TEXTS: John 11:39, Matt. 2:15, Esther 8:7


John 11:39: Jesus said, “Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days”.

Matt. 2:15:”And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son”.

We are destined to shine and reign but in actual fact, a lot of people are yet to experience illumination in their lives and careers. Today, the glory of many children of God are covered in the grave and until the stone is taken away, they may never see a better day. “Herod had to die for Jesus to shine”.

The stone at the tomb of Lazarus had to be taken away to enable him rise and shine again. In like manner, whatever the enemy has assigned to torment your destiny must die for you to reign in life.

Whatever is it that is still working against your shinning? today, the end has come to them all. Your portion in life is not frustration nor failure, you are a seed of the Lord, created for His glory.

There are Herods that want to hinder our stars from shinning as they did to the Lord Jesus Christ. Many atimes, these could be household enemies or spirit of witch crafts. We must pray authoritatively and aggressively at this point, that the same way God terminated Herod against Jesus, those enemies would be terminated. Every monitoring spirit against our shinning shall be consumed by fire. God destined your life to be on the rising side but there are forces designed by the enemy to prevent you from rising. You must take the battle to the gate of the enemy (Job 5:12)

Discussion Points

  1. The stone was laid on the tomb of Lazarus but Jesus commanded it to be removed. What are the implications of this stone for the future of Lazarus? (Remember that his destiny was sealed by this stone).
  2. What are those things in our family backgrounds that have constituted themselves as ‘stones’ against our lives. Please mention them one by one because they must be rolled away at this prayer session, (They are in our family backgrounds, so let us do a thorough research).
  3. What can we learn from the life of Jabez as he took his case to God in I Chor. 4:9-10.
  4. Jesus Christ knew that this same stone placed on Lazarus’ tomb would be laid on Him too when He died but He told them “I am the resurrection and the life”. This means no stone of any kind has the capacity to stand against Him. Be ready today to partner with Him to roll away your own stone. What happens if one is not fully in Christ?
  5. Discuss those things in our lives that the devil can use to lay a stone on our destiny? Mention those ones in your life that must be dealt with in this prayer session.
  6. Make a List of all the ‘Herods’ against your life now that want to extinguish your star.


  1. I command every cloud of failure to disappear in my life in the mighty name of Jesus.
  2. Let Your power O Lord, keep me and my family from evil on all sides, in the name of Jesus.
  3. O Lord, give me and my family rest on every side in the mighty name of Jesus.
  4. O Lord, let Your power overshadow me and my family in the mighty name of Jesus.
  5. O Lord, let every power working against my destiny begin to fall in the mighty name of Jesus.
  6. I command any evil manifestation in my life to cease in the mighty name of Jesus
  7. No domestic disaster is permitted in my family in the mighty name of Jesus
  8. O Lord, let there be a final end to unpleasant or ugly situation in my life and family in the name of Jesus.
  9. I command every power assigned to trouble my life to die in the name of Jesus.
  10. I receive anointing to shine in life and ministry in the mighty name of Jesus.
  11. O Lord, baptize me with wisdom for excellence in the mighty name of Jesus.
  12. Arrow of failure and poverty, return to sender in the mighty name of Jesus.
  13. O Lord, transfer the wealth of the gentiles to me in the mighty name of Jesus.
  14. I cancel every word spoken against my breakthrough in the mighty name of Jesus.
  15. I recover all my stolen blessings in the mighty name of Jesus.
  16. I unseat every power sitting on my breakthrough in the mighty name of Jesus.
  17. My home shall be a blessing to others in the mighty name of Jesus.
  18. O Lord, surprise us in our families with the grace of abundance in the mighty name of Jesus.
  19. I come against every household enemy, holding down my progress in life and smash evil mirror or camera being used to monitoring me.
  20. Open to John 11:39-44 and pray that the power of His Resurrection will cause your Lazarus to come out of the grave where mighty men have buried him.
  21. Pray that God will turn your present threats to challenges and opportunities to climb to higher ground (Psalm 18:29,33).
  22. In unison, let us make the following pronouncements:
  • Lord, as from now, my star will attract favor, either from long or short distances. I will be raised above my contemporaries
  • Because my Redeemer liveth, I cancel my name, family and loved ones from death register, by fire by force.
  • I will not go round in circles again but I will make tangible progress. All my past failures are converted to success in Jesus Name.
  • I reject every attempt of the devil to turn my feet away from the place of victory. I will continuously walk in testimony.

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