Jesus Christ came to ’re-link’ us into a world of infinite possibilities, the kind the world has never known. There was definitely something missing before He showed up to pay a gruesome price for this ‘impeccable’ realm of out of this world order of existence – THE SUPERNATURAL. He came to restore to man ‘an advantage’ over this present world’s style of doing things. In different chapters of the bible, we could see how He demonstrated this dimension of utmost possibilities; in healings, display of exceptional wisdom, workings of miracles of diverse kinds and living a life of ‘the indestructible’ when He rose from the dead. Though the main block-bluster was when He said, greater things you shall do! That’s absolutely amazing man!
As career/business men & women in Christ Jesus, we are mandated not only expected (Romans 8:9), to manifest exceptionality the way we carry out our different assignments. But how, that’s the next thing you are thinking of right? Let me walk you through it.
The Kingdom Advantage (Secrets to triumphing exceptionally in Business & Career)
Understanding the Power of Divine Endowments
Let’s take the man called Daniel for a queue; the bible recorded that during his political career, serving in the city of Babylon, he was preferred above all other political appointees, because an ‘excellent Spirit’ resided inside of Him (Daniel 6:3). Please note the words “an excellent Spirit”; that was the secret behind his exceptionality! Babylon’s Politicians were all human right, but he who had the privilege of the residing inside of him of a divine endowment was distinguished; and glory to God, that Spirit is here on the earth! He is the Holy Ghost.
You don’t have to wait and just assume He would jump upon you, you have got the responsibility to demand for His infilling (Luke 11:13). This is your advantage in that office of yours; this is the advantage you need in the midst of that heavy competition in your business ecosystem.
The bible said, when He comes upon you, He shall teach you all ‘truth’ and ‘all things’ (John 14:26, John 16:13), please don’t tell me this is limited to just the truth of God’s word or the things of the spirit, because it is obvious that God is very much interested in your career/business success as well! (2 John 1:2) In other words, this connotes that He would unveil to you the secret to leading the market! Go ahead and ask the Father for this outpouring and watch how your mind lights up into a new world of infinite possibilities!
Understanding the Potency of ‘The Communication Line’
When I said the communication line, I meant your prayer altar. Common, don’t roll your eyes yet, for this isn’t meant to be just a religious daily recitation of constructed words each morning, it was meant to be a link between you and your Father in heaven in relating with one another. Let’s take another queue from Daniel, there was a major problem he was confronted with when the King of Babylon in a certain year demanded that his chosen ones should tell him his dream, which he obviously forgot and the interpretation! (Daniel Chapter 2) That was hard-core right there!! But that wasn’t a big deal at all to Daniel, he simply went on his knees and enquired of the Lord what the answer was; the bible recorded that, then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision! (Daniel 2:19) Bamn! There you have it, what could be that missing link in your career/business, of which you have being trying to figure out? Or are you at a cross road, not knowing what next to do? There you have it, use the power of ‘The Communication Line’ you’ve got!! Furthermore, don’t just mutter words to the Lord, listen as well, for I know for sure that he has got a lot to talk to you about.
In conclusion, please understand the need and the urgency of you getting this right, for our world needs you and me to figure things out; from problems of flooding, to unsorted matters in the technology industry, to matters of corruption eating into the fabrics of nations of the world, or is it nations being eaten up by drought and starvation; the Joseph in you and me can sort this all out, as long as we are willing to submit to the secrets in scriptures. You are next to being celebrated!
In coming episodes, we shall explore the unraveling of more secrets. Go change the world!!
The word of the Lord in the book of James 1:27 admonished us to ensure we stay clean despite the filthiness that ravishes our present world. But the question is, how each of us as believers can accomplish this seemly ‘hard’ task as it may seem? But before we dive into that, it is important we know the Essence of staying pure before the Lord.
As revealed in different parts of scriptures (2 Samuel 22:27, Habakkuk 1:13) we have come to understand that God is Holy, having no spot of uncleanliness of any kind; if then we must walk with Him as He instructed (Galatians 5:16), Holiness is a non-negotiable. For Blessed are the pure in heart and only them shall experience the depths of the manifestation of the Glory of God! (Matthew 5:8)
What then are the three steps to attaining this feet and staying there?
A Lifestyle of Prayer
Prayer wasn’t only intended to change things, alter events or situations, it was as well aimed at transfiguring us from filthiness into cleanliness. An event happened as documented in scriptures, worthy of note; Jesus’s countenance on the altar of prayer was literally glistering and the bible said his raiment became ‘white’! Spot free in other words!!
Don’t joke with your prayer life if you really desire to be a ‘realistic’ ambassador of the kingdom of God of a truth.
Finally on the subject of prayer; the same way you’ve got a to-do list for your career daily tasks, have a drafted schedule for prayer. I would suggest at least thrice daily.
Constantly ask the Holy Ghost to cleanse you on the altar of prayer! More on the Holy Ghost in step three. (Psalm 55:17)
Be not deceived, evil communication corrupts ‘good’ manners (1 Corinthians 15:33) is one of the most popular bible passages, yet many still fall into the trap of ungodly collaborations! You need to understand that you can’t flaunt the instructions of scriptures and not fall victim of the side effects!!
