WHAT DID THESE MEN DO?

Jun 17, 2023

Amos 9:11 “On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old.

It was only the Tabernacle of David that had no partitioning; you could see the Ark of Covenant right from the entrance of the tent. David lived ahead of his time and walked in the days of Jesus before the physical manifestation.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

Different men enjoyed the New Testament though they lived in the old testament. The experiences, encounters and revelations they had with God were ahead of their time.

Hebrews 11:9-10 Abraham was rich but he dwelt in tents looking for something more real. He was not after gold and silver but moved a hundred years looking for the Messiah.

Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God until God couldn’t leave him on earth and took him.

2 Kings 2:11 Men like Elijah experienced riches in God that we only read about and envy.

Exodus 34:35 What can you say of Moses? He was a man who was so absorbed in God to the point that his very skin was covered by the glory of God; that when he walked into the camp of Israel in broad daylight, they could not see him. He put on a cloth to cover the light which was glowing on him.

What did these men do right to experience these dimensions of God?

Church, we can choose to play games with the ‘toys of life’ (material things) and settle for what we see or we cry to the Master to deliver us from blindness and premature satisfaction.

Haggai 2:9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts…

I don’t think we have even stepped into half of what God expects of us. There is a cry from heaven; that is why I appeal to everyone to be a part of the rising generation of men and women who will shake themselves off and go after God.

Esther 4:15-16 Then Esther told [them] to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which [is] against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

I don’t know how many years Esther had spent as a queen when a time came that she had to set aside her privileges, conveniences, and title and lay flat on her face intervening not just for herself but for her generation.

She laid her life down for her generation. What are you willing to let go for your generation for God to intervene in their lives? Do you have a heart for your family, clan, tribe, nation, generation, etcetera or do you think you arrived and all is well with you?

May God raise Esthers once again all over this prayer land; the Esthers who have their fridges full, loaded bank accounts, and well-off families but still take a fast for their generation.

This God hasn’t changed; He is the same today, yesterday and forever. However, many of us are lost in the pursuit of earthly things yet there is more to life.

Matthew 13:44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

How many of you are willing to let go of everything you have ever worked for to find that particular treasure? There is a burden on this generation more than any other generation that has walked this Earth.

What we call treasure in the church today is not the real treasure. That is why the church is blinded by the things of the world.

I pray that the Holy Spirit will open the eyes of the saints once again as we run the final leg of the relay because heaven is looking down on us.

Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

All the years of his life, people gave him money and stuff but it never changed his life: he remained a cripple and a beggar.

Money could not cure his paralysis. It would have been a total failure for Peter and John to give him the same things that could not change his state as everyone else had done before.

May God awaken a generation that will tell Him; “help us to give our generation what the world cannot give”. This is what will shake the nations and cause men to abandon their behaviours and turn to Jesus.

May God put a burden on your life like that of the men in the old testament. They found something personal that distinguished their lives.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA