HOW TO SEE GOD

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14 KJV)

One of the greatest quests every believer should have is that of seeing God, not only at the end of life in heaven but here on earth. On a daily basis, it is a blessing to see God in one’s life. To see him intervening and working wonders.

For this to happen, there is need for one to understand the nature of God. To establish a lasting relationship with someone, there is need for an understanding of their nature, how they operate and behave. This will ensure that you do not offend them, you seek to please them.

To see God, one must pursue holiness! To pursue is to run swiftly after. There may be obstacles on the way but you avoid them as you have your ultimate prize in sight. Holiness is God’s nature, He is pure and there is no grain of impurity in him. For one to see God, there must be purity in them.

In your life, the enemy will present you with opportunities to compromise. The glare of the world might seem attractive and blind your eyes of the ultimate pursuit. There is no greater joy than seeing God at work in one’s life. There is no greater joy than seeing his hand at work in you. This cannot be a sacrifice for anything!

I pray for you that there will spring up in you a well of diligence to pursue after holiness. May you be empowered with strength in the inner man to overcome any temptation.

Declare this,
Lord I thank you for victory over sin. I will see you at work in my life in Jesus’ name.

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UNTIL I WENT INTO THE SANCTUARY

But when I considered how to understand this, it was too great an effort for me and too painful. Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood [for I considered] their end.
(Psalms 73:16-17 AMP)

There are things which are difficult to comprehend and understand using your natural intellect. The Psalmist was in that place where thinking on these things was a painful effort. It could be a situation you encountered, a treatment you were given by those you trusted or even a loss you experienced! There is only one way to deal with these challenges. Venture into the sanctuary of The Lord!

In the sanctuary, in the very presence of God, you receive a level of supernatural understanding and comprehension of things. Remember God is all-knowing and he knows things in the past, present and in the future. As you rely on Him, difficult questions in this world receive their answers.

Don’t delay, go into his sanctuary now. Save yourself the pain of trying to think on the subject over and over again. It will only cause you untold grief. Go into the sanctuary and you will receive all the answers and comfort you require.

I pray for you today that as you enter God’s presence may difficult questions receive answers in Jesus’ name.

Declare this,
I carry all burdens into the sanctuary of God. I receive supernatural ability to handle all difficult issues.

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KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE (2)

So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. (Nehemiah 6:15 KJV)

Nehemiah had a burden to change the city of his fathers by rebuilding the walls. He received the burden when he enquired of the state of things in Jerusalem. Today I want you to know that resources follow vision, when the king saw that Nehemiah was troubled, he enquired of him and gave him resources to fulfill this dream.

As Nehemiah began the work, much opposition arose from Sanballat and Tobiah. They mocked him, their mission was for the work he was doing to never be fulfilled. With all kinds of plans they tried but Nehemiah didn’t give up.

Today it’s your turn to rebuild broken walls. It is your turn to leave a mark in this world. You carry something unique for this generation. Those in the future must hear your story and be encouraged by it. When you give up owing to the opposition, you surrender future victories others would have enjoyed because of your victory. You must live to leave a legacy!

One day at a time, rebuild a section. Put up the gates and secure the city! You have the ability to do it. You carry a special seed for this world. If you do that which you are called for, you will be happier in your journey through life.

I pray for you today, that the distress leaves your life and that you overcome every opposing voice to your dream.

Declare this,
Today I choose to fulfill every dream one step at a time. I ignore every opposing voice and I position myself for the favor and resources that follow every dream.

 

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KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE (1)

And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. (Genesis 37:19-20 KJV)

At an early age, Joseph began to experience exciting dreams about his future. It was clear that there was something special about him and his father Jacob was aware of it. He made him a coat of many colours.

Joseph was excited to share his dreams with his brothers but little did he know that it was evoking jealousy and resentment from them. It is important to know who you share your dreams with. Dreams must be natured and incubated to come to their place of fulfilment. The brothers conspired to kill Joseph and cast him into a pit. They wanted to see what would become of his dreams.

The devil is after destroying your dreams. His desire is for them not to be fulfilled. He will fight them with everything he has. Today, may the spirit of God re-energize you to pursue your dreams. That frustration you were encountering is the devil who wanted you to stop pursuing. May the zeal of The Lord empower you.

Only you can kill the dream by giving up. There is no external force that has the ability to. Decide today to keep your dream alive. Be cautious about who you share that special dream with.

I pray for you that the anointing of God’s Spirit will energize you to pursue. May victory be your portion in this hour.

Declare this,
I gather my strength and pursue every dream given to me by God. I refuse to give up, I refuse to surrender in Jesus’ name.

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THE GRACE TO FINISH

So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar. (1 Kings 6:9 KJV)

We all have been in a place where we had ideas and dreams we intended to implement. However, as you go through life you come to realize that it is one thing to begin something and completely another thing to finish it. A trip around town will reveal what I am talking about. You will notice some building projects that began years ago but still remain unfinished.

To finish something, there is a special grace that is required. That grace is given by God. Solomon followed through on the dream of his father king David to build God a temple. Because of the grace on him to begin and finish, he was actually able to build and finish the house.

All projects are valueless if they are not finished. It is therefore important to take a self appraisal before you begin. Ask yourself, ‘Am I equipped enough? Are my resources well in place to enable me to finish?’

Jesus, the greatest teacher that ever lived taught us about this.

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. (Luke 14:28-30 KJV)

unfinished building

Lack of the grace to finish brings mockery as at the core of it is poor planning. When the world sees it, they will mock you. Today, ask The Lord to touch you and impart the grace to finish.


Declare this,

I will not be mocked by the world due to inability to finish. I am receiving today the grace to finish everything that I start.

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