Fri, Aug 03, 2018
You cannot live next to Jesus if you are an opportunist (doing things for your own interest). An opportunist does not serve God but work for themselves. For example, Elisha served Elijah whole heartedly; the prodigal son only wanted his inheritance. Prodigal ministries always end in misery. The only person an opportunist serves is self. A priest serves God. Many people focus on their destinies instead of serving God. Your destiny is Jesus, He is the purpose and goal.
You have authority to influence. You cannot follow Jesus if you have not broken away from worldly influence. True leadership is following the Master Jesus. Authority frees us from slavery. You cannot live in close relationship with God if you are a slave to the world.
The four creatures were created by God according to His expectation of total adoration. Each creature reflects the character of Jesus. The inner circle of God is the circle of the living. Circle of living = your intimate communion with God.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
There are good works that will please God and there are good works that will please our conscience. There can never be true good work which is not from God. Not all good work is done with the right motive. Never do good works as a way of vengeance (proving a point). Beware of living a life focused on just attaining and neglecting the real focus of good works which is to please God.
The power for you to do good work is connected to God’s presence being with you. You need to know Whom you have believed. You serve others more effectively once your relationship with God is stable and secure. God is able to anoint you to ensure that everything He planned for you to do is successful.
For good works to happen in our lives and through our lives we need the presence of God. Good works require the power of God to be released. God must be involved for good works to happen. Anointing of good works requires preparation of character for God to be able to manifest his power.
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.