THE GOD FACTOR

Jun 19, 2023

The reason why God made you and me in His likeness and image is to depend on Him. The system He put inside you is designed to have you function the way God intended.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

When you disconnect man from God, he will still function but below expectation. That is what happened to Adam and Eve, when they disconnected from God, death was introduced.

Genesis 2:19-20 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought [them] to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that [was] its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field…

Before the fall, Adam was functioning at a higher level of divine intelligence; he never repeated any name and now, no other human can ever do that. Adam was so in sync with God that as he named the animals, God could not say no because his mind was one with God’s mind.

Each time you see attacks in your life, know that Satan is trying to cause disharmony and take you out of sync with your source (God). You and I are like the moon; it has no light of its own but simply reflects the light of the sun. The more the moon aligns itself with the sun, the greater the light. The same applies to you and me.

Without God, you will not operate the way He wants you to. You must be in sync with Him to function optimally otherwise, you will always be an average performer. That is why the Bible says;

Psalms 82:6-7 “You [are] gods, And all of you [are] children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.”

 

Christians are not supposed to function like mere men: You must mirror the life of God.

Jesus is the perfect example of how a believer should operate on this earth.

Matthew 14:23-25 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

In other words, the ordinary means of transport had left Him behind yet He needed to get to the other side. What do you do when the ordinary means fail you? You must know that you are two-sided: Ordinary but also divine.

Jesus had used the boat many times before but when His ordinary means were challenged, He discovered that He was not just a mere man but a son of God too. So, He invoked the supernatural dimension of His life and began to walk on water.

John 6:19-21…Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

When Jesus entered the boat, the journey they had taken for nine hours ended immediately. A man overtakes those who have gone ahead of him when the supernatural comes upon him.

Certain operations of our lives must reveal God but most of them reveal humanity. We are so carnal yet we need to be divine too.

Ecclesiastes 9:11(NLT) I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skilful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.

May you be at the right place, at the right time and meet the right people.

There is a dimension of you that rules and laws of this world cannot control: That is the ‘God-factor’ that will place you in the right place, at the right time and with the right people.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.