TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Sunday 25th July 2021)
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 206TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS!
The LORD our God has loaded us with benefits for all the days of this year. That is huge! He has watched over us, provided for us, spoken to us, imparted His Spirit into us and done so many wonders in our lives this year!
Above all He has used us to our amazement, considering how unqualified we are. He has used our lives to show that Heaven does not choose the qualified. Heaven qualifies the chosen by taking away our defects, sins, iniquities and unrighteous conduct with the instrumentality of God’s grace.
My primary apostolic mandate and the boundaries of my calling falls within the Body of Christ, and you will agree with me that the body of Christ no longer need shallow rooted sermons or write ups. We need the deep things of God that can only be revealed by comparing spiritual things with spiritual! The Bible says;
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NKJV
I believe strongly that our church generation is yet to see the full manifestation of the potentials of God’s presence – His glory.
There are things prepared for us before the foundation of the world – things that eyes have not seen, ears heard or hearts conceive.
These things are things which the Holy Ghost teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. Our generation must rise beyond the status quo and begin to search for them and seek every bit of it with the whole of our hearts, souls and might!
WE MUST DIG THE WELLS IN GOD’S GLORY AND UNLOCK THEIR CONTENT ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!
Sadly, we have seen miracles, signs and wonders in some quarters, but most local Churches are just dry of significant moves of God, and they do not care. While many others have been plugged to the demonic, through the diviners and the sorcerer they call prophets in God’s garments others are just about to be plugged.
God is doing a quick work in our age. He is clearing the firmament of black stars. He is going to fill the spiritual cloud of His end time plans with fresh ministries and ministers prophesied in time past; people with the spiritual capacity and fitness to provide an adequate response to the incursions of darkness we are seeing today.
Yes, the Sons of light with the Heaven power to render whatever that may come from hell impotent. To render sorcerers, perjurers and all related breed impotent. He said in His word;
“And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien — because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:5 NKJV
Our generation will witness greater glory in an apostolic dimension. Precious generation witnessed it in evangelistic formats, ours will be an apostolic format. It will be a release of the fullness of God’s presence like never before.
Now, talking about God’s presence, our devotional text said,
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
You see, there are degrees and levels of God’s presence. It is important that we understanding them. It is the degree you carry that determines how your life turn out on earth.
THERE ARE DEGREES GOD ANNOUNCES HIS PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES OR IN A MEETING.
When it comes to the degree of His presence in our individual lives, it all depends on our personal commitment to His presence and will. It depends on how sold out we are to God’s will and ways.
But when it comes to corporate meetings, it depends on how much the preacher Heading or leading the meeting has died to things; things like carnal cravings, self, sin, satanic tendencies, or works of the flesh.
The more we die the more of God’s presence we see! In other words, when we decrease He increases! It is through the decrease of ourselves or dying to things that we activate the potentials of God’s presence in our lives.
Paul said I die daily, that was why He saw the full manifestation of God’s presence in His life and ministry every day.
If you are not seeing the manifestation of the presence of God in your life, family or ministry, you are not dying. You are living! You are living up to the flesh and responding to it without compromise!
The first degree or level of God’s presence available to this side of eternity is the omnipresence of God. As I have always shared with us, the Omni presence of God is everywhere but His manifest presence is not everywhere. God’s manifest presence can only be found where men have died to things – especially the things earlier stated.
No dying means no manifestation of the manifest presence. It means Ichabod or no glory.
Less dying means less manifestation of the manifest presence, or less glory! More dying means more manifestation of the manifest presence or more glory. There are no two ways about it!
If we therefore want to see greater manifestation of God in our lives, Churches, or families we must be ready for greater level of dying, because
“except a seed of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone.”
When we were teaching on “THE STREAMS OF THE SUPERNATURAL” few years back, God led us through the scripture to discover three streams of the supernatural – FAITH, ANOINTING and THE GLORY. This holds much more than we can ever imagine.
YOU SEE, THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF DYING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
It is these levels of dying that are responsible for the manifestation of the three streams of the supernatural in a man’s life. The first level of dying is 30 fold. This one will produce faith in your life.
The Bible makes it clear that all journey into the supernatural of God begins with faith. And faith begins from hearing or seeing form GOD. Now, without faith you cannot unlock things in the spirit. You cannot access miracles, blessings, or covenant moves of God.
Faith is the currency of the spirit. By it the elders obtained good testimonies or godly character. But just as money cannot buy everything in the natural plane so does faith has its own limitations.
I know people in the faith movement will dispute with me on this, but faith has its own limitations. That is why we believe God for somethings sometimes and find nothing thereafter.
When we get to things that faith cannot handle, faith connects us to what can handle them – the anointing. That is why true faith will always plug you into the next level of dying to come into this next stream of the supernatural, called the anointing.
The next level of dying is 60 fold.
Sadly, most preachers preach and teach people to live vibrant religious lives but weak Spirit filled lives. So many lives are dead and weak in matters of kingdom power and glory because there is no dying at 60 fold.
What faith cannot handle, the genuine anointing of the Holy Ghost will handle. That is why faith will lead you to the cross so that you can die to what is hindering the anointing from breaking forth through your life to take care of the problem.
THE ANOINTING IS SUPERIOR TO FAITH!
Now, I did not say the anointing oil I mean the true anointing of the Holy Spirit which is not in bottles.
There is a false anointing in Church today because we are dealing with a devil that operated as an anointed cherub. So he can release the anointing too. A generation that is not wrapped with the mantle of the spirit of truth will never understand this.
The last level of dying is 100 fold. This is the level that will plug you into the greatest stream of the supernatural called the glory. This is the realm that many in the present Church is yet to come into. Most are stuck to the anointing and have not really seen the glory.
The anointing can be counterfeited but the glory cannot be counterfeit.
The end time Church is a Church that will operate under the glory not just the anointing! There is so much I cannot state down here; so much you need to know. Get the full message “STREAMS OF THE SUPERNATURAL” and all the series on “HOW TO LET ETERNITY INVADE TIME” preached in 2015.
Many call the anointing the glory but there is a huge difference between the anointing and the glory. The glory is the fullness of God’s presence on display. It does not manifest until our lives are in order. But the anointing will manifest even when lives are not in order. That is why some who live in sin but still walk in the supernatural are being deceived.
They take the manifestation of the anointing as proof that what they may be doing wrong is not really wrong in God’s sight, hence become deluded. However, they are not the first to do that Judas Iscariot was! He walked in the anointing but lost his soul to hell.
Jesus said, not everyone who operates in the supernatural will make Heaven (Read Matthew 7:15-23).
A pastor who sleeps around, walks in deceit even crying to cover up, can carry the anointing of God for a while but can never carry the glory for a second because it will kill him.
When men of God are not in order, they may operate in the anointing but to come into the glory we must be in order because when the glory shows up, everything not in order will be judged. Don’t forget how Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 died.
The church then was under the glory, not just the anointing, that was why things happened in significant proportions, turning hearts genuinely to the LORD.
As you pass through this day, I want you to take time out to absorb this message.
The message of this devotional is the key to the very breakthrough you have been looking for. The presence of God is full of potentials but we will never see the manifestation of same in our Churches, meetings, families, or general Christian life until we die to things that are not letting it break forth in our lives.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.”
“He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” John 12:24-25 NKJV