March 24 2019 0comment

THRIVE — THE PROMISE

“For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. 20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:19-20, NKJV)

Every promise of God that speaks about your thriving not only involves a process but a person. Any religion that says you do not have to do anything should be properly evaluated.

When the Almighty God gives you a promise, you must know that there is a role for you to play. There is a need for human investment before you have human appreciation Any promise from divinity will require a present and active humanity before a physical manifestation. In short, there is always something required from you before you realize in the physical what you saw in the spiritual.

What is a promise? A promise can simply be defined as an express assurance on which expectation is based. It is a declaration that something will or will not be done. While human promises can fail but every divine promise no matter how long always sees fulfillment in as much as the human that is promised plays her part.

Case Study:

“And the LORD said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. 2 So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain. 3And no man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.” (Exodus 34:1-3, NKJV)

The journey:

God hewed the earlier one and Moses dropped it. It is easy to drop what you did not have an investment in—“ Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.” (Exodus 32:16, NKJV)

You never trifle with anything that costs you. If it costs you, you place a huge value on it. Never throw away what you hold (who is in you) because of what you see—“ When they came near the camp, Moses saw the calf and the dancing, and he burned with anger. He threw the stone tablets to the ground, smashing them at the foot of the mountain.” (Exodus 32:19, NLT)

What you see–obstacles, wrong behaviour of children & spouse, failure, lack, etc. are light and for a moment therefore exchange them for the joy of the Lord. If you do not properly process what you see, what you do will lead you into problem. Based on what Moses saw, he resorted to anger and he eventually dropped the work and the writing of God. God does not expect what another person did not do or did to derail you. You cannot have a genuine excuse that it is because of his action or her action that I messed up. “And Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?” (Exodus 32:21, NKJV)

Anytime there is a problem, try as much as possible to take ownership for your action. Before blaming another person for your woes, try to see where you messed up. “Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold! “ (Exodus 32:31, NKJV) It is interesting to note that Moses did not ask for forgiveness or even acknowledge the fact that he broke the two tablets—the work and the writing of God. He did not value it because it did not cost him. Moses asked God to forgive the people, pleading on their behalf and he did not sort himself out—“ Yet now, if You will forgive their sin—but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.” (Exodus 32:32, NKJV)

You cannot dictate to God how to deal with a perceived wrong. This is why he is Omnipotent and Omniscient. “And the LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.” (Exodus 32:33, NKJV) What is wrong will not be an excuse for you to abandon your task, your home, your job, your church, etc. “Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin.” (Exodus 32:34, NKJV)

The problem will never stop the purpose of God! Because you prayed and he answered does not mean he won’t ask you to correct what is wrong in your life. The presence of the glory is not a substitute for the purpose. “And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.” (Exodus 33:18, TAB) God will place you in a situation where you have to correct what you did wrong. “So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.” (Exodus 33:22, NKJV)

In this place it will be only you and your maker—no external help whatsoever. God realizes that you have what it takes to do what you need to do. The re-take is often tougher than the original. You may not have any external help, external tool and you will have to do it with speed. So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the aTen Commandments. Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.” (Exodus 34:28-29, NKJV) “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable [for He does not withdraw what He has given, nor does He change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call].” (Romans 11:29, TAB)

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Dedicated, Innovative, Anointed, Compassionate, Prayerful, Humble, Holy are few of the words that come to your mind when you want to describe Tayo Ojajuni. Tayo Ojajuni gradually discovered the essence of God in his life. His journey to the service of God would unfold sooner than later when he was made the acting pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Covenant Chapel, Toronto Canada in 1999. His vision is to Redeem Destinies and Restore Dominion. He firmly believes that as a child of God body, soul and spirit we are marvelously made.

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