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*Target Audience: Ages 10 to 35 and others with a childlike heart, willing to obey and change, no questions asked –
New International Version
_*2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven*_
Title – *REVIVAL & UNITY – The WAYS of the kingdom of God is COLLABORATION in LOVE, not COMPETITION in OUTDOING, for COMPETITION is of the WAYS of the kingdom of the World – 13 of 40*
Friends, I am writing to you this Sunday morning from the city of Gusau, the state capital of Zamfara state, the gold desert of Nigeria.
I am reliably told that the amount of gold in ground of Zamfara state can rebuild ABUJA seven times over. Security presence here is high. Many of those being kidnapped here are miners or those benefiting from the mining business.
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The Spirit of God gave me this title to all of us this Sunday morning – *“The WAYS of the kingdom of God is COLLABORATION in LOVE, not COMPETITION in OUTDOING, for COMPETITION is of the WAYS of the kingdom of the World”*,
Because God has deliverance in His mind for the church, not just in Nigeria but around the world.Be blessed as you MEDITATE on these words in Jesus name, Amen!
The church has brought the spirit of the world into the church, that is why we are been trampled under foot because we have fast become “the no light and no salt of the world” countering Jesus instructions to us in
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your [a]moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Our being light and salts starts from how we relate with one another. It all starts from home. The home is the church.. you and me together in Harmony and unity, collaborating in love. Not in one administrative church setting but across anyone that called the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as the way, the truth and the life to the Father God!
The spirit of competition is not of love for the kingdom is of love and all about love. Love says,”let us collaborate to carry out this agenda of love to save and secure the lost sheep” who are the lost sheep, those with the breath of the almighty, all human race..that is our playing field.
If the early church killed each other as we do today, we would not have met Christianity as we have it today. The fact that we are succeeding in our killing, stealing and destroying does not mean God is endorsing our work. He say in
Matthew 13:30-32 ERV
Let the weeds and the wheat grow together until the harvest time. At the harvest time I will tell the workers this: First, gather the weeds and tie them together to be burned. Then gather the wheat and bring it to my barn.’” Then Jesus told the people another story: “God’s kingdom is like a mustard seed that a man plants in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it grows, it is the largest of all garden plants. It becomes a tree big enough for the birds to come and make nests in its branches.”
The only authenticity to your work will be at harvest time.
Read this: Matthew 7:15-23
A Tree and Its Fruit
15 “Beware of the false prophets, [teachers] who come to you dressed as sheep [appearing gentle and innocent], but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them [that is, by their contrived doctrine and self-focus]. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the unhealthy tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore, by their fruit you will recognize them [as false prophets].
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me [you are banished from My presence], you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].’
The result you have today does not proof anything.. the greatest leveler of all doctrine, of all works , all words and wonders will be at harvest..the last day of judgement.
I prayer these prayer always, especially during the last ,40 day fast. The Spirit of God kept sending this word… Clarion call and perfection before me. I began to pray. Lord, cause my WORDs, my WORKs and WONDERs as a result of my ministration to be PERFECT before You Lord God in the name of Jesus Christ.
God is not looking for excellence, although that is important. God is looking for PERFECTION which total willingness and obedience can release the grace for this kind of PERFECTION God is looking out for. Will you pray that prayer from your heart and see heaven move answer you because that is God’s heart desires for His bride.
Are you struggling to find out who God has sent you to? Take time to pray. When I pray for nations, targeting the church of God, I weep uncontrollably. That is when the Spirit of God is praying through me. I can be normal praying for other things, but when it comes to the church, wherever they may be, I begin wailing uncontrollably. Who makes you wail? What prayer item brings wailing to you? Focus, focus and focus on it.
The worldly mindset says, let us steal them from other churches, pretend as if we are saving them, then we tear them apart, take from them, trample them under foot and give them hope. If they try to go away, let us curse them. Pastor, preachers, men and women of God, cursing others in the name of Jesus Christ, cursing the sheep – This is the spirit of the anti Christ. Beware and mark them, praying that God will give them His own heart, bring them to their knees until they repent and depart from iniquity. For this indeed is iniquity in the highest order.
The mindset is, “Let us hold, squeeze them of all they have, keep them busy so they don’t have personal prayer life and rule and keep them in our net by fear. Let us judge and condemn the leader from whom we took them from. Let us hire killers to kill them! Pastors killing pastor for the sake of the sheep and Mammon, tithes and offerings ….how the mighty have fallen!
*Scriptures to buttress this word of collaboration in love are as follows:*
King James Version
*26 And God said, Let us* make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
*Comment: We see the creation of man requiring collaboration between the WORD – JESUS, the HOLY SPIRIT and GOD, to put together this complicated and complex being called man*
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
16 And when *Jesus was baptized,* He went up at once out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he [John] saw the *Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him.*
17 And behold, *a voice from heaven said, This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight!*
*Comment: We see John the Baptist, a human, Jesus the WORD made flesh, the HOLY SPIRIT and GOD involved in the baptism of Jesus Christ for His earthly ministry.*
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
7 However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].
8 And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment
*Comment: We see Jesus, the WORD practicing division of labour here for the sake of love for the sheep in giving room to the Holy Spirit, not for the sake of OUTDOING others.*
The world says, “let us do this thing so that we can be better than anything out there and make a lot of profit so we can build a name for ourselves.”
