BELIEVING GOD BEYOND COMMON SENSE

Dec 26, 2022

What the Lord spoke to Mary did not make sense: it was beyond the sense of men and It had never happened before in the history of creation.

Luke 1:28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored [one,] the Lord [is] with you; blessed [are] you among women!”

Luke 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.

Luke 1:34-35 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “[The] Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

The Story of Mary teaches us that if you can only yield to the Holy Spirit, you will cease to live an ordinary life. It is the Holy Spirit who takes the life of an ordinary man and makes it a wonder: He defies all kinds of backgrounds.

If you want God to work with you in 2023, you need to excuse your mind and let the Holy Spirit be who He is meant to be in your life because every time God gives you a word, it will require Him for that word to be fulfilled; it can never find fulfillment outside His cooperation Luke 1:34

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:  [” I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,] [And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”]

When God speaks a word to you, human wisdom and understanding can do nothing: It will require what is beyond the wisdom of men (common sense).

Read 2 Kings 6:24-33

2 Kings 6:27 And he said, “If the LORD does not help you, where can I find help for you? From the threshing floor or from the winepress?”

Men of high degrees are altogether vanity. That is why during the days of famine, the king himself was starving without any help. It took a man of God to download the help of God.

2 Kings 7:1-3 Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour [shall be sold] for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.'”..

In an economy where there is nothing, God says “…by this time tomorrow, there will be food beyond measure.”

The God we serve is not limited by our common sense. There is a realm in your walk with Him that brings you to a place where men know that you serve a living God (2 Kings 6:1-6).

2023 is a year for men and women who will believe God foolishly and He will see them through (give them a word that will take a baby into their wombs without knowing a man).

1 Corinthians 1:20-24 Where [is] the wise? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe…

1 Corinthians 2:6-7 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden [wisdom] which God ordained before the ages for our glory,

There is a place in your walk with God where you will realize that the wisdom of men is nothing. If you have not yet reached there, then you haven’t walked properly with Him.

You cannot know God if you rely on common sense (the wisdom of this world) because In this kingdom, we believe and understand later: that is why we are called believers.

There is a pearl of wisdom ordained for your glory but it will take foolishness to obey what God will tell you in 2023.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA