Remember you are a Man but sent by God

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John” John 1:6

You are a man:

May I remind all believers in Christ and especially those of us who have entered into purpose of existence on earth by serving His Kingdom through our ministry gift that you are a man. Yes I know that you are a spirit that has a soul but for earthly realm you have a body that carries you about.

You are a man with flesh and blood. You have human faculties, and intellect. You are endowed with certain features that made you and I different from other creatures created by God and I am so glad that He made us fearfully and wonderfully too.

In our humanity, we are limited in scope and shape. Stop quoting Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Beloved you can only do what God ordained for you to do through Christ who infuses His strength into you. You must know that there is a boundary set for you and should you and I go beyond the boundaries, we end up in mess, which is usually the case.

We confuse the purpose of anointing and we never wait for Him so we launch out believing that He will back every effort we made in our humanity.

It is never so!

Beloved we are only as effective for Jesus Christ as often as we DIE to our flesh. Apostle Paul understood this by saying that “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me” Galatians 2:20.

The mess we are in today as Christians is not because of our Spirituality but the work of our flesh. We spiritualised every matter and we forget there is a place for five senses to manifest as much as brain to function. Yes I know that you are not to be ruled by your senses and I am not implying such but to remind you that you are a man in need of His grace and His anointing for daily victory.

It is not the divine aspect of our nature that brings shame since that has been reborn by the incorruptible seed of the Living God. It is the workings of our unbroken senses, our mind and the use of our brain that leads us into big mess.

When we are so arrogant to believe that because we are Spiritual we can do anything even violate God’s word because of our human perspective then we are in trouble. Samson is our example. Whatever his eyes desire in a woman he got it till he did not know that the anointing had departed from him. Wondering eyes or lookery as I often call it is a sin!

What you see with your physical eyes outside the purpose of God and His intention leads to serious sin so remember you are a man that cannot function victoriously outside the grace of God and stick to the Holy Spirit to help you always.

Remember! You are not all that!  Stop believing the publicity report of your ministry and the entire accolade rendered to you each time your name is mentioned. Yes the stadium is filled each time you minister, yes the prophecy came through, yes preaching is straight to the point, yes you are the latest in the hall of preacher’s Hollywood list. Yes you are the latest sought after speaker in every conference. You are still a man in need of Him DAILY. You are not different from the Priesthood of believers in Jesus Christ. It is His grace on you that makes the difference.

You are sent:

As a man, remember you were sent. You are never the Boss. You are still the   messenger of Jesus Christ.
Let us all remember how we began the journey through His Cross and how we through His grace received our ministries or assignments and run the race with endurance.
Hebrew 12:1

If I send my messenger any errand, it is imperative for him or her to discharge the errand the way given. Even Moses was told to build according to pattern. (Hebrew 8:5) Do you even know you were sent or you just assume you began the journey yourself? Or maybe you were not even sent? You are a self-oriented messenger like the seven sons of Sceva a Jewish chief priest in Ephesus Acts 19:14-15.  For us that are sent remember the pattern given by The Boss and let us not forget to build according to pattern.

Stop copying other people’s ministry. Everyone wants to build mega churches even if they are not sent to do it. Everyone of us now wants to have a travelling ministry even when we have no strong local base to sustain our travelling ministry, everyone wants to go on Television even if He did not send them to do that but to support those He sent to do it, everyone want to do conference even if He did not send them to do it. Remember, The Boss is financially responsible for what He sent us to do.

In His faithfulness the finance will cover His bills, your family will not suffer unnecessary attacks. You will not need to fast forty days repeatedly to keep the “anointing” going and people coming all because you need the finance. When you fast it will be for genuine purpose and be careful how to take God’s people through certain spiritual warfare as it exposes the weak ones to unnecessary attacks.

Know what you are sent to do and be faithful after all, it is expected of stewards to be faithful and know that one day you will give account to the One who sent you. What will you account for?

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John” John 1:6

You are a man:

May I remind all believers in Christ and especially those of us who have entered into purpose of existence on earth by serving His Kingdom through our ministry gift that you are a man. Yes I know that you are a spirit that has a soul but for earthly realm you have a body that carries you about.

You are a man with flesh and blood. You have human faculties, and intellect. You are endowed with certain features that made you and I different from other creatures created by God and I am so glad that He made us fearfully and wonderfully too.

In our humanity, we are limited in scope and shape. Stop quoting Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Beloved you can only do what God ordained for you to do through Christ who infuses His strength into you. You must know that there is a boundary set for you and should you and I go beyond the boundaries, we end up in mess, which is usually the case.

We confuse the purpose of anointing and we never wait for Him so we launch out believing that He will back every effort we made in our humanity.

It is never so!

Beloved we are only as effective for Jesus Christ as often as we DIE to our flesh. Apostle Paul understood this by saying that “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me” Galatians 2:20.

The mess we are in today as Christians is not because of our Spirituality but the work of our flesh. We spiritualised every matter and we forget there is a place for five senses to manifest as much as brain to function. Yes I know that you are not to be ruled by your senses and I am not implying such but to remind you that you are a man in need of His grace and His anointing for daily victory.

It is not the divine aspect of our nature that brings shame since that has been reborn by the incorruptible seed of the Living God. It is the workings of our unbroken senses, our mind and the use of our brain that leads us into big mess.

When we are so arrogant to believe that because we are Spiritual we can do anything even violate God’s word because of our human perspective then we are in trouble. Samson is our example. Whatever his eyes desire in a woman he got it till he did not know that the anointing had departed from him. Wondering eyes or lookery as I often call it is a sin!

What you see with your physical eyes outside the purpose of God and His intention leads to serious sin so remember you are a man that cannot function victoriously outside the grace of God and stick to the Holy Spirit to help you always.

Remember! You are not all that!  Stop believing the publicity report of your ministry and the entire accolade rendered to you each time your name is mentioned. Yes the stadium is filled each time you minister, yes the prophecy came through, yes preaching is straight to the point, yes you are the latest in the hall of preacher’s Hollywood list. Yes you are the latest sought after speaker in every conference. You are still a man in need of Him DAILY. You are not different from the Priesthood of believers in Jesus Christ. It is His grace on you that makes the difference.

You are sent:

As a man, remember you were sent. You are never the Boss. You are still the   messenger of Jesus Christ.
Let us all remember how we began the journey through His Cross and how we through His grace received our ministries or assignments and run the race with endurance.
Hebrew 12:1

If I send my messenger any errand, it is imperative for him or her to discharge the errand the way given. Even Moses was told to build according to pattern. (Hebrew 8:5) Do you even know you were sent or you just assume you began the journey yourself? Or maybe you were not even sent? You are a self-oriented messenger like the seven sons of Sceva a Jewish chief priest in Ephesus Acts 19:14-15.  For us that are sent remember the pattern given by The Boss and let us not forget to build according to pattern.

Stop copying other people’s ministry. Everyone wants to build mega churches even if they are not sent to do it. Everyone of us now wants to have a travelling ministry even when we have no strong local base to sustain our travelling ministry, everyone wants to go on Television even if He did not send them to do that but to support those He sent to do it, everyone want to do conference even if He did not send them to do it. Remember, The Boss is financially responsible for what He sent us to do.

In His faithfulness the finance will cover His bills, your family will not suffer unnecessary attacks. You will not need to fast forty days repeatedly to keep the “anointing” going and people coming all because you need the finance. When you fast it will be for genuine purpose and be careful how to take God’s people through certain spiritual warfare as it exposes the weak ones to unnecessary attacks.

Know what you are sent to do and be faithful after all, it is expected of stewards to be faithful and know that one day you will give account to the One who sent you. What will you account for?

He was sent from God:

The headquarters of our Ministry on earth is not on earth but in Heaven. Heaven is the throne of our God and earth is His footstool therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him for we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men but we are well known to God and also I trust are well known in your consciences.
You came from God and you will go back to God to give account.

I encourage you my reader if you are a Minister of the gospel in the office of Jesus Christ according to Ephesians 4:11 or you are in the general priesthood of believers to be mindful of the time we are living in to continue to seek out our salvation with fear and trembling. The day of our salvation draw nearer than when we first believe.He was sent from God:

The headquarters of our Ministry on earth is not on earth but in Heaven. Heaven is the throne of our God and earth is His footstool therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him for we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men but we are well known to God and also I trust are well known in your consciences.

You came from God and you will go back to God to give account.

I encourage you my reader if you are a Minister of the gospel in the office of Jesus Christ according to Ephesians 4:11 or you are in the general priesthood of believers to be mindful of the time we are living in to continue to seek out our salvation with fear and trembling. The day of our salvation draw nearer than when we first believe.

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