How To Build A Sustainable Entity – Building The God’s Way (2)

How To Build A Sustainable Entity – Building The God’s Way (2)

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew. – Proverbs 3:19-20

Science tells us that the universe has been in existence for billions of years, the earth has been in existence long before God populated it with life – humans, animals and plants. Let’s even assume that the earth has been existing for 6,000 years, is there any business or empire that has lasted that long?

The truth is empires rise and fall, civilisations come and go, but the entities that God created have survived all manners of circumstances. This implies there are certain things that God got right that human beings are still grappling with. in the next few days, we shall unravel some of those principles that God used in building His own entities with the mind of helping you to build likewise.

So how does God build? The Bible tells us that the Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew. (Proverbs 3:19-20)

This scripture gives us an insight into how the biggest and oldest empire was constructed. In founding the earth, God deployed three principal tools: wisdom, understanding and knowledge. These are the resources used in building planet earth, an entity that has outlived zillions of lives, species and generations, yet it keeps getting better by the day.

We will treat in detail each of these fundamentals in relation to creating an entity – be it business, ministry, home, etc. – that will stand the test of time.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Portals of Destiny (4)

Portals of Destiny (4)

You saw me before I was born. The days allotted to me had all been recorded in your book, before any of them ever began. How precious are your thoughts concerning me, O God! How vast in number they are! – Psalms 139:16-17

God’s purpose for your life predates your existence. And every experience you’ve had until now has been preparing you for that grand purpose because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey His own purpose (Philippians 2:13). Your responsibility is to align yourself with what God is doing by having a personal revelation of His plan for your life.

Long before you were born, God already planned your destiny and He has wrapped it up in His thoughts, which are expressed in His Word. He expects you to search it out by the ministry of the Word and the Spirit. The Spirit dives into the depths of God and brings out what God planned all along (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).

Without a conscious operational knowledge of your destiny, you are like a ghost worker; your access to divine resources will be grossly limited. Your destiny is your identity in the realm of the spirit. In the physical realm, people are recognised by biometrics (face shape, fingerprints, etc). In the spirit realm, people are recognised by destiny. That is why the wise men saw a mighty king in Jesus while he was still a helpless baby in swaddling clothes.

Your destiny is your face in the spirit realm. Just like you need to look into a physical mirror to see what your physical face looks like, you need to look into the spiritual mirror of God’s Word to see what your spiritual face looks like. God’s Word is a mirror that helps us discover who we really are. You cannot discover your destiny outside God’s Word.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Portals of Destiny (3)

Portals of Destiny (3)

I read in your letter what you wrote about me, And I’m coming to the party you’re throwing for me. That’s when God’s Word entered my life, became part of my very being. So I said, “I’m here to do it your way, O God, the way it’s described in your Book. (Psalms 40:7- 8 and Hebrews 10:7 MSG)

God in His manifold wisdom has encoded the destiny of each and every one of us in His Word; and He has commissioned the Holy Spirit to reveal it to us progressively as we fellowship with Him. It is therefore important that we commit to knowing what has been written concerning us in the realm of eternity so we can express it in the realm of time.

As you study and meditate on the Word, you will discover that there is a general destiny for all the children of God as the body of Christ, and there is a specific destiny for each child of God as a member of that body.

However, just like all the cells of your body bear the same genetic pedigree and are in that respect similar, all members of the body of Christ bear the genetic imprint of Christ and in that respect, have a common destiny. That common destiny is to be conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).

Consequently, as you become more conformed to the image of Christ you become more empowered to fulfil destiny. In like manner, the progressive fulfilment of your specific destiny should cause you to be more conformed to the image of Christ.

True success is when we live according to God’s ordination and fulfil His plan for us rather than our personal ambitions. It is only within this context – the context of living out God’s script for our lives – that we can bring glory to God.

by K.H. LeMoyne

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Reasons Prayers are Not Answered (Final)

Reasons Prayers are Not Answered (Final)

Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines…
– Song of Solomon 2:15

  1. Sins

The final reason for unanswered prayers is sin. Oftentimes we rob ourselves of divine privileges by our sinful indulgence in thoughts, in words and deeds. The Bible informs us that ‘God is angry with the wicked every day’ (Psalm 7:11), how then can we hope to get anything from Him if we are always rubbing Him on the wrong side? Little disobediences here and there: an evil or lustful thought you allowed to roam in your heart, a wrong word you said to or about someone, a harmful scheme you planned or did to someone, or your disregard for the injunctions of the Bible; these are ‘the little foxes that spoil our vine’. But we often do not know.

