It is the project of God
Beloved, what we are into as Christians and people of God is the project of God. It is important to note that what we are chosen to do is a divine project, an assignment of God, a task that must be accomplished. It’s not a human project but an order from the Master.
So, anybody who is a believer and does not see this project in this perspective cannot please God or do the work according to the will of God. Such a person will approach everything about the work with carnality. Of course, carnal mind in a spiritual project cannot do anything to the glory of God, and thus, cannot please God.
Rom. 8:7-8 says, “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
So, such person or persons will work with contention, strife and will always work according to the dictate of his mind and not as divinely directed because he is carnal. Whatever he does is not because God says he should do it but because he may be deriving pleasure or is making means from it. So his labouring is not because it is the will of God but because he doesn’t see it as a project of God. If God says a particular direction should be followed or things should be done in a particular way, he will go the other way. This is because he is full of pride and always angry when God directs him in a particular way and above all, he does not see the directive as a project of God but as means of survival or eking a living. The person will be self-righteous, envious, and contentious and everything associated with carnality as dictated by his carnal mind.
1Cor. 3: 1-3 says, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?”
Apostle Paul was rebuking the Church at Corinth in the above contextual passage because of the carnality, which they exhibited among themselves. The spiritual deficiency in the life of the members of the Church in Corinth manifested when they started working in divisions, conflict, strife, contentions as they made choice on who to side with and who not to side. But as Paul observed their worldly behaviour, which negated the principle of godliness, he rebuked and told them that such attitude was work of carnality and should be abhorred. So, if we are to take into cognisance of such counseling, we must follow our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles’ examples in order to fulfill His will and not our wills, and to finish His project and not our project so that our labour shall be rewarded at last in Jesus name.
It is only when we begin to see or realise that the project, which we are chosen to do, is a divine project, only then we will do it with the fear of God, with all our hearts, righteousness and the determination to finish it. As the wickedness of the world increases, so also shall we intensify our evangelism to ensure that people are saved. Anywhere you are, be a good ambassador of Christ, preach in season and out of season.
We should ensure that all that came our way are born again, growing in His grace, zealous for God and His work. We must ensure that all the people committed into our hands are growing spiritually and living right and are people that will make rapture. And as we do the will of God, we shall be blessed in Jesus name.
How Unshakable Faith Produces Twins After 14 Years Delay In Conception
A POPULAR hymnographer titled his hymn, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
The above idealistic principle manifested itself in the life of Pastor Bassey and wife, Ruth, whose testimony has become an elixir in faith-building. Observing gender’s protocol courtesy, Sister Ruth spoke first:My name is Ruth Bassey and my husband is Pastor Bassey. We are members of this great movement and worship at Lekki Epe autonomous branch, in Lagos State.
I want to express our gratitude to God for granting us twin baby boys after 14 years of delay in conception. Today, our life is an attestation of the faithfulness of God of Chosen.
In 2003, when we joined this great movement, we virtually had nothing in our life. People were mocking and disdainfully relating with us. This hostile attitude instead of abating increased when my husband joined the pastoral workforce. Many were making caricature of my dressing, and sarcastically, asking if my dresses were not a reproach to the dignity of esteemed profile of pastors. However, today God of Chosen has answered them by blessing us beyond measures. All my prayer requests have been answered and today we have been showered with the blessings of cars, houses and properties in many places.
My coming to Chosen was not as a result of conception or barrenness but the barrages of attack I was receiving. We lost our second daughter before joining Chosen in 2003. It happened that thereafter to my chagrin I discovered I could not take in again. We consulted many gynecologists and doctors of other related problems but none could provide any reasonable answer. I was not taking any medication or had any miscarriage that I could attribute it as the cause. All I was being told after each visit to the hospital was that I have no problem. In that confused state, the gossips spread rumour that my husband has used my womb for ritual. But I was not daunted for I believe with God all things are possible. I reposed absolute confidence in God and whenever it looked I was about to be discouraged my husband would encourage me, and my faith in God would further be sustained through the prayers of our General Pastor, and encouragement from our General Mummy. So, it happened till last year God of Chosen visited us with twin baby boys after 14 years. Brethren, today my heart rejoices in the Lord Who has closed the mouth of my enemies.
Husband corroborated her testimony:
My name is brother Bassey. In fact, this is answer to a believer’s prayer request. It was not easy, just as she said at a point she wanted to go back to the world, but I took solace in our General Pastor’s statement that continuation brings freedom.
When we came here in 2003, we did not come for children, we have already had two daughters though we lost the second one. But the undiluted word of God we heard here kept us. When we waited for seven years and nothing happened, I became apprehensive. I started pondering in my heart whether it was barrenness or delay we should call it? Then came the 10 years, 12 and 14 and at that juncture, I said that was really barrenness and my wife was like tired but I remembered all the messages of consolation from our General Pastor. Then my mind flashed back to how we started, we came to Chosen in 2003, and 2004, I became a worker and in 2005, I started pastoring and was transferred here and there, eventually, I was sent to a particular branch called Awoyaya and there our General Pastor bought land for us.
I so much thank God for the brethren I met there. After we built the church, God opened my door. So, when my wife was looking tired, I remembered that God has done something for us when He broke the yoke of poverty. And if God could break the yoke of poverty, is it barrenness that He will not break? So, I said I will wait till my change comes and I know that a day shall come and my change would come in. Today, that change has come. So, on behalf of my wife, I give God all the glory. Praise the Lord!
Divine Healing Of HBP And Diabetes
MY name is Ijeoma Val-Ohakwe, residing in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos. I want to thank God for His goodness and mercy upon my family. Some two months ago, my whole system was in disarray and I couldn’t get myself. It dawned on me that something was wrong. My body was craving for water, and after drinking a cup of water, my body would immediately be itching for more as if I hadn’t taken any. And as I was drinking the water, so, I was urinating. So, I assumed the frequent urination to be as a result of the volume of water and high rate I was drinking. Somehow, while that was going on, I observed I was emaciating and people started asking what was wrong with me. After much query from friends, I decided to visit my doctor. On getting to the doctor, I was referred to the laboratory for test and the result was that I had too much sugar in my blood.
That very day it was 154 and the doctor quickly administered some medicine and asked I should return for checkup next few days. On the appointed day, when I visited the hospital and after being examined by the doctor, it was discovered to my embarrassment that instead of an expected decrease in the sugar level, it had catapulted to157 and again further text after few days showed 334.
The day before, I had sleepless night, it was like my whole system was collapsing and all the food I ate remained in the chest region. As that was happening, I kept declaring that I am a chosen and consoling myself that nothing will happen.
So, last week Sunday service during the deliverance ministration our daddy in the Lord, the Pastor, who God gave to us mentioned the case. And I claimed it. So, also last Thursday, my case was mentioned again and claimed it. After, the prayers, I felt something had happened to me because I was no longer having the heaviness I was experiencing before then. I decided to visit the doctor again to ascertain clinically whether the burden had been lifted up. Lo and behold, after re-examination and blood screening it was discovered that the yoke had been broken. The sugar level had gone to normal.
Furthermore, as I was waiting and preparing to appreciate God for the wonderful healing, God favoured my husband with a contract worth of #44.5m. Brethren, this God is awesome, I give Him all glory in Jesus name.
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