Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. This week, we shall focus on: Empowered by the Holy Spirit for Exploits!
From Scriptures, we understand that every child of God is ordained to live a lifestyle of exploits.This is because exploit is the birthright of the redeemed of the Lord. Also, for every believer, we are called the salt of the earth, the light of the world and a city set on a hill that cannot be hid(Matthew 5:13-14).That means, our destinies are not just any kind, but an enviable one. Therefore, our call into the faith is unto glory and honour, not to shame, frustration and reproach (2 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 2:9).
However, we understand from the Scripture that for our destinies to be great and glorious, it will require the ministry of the Holy Spirit for full delivery. This is because there is no exploit outside the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:6; Psalm 92:10-15).
Who is the Holy Ghost?
He is the third Person of the Trinity who shares the same identity with the Father and the Son. Furthermore, we recognise from Scriptures that the Holy Spirit is the power base of the Kingdom and He manifests Himself through multi-dimensional channels. This is why we cannot play low on Him as He is a multi-dimensional Spirit that empowers the saints for exploits. Therefore, it is important to understand thatthere is no platform for comparison between what the flesh can accomplish and what the Spirit can get done. Thus, our golden destinies are not deliverable by human efforts or exertion of one’s might, but by the Holy Spirit. For instance, we saw from Scriptures that John the Baptist carried the potential above what Elijah carried; yet a small girl demanded for his head and as such, he could not fulfil his glorious destiny (Mark 6:21-28). Also, until the Holy Ghost came, the glorious destinies of Peter, James, John and the other disciples were not realised. After the Holy Ghost came, the fearful Peter became earthquake lion such that he and his team took the city by storm. Even Jesus, until He returned in the power of the Spirit, He had no identity. Obviously, to be destined for exploits is one thing and it is another to accomplish it on earth. Consequently, potential is not equal to realities. That is why we must find out what it takes to actualise our potentials in Christ.
We discover from Scriptures that the Holy Ghost operates through divine channels. Thus, until we engage these channels, life remains an eternal struggle. For this reason, we shall examine some of these channels:
- The Spirit of Love: We have the Holy Ghost firing the love of God into our hearts. Importantly, the Spirit of love is not just about loving God, but loving God above all else; including ourselves. From Scriptures, we observed how anointed lovers of God excelled. For instance, Joseph, a lover of God set an example for us on the importance of theSpirit of love in doing exploits. He said, …how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God(Genesis 39:9).Likewise, Daniel who would rather die in the lion’s den than to bow to the idols of the king consequently became the envy of his generation. You may have read all the books I have written but you have not found my secret until you discover my heartbeat for God because the secret of my little life is a product of my heartbeat for God.
- The Spirit of Boldness:It takes boldness to possess our possession and to command exploits. In our promise land there are giants, whose mission is to scare us from possessing our possessions and the more we subscribe to fear, the more we become grounded. Remember, it is the fear of man that brings him into a fall (Proverbs 29:25). Consider Job, the great, who initially became grounded as a result of fear (Job 3:25). That was also Peter’s experience until he was baptised by the Holy Ghost and as a result, the shaky Peter became a rock; he spoke the unspeakable and set fear into the hearts of the enemy.
In conclusion, there is no shortcut to actualising our potentials in Christ without the visible, tangible, proven empowerment of the Spirit, which begins with baptism in the Holy Ghost. Remember, theworld is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God; but only those empowered by the Spirit can manifest as such.Therefore, exploits in life is not for everybody; it is reserved only for the redeemed. If you are not, this is an opportunity to be one. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now, I know I am born again! For further reading, get my books: Following the Path of the Eagle, Exploring the Secrets of Success, Ruling your world, Success Buttons, Success Strategies,andSuccess Systems.I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:55 a.m., 9:50 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. respectively. Also, you can join our live services via Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @Davidoyedepomin, Instagram: davidoyedepomin,YouTube: Domi Stream, Hebron 95.9 FM, Winners World App, Impact Africa TV (on Startimes and NigComSat), Domi Radio and via the Church Satellite. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: email@example.com.