Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
We commenced the teaching series – THE PURPOSE OF DIVINE PURPOSE – in our weekly Glory To Glory Word Hour, today, at KDCG.
My prayer for you is that you’ll take grace to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to do God’s Will in & through your life, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
As we know, our good heavenly Father is a God of purpose & everything He does is always with a purpose & the same applies to you & I, created in His image & likeness.
”Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name“.
”And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me”;
”And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified“.
”Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God”.
”And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength“.
With regards to verse 5, Isaiah recognised that by discovering His purpose in God, God will STRENGTHEN, HELP him!
How Will God HELP people who have discovered & are pursuing His purpose?
1. He satisfies them with the necessary things of life – Joel 2.26:
“And YOU SHALL EAT IN PLENTY, and BE SATISFIED, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed”.
We were in Obiaruku, in Delta State of Nigeria, & I felt like taking some particular beverages, which I told my wife, that was about 7pm & at about 2am, one of our neighbours who wasn’t aware of my discussion with my wife surprisingly knocked on our door & presented us with exactly those beverages I mentioned to my wife, explaining to us that her brother just came in from a trip & brought some of those stuffs, which she felt she should share with us!(Even at that odd hour…)
As we were privileged of our good heavenly Father & our Lord Jesus in our missionary journeys, we have rented very well furnished apartments with air conditioners, kitchen appliances & boys’ quarters at highly ridiculous amounts!
To Him alone be all the glory!
“He should HAVE FED THEM ALSO WITH THE FINEST OF THE WHEAT: and WITH HONEY OUT OF THE ROCK SHOULD I HAVE SATISFIED THEE“.
“Who SATISFIETH THY MOUTH WITH GOOD THINGS; so that THY YOUTH IS RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLE’s“.(for you to do His Will, His Counsel, His PURPOSE)!
NEITHER WAS THERE ANY AMONG THEM THAT LACKED: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold”,
”And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: AND DISTRIBUTION WAS MADE UNTO EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HE HAD NEED“.
”And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus”,
”Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet”.
When you see us do good acts here, it’s not to impress or deceive anybody but we’re simply doing what we must do for the Body of Christ, the great & righteous congregation of God, for Him to be GLORIFIED in us ALL!
Remember that He commanded that all the tithes should be brought into His storehouse that there may be meat in His house, for Him them to BLESS us tremendously! Malachi 3.10-11.
Why then does He give us our individual divine purpose?
1. For the establishment & advancement of His Kingdom & the Power of His Christ – Matthew 6.10: “THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN“.
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW IS COME salvation, and strength, and the KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, and the POWER OF HIS CHRIST: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night”.
The earth & its fullness, the world & the inhabitants all belong to our Father & He wants His things to be done according to His terms & style – Psalm 24.1.
2. To encourage man to always put God, His Kingdom, His righteousness & the Power of His Christ first in ALL considerations – Matthew 6.33:
“But SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; and all these things shall be added unto you“.
Revelation 12.10: “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW IS COME salvation, and strength, and the KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, and the POWER OF HIS CHRIST: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night”.
”Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that TRUSTEH IN MAN, and MAKETH FLESH HIS ARM, and WHOSE HEART DEPARTETH FROM THE LORD”.
”For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited“.
”BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT TRUSTETH IN THE LORD, and WHOSE HOPE THE LORD IS“.
”FOR HE WILL BE AS A TREE PLANTED BY THE WATERS, and THAT SPREADETH OUT HER ROOTS BY THE RIVER, and SHALL NOT SEE WHEN HEAT COMETH, BUT HER LEAF WILL BE GREEN; and SHALL NOT BE CAREFUL IN THE YEAR OF DROUGHT, NEITHER SHALL CEASE FROM YIELDING FRUIT”.
Our Father wants us to have SORROW FREE, SUFFERING FREE & SHAME FREE BLESSINGS & that’s only POSSIBLE BY BEING IN HIM & DOING HIS WILL FROM THE HEART, NO OTHER OPTION!
“THEIR SORROWS SHALL BE MULTIPLIED THAT HASTEN AFTER ANOTHER GOD: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips”.
“THE BLESSING OF THE LORD, IT MAKETH RICH, and HE ADDETH NO SORROW WITH IT“.
As you go on in divine purpose & not your ambitions, rapid, timely progress, celebration, laughter & abundance of all good things will be your portion, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Be BLESSED with BETTER THAN GOOD EXPERIENCES, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!