ONE WAY TO WORSHIP GOD IS TO WORSHIP HIM IN THE PRESENCE OF WHAT WANTS YOUR WORSHIP
IT IS A RISK TO STAY IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT EMPOWERMENT.
YOU NEED SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT BECAUSE GOD’S RESULTS CANNOT BE PRODUCED BY THE STRENGTH OF THE FLESH.
THE GENERATION THAT REJECTS THE POWER OF GOD IS THE GENERATION THAT WILL PAY THE PRICE IN A VERY DEAR WAY.
DO NOT ALLOW ANY KIND OF PRESSURE TO PUSH YOU TO INVITE SATAN INTO YOUR LIFE FOR HELP. SATAN DOES NOT HELP MEN, HE ONLY DESTROYS.
EVERYTHING YOU GET MINUS GOD WILL KILL YOU, NO MATTER HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO YOU.
MYSTERIES CONTROL RESULTS IN THIS KINGDOM. RESULTS IN THIS KINGDOM ARE NOT ACCIDENTAL.
IT IS AT THE INSTANCE OF THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM THAT WE REIGN, RISE AND WE THRIVE.
WISHING AND HOPING WILL NOT PRODUCE RESULT. WE MUST SUBMIT OURSELVES TO STRATEGIC LEARNING.
- Apostle Joshua Selman at Koinonia on ‘THE WITNESS OF MIGHTY WORKS’ (Part 2).
There is something about the power of God and the dependence… A mic can amplify your voice but it cannot impact the anointing. I made up my mind that I will never stand on any pulpit and just talk stories. No man can build any ministry; not by any formula. Thank God for principles here and there, I do not negate them; principles of excellence, this and that but presence supercedes principles. Principles only work when presence is in place.
Do you know why several people especially in this season continue to fall victims of shame and distress in spite of whatever qualifications? Because when God wants to use people, He uses them in a way that all men will see that it is His power at work in you. We have to repent of this pride, not just men of God but I tell you, this our generation is so arrogant, building of empires (it is by my strength). We have to be careful, there is a God who sits on the monarch of the universe.
Lesson number one this night; if you want God to use you this year, let your knees be close to the ground.
- May this be the year where God would heal through you and when people begin to idolize you, you’ll say, listen. “I thank God for using me but let me tell you sincerely, there is One who is mightier than I am. I am only a vessel.”
This Ministry depends on God for everything. We may not know everything it takes to succeed from a psychological standpoint and we’ll continue to learn but can I tell you? “…and the Lord working with them” that was the secret, …confirming the Word with signs following.”
There are two reasons why God lifted Solomon:
a). His sacrifice.
b). The nature of his dependence in asking God an understanding heart.
Many times, people try to ask me the secret of this and that and I share with them principles but from the beginning to the end of my sharing, I can tell you that there are gaps in our knowledge that only the size of God can fill.
Let me teach you something that I do in the night; sometimes, don’t just worship God by lying down on the ground. One of the ways that you worship God is to worship Him in the presence of what wants your worship. It’s a powerful mystery. Sometimes I carry a representation of everything that looks like accolades, we all worship together. Whatever wants my worship must join me in worshipping God. That is one of the ways to overcome the temptation of worshipping things. Let me give you an assignment by God, every home and individual. Try to take at least a day in this week, if you can’t do it with you family, do it alone. This busy, hustling, going up and down; sometimes we just need to go back and just worship. It is not just prayer alone, learn to worship Him.
If most people will pray and study their Bible and worship, with one tenth of the passion they used to run around humans for help, they will not be in the same position again.
Everything you get minus God will kill you, no matter how important it is to you. If you have to drop God to get it, it is only a matter of time. We must return back to acknowledging Jesus publicly and privately.
2). Ignorance and disobedience to God’s principles (Ecclesiastes 10:15, Ephesians 4:18).
Anybody who wants to rise and to excel in this Kingdom, once you have acknowledged the God of Heaven, the next thing you must understand and learn is Jesus, the way. Jesus the way is a capture of the methodologies, the modus operandi of the Kingdom.
The Bible leaves us with two options as far as obtaining results is concerned. We see that in Egypt in the presence of Pharaoh, we see that all through scripture that there is God’s way or the Kingdom’s way of doing things and there is the world’s way of doing things. The result is the side effect that comes with whatever way you choose.
Before you follow what men are telling you, look at what they are following. If they are not following the principles of the Kingdom, they are only wasting your time. It is a matter of time and you will find out that you’ve been wasting your time. I’ve spent my life learning the ways of the Kingdom and I will continue to do this for as long as I live because I have found out that the ways of the Kingdom is not really easy to learn in truth because you will need discipline and diligence, a long time to understand the dynamics of the workings of the Kingdom but if and when you pay that price by God and learn it, your life will become invisible. You will be a sign and a wonder and the thing about this Kingdom truth is, when you hold the keys, you’ve held them.
Jesus said and I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven and with those keys, you will bind (disallow) and lose (allow). It is at the instance of the mysteries of the Kingdom that we reign, rise and we thrive. Mysteries control results in this Kingdom. Results in this Kingdom are not accidental. Say after me;
“In the name of Jesus, I obtain grace to be a student of the mysteries of the Kingdom.”
Wishing and hoping will not produce result. We must submit ourselves to strategic learning. This year of Marvelous light, don’t waste it.
Write out every aspect of your life where you are not sure of the mystery that controls that result and become a spiritual archeologist, researching one by one; what is this thing about this finance? Don’t start January to December, hustling, running up and down and hoping it will work.
Obedience is powerful and light is powerful.
Deuteronomy 7:12-15, Deuteronomy 28
You must obtain grace from God to fight ignorance thoroughly this year and then obtain the grace for complete obedience.
3). Demonic Oppression
Ephesians 6:12, 1 John 5:19,1 Thessalonians 2:18,
Satan can fight men; influence, joy, visibility, the giftings of God in man’s life, Ministries, businesses etc. Satan can try to hinder men.
In my life and in ministry, I have seen demonic oppressions over people, look at the story of our dear sister, the lady who got married to that gentleman, you can imagine, HIV from nowhere. I can tell you, there are so many people I have prayed for who will tell you they went to bed in peace and saw this demonic entities, holding syringes, inject them and they will wake up, physically with HIV or some kind of oppression.
Many years ago, a woman met me, she had a stillbirth; while she was pregnant, she said every night, she would see like monkeys and chimpanzees come to her, try to oppress her, molest her and do all of these things and she took it for granted. She said, she gave birth to a child that was hairy like a monkey physically.
The realm of the spirit is a real realm and can find expression here. If you in doubt, ask Job. The discussion about his destiny was not done one earth, yet the result was seen on earth. This is not to scare you but to let you know that Satan will not leave you by default; He did not leave Jesus by default. The Bible says, he left Him for a season. Your assignment is to be equipped with the truths from scripture that makes for your victory in Christ.
Leviticus 20:6, Deuteronomy 18:10
Do not allow any kind of pressure push you to invite satan to your life for help. Satan does not help men, he only destroys.
4). They trivialize and ignore the place of spiritual empowerment (Ephesians 6:10). Let me announce to you truly that we are in the days of His power. You will see a display of the power and the glory of God through men in a way that will surprise you. This is the wrongest time to trivialize and commonize the place for spiritual empowerment. Spiritual empowerment is not for men of God or preachers alone; spiritual empowerment is for all those who desire to produce the kind of results that bring glory to the name of the Lord.
You need spiritual empowerment because God’s results cannot be produced by the strength of the flesh. It will take God’s ability to produce God’s dimension of results. The demands of your destiny does not require human power alone; a major part of what you need in life has to be outsourced beyond this realm.
The power to stay healthy in this wicked world will take more than exercise and good food. It is a risk to stay in this world without empowerment. No matter how you plan your life and ministry, you will still be busy, it will still command strength from you.
Do not trivialize the place of spiritual empowerment. Jesus Himself knew the value of spiritual empowerment and He said, “tarry ye in Jerusalem” (Acts 2:1-4, Acts 4). We need the power of the Holy Spirit especially in these days. You don’t just speak and it comes to pass, it takes power to represent Jesus; it takes power to produce signs and wonder, it does not just take touching people. You can touch people and that’s just human contact.
It takes power to speak and it comes to pass, power to make decrees that move beyond the earth realm into the realm of the spirit and are established there.
It takes power to be an effective preacher. The generation that rejects the power of God is the generation that will pay the price in a very dear way. We need extraordinary manifestations of the power and the grace of God. Nigeria, the 36 states including Abuja will not receive the witness of mighty works except there is power.
When God called me, I prayed and said, Lord please, do not just send me with a sermon. This world is too dark for just a good sermon. There is a need for genuine power. It takes power to be a father, not masculinity. It takes power to be a mother; it takes power in our world today to go to school and finish well. There are people who ran mad during their last exam. It takes power to remain alive today.
We are going to pray. Please rise up on your feet.
- Thank the Lord for His Word to you.
Lord, I am tired of powerlessness as a believer. We contend for the witness that greater works bring to the territory. Our territory must come under the influence of Christ. Lord, grant me fresh power from on high, evident power whose result will be clear before all men that I have come as an envoy, a representative of the parliament of Heaven without any shadow of doubt.
- I pray for you in the name of Jesus Christ, by the power that raised Christ from the dead, anyone here who is in any kind of financial hardship, in the name that is above all names, I call upon my God, this week, may my God surprise!
- Where you have seen weakness and limitations, where your results are just human and scientific and logical, nothing extraordinary, nothing supernatural; I empower you by the Spirit of the living God, go and produce extraordinary and supernatural results!
- Wonder working order of results in the name of Jesus Christ!
- Beginning from this week, may God work wonders through your life that leads to the conversion of your loved ones in the name of Jesus Christ!
- I pray for those in ministry, from this week, by the God of Heaven, I empower your hands; go with fire and grace. Produce extraordinary results!
- Anyone who has refused to listen to you because they think your life does not command the kind of result that will make you worth listening to; in the name of Jesus, beginning from this week, may God do something in your life that will command the attention of all who need to hear the Gospel through you!
- The supernatural backing that you need for exploits, in the name of Jesus Christ; may the marvelous hand of God begin to back you in everything you do!
- If there is anyone here that the spirit of death is roaming around your vicinity; right now in the name of Jesus Christ, we command that spirit from the realm of the spirits, stay clear off this family now in the name of Jesus!
- I speak to you; you shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord!
- As you go out, you are protected. As you come in, you are protected. In the air, you are protected. Your children are protected in the name of Jesus!
- Whatever you have received that was given to you with the intention of destroying you, I declare that the spirit component of that gift that was empowered to destroy you, it returns back to that devil in the name of Jesus!