Fri, Aug 04, 2017
Breaking the cycle of non-accomplishment because the devils plan is to sabotage your calling. 1) Refusal that your adversity have advantage over you. You must not allow your adversary to have an upper hand. 2) Passion for divine justice. You need to hunger for justice to succeed and prosper. Justice is God's character or personality. The calling is more important than everything else in you life, the life is just an instrument. When you are more interested in saving your own life rather than the will of God this leads to non-accomplishment. Accomplishment requires patience, perseverance and resistance. The calling is your radiance and glory. 3) Refuse to be comfortable in contradiction. Humans adapt easily and get comfortable living a mediocre life than being uncomfortable in glory. 4) Zeal - you need to be determined to break the cycle of non-accomplishment. 5). Prayer - pray without season, never giving up. Prayer is key to accomplishing your calling.
To be an agent of change you have to fight. The first level is fighting with God. The second level is fight with self. Wresting with self is number one priority for a real change. 1) Purification - absence of confusion. Development purifies as you shed off things that contradict with your real self. 2) Feed on the food your name feeds on - the right food for your name.You cannot feed on anything, you need to sieve through and choose what you listen to, and your company etc. 3) Good management of your calling. Be a faithful and good manager of what God has entrusted you with. Because God did not make a mistake about you but you have to commit to the construction site.
Jacob wrestled with God. The fight is to become your real true self. In the fight with God, Jacob connected with God, refused to let go. Because everything on earth is organized to stray you away from God. The real battle is when we are bound with God. The moment Jacob was intertwined with God he became Prince, Israel. 1) Dependence - submit to God so he can master you. 2) Attachment - intimacy, doing life deeper together. Being a friend and not a servant. 3) Resemblance - when Israel is with God he becomes God. Change only occurs when you have dependency; and have understood the priority of friendship and can sacrifice everything for intimacy with Jesus; and when you have understood that your change is in resemblance to Jesus.
God changes names when you wrestle with him. The name signifies victory, crown, dimension - you win it. Jacob was nothing without God but became a prince with God (Israel). The biggest life to set your life free is with God. The first level is fighting with God. When you fight with God he requires 1) Dependence, it is unnatural because of our flesh. You need violence to overcome the spirit of independence for the holy spirit to govern us. Because our real self is intertwined with God, that is why we become our real self when we draw near to him. Dependence goes hand in hand with trust. Obedience does not go further than where your trust is (Hebrews 11: 17). God weakens us so we can fully depend on him. 2) Dominion, for God does not walk with someone unless he is Lord. Submission to God is a result of trust in him.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
The name is the real you. We all have 3 potential names - personality or character, journey or story and the Word of God or inheritance. The first two names are given automatically while the third one you have to fight for. The Word of God is your real name, it is the name that God gives you. Your real name comes through battles. When you want a real change, there are different levels to fight; 1) Fight with God, 2) Fight with self, 3) Fight with man and 4) Fight with the demons or spirit of sabotage. In the fight with God, prayer is the principle matter. The only way to be the Word of God, is to pray and deny self (1 Peter 4: 7). You need to fight for dependence (submission) and let God master you.
For change to occur you have to be an agent of change. An agent of change does not look at how things are in the natural or how they have started. You need to become the person, for the promise for the promise to come to pass. You cannot wait for others to change, for the events of your life to change, you need to deal with your internal self. You need to be intimate with God for his promises to manifest. For the problem is not the fight but the pressures of life. We need to fight for our fortune and inheritance. Fighting is a blessing not a curse or burden. Or are at risk to end up being someone else than what God has intended for you to be.
What we have done in the last few days was an investment. No matter how small the result you have seen might look, hang onto it and praise God.
The word spoken upon us, the promises given, the miracles received will not be lost and shall not be stolen.
God dwells in the midst of people who are united. Do we celebrate each other? Are we promoters of unity? God understands that when people are united they can achieve anything. Prayer without unity closes heaven. Verses to read:
Psalm 133:1-3; John 17:20-21; Romans 8:14,17; Ephesians 4:1-16; Matthew 18:19-20; Leviticus 26:8;
For you to grow spiritually you need to :
1. Have a spiritual life: a life of communication to the Lord, a life of prayer, a life of reading the word and a life of practising the word.
2. Learn to walk by the spirit: deliberately choosing to trust the Spirit of God and His prompting.
The christians in Berea received the word of God with eagerness. They studied and obeyed the word completely even when it was not convenient. How often do you dwell on the word and personalize?