The righteous – 5 benefits of righteous living


5 benefits of righteous living

God doesn’t speak to impress people; He speaks to expand people. Things that will impress you will not expand you; things that will expand you will not impress you.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” – 2.Tim.3:16-17

5 Benefits of righteousness

1). Boldness – Boldness is the secret behind the miraculous at work in the hands of the apostles. The keyword here is confidence it requires confidence to get God to confirm His word.

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” – Acts.4:13
“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” – Acts.4:31

While sins inflict fear; righteousness instils boldness. Many – though born-again Christians – are still ruled with fear as a result of sin.

Adam sinned and the first statement He made was “I am afraid.” Sin ruptured the destiny of men. It broke the link between God and men.

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” – Prov.28:1

2). Flourished business – Righteousness is the gateway to a flourished business. The reason your business is suffering ups and downs is unrighteousness. Have you started a business and no one is patronizing it? Check the level of your righteousness.

“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;” PSM.92:12-14

The bible is a solution book. It offers multi-purpose solutions to all problems of life. You can use it to turn the shape of your business by subscribing to the demands of righteousness.

The righteous shall grow like a palm tree

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. [2] But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditates day and night. [3] And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” – PSM.1:1-3

3). Speed – righteousness enhances the speed in all realms of life while sin fosters slow motion. Many are delayed in life because of an unrighteous lifestyle.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Is.40:31

4). Envious destiny – We are not an entity of pity; we are an entity of envy. Every authentic believer has an envious destiny in Christ. It’s my prayer, tonight marks an end to every issue of shame in your life. What makes people pity you comes to an end today. As of today, people will no longer ask you where is your God? God will show up on your behalf.

“For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” – Gen.26:14

Every issue of mockery will turn into an issue of envy. All those who mocked you serving God in righteousness will join you to serve God.

Before I drop the last point, the spirit of God tells me to show you forces behind unrighteousness.

Association

Your friend can either make you or break you. Friendship is not by force, is by choice. Watch out for negative friends that cause bad influences. Those who walk with fools are programmed for destruction.

“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

Ignorance

Many are victims of ignorance more than anything else. Knowledge is the key to dominion.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea.4:6

That is why Jesus Christ clamoured for knowledge during His earthly ministry. He rebuked the Lawyers for taking the key of knowledge.

“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” – Lk.11:52

Anything that you don’t understand will be abused. Knowledge is priceless, nothing can be compared to it. You can’t be lighted and be molested. Get knowledge in all thy ‘getting’

Lastly, number 5

Exploits – Listen to this: You don’t need to know any mortal man before you make it in life. You don’t need any political backup – you only need to know God.

“And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” – Dan.11:32

Exploits can be defined as what eyes hath not seen nor ear heard before. 1 Cor. 2:9. All genuine righteous children of God are public figures.

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” – Dan.12:32

It’s my prayer. By the light of this word, you will be numbered among the world’s high-flyers in the mighty name of Jesus.

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Profitable Approach To Prayer & Fasting


As we all know that we are in the season of prayer and fasting. Knowing the right approach to it will help us to maximize the rewards of our engagement. In this post, I will be sharing with us the profitable approach to prayer and fasting. I pray that as you wait upon the Lord, you will never be eluded of your rewards in Jesus name.

What are the profitable approaches to prayer and fasting?

1). Come with thanksgiving – God hates Murmurers. The bible says, “do all things without murmuring and disputing “(Phil. 2:14.) Murmurers are programmed for destruction. Complain will complicate your matter. When people murmured in the wilderness, they were all destroyed by the destroyer.

2). Come with Prayers – fasting without prayer is a punishment. Prayer is the value offers in fasting. It’s the prayer that God answers in the fast. Fasting means fastening your body to edify your spirit. Fasting facilitates answered prayer. There are some certain mountains that will not give way until you enter into prayer and fasting.

Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.(Mat.17:21).

