Countless music artists have hammered on the fact that ‘Good things come to those who wait’.
I quote the song titled “Gunpowder ©” by Prophet Wyclef Jean.
There are two other unction that I prescribe to any Christian that aspires to excel in his stewardship, these two unction are:
Unction of Patience
Unction to ignore conflict
The Bible describes the act of meekness in Matthew 5:5 in The Beatitude of our Lord Jesus Christ (sermon on the mount). “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
(KJV) Jesus Christ went further to encourage us in verses 11 and 12 “11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (KJV)
He expects us to take everything easy, also making it clear the gains attached to doing so.
The opposite of these two unction are:
Demon of anger /ill behavior
Demon of ego/ pride/ self-aggrandizement
Everyone, especially anyone who has given his life to Christ has piritual Immunity. Each one of us has a battalion of Angels attached to him or her. These angels are under an absolute order to watch over us (Psalms 91:11) “ 11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
Imagine, if you choose to oppress or tyrannize a Christian – a Child of God, or even a fellow human being, know fully well that beyond reasonable doubt, the eventual days of your life shall be spent in regret (if lucky enough) or even death (if care is not taken).
Immediately Moses was taken up, Joshua who had been anointed for leadership took over the mantle, news went viral and there was a gang up of kings of cities that had been defeated by Moses, the conquest of Jericho was not even expedited. Joshua knew that winning transcends the canal abilities; he was puzzled, although he was courageous. Believe me sincerely when I say, whoever is on God’s side is the deadliest enemy to brawl. No matter the age or stature or height, don’t even attempt it!
Joshua 5:13-15 “13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. (KJV)
3 of the problems that affect us Christians are:
We love to fight our cause
We love dictating to God
We are shallow when think (even in our decision)
David was a victim of both internal antagonism (Absalom – 2Samuel 15:13-16)
And external antagonism (Saul – 1Samuel 26:18).
He did not rejoice over Absalom’s death (2Samuel 18:32-33) instead, David cried (2Samuel 1:11-12).
Might loose your life in the course of fighting your enemy especially if your enemy is stronger, or you don’t apply kingdom principles, you might also not have the spiritual immunity to go to war with your enemy at every point in time,worst thing is to fight outside your spiritual jurisdiction. God know the perfect weapon to use, He has enough tools for the execution, He is ‘victorious in battle (Psalms 20). One great lesson I learnt from king David is, Let God be God in your life, David lived accomplished, his life was not lost in battle, he lived to see the end of every enemy because he never attacked them.
Even when you pray concerning your enemies, always ask God to take over the battle; the easiest way to defeat your enemy is by praising God for His protection and guidance.
We shall use Psalm 27:1-5 tonight and I implore that you with a stick of candle lit in your hand while you read and say amen, afterwards, shout Halleluiah 7 times. Your mouth shall be filled with testimonies.