Life is a competition and until the last whistle goes off you cannot give up but have to push. God wants us to have faith when he speaks. We must not give into the pressure. We must put pressure on the devil rather than allow him to put pressure on us. Whatever God says, he does it, he doesn't forget. 2018 is a year of laughter and whatever happens to us we must not lose focus. All that the devil does is to distract us so we shift focus, he comes to break momentum (Matt. 24: 28-31). Focus is a critical trait for a faith filled christian. How to stay focused: 1) Call on God. As humans we are limited. Only God can define God, we know in part. 2) Worship God. The nature of God (the being), is greater than what He is capable of (His doings). Similarly worship (who God is) is much greater that praise (what God does). When we worship we can win major battles in a very calm way.
Relationship between God and man is characterized by Gods visitation. God visits man because we are his creation. When God visits man, man has to acknowledge his presence. As Gods creation we have a responsibility to create an atmosphere for God to stay and speak. To create the atmosphere: creation has to worship the creator, God, be prayerful, be generous and through service. Once we have a meaningful relationship with God our responsibility is to preach the Gospel.
Your well-being is directly linked to the way you relate to God. God created man to fellowship with him and to have a healthy relationship with him. Three guidelines for a healthy relationship. 1) God made us in his likeness and image. 2) God placed us in a specific environment for a specific mission. When God calls man into a relationship he requires obedience and service. 3) God instructed us what to do and what not to do. There is place we ought to be and when God does not find us he cannot fellowship. God wants to locate us, even if you have drifted away, his grace is available to restore us. John 17:4.
Adjustment is key christians - when a season starts or finishes, you adjust.We need to be where God wants us to be so that we receive full blessings. God will keep His word no matter the circumstances - He is not a man so He will never lie. What you have been going through will come to an end because God is doing a new thing in your life. You need to desire new things to happen in your life. God expects us to desire new things from Him; He expects new things to happen in your life. Having God in your life is all you need - All you need is in God. Revival is bridging the gap between God and Man. For you to grow effectively, revival must occur. Can revival happen by design? Can you trigger revival in your life?
In the last days you will see self. Self is the enemy of God. Self is not sinful "Love your neighbor as you love yourself". However, don't love yourself above God or others. How does self manifest? What do I promote on my life? Self blinds someone to the reality of heaven. Self affects the relationship we have with God. If we do not deal with self it becomes a serious problem
God creates an environment to grow for us. There is growth in the presence of God. The desire has to be in us to be in the presence of God. God is after commitment and a covenant (two way relationship). The amount of seeking will determine how God responds to us. God is concerned with your heart first, not what you can do for Him. What is it that is in your heart? What is the state of your heart? What do you have in you that God needs to uproot? The desire is for you to be free so that you can grow
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Just as God has entrusted a woman to carry a child in a womb, God has entrusted the church with souls. As a womb provides growth for the child for 9 months, the church is an environment for the people of God to grow and reach maturity. If the people of God do not grow, then it becomes a problem. It is important for us to realise that if we do not sit (in the same church), we do not grow – Learn to sit until God makes you stand. It is the responsibility of the elders to be alert and pray for the church. The devil wants to disconnect the relationship between the church and the leadership. Be alert! Do not let the devil disconnect you from the leadership.
The will of God is for the word of God to be preached, but only in a way that is pleasing to God. When things are done God's way (God's order), they always bring blessings. Doing things in God's way will allow you to walk in the authority of God. People have changed the order of things - putting material needs before souls. Which order are you following? God's order (way of doing things) or your own order?
God is the centre of gravity - when you know God, you are no longer moved by things that happen in life. When God starts working, give Him a little bit of time - He will bring it to completion. God is not after your service, He is after your fellowship. There are obstacles in your life that until God moves in your life,
you are disqualified, you are not going anywhere - this is when grace functions. Grace is unlimited and has no restrictions. The only thing required with grace is faith - Believe that He will do it.
God addressed Himself as God (in the Old Testament) and not as a Father to the Israelites. The covenant had been broken and needed restoration. Jesus had to appear on earth and die for us in order to have us restored in relationship with God as our Father. We can call God Abba Father because His Spirit is in us and bears witness with our spirit that we are His sons. God is a Father and He gives good gifts to His children. He gave you salvation which is the most important thing in life, we didn't ask for it but He gave it to us. Our lives should be lives of continual thanksgiving daily. God gave Himself to us through Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for us. God gave His Son; the Son gave the Holy Spirit. We have the three in one God in us; Father, Son & Holy Spirit