After I began to grow and do the ministry the Lord gave me, He showed me something. Seven other pastors had my vision before I did, I was not God’s first choice. I knew some of these pastors, I sat under some of them. I know what they did to get disqualified from the vision. Now I know if I don’t do what the Master instructs me He will find someone who will.
Many times the pressure of the calling became very intense, I just wanted to retire. When I prayed the Lord would say, “I haven’t told you you’re released”. When I hear the Lord say this I know He will give me grace to endure the hardships of ministry. No matter how well you equip and prepare people for the wiles of the devil, some just don’t get it. They end up wrestling with flesh and blood because they won’t consider God. The devil has “a way” but God will have “His way”.
The Lord has brought me a long way, He took me from Catholic to saint. It has not always been easy, but it has been worth it all. The Lord told me to count the cost, I had to add all this up while on the job. When I get people saved, baptized with the Holy Ghost and healed, I just forget about all the opposition. God will have His way: that gives me a peace and confidence. If God be for me, who can be against me!
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!