FOUNDATIONS TO HANDLE THE BLESSING

Dec 7, 2023

2 Chronicles 7:14  If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

We are the people being referred to, that hold the key to the healing, prosperity, blessings, and massive deliverances for our land.

If we want to see all of these blessings, we must come to a knowing that humility precedes them. That is why we can’t play games in our walk with God. 

 There is nothing that restrains the LORD from saving by many or by few, you can be that vessel the Lord can use to bring liberty to this generation but you must sustain a posture of utmost humility. (1 Samuel 14:6).

God wants to take you somewhere but you need to ask yourself; “Do you have the capacity to handle the blessings of where God is taking you?”.

If your foundations are not right to carry the greatness, fame, wealth and blessings, these very things will destroy you. (Numbers 11:33)

Read Isaiah 6:5-8

Isaiah was a mighty man of God whom everyone was celebrating but the greater glory revealed to him the wickedness within him.  

We must understand that it takes brokenness, humility, and a contrite spirit to carry greatness, fame, wealth, blessings, etcetera. 

Exodus 34:5-9…[8] So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. [9] Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, EVEN THOUGH WE [ARE] a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.”

Though Moses had been sanctified and set apart by God, had encountered God face to face for forty days and nights, he still identified himself as one of the stiff-necked, wicked and sinful people of Israel. He did not exempt himself.

Whatever God wants to do with us is hinged on a life of complete humility, total surrender and prompt obedience to Him. (Gen 12:4, Gen 22:3-4, Isaiah 51:1-2).

Not everyone can handle the blessings of God so these blessings end up as a snare to them. (Deuteronomy 7:3).

Before we get to where the Lord is taking us, let us cry out to Him that by His mercies He might install the right foundations and systems within us to rightly handle the blessing.

May God spare you from whatever will come between you and Him because if God doesn’t put those systems that help you stand, the blessing will sway you.

May this be your prayer:  “Lord, please do not give me what will cause me to forsake you or stumble.”

Do you have what it takes to handle the blessing?

With the children of Israel, the very blessings became their snare. (Gen 12: 2-4, Gen 22:16-17, Judges 2:2-3).

How will you be when your money has multiplied and all your prayer requests are a living reality? Will you still remember God?

Exodus 34:10-14

You need to pay close attention to yourself because you are your biggest problem, not the devil. (Exodus 34:12)

God is a jealous God. When His jealousy burns, you will regret why you have what you have. (Exodus 34:14, 1John 5:21).

That is why you need to ask God never to give you what will take His place and make Him secondary in your life.  (Proverbs 30:7-8)

1 Kings 3

Solomon had an encounter with God, but the very blessings he got made turned him away from God. He thought he was too wise that he disobeyed the commandment of God and married Pharoah’s daughter. It was these foreign women that turned him away from God to serve idols. (1Kings 11: 4).

The Lord wants to bring us into levels of greatness that the world has never seen but may He put inside of you the systems to handle where He is taking you.

That is why He is calling us to deeper levels of consecration. Be real to yourself, ask Him to purge you, and be intentional in turning away from all the evil habits you know that do not glorify His name. (2 Chronicles 7:14, Joshua 3:5, Malachi 3:2)

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.