It is good for us to always improve ourselves as we follow God’s will. What you attract is a reflection of who you are. If you refuse to learn and grow in life especially in the will and word of God, you will attract broken people and abusers who will not hesitate to exploit you and take advantage of you.
If you are vulnerable, people always notice and they will use your vulnerability against you. Pray to God for protection and inner strength. Improve yourself. Do not be desperate and you will see that a change in mentality and disposition is all you need to get rid of and avoid the wrong people.
Abusers, time wasters and exploiters will not be able to get hold of your mind and spirit.
Nobody can complete you. Nobody can make you happy if you are not happy from within. Some people have everything they need – spouse, children, money etc, yet they are very depressed and some even take their own lives.
This is evidence enough that it is not what you have that makes you happy even though what you have can increase your happiness.
Happiness is from within and comes from God. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Someone can be happy and joyful even in the absence of the bare necessities of life.
Paul leant the secret of being content in every circumstance. You can ask for God’s grace.
Stop waiting for someone else to make you happy – learn to be happy. It is a life skill.
Some people are not ready or willing to love. All they want is comfort and convenience. They come to exploit, use and abuse. Do not let people take advantage of you. Your heart is precious so you must guard it jealously. Do not give it away cheaply. Do not give it to those will never and can never love you.
Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life. Proverbs 4:23
I was in a trance, in the early hours of this morning, and the glory of God came down and manifested in form of cloud. The Lord spoke to me and said, “ it is not wise to reject God.” The Lord’s message was about believers rejecting the fullness of the Holy Spirit. He has been training me on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is a Scriptural command from God, however, a lot of believers overlook and ignore this holy command.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18
Unbelievers reject God completely and believers also reject God but in a different form. It is a subtle, unsuspecting and partial rejection of God. Whenever we refuse to be filled with the Holy Spirit, we are rejecting God. Our hearts are His temple and He eagerly wants to live there in His fullness and all of His glory.
He is constantly knocking at the door of our hearts, for us to open up our hearts, so that He can live there in His fullness, by filling our hearts with His life blood and manifest presence. He wants us to eat with us. Eating signifies fellowship and deep intimacy. He wants to eat with us and He also wants us to eat Him and drink Him. To eat Him and drink Him means to experience and taste His glory or manifest presence.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelations 3:20
May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. John 6:53
Believers think that the fullness of the Holy Spirit is not important or that chasing after faith will improvise. Faith, hope and love come from the Holy Spirit so they are fruits, products and works of the Holy Spirit. They come through levels of grace given by God and are supernatural works of His grace. They can never replace the Holy Spirit who is the giver. We are called to chase and pursue the bridegroom not the presents or gifts. The more He filled us up, the more fruits that we will manifest.
When we reject the fullness of the Holy Spirit, we reject the fullness of His fruits and products. We leave ourselves unprotected and can be subject to afflictions. He is our life, provider, healing and protection. He is the miracle giver and wonder working God. Without Him, we can do nothing. It is great wisdom for us to realize this and never be distracted by shadows and subtle deceptions. We must stop chasing the wind and chase after God. He alone is worthy.
When Jesus told the woman with the issue of blood that her faith made her whole it was her faith in God and the anointing that He was manifesting through Jesus. It was not her faith in her own faith. She never read all the thousands of books on faith that people read today. It was a simple childlike faith. She saw a Prophet of God who was highly anointed by God and said, “if I touch His garment, I will be made whole.”
Her faith was in the power that Jesus carried with Him. That power is the manifest presence of God. Faith must be in something. People want to twist that Scripture around and make it look like her faith alone saved her like some god. No, it was not her faith alone, it was her faith in the power of God not her faith in her faith. Biblical faith is faith in God and His power.
Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. Matthew 22:29 NIV
Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. Matthew 22:29 New Living Translation
Knowing the Scriptures is different from knowing the power of God. True knowledge of the Scripture leads you to know or experience the power of God. Head knowledge of Scripture is different from knowing the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Those who have head knowledge of the Scripture but do not know the power of God do not have their spiritual equations right. Their equation has not balanced and they must make it their aim to balance the ultimate spiritual equation – your knowledge of Scriptures must lead to knowledge and reality of the power of God. Anything else is subtle deception introduced by the devil to confuse us and cheat us of our birthright which is the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
It is His manifest presence that makes us whole not faith. Our faith should be in His manifest presence. The anointing breaks the yoke. It is not by power or might but by His Spirit. When you start believing that your faith makes you whole, you start developing faith in your faith and begin to depend on your faith. Your faith then turns into an idol. However, if you believe that the manifest presence of God alone makes you whole, you begin to depend on that manifest presence and your faith in Him and His power grows. It is that faith what will motivate you to constantly seek His face for the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and His daily infilling.
