Source: The God of Impossibilities!!
When we look at the ministry of all the apostles, we find out that they worked so closely with the Holy Spirit and prayed so much with expectations that cause so many things to happen. Today, most believers pray just for the sake of prayers, they don’t pray with expectation as required by God. The bible says “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice.In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV). This therefore tells us that when we pray, we should pray expecting the results. Many are not receiving results because they keep looking at how God is going to do it. Don’t you understand that our Father is the God of Impossibilities? Let us stop looking at how it is going to be done and just believe that it is done according to His word. Let us look at the possibilities that His word brings, because it is the very mind of God for all His children.
Operating in the impossibilities of God requires strong faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.(Hebrews 11:6). Understand that faith is the law of the spiritual realm to bring those things that are not to existence just like our father spoke the world into existence. Many operate by the flesh, allowing their minds to control how they pray or request things from God. Remember that we serve a God of impossibilities because He makes the impossible possible. Jesus said in Mark 11:24 that “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” That means we expect the result to be just as we have requested from the father. Scriptures makes it even clearer when it says “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7).
We have a God that grants all we ask in His will, but many of us don’t ask expecting because of lack of faith, weak faith, little faith, lack of trust on His word, trying to see with the physical eyes before believe or double mindedness. The bible says in James 1:5-8 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” God wants us to receive these impossibilities we ask daily, but our faith would have to be strengthened. When you pray, ask expectantly and with strong faith, then you will see the impossible things become possible because we have the God of impossibilities as our father. I pray that you will begin to operate in strong faith, and pray expectantly in Jesus name. Amen!
The art of giving begins with Love and obedience to the word of God. Without love, giving cannot exist. 1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” If God did not love mankind, He wouldn’t have sent His only son to die for us. If we look within ourselves, we see that giving comes easy to us when we are giving to those we love, meanwhile those we don’t love we find it hard to give. If we want to be like God, we are required to love everyone, so that we will find it easy to give without resentment and drawbacks. 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38). Every time we give, we are transformed because we grow more in Love. Love is giving and sacrifice of service just like Jesus did for us. We can give our money, time, service, emotions, and materials that can bring bountiful harvest. If you love God, you will love others, and if you love others, you will give more for the promotion of the Kingdom of God. Giving without reservation attracts the blessings of God in our lives. Let us take example from our father God whom according to John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Be an example of who God wants you to be in Him through the art of Love in giving. But be careful not to become prideful or arrogant; the bible says in Matthew 6:2 that “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”
Do you have a prayer life?
What is your prayer life like?
Do you understand prayer?
Do you know the importance of prayer?
Do you know how to pray?
Are you consistent in prayers or is it just a routine? Prayer is a relationship, where we humbly communicate, worship, and sincerely seek God’s face, knowing that He hears us, loves us and will respond; though not always in a manner we may expect or desire. (From 7 key basic expectations of God). It is necessary we recognize that prayers do move mountains, through faith. Understand that you are no longer part of the world, and so, the enemy will try every trick to bring you back and cause you to remain bound in sin, but as you keep your prayer life alive, you will continue to drive that light in the kingdom of darkness and causing their mission over your life to fail. Prayer is also a communication between us and God. During prayer, as we speak or make our request, God speaks to us to either assure us, encourage us, answers us or direct us to how to get what we are requesting. During prayers, God also instructs us on our next task or assignment. When we look at the bible, we see that King David prayed so many times to seek the face of God to intervene whenever they faced wars or attacks.
Watch and be blessed, you might learn something new.
The Bible warns us that if we do not have self control, we will be slaves to what controls us. Emotions are a natural instinctive state of mind (feelings) deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. We don’t live according to how we feel because it is living according to the flesh instead of the Spirit. The emotion of anger is crippling the society and even the church. People no longer have self control, patience and love for one another. Anger is affecting the way we live our lives, the way we handle situations, or circumstances we encounter. Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response to displeasure, irritation, criticism, hurt, threat, frustration, loneliness, self esteem, and pride. Anger is an emotion that when it gets out of control it can become destructive, leading to serious problems. Anger is unacceptable before God. Anger is a spirit that weakens our walk with Christ.
The bible says in James 1:19-20 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
Many have become slaves of Anger. We can never accomplish God’s ways with anger. We need to understand as believers that anger is punishable by God like in the case of Moses striking the rock for water to come out because he was angry with the children of Israel, which eventually caused him entering in the promise land. The bible says in Ephesians 4:26-27 “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” but Moses sinned in his anger because he disobeyed God’s instructions to speak to the rock; and it says in Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” We need the fruit of the Spirit to deal with this spirit called anger, such as self control, patience, humility and love to counter the emotion anger. Titus 1:8 says “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”
If we use these fruits every time we are faced with something that might cause us to become angry, we will eventually be well on our way to live above the emotion of Anger. Please reference the video below for deeper understanding on how to deal with anger through the word of God. God bless you!!
