In the kingdom of God knowledge is very important. Knowledge turns frustration into fulfilment, sweat to sweet, trials into testimonies and obstacles into miracles. Nothing can begin to match the power of knowledge. Knowledge is the only guarantee to our inheritance in Christ. God has placed within each one of us enough current that would give us light and make life meaningful and fulfilling. But due to ignorance the church of God is still grovelling in poverty, disease and all kinds of oppressive hardship of the enemy.
May I submit that whatever is not working in our life is not God’s fault! It is our knowledge that is inadequate. We need knowledge of the Word of God and how to operate it to walk in total freedom on this earth. The knowledge of the supernatural is very relevant to a life of victory and fulfilment. Any man will lose control of the affairs of life without such knowledge.
Reason? Every natural happening is determined by events in the supernatural. The supernatural is therefore the foundation of all things. Every problem of life is rooted in demonic manipulation. Every sickness and poverty have demonic element behind it. Even ignorance is demonic oppression.
There are mysteries in God’s kingdom: mysteries of abundance, divine health, success, etc. Understanding these mysteries is your heritage as a saint. Your access can, however, be blocked by sin; and instead of having insight into the mysteries, they remain in parables to you. You are then considered as being without, an outsider; and outsiders don’t have access to inside stories, only insiders do.
“And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables” Mark 4:11
If you want to walk in abundance and destroy the spirit of poverty in your life, there are what you must do as a child of God.
It is imperative to mention here that anyone who wants to walk with God must be like Him. Jesus Christ our Lord said “be holy as your Father in Heaven is Holy”
“The Lord Jesus, the divine Teacher and Model of all perfection, preached holiness of life to each and every one of His disciples, regardless of their situation. Thus it is evident to everyone that all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status are called to the fullness of the Christian Life and the perfection of love. All of Christ’s followers, therefore, are invited and bound to pursue holiness and the perfect fulfillment of their proper state”
“Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy. Leviticus 19:2
You must be blameless before the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 18:13
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.” Ephesians 5:1
“But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonourable, he will be a vessel for honourable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:19,21
A condition must be fulfilled before we can defeat the spirit of wickedness that is holding the church in bondage. Purity is the gateway to life in the miraculous. It will guarantee unending manifestations in our life and cause the power of God to flow unhindered through us. And without power, we cannot defeat Satan and the power of God flows through a holy vessel.
Let us look at this scripture: Psalm 66:3
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You”
This scripture is saying that the enemy of God will submit themselves to Him through great demonstration of His power against them. Pharaoh only bowed to the power of God in Moses. The same way the spirit of wickedness tormenting the children of God will only bow down when we demonstrate God’s power.
Although signs and wonders are the heritage of all saints, the power to bring it about only flows through sanctified vessels, or Christians living in holiness. I mean blazing holiness!
We see a clear picture of this in the time of Elisha. Gehazi his servant was destined to obtain a double portion of his anointing, but he lost it to sin.
When Gehazi was given the rod of his master to go and raise the Shunammite woman’s dead son in 2 Kings 4, the rod would not produce. The reason was not very clear then. But it became glaring later, when he pursued after Naaman for a talent of silver and two changes of garments. It was then that the corruption in the heart of Gehazi was revealed.
There will be no manifestation of signs and wonders until corruption in all its ramifications is dealt with. If the rod could not produce in Gehazi’s hands, then it will not produce in the corrupt hands of any believer either.
And as I say often, until sin goes, signs will not flow. Sin, whether in the heart or in deed, is a major hindrance to the flow of signs and wonders.
“Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” John 14:21
The phrase: “I will reveal myself to him” simply means, “I will bring him to the realm of the miraculous, to the realm of supernatural manifestations.” But it is on the condition that you keep His commandment of purity. If you, however, refuse to keep His commandment, you are automatically disqualified from supernatural manifestations.
Jesus for instance, could boldly declare, “Which of you convict me of sin?”(John 8:46) because He was a man of purity, a sanctified vessel. As a result, He enjoyed supernatural manifestations throughout His life here on earth.
“You love justice and hate evil. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes. In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.. Psalm 45:7-8
The place of purity in manifestations of signs and wonders cannot be overemphasized, because it controls the release of the power you require to do signs (Mark 16:15-18). Therefore if you are not a lover of purity, you cannot be a candidate for God’s power.
Purity Is Our Responsibility
“If a man therefore purges himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work” 2 Timothy 2:21
This scripture makes it clear that it is you that determines what kind of vessel you will be in the great house of God. Sin is not your master anymore, because when Jesus shed His blood on the cross, He atoned for your sins, and destroyed the power of sin. From that time on, sin lost its dominion over you (Rom. 6:14). So, sin is now your slave.
Therefore, no matter what evil habit has ensnared you, you can disentangle yourself from it right now. Crying does not solve the sin question as it were.
All bad habits can be stopped, all you need is to exercise your will power. And as the saying goes, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Therefore, until you will to be free, you cannot win in your fight against evil habits.
And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure..1 John 3:3
“We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.” 1 John 5:19
So, never say, “I don’t have a choice”, because you do. The choice to sin is yours, and so is the choice to live pure. If purity is your choice, then you are a wise man or woman. Stop selling yourself short!
The power of choice cannot be undermined. It is a potent force against the influence of evil.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; Deuteronomy 30:15
Please examine yourself critically. Is there any evil you are perpetuating? Are you in an adulterous relationship? Are you involved in fraudulent practices?, masturbating, ( man or woman), lying (white or black lie), If you are, then you are close to destruction. Get out of it now!
Sin stops the hand of God in our life. Until you put an end to anger, gossiping, lying and all other works of the flesh, and begin to walk in purity, miracles will never accompany you. What I am talking about is not just piety, but purity.
In case you are battling with sin, understand that you do not have to struggle with it; simply take authority over it and see how weak it really is. Remember that Satan is no longer in charge of your life, so you can choose to be free and he cannot stop you. Whatever you say “No” to must loose its grip off you. Jesus has paid the price, so you can live in total liberty. There is no other way to do exploits other than embracing a life of purity.
In addition to exercising your will power against sin, you can go a step further and tie your choice to a vow.
…An oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Hebrews 6:16
to be continued…