A CALL TO A HIGHER LIFE OF CONSECRATION

Jul 19, 2023

Isaiah 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

When you study the life of Abraham, as he walked with God, in the initial stages, God’s demand was not so strong on him. He would afford to make detours and God would over look them but the more he walked with God, the demand upon his life became stricter as God became ‘harder’ on him.

Every time the Holy Spirit places a demand on us is because He wants us to increase our influence in terms of dominion in this life. With every encounter in God, something is released on us which enables us to have a greater influence in the realm of the Spirit which translates in the material world.

Hebrews 12:1-2 …, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, [2] looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, …

The Lord is calling us to increase in our level of submission, surrender, and consecration to the Holy Spirit.

Often times our eyes are on and off Jesus, and we end up looking left and right, but as we continue walking with Jesus, there is a demand on us to stop looking sideways and place our absolute trust in God.

It is in this life of consecration that we weigh off weights that weigh us down spiritually and interrupt the flow of the Spirit in our lives.

John 15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Excess weights hinder our maximum fruition so the Lord cuts them off so that we may bring forth much more fruits.

God is calling us to a life of separation; Some of us carry people, attitudes, etc. that are not in alignment to our manifestation of maximum fruitfulness.

Remember, what attracts men to trees is the fruit: look into yourself and ask why you are not moving in the favour of God.

This could depend on the kind of fruit you are producing; if your fruit is sweet and desirable, men will look for you. But if you produce inferior fruits, men will stay away. Therefore, desire the pruning of the Lord and you will be a greater blessing and influence to people.

1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

A young believer will not mind, to him, all things permissible. but you who has grown in the Lord will always ask yourself if what you are doing is beneficial to what God has called you to do it not.

Therefore, you will need to separate yourself from activities and people who do not add up to what God has called you to do.

Do not be satisfied in that mediocre level you are in; grow in God.

As we rebel against Satan’s activities, let us also resist every weight and destruction the enemy is trying to bring unto us so that we live for God.

 

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.