THE PRICE TO HOST GOD!

Oct 17, 2021

Isaiah 44:1 “Yet hear me now, O Jacob My servant, And Israel whom I have chosen.

It’s not by coincidence that we exist today as a body of Christ.

God has entrusted us with the greatest move yet to be seen but there is a price to pay for it.

There are demands the Lord requires of us for these graces and glories to flow through us.

 Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

We have to tell Him that we are willing for Him to empower us with His might in our inner man so that we can fulfill the demand upon this generation.

Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the grace to follow the instructions and fulfill the demands required for you to host His glory to change a generation.

Submit to the Holy Spirit so that He can make you significant in serving Him. This goes beyond titles. It is about placing a demand on the Holy Spirit so that He can minister to this generation gloriously through you.

 Isaiah 44:2-3 Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, [who] will help you: ‘ Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring;

The first condition for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is thirst. Water signifies the Holy Spirit and His glory.

You should have a genuine hunger and thirst for Him on the depth of you.

Genesis 26:18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them.

You need to remove every canal thing that the enemy has filled your wells with. It’s not your words but the heart that determines the pouring.

You need to stir up your hunger and thirst to function in these realms.

Dig out any satisfaction and arrival mentalities from deep within your soul.

It’s continued thirst and dryness that will attract the floods of outpouring in your life Isaiah 44:3

 Isaiah 44:4-5 They will spring up among the grass Like willows by the watercourses.’ One will say, ‘I am the LORD’s’; Another will call himself by the name of Jacob; Another will write with his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ And name himself by the name of Israel.

Those are some of the dimensions that come upon a generation when their hearts are hungry.

 Proverbs 16:26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.

Your appetite for the Holy Spirit will draw the presence of God to serve a generation.

Humility.

Another thing you need to host God for a generation is *Humility*. Nothing turns God away like pride.

 James 4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:  ” God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

It takes humility to host God. Brokenness in the heart attracts the out pour of the Holy Ghost.

God does not make you humble, it’s you to humble yourself.

 1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

When you humble yourself, the flood of the Holy Spirit lifts you. The same flood that destroys the wicked will be your springboard.

God must help us and free our hearts from things that make us proud.

To some of us, the blessings we received from God filled our wells and made us proud. They hindered us from reaching our next level in Him.

It takes humility to pray, fast, seek, and host God. God can never be hosted by a proud generation.

Please pray alongside this audio so that you may receive the grace to remain humble and small in the eyes of God.

*STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU. PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.!*