We left off last week talking in the last paragraph about prayer. Make sure you talk to God always you are his child. Never forget who you are and do not let the devil make you think that there is nothing you can do about your circumstance. When we hear reports, all we should continue to do is to re-consolidate our position with God.
There is something in our immediate future and vision is the ability to see the end of a thing from the beginning. This is how Christians should live. Sometimes, Christians have a tendency to grow weary and this is one of the greatest attacks of the devil on the Christian. Weariness happens when Satan is able to dim the picture of your future through circumstances and your present experience but as long as the picture of your end is clear in sight, you remain strong.
If the devil cannot get you weary, then what God has promised will come your way and the devil cannot stop it.
Remember, when God tells you some things about your future, it is an indication that he has already answered the prayers. The question therefore is; what has God told you about your end? So that even when something arises, you are confident that it will pass because your eyes are looking at the end he has promised. Isaiah 46:10 saysDeclaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done. As believers, we are supposed to live with a certainty of our destination, knowing how it is going to turn out because we have inside information.
Looking at history in the bible, we will see that every wealth transfer has happened in times of the greatest crisis. It is in these times that God elevates his people. We are children of the supernatural and if we lose sight of that, then we have lost our heritage because the supernatural is the birth right of the believer.
Today I admonish you to sanctify and separate yourself. Do not to get involved in daily frivolous, fear filled and doubt filled discussions about your future. God will prosper and establish you by an invasion of the supernatural. As Christians, things don’t happen for us as because everything looks good but because there is a word of God on our lives and we choose to believe it.
2 Peter 1:3-4 tells us, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
His divine power has already given to us all things. People want to claim all things but the condition for this according to Matthew 6:33 is but see ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. We are to make the pursuit of the kingdom our priority. How does God trust you when you settle yourself first with the first breakthrough you get? Where your treasure is, there your heart is.
God and his kingdom should be first on your priority list.We should come to the place where people are jealous for God’s house. Where people will be thinking of God’s house as much as they think about their own house.Where people will be tired of seeing broken places that need doors and fittings that need to be put back in place.
There are some things that have come to the church by reason of the finished work of Jesus but we must position ourselves to function in them. The all dimension of life is the dividend of the finished work of Jesus. It must become a practical reality because his divine power has given us all things through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue. We therefore cannot claim to have begun until God is first in our money and material things. According to the scripture in 2 Peter 1:3, you have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
You have escaped the things that function contrary to God. It is your portion to live as long as you want on the earth, free from sickness and disease. It is your portion to live prosperous lives with no lack in your lives. We must therefore rise up and serve God.
God does not have a problem with you having One hundred houses and a thousand cars to your name. His issue is your heart. It does not matter what is in the world because we have escaped but there is a condition. God must come first. He must come first; not theoretically but in practice.
I am talking about a realm of all things. A realm where all things are made available to the church. However, if you want God’s all, you must give him your all. This is the realm God is calling his people back to. A realm where we walk according to his principles. Make it your principle priority to find out how God operates. Be a student of how he does things, operate his principles and build up faith and persuasion in his word. God has given us a divine economy and this economy has the ability to meet every human need in every sphere of life. You are already connected to that economy so learn to operate in it.
Let us take a look at the story of Abraham and Lot in Genesis 13:14-15And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.
Lot had grown up under his uncle Abraham and enjoyed the blessings upon his life. Their herdsmen got into strife for land and Abraham said we are brothers, the land is before us, you choose what part of the land you want and move your herd there and I will go the other way. We know in this story; Lot chose the best place. God told Abraham after Lot had departed from him to lift up his eyes and look suggesting that Abraham’s eyes were concentrated somewhere else.
This was how God dealt with Abraham the father of faith and it is the same way he deals with his seed. We are the seed of Abraham in Christ. The key in this scripture is what you see as a believer. The issue is our position and our disposition. Satan wants to steal your vision. He wants to steal the certainty of what your end will be. Abraham was looking at a physical location but in our case, the land may not of necessity be a physical place. God may not be telling us to use our physical eyes but the eyes of our spirit or the inward eyes. This is what Paul prayed for in Ephesian 1:18the eyes of your understanding being enlightened. Your inward eye must lay hold on your destination.
God told Abraham, lift up your eyes and look from the place that you are. At every point in time, you are in a place. By experience, the place where you are may be a place of lack, sickness, etc but that is not the issue. The bible says lift up your eyes from the place that you are. Stop looking at that place. When you look at the place that you are, you fall into the natural and therefore look at natural strategies to checkmate the situation and in so doing, you lose your place or position in the spirit.
To be continued…