TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Friday 2nd April 2021)
“The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it:” Psalm 68:11 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 92nd DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS!
The LORD spoke to us yesterday on finding Heavenly patterns for our lives on earth and leading them. His glory cannot rest upon our lives, until we discover Heavenly patterns for our earthly lives and begin to live accordingly.
When we sync our lives with God’s Heavenly pattern for them, His glory can begin to radiate in our lives. There so much we will begin to enjoy from Heaven when God’s glory begins to radiate upon us. One of it is the release of choice people. The Bible made it clear that when the glory of the LORD rest upon us, it will begin to enrich our social lives with choice relationships.
You see right from the days of the Bible; God have been using men to reach men; He have been using men to visit men. The gift of men to men is one of the greatest gifts in the Kingdom. If you do not understand this, you will be leading a life that will never allow significant people to stay too long with you.
If you read the Bible deeply, you will understand that God created every man to “depend” on Him for success, but depending on Him does not means we will not need men. When you depend on God, He will send the men you need to you.
There is no self-made man anywhere in the world. We all are pieces of imputes from the different people our paths have crossed in life. No matter the weight of your anointing or gifting, at one point or the other, another man will be involved in your quest for success.
Your life will never be significant on this side of eternity, until you find a divine vision and begin to fulfill it. However, no divine vision can be fulfilled until it is surrounded by great men and women who love the LORD. That is part of the wisdom of God.
Until divine purposes are surrounded by men brought by the divine hand of God to help fulfill them, they will either remain unfulfilled or be terminated all together.
I HAVE SAID IT REPEATEDLY THAT WITHOUT A GOD GIVEN VISION, PEOPLE PERISH. BUT WITHOUT A GOD GIVEN PEOPLE VISION ALSO PERISHES.
Visions and all divine purposes need men to be executed and completed. You will need God given people to become all that He has called you to be. Our devotional text said
“The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it:”
Whatever the LORD gives will require appointed people for it to be taken from the declaration to the manifestation. I have come to discover that a divine plan may be revealed to one heart. But for it to be executed, it must be transmitted to many hearts.
Most of what the LORD will put in your heart to do as His child will need a company of people to be performed or brought to fulfillment. The work of the LORD is usually too huge for one man to take from start to finish. A man may provide leadership but without a corresponding followership, things will be difficult.
At conception, a vision may need just a man but for its manifestation to take place, it will need people. Whenever God seek for a man, it is to impregnate his spirit with His plans and purposes. But whenever He wants to move those plans and purposes from the declaration to the manifestation, He will seek for men.
It takes men to move things forward.
So if your life is without needed men, your efforts will not be crowned with success. Again, our devotional said the LORD gave the word, and great was the company of those who proclaim it. He who gave the word also gave those He gave the word the people they need to proclaim it.
What God gives, sometimes, needs people to be actualized! You must understand this wisdom from above and tailor your live to it. It’s not good for you to be alone after receiving mandates to execute from the LORD.
YOU MUST SEEK HIM UNTIL HE CLOTHE YOU WITH NEEDED MEN AND WOMEN FOR HIS PLANS AND PURPOSES FOR YOUR LIFE.
This is not limited to the mantle of a divine call. It cuts across every other aspect of our lives.
For instance, if the LORD gives you a marriage, He will surround you with people who care to help you enjoy the blessing. If the LORD gives you a business Idea, He will also give you the people you need to actualize the Idea and move things from your mind to the ground.
If the LORD gives you a Child, you will not raise him or her alone. He will also give you people who will make the provisions and love available to raise him or her up. If the LORD gives you a destiny to fulfill He will also give you people that are beyond you to nurture you to fulfill it.
If the LORD gives you salvation, He will also give you a pastor to help disciple and raise you up in His fear. If the LORD gives you a church to pastor, He will also give you an apostolic father or spiritual fountain to help you bring forth the church according to divine pattern.
If the LORD gives you a project to execute, He will also give you the men that you need to execute it. He gave Moses the project of building the Tabernacle and also gave him men He filled with wisdom to help Moses execute the project according to divine plan.
If the LORD gives you a life to live, He will also give you people to help you enjoy it. Sometimes it is not those you expect that will be given to you, but those you don’t expect. People you have never seen before in your life.
The Bible says in
Proverbs 17:16 “Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, since he has no heart for it?” (NKJV).
I want you to have a heart for this devotional this day. I want you to spend time to meditate on these things. Find out someone the LORD has given you in life and begin to polish and invest in that relationship better than before, with the aim of making sure it fulfills all that the LORD brought it to fulfill in your life.
NOW THERE ARE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO UNLEASH YOUR DESTINY. THERE ARE ALSO SOME YOU DO NOT NEED AT ALL.
Sadly, sometimes we stick to those we do not need and give no friendship to those we need. A lot of youths and church members of other ages do that today. They do not have the thick skin to stand the rigors of keeping a choice relationship, hence yielding to people they do not need and making them part of their lives.
If you stay with who you do not need, you will one day turn your back from those you truly need.
Samson stayed with who He did not needed and lost his life.
He never knew Delilah was not part of his destiny. There was no pastor or prophet to uncover her mission to him and save him from what she was about bringing into his life. Sadly, she succeeded in her plans. The life of Samson and others in the Bible teaches that relationships are doors to something good or evil. It depends on what the person you are in relationship with worships, or is in covenant with.
Your life would have been better if you had received men your destiny needs and push away those it does not need. Most crises in our lives are products of living with men or women our divine destinies do not need.
However, I have also come to discover that whenever a man or woman of destiny is bringing someone his divine destiny do not need into his or her life, Heaven will use those people to scream at his ears not to do so.
Most times, we do not listen to this men and women. Carnal passions and shortsightedness will rob us of reasoning and we will fall into the snare.
There are people living with men they call husbands that their divine destiny does not need. There are those living with women they call wives that their divine destiny does not need. When human error or Satan, binds you together with a man or woman you do not need, especially in marriage, your prophetic destiny will start screaming at you.
WHEN PROPHETIC DESTINY SCREAMS AT A CHILD OF GOD, CONFUSION WILL SET INTO HIS LIFE.
Darkness will become closer than light. God will withdraw his stamps of approval from whatever he may be doing.
God’s stamps of approval are the manifestations of the miracles, signs and wonders we need to unleash His plans and purposes for our lives. When we bind ourselves together with the wrong people, these manifestations will cease gradually, leading to a life of sadness, darkness, and gloom. Gory things will just be happening replacing any glorious things God may have shown you that He wants to do in your life.
Child of God, time to take a stop and check through your relationships.
Time to ask the LORD to push away who you do not need out of your life and bring in those you truly need. The Bible says in
Proverbs 17:17 “a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (NKJV).
The elimination of adversity and the release of peace is what God uses to show us that whoever we may have in our lives is from Him. In other words, as soon as the person comes into our lives, adversity will start dying. Our lives will be filled with peace over time; both internally and externally.
The release of peace is what God uses to announce to us that we are on course; in other words, in His will for our lives.
May the Holy Spirit take these truths further and cause a brighter light to shine upon you in Jesus precious name!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURAL PASSAGE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY;
“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.”
“A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart.”
“When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes reproach.” Proverbs 18:1-3 NKJV
“A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle.” Proverbs 18:19 NKJV
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:” Hebrews 12:14 NKJV