Good morning Friend.
I trust your weekend was exciting.
Today, by God’s Grace, we will be sharing on what I have titled; “These Things We Speak”. I pray that as you read through this article and allow your heart receive instruction, you will enter into newer realms of possibilities in Jesus name.
The first thing I’d like to establish here is that, your life was not designed by God to be an endeavor you embark on, seeking direction as you go; your life was designed by God to be a script to be lived out to character. Your body did not precede your purpose, your purpose necessitated your body. Without a purpose, your body would not have been necessary, therefore, you would never have been born. For every life born, there was a pre-ordained script designed by God to be lived out.
Using Prophet Jeremiah as an example. God appeared to him and the first thing God made him realize, was that before he was formed in his mother’s womb, God had created a dimension of him and knew that dimension, ordained that dimension and commissioned that dimension, that dimension is called Purpose. For Jeremiah, he was ordained to be a Prophet to the Nations. God called him to declare His Word boldly and fearlessly. It didn’t matter that at the time God appeared to Jeremiah, he was only a child, the expression of the purpose God ordained for him remained strong nonetheless. God relates more with your purpose, than He does with your body, soul, situation or circumstance. That dimension He created first which necessitated His forming your body is the part of your life He is most concerned with.
This is why sometimes, people go through trials and tribulations and they are busy asking God some skeptical questions about why me? We as believers need to realize that the devil has no problem with you, as in body, but the enemy comes to test the resolve of your purpose and he comes with all hell can wield. When he came for Moses and Jesus, he slaughtered, maimed, killed and drew blood. He did not do all that to limit their bodies, he did that to eliminate the threats their purposes posed to his kingdom. You are not your body, your status or situation, you are The Purpose of God in the flesh. Jesus, the body had to be created for Christ the Purpose.
Hebrews 10:5 (KJV) Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me. 6. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure; 7. Then said I, Lo I come in (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God.
The passage we just read speaks of Jesus. His body was prepared for Him, so He could do the Will of God. The will of God for Him represented His purpose on earth and that purpose friends, is what God related with throughout Jesus’ ministry on the earth. When the Father looked down at Jesus, He was not seeing the body Jesus, He was seeing, the seed called Christ that would bring many sons unto glory and righteousness via His sacrifice on Calvary’s Hill.
It is easy to get carried away with the maintenance and management of this body on earth, while we utterly neglect the reason for the body itself; The Purpose. Instagram is full of pictures and videos of people who make lots and lots of money from projecting the perfection of their bodies, how I wish they were more aligned with pursuing the perfect will of God for their lives. Soon enough, the reality of the futility of the body will catch up and there will only be so much anti-ageing can slow down the atrophy-bound clay-vessel nearing its destiny; dust!. The spirit however can be renewed daily, if it is in pursuit of its divine mandate.
You were made for more friends; God created and ordained a script that you are yet to get into character to begin to act out.
One big question on many hearts however is this; how do I become more acquainted with that dimension God created before He formed my body in my mother’s womb?
Birds have no technological device used for navigation, yet they migrate their way every year to the same location at the same time? You see, God installed an instinct in those birds that is activated at those specific times of the year, and without a GPS, they know their way back to a favourable spot for survival. If God could do that with birds who carry no eternal weight of significance like man, how much more man… Do you think He will leave you to your “clueless” self in locating your path in life? He has installed a navigation device into your spirit that knows the exact dimensions of His will for your life. No man knows the things of a man more than the spirit in that man, and every single detail about your life has already been concluded, constructed and delivered into your spirit. Your spirit knows the full dimension of God’s plan for your life but it is sealed from your consciousness. However, there is a genius in the way God orchestrates these things…
Follow me closely;
God delivered the blue print into your spirit, but only your reconnection to Christ activates that “device”. I make bold to say, that anyone who is not born again and reconnected to Christ stands no chance at locating himself in the grand scheme of things as far as the will of God for his life is concerned. He/she may be successful, popular and wealthy but make no mistake to think that any of those things can be equated to the fulfillment of God’s plan for one’s life.
Once the believer gets born again, he ought to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit… (Ought, because not everyone who is born again is open to receiving the Holy Spirit, but every believer should). The Holy Spirit then impacts upon him a special language with which he can begin to encode, decode and barcode his purpose, which had already been settled, concluded and constructed into his spirit from eternity past. God’s plan for your life predates your birth, do not behave as though God is living out your life in the same sequence like you are. He perfected, concluded and delivered your life, then formed you to relive what He had lived out in your purpose. Many times, our consciousness is the last to catch up with the realities of the workings of God in our lives.
So, this language is an encoded portal into all the realities God had created and furnished for you since the foundation of the world. Once you begin to pray in this language, you get reconnected to the details of this ordained script and that process of declaration begins to shape your life’s pursuit, desires, results and priorities. The reason why Apostle Paul says that whenever we pray in the spirit, we build up ourselves on our most holy faith is because praying in tongues is the highest expression of faith, which the believer is incapable of doubting, disbelieving or sabotaging. If for example, I begin to declare in tongues, what God had ordained before the world unto my glory, things like “I seat with the rulers of the earth to decree justice, international leaders come to me for counsel, I begin to write decrees and declare justice, my mouth flows with milk and honey as I stand to represent the Kingdom of Heaven before the sons of men..” If I understood what I was saying, then I could hinder its supernatural force of execution with my unbelief, but with tongues, we become immune to ourselves in the fulfilment of the plans of God for our lives. As a matter of fact, God via the ministry of the Holy Spirit, is the only person capable of interpreting the messages we send to Him in tongues. The devil does not understand it, therefore he cannot thwart it, if anything he will assist its fulfilment… The same way he crucified the Lord of Glory, only to realize that his act in the script of redemption was the highest paid role… the most indispensable! We also, don’t understand, hence we cannot disbelieve it. This is one of the reasons God leads us into purpose phase by phase by the intelligent navigation of the Spirit through our spirit.
I have also observed that despite the fact that a lot of believers pray in the spirit, not many have entered into their destinies in God. It is as though, even though God has prepared their future for them full of grace and glory, something still hinders them from entering into those realities… God shared the secret with me some days ago;
1. A Lack of Love for God: This is the only reason why many believers pray in tongues till their tongues are literally tied into knots, yet fail to live up to the expectation of the purpose of God for their lives.
I will show this to you, using two passages and I believe this will ignite your heart and point you in the right direction.
I cor 2:9 (KJV) But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepare for them that love him… (Remember this entire passage is one of the most instructive on tongues in the New Testament)
Only those who love God, aided by the navigation of tongues stand the chance to fulfil the purpose of Go for their lives. Yes, God has an ordained a purpose, plan and promise for every single human being in the world, but not everyone will enter into the fulness of this purpose, not even all Christians, only those who love Him will.
See here again;
Jude 20-21 (KJV) But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost… 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
When the Bible says, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life, it means looking forward to His second coming… Only those who love Him will look forward to His coming.
We see here again that in these two passages, praying in tongues is strongly linked with a fervent love for God. This is the missing link for a lot of believers in their Christian experience. They pray a lot, but they don’t love a lot…
I will conclude with these verses;
1 Cor 13:1 (NKJV) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not LOVE, I am become as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
By all means friends, pray in the spirit and pray a lot in the spirit. It is the most revolutional habit any believer can cultivate, but also love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your strength and with all of your might, because that is the greatest investment of your affection, which yields not only in time, but also in eternity.
This is a landmark article and I’ll be sharing one more installment on this topic with you next week! Do well to share it with friends.
Have a remarkable week ahead.