THE PREPARATION 2

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15 BUT even before I was BORN, GOD CHOSE ME and CALLED ME BY HIS MARVELOUS GRACE. THEN it pleased HIM
16 TO REVEAL HIS SON TO ME so that I would PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS about JESUS to the GENTILES. When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being."
Galatians 1:15–16 (NLT)

• As said in the first part of this teaching, whatever is permitted in your life, that is, things you are allowed to go through by God, in your Christian journey, are meant to prepare you for the assignment He has for you.

  • How would you know that your case is being supervised by God, and you are being trained by Him for a Purpose:
    I. When it was obvious to you, after you have prayed, fasted, and obeyed all the spiritual principles in the Word of God; but it was like you could not get solutions to the challenges confronting you.
    a. Ask God to speak to you about the situation.
    b. Ask about what He specifically does want you to do.

II. Another thing is, when you occasionally experienced a little relief, or comfort, afterwards, the challenges come up again in other forms.
a. It thus means that God has moved you up, you have made some progress, but other challenges have come, which He wanted you to learn from—at the new level.
b. Remember, It was shared earlier, through the divine Programme of God, Joseph was permitted to be moved from Potiphar's house to the prison yard, for further Training on leadership, because he was being prepared for the throne—leadership, or rulership.

III. When you are becoming mature spiritually, in which your gifts started manifesting, and you started blessing others with attendant or associative results.
a. And People started testifying to what God did through your prayers, or ministrations to them, but you could not see much changes in your own physical situations—in the things which you are passing through in life.
b. This is a sign that you are in the Training School of the Holy Spirit. You are being trained for a specific Assignment or Purpose.
c. Another thing which you would notice is, spiritual things would be prospering in your hand, but If you lay hands on other things, apart from the things of the Kingdom, you might not see or have any result.

IV. When it seems every friend, relative, and those who could be of help begins to desert you; and trying to avoid you without any genuine or obvious reason.
a. It could be that God wanted to put you in a tight corner that you would not be able to look at any other person for help, except Him. No one would be there for you at such a time of predicament.
b. He wanted to change your focus and attention. God permitted Moses to become a fugitive in a foreign land. He was in Midian at the back of the dessert for forty years (Acts 7:29,30).
c. His Ambition of leading his people out of slavery left him. In fact, when God came for him, to be sent for the assignment, he was reluctant and full of excuses, he had no confidence in himself any longer (Exodus 3:10-15; 4:1,2,10-13). He had become a broken person, who would not be able to do anything without God's help.
d. He no longer has the confidence in his physical strength, as he did when he slain the Egyptian at the age of forty (Exodus 2:11,12; Acts 7:23,24).

  • If you can submit, cooperate, and obey, there in It, is joy and blessings at the end: "IF YOU ARE WILLING AND OBEDIENT, YOU SHALL EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND" (Isaiah 1:19 NKJV).

• How to respond to the PREPARATIONS or whatever you are being taken through.
I. Submit without murmurings:
"AND DON'T MURMUR AGAINST GOD AND HIS DEALINGS WITH YOU AS SOME OF THEM [the Israelites] DID, FOR THAT IS WHY GOD SENT HIS ANGEL TO DESTROY THEM" (1 Corinthians 10:10 the Living Bible).
II. Be patient and cooperate with God:
"THAT YOU DO NOT BECOME SLUGGISH, BUT IMITATE THOSE WHO THROUGH FAITH and PATIENCE INHERIT THE PROMISES" (Hebrews 6:12 NKJV).
III. Let God's dealings be thorough in your life. Do not try to dodge them. Let Trials have a perfect work that produces Patience and other approved characters (Romans 5:3,4; James 1:2-4).
IV. Pray consistently, without ceasing, and let fasting be added, coupled with the studying and meditations on the Word of God (Joshua 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 11:27; James 1:22-25).
V. Develop and build a strong fellowship with the Holy Spirit in your walking with God (John 14:16,17; 1 Corinthians 14:2).
VI. Humble yourself and allow Him to lift you up at the due time (James 4:10). a. Do not be in haste to come out of the dealings, let it be thorough, that you may come out shining like gold:
"SO LET IT GROW, AND DON'T TRY TO SQUIRM [wriggle or agitatedly-move] OUT OF YOUR PROBLEMS. FOR WHEN YOUR PATIENCE is finally in FULL BLOOM, THEN YOU WILL BE READY FOR ANYTHING, STRONG IN CHARACTER, FULL AND COMPLETE" (James 1:4 the Living Bible).
b. A Gold substance that is not well tempered in fire would not be well refined and shiny. That is, It would not come out with Its full colour and potentiality.
VII. Obey whatever God instructed or said to be done: "... AS MOSES WAS DIVINELY INSTRUCTED WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE THE TABERNACLE. FOR HE SAID, "SEE that you MAKE all things ACCORDING to the PATTERN shown you on the MOUNTAIN" (Hebrews 8:5 NKJV).

• You will not fail in Jesus' name.

  • Should there be any ailment in your body, I declare your healing now in Jesus' name.
  • Hold sicknesses is completely broken in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
    Peace!

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