Understanding The Power Of Process – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal.
“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”
We have discovered what Process is all about .In this edition we shall be looking at the importance of process in fulfilling God’s purpose on earth however there are two key words from the definition of process I want you to hold tenaciously from now on.
Once again process is a series of actions that produce something or that leads to a particular result. The two words are Actions and Results. Process has the capacity to expose someone actions and characters.
You will not believe that you can still commit fornication or adultery until you encounter Potiphar’s (Your boss) wife who needs you badly to sleep with her at no cost like Joseph without prying eyes, you will not believe that you can still steal until you are broke and you are a treasurer in your office or church like Judas Iscariot, you will not believe that you can still lie until you are under pressure like Peter who denied Christ three times more so you will not believe that you can give out your birthright at the expense of food until you are caught under pressure to eat anything because of scarcity, famine or unpaid salary for several months.
See, every Will of God for someone life must go through wilderness.
And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Deuteronomy 8: 2
We will not rush out of this scripture until we go through it over and over again to discover why God allowed His own children to go through wilderness for 40years.
- To test humility.
- To test actions.
- To test their heart.
These are the things that God was looking for in the life of His children for the period of 40 years. Now you know the reason why that breakthrough was delay in your life. Truly, you know if that breakthrough come now or if God answer that anointing you have been praying for you will not be committed or be faithful again in fact you are humble now because you don’t have anything at the moment.
Hello sir/ma , God may allow that problem or that prayer point to tarry for years in order to discover the real you. It was during the process of waiting for the fruit of the womb for almost 4 years I understood what patience is all about.
“For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise”.
It took 40 years for God to prepare Moses in the wilderness before he graduated yet you know the way he ended. David was anointed at the age of 17years as a king yet he did not ascend the throne until he was 30years.
It took another 40 days in the wilderness by Elijah to discovered Elisha because it was in the wilderness he discovered that he was no longer fit again for the race and God said no problem there is a replacement on ground already.
“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.”
1 King 19: 4
What of our Lord Jesus Christ?
He spent 40days in the wilderness going through series of test on character development that Adam the first savior failed in the Garden before he graduated from a beloved Son in whom am well pleased to a beloved Son in whom I am well pleased hear Him (Matthew 3:17& Matthew 17:5).
He started the ministry after he passed the test in the wilderness because it was in the wilderness God gave Him a voice. Now this was the same voice that John the Baptist lost in the wilderness as a result of impatience when he left the wilderness and he got killed prematurely that God handed over to Jesus Christ.
The importance of going through a process brethren is for you not to end up in shame. People were coming from town to the wilderness to hear John the Baptist.
In John1: 23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. No wonder God said in the book of Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
God is working out something in the wilderness you are going through now.
The eternal plans and package for you and I is far beyond bread and pleasures around us. Until you are ready to deny the pleasures of this world you will not be able to access the heavenly treasures prepared for you.
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
James 1: 2
Don’t give up yet God is working on something. I understand you have been waiting for miracle job for years don’t worry, you have been trusting God for the fruit of the womb, you have been waiting for admission ,you are looking for a future partner, you have been waiting on God for divine direction, you have been trusting God for breakthrough? Don’t worry God is working out something better for you.
Let patience have her perfect work on you until you are capable of sustaining your breakthrough. No reasonable mother will give her little child razor blade to play. That you are waiting upon the Lord does not mean you are wasting your time but rather you are waiting on your season.
Until you understand your season you will not see a reason for going through a process. It is my prayer for you that you will not give up or die before your breakthrough.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
Until you are ready to deny the pleasures of this world you will not be able to access heavenly treasures prepared for you.
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