We see churches competing for who has the largest auditorium; how has the largest member database, who has more Anointing, how can perform more miracles than others and other low level goals that have zero heavenly impact. Heaven resonate with love. Love again, more love for the lost.
Read this from Jesus:
*7 I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.*
The Lost Coin
8 “Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins [each one equal to a day’s wages] and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her [women] friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, because I found the lost coin!’ *10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents [that is, changes his inner self—his old way of thinking, regrets past sins, lives his life in a way that proves repentance; and seeks God’s purpose for his life].”*
*Scripture to butress world mindset that is always set against God’s kingdom:*
3 They said one to another, “Come, let us make bricks and fire them thoroughly [in a kiln, to harden and strengthen them].” So they used brick for stone [as building material], and they used tar (bitumen, asphalt) for mortar. 4 They said, “Come, let us build a city for ourselves, and a tower whose top will reach into the heavens, and let us make a [famous] name for ourselves, so that we will not be scattered [into separate groups] and be dispersed over the surface of the entire earth [as the Lord instructed].” 5 Now the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
*_Comment: scripture is full of attempts by man to circumvent God’s plans and purposes. God said fill the earth. Man says, “one place”._*
*Real life example:*
I visited an old of God ( Every who operates in this realm for Him is a man or woman of God) who God used mightily on the mission field and he is still sending many out till this day said at the beginning of the ministry, “whilst we were praying, the Holy Spirit spoke to the prophets amongst us to head to a certain city and when we got to the city, we began praying and fasting and the Spirit spoke through the prophets amongst us again concerning the specific locality we should settle in.”
Today, we have gathering where the man of God is the only one that sees, hears and directs without consulting with the other gifts within the body.
They say things like, “How can God show you something without first talking to me?” That is pride at work and perishing waiting if no fruit of repentance is found.
A Chaplain who works with one of the government official told me once of a man of God who God was using mightily to bring healing to the barren. His wife was also barren for so many years. The Chaplain spoke to him to take a gift to another man of God who God was also using mightily to bring healing to the barren, though, he did not like this particular man of God.
He swallowed his pride, did what he was told and this other man of God prayed for him and in 9 months, the wife took in.
Why does God permit these things? Why do we have to collaborate? The answer is simple. So that pride does not consume us and we start playing God. More importantly, God is a God of relationship. He wants us to relate with one another for that way, we can be more effective in representing Him well to a dying and decaying world.
Relationship built in love. Not relationship to outdo others is of the ways of the kingdom.
King James Version
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: *that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.*
*22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:*
23 I in them, and thou in me, *that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.*
*Conclusion of the matter*
We are PERFECTED in oneness, more unity, more glory, the kind of glory Jesus had and has so that we can do *Greater Exploits* for Him and it is a full proof of our message of love to the world. *We are perfected when we collaborate in love and not when we compete to outdo*
Reach out to the brethren across denominations! Reach out! Reach out! Reach out and engage today! It is not about you, although you are an important part of the puzzle. It is about the kingdom of God!
No repentance is acceptable before God without engagement, without unity of the ol body of believers, especially to those we have picked issues with their ways of worship for that in itself is fruit of repentance.repentance has a price tag. What price are you willing to pay for the kingdom of God, not your kingdom, but God’s kingdom? No one is perfected as a lone star or a personal empire star! I don’t care if you have 7billion members.
You are a joker if you think you have arrived, if God needed collaboration, then you do a zillion and one times more.
Lets become like little children and begin engaging in love. As you engage, equip so that other breathen can do some of the things you do because the work is great and authenticated in fruits that abide as in John 15.
If your gift cannot be replicated in others to bring about multiplication, then it is not of God! Selah!
If you say, yours is the only way, then you are acting foolishly. I didn’t say you are foolish. God cannot create any foolish soul.
It is not your gift..it is God’s and it has not cost you to the point of shedding your blood, Jesus did, not you, stop hoarding the gift God gave you and God still expects you to go make Disciples to swell the kingdom.
Not for you to build your own empire but His own empire!
New International Version
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
In short, *reproduce the Spirit of God in you – PERIOD!* For Meditation, read Ephesians 4: 1 to end. So, find your PLACE in the body, develop your PLACE and reproduce your PLACE in love to others in and outside your little circle.
*Prayer: Say, “Holy Spirit, breathe the breath of life into and over me that my thoughts may be holy; Holy Spirit, act on me and in me that my words my be holy by the power of your words so that my actions may be holy in Jesus name, amen.*
Today’s title again is – *REVIVAL & UNITY – The WAYS of the kingdom of God is COLLABORATION in LOVE, not COMPETITION in OUTDOING, for COMPETITION is of the WAYS of the kingdom of the World – 13 of 40*
_*P.S – We have 24 more states to go and if you are led by His Spirit to give to this spiritual tour of our nation, reach out today and remain blessed as always in Jesus name, Amen*_
*Ambassador Oreojo Monday OGBE*
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