Emotions are a natural instinctive state of mind (feelings) deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Emotions are mainly triggered by one or more of the five sense of the physical body; what you see, hear, smell, touch or taste. Emotions can also be generated by past experiences, personal beliefs, memory and environmental influences (songs, words from others etc). Emotions are described as happy, sad, anger, peace, joy, indifferent, confusion, envy, jealousy, anxious, fear, discouragement, hope etc.
We have to understand that emotions come from the soul and it affects the body or flesh. Emotions also affects the way we handle situations, circumstances and the people around us. Emotions can motivate us or lead us to sin. Emotions deals a lot with the power of the mind. The bible says we as believers should not live by sight, but by faith because living by sight is based on emotions which can definitely affect the outcome of our faith through our day to day life. As believers we have to learn to live above our emotions, which is how we feel.
Feelings are often very misleading in our walk with Christ. To live above our emotions (especially negative ones that might cause us to fall) we need to counter them with the fruits of the Spirit. Though we can see that the fruits of the Spirit are feelings as well, but they are feelings that come with positive actions by faith. These are Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23). For example, anxiousness can be countered with patience, while anger can be counter with love and self-control. So, let us use the scriptures to understand how this works. For this part 1 series, we will take a look at anxiousness and fear. Watch the video to learn more!
Living according to how we feel, satisfies the desires of the flesh, and the bible says in Galatians 5:16-18 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
Have you ever asked yourself if God is speaking to you? Or are you praying constantly saying God I want you to speak to me? Or are you wondering how do others claim to hear God clearly but you don’t? It is very easy, this is because they are tuned to God’s Channel. You can only tune into God’s channel if you have the right connection. The will of God for all His children is that we live in constant fellowship with him; that is why He has sent the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth to live within us so that He can reveal all truths and the mysteries of the Spirit realm to us. There are people who still doubt if God still talks to men like the old days. God is in constant communication with all men, but only few are tuned to His channel to hear Him clearly. Job 33:14-16 says
“For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings.”
We were created to hear God clearly, but sin and disobedience has beclouded our hearing so much that we can’t even recognize God even if He spoke to us audibly. God is Spirit and so are we, but man lives so much according to the flesh that gradually, God’s spirit within us is dormant, and therefore, His channel is turned off always. Galatians 5:16 (NKJV) Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. The Bible says that t, so why are we not hearing God? Many of us don’t walk by the spirit, we walk by the flesh, or we lack the knowledge to understand how to tune to His Channel. So the question becomes, how does one tune to God’s channel? We first have to recognize the various ways in which He speaks to us, for us to be able to tune to the channel to hear. Find out how in the video below;
- The first way God speaks to us is through His word. God’s will is found in God’s Word.
- The second way is through that inner voice in your spirit. That still little voice. During meditation.
- Thirdly, He speak to us through prophecy.
- Through our dreams/visions.
- He also speaks to us through teachings, sermons, or others.
- He sends messages through angels sometimes.
- He sometimes speaks through nature (burning bush)
- He also speaks to us using our physical senses (smell).
So how do you tune in to His channel?
- Become broken (accepting you are weak but strong through Him).
- Staying on the Word/study the word if possible daily.
- Spending quality time in fellowship with the Holy Spirit daily. That is having a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. (John 16:13) Galatians 5:18 (AMP) If you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law.
- Praying in the Spirit daily.
- Allow the Holy Spirit to teach you.
- Meditation and quiet time daily.
- Attending bible studies and church sermons.
- Being of service to the Lord. Allowing your vessels to be of use by God.
- Build up your faith through word proclamations in your life.
- Learn how to ask Him and expect answers by faith.
James 1:5-8 (TLB) says “If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to tell you, for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind; and every decision you then make will be uncertain, as you turn first this way, and then that. If you don’t ask with faith, don’t expect the Lord to give you any solid answer.”
Therefore, if we keep our spirits active to the things of God, we will be well tuned into His channel clearly. Listen, God is speaking to you right now, just tune in to His channel and hear Him, because it is His will for you. Revelation 3:20 (TLB)
Look! I have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me. God bless you.
Nowadays, many Christians find themselves complaining more about the trials than seeking God diligently. Something we have to understand is that Christianity is not a religion, it is a life style of seeking God diligently. It is a conscious choice of complete dependence on the word of God. In this end times, we cannot become lazy with the things of God. Too many believers are taking the Mercy and Grace of the almighty God for granted. Remember that many are called but few are chosen, so the time when God use to chase people like Jonah is long gone. The bible says in Exodus 15:26 “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
- Proverbs 13:4 says “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” Sluggard is a lazy Christian.
