The much anticipated 2020 is here! Happy New Year family. I trust that you had a wonderful and love-filled holiday. I did. This year I pray that you shall work in abundance, you shall move in the speed of the holy ghost, and you shall be profusely favoured.
At the start of the year, I said to myself “I will read a lot of familiar Bible stories again and again”. This resolution was borne out of the revelations I caught in December when I did a study of the book of Luke, I realised there were lots of things I assumed how it occurred. Assumptions from bible school days and fellowships. Unfortunately, these assumptions aren’t how some of these bible accounts happened. They have been paraphrased so much that the accuracy of scriptures has been lost. That is why it is essential not to get too familiar with the things of the Spirit and ensure that what we know of God is what is contained in the scriptures. We must find and know God for ourselves.
Another reason why we cannot afford to take the things of the spirit for granted this year is that our victory lies in our accurate and robust evidence. A case is not won by bringing weak and false testimony, a case is won when the right pieces of evidence are presented. Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 41:21 says “Explain your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your foundations, saith the King of Jacob.” These bible accounts are our foundations and must be accurately understood to live a life of victory.
Over and over, I have heard Bishop Oyedepo say that the bible is the oldest book with the most current news. Upon re-reading some bible accounts, I found wisdom that is so relevant to our present times. Unfortunately, we sometimes miss out on this wisdom because we think we know all bible accounts.
So, sis, I want to admonish you this year not to take the things of the spirit for granted. Let us be open-minded to receive the things of the spirit, to re-read what we don’t know or what we thought we knew. Not to assume things instead go to the word ascertain the truth for yourself. The bible talks about the Berean Christians in Acts 17:11 “And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.”
Blessings on you & yours, in Jesus Name.
Loads of love,