human destinies.
Likewise, sin or the belief that you have committed an erroris the virus of life while the Holy Ghost serves as the antivirus. Just as you need to install the antivirus software on your computer for it to be protected we need to have the Holy Ghost in our lives for us to be protected from satanic hacking and spiritual viruses.
A negative or bad dream could actually be likened to the introduction of a computer virus into ones destiny. It is the reflection of the fact that the devil is trying to hijack one’s life and re-programme it for evil. But just as you do not throw away a computer discovered to have been affected by a virus (but you rather take it to a technician for repairs) having a negative dream does not mean that one should give up in despair. Rather one needs to reverse the negative aspect of the dream though positive confession and faith in the Holy Spirit. This is why the bible states in 1 John 4:4: "...greater is he that I in you than he that is in the world."
Having a negative dream is similar to a person driving down a motorway who encounters a crossroad with sign-posts. At the crossroad one needs to decide which direction to take. If you take the wrong direction and a few metres down the road notice a signpost indicating that you are driving in the wrong direction you do not give up driving. Rather, you look for a means of turning the car back or getting back on the right track. The fact that you discovered you have hit the wrong road does not mean you will not get to your destination, but that you have to make a change and take a different direction.
Likewise, while driving if you encounter a signpost that indicates you are on the right path, you do not park the car and start rejoicing as if you have already arrived at your destination. You keep on driving until you get to your destination. The signpost is just an indicator that you are on course.
Dreams work in a similar manner. They just serve as signpost to what may likely happen. A negative dream is an indicator that the devil is trying to take us down the wrong lane. The dream indicates that if we continue to do the same thing we may end up with a particular unwanted situation. However, just as a sign post that we are heading in the wrong direction does not mean that we have to eventually get there; the outcome of a negative dream does not have to occur if we know how to take control and reverse the outcome to our favour. Just as you are expected to turn the car back when you realise that you are heading in the wrong direction, whenever you have a wrong dream, wake up, and reverse the negative situation through prayer, positive pronouncement, faith and confession.
Many people express fear and dismay whenever they have a negative dream. They act as if it is irreversable but that is not true. In fact, remeber that what you have dreamed about has not yet happened. It is still just a dream. It is only what the devil is trying to make happen. It is still left for you to decide whether it will or not.
The same principle is applicable when a person has a positive dream. The fact that you had a positive dream does not mean you should just relax waiting for it to manifest. Just as a signpost telling you that your desired destination is a few miles ahead requires that you continue driving in the same direction, a positive dream indicates that if you continue doing the right things you will experience a positive outcome. A person who dreams positively and then starts to live fear and doubt and fea could end up in trouble.
Many people’s lives have been reprogrammed by the devil. Unfortunately, they have failed to address the problem. As stated earlier, the fact that you have a negative dream, or that someone says something negative concerning your life does not mean that it will happen. It is only an attempt to re-programme your destiny. You need to reject it. Likewise, the fact that you have positive dream does not mean that whatever you do, the positive dream will manifest. You must believe in God, remain faithful, believe in your God given talents and arise up and claim the dreams outcome!
This reminds one of the story of a brother. One day after his marriage he went out in his car with his wife and mother in-law. The wife got out of the car to get something while the brother sat in the car with the elder woman. He said she came over to the front seat, looked him in the face and started to predict that numerous negative things that would happen to their marriage – including the fact that the wife would one day become insane!
At the time the mother-in- law made the prediction the brother said there was nothing wrong with his wife or marriage. However, when he was narrating the story the wife was already experiencing mental problems with the brother spending virtually all of his savings to seek treatment for her without success- just as the woman had predicted.
While narrating the story the brother said he initially disregarded what the mother-in-law said since she was not really a religious person. Looking back, however, he was baffled that the woman could predict the future of their marriage with so much accuracy!
The truth is that the mother-in-law had not predicted the future. She had only re-programmed the destiny of the marriage by speaking negatively into it! Satan used her to re-programme the marriage for evil! It was explained to the brother that if immediately he had used his mouth to reject what the mother-in –law said in the name of Jesus and adequate faith it would not have come to past.
A victim of satanic programming only needs to break the evil programme and re-programme his destiny positively.
How to re-programme you life positively
• Read and meditate on positive passages of your bible daily.
Have a Bible reading plan in accordance with • Joshua 1:8.
• Confess positive statements. • Reject evil statements.
• Claim positive prayers and dreams.
• Visualise yourself being what you want to be, not what you are.
Remember, “As a man thinketh so he is.” • Cancel evil curses, prayers and dreams.
• Identify evil trends in your life, trace their roots and cancel them.
• Reject all forms of fear.
• Every evil re-programming of my destiny be reversed in the name of Jesus.
• Satanic programmes and programmers my life is not your candidate, I nullify you effect over my life in the name of Jesus.
• I cancel and reject any negative dream I have had in the name of Jesus.
• Lord, deliver me from any satanic pronouncement spoken into my life in the name of Jesus.
• My destiny shall not be reprogrammed for evil in the name of Jesus.
• Any evil programmed into my life through negative dreams, I reverse you in the name of Jesus.
•Enough is enough, I refuse to allow the devil dictate my destiny in Jesus name.
• Any man or woman, re-programming my life and destiny I neutralise your programme and reverse it in my favour.
• Viruses created via the spoken word,prophecies, curses, evil thought and the evil eye against my life and destiny be removed and nullified in the name of Jesus.
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