Power of encounter
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed, Genesis 32:24.
The difference between two persons is dependent on who they met, what they met and the effect of the encounter. Why one is blessed and the other is not; one is rich and another poor; why is one succeeding and another failing? Who you are, what you are, where you are and what you have are all product of an encounter. That is, who you are with, or what you met (encounter) and what you experienced.
God will not use a man or change a man without an experience of the supernatural that will make him to conform. When God calls for a thing, He equips you. Abraham met three men that have no name; Gideon met an Angel on the threshing floor; Moses at the backside of the desert saw the burning bush; Paul on his way to Damascus. To every new level, there is a new divine supernatural relationship.
To have such, we must be hungry and thirsty for His power. Such power made men like Simon the sorcerer come to church with money to buy the power of God – Acts 8:18-20.
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Acts 8:18-20
Everyman is a product of certain kind of relationship. Every next level requires a new encounter. A.A Allen was challenged by the supernatural ministry of Jack Coe that he went and locked himself until the Lord visited him and he came out changed.
When you received the Holy Spirit, you enter something so big, it is beyond comprehension. Hunger and thirst for a new experience with God. There is a higher calling and a new level awaits you.
Apostle Lawrence Achudume, Victory Life Bible Church
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