Like Paul said paraphrasing, I haven’t come to show excellence in speech or display human wisdom. Prayer point for tonight ‘Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLT.’
That he will open our eyes to see what he wants us to see.
Can we pray in the Holy Ghost beloved for the next 3minutes. Thank you heavenly father, we ask your pleasure prospers tonight in our lives. Amen
Today we start by reminding ourselves that subduing mountains is God at work in and through us by his spirit. Look, I have made you like a threshing board. You are new, with many sharp teeth. So you will walk on mountains and crush them. You will make the hills like chaff. Isaiah 41:15 ICB
Then he told me, “This is the message from the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘You will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power. The power will come from my Spirit,’ says the Lord of heaven’s armies. “No mountain can stand in Zerubbabel’s way. It will be flattened. Then he will bring out the topmost stone. There will be shouts of ‘It’s beautiful! It’s beautiful!’”
Zechariah 4:6-7 ICB
We shall be concluding tonight with this two sub topics as I was given by the admin.
1. Principles of dominion
2. What to do in the face of difficulty as concerns a Christian
PRINCIPLES OF DOMINION
Principles is simply how something works. It’s a law that explains how things work or why something happen. The chief and only principle to dominance/dominion is FAITH.
I tell you the truth. You can say to this mountain, ‘Go, mountain, fall into the sea.’ And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that the thing you say will happen, then God will do it for you. So I tell you to ask for things in prayer. And if you believe that you have received those things, then they will be yours.
Mark 11:23-24 ICB
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth. If you have faith and do not doubt, you will be able to do what I did to this tree. And you will be able to do more. You will be able to say to this mountain, ‘Go, mountain, fall into the sea.’ And if you have faith, it will happen. If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer.”
Matthew 21:21-22 ICB
But we must note that faith is an offshoot or product of knowledge and understanding. Knowledge and understanding is a topic for another day by the grace of God. Summarily on faith. I want to let us know that faith is a conclusion. Faith isn’t hope. Also note that faith has an attitude (like Abraham has come to know God by experience and understand him to the extent he was willing to sacrifice Isaac to God) It is the same with faith. If faith does nothing, then that faith is dead, because it is alone. Someone might say, “You have faith, but I do things. Show me your faith! Your faith does nothing. I will show you my faith by the things I do.” James 2:17-18 ICB
Faith has action. That action can be in the place of prayer, giving, studying etc. as inspired by the Holy Ghost. Note also, prayer isn’t just making requests, prayer wasn’t primarily for making requests for needs. It’s for fellowship (I.e. receiving counsel). Through that, you can lay hold on God’s word (Rhema) through confession. It is written in the Scriptures, “I believed, so I spoke.” Our faith is like this, too. We believe, and so we speak.2 Corinthians 4:13 ICB. I believed, so I said. Psalms 116:10 ICB. Hope those scriptures settles our heart that faith must be displayed. See beloved God will constantly be limited when we constantly create excuses why we can’t pray. Don’t be deceived that God will do what he will do if you don’t invite or bring him in. It’s in the place of prayer that webcam exert the influence of God over situations, challenges etc. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV
Thus saith the Lord God I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. Ezekiel 36:37 KJV
Let me briefly touch these scriptures. Here we see that God has a plan for them, like he has for you. But he is limited if you don’t seek him, if you don’t invite him in. Let me run because of time.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:8 KJV
Furthermore, in subduing mountains the place of meditation is important also. If you don’t, you can’t have enough to war with in bringing these mountains down. Finally;
WHAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF DIFFICULTY AS CONCERNS CHRISTIANS
There is a system known as the CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Crisis Management is defined by Rev P.N Utomi as ‘the God comportment in the face of troubles.’’ But again you can’t have this comportment if you haven’t enough of God’s word in your human spirit via meditation.
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.2 Timothy 1:12-13 KJV
This is an example to show, It portrays an attitude of trust like the three Hebrew Children (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego) taken captive in Babylon said to the king, “even if God won’t save us, we can’t bow). Statements like this are product of understanding who you are and whom you are. We see a man named Jairus in Mark 5, who not being a Jew, had an understanding, even when he was told his child just gave up the ghost, wasn’t in a panic mood. Another thing to note in Crisis management is to first look out for the root cause of any challenge. Hear this beloved for any and everything that happens to a child of God is as result of these three things;
1. Luke 13:16 – Satan was the cause (although as a result of Man’s ignorance)
2. John 5:14 – Man himself
3. John 9:1-12 – God
Finally my brethren to be able to dominate and subdue for God, you must function with the perspective of the one on whose authority you have been given to have dominion. Thanks for your time
Please tell me Sir how do you dominate, how do I know the level of my faith and how do I increase it. Why will my faith refuse to move mountain? Presently not in a good state spiritually how do I get back on track I need Help I must say.
There are three things that pulls God to a man;
2. Right attitude
3. Teachable spirit
You must be intentional and interested in growth. Like I outlined from the part 1&2, you must first understand that it’s a battle between light and darkness. The goal of these mountains are aimed at taking your focus from Jesus but it’s your duty to subdue them. How? You must arm yourself with the word. Through study and meditation (this a big topic on its own) If it’s not moving mountains then it’s not faith because by prescription, faith should move mountain.
AKAN: If it’s not moving mountain it’s not Faith. Faith doesn’t necessarily need to act now but sometimes need to be applied with patience like Abrahams’ case….Faith compels God to act on time at his best.
God bless you.
Teacher: ALAGBA SOROCHI BRANCH M.
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