Ministry is warfare. It is through the greatness of the power of the almighty that all our adversaries shall submit. That is the only thing that will make them respect the God you serve.
How to see the Hand of God
The principles enumerated here will make you a winner anywhere you go because the hand of God will promote, perfect and give you resounding victories when you put the principles to use. Josh. 4:23-24, “For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over. That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.” Until the people all over the world know the hand of God, that it is mighty, your Christianity will remain at the elementary level. The hand of God is mighty; it is the greatest power, the omnipotent. It is time for all the people of the earth to know the hand of God in your life, that it is mighty, this knowledge will produce reverential fear of God in them.
The ease with which Christians compromise today is a great disservice to the move of God. God is purposeful, everything he does is for a purpose; everything he created, he created for a purpose. He is not in the business of showmanship, he is a purposeful God. Some years back, I enrolled to an MBA programme and the first thing I did immediately I started the course was to declare to my course mates that I am a Pastor. Unfortunately, most of them never took this serious, to them it was like so what, what is the big deal? They still expected me to do the things that a man of God must not do; they expected me to indulge in sinful compromises. It is very unfortunate that the office of a Pastor has been so belittled. Many people who carry the Bible defecate on it.
Anyone who wants to see the hand of God should endeavour to observe the following principles as a lifestyle:
- Eschew iniquity. Isa. 59:1-3, “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.” In spite of the fact that God is infinitely powerful, sometimes, he gets constrained. Man can limit the move of God. I have come to the realization that the greatest enemy of man is man himself. Iniquity is so easy to commit. Iniquity simply means to turn away from the revealed will of God; to turn away from light. The word of God is light so any area of your life where you have deliberately decided to turn off the light of the word of God, to that extent you limit the power of God. Although the word iniquity sounds very big, it is very easy to commit. Iniquity is the beginning of every sin; it means to refuse the admonition and instructions of righteousness.
TO BE CONTINUED…..