The right conviction leads to action that yields positive result. That result is the fullness of the Holy Spirit. If you are not seeking the fullness of the Holy Spirit aggressively, begin to review what you believe. The violent take the Kingdom of God by force and the manifest presence of God is the Kingdom of God. That kingdom of God is within us and we must be filled with His glory.
May we always seek the Lord’s face and wait upon Him daily for fresh and constant infilling of His Holy Spirit. May we always be led by Him and hear His divine counsels.
The spirit of the Lord speaks through me; his message is on my lips. 2 Samuel 23:2
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 2:29
The Holy Spirit speaks through men. He calls men as prophets and speaks His messages to them for the good of the church and the world. The wise people are able to recognize true prophets and benefit from the messages, while the not so wise ones scorn and hate the prophets and make mockery of them. Jesus was a prophet and He was mocked and killed. John the Baptist was a prophet and because of his message, he was beheaded.
The Apostles were prophets and most of them were killed and became martyrs. The world could not tolerate the truth in their message because the world loves lies and darkness. The world also listens to prophets who dilute and water down the truth. They world loves prophets who masquerade as messengers of light. That is why the world is not seeing great prophets like those in the Bible.
The great prophets are those who will not sell or compromise the truth, light, message or word of God because of fear of death or their belly – bread and butter. They will not exchange Jesus, who is truth and the word of God for money, silver or gold.
God is not as far away as men think. He dwells in every believer and every believer can hear His voice for specific personal guidance, counsel and comfort. He also delivers His messages through anointed prophets. God is not far away, He only needs dedicated vessels of light. The devil has so many dedicated vessels of darkness but men are not willing to pay the price required to be real prophets.
Throughout the Old Testament God spoke through prophets. In the New Testament there were also prophets. Paul as an Apostle was also a prophet because an Apostle has the fivefold ministry of Apostle, Evangelist, Prophet, Teacher and Pastor. John the Apostle was also a Prophet. God shows Prophets deep events and mysteries relating to the past, present and future. He does not show them these things as entertainment but for the edification, sanctification and preparation of the Church.
In the book of Revelations, John, the author kept saying, “He who has ears let Him hear what the Spirt says to the Churches.” The Holy Spirit was the one talking through John. We are told that those who hear and keep the words of the prophesies and messages are blessed.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3
May we always hear the messages of the Holy Spirit spoken and still speaking through prophets in Jesus name.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Luke 12:12
So then, we do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:13
The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. John 14:26
The Holy Spirit is primarily a teacher and a miracle worker just like Jesus. He took over from Jesus and is doing exactly what Jesus did when He was on earth. The only difference is that we cannot see Him physically. Now that Jesus is in heaven, on His throne beside God the father, His Spirit is the perfect companion and comforter that we need.
Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” John 16:16
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18
We are not alone and Jesus did not leave us as orphans, His Spirit is in us and with us, teaching us and guiding us into all truth. If we are humble and do not presume or assume that we already know it all or that our denomination knows it all, He will enlighten us. We must open up our hearts to allow Him teach us. Pride is a great turn off to Him so the proud cannot know the truth or the fullness of truth.
If we claim to know more than God, we have shut off His Holy Spirit and are at risk of attracting the spirit of delusion. Those who oppose God and insult God attract lies unto themselves. God will give them what they like because they actually prefer error, darkness and lies.
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2: 11-12
Brethren, truth is available to all if we are willing. If we want to climb to the mountaintop of Christian Maturity and glory, it is possible. Our blessed teacher is with us and in us longing to take us further and deeper into Him. He is our great mountain top. The more we press deeper into Him, the more He will propel us into the mountaintop of glory where we experience His living water on a constant basis.
May the flesh give way to our blessed teacher, the Holy Spirit always. May we grow in Him and rest in Him. May we touch Him, taste Him, feel Him and see His face here on earth even as we wait for Heaven – our eternal home.