BIBLE TEXT: John 16:24, Luke 19:13; 14:16
Since the beginning of this year, the Lord has been so gracious to us. It has been from one blessing to the other.
As the month of occupy comes to an end today, the Lord says He’ll give us something special to occupy. 2nd John 8, 2nd Peter 1:8, if you retain what you have, you’ll increase more and more.
Points To Consider.
1. Special Things To Occupy And Reasons.
2. The Consequences of Failing To Occupy And Our Expected Response.
POINT 1: SPECIAL THINGS TO OCCUPY AND REASONS.
Certainly, many of us have been receiving God’s blessings, but some are yet to receive, especially the most important need of their lives. The reason being that, God may have allowed it because He knows that the moment that their need has been met, they may stop coming, Romans 8:28.
Sin can also hinder your miracle and blessings because God frowns and does not have anything to do with a sinner, Proverbs 28:13, Isaiah 59:1-2. God is a holy God, He is of a purer eyes than to behold inquiry. What matters most is the salvation of your soul, when you gain it, every other thing shall be added to you, Matthew 6:33, Psalm 24:1, Mark 8:36, Luke 10:41.
God has a good plan for you, as you become a child of God and walk according to His will, He begins to unfold what He has for you, Jeremiah 5:11. God has everything you need in life because He is the Creator and the owner of all things, what you have to do is to position yourself in faith and picture what you’re looking for, and God will deliver it to you. Luke 14:16; 19:16. Whatever God has given you, use it profitably, don’t misuse it.
POINT 2: THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO OCCUPY AND OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE.
Those that occupy profitably in the Bible were blessed because the master was happy with them, he gave them cities while the one that was not profitable was punished, Luke 19:20-27. Whatever God has given to you, use it to the glory of God and God will give you more.
Anyone who will be careless of what he or she has received will not be blessed, Hebrews 12:16-17. Don’t lose your salvation because of anything. Take advantage of this day and ask for something to occupy. Make sure to use whatever you’re asking for to serve God, as you use it profitably, you’ll enter into blessings, John 16:24. Ask and endeavour to occupy in whatever you have asked for, Matthew 7:7, Philippians 4:19, Luke 14:17.
Are you possessed? Ask God to deliver you. Are you sick? Ask God to heal you. Are you unemployed? Ask God for employment.
Whatever you need ask God for it. God will give you something special to occupy, in Jesus’ name.
Backsliders and sinners should confess and forsake their sins, believe that Jesus Christ died for them, shed His precious blood and on the third day, He rose again for your justification. Believe it and go on to maintain righteousness for a sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a sinner, 1st John 3:8,9; 5:17a, everything that’s unrighteousness in sin. 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, if you’ve made a mistake, amend your ways before it is too late. Cover your body well, a Christian is not a seducer and a seducer is not a Christian, Jeremiah 4:30, Deuteronomy 22:5. Abominable people shall not inherit the kingdom of God, Revelation 21:8.
Proverbs 28:13. Hebrews 9:22;12:13, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses and washes away sin. John 1:29, the lamb of God(Jesus Christ) is He whose blood washes away sin. John 3:16;19:30, Jesus Christ made the last sacrifice for sin once and forever. John 4:6, Jesus is the only way to God. John 10:10b, if you come to Jesus, you will receive eternal life. Matthew 11:28, John 1:12, if you receive Jesus Christ you’ll receive the newness of life. 2nd Corinthians 5:16, as you give your life to Christ restoration, transformation, the life of God, and blessings shall come upon you in Jesus’ name.