Scriptural instructions are tested biblical wisdom over the years that have the power to preserve the life of anyone who chooses to stay faithful to the same.
A godly association would enhance your walk with God, as an ungodly would pamper the same. Sort for genuine (with proofs) brethren in your local church or neighborhood and stick with them; go for Christian events, seminars, conferences, retreats, Christian concerts or camp meetings.
In case you are presently in a desperate situation which requires an urgent attention please do well to send me an email (address below), contact your Pastor or a brethren you know have a testimony of a ‘good ambassador’. It is also important to note that not only should you stay clear of ungodly associations ‘physically’, also stay clear of materials that would pollute your soul; I mean contents that have the power to damage your inner purity. Stop watching Porn, reading nudity magazines, materials whose aim is centered at ungodly mind-sets; consciously guide your activities on the internet, don’t visit those filthy sites after you are done with this reading! Your soul needs a fresh air of sanctification to strive on the earth triumphantly!!
As you become a better people, you would start to notice other people coming closer to benefit from your testimony, because as the scripture stated, “the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19). Therefore be a good Ambassador of Christ!!
Submit to the Holy Ghost
Talking of the Holy Ghost, one of His core mission on the earth is to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness.. (John 16:8). He is here to help you and me, so we can live a life pleasing to God and of a worthy example before men. The next question obviously would be how does He intend to do this?
The bible stated in Jude 1:20 that ye beloved build yourself on your most only faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Because it takes strength to resist temptations! The Holy Ghost fires up a praying believer with required inner strength Ephesian 3:16 for continuous victorious living. So, engage Him when you are tempted!!
A life of purity is a possibility 1 Peter 1:15 and you too can manifest the same, trust the Lord and walk with Him as you align with the truth of scriptures!
The Plan of God for every believer is one
detailed with ever increasing growth in terms
of progress and achievements.
No matter what you and I might have accomplished
till date, there is always more to be done.
Do not settle for good at the detriment of the
best! Chart a new course, map out a new master
plan to further enhance the livelihood of humanity
in general; from the starving children in Africa to
the displaced women in difference parts of the
Middle-East, if only you and I would show concern,
humanity could have better days ahead!
Arise and depart!!
Absolute agreement with the will of the Father by commitment
to following His orders, of no doubt would bring a man
under a “preference” zone under Jehovah’s watch.
Service starts and ends with obedience, without which all
efforts are a pure waste of time. I admonish you to Serve
Him with your time, energy, resources and strength in
total obedience and see how He would respond with a
multiplication of the same.
He always keeps to His side of the covenant!
The Holy Spirit was introduced into the earth for
the advantage of we believers because God saw the
need for His presence! His mission among others
is to ensure that the believer lives a life well
pleasing to the Father, by his exposure to the
reality of what God’s plans are and the availabilty
of His enabling grace for delivery!
Therefore, I charge you in the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ to embrace the person of the Holy Spirit
that you may start experiencing the hidden riches of
God’s glory reserved for you!
Bible References: Luke 11:13, Acts 1:8, John 14:26
Common to life are seasons that seem challenging, or
to some people, rather frustrating; but in all these
we are assured through God’s word that The Lord is
still Lord amidst the same. He is very much interested
to see you through these challenging times, even to His
Glory. Trust Him, draw neigh to Him in prayers and seek
His directives and watch how what may seem impossible
turn into absolute possibility before your very eyes.
Anger has being behind most disastrous events,
from mass shootings, to domestic violence..
among others. And this suggests to us the need
to put ourselves under control. God’s word is
that control! Meditate on the same daily and the
very nature of God, who is slow to anger would
naturally start reflecting through you and I.
Anger hasn’t solved any problem since inception of man,
it rather complicates it!
The Father’s willingness to give us whatsoever we
need (note: not ‘want’) is remarkable; as stated
in different pages of scriptures, and it is as well
important we embrace this fact which would inevitably
trigger the faith required to bring the same into
existence, as faith comes by accepting the fact of
God’s word. Our Father wants you healed, He wants you
fine, and He wants you satisfied with the good things
of life. Pull the trigger of faith by asking him
whatsoever your desires are. Happy receiving..
Bible References: Psalm 2:8, Matthew 7:11, Luke 11:13
The place of the mind when it comes to handling the affairs of men here on earth
can’t be over emphasized; as the same was built for logical and analytical problem
solving, among others.. And so far it is God who built this Master piece inside
each and everyone of us, He expect us to maximize its use! Being spiritual therefore,
doesn’t negate the use of the mind, in fact since we have the mind of Jesus Christ, we
are expected to operate at a more deeper level when it comes to mental prowess!
In the light of these, engage your mind consciously in problem solving, though not
despising the place of prayer and adhering to divine directives from time to time.
A Change of story is birthed by a new approach;
which is sponsored by a changed mind set, obviously
inspired by access to a new fact.
This is what Romans 12:2 implies.
It is therefore important that we dedicate quality
time to studying
the bible, books and other materials that
would culminate into the
renewing of our minds, which would
certainly birth our transformation!