31 Dec Consider These 25/10/2015
Tenure of the Manifestation of His Life
(Jhn 1:4-5,2Cor 3:16-18,Col2:6-10,Rom 8:11-19)
THE MANIFESTATION OF HIS LIFE
Natural abilities and educational advantages don’t figure as factors in this issue of manifesting the life of Christ Jesus. It is the response to His grace, capacity for faith, the ability to pray, the power of thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one’s self in God’s glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of Yahweh – men who can set the church ablaze for God; not in a noisy showy way, but with an intense and quiet heat that melt and move everything for God. -E.M Bounds(paraphrased)
God can work wonders through us if only we can respond to the grace available and make ourselves suitable for His use.
God wants to speak through our mouths but it is not yet consecrated for His use. He wants to lay divine inspiration and nation changing Visions upon our Hearts but our Hearts are too weak.
God wants to make us ambassadors for Him. He wants to showcase His Life through us, but our unbelief (the state of our hearts) and words of our mouth are restricting Him.
If we must enter into His promise of making us into His ambassadors, then our hearts and mouths must be correct.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness,
And with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Rom10:10)
Today, we have people who mumbled the so called salvation words at the altar without truly believing in their hearts.
Many go out for altar call because they saw their friends going out and joined in the confession of faith. Many go out because their parents forced them to and not because they believed or had their hearts pricked to respond to God’s grace. Something must indeed happen to the heart.
The heart and mouth of an ambassador must be thoroughly pruned and furnished for the master’s use.
We must allow Him to be manifested in our Hearts daily so as to nail every immorality hiding in our hearts to the cross in other to be manifested through our mouths.
The year Isaiah saw the Lord, he cried out loud and said he is ruined for he is a man of unclean lips. That was the first thing he noticed after he had that encounter. God opened his eyes to see the state of his mouth.
If truly if we have seen the lord, then What is the state of our mouth? Have we sat down to examine the words of our mouth and the thought of our hearts?
We must surely see something like Isaiah saw because GOD IS LIGHT and he illuminates every dark area of our lives.
If we have truly believed in our hearts, and have allowed His gradual workings upon our hearts, what the mouth will keep on confessing is the finished work of Christ and not the works of the world.
Today, we have Christians whose mouth is confessing something different entirely to what they claim to believe in their hearts. Some so called Christians rain down curses on their neighbors, some mentioned private parts when joking, some sings worldly songs which add no eternal value to their life.
Oh Lord! We need help.
Our hearts have fallen sick, most of us can’t even think straight after seeing a lady.
Lust, pride, vain glory and immoral thoughts, have established their kingdom in our hearts.
Lord please consecrate our hearts for your use alone, take your place and work revival in our hearts.
This is my prayer for ever one that the kind of encounter that Ambassador Isaiah had which made him a correct and true ambassador.
May we have it in Jesus name. May the thoughts of our hearts and the words of our mouth not be a disgrace to the kingdom.
As this Sunday service marks the end of 2014/2015 session, I pray that God’s love and goodness will continue with us till we meet again.
INDEED, I LOVE YOU ALL AND I NEED YOU TO SURVIVE
Oladunjoye Adeniyi .L
O. L. A