Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I know it was a wonderful encounter you had with God’s Word by the Holy Spirit in fellowship with the saints this morning?
The encounter will keep producing gloriously in your life, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
The Word of God was really glorified among us today, also, at KDCG, in our special Holy Ghost service, to God’s praise & glory, themed: MY GOD HELPS ME!
Be impacted & tremendously blessed as you read.
Isaiah 50.7(Amplified version):
“For the Lord God helps me; therefore have I not been ashamed or confounded. Therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame”.
Does God still help people?
We were at our missionary journey in Ondo(south west of Nigeria), some few years back & there was this christian man who asked me to come & pray over the foundation of a building he was about to start, then.
That was in April of that year, & three months later, he gave me a brand new car.
As usual, I asked him of his testimony.
He told me that he had been a senior officer in a federal government parastatal for close to thirty years & he has never completed any building beyond the window level, in the three attempts he had made but after the prayer for the foundation laying that I was privileged to be part of, in three months, he was able to roof the building!
So, he gave me the car to honour God & also, to appreciate God’s grace over me.
I know that was God’s help to me!
When our Ministry, by God’s grace, started in this same city some seven years later,
(God specifically gave me the address of the location) & we needed good accommodation in that area for logistics & other obvious reasons, God Himself provided a very decent accommodation, just about two minutes walk to the temporary worship center & about ten minutes walk to the temporary office!
As a matter of fact, all the while the Lord was asking me to hold on, not to step out yet till September eight of last year, He was busy preparing the residential accommodation, because according to the story & a document that I saw, the former occupants were evicted by court order(of course, so that we who He sent for His great Work will not suffer at all!).
Beloved, I know too, that it was God’s help!
I can therefore confidently tell you that, Yes, God still helps people!
You, reading this post, is the next person He’ll help, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
WHO DOES GOD HELP? WHO ENJOYS GOD’S HELP?
1. Those Who Delight In & To Do His Will, Those Who Are After God’s Own Heart & Do All Of God’s Will, Who Will Carry Out His(Divine Program) Fully: 1 Chronicles 12.18:
“Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band”.
Who is David, the son of Jesse, Who his God helps?
“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will“.
Acts 13.22(Amplified version):
“And when He had deposed him, He raised up David to be their king; of him He bore witness and said, I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart, who will do all My will and carry out My program fully“.
They don’t go about their own programmes or just their hearts’ desire but they go after what God has created them for!
2. Those Who Are Walking In Divine Purpose, Not In Personal Ambition: Acts 26.22:
“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day,…”:
That was Apostle Paul recounting His experience of God’s helps!
Who is Paul, the Apostle?
”But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace“,
”To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen...;”:
These are people who have discovered their purpose in God, their place in Christ, & are pursuing it will all zeal, zest & fervour, according to divine details & patterns, Jesus Christ their main focus & pattern, & following those who through faith & patience have obtained the promises – Hebrews 12.1-2; 6.12.
Who is this Paul, the Apostle of Christ?
”But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ“.
”Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ“,
They are people who have no regrets or shame of turning from any accomplishments of their own to run the race that God has set before them in Christ Jesus before the world began!
Their aim is to win Christ by doing His purpose, they’ve made Christ’s purpose their own purpose!
3. ThoseWho Stay Faithfully In Their Appointed Parts& Places In Christ, Doing Their Parts, His Will In Him – By Taking Proper Care Of God’s People: Matthew 23.34:
“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes:…”:
Who are wise men(& women)? Matthew 24.45-47:
”Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season“?
”Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing“.
”Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods“.
They are not necessarily on the pulpit as ordained Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Pastors & Evangelists.
However, they have discovered their place & part in Christ, & they’re ruggedly, happily, enthusiastically doing what Christ has apportioned them, with the strength of the Holy Spirit & the Wisdom He teaches them.
They are carpenters, artisans, plumbers, bricklayers, shoemakers, farmers, market men & women, captains of industries, senators, bureaucrats, technocrats, sailors, pilots, governors, ambassadors, educationists, medical personnel, top military brass, security agents, legal luminaries, judicial gurus, presidents of nations, sculptors, fishermen, etc, who have discovered & obtained their callings in Jesus & doing their callings, fulfilling God’s Word for them by the helps of the Holy Spirit!
Such people like Joseph of old – Genesis 41.39-44.
Such people as Daniel of old, the sage – Daniel 5.11,29; 2.30,47-49.
Such people who will risk their necks to help servants of God & keep encouraging the flock of the Lord Jesus sent to them with love & humility, there we have the likes of husband & wife, Aquilla & Priscilla – Acts 18.2,26; Romans 16.3-4.
You don’t have to be afraid to discover your calling, even if it is to be a full time minister of the gospel of Christ!
Why should you be afraid, anyway?
It’s the potter who determines what he’ll make of the clay.
It’s the shepherd Who determines the blessings of the sheep.
Until you do what you’re created for, that’s when you’ll start enjoying God’s helps!
Beloved, don’t let the devil deceive you in any form, go for His purpose for your life & abide therein, that’s the surest, easiest, smartest way for suffering free, sorrow free, shame free helps in life!
Your world will certainly thank God for you because as you answer His call in your life, Abba Father & our Lord Jesus will be glorified in your life, unhindered & unquestionably, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Have a most peaceful week ahead, with better than good testimonies, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!