Rev Busuyi Olabode
The path of the just is like a shining light and the proximity of our soul to light is proportional to the amount of light bestowed and shining on us. You cannot reproduce promptings of the spirit and this means when it comes, profit with it so that when it lifts you will not frantically look for it. God speaks to us because His word is a vehicle of His power and the church is making great movement again by the word. The church is an army that is moving on. It must also be noted that the army has ranks. There is a movement on going at present. The Israelites were led by the cloud and once the cloud lift, it means it is time to move.
The movement of the Lord to us is very critical and vital. We have been privileged to have experiences with God in preparation for the movement. As much as we are heralding the movement, we should likewise hear the call so that we will be relevant in Him. Either said by our mouth or that of others, we must be able to hear.
In the time of revival, it is those that have tasted the old wine that are most tempted. We should be able to pay so earnest heed that we are not overtaken in this way. We should pray, and this we do in Jesus name that we are not caught up in ourselves not to follow and listen to what God says.
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
The Gentiles will search and seek for the Root of Jesse who to the people of Israel it was a sign. The people to whom the Root was a sign couldn’t seek it just because they did not know what was with them.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
It is possible that you forget you have been saved. It is even possible you forget and fall out of the promise you have been made to enter into. This is why we always must be taught the gospel of preparing us for a higher rest, a higher domain of rest. The gospel, in this light, will always be needed to be preached. There is always that which is to come and there is a higher level. This is why faith should always be ministered for the present speaking of God. It might even be your blood child that will introduce you to the revealed righteousness and pedestal. The Israelites made a mistake of stopping to believe and many of us are doing this. But continually, our faith needs to be alive and we must hitherto add to it all the things mentioned in 2Pet. We need to enter into the ‘now’ of God and this is a function of a faith that was alive. Like the disciples of John ended up in Christ, we must be prepared by all we hear for entrance into God’s word.
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
The words spoken to this church, the food fed to them, has been God’s word but there is a secrete they should break into by the overcoming of the pilgrims.
We thank God for the past but we pray that we be relevant and be set on the path way of Fait. We pray that our ears be developed to hear of the Lord and His bidding. We ask that God set us for pilgrimage and set our feet on the right path. Take away the entire clog and make our hearts burning hearts for the Lord.
Childlikeness is a must for movement and growth in the spirit. Those that are great in the kingdom are children and they do not have any record of the past. It is always the ‘now’. Jesus placed a curse on any that will offend the ‘little ones’. This is because they are meek. God is requiring meekness to learn, not to talk. We need to be little in God’s sight. God is helping us to be harvesters in these days. Children are sent to plant but the matured are asked to harvest. A measure of skill is required for harvest. The Lord is going to send his hands again and the next harvest of the church will not be like it has been. He is sieving and sifting to make sure what He is seeing is the sure harvest. The chaff must be separated from the wheat and we must enter it because our entering guarantees the entrance of others.
We pray that we heed the call of the Almighty and be able switch from one position to another. We will not be stereotyped not to learn of You. We will be able to heed the call of repentance. Give us Your day Lord Jesus and cause us to be in Your Sabbath, Your rest. We turn into You. Cause that we turn to You. We know there is a perfection, a state You are requiring that we come into and we hid Your call. We hid Your voice.
God has made us hear Him and at this time, He is making the power to turn available. The speaking is a power to turn to see Him. The hearing forms a complete picture and this causes the turn. The meekness at this time is one to hear. We must be meek enough to hear. We should not be tired of hearing. There must be an alertness of our spirit to hear. We must not make the mistake of our brethren and be tired of hearing. These ears must not be dull, but ALERT! This is the only way we will break into God’s domain.
Help these ears oh Lord and cause that the be not too experienced to hear from You. Grant that there be a circumcision and we will hear and hear You.