TODAY’S DEVOTION (Monday 17TH January 2022)
“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.” 1 John 2:18-21 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 17TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF AMAZING GRACE
This is another day the LORD has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it. He has kept us for 17 days now. We owe Him a lot of thanks. We also owe Him a life governed by the fear of the LORD. Sometimes our hearts can be hardened bringing about the paralysis of His dynamic works among us.
God does not want His works to be quenched in our lives. He will warn us each time we are doing a thing that will make that happen.
Yesterday I received one of such warning from the LORD for doing something I would later learn is capable of quenching His works in my life and disqualifying me after He has qualified me. His words were; “I have qualified you, that is why you see my outbreak by your hands. Do not disqualify yourself and quenching my works.”
I was very exhausted and in the middle of taking some rest when the words came. I was afraid and troubled!
You know, God is no respecter of persons. Sometime we take His grace for granted. I believe I took His grace in my life for granted hence receiving the warning. And we take His grace for granted in different ways. It could be through a little sin or a grievous one, or even no sin at all but just a trespass.
The long and short of the matter is, God does not want His works in our lives quenched and does not want to see us disqualified after He has qualified us for something. And apart from sending us warnings to that effect, he also sends us living truths to live by.
Truths we are to apply to our lives daily. That is the essence of this devotionals and all He have been teaching us through our meetings.
His ultimate aim remains that the good works He has started in our lives is brought to the finish without we truncating anything in the middle ground.
Recently, we just concluded the January Edition of the School of Eternal life. The depths of truth that God unfolded to us was indeed out of this world. They can only come from the world of God Himself.
One of the revelations that stood out for me was the description of Michael the arch-angel and what he was created to do. If that did not make us want to live a life of no-iniquity, then I don’t know what will.
THAT THE EXPOSE GAVE US AN UNDERSTANDING WHY HE IS THE ANGLE IN-CHARGE OF WARFARE IN GOD’S KINGDOM.
The manifestation of the Spirit that closed the session yesterday in the lives of precious hearts yearning for more of God was also out of this world. The deliverances and angelic ministration were strong; the instantaneous miracles we witnessed bore a strong testimony to this fact. I saw the power of knowing in demonstration.
God can only move in our live through what we know. If we know about angels, He moves in our lives in that direction, causing the glorious beings to break forth in our lives with His healing and delivering power. If we know about kingdom finances, He moves in our lives in that direction, bringing provisions from even unexpected ends. If He increases our knowledge in any matter of His kingdom, we begin to see His manifestations in that direction.
That is why the pursuit of the knowledge of the Holy One concerning all aspects of our lives should not cease. We must keep on running after God, keep on pursuing His knowledge. He will keep coming on us like the rain; like the former and the later rains in the first month if we do.
But like the generation of Noah, I don’t think every soul will agree to enter this ark of running after the Knowledge of the Holy One. I consider those who participated as a people who found grace in the sight of the LORD to seat at the feet of the Master – Jesus Christ; and learn things that God ordained for our age and time.
God wants you to prosper. Hence sending these truths our way. For us, prosperity is by the truth you know. It is the prosperity of the wicked that come by the deception you know and walk in. The prosperity of the Righteous comes by the truth we know and walk in. That is why there should be no lies on our lips. Sadly, for many of us it is not so. That is why we struggle.
We must understand that authentic salvation put the God of truth in our hearts. We cannot therefore be carrying the God of truth in our hearts and be telling lies with our lips.
WE WILL NEVER PROSPER IF WE DO THAT.
Like every good Father will desire for his Children, God wants every of His Child to prosper. But there is a lifestyle that must be adopted for that to happen. Sadly, some are not prospering because, apart from not living a life of truth, they do not understand what financial prosperity is all about.
Some even believe financial Prosperity is not for the righteous. They believe that poverty and adversity is a mark of true discipleship. That is not true. A true disciple is one with the friend ship with God to live the life of Christ on earth, which places one about the riches of this world.
Once you are placed above the riches of this world, you will not lack the way Jesus never lacked. The power of God will always be present to make provisions available to you, and if you are called to function as God’s financial warrior, your business will not lack a favor from God called “the power to get wealth.”
So, poverty is not synonymous with discipleship. The error began when the leadership of a particular church group in history was induced by the rich, to keep members of that church group working for their establishments without asking for a pay rise.
The church leaders receive money from the owners of the establishments in return. Then it grew over the years through that Church and spread to the whole world.
