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Greater Works (Part 2) By Apostle Joshua Selman
Lift up your voice and thank The Lord. Bless Him for all He has done in the midst of His people.
Pray: Lord, I have come to rise in The Spirit, to ascend higher realms, to know the ways of God, I ask for an encounter tonight, in the name of Jesus!
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” Isaiah 46:10 (KJV)
As ministers of the gospel, when there is no awareness of how the end will look, impatience becomes inevitable. (Isaiah 46:10)
God is not merely equipping believers with random knowledge; there is a specific believer that God desires you to become. His intent is for you to be built in a particular way.
Just being a believer does not automatically make you usable.
There is a type of believer that advances God’s purposes and a level of refinement that must occur, to render you usable.
What kind of Believer The Holy Spirit in partnership with the teaching ministry is producing:
1. God seeks to build a people who are, first and foremost, spiritually vibrant: sincere, passionate lovers of Jesus, the house of God, and then the things of God.
2. A believer with character, sustaining a growing determination to be like Jesus, in experience.
3. God is building intelligent and transformed believers who have already received the sevenfold ministration of Jesus.
They can live out the purposes of the kingdom, possess a thorough understanding of The Word of God, and have the ability to apply it toward a victorious life.
4. God seeks to produce responsible, purpose-driven, and effective believers.
5. Agents of societal and territorial transformation, i.e., individuals who can translate their Christian experience to the point where it becomes relevant to their world.
Knowledge is truly a waste until you’re able to translate it for your profiting and the profiting of others.
Spirituality does not take away intelligence.
Your spiritual intelligence will be pungent if what you know does not transform you into a superior version of yourself.
As a believer, you should be able to articulate with precision, that as a result of submitting to a body of knowledge in the house of God, a significant transformation has occurred within you.
Encountering God affects not only your spiritual life but also every aspect of your life.
If your life is plagued by failure, defeat, and negative decisions, it shows a bankruptcy of wisdom in your life (Luke 2:52).
A hard life is directly traceable to the absence of wisdom.
Colossians 3:16 KJV, John 1:5 KJV
Benefits of Wisdom:
1. Wisdom strengthens and secures. (Eccl 7:19)
2. Wisdom protects, preserves, and defends.
(Eccl 7:12 – AMP)
3. Wisdom brings efficiency to your life.
Spiritual Forces for Experiencing Greater Works:
1. The Force of Prayer. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
2. The Force of Wisdom. (Mark 6:2, James 1:5, Isaiah 11:2)
3. The Force of Faith (Hebrews 11:1-2, 32-36)
Bible faith must have a basis, and that basis is the Word of God.
It represents your confidence, convictions, and persuasions in God, encompassing your trust in who God is and what He represents.
Faith is exemplified through the actions that demonstrate your belief in God.
Two Reasons Why We Need Faith In Our Walk With God:
1. There are realities beyond the scope of our sight and science. (Colossians 1:16-18)
The Bible emphasizes that there are things visible and invisible, with “invisible” not implying unreality.
John 1:1-5 KJV
2. Faith commits God in the affairs of men. (John 11:40, Luke 1:37)
It has a unique ability to commit God in the affairs of our lives.
The entire economy of faith depends on Who God is and what He has said.
As a believer, if you do not learn to walk by faith, you will be limited and may end up blaming either God, situations, or even experiences, for your limitations.
Unless God grants you the privilege of supernatural and visionary experiences, you may not fully comprehend how the realm of the spirit operates. You must walk in faith to grasp the realities of the spiritual realm.
Bible faith produces (results).
It not only pays to serve Jesus, it also pays to believe in Him.
You will encounter conflicting and challenging reports as you journey through life. It is up to you to believe God’s report.
Overdependence on intellect can rob you of the ability to walk by faith and waiting until you see evidence can be destructive, hindering your faith walk.
Dare to believe God and watch The God of wonders arise for you!
Faith is a requirement in the life of a believer. It is pertinent to believe what God has said. A testimony (the outcome of faith) represents the endpoint of the journey of faith!
