CHRISTIANITY IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HARD LIKE THIS!
THE ANOINTING IS NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE TIME BEFORE IT COME UPON THOSE THAT SEEK IT!!
THE GLORY OF GOD IS SUPPOSED TO MANIFEST QUICKLY IN THE LIFE OF HIS SONS AND DAUGHTER!!!
BUT…. THERE ARE SOME HINDRANCES THAT NEED TO BE REMOVE BEFORE THIS CAN HAPPEN
Many of us are gotten from the “WORLD INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT”….
Do you know what that mean?
God told you he will use you, he said he will anoint you…. but after sometime it look like whether God was joking with you
it is not the fault of God but the fault comes from the things you have engaged in the world, before he bring you into his marvelous light
Many have committed lot of atrocities before God called them into the kingdom… so until you remove yourself from those atrocities, before God can move smoothly in your life
MANY OF US ARE STRUGGLING WITH ONE HABIT OR THE OTHER…. AND STILL CRY FOR POWER, ANOINTING AND GRACE…
GOD IS READY TO GIVE US WITHOUT WASTING TIME
But if God should give that Burning Youth, your stubbornness toward your parent will increase
If God should give that Burning lady, the love and passion for films and movies will increase into another level
If God should give that Man, that lustful eyes of yours will increase and will open your eyes to see what a lady is wearing underneath
If God should bless that lady, her mouth and tongue will be full of the anointing of causing and abuses
If God should anoint that man, your love for food, will take a new shape, and you will squander your money on the food and snacks
Many of us, carried lots of habits and secret life that we are treating right now in our secret place…. and God want to use you but he need to be careful first and remove those particles of the flesh before it cause lot of damage to the Christian body.
Paul was also under the same influence…
Remember, Paul has engage in lot of Atrocities before Jesus Encountered him.
But with the Encounter of Jesus, Paul lamented and said “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” (Romans 7:19-20)
Paul knew that the Encounter of Jesus did not stop that sinful life he was living in the world before he was saved.
He knew he was born again but there are still some particles that are not of God which will not allow God to flow and bless him to do the work and Fulfill his purpose.
He said “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body (flesh) of this death?” (Romans 7:24)
So God’s plan is not for you to struggle with your past life or sinful or fleshy life…. So what he will do is to take you to the wilderness where he will re-engineer you to his taste.
A man that God want to use for his Glory must first pass through a STAGE OF SEPARATION… That separation stage is done in the DESERT or IN THE WILDERNESS
The Bible said in Luke 1:80 that “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and WAS IN THE DESERTS till the day of his shewing unto Israel.”
When God want to Use John the Baptists, He first took him to the desert for the engineering of his spirit-man to becoming like him In nature and in essence
THE WILDERNESS/DESERT Is a place where God begin to deal with your flesh and begin to re-enginer your spirit man.
THE WILDERNESS IS A PLACE OF TESTING.
IT IS A PLACE OF SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD.
IT IS A PLACE OF SUBMITTING.
IT IS A PLACE OF SURRENDERING.
IT IS A PLACE OF PAYING THE PRICE.
IT IS A PLACE OF DEATH TO THE FLESH.
IT IS A PLACE OF EMPOWERMENT.
IT IS A PLACE WHEN THE SPIRIT OF GOD WILL BEGIN TO ENTRUST YOU WITH CONSECRATION REQUIREMENTS INTO YOUR LIFE.
See! if you have not pass through the WILDERNESS/DESERT OF SEPARATION forget about power or revival
Many people want to be like the great men of God in our time but they don’t know what these men passed through before getting to where they are
They pass through a lot and it is not something SPECIAL but it is the PLACE OF WILDERNESS
IT IS IN THAT WILDERNESS YOU WILL BE TAUGHT THINGS OF THE SPIRIT SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH THE FLESH BUT ONLY WITH THE SPIRIT
God understand that as a child of God there are some things we need to overcome…. As Galatians 4:3 says “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:”
So it is possible to be a child of God and still be a slave to one habit or the other… that is why the wilderness stage (the separation stage is available to separate things that is not of God out of your life)
Look at what Paul said in Galatians 4:1-2
“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.”
