Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
What a joy that the last Sunday in this month has brought us by being in our Father’s Presence with the saints in fellowship!
May the joy & blessings of our fellowship in His Church continue to answer in our individual & corporate lives, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Here at KDCG, the message was the concluding part of the teaching series, Commanding The Supernatural – 4.
Commanding The Supernatural answers to those who give thanks to God as a lifestyle.
They’re God’s children who operate in the spirit of gratitude, no matter the situation, whether they’ve gotten their miracles or not.
Thanksgiving, showing gratitude particularly when the miracle is yet to manifest physically is the strongest point of faith – Romans 4.20-21(Living Bible):
20 “But Abraham never doubted. He believed God, for his faith and trust grew ever stronger, and he praised God for this blessing even before it happened”.
21 “He was completely sure that God was well able to do anything he promised“.
Thanksgiving, showing gratitude, particularly when the miracle is yet to manifest physically, is attesting to God’s faithfulness that He can’t fail nor lie – Hebrews 11.11(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
“Through faith even Sarah herself received strength to become a mother—although she was past the time of life for this—because she judged Him faithful who had given the promise”.
The lifestyle of gratitude can be clearly noticed in Jesus as He confronts every power of darkness tormenting the people, by always saying to the people, “…be of good cheer…”.
In two separate instances when major, mouth gaping, jaw dropping miracles happened, they were at the instances of giving of thanks!
In John 6, when He was to feed about five thousand men apart from women & children, with very little food, the account has it that “…He Himself knew what to do“, & what did He do?
In verse 11(KJV), Scriptures record that,
“And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would”.
By giving thanks, what seems not enough was more than enough!
Many believers shortchange themselves by grumbling, murmuring & complaining, which makes their situations to remain the same or become worse.
Also, in John 11.1-44(KJV), there was the account of Lazarus, who died of sickness & had been buried for four days before Jesus got there, & as His custom was, in verse 41,
“… And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me“, & the dead of four days jerked back to life!
Beloved, no matter how bad or terrible the situation is, at the instance of giving of thanks,a glorious & positive change is bound to happen!
In our family, it’s a law that no one must say anything good is finished, rather you’re to say that the thing is plenty!
No negative words, only Scripturally positive words.
We were in Langtang(a town of about three hours drive from the Plateau in Nigeria), when my wife, on a Saturday morning, told me that food is plenty in the house, & I calmly replied her that I’ve heard.
Later that morning, I went to the office in preparation for Sunday morning service & returned home late in the afternoon, & she still repeated the same thing to which I still gave the same reply, adding that hers is to say it, mine is to hear, & the miracle Worker is to do, & after a while, left again for the office for the final preparations for the following day’s service.
On getting home later that night, the story had changed.
Some of our Pastors from near Jos on the Plateau came with baskets of ingredients & an Elder in the church also brought half a bag of rice & 2 cockrels!
When you’re in the thanksgiving mode, you’re carrying divine Presence Who makes all the difference gloriously – Psalm 22.3(KJV):
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel”.
I embarked a taxi sometime in Ilorin, a major city in North Central of Nigeria, & the driver exclaimed that he perceives I’m a servant of God, & on asking him why he said that, he replied that as soon as I entered his taxi, “something” came in with me & I said to him, “Young man, that’s the Presence of God”!
The consciousness of who you are constantly puts you in the gratitude mode, which you jealously guard because of the consequences!
Israel never knew she was the Lord’s army, so in the journey through the wilderness, it was complaint & misbehaviour all through – Exodus 12.51(KJV):
“And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies”.
As our Father’s beloved children, we’re in the Lord Jesus’ army – 2 Timothy 2.3(Amplified version):
“Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus”.
Hardships & suffering there refer to the ruggedness of military training.
When you allow the consciousness of who you are in our Lord Jesus Christ consumes you, you won’t have any occasion to find faults with Him, rather you’ll strive to always please Him, knowing fully well that He has your best interests at heart & He’s fully committed to you fulfilment & wellbeing!
Beloved, its time to handle life the way life must be handled, supernaturally, showing heaven on earth!
From now, every doom, gloom & paleness that the powers of darkness have organised against your colourful destiny will give way to heaven’s beauty, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
You’re miraculously coming out of every hole you’ve been imprisoned, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!