When you thank God in the midst of storms, you truly have faith.
When you thank God in the midst of results, that is a praise report
4. The Force of Wealth and Abundance:
(Zechariah 1:17, Deuteronomy 8:18, Matthew 28:1-15)
Wealth and abundance have, since time immemorial, played a unique role in shaping civilizations, either promoting evil or fostering good.
Whenever you observe any form of societal advancement or civilization, wealth invariably plays a significant role behind it.
Greater Works are unattainable if you’re financially incapacitated or lack wealth and abundance.
Souls are expensive. It requires resources to bring them to the cross. The gospel is free, but taking it to the nations comes at a cost.
It is terrible to know what to do and still be limited by resources.
Finance is an irrefutable force responsible for greater works.
When financial resources are in the hands of a person who passionately loves God, possesses wisdom, and has a vision, you’ll witness how far they can advance the purposes of God.
Without financial resources, many good things will remain unrealized.
Wealth is a tool in God’s Kingdom. The absence of financial resources can cripple your life and destiny.
Wealth in the kingdom of God is not an achievement; it is a trust.
Do not be afraid of prosperity. Your fear of money will cause more harm to God’s program than good.
When prosperity meets with wisdom and vision, it does more impact to the Kingdom.
Prophecy: Whatever has reduced you to a place of shame and mockery due to the absence of economic resources, may my God, who is The Lifter of men, prosper you for greater works, in the name of Jesus!
5. The Force of Influence. (Matthew 5:13-16)
Influence is power.
Influence and money are related; they shape civilizations, influence people’s thinking, and define people’s values at various points.
Influence is the capacity to have an effect, whether positive or negative, on the character, perceptions, behavior, decisions, and values of another.
Kingdom advancement requires evangelism and influence.
As a believer, do not reject influence; it is a tool for fulfilling your assignment.
Our world is a product of certain influential people.
People will model certain good qualities in your life if you’re influential.
The key to genuine biblical influence is results!
Nobody will indefinitely follow an individual, institution, or organization that does not produce results.
At the end of your life, your name can be a key that opens closed doors or a name that closes doors.
Certain people’s names exemplify hope and many good qualities.
Influence extends beyond social media.
The most effective way to market anything is to proclaim ‘The Truth.’
There should be no fear if what you’re advocating for is the truth.
Falsehood may sell more quickly, but only the truth can truly save.
Influence is enhanced by a life of excellence.
When you deliver excellence in your sphere of influence or areas of expertise, people will continue to seek you and the value or solutions you offer.
Romans 8:18-19, Daniel 1:8
6. The Force of The Prophetic (Exodus 17:8-15)
The prophetic, as designed by God, is a major tool that has changed spiritual climates.
Whenever a society derails or plunges into any kind of decadence, God raises a prophetic voice.
The church is not only a spiritual platform; it is an institution where people are reoriented afresh.
When it comes to advocating change, transformation, and greatness, the church, as an institution on earth, is the easiest channel.
“But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.” 2 Peter 1:9 (KJV)
Channels for expressing The Prophetic for The Believer’s Profiting:
1. The Word of God. (2 Peter 1:19)
2. The Ministry of The Holy Spirit. (John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 13:9)
3. The Ministry Gift (The Prophetic). (Ephesians 4:11-13. John 13:17)
The Holy Spirit is given to all believers without reservation and affords us the opportunity to enjoy the prophetic.
The Holy Spirit has the ability to search all things peculiar to you, including the deep things of God.
The prophetic can be accessed by everyone through a call or alignment with those who have evolved into dimensions that permit them to operate in the prophetic.
It plays a powerful role when it is done within the boundaries of Scripture.
God is not obliged to back up any word or declaration that is not from Him.
When you are under pressure to speak in the flesh and declare what God hasn’t said, doing so may lead to embarrassment.
Go ahead and pray into your life, the forces of prayer, wisdom, faith, wealth, abundance, influence, and the prophetic.
Pray: Lord, empower me for greater works, in the name of Jesus!
Pray: I obtain grace to manifest these forces, in the name of Jesus!