THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 21 – Monday, 3rd June, 2019
(1 Kings 3:4-13, Luke 19:44, )
A BIBLICAL MYSTERY: HOW TO KNOW AND EFFECT THE TIME OF DIVINE VISITATION
How so joyful it can be when a Christian journeys through the wilderness of life with the clear knowledge that the Almighty God is in his/her company. Such joy is always the joy of the hope that redemption will turn-up at some point.
It is absolutely a different conundrum when the heaven over an individual is simply like brass. Like brass meaning that everything is bleek and black (that is no communication from the Lord whatsoever). Such is a state of hopelessness. I tell us the truth that if we are in the business of not hearing from God at least by dreams, then this edition of The Message Now is for you. The question is if this is the trend with any Christian then how can that Christian know and effect the moment of divine visitation?
It is no spiritual antimony that in the reciprocal relationship between man and God, man is oftentimes expected to be the seeker after God. For is it not a command in Matthew 7:7 that: ‘ask and ye shall be given. Seek and ye shall find’?
By the content of the same Matthew 6:33 we understand that we are as man expected to ‘seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’…. Likewise the instructive content of Proverbs 8:17 is to the extent that: ‘I love those who love me, and those that seek me shall find me’.
However, seeking in the reciprocal relationship between man and God turns-on an equation of variant arrangement, effect and positive results when praises is involved in that equation. Why? Praises from man makes God the seeker and not vice-versa.
For the Scripture informs in John 4:23 that: ‘but the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship Him’.
Wow! ‘For the father seeketh such to worship Him’! So God is personally in search of people all because of praises! It therefore means that God constantly visits the home and life of those who praise Him because it is only from such home and life that the Almighty gets His food.
Understand that anyone in the business of dishing out God’s food to Him incurs debt on divinity who is bound to repay. For did not the Scripture state in Romans 13:8 that: ‘owe no man nothing’?
If divinity made the rule of repayment after purchasing or receiving, can divinity ever break its own rule? I hear you say a loud NO. So, the questions are how can one effect the reality of divine visitation? Alternatively, when can the time of divine visitation said to be due?
- When one realises the fact that the art and act of praising is by far more preferable than the art and act of praying and continuously puts that realisation into practice.
- When one begins to activate the mystery of holy angels (see Heb.1:14).
- Giving God the best and the most unusual always attracts the swiftest responses and the most unusual gifts from God. For the sake of God, Paul the Apostle gave up His best that is his legal career and God wrought unusual miracles through him (Acts.19:11-20). It was the act of giving God the money I was saving to purchase something for my fiancée at the time that open the door to being able to obtain certificates in higher studies outside this country.
Observe king Solomon. Was it not the same night he gave God unusual gifts that God visited him and gave uncommon gifts which has not yet been equalled by any man to him? (1 Kings.3:4-13). The deeper and the better the commitment to God the closer God becomes.
I tell us the truth that if events keep happening to us unannounced, no revelation, no dream, then it is an obvious fact of two things: (a) that God has not been visiting us or that we have been deaf to His voice when He visits, and (b) that we have not been close to God as we should be.
Ask yourself how consistent is your personal Bible study? How consistently do you fast genuinely? And of course, ask yourself how consistently do you talk? The ever talking heart and mouth is loaded with crowded issues. Such heart cannot receive God nor hear Him.
I must however raise the inquisition that whether much or little, people still praise God. This being the case, then why then do people still miss that precious moment of His divine visitation? Alternatively, why is it that divine visitation is so difficult for many to activate?
These answers are hidden in spiritual mysteries. Understand that every man has that golden hour when God visits him/her or when God sends angels to pay him/her that needed visit. Such divine hours differ from person to person. The question is have you ever taking out the time to know your own hour of visitation?
Besides, the greatest commander of divine visitation is praises emanating from a righteous heart. Essentially, three parts of our body are involved in the worthy service of praises. These include: the giving hands, the heart and the expressive tongue.
If any of the actions emanating from these three do not meet the threshold standard set by Psalm 24:3-4 and James 3:1-12, then the praises being offered to God by any of these three body parts is wholly worthless. Do not deceive yourself by the slogan: mercy will avail. Holiness is non-negotiable.
Finally, the content of Luke’s gospel chapter 19:44 highlights a disturbing mystery. Christ the Redeemer and the Restorer of hope was in the midst of hopeless people who seriously needed Him. But they did not recognise Him. It was the time of their divine visitation but they did not know. Why?
John chapter 1:10-11 tells us that: ‘He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own and His own received Him not’.
His own could not receive Him because their hearts were not opened despite his ceaseless knocking on the door of their hearts (Rev.3:20). They did not know the time of their divine visitation because the satanic power of the Roman government which governed Israel at the time succeeded in blinding and blocking their spiritual eyes and minds.
Isn’t that possible? Remember that prophet Isaiah could not see the Lord nor receive his divine visitation until the year that king Uzziah died (Is.6:1). Sometimes, the evil strong man of our life must die before breakthrough can ever emerge. This is why I counsel anyone and everyone to pray for the repentance of witches and satanic agents. But if they fail to repent, then they deserve no mercy (Deut.7:2).
IN THE END, GOD SHOWED TO ME A MOMENT OF DANCING. THAT WILL BE YOUR PORTION SOON (PSALM 16:5-6).
Question and Answer Section:
Question: Which angel rescued angel Gabriel from satanic grip of the Prince of Persia?
Answer: Michael the Archangel.
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: The Great Physician
1. Repent of every know and unknown sin.
2. Renounce every evil group you are consciously or unconsciously associated with.
3. Offer glorious praises to the Great King of heaven and earth.
4. O heavenly hammer, shatter every brassy heaven over my life.
5. O God, visit me tonight and constantly.
6. Foundation forces pulling me back from the fulfilment of my dreams, die now and rise no more.
7. I exhume and recover the glory and star of Express Image Glory Ministries.