He said The child is the heir of God BUT he is not different from a servant… because he can still be a slave to demons or habits or flesh but the first thing God will do is to PUT HIM UNDER TUTORS AND GOVERNOR’S UNTIL THE TIME APPOINTED OF THE FATHER
So until you pass the teaching of the spirit in the wilderness then a time will come when God will announce you to the world that “this is my beloved son/daughter in whom I am well pleased, hear him”
But this won’t be possible if you have not pass through the WILDERNESS STAGE OF THE SPIRIT.
When you just enter the wilderness, the Holy Spirit will rebuke you not to eat every time but to fast so that your spirit can be light and be sensitive to the move of God.
When you enter the wilderness, you will notice that you will just wake up in the middle of the night, and the spirit will begin to give you prayer points to pray for your uncle in Edo state or someone you don’t relate with or close to.
When you enter the wilderness, to others joking is not a sin but to you, talking freely or gisting will be bitter in your mouth. He will give you the principle of 1 John 3.
MEN OF STATURE don’t rise during prayer meeting, they rise in THE WILDERNESS striving to know more about God.
THEY TRAVAIL IN THE SECRET PLACE CRYING FOR MORE OF GOD
when you enter the wilderness, when others are fasting to 2 o’clock, the Holy Spirit will tell you to increase yours to 6 o’clock
sometimes you will reach a level in the wilderness that the spirit of God will rebuke you from wearing some clothes and he will select the one that will bless your that day.
When you enter the wilderness, He will rebuke you from meeting some people and attract you to another set of people.
He will put burdens in your heart to preach the gospel in the churches or on the streets or people you don’t know, when you have never tried it before
WHY ALL THESE???
Jesus was not excluded, Jesus also pass through the wilderness stage.
Matthew 4:1&2 says;
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.”
listen carefully… The Bible didn’t say he fasted before entering the wilderness…. it was during the engineering of the spirit in the wilderness that was when he fasted for forty days and nights
If Jesus need to pass through the WILDERNESS before starting his ministry on Earth then who are we???
Wilderness stage is not a negative stage but it is a place when God remove your flesh and begin to kill it…. so that you can have the ability to live above sin….then he will begin to download his supreme nature into your life.
and when the time of YOUR SHOWING FORTH comes, you will come out like a BOMB SENT TO EXPLODE A PLACE
THAT IS THE PROCESS TO REVIVAL
IF YOU WANT REVIVAL THEN, GO TO THE WILDERNESS….Where you will be re-engineered to download the nature and power of God in you.
Remember What God did to John, Luke 1:80 says “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, AND WAS IN THE DESERTS TILL THE DAY OF HIS SHOWING UNTO ISRAEL. ”
Have you visited the wilderness????
God want to use you, Don’t ignore this call.
Pay the price to experience the dimensions of the spirit. If the Holy Spirit ask you to fast, then fast…
If he said Sacrifice your resources, time, energy, money and many more….Please do, because if God open your eyes to see how many souls are all over the world crying and waiting for you to rise, then you will know that your life is not ordinary and there is a great mandate attached to your life
All these above are WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES OF THE SPIRIT.
Romans 8:17-18 says;
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the SUFFERINGS of this PRESENT TIME are not worthy to be compared with the GLORY which shall be REVEALED IN US.”
There is a glory that Is going to be REVEALED IN US….Only if you can pass through the WILDERNESS STAGE
If Christ have to do it then who are we not to pass through it
THE MYSTERY OF THE WILDERNESS
let heart cry be;
Father take me to the wilderness and Re-enginer my life, so that I can be ready to carry your glory
By: A.A Solomon