Yes, Jesus said if we want to be His disciples, we must carry our cross daily and follow Him. But that cross is not perpetual poverty and adversity but the price of doing divine will. But the leaders presented the cross as suffering and all forms of financial hardship, and the people accepted since they wanted to please God.
The truth is, the price of doing divine will could be temporally adversity and scarcity but it is not perpetual adversity and poverty. You can be economically prosperous like Jesus was and still carry the cross of doing divine will and follow Him!
When the Bible says Jesus became poor for us to become rich, it was not the poverty of economic hardship that was referred to. But the poverty of His glory. He stripped Himself of His glory in Heaven and came to the earth; becoming poor of that glory.
THE PURPOSE WAS FOR US TO BECOME RICH WITH IT. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FINANCES.
It is just that when you become rich with the glory of the LORD, you will not lack the glory of man. Money is one of the glories of man. There were people in scriptures who tapped into the glory of God and became rich with the glory of man.
David, Solomon, Joseph and the rest tapped into the glory of the LORD and all became rich and great with the glory of man; they were extremely rich and still paid the price of doing divine will. Some of them were poor at a point but when they press into the glory of the LORD and God’s plans for their lives, things changed for them dramatically.
For Joseph, he became the prime minister of Egypt, the Senate president, a father to Pharaoh and a minister of Agriculture for 90 years. That tells us what a disciple of Christ is capable of becoming if he or she knows and agrees to God’s call upon our lives to save lives. Do not limit your life by walking in errors or worldly lies.
Unleash your financial destiny by walking in truth and kingdom light. The Bible says;
“how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38 NKJV
When we become anointed with the Holy Ghost and power, things will become financially well with us. Our business will pick, and all limitations broken. The reason is because the anointing thrust a man into the glory. When you are thrusted into the glory, wealth and riches will begin to happen to you.
David was thrusted to the glory by the anointing and became so rich that he made all provisions available for the building of the temple. He laid the foundation for the prosperity of his son Solomon, who God’s glory made the richest man to have ever lived.
I watched a documentary recently of a Malian that some religious historians presented as the richest man to have ever lived, and I laughed. If God said the richest man to have ever live is Solomon, and man said it was a Malian king, just know they are trying to distort truth.
GOD CANNOT BE MOCKED BY SUCH NONSENSE.
The truth remains; when God anoints you, and you walk properly with the anointing (which is not an anointing in a bottle), it will thrust you into His glory. When it thrust you into His glory, wealth and riches will begin to happen to you. The Bible says;
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments.
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Psalm 112:1-3 NKJV
The problem many of us have is, most of us are not yet anointed with the true anointing. Majority are empty while many are carrying the anointing of the anointed cherub. That is why they walk in deceit and live in sin despite the so called anointing in their lives. They are not anointed with the anointing of the Holy One.
Now, there are some who have been anointed with the anointing of the Holy One, but they do not know how to carry it properly. It is the anointing of the Holy One that teaches us how to walk in the glory of the LORD, the Holy One Himself. A major portion of our devotional text says;
..But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
This scripture began by warning us of the activities of the antichrist spirit and ended by showing us the insurance package of God for our safety from this spirit, it also showed us how we will prosper under the power of the Holy Spirit (the anointing of the Holy One), and further revealed a major secret of the anointing of the Holy One. It says;
“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you ]will abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27 NKJV
The anointing of the Holy One, if properly handled will teach us how to walk in the Glory of the Holy One. So, if you want to prosper financially, do not neglect the anointing of the Holy One. Do not maltreat or ill-treat it.
Worship in churches that do not carry the anointing of the anointed cherub. Sadly, most churches today do. That is why they use deliverance inventions and major in prophecy and dream interpretation instead of scriptural interpretation. You will never walk in the anointing of the Holy One worshiping in Churches that walk in the anointing of the anointed Cherub.
You will end up keying into the prosperity of wicked and never experience the prosperity of the righteous that only comes when we walk with the anointing of the Holy One and get thrusted into the glory.
I believe the message of today’s devotional has been passed.
God wants to spread His work using the prosperity of the righteous not that of the wicked. And He is waiting on you to come into His true anointing for your life so that it can convey you into His Glory for the wealth that awaits you. May we not disappoint Him in any way! Amen and amen.
LET THIS SCRIPTURE BE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; the Lord will again comfort Zion, and will again choose Jerusalem.”‘” Zachariah 1:17 NKJV