Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I am quite sure that you’ll not want this season to end because of the next level you’re moving into in the realm of the SUPERNATURAL!
This evening at KDCG, in our Glory To Glory Word Hour, we continued in our teaching series, The Purposes Of The Supernatural – 2, & we examined two more purposes.
1. The supernatural makes the believer to focus on Jesus alone – Hebrews 12.1-2(Amplified version):
1 “Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us”,
2 “Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God“.
God doesn’t like options, for people to have alternatives to Him, His Word & Power.
Some people may claim to have blessings & miracles, & they even attribute that to God’s favour, when in actual fact, they know where & who they went to.
Someone who joined the occult because of promotion at work or for business to boom can’t say it was God.
People who play pools, coupon betting, fraudsters, armed robbers, kidnappers or those who are involved in ungodly, unChristlike ventures shouldn’t attribute that to God.
God won’t contradict Himself & won’t be inconsistent in His Word – Psalm 1.1-6(Amplified version):
“Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather”.
2 “But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night”.
3 “And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]”.
4 “Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away”.
5 “Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God]”.
6 “For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God ‘s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought)”.
There are people that children of God should emulate, those who are consistent in their walk with God, who made our Lord Jesus their perfect pattern – Hebrews 6.12(Amplified version):
12 “In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith (by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises”.
Our heavenly Father doesn’t like options – Psalm 16.4(New Living Translation):
“Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods“.
The Living Bible renders Psalm 16.4 like this:
“Those choosing other gods shall all be filled with sorrow; I will not offer the sacrifices they do or even speak the names of their gods”.
People who look for options outside God & His Christ are looking for multiplied sorrows & troubles.
It is only the blessing of God in Christ that makes people rich without sorrows – Proverbs 10.22(New Living Translation):
“The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it”.
I remember sometime when I needed some money & it was like there wasn’t any way out, as pressure was mounting but I believed God & His Word(knowing fully well that by His grace, I’ve been following His Word), that He’ll make a way for me, & true to His Word, finances came in more than I expected & on time, too.
Until Abraham was fully persuaded that God was able to perform His Word, the promised child, Isaac didn’t come – Romans 4.17-21(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
17 “so that the promise should be made sure to all Abraham’s true descendants; not merely to those who are righteous through the Law, but to those who are righteous through a faith like that of Abraham. Thus in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and makes reference to things that do not exist, as though they did, Abraham is the forefather of all of us. As it is written, <“I have appointed you to be the forefather of many nations.”>”
18 “Under utterly hopeless circumstances he hopefully believed, so that he might become the forefather of many nations, in agreement with the words <“Equally numerous shall your posterity be.””>
19 “And, without growing weak in faith, he could contemplate his own vital powers which had now decayed–for he was nearly 100 years old–and Sarah’s barrenness”.
20 “Nor did he in unbelief stagger at God’s promise, but became mighty in faith, giving glory to God”,
21 “and being absolutely certain that whatever promise He is bound by He is able also to make good”.
As long as he had options, God also folded His arms to see where His options will lead him…
Until Sarah believed in God’s faithfulness, her almost dead body & dead womb were not rejuvenated to carry Isaac & deliver him –
Hebrews 11.11(Message Bible):
“By faith, barren Sarah was able to become pregnant, old woman as she was at the time, because she believed the One who made a promise would do what He said”.
Anyone who focuses on Jesus alone doesn’t get disappointed.
The height children of God are to attain in life shouldn’t afford them to have options in the journey of destiny.
Our Father doesn’t want you to shortchange yourself by having options against Him!
2. The supernatural makes the believer to avoid shame – John 2.1-11(KJV):
”And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there”:
”And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage”.
”And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine”.
”Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come”.
”His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it”.
”And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece”.
”Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim”.
”And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it”.
”When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom”,
”And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now”.
“This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on Him“.
It is very obvious here that shame was looming for the bridegroom but thank God that he invited Jesus to the ceremony, & because of the miracle Jesus did there, the shame was averted.
We had a love feast in the church I was attending some years ago & I was informed that food may not be sufficient because demand had exceeded supply.
I told our people not to worry, that it would be more than enough.
Just as Jesus asked His disciples to tell the people to sit down in companies, in John 6, everybody sat down, & I asked those serving to serve the invited guests first.
At the end of the day, there was still left over.
During the same love feast, the sound system suddenly developed an unknown fault but after a while that it couldn’t be fixed by the technicians, I put my hand in the hand of their leader & asked him to go & lay his hand on the instrument, lo & behold, sound production was restored, & there wasn’t any shame.
From this moment, as you honour the Lord by avoiding any other options against Him, & you obey Him, sorrows, troubles & shame will be far from you, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I command sorrow free blessings, suffering free miracles to be the order of the day in your life, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Bye bye to shame to defeat to suffering order of life for you, & begin to move from glory to glory to glory, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!
If you’re in Ondo city, be reminded to be in the once in two months, Flourish To Flourish Encounter Hour, tomorrow, by 4pm-6.30pm.