Trusting God in Godliness


Trusting God in Godliness

We make our marks in life by trusting God in Godly living. God specializes at lifting and building people but our trust in His ability to perform it is a prerequisite

When faith advances into trust, every element of doubt is destroyed. Many of us prefer the blessings of Abraham but posses the faith of Thomas. Life can’t be sweet than the level of our faith.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. [6] But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. [7] For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. [8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” – JMS.1:5-8

 

What is trust?

Trust is a deep-seated conviction – this implies that you’re not daunted by the situations and happenings around you. Instead you’re listening to what the WORD says irrespective of what the WORLD says

BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF TRUST

By trust, Abraham became the father of nations. Immortality swallows up mortality in Abraham as he was dead ready to sacrifice his only long awaited son. He trusted God in his ability to delivers.

“And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. [7] And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? [8] And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. [9] And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. [10] And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. [11] And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. [12] And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. [13] And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.” – Gen.22:6-13

 

By trust, the three Hebrew boys were rescued. These boys said O Nebuchadnezzar – no title – we are not careful to answer you in this matter. And God saw this dogged determination in this guys and his heartbeat was as “I must rescue my children today” He delivered!

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” – Dan.3:16-18

 

Trusting God in Godly living

WHAT ARE THE PROOFS OF TRUST?

(i). Godliness – Your trust in God ends where your Godly living stops. The fear of God is the capital proof of our trust in God.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; [16] Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” – 1Pet.1:15-16

Godliness is the key to greatness

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” – Dan.1:8
“Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” – Dan.2:46

 

study the above two scripture very well. Your tomorrow is determined by your Godly living today.

(ii). Obedience – Faith is an element of trust. Trust and faith are inseparable. While faith requires work to works. Faith without work is dead. That is, faith without taking responsibilities is dead.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. [18] Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” – JMS.2:17-18
“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” – JMS.2:20

 

Stop waiting, you’ve waited for long. Enough is enough. It’s high time you act. Take practical and demonstrative steps pertaining scriptural injunctions. That’s how faith works! It doesn’t works in theory.

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. [23] For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: [24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. [25] But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” JMS.1:22-25

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Godliness: the covenant gateway to greatness in 2019(C)


The covenant gateway to victory

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What are the benefits of Godly living?

(a). Access to fresh unction – the greater our access to oil the greater the impact. It takes a new bottle be filled with a new wine. It takes a new birth to scale a new height in a new year

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. [11] Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. [12] The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. [13] Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. [14] They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;” – Psalm.92:10-14

 

In the light of the scripture above, palm tree connotes “no more dry season” while cedar of Lebanon indicates “scaling new height” 

(b). Sustainable prosperity – Godly living engenders sustainable prosperity. It requires Godliness to be prosper and to sustained the prosperity.

“And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. [4] Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord , as in the days of old, and as in former years.” –  Mal.3:3-4

 

Hear this: your offerings become acceptable and preservable on the ground of Godliness.

“I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.” – Zech.5:4

 

If you steal and bring the offering to the church don’t ever think that God will accept it. There is a curse on those who steal for the act of stealing.

Our journey to greatness begins with Godliness

Friend, things start turning the day you turn. It’s never too late to turn. It’s wisdom to make a U-turn when you’re heading to a road that leads to the wrong way. Your greatness stops where your Godliness stops.

 

 

 

Godliness – the covenant gateway to greatness in 2019 (B)


The covenant gateway to victory

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What are the forces behind ungodly living?

We need to know that behind every ungodliness there is a spirit. What are the spirits? (Anywhere where you see spirit in the scripture it talks about the Holy spirit)

(a). The spirit of disobedience – The spirit of disobedience is responsible for every act of disobedience to scriptural injunctions. It takes a stronger spirit to destroy the weaker spirit. I pray that you receive fresh baptism of the spirit of obedience in the name of Jesus.

“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” – Eph.2:2
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them .” – Ez.36:27

 

The spirit of disobedience at work explains why a smoker will not stop smoking even when it’s written on cigarette that he will die young. It baffles me, this is out of ordinary. There are some people that have lost a quantum number of their years to the smoking of cigarette. Cigarette is a satanic addiction!

(b). The spirit of lies – Lies erode our redemptive dignity in Christ. It washes away our royalty. Lies as tiny as it is disqualifies for heaven.

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. [15] For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”  – Rev.22:14-15
“He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.” – PS.101:7

 

Our journey to greatness begins with Godliness

How do I overcome ungodly living?

(I). Faith – Believe in perfection. It’s what you believe that you’re empowered to become. You’re what you think (Prov.27:3). If you think that perfection is not possible you will never come close to perfect.

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Mat.5:48

 

(ii). Watch out for wrong association – Friendship is not by force, it’s by choice. There is no association that leaves you neutral; your friends can either make you or break you.

“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” – 1.Cor.15:33
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – prov.13:20

 

(iii). Prayer – Prayer against temptation is a prayer to pray. Consciously cultivate the habit of praying against temptation on a daily basis.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” –  Mat.6:13

 

(iv). Fasting – There is a yoke destroying power in fasting. Unwanted habits like Lesbianism, masturbation, stealing, smoking, corruption, bribery, lieing, etc can only give way and be done away with by fasting and prayer.

“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” – Is.58:6

 

(v). Choice – Our choice is our greatest weapon against ungodliness. Godliness is primarily a function of choice. Life is all about issue of choices and not chances. Our choice can overrun sin. Daniel was enthroned by choice.

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” – Dan.1:8