TODAY’S DEVOTION (SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY 2023)
“Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and his descendants shall inherit the earth.
The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Psalm 25:12-15 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 29TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF SIGNS AND WONDERS!
It is another Sunday and we are glad. The mercies of the LORD AND His compassion has kept us all through the 28 and now the 29 days of this year. He has given us another week to live and use in doing His blessed will. I hope we are ready to start another beautiful week?
Starting another week today is a great blessing. Starting it in God’s corporate presence is a greater blessing. That is why you must find a Church to attend today.
There is a difference between God’s corporate presence and other presence of God. The presence of God announces itself in so many ways. When we all assemble as a Church to fellowship, God announces a presence that sets fire on the corporate assembly. I call it God’s corporate presence. In other words, God’s presence for His corporate Assemblies of God’s people.
There is something we all get when we assemble corporately, especially in His name. The LORD forms a Zion atmosphere around us and stretches forth His hands to do marvelous things.
The Bible says;
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Psalm 133:1-3 NKJV
When we all assemble as a spiritual family to corporately worship the LORD, and achieve a spiritual unity in the process, we come into the realm of receiving commanded blessings from the LORD. That is why you see outbreaks of His presence, filling us with the Holy Ghost and fire to lead better Christian lives and enhance our morality in an immoral world.
THE BIBLE CALLS IT THE IMPARTATION OF THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
You also see deliverance and possessing possessions in Christ.
You get bigger blessings and experience greater faith building moves of the Spirit in your spirit. Those are things you will never get while alone in the house. That is why God sets the solitary in spiritual families. Until that is done, they will never be free from certain bonds and come into prosperity.
Understand that you will never receive commanded blessings staying alone in the house. You could receive things from the LORD while alone at home in prayer, but commanded blessing will never be one of them. Commanded blessings are received when we gather together in corporate fellowship.
When they manifest in our lives, we begin to rule in the midst of our enemies because it is commanded blessings that manifest as rods to use in ruling in the midst of our enemies. So, do not sit at home today. Join your spiritual family for corporate worship. Start the week with commanded blessings.
The LORD has been so gracious to us since we started this journey with the Cry of the Spirit on Visionary Living, and today is the 29th day of the 31-day journey of faith. It’s been insightful, revolutionary, and a revelation. What is left now is the application. It is the application of revelation that brings elevation.
A portion of our devotional text says;
“Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and his descendants shall inherit the earth.” Psalm 25:12-13 NKJV
The LORD teaches those who fear Him ways He chooses so that they can apply the lessons, upgrade their ways, and come into the prosperity He has prepared for them and their descendants.
That is why those who fear Him must go from knowing what the LORD has taught them to applying what He has taught them. It is when those who fear the LORD apply what the LORD has taught them that they unleash the prosperity behind the insights they have learned from the LORD.
THE DEVOTIONAL TEXT MADE IT CLEAR THAT FEARING GOD MAY NOT GIVE YOU THE PROSPERITY YOU NEED.
Being taught by the LORD is what brings those who fear the LORD to prosperity. If you fear the LORD, you must be constantly taught by the LORD to prosper; but that prosperity will remain hanging until you apply what you have been taught by the LORD.
The essence of all we have learned on this journey is to bring us into prosperity. If we do not apply the insights learned, we will never see this noble intention of GOD fulfilled in our lives. This hidden purpose of GOD’s word will never be made manifest in our lives.
Understand that no matter how much we know, if we do not apply what we know, the best we will be is intelligent, backward people. Yes, we will be intelligent but backwards in life. An intelligent backwards person can tell you how to run your own life and succeed but can not apply same secrets to run his or her own life and succeed.
Their own lives are marked with all kinds of failure, hardship, toiling, and all that despite the much they know. They turn the lives of others around with insightful counsel but can not turn their own lives around.
For instance, they will tell you how to get and stay married while they can not get and stay married. They will tell you how to live with your husband or wife, I mean very beautiful counsels that you apply and get results, but they can not live the same way with their husbands or wives.
There is nothing with helping people to turn their lives around, but yours should not be sinking while you are doing such wonderful things. Your life should also be turned around as you turn the lives of others around. That is the import of what we are stating.
When you find someone telling others very insightful things on how to succeed but they themselves are backward in life, you have found someone who is telling others the very secrets they have refused to apply to change their own lives. Such people will tell you things that when you do, you actually succeed.
UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE THINGS ARE THE VERY SECRETS THEY KNOW BUT HAVE REFUSED TO APPLY TO THEIR OWN LIVES.
Telling me how to succeed financially when you can not pay your bills makes you an intelligent, backward man or woman. Giving me great insights on how to overcome Satanic attacks while demons are on your case, too, makes you an intelligent, backward person.
Educating me with uncommon revelation on how to lead a visionary life while you are living a stupid life makes you an intelligent, backward person.
Someone could decide to use all we have learned on this journey to become a wonderful teacher of visionary living. That will be a very stupid thing to do. The insights the LORD has given and will still give to us are for personal application, not for making us intelligent, backward people. It is the application of truth that brings freedom, not the knowledge of truth.
There are certain things that happen when we move from hearing to the application of God’s word. One of them is the release of signs and wonders from the throne room of GOD into our lives.
Many people do not know that when we apply revelation knowledge or truths to our daily lives, we give God the opportunity to confirm His word in our lives with signs and wonders. God has a history of confirming His words with signs and wonders in the lives of His own.
Application of things He teaches and insights He shares by His Holy Spirit to our daily lives will unleash a presence in our lives that will manifest as miracles, signs, and wonders.
God does confirm His words with miracles, signs and wonders to protect the integrity of His name, reveal Himself, persuade people in darkness to come to light and to enhance our submission to His will and His ways.
That should tell us who becomes happy when we know so much but refuse to apply what we know; the devil. He knows nothing good will come out of it. That is why sometimes he will not stop us from hearing true teachings. “If nothing will come out of what we are hearing, why would he stop us.”
Child of God, make up your mind to come into the realm of application at the end of this journey of faith. All we have shared so far brings us to another law of visionary living, called “The law of Visionary Application of Secrets.” The rest of our devotional text says;
“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant. My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.” Psalm 25:14-15 NKJV
VISIONARY LIVING SUCCEEDS THROUGH THE RELEASE OF SECRETS FROM THE LORD TO US, FROM TIME TO TIME
It is those secrets that give us victory when the enemy comes and helps us to succeed no matter the odds. Actually, some of the laws we learned on this journey are great secrets for visionary living. But if the secrets are not applied, we will never succeed.
The law of the Visionary application of secrets is all about putting divine insights or secrets to use to bring GOD’s vision for our lives to pass; especially secrets or insights that are tailored to our prophetic destinies.
The law is all about putting into operational use all the wonderful things the LORD shows us on visionary living, not just on this platform but what He will be showing or teaching us individually as we seek to fulfill His vision for our lives.
It is important to note that visionary living involves being directed by the LORD from time to time. It succeeds when we are taught and instructed by the LORD from time to time; when we are guided by His eye. He said in His word;
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you.” Psalm 32:8-9 NKJV
Visionary application is we putting all we are taught, guided to do, and shown by the eyes of the LORD to profitable use. It is we putting the secrets from the LORD to use as directed by the LORD.
It is you and I making the proper use of the divine information released to us by the LORD to bring His vision for our lives to pass. This is where rebellion becomes dangerous. We must not rebel against the LORD by not applying what He has shown us.
If we do, we will defeat His plans and programs for our lives. That was what Saul did and passed a generational heritage that was meant for Him to David. The truth is, there would have been no David on the Throne but in the army if Saul had handled the law of visionary application of secrets properly.
May we not be replaced by another in the pursuit of our divine destinies in Jesus precious name. That is all we can take for today. When we return tomorrow, we will pick up from here.
The message today is simple; to successfully lead a visionary life, the visionary application of truths, secrets, insights and all the information the LORD passes our way from time to time must be upheld.
LET THIS SCRIPTURE BE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
And Samuel said, “What have you done?”
Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered together at Michmash, then I said, ‘The Philistines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD.’ Therefore I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.”
And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you. For now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue.
The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.” 1 Samuel 13:11-14 NKJV