Sometimes, there are things and even people that come between us and God’s will for our lives.
The truth is that you cannot complete your assignment and destiny with the wrong people in your life. Also, you cannot be a mature believer or get to sonship with wrong things in your life like sin or obsession with material things.
You cannot be a warrior if you are fiends with the world and listen to possessed worldly musicians. Not all of them are possessed but you need to be led by the Holy Spirit and keep away from possessed entertainers.
They pollute your aura and feed off your energy – that is precisely why they are possessed. They are possessed to have that ability to spiritually kill, rape, steal and feed on humans without being detected as evil people. They look extremely innocent physically. That is why we need to be led by the voice of the Holy Spirit. Do not be deceived and do not be afraid but be filled with wisdom.
Be wise and discerning. Jesus has already died for us. We are the ones that should make every every effort to draw close to God, cleanse ourselves and make ourselves vessels of Honor. We need to cooperate with God.
Remove every weight that pulls you backwards. Avoid people that lead you into sin.
Pray for complete separation from every thing that is separating you from the perfect will of God for your life.
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:9 – 1:10 ESV)
Being filled with the knowledge of God’s will is very vital and essential to our Christian growth and walk with God. Knowledge, spiritual wisdom and understanding precede the ability to please God.
We cannot bear complete fruit without having complete or thorough knowledge of the word of God – discerning between good and evil. Lack of knowledge can actually turn things upside down in our minds and we will be displeasing God, thinking that we are being holy and righteousness
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop–a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Matthew 13:8
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. acts 18:24
For instance, the Bible clearly tells us not to be unequally yoked with idol worshippers but Christians ignore this, and try to prove that they know more than God.
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14
The Bible tells us not to eat with believers who live like unbelievers but we wine and dine with unbelieving believers.
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. 1 Corinthians 5:11
I never even knew the full meaning of this Scripture until the Lord spoke to me about people in my life that had unclean aura and garments, He explained to me that being intimate with idol worshipers or so called believers that are idol worshippers, stain our inner garments,, so it is actually for our own protection.
The Bible tells us not to forsake the gathering of believers but some of us try to prove that we know more than God. They rationalize not going to Church often. There is nothing to rationalize – if you are not sick, or have a pressing emergency, go to Church. That is after the coronavirus. Unfortunately, most Churches cannot really open normally like before.
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrew 10:25
The summary is that we can think that we know the word of God, and are being holy, yet we disobey very clear instructions in the Bible because we are interpreting the Bible with our own minds without the Holy Spirit. So we need our Holy teacher – the Holy Spirit, everyday to teach us , lead us and guide us. He is the spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
So, I pray that we may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of Him, everyday. Amen.
Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
(Psalm 43:3 NLT)
Light and truth will lead us to God’s holy mountain. On that mountain, His glory dwells. Without light and truth, we will not be able to experience the glory of God. If you are not experiencing the glory of God, you need to pray for more light and truth. The word of God is light and the word of God is truth.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalm 119:130
The entrance of His word gives light. When the word of God enters your heart you will have understanding, light and truth. It is that understanding that brings about the conviction necessary to walk in God’s ways and please Him. As we please Him and fellowship with Him, the Holy Spirit will lead us to His holy mountain.
May God’s light and truth be abundant upon us in Jesus name.
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28 NKJV)
Jesus gave His life as a ransom for us. He paid the price and set us free. This is a wonderful news that we need to believe and rejoice in. When we believe this good news, and thank God for it, we are expressing our faith. There is need for us to worship God for His great salvation by acts of thanksgiving, love, praise, prayer and obedience. Worship, praise and thanksgiving enable us enter His gates and courts.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
Those who rejoice in the Lord always are those who have learnt how to focus on Him completely at all times regardless of circumstances and trials. It is not very easy but it is a commandment and should be done as an act of obedience and faith.
Rejoicing always is a choice. Delighting in the Lord, rejoicing in Him and celebrating Him through praise, worship and thanksgiving touches God’s heart and helps keep our minds healthy and happy instead of sorrowful and sick.
Rejoicing in the Lord always is a good example of faith in action. May we always rejoice in Christ and celebrate Him in appreciation of His love and mercy.
“Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:4 NKJV)
It is only our level of humility that will determine the level of grace that we will operate in. Humility leads to all sorts of good fruits like prayer, worship, thanksgiving, praise, petition, respect, love and reverence for God.
Humility makes us obedient and absolutely dependent on God’s word and power. Moses was the humblest man of his time and Jesus was gentle and humble in Spirit. Today, they are great in the Kingdom of God. It is only our level of humility that will determine our position in the Kingdom of Heaven. May we humble ourselves before our great God, and fellow humans, today and always.
Some people say, “there is nothing that the mind cannot do.” The Word of God says, “ there is nothing that the Holy Spirit cannot do if our hearts and minds are completely centered and focused on Him, His power and His word.” The former promotes self and self help and the latter promotes God and God – help.
With God all things are possible and with self, some things are impossible. Human power is limited. This seems obvious but it is not really obvious to a lot of self help addicts. Self help addicts have been swallowed by the more you look, the less you see and the more knowledge they think that they have by chanting, “I Can, I Can” and “I am, I am,” the more confusion and darkness they drink. God can and God is the only I AM.
Psychology, positive thinking and self help are useful but they can never replace God’s power. The Christian’s positive thinking and help is the word of God. The word of God should order our steps and thoughts and the word of God does not encourage negative thinking. Anyone who is filled with the word of God and the Holy Spirit cannot be negative minded. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are all positive,
Jesus and Paul were positive minded, however, they depended on the power of God and were filled with the word of God and the Holy Spirit. Some people’s definition of positive thinking is restricted entirely to self and human help without God. Life is all about definition. Two concepts can be defined differently by different people and have different meanings, explanations and interpretations.
The word of God transforms and renews the mind by God’s grace and power as we meditate on it and dwell in it, however, power is of the Holy Spirit. When it comes to incurable illnesses and demonic problems, psychology and self help will fail. Even head knowledge of the word of God without the Holy Ghost power does not cast out demons. Medical science with all its benefits is limited, and sometimes doctors sadly pronounce the judgement of ” Your illness is incurable.”
They can even estimate the likely date of departure from this world with some incurable illnesses. What next when all else fails? The self help champion begins to see the limitations only then. If he does not encounter that kind of challenge, he remains blind and ardently clings to his little god.
Everything has a plaice, an order and a purpose. Everything must be placed in the right perspective. Man is spiritual, not mental. Good mental qualities are very helpful but cannot cast out demons or cure incurable illnesses. Power on the other hand is spiritual not mental. It is better to be a God addict than to be a self addict. Jesus and Paul were God addicts. We need God.
They knew that human power is of no use at all. Paul knew the reality of, “His power is perfected in weakness.” His thorn happened so that he would always be dependent on God’s grace and not get carried away by pride because of the great visions and revelations that were given to Him by God,
May we never forget that the Holy Spirit is our helper. May God’s great grace be upon you as you worship Him and seek His face.