Another way that sin robs us of our miracles is through little compromises we allow from time to time. You see, God tests us now and then to see the disposition of our hearts in relation to Him. He tests our faithfulness, our commitment, our loyalty, our maturity, our patience, and our preparation before committing certain things to us. How we fare during and after the trial determines whether or not we are ready for the blessing.

God does not use or commit resources to an untested hand. Examples of this truth abound in the Bible. Just as we have to write exams to pass from one class to a higher one, so does God test us from time to time with circumstances and real life situations. If you fail, the blessing is delayed; but if you overcome, it is delivered to you. However, because of God’s infinite mercy, we are usually presented with multiple opportunities to prove ourselves worthy. Therefore, with God, once failed is not forever failed.

At this point, it is essential to examine ourselves and ascertain that we are not falling short in any of these reasons, so that we can be able to say that we have indeed ‘done all to stand’ toward obtaining our blessing.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Reasons Prayers are Not Answered (7)

Reasons Prayers are Not Answered (7)

Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines…
– Song of Solomon 2:15

  1. The Law of Seed and Harvest

Another way we unwittingly delay or even truncate our miracle is by violating the ageless law of seed and harvest. God Himself decrees in Genesis 8:22 that “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest not cease.”

That means the law of seed and harvest is as immutable as God Himself; it does not change. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Oftentimes we tend to despise the effect (result) of something whilst nurturing its cause.

Have you denied someone in the past when you shouldn’t have? You can rest assured that you will also be denied, if you are not being denied already. Have you wronged, robbed, cheated, condemned, judged, short-changed, or done something untoward to someone in the past? You will reap the harvest of your (in)actions in due time, if you are not reaping it already. And we all know that the harvest is usually bigger than the seed!

Violating the principle of seed and harvest is one major area we usually fall short and thus shoot ourselves in the leg. Granted, God is merciful, but He is a just God. He is not fair; He is only just. Now that may sound unreasonable, but it is the truth. Most times, God does not interfere with the course of justice. Therefore, we suffer the natural consequences of our shortcomings, even after we have sought forgiveness and have indeed been forgiven their eternal consequences.

We get to reap the harvest of the seeds we have sown in the past or are sowing presently, good or bad. That is why it always pays to be good. Even when you are the one that is wronged, you are not expected to wrong your offender in return. Otherwise, you would have planted a negative seed which will produce its own harvest in time. Little wonder God repeatedly admonishes us not to repay evil with evil.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Reasons Prayers are Not Answered (6)

Reasons Prayers are Not Answered (6)

Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines…
– Song of Solomon 2:15

  1. Not Taking A Step of Faith

Even after we have done all we possibly could, some of us still short-change ourselves by not taking the necessary steps required to get our desire. Rather than take sustained action, we procrastinate by crying, whining, and bemoaning our lot to whoever cares to listen, lamenting all we had done in the past without any result.

God is not impressed by tears and complaints. He doesn’t dig pity party either. He is only moved by faith. The Bible says ‘without faith, it is impossible to please God’. Because we are yet to grasp the import of Bible’s definition of faith as “the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen” (Heb 11:1 NLT), we wait (you call it tarry?) for the time when it is going to look like it before we take a step, and by so doing languish in abjection for as long as that may be.

Listen brethren, the best time to do anything is NOW. Don’t wait until it looks like it before you act, otherwise it may be too late by then. The Bible says “He who observes the wind will not sow. And he who regards the clouds will not reap” (Ecclesiastes 11:4). The New Living Translation (NLT) puts it simpler, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done!”

So take a step of faith now; cast your net into the deep right away; do that thing you have been putting off for so long TODAY! You will be amazed to see that YOU are the one who has been delaying God from releasing His blessing to you all along, not that He doesn’t care nor is slow in hearing, as you probably thought.

When you do the possible, God will do the impossible. Nothing moves until you move. A tortoise cannot make progress unless it puts out its head and legs out of its shell. So get out of your own shell and break through into your blessing.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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