- Romans 12:11 says “not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;”
This therefore shows us how important it is to stay diligent in Christ, which means careful and persistent work or effort towards the things of God. Believers who have ignored or derailed from this scriptures are considered lazy. There are several characteristics of lazy Christians found in the body of Christ today, which deeply griefs the Holy Spirit. For example, watch the video below to understand.
- Those who don’t go to church; those who don’t study the word; those who don’t pray (long prayer)/worship/praise God daily.
- Those who are ashamed of being looked as a born again; those who are always looking for others to pray for them. Those who don’t like to talk about God with others.
- Constantly complaining about the devil affecting them even in situations where it is clearly their doing.
- Those who are always sleeping; physically lazy even with their own home/work/relationships.
- Those who pay more attention to television shows than spend time in the presence of God. Those who question everything to the point of doubts.
- Those that constantly Procrastination.
When we study the word, we gain healing, gain clarity, get directions, increase in faith, and renew our minds because Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
We gain knowledge required to excel or get out of the situations we find ourselves at times. Scriptures say “my people perish for lack of knowledge” therefore, we cannot expect a change if we are not ready to do what it takes according to God’s word. Joshua 1:8 says “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” With all these in mind, we have to strive to become diligent Christians and avoid becoming lazy because there are several consequences for laziness in Christ; such as Spiritual stagnation, increase in spiritual battles, no manifestation of gifts, wilderness experiences constantly, rebellion, doubts, fear, unbelief, and eventual rejection from the most-high God. The Lord Jesus warns in Luke 13:24-28 saying
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.
Proverbs 6:9-11 says “How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? “A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest”– Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.”
PLEASE DON’T BE A LAZY CHRISTIAN!! WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER!!!
We are so blessed to be partakers of the Kingdom and enjoying the indwelling presence of God within us. There is no greater joy than enjoying the fullness of salvation. Jesus Christ die that we might have life, and have it in abundance. One of the benefits of the Holy Spirit is that He gives us gifts that edifies us and the church as well. There are nine gifts of the Spirit, but one is mostly to edify ourselves. The gift of tongues is a prayer language given by God to use and speak directly to Him. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit after resurrection to help keep us in that closeness with God at all times. Today many believers are ignoring the prayer language or simply refuse to use this amazing gift because of the various lies of the enemy. Jesus said in Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
There are many benefits to using the prayer language. 1 Corinthians 14:2 says “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.” Jesus says in John 7:38 “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Your Spirit prays in oneness with the Holy Spirit who dwells in you. In 1 Corinthians 14:14 Apostle Paul says “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” and he confirms in Romans 8:26-27 that “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
- Praying in Tongues Edifies you. 1 Cor 14:4 “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.”
- It builds you up! Jude 1:20 “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”
- You charge up your spirit and stirring up the power that resides in you.
- It Emboldens you. (2 Tim 1:7) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
- It Empowers you.
- It Sharpens your Spiritual senses to hear, see and become more knowledgeable about the things of God.
- It helps you stay in the manifest presence of God longer (Longer prayers).
Now that you have an understanding about this wonderful gift of the Spirit. If you already have it, please use it often. And if you don’t have it yet, ask the Lord by repeating this prayer below. God bless you and may you grow more spiritually as you use this prayer language.
- Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the Gift of the Holy Spirit. As your child, I now receive Him by faith to come and dwell in my heart. I receive Him into my soul and my body. I receive Him into every fiber of my being. I am now filled with the Holy Spirit and according to your Word, in Acts 2:4, I speak with other tongues as He gives me utterance in Jesus Name. Amen
“In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God… the Word became flesh and dwelled amongst us.” (John 1:1, 14) There is tremendous Power in the Word of God. The Word is life and active, and if applied with faith, produces excellent results in our lives. I have to live according to the Word of God, and the Word needs to become part of our daily bread. The Word of God is not optional to a believer. God gave us His Word to live by. The Word shows us the nature, revelation and the very character of God. It gives us the promises, warnings, commandments, and tells us what is to come. The Word goes as far as showing us how we should live. The Word transforms, operates, and heals our physical bodies. The Word is full of Power and the essential ability to produce results our lives.
The knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, thus, is vital in your relationship with Him. As you begin to study the Word of God, and understand how it applies to you, you will never have room to entertain any form of doubts about its effectiveness. The bible says in Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is living and Powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Therefore, we see and understand the Power of the Word of God. It doesn’t matter what situation you might be facing, there is solution in the Word of God, like finances, business, job, sickness, lack etc. Let the Power of the Word stir up your faith to standing firm on the promises and blessings of God almighty.