Welcome to the Month of August 2018, the month of New Beginning. Brethren, when results are visible, they are seen by all. However, it is possible that one may put in so much effort and yet nothing to show for it. The Bible tells us explicitly in Psalm 127:1, that except the Lord build the house that they labour in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is not every effort that brings results, it takes God for results to follow. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 3:6, that Paul plants, Apollo waters, God gave the increase. I pray that as you continue to plant and water, that the Lord will grant you visible results from this month in Jesus name.
Simon Peter the Apostle in Luke 5:1-7, toiled all night trying to catch fishes. Despite all his expertise, he caught nothing. After he surrendered his boat to Jesus for his use, Jesus told him to cast his net into the same water that he had fished all night. This time around, the results were so great and visible that they beckoned unto their partners in the other ship to come and join to carry the great catch. As you surrender all to the Lord this month, God will touch your endeavours to bring forth great and visible results such that you will invite others to come and partake of blessings of the blessings of the Lord in your life, in the name of Jesus.
You may have been quietly serving God, supporting the work of God secretly and worshiping God in Spirit and truth, and it appears that there are no results to show for it. Never mind, the results are only being accumulated for you. The word of God says in Matthew 6:4 "...and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly". Matthew 6:6 also re-echoed it saying "... and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly". The Lord shall cause you to experience a great outpouring of results that shall be visible to all, in every area of your expectation in Jesus name.
To receive visible results, it is necessary to listen, hear and carry out the instructions of the Almighty God. In 2 Kings 5:1 -19, there is the story of Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, The Bible described him as a mighty man of valour, 'but' a leper. When the Lord spoke to Naaman through prophet Elisha, to go and wash in the Jordan seven times and he would be healed, Naaman the "great warrior" did not get the type of response that he expected and almost missed the opportunity of receiving his miraculous healing that brought his visible results. Nevertheless, when he obeyed, he was fully healed of leprosy, the 'but' in his life was completely removed and his result was visible to everyone. Irrespective of what may have constituted a 'but' in any area of your life, by reason of that visible results coming your way this month, it shall be wiped away in Jesus name.
Also when Jesus told Simon in Luke 5:4 "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught", Simon responded in the next verse saying, "Master, we have toiled all night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word, I will let down the net" His obedience led to the net breaking success that Simon experienced as a fisherman. As you listen and carry out every instruction of the Lord, you shall receive visible results this month in all spheres of your life in Jesus name.
Our God desires that we should have visible results, Romans 8:19 says that, "... the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God". The wor,d is waiting to see your results. Visible results cannot come without light as there is no visibility in darkness.
Having the Best of God
Moses at some point got to a junction in his life having fled Egypt and running away from Pharaoh’s wrath. At this time he was a shepherd, he was a hireling, he was paid as a shepherd for his father – in - law. On one particular day, he led the flock to the backside of Mount Horeb also called Mount Sinai little did he know that this Mountain will be a landmark in his life. What he saw on the bush did not fit a natural occurrence in life because he saw a bush that was on fire yet the bush did not burn.
Most times when God wants to get our attention we misconstrue it to think that the devil is at work. A lot of us have received indicators from God that something is about to happen and God is saying, “I need you to go and inquire, I need you to come into your closet, I need you to move away from work and let us just talk, I need you to just stay with your Bible let me show you something.” Though these spiritual indicators keep coming we do not understand them and as a result we are losing those things that give us an edge over unbelievers. You cannot live a natural life as a believer because there is an advantage you have in the Holy Ghost.
There are three levels of relationship that you can have with the Lord as explained in the scriptures: Jesus as Saviour, Jesus as Lord, Jesus as Friend. If He remains your Saviour and you do not move farther than that you can never get the best of God. This encounter Moses was had was not that of salvation, Moses had gotten saved while he was in Egypt. Even though Moses was an Egyptian outside, that is, his flesh was Egyptian however, his spirit was Hebrew and the Hebrews are the people of God. In other words, inside of him he was a son of God outside of him he was of the world. There came a point in his life when He had to choose, if he will remain an Egyptian, that is, will he walk in the flesh or will he surrender his Spirit and receive his true identity in God? The moment he made the choice to be a Jew, he needed to kill the Egyptian and he didn’t just kill the Egyptian he needed to bury the Egyptian. This is why you cannot kill Egypt and remain in Egypt. If you are going to surrender your heart to Jesus, you cannot remain in the flesh, Galatians 5:25 says, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
What God wants from us is for us to be His friends (John 15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” God wants a more intimate relationship us.
The soul is where the seat of decisions is. The soul has three chambers: the emotions, the intellect, your will. The three of them combined forms your character. Everything about our lives is about choices and God designed us to be free-will beings. God had decided that he will never influence the will of man. God does not control any part of us until we surrender it to him and that’s our will.
When Moses got to the burning bush, remember God had been on the mountain before Moses got there. When Moses saw that the bush was not consumed, he said,” I will now turn aside.” The word ‘now’ is pregnant because it suggests two possibilities: this is not the first time he had seen the sight, he had seen it before but it never meant anything to him; it is also possible that this is the first time that he is seeing this sight but he kept processing in his head what it means, looking for a scientific explanation to the meaning of the sight but after having looked at it for a while he said, “You know what, I will now turn aside.” Now to “turn aside” means three things, now these three things gives you an idea of how you can get the best of God. These three things that he did here are the keys to having the best of God.