Humility will Promote You in your Destiny


Hello Everybody!

My church and I have commenced a 21 Day Fast starting Jan 4, 2016 although I started on the 1st personally and we are on day 5 of the Fast. I shared a message last night with our members still on the topic of King Hezekiah. Listen, if you read my Prayer for 2016 you will have noticed that King Hezekiah started to restore righteousness in the church (temple) with the people of Jerusalem since the previous King Ahaz had made a mess of things by introducing idols into the temple, stopping the practice of people bringing their tithes and offerings into the Storehouse…and the list goes on. The end result of all that mess was that the people suffered desolation and trouble because they denied their worship to the ONE true God. 


[ Ahaz Reigns in Judah ] Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord, as his father David had done.


I remember telling our members that You become what you worship. If you worship a singer (e.g. Michael Jackson)…you’ll imitate his mannerisms, dance style, clothing style etc to the point that you’ll look exactly like him…I’m using him as an example because I’ve seen fans…and then I’ve seen FANS…..extreme fans that is. I’m not saying that it’s wrong to like someone’s abilities…but don’t make them your god. There is a fine line between mere admiration and worship. Don’t cross the line. If you worship Jesus, in the same way, you will become like Him in your mannerisms, speech, and appearance. Choose today whom you’ll serve/worship because this year has a strong correlation to worship. What you worship in this year will determine the way you end your year (if you make it that is). I know what I’m saying might not seem cosy for your heart right now…but I feel led to address some stuff that are pretty much black and white with no gray areas for you to feel doubt about what I’m saying.


God is interested in RIGHTEOUSNESS being restored this year and it all begins with YOU.music_temple

King Hezekiah started the first Month of the year with cleaning out the temple with the help of the Levites and the priests. The Levites ended up being more sanctified than the priests and ended up taking up tasks that should have been the job of the Priests but because they had not finished going through that process of purification and sanctification, the Levites who were always in a state of sanctification started to take on more work to clean God’s house. You can read all about it in 2 Chronicles Chapters 29-31 for yourself. If you are a worshiper, this is the level in which we as Christians should reach. Consecration is what God is seeking from us this year…to be in right-standing. In no way am I saying that this is an easy task…but the truth of the matter is…we need to go back to that place where churches start talking about the importance of HOLINESS again. I don’t know why the message of Holiness has been silenced, but as a person hearing the heart-beat of God, I know this is what He wants restored for the year 2016 with His People. If you want Jesus to be your God, then you have to want to be His people.


Anyway, back to the message I spoke last night: Hezekiah did all he could to set the people of Jerusalem back on the right path by restoring the foundation of righteousness and faith that was broken among the people because of the mess left by the previous King Ahaz. He (Hezekiah) as a leader made GOD important to the nation by putting Him First and because he did that, King Hezekiah prospered in all that He did and had the Lord’s attention.


2 Chronicles 31:20 – 20 Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.


In this year you will face a fierce battle if your agenda is to restore righteousness in your life and in the life of the church. 


This message isn’t intended to make you feel fear, because fear is not of God, but what God showed me through the passage below that I have pasted From 2 Chronicles chapter 32 is that the King of Assyria is like a person who comes out to mock you, harass you, threaten you, undermine you and what you stand for. Such a person will even boast of how they stole your opportunities, stole your house, car, wife, husband, children or any blessing  you had in your life because they are filled with so much pride and arrogance simply because they are ruthless and they don’t care what they do to get ahead of you in life.

The devil doesn’t play around people… so WAKE UP!

You cannot afford to be complacent this year…you have to learn to FIGHT the good fight of FAITH.

If you purpose in your heart to go back to that place where you humble yourself before God, you will be victorious in the battles that you face.


REMEMBER: HUMILITY IS POWER UNDER SELF-CONTROL. It is the place you set yourself aside (even when you don’t have to) and allow God to step in. The question is, how many people do that these days??????? It’s the question of the day I tell you. 


The fight this year isn’t going to be won by your own might or power…your intellect alone isn’t sufficient to deal with what’s coming, but I’m here to tell you that in this battle there is a method that will assure your victory. That method is called HUMILITY and WISDOM.  You cannot afford to react to the same attacks you experienced from the past in this year. You have to develop SELF-CONTROL.   Let’s read this scripture:


2 Chronicles 32 (NKJV)

Sennacherib Boasts Against the Lord

32 After these deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah; he encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself. 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, and that his purpose was to make war against Jerusalem, 3 he consulted with his leaders and commanders[a] to stop the water from the springs which were outside the city; and they helped him. 4 Thus many people gathered together who stopped all the springs and the brook that ran through the land, saying, “Why should the kings[b] of Assyria come and find much water?” 5 And he strengthened himself, built up all the wall that was broken, raised it up to the towers, and built another wall outside; also he repaired the Millo[c] in the City of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance. 6 Then he set military captains over the people, gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate, and gave them encouragement, saying, 7 Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is  with him; for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

9 After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces quote___humility_by_takaonguitars-d5qpfrawith him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 “Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: ‘In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem? 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, “The Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”? 12 Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, “You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it”? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand? 14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15 Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?’”

16 Furthermore, his servants spoke against the Lord God and against His servant Hezekiah.


[The King of Assyria was being such a bully here that he had to bring a gang to harass Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem]


17 He also wrote letters to revile the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, “As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand.” 18 Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew[d] to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth—the work of men’s hands.


[The fact that he even had to write letters tells me that people might even email you, text you and harass you in this method as well]


Sennacherib’s Defeat and Death

20Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. 


