EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRY
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 6, No. 1 – Sunday 28th February, 2021
CARRY OUT THAT INSTRUCTION EVEN WHEN IT APPEARS THE MOST STUPID THING
It was in the city of Birmingham in the year 2012. I awoke that morning with a migraine-like headache that resisted all effort until the Lord stepped in. Sometime later that same day, at about the evening session of the Christian programme I was attending in Birmingham, having travelled all the way from Aberdeen, something so strange happened.
As I entered the hall of meeting and with the headache still harassing my head, I heard the Lord speaking to me very clearly. The Lord said, ‘remove your shoes and place your feet on the ground. Immediately, I did so. What followed was most amazing. The headache vanished instantly.
Very many times, the miracle power of God does not effect great changes in our lives because of our fervent prayers and fastings. No! many times miracles come simply by reason of obedience. If I had disobeyed the voice of the Lord in that hall of meeting, my headache would have remained with me.
As one who had studied the Lord very carefully, the mother of the Lord told His servants to do whatever He told them to do. Soon afterwards, He instructed them to fill the water pots with water. And soon after, He instructed them to draw it out. If any of the instructions had been resisted, the recorded miracle of water being turned into the best wine would not have happened.
Peter in Luke chapter 5:4-11 should have allowed his academic brain and human intellect to dissuade him from letting down his net despite all night toils. And the result would have been continuing failure. Had the children of Israel failed to go round the walls of Jericho according to the number of times and days and shout in the end, no wall of Jericho would have fallen down.
Dearly beloved, God has a simple pattern of doing things consistently in His dealings with man. Notice that the instructions of God are often simple but man always tries to be complex. Notice also that the cost of disobedience far outweighs the demand from God. No wonder, Christ said ‘come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Learn of me for I am meek and lowly. Take my yoke; for my yoke is easy and my burden is light’ (Matt.11:28-30)
Notice that once God gives a word of instruction, His power is already set in motion to perform that word. Understand that no matter how stupid or so simple the instruction may be, so long as it is coming from God, it will not fail. For the failure of the word of God is the failure of God. And you surely know that God will never fail.
These three things man must not do when God utters a word of instruction:
(1) do not argue.
(2) Do not doubt or belittle it.
(3) Do not entertain fear or consider it so cheap or too good to be true.
So, dearly beloved, what is God demanding from you? What is that assignment the Lord is calling you to carry out for Him? Don’t consider the present discomfort. Rather ponder on the end-results of obedience or disobedience.
IN THE END, NOTHING SHORT OF GREATNESS AWAITS THE ONE WHO FOLLOWS AND OBEYS THE LORD WITH SIMPLICITY OF HEART. SUCH A ONE WILL ARRIVE AT HIS/HER DESTINATION FASTER THAN EXPECTED.
Question and Answer Section
Question: The great questions again! When was the last time that you preached to any soul? Do you serve God with joyful heart or with reluctance? How much hurt is in your soul against that fellow? Won’t rather forgive them and forget their mischief so that you can rightly serve your loving Father? When was the last time you smiled genuinely and truly from your heart about yourself bearing in mind the bright days to come? when was the last time you heard a force praying within your belly without your consciousness? When was the last time you gave something to support God’s work apart from your tithes and offerings? When was the last time you supported any man to fulfill a divine or a personal agenda? When was the last time you put smile on the face of someone?
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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: Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
1. O Lord, I repent this day for resisting your voice.
2. Holy Spirit, please return to me and let me hear you instructing and guide me always.
3. Every hand determined to turn my destiny-helper away from me, catch fire now and be consumed.
4. Present your personal petitions.