3). Come with specific expectations – the blind Bartemaeus was shouting for mercy. “Jesus, have mercy on me!” Hear what Jesus told him: And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight(Mark.10:51).

That was how his sights popped open.

Go straight to the point, that is what Jesus says. If you want a baby, which gender do you want? male or female? What type of wife, job or career are you believing God for? Try to be specific in your approach because God doesn’t take assumptions.

Sadly, many Christians come to God with no or vague expectations. Be specific. Don’t limit God in your expectations. Because our God is bigger than all our expectations.

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.(Prov.23:18)

Your limited destiny is actually unlimited in scope. Jesus said, the works that He did, greater works you will do (John.14:12).

I believe that every new generation is an improvement on the previous ones. You’re a failure if you’re not successful than your parents. Greater than Solomon is here, Jesus was greater than Solomon and you are expected to be greater than Jesus. Move out of the box. Move with the cloud, everybody is moving.

4). Come with faith – Every provision in God’s kingdom requires a scriptural mate to deliver. For instance, when God created humans, He created them as male and female. When He told Noah to take the animals into the ark, He told him to take them as male and female.

You see, the word says, pray and believe and you will have your heart desires (Mark.11:24). When you pray alone and don’t believe, the result is not in view.

Therefore, as you are waiting on God in this fasting season, put your faith inline and you will see the results.

But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6).

5). Position yourself to hear from God – The sad thing is that many Christians don’t believe that they can hear from God. Solid faith comes by hearing directly from God. You can’t hear from God and doubt Him. The secret behind the faith of Abraham is that he heard directly. All over the scripture, you’ll see, “and God say”

We were all taught that faith comes by hearing the word of God. This is true. But faith comes more alive by hearing directly from God.

Some of the benefits you should expects in the course of this prayer and fasting season are as follow:

(1). Higher dimension of power – expect the release of power over all demonic powers. When Jesus fasted for forty days and nights, he returned with power, demons cried out His name and left their victims. He laid hands upon the sick and they were healed. Same order of power is expected of you.

(2). Divine surprise – expect God to make you a living wonder. When Jesus returned from the wilderness, people began to exclaim, “what manner of man is this!” We have seen strange things today!” ” even the wind obey him!”

(3). Divine light – Is.58 is a loaded scripture as far as the benefits of prayer and fasting are concerned. In (vs10),

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday.

Manifestation is a function of revelation. The cheapest way to make things happen is to have access to supernatural insights. It’s not you that make things happen; it’s the level of your access to supernatural revelation that makes things come to be.

(3). Divine Speed – Your journey is faster when there is light. Darkness means stagnation and confusion. Anytime you pray and fast, it’s either you are walking, running or flying.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Is.40:31).

(4). Divine Strength – Strength indicates long life, and strength is needed for exploits.

And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (Dan.11:32).

Exploits is what eyes have not seen, nor ear heard before. It’s breaking limits by breaking old records and setting new ones. Appearing in church engenders strength. This is a divine secret.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. (Psalm 84:7)

(5). Supernatural Restoration – I don’t know what the devil has stolen from you, God will restore them back to you. Which situation can be as hopeless as the case of Ezekiel.37, if God could jacked the dried bones in the valley back to life and restored the lost axe in the deep of the river, your seemingly impossible situation isn’t too late to be restored. Your health can be restored. Your wayward son, marriage, business and education will be fully restored

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (Is.58:12).

Final Thoughts

The scripture is loaded with benefits of waiting on God in prayer and fasting. In this post, I have shared with us some of the profitable approaches to prayer and fasting and they are:

  • Come with thanksgiving
  • Come with prayers
  • Come with with faith
  • Position yourself to hear from God

Meanwhile, I have also shared with us some of the benefits of waiting on God in prayer and fasting which are:

  • Higher dimension of power
  • Divine surprise
  • Divine speed
  • Divine strength
  • Supernatural restoration

If there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer. I pray that your answer will not elude you in this season as you position yourself to receive it.


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