SPIRITUAL ENCOUNTERS

Aug 9, 2023

Exodus 3:2-3  And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

When God wants to do permanent work, He orchestrates an encounter. Encounters last forever but miracles may happen to you and you still lose touch with the God of the miracle. God goes beyond the miracle and encounters people.

When Moses said; ‘I will now turn to the Lord,’ means you can decide whether to turn to the Lord or not.

Exodus 5:3 So they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go three days’ journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.”

The experience Moses had by the burning bush lit upon the Israelites as though their own experience. However, the church of today has been shortchanged to say “the God of Papa (Pastor) that they are taught to pray to the God of their pastor which makes the prayer powerful: that is not right.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as [a]by the Spirit of the Lord.

It’s an all-affair; we are all transformed from one level of glory to another, not only one man shining. For example, you may be working as a fuel pump attendant, and someone comes to pick up fuel, and being full of the Holy Spirit, you are permitted to do things in the spirit and you start ministering to them right from there. (Acts 19:12)

If the Word of God is true that the glory of the latter shall surpass that of the former (Haggai 2:9), it means that the people on the ground must be brought to a mole or ship that only God can fill. When all we have is Jesus, even your smile, handshake, etc. can be a miracle for someone.

Acts 4:33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

Ephesians 4:11-13 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;…

These fivefold ministries are only to equip the saints so that they, together with the saints may do the work of ministry.

Isaiah 53:1-2a Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground.

If anyone believes the report, then the hand of the Lord (His power) is manifest. The conditions for growth may not be favorable (limitations), but because you have believed the report, natural occurrences will be suspended and you’ll receive supernatural intervention to make you break out of a dry ground.

However, we must deal with the evil heart of unbelief if we are to enter the promised land. (Hebrews 3:9)

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.