How do you lift up your eyes?
It takes discipline to be a disciple. A disciple is a disciplined follower of Christ. It takes discipline to decide to fast and bring your body under so that your spirit man can connect properly. It takes discipline to have so much to eat and decide to take just enough to keep the body and soul going. Mr flesh will always make its demands but the spirit man must bring Mr flesh under. This is temperance. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Anybody who does not have self control will find it difficult to stay connected with God. What destroyed the throne of the first Adam? It was flesh. Lack of discipline. It takes discipline to keep the word of God. It takes discipline to run your life in line with the word of God. It takes discipline to wake up to pray and have an early morning conference with Jesus at a time when you are enjoying your sleep. Many times the body is weak but the spirit is willing. The best time to obey God is when it is most inconvenient to do so. Sacrifice means going out of your way. The quality of your sacrifice determines the quality of your worship. Worship is all about placement of value – ‘worthship’. A time came in the life of David when he said I will not give to God what costs me nothing. If you look up, God will always show you where to stand, it is one of the benefits. A lot of people will not fly during the rapture because they are looking down. The rapture is going to be a spiritual encounter. Only those who are rightly connected will hear the sound of the trumpet. Two people will be grinding at the mill, one will be taken while the other left behind. Why? Because one is connected while the other person is not. Unfortunately, many of the messages from the pulpit today are not preparing people for the rapture. Don’t ever follow the crowd because the crowd does not think right.
- Lord, make me a disciplined follower of Jesus Christ. Help me in the name of Jesus to be a disciplined follower of Christ. Make every member of my family disciplined followers of Christ. Make every member of Holy Ghost Fellowship International disciplined followers of Christ.
- As we set our face to seek your face, Lord, may we find you in the name of Jesus. Help us to align, help us to connect, help us to be led by your spirit. Help us to be prompt and complete in obedience in Jesus name.
4. Pray for deliverance from distractions.
Distraction is just removing your eye a little because something was dangled at you. Seduction goes before deception.
- I raise the blood of Jesus against the spirit of deception. I raise the blood of Jesus against the spirit of seduction. I raise the blood of Jesus against the spirit of defilement in the name of Jesus.
- I raise the blood of Jesus against any form of distraction; I bind you spirit of distraction. I cast you into the abyss, I destroy your works and terminate your operation in my life and in the life of every member of my family and Holy Ghost Fellowship International.
- I will not be deceived. I will not be derailed. I will not be distracted. I will not be destroyed. I connect irreversibly to Jesus Christ, Son of the Most High God. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED……