CROSSING THE CHICKEN LINE
We live in a time where there’s so much fear; financial, emotional and others and I’m wondering what will bring about heaven’s transformation agenda.
The question is “how will heaven’s transformation agenda come to earth?” – Especially at these trying times.
I’ve observed that when people hear the word “heaven” what comes to their mind is dying so they become scared.
Heaven’s transformational agenda simply means bringing heaven to earth.
The bible says, the glory of the lord shall fill the earth. Actually, the world glory means weight, the influence of the impact of the government of heaven.
Fear is the opposite of faith. It came as a result of the fall of man. Just like faith, fear is also a spiritual force.
Fear will bring to pass the things you don’t want to happen. Likewise, faith brings to pass those things you want to happen.
It’s imperative for us to guard our hearts and minds with biblical principles against fear.
A lot of times even children of God do things out of fear.
What are the things you’re greatly afraid of? I want you to identify your fears.
When I studied about Job, one of the things that stood out was the fact that he was an honest man. He was a man of integrity, totally devoted to God and hated evil with passion.
One of the things I’ve noticed is that people have the mindset that being a believer is an immunity clause against fear. Some believe that immediately they give their lives to God they’re exempted from trouble. They think that there won’t be trails, temptation or test.
This isn’t true!
Being a child of God doesn’t insulate or isolate you from fears. You will feel fear but what you do is what matters.
Feeling afraid in the face of trails and temptation doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. Sometimes when you wake up you feel God’s presence and anointing and other times you don’t. Does that mean God has abandoned you? The answer id capital NO! because you don’t use feelings to feel God.
Your feeling is not connected to God’s Spirit. It’s your spirit that is connected to his Spirit.
Let me use this example to drive home my point.
2 Cor 11:23-25 says, “23. Are they servants of Christ? I know I sound like a madman, but I have served him far more! I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again. 24. Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes. 25. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night ad a day adrift at sea.26. I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from rivers and from robbers. I have faced danger from my own people, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have faced danger in the cities, in the deserts, and on the seas. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not. 27. I have worked hard and long, enduring many sleepless nights. I have been hungry and thirsty and have often gone without food. I have shivered in the cold, without enough clothing to keep me warm.”
If you read this carefully, you would discover that Paul experienced disappointment, hunger, betrayer, imprisonment, shipwreck, near death situations and many more. So where do we get the mindset from that immediately we become believers we’re immune to life’s difficulties? The bible says, if you faint in the days of adversity your strength was weak.”
Jesus illustrated this further when he taught us the story of two different men who built their houses on different type of soil; one was wise, the other was foolish. When the storm of life came, it hit on the two houses.
Let me say to you at this point that some of the things you’re going through aren’t abnormal. It is a part of your Christian experience. The test isn’t coming to strengthen you, why? Because the bible says, if you faint in the days of adversity, you strength was weak in the first place. It is taken for granted that you’ve been building capacity before the test come. If you haven’t been building capacity before a test comes, automatically you will fail and faint.
In the next article (blog post) we will be discussing how to build capacity before a test comes.