Be patient with God.
Golden Text: James 5:7.
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
When we check the archives of men that walked and work with God from the pages of the scriptures, we will note one spiritual virtue that connects all of them together ad that is patience with God.
The plans and purposes of God for men may be revealed only in part and as such we behold as one looking in a dark mirror. God will paint some fragments of what He wants for us in our imagination, desires dreams, ambitions and visions but intentionally leave us blank in the school of process leading to this wonderful future.
The process leading to anything great started by God in our life is only known by Him and Him alone and as such if you lack the capacity to wait, you won’t understand and you keep putting yourselves under pressures and allowing the cares and ambition of the world to weigh your eternal spirit down. While you are looking at the destination, God is looking at the journey and the process because in this Journey, He can mold us and break some of us that are full of ourselves.
God will make sure that those things we fear that prevents us from taking the steps of faith comes upon us mightily like Job.
Job 3:25 says For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
At this stage, God makes us confront our fears and even fall flatly before it, if possible to set us free in Him. He does this to bring us to the end of ourselves that we may begin the faith journey that leads to the end of himself which is beyond eternity!
The process of God will make a sister to face the ridicule of Men asking her when will you marry until she can’t even feel it has insults again. Until she dies to that fear and looks up to God, then she is not truly free.
Fear has torment and for this reason the department of divinity has created a crash course system in the system of mortal called patience. The true motive and desires of men are tried at the waiting room of the Most High. It will cost the omnipotent who owns the cattle on a thousand hills nothing to fill your home with treasures but He will watch as you go hungry, jobless, tired in his waiting room to ensure that fear is not your master so that you can truly be free.
Until you fall flat as Ballam’s donkey with no space or alternative to turn to, and accept the righteous judgement of God you can’t be said to be free indeed! In Christ you can be free indeed if you learn the act of patience!
The power of the gospel!
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
The gospel of our Lord Jesus and His kingdom is the power of God unto salvation to anyone and any nation. This directly means anything that concerns libration from this present world system and its oppression, God has carefully installed His liberating power in the gospel!
The power of the gospel unto salvation is released when it is preached! Which means you don’t get power to preach the gospel but power is released when the gospel is preached!
The word salvation from that verse is very broad and it means been saved from sin and all its consequence! The gospel has only been preached when we want to get sinners saved. When we want to pull Men from the world, we preach the gospel but let me shock you, when you want to pull the world from Men, same agency of the gospel must be employed!
The power that can change, transform set free, liberate is only found in the gospel. So when you see a man giving to the preaching of the gospel of our Lord Jesus, that man is high tension in the spirit. The man is power line by which the power of God can flow to bless lives and territories.
Many complain of stagnancy in some area of their life but never knew that the word that got them saved from the world is still necessary to pull the entanglements of the world from their world!
Your business is suffering because you left Jesus out of your boat long time again. You don’t know that the same Lord that can preach in your boat can fill your boat with fishes. We begin to suffer and struggle even as children of the kingdom because the king of the kingdom is left out. We start operating the principles leaving the God of the principle! We start studying the law neglecting the God of the Law. To be spiritual is not affiliated to be useless! In fact everything is connected to the power of the gospel.
The only power source designed by divinity for humanity is the one generated by the dynamo of the spirit through the preaching of the Gospel
If you leave Christ out of your life, you will live with Crisis all your life!