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Genesis 15:9-18

In Genesis 15:9-18 God makes a covenant with Abram, promising him descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky but then God gave Abram time frame that his seed will be in captivity for 400 years.

Here we will be discussing strategies for overcoming delays in achieving goals and moving forward in life, where you will get knowledge about breaking free from procrastination and taking action to avoid delays in progress.

Delay is a real concept that can be experienced in both natural and spiritual dimensions. This means that delays can occur as a result of both physical circumstances and spiritual obstacles. The scripture emphasizes that God has not given us a spirit of fear, so we must overcome fear in order to defeat it. Delay and fear are both two-dimensional, with delay being physical and spiritual. To overcome these obstacles, one does not need to focus on the physical body, but rather on the spiritual realm. The word emphasizes the importance of fearing God over fearing those who can harm the physical body. It highlights the significance of the spirit in defining humanity, implying that without the spirit, a person cannot truly be considered human. Delay can be seen in two dimensions: the physical delay itself and the spiritual aspect known as the spirit of delay. This spirit cannot be overcome through conventional methods, and instead requires a supernatural approach to be addressed effectively. In order to overcome delays, one must confront them with a determined and proactive attitude. The word emphasizes that if you are only addressing physical delays and ignoring spiritual ones, you will not make progress and your efforts will be ineffective.

What is delay? Delay refers to a period in which no growth or progress is seen except for aging. It is seen as a hindrance to achieving prophecies and advancing in life. Delay does not care about the prophecies spoken over your life, even if they were given by great men of God. Rather delay gets excited when it sees progress and prophecies, and it does not show any respect for them. Note that delaying addressing issues can lead to denial, take caution when subscribing to non-biblical philosophies. The phrase “delay is not denial” is an excuse created by the devil to justify procrastination in believers’ lives. Delaying dealing with an issue will eventually lead to denying its existence.

Many people struggle with delays impacting their lives significantly. Failure to address this negative trait or issue will result in future generations inheriting it. Genesis 15:13 states that God told Abram that his descendants would be in captivity for 400 years. This text explains that the captivity of the children of Israel was not the work of the devil, but rather a fulfillment of God’s word to Abram. The Israelites stayed in captivity for more than 400 years originally prophesied in Exodus 12:40, ultimately falling out of God’s prophetic calendar. The scripture discusses how the Israelites faced delays despite God’s promises being true, highlighting the idea that delays can hinder progress regardless of authority. The text discusses the concept of delays in God’s timing, using the example of the Israelites staying in Egypt for more than the 400 years. It emphasizes that while delays may occur, they do not hinder God’s plans but can impact individuals. Delay is not the only factor at play, as it is often accompanied by stagnation and backwardness.

When God speaks to someone about you, delays can prevent them from fulfilling what God had asked them to do in your life. The passage in 1 Kings 19:15-17 shows God speaking to the prophet Elijah, instructing him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha for specific purposes. The scripture discusses the oversight of Elijah in forgetting to anoint Jehu as king, despite anointing two others. This suggests that Jehu’s situation had moved beyond the natural realm, as it is unusual for a prophet to forget such an important task. Prophet Elijah was taken to heaven with an anointment of king Jehu. Jehu was so frustrated about his destiny that he ended up becoming a soldier, yet God sees him as a king. This tells us that delay does not discriminate based on education or qualifications and can have negative impacts regardless of one’s level of expertise or experience. Delay can diminish the value of a person’s accomplishments or credentials. “Delay will turn your degree into a decoration.

Delay is so stubborn even if they say education is the key to success, delay will come and change the lock where someone has the key, but the wrong lock and they cannot open the door. Delay is so mean that it can come and deal with the whole community, school, or family, Delay is not merciless.


1. Every padlock of stagnation be broken right now.

2. All alters of delay and backwardness are being broken right now.

3. You are breaking free from delay and the spirit of delay.

4. Whoever tried to bury your destiny, let it be broken right now.

5. The days of weeping are over. You shall walk in power and dominion

In 2 Kings 9: 1-3 NIV, A revelation has been said here because Jeru had been delayed enough. It comes to pass that Elisha years later, Elisha remembered Jeru.  They shall call you even in places you least expect, The Lord is about to remember you today, unexpected blessings are on the way and the Lord will remember and acknowledge you in surprising places.

 With the Apostolic grace upon the president of New Life Global, the Apostle of southern Africa, the Apostle of our generation and the prophet to the nations declares that with belief and readiness, the spirit of delay will be broken, and your life will be re-arranged, leading to a significant transformation.

Victory is yours!!


  • Gudani
    Posted February 19, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    This service was fire fire I can’t wait for next week

  • Julieth
    Posted February 19, 2024 at 7:46 pm

    What a power docimentary. So informative.

  • Kabelo Matlou
    Posted February 19, 2024 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you so much for this…

  • Camilla R Peterson
    Posted February 20, 2024 at 1:03 am

    No more delay. Moving Forward. A mighty God. We serve. My God! Blessings. Thank you. 🙏🏽

  • Conny Hasebeng
    Posted February 20, 2024 at 5:35 am

    I I’m experiencing a delay in is been years nothing seems to be working for me..

  • Nonyameko Somyalo
    Posted May 7, 2024 at 2:46 am

    II am in need of deliverance in the spirit of delay, rejection, unemployment and poverty

  • Didier Elioref
    Posted May 12, 2024 at 5:27 am

    Be patient as you wait for the Lord to help you.
    Trust him to bring help.
    Do not become upset when bad people seem to do well,
    when their wicked ideas really happen.
    Do not become angry or upset!
    It will only bring trouble for you.
    Wicked people will disappear one day!
    But people who trust the Lord for help
    will live safely in the land that he has given to them. (psalms 37:7-9) amen selah

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