[Hezekiah did the right thing…he humbled himself before God and prayed. The truth is, he could have responded to the King of Assyria in violence, but he knew that the battle was too great for him to rely on his own might and power, he needed the Spirit of God to help him with this battle. His humility is what produced a victorious outcome for Him and the people of Jerusalem]


21 Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there.


[The end for the King of Assyria was SHAME and DEATH. God struck every leader what was in cahoots with the King of Assyria leaving him powerless to the point that he returned back home in shame and his own children who are his own relatives are what killed him. It just goes to show that PRIDE goes before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction. HUMILITY IS KEY]


22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them[e] on every side. 23 And many brought gifts to the Lord at Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.


The humility King Hezekiah demonstrated in this attack is based on the kind of relationship he had with the Lord his God. God wants us to have this level of humility this year so that when you do face a crisis or a series of crises, you will have a strong head on your shoulder to seek His face to help you win the battle that you face. You cannot rely on previous methods with the types of attacks that may come in your life this year. LEARN TO LEAN ON JESUS.


 Matthew 23:12

And whoever exalts himself will behumbled, and he who humbles himself will beexalted.


Points the remember:

  • People will/may harass you during this year – they will poke fun at your faith and mock armor-god1your God. They might even write about you to their supervisors to tempt you to strike back in anger. Your role is to not give in to the harassment. Have self-control and know where you stand. 
  • People will threaten to steal your blessings but you shall not be moved
  • People will try to shame you but God will put them to shame
  • People will try to attack you using various methods but God will rescue you and protect you and your household
  • People will try to steal from you but God will help you recover all that was taken from you
  • People will exalt themselves before you but God will humble them in your presence by preparing a table before your enemies
  • When God gives you the victory because you decided to fight the good fight of faith in what you believe in and remained humble, you will be exalted and you will be promoted

God wants to do New things with us this year but you have to be open to instruction, love mercy, act justly and pursue wisdom. 

You cannot afford to react the same way to the same attack in the year 2016.


2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, allthings have become new.


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Proverbs 4:7-9 (NKJV)

7 Wisdom is the principal thing;

Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”


James 4:6

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”


Here is a song from Kevin Levar and One Sound called Destiny. May this song bless your spirit everybody! Love ya 😀 

 

 

Prayer for 2014 – The Year of Great Awakening


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Father God,

I lift up my family, my blogger friends, my real friends and others serving faithfully in Your Name to the throne of God.

For the Year 2014, cover us all under the Blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 5:6; Revelation 1:5).

Walk with all of us like a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21), Cover us with the full armor of God  as it says in your Word:

Ephesians 6: 10-20

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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Father God it is time for the Year of the “Great Awakening” of God’s people to rise up as Judges of Righteousness being restored. This Year will be a year of answered prayers and many suddenlies. What took years to happen will happen in a matter of days, hours, minutes and seconds. It says in your Word that “the Just shall live by Faith” (Habakkuk 2:2Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:26) for we are justified by the Faith that we have in You.

Romans 1:17

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
 
Hebrews 10:38

Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
 

I pray oh Lord that you will increase us with both wisdom and understanding and give us the tongue of the learned to spread the message of the Gospel in the Year 2014 as it says in  your Word:

Isaiah 50:4-5(NKJV)

The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.

This year is a year where many Houses of Prayer (Churches) will be established and built for Jesus is THE BRANCH and we are His Branches. Those that commit to the building of God’s people through the power of prayer and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit will be blessed in their comings, and in their goings, in the city and in the fields for those that keep the Word of the Lord from departing from their mouths for the Lord says:

1 Kings 6:12

Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments, and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to your father David.

Ezra 3:10-11(NKJV)

10 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood[a] in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel. 11 And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord:

“For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.”[b]

Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

The Lord will ignite spiritual giftings in the people of God that have laid dormant all this while for we shall be a people filled with the fire of Holy Spirit who will do mighty exploits to advance the message of the Kingdom from sea to sea from the North and to the South and from the East and to the West. For whatever the Lord has put together, let no man put it asunder (Mark 10:9).

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Zechariah 6:12-13 (NKJV)

12 Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying:

“Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the Lord;
13 Yes, He shall build the temple of the Lord.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’

The Lord Jesus who is the Chief Cornerstone will establish a Holy Church through His People and spring forth Judges who shall tear down the workers of iniquity for the time has come for righteousness to be restored.  The apostates shall be judged this year for they are the sons of destruction.

Ephesians 2:19-22 (NKJV)

Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Isaiah 55:11

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
 

Everything will be done in divine perfection to God’s Will and perfect timing and for those who have struggled, you will receive double for your trouble and double the perfection of God’s will for your life this year. Trust Him and Draw Near to God and He will Draw near to You.

James 4:8
Draw near to God and He will draw nearto you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

God will crush the works of the enemy in your life and you shall be victorious and shall sing songs of DELIVERANCE for His Name sake and Give Glory due His name to Him who sits on the throne (Psalm 32:6-8). This will be a year where Righteous Judges will rise up and those who practice evil shall be exposed. God’s Will will be established as His Word will not return Void.

 

Jude 1:16-25(NKJV)

Apostates Predicted

16 These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. 17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

Maintain Your Life with God

20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction;[a] 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire,[b] hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

Glory to God

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you[c] from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To God our Savior,[d]
Who alone is wise,[e]
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,[f]
Both now and forever.
Amen.

Previous Prayers:

Prayer for 2013 – “I Will Expand Your Borders”

Prayer for 2012 – The Voice that cries out in the Wilderness