THE Devil will not fold his arms and watch you succeed. He is going to fight back. Consequently, it is very dangerous to relax after a major breakthrough. After the exploits Elijah had in 1 Kings 18, the Devil attacked him with the spirit of fear.
Read (1 Kings 19:1-8)
If like Elijah, you have said to God: “it is enough”, you need to ask Him for mercy. This is because it will be terrible for the stamp of the Almighty to fall on what you have said, when you have not done all you are supposed to do. This could make you miss heaven on account of uncompleted mission on earth. In 1 Kings 19:4, Elijah admitted failure when he said: “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Some of you have tried several times and have been unsuccessful and have become frustrated. You should always remember that you are not a failure until you stop trying.
You need to realise that for each level you go through, there would be trials, unless you want to remain in the same position. When we look at the experiences of those who did exploits for God in the Bible, when we read the accounts of those referred to as champions, those we see as mentors, we will observe that the journey to greatness is not easy. Nowadays, many of us want to attain greatness without trials.
Jeremiah was referred to as the “weeping Prophet”. He suffered a great deal. He did not have friends, and no one gave him money because he was considered a prophet of doom. But God provided his needs, supernaturally. The Lord used him to prophesy the restoration of the children of Israel in Jerusalem, when He ordered him to buy a piece of land in the midst of a major crisis. (Jeremiah 31:38-32:15)
Do you know where God is taking you? The Promised Land Ministries is a training school for people that God is sending on mission, those who God would use in various capacities. What you are seeing in your daily life is nothing compared to what is ahead of you.
There is something the Bible calls FIRE. Three things are needed when a believer wants to be on fire for the Lord– the source of heat (the Holy Spirit), air (prayer), and the Word of God. You will notice that when you speak, air comes out of your mouth. Lastly, the material for the fire– you– is required. We mean your body parts, your beauty products, i.e., those things you adorn yourself with. If any of these is not available, there will be no fire.
Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyinka is the General Overseer, The Promised Land Ministries, Solution Ground, Surulere, Lagos, [email protected]