Once again I want to use this medium to say congratulations and Happy New Year to you in this year of Divine Establishment. It is a year that is so loaded with unimaginable blessings from heaven for the children of God and also the riskiest year to stay out of the camp of the redeemed of God. (Not to be born again)
Having spoken to us expressly and prophetically that 2011 is our year of Divine Establishment, there are things that we need to do as covenant children of God in addition to engaging in warfare with the prophecy (1Tim 1:18). We don’t wish things into place in the kingdom of God but we need to take covenant steps to provoke the manifestation of the blessings as declared by the Lord unto us. Jesus said “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” Matt 7:24 (KJV). The wisdom there is in doing the word of God.
Below are the highlights of what we are to be mindful of as we walk through 2011 in order to take the delivery of our portion of Divine Establishment.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”. Psalms 1:1-3 (KJV)
“...Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper”2 Chron 20:20b (KJV)
1. Separation (sanctification) 1Thes 4:3
The word sanctification as it was used in the scripture means to make holy, that is, purify or consecrate; to venerate: - hallow, be holy, separated unto God for glorification. It means righteousness and purity of heart.
It therefore places a demand on us to take advantage of the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross to receive the gift of His Righteousness (i.e. salvation if you are not saved before) and also make a choice to live in righteousness by faith.
a. There is no midway between this. It is either you are saved or not so if you are reading this and have not at any time consciously and willingly accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour then you must do it now because like I said earlier this is the riskiest time to stay out of the camp of the redeemed of God. Psalms 1: 4 – 6 made it clear what will be the portion of the ungodly especially in this perilous time. Isaiah 60: 4 (KJV) said “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee”
The darkness that the bible is referring to is not what happen when you have electricity failure or when you switch off your physical light but talking about manifestations of the wickedness of the devil in form of all evil things more than we can imagine.
The only way to escape this darkness is to be born again and be engrafted into the Light that shines that the darkness cannot comprehend or extinguish John 1:4 – 8
This is the foundation for the true holiness without which it is absolutely impossible to see God, man in his fallen state lacked the power to live a holy life but being born of God simply means the nature of God which includes holiness is imputed into you and that serves as a foundation for true holiness!
b. 1Thessalonians 4:3- , Ephesians 5:5-12, 2Cor 7:1, Romans 1:4
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;” 1 Thess 4:3-4 (KJV)
Having received the gift of righteousness we still have the responsibility to live righteously or do righteousness (1John 2:29, 3:7, 10). The grace of God is available for us to do this but we need to desire and decide or make a choice to live holy and abstain from things that can pollute us.
Look at what the Holy Spirit said through Apostle Paul here:
“I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize. My friends, I don't feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.” Phil 3:12 – 14 (CEV)
This simply that we have the responsibility of pressing towards the mark and as long as we are alive in this flesh that will be needed. The word of God commanded us in Psalms 1:1 that we should not walk, nor stand and never attempt to sit in the zone of unrighteousness and that is the key. Remember that God is Holy and will never tolerate sin in any form but that His grace is sufficient and enough for us. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Holiness and is ever ready to empower us to live holy (Rom 1:4). Pressing without the Holy Ghost is futile (Malachi 3:1 – 4) we need to be powered into and also sustained in life of holiness by Him. He is the refiner’s fire that purifies the saints
2. Love for God, His word and His kingdom
The second step in the journey to Divine Establishment or divine build up is in the second verse of Psalms 1:2. It means to take great pleasure in the word of God and getting soaked in it to the extent that day and night 24/7 your eyes and mind are glued to it.
This is simply talking about the unreserved love for God which is backed up with proofs not just mere confession but love demonstrated. (John 3:16) God loved and He gave, in other words genuine love is demonstrated and is evident. (It has proofs)
True love for God can be measure in the following ways:
Psalms 119:97 Love of His word
Psalms 122:1 Obadiah 17, Psalms 84:7 Love of His house (congregation of the saints)
2Corithians .8:7-8 Love giving to Him (sow seeds)
John 14:21 Love keeping His commandment
God and His Word are one (John 1:1) you cannot truly love God and not love His word, as we allow God to take His rightful position in our lives this year there is no devil that can contend with our testimony of Divine Establishment in the name of Jesus! Receive the grace to stay on the word day and night in Jesus name
3. Embracing the Ministry of the Holy Spirit
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit”. John 3:5-8 (KJV)
Having been born of the Spirit of God, it takes the same ministry of the Holy Spirit to ensure our establishment and profiting in the kingdom of God. Verse 3 of Psalm 1 says that “he shall be as a tree planted by the rivers of water.
This simply means that we should be divinely guided into the place of Divine Establishment as trees of righteousness that we are (Isaiah 613b). There is no room for guess work in this dispensation because it too risky to live life on a guess basis since we don’t have a spare life. This is the time of gross darkness and it makes all sense to allow the one who is the carrier of flood light (the Holy Spirit) to lead.
Remember they thirsted not when He led them through the deserts (Isaiah 28:21) you can only blossom if you are planted by the one who knows the land so take hold of Him today and He is our very present help in the time of trouble.
You will not miss your place in destiny in Jesus name and in case you have been deceived out of your Eden (your God ordained place), I pray that the mercy of the Lord will relocate and restore you today in Jesus name.
“And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper” 2 Chronicles 20:20 (KJV)
Just like the situation that Judah was confronted with was almost overwhelming them, it may seem that the gross darkness of this time is trying to overwhelm you but am telling you as a privileged servant of God that that situation will not triumph over you because the Spirit of the Lord is lifting up a standard against every assault of the devil in your life in Jesus name (Isaiah 59:19). All you need to do is to fight a good fight of faith and believe the Lord your God. Take Him for His word because He is not a liar and can never fail.
All the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 triumphed by faith not by gimmicks so wake up and fight the good fight of faith the Lord is on your side.
This is the main reason why the devil targets your faith because he knows that once he can get you to shift your focus from God and start to look at the circumstances around you like Peter (Mat 14:30) you will begin to sink but that is not your portion in the name of Jesus.
Wake up now, stand up and fight the good fight of faith and no devil will stop your Divine Establishment this year in Jesus name.
The place of Prayer
In all according to Ephesians 6: 18 we need to pray always, nothing can be done in the kingdom of God without prayers which is the channel for securing the backing and power of heaven to do all things in the kingdom of God.
Remember that the journey started by being sanctified or separated unto the Lord, this can only be possible if you are born again.
If you are not saved before and want to take that best decision that you can ever take in your life pray this prayer with me.
“Lord Jesus, thank you for your love for me, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and that you died and rose again on the third day to save me. I am ready to surrender my life to you right now, come into my life, cleanse my sins and be my lord. Thank you Jesus for saving me. In Jesus name (Amen)”.
Remember you are not safe if you are not saved! If you have said that prayer congratulations to you!
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God bless you!