Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.
I want to teach on the message titled “God And Man”. God call us my Son, this word of God is taken from the book of Proverbs 4:20, which says “My Son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings”. Solomon was the son of David and David gave Solomon an instruction concerning God, who God is and how he can survive, emphasizing that what will make him to reign as an excellent king is when God is available to him 24 hours day and night. He instructed him, ‘My Son attend to my word’, it is rather unfortunate that people left the Bible. The Bible is the word of God that will enrich you and make you become somebody on earth, that is why God told Solomon, ‘My word will prosper you’, and further instructed him not to depart from it, saying “This word that I have spoken let your eyes be fixed to it”. The meaning of the eyes in the above instruction is that you should search the scriptures, study what I said, keep them in the midst of your heart, for if you keep it in the midst of your heart, as written in the book of Proverbs 4:21, then the word of God will now prosper you.
People are looking for where there is no God, what will prosper you is the word of God. When you know the word of God, what God said concerning you and you house it in your heart you will prosper. Verse 22 says “For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh”, the passage says that when you carry the word of God and start making use of it in your daily life, one major assurance is that God will give you life, What is the life? The life that carries joy, the life that carries good health. Let me inform you, when you claim to believe in God and you are running after women, sickness will locate you, disgrace will locate you, your strength and true spirit will be adulterated, above all you will be denied of prosperity, but when you put the word of God in your heart into action and live a Christ life you will get good health.
A man that commits fornication and adultery will eat poison, he will fall into the hand of Ogbanje, Olokun and Mamie water, he will run out of money, he will run out of personality, he will run into disgrace, he will not know the time that he will go and start chasing peoples wives. That is why the word of God will tell you what to do and what not to do regarding everything that God forbids.
Verse 23 of Proverbs Chapter 4 says “Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life”, the passage says Keep your heart on the word of God, that is why God told Joshua, ‘This word of God meditate on it day and night so that you will have good success, that is what God told Joshua in his calling.
So when you want to have a better understanding of how you can live a comfortable and diligent life, a life that carries respect, a life that is beautiful, a life that will yield you wisdom and a life that will make you productive in the things of God, you must be someone who search the scriptures and practice the word of God. Verse 24 of the same Chapter says “Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee”. God is telling you that you should not speak the language of evil, that you should not talk like the unbelievers, but to always let good words proceed out of your mouth. Verse 25 says “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee”, what the verse is saying is that when you see a woman naked or when you see an evil person dressed criminally, you don’t need to look at such things, instead let your eyes look right on, the right on there means Wisdom, because Wisdom is by the right. Look at the word of God and meditate upon what the word says, While in Verse 26, it says “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established”, there is a way, there is a path, there is an outing a Christian need to attend, we don’t need to see a Native doctor celebrating his birthday and a Christian will go for such occasion, No, the journey you embark upon should be a journey that is clean. Let all thy ways be established, you must do things the way that God needs us to do it.
Verse 27 says “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left : remove thy foot from evil”, this place is telling us that as Christians we must not aide evil and must not work in evil.
According to the book of Proverbs 4:9, if you obey the word of God and live by it, it will bring an ornament of grace upon your head and you will get a crown of glory. Those who serve God righteously will live a decent life, they will have a decent mouth, a decent tongue, everything you do will always be beautiful and you will have a reward.
When God was with Solomon, during the visit of Queen Sheba, she was marveled at how King Solomon constructed his buildings and everything within the environment looked so beautiful and captivating, She told the people that were with King Solomon that God was with Solomon, that they don’t know what they are enjoying.
If you are a Christian your talk, your doings, the car you drive, God will affect it, the food you eat and anything that you are involved in, you will see the beauty of God in it. That is why you have to examine yourself and go to the area where you can get the glory of God. When the glory of God was with Moses, when he came down from the mountain where he went for his forty days fasting and prayer, the people that were there saw the glory of God around him.
Today, how many of us who professes that we are Christians can people look upon and see the glory, the presence and the goodness of God in their lives?
Again, the response of some so called Christians to questions which they are being asked is quite unfortunate. Any Christian who responds that ‘We are managing’, when asked ‘How are you?’, is not speaking the language of God, such response is the language of an unbeliever and a language of Satan.
Any person that follows God must lead a decent and beautiful life. So I want to use this medium to enjoin all Christians that we need to make our hands clean, so that the Wisdom of God will come upon our lives, that is the truth, we need to depend on God, we need to follow God, we need to know that God is our source. Many people do not allow the word of God to exalt them, many people do not carry God in their hearts, but they carry money in their hearts, they carry unbelieve in their hearts, which is not supposed to be because the Bible says that Wisdom is the Principal thing. What is Wisdom? Wisdom is the word of God, because the word of God does not fail, the word of God is Spiritual and Physical.
This is why I want to let everyone know this week that we need to attend to the will of God so that we can prosper. Knowing that for you to prosper as an individual is in the word of God.
That is why God is telling us to exalt her, I urge you to study the word of God house it in your heart and love it.
Many people don’t have love for the word of God. I want you to get this clear that when you love God you practice what is good and run away from evil.
Imagine a situation where people wake up and begin to talk of Nigeria being Jaga Jaga, what you are seeing in Nigeria did not start today, it has been there for a very long time, so it is in some other countries of the world. Evil have been there right from onset, but for those of us who follow God, we will enjoy the presence of God, for God has assured His children that when things are hard and difficult they will be rejoicing, because God is there to make a way where there is no way for us.
So let us build our Faith on the word of God, the word of God is there waiting for you to use, when you use it, you will have a comfortable life.
This is why I want everyone to know that every believer has a reward, because God is not selfish. Please do not follow the world, your automobile car is not an achievement, the house you built is not an achievement, but Jesus Christ is your achievement.
Personally, my achievement is the Cross of Calvary, my qualification is the Cross of Calvary, my qualification is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, my qualification is that God have dealt with Satan and put Satan under my feet. Some people do not see God as Over comer, they don’t see God as He has done it for us. You need to understand that God has already fought the battle for us and now is the time for us all to enjoy the euphoria of the victory.
I want to bless God for your life and to let you know that God charged us to attend to His word, because the word of God will prosper you, the word of God will cleanse you, the word of God will make you to be a wise man, woman, boy or girl, this is what happened to Timothy.
Please I want to use this medium to urge the Pastors to spend quality time in teaching their congregation.
The Sunday School should not be given to an unbeliever, people who live outside righteousness to handle, You need to spend quality time during the Sunday School at least One hour in teaching them the Bible, while the message should take at least Thirty minutes, so that the people will understand and know who God is.
Many people do not know the capacity of God, the greatness of God, the power of God, the God that divided the red sea, the God that makes the dry bones to come back to life.
Almighty God is our hope, He changes time and season, He gave names to people, He breathes life on people, some persons don’t know that God can breathe on them. When you read the book of St. John 20:21, God breathed on the disciples. God can breathe on you and the dry bones in your life will disappear.
I enjoin everyone to allow God the opportunity to breathe on them, because when God breathes on you, your life will begin to flourish and bear fruit according to His word. God wants to see you prosper exceedingly. God wants us to sell His name to the unbelievers so that they can come and join us to drink the living water. Thank you.
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Prophet Joseph Igbodo, is the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, he is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, all in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.