I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Hab 2:1-3 (KJV)
Lord, we are grateful unto You, O God of mercy for all You have done for us. What a wonder You are in midst of all of Your wonderful creations. Your sovereignty over all the world cannot be imagine, You ruled the world by Your own Might. Let You alone be praise for ever and ever.
The message of today is a revelation, I don’t know who it is meant to address the long question you have been asking God, so I will encourage you to read it through and discover God’s agenda for the year for you.
The world is full of mystery known only to God. He however, reveal such mystery to those He chose to. Such revelation does not just come to someone except the one chosen to be revealed it to by God or one who had studied the Word and showed himself approved of the Master. For one thing is such, God can never partner with a lazy person. God, Himself is a worker; so also will His workforce.
When God gives a revelation, Oftentimes, this revelation does not make sense to the recipient but the most important thing is who is behind such a revelation. If it is God, we have less to worry about, for He is able to do more abundantly more than we can ever imagine. Though it may linger or tarry it will surely come to past. Just come along with me, let’s consider the difference between the vision given by man and the revelation given by God Himsel
Without revelation people run wild,
but one who keeps the law will be happy.—Proverbs 29:18
The world operates on vision. God’s people live by revelation. The world seeks grand and noble purposes and goals to achieve. People dream up the greatest and most satisfying things in which they can invest their lives. Institutions establish goals and objectives and then organize themselves to achieve them. God’s people function in a radically different way. Christians arrange their lives based on the revelation of God, regardless of whether it makes sense to them.
God does not ask for our opinion about what is best for our future, our family, our church, or our country. He already knows! What God wants is to get the attention of His people and reveal to us what is on His heart and what is His will, for God’s ways are not our ways! (Isa. 55:8–9).
Whenever people do not base their lives on God’s revelation, they “cast off restraint.” That is, they do what is right in their own eyes. They set their goals, arrange their agendas, and then pray for God’s blessings. Some Christians are living far outside the will of God, yet they have the audacity to pray and ask God to bless their efforts!
The only way for you to know God’s will is for Him to reveal it to you. You will never discover it on your own. When you hear from the Father, you have an immediate agenda for your life: obedience. As the writer of Proverbs observed: “Happy is he who keeps the law.”
Not as easy as it was written but the only way to succeed in this walk with God is through obedience. If we live outside His will, provision will not made available. Why? Someone is asking, because your allocation is only where your location is. Do you understand it now? If God had instructed you to go on mission or work in certain area or city and you disobey Him and go to where you think best. What happens is that as long as you are where you have chosen for yourself, you will be fending for yourself but if you are where He sent you, His provisions will be made available for you, all you need do is either to discovery them or they will locate you as you go through the path He had located for you.
Revelation save us a lot of stress and time, so watch out to be part of His plan for you and not what you planned for Him, for He is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think:
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think—according to the power that works in you…—Ephesians 3:20
At times we feel as if we could impress God with all we are trying to do for Him and His church. Yet God has yet to be impressed with even the most grandiose human aspirations (Ps. 8:3–4). You will never set a goal so big or attempt a task so significant that God does not have something far greater that He could do in and through your life. Saul of Tarsus worked harder than anyone else to impress God with his efforts, only to discover that his greatest achievements were but rubbish compared to God’s will for his life (Phil. 3:7–8).
Our problem is that we become too easily enamored with our own plans. If we are attempting to do noble or difficult things, we assume that we must be experiencing the maximum potential for our lives and that God must, therefore, be pleased with us. Until we have heard from God, we cannot even imagine all that our lives could become or all that God could accomplish through us.
We need to remind ourselves that the Father sees the “big picture,” that His power far exceeds our limited imagination. We must set aside our own agenda, however lofty. We must never become satisfied with our own dreams, for they are finite at best. When we follow God’s direction we will witness things happening in our lives that can only be explained by His powerful presence. How could we be satisfied with anything less?
Let us therefore make a decision to do only those things revealed to us by the spirit of God and that is only when our success will be guarantee.
Don’t forget He promised to strengthen you and help you. So tap into His revelation for you through prayer and live a wonderful life throughout the year.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu