Change from within (May 2011)



The Journey to distinguished heights starts from an individuals ability to overcome self. Self is one of the greatest battles we will need to fight as Christians, for it is the self in man that fights the move of God in man.
Rom 8:13 “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die but if ye through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

The quality of life you live is determined by the extent of mortification of the deeds of the body {SELF} by the spirit.

One essential weapon of mortification is forgiveness, this is very essential for qualitative Christian living but it is also a very difficult character to cultivate. This is because the human nature; {SELF} is naturally egotic and selfish. It’s first reflex when offended, is retaliation. It holds back and nurses anger until satisfied with vengeance most times.

The resultant effect to this maintained obstacle is clearly seen in Gen 49:5-7
v5. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
v6. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged a wall.
v7. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel

Even the pop star Michael Jackson sang a song and said “if you want to make a change in this world; take a look at yourself and make a change!” Being able to forgive someone is something that comes from the heart and a decision that no-one else can make for you except you.

Jesus taught us a prayer and in one of its line He said “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” (Matt 6:12) then specifically He said in vs 14-15, that if you can let go of your trespassers; you automatically attract God’s attention towards you; but if you refuse to let go, you unknowingly press the button of closed Heavens over your affairs!!
Friends, forgiveness is not only a key to attracting God’s attention in your favour but also a key to maintaining a healthy physical body.

Change is the only constant thing, but the change that brings about distinguished achievements and undeniable peace in the activities of mankind comes from within and can only be accessed via a beautiful working relationship with JESUS; who can in the midst of sea billows have the ability to sleep; and love the people that stripped Him naked, flogged Him, spat on Him, hung Him on the cross enough to go ahead and die for their iniquities. This is the power of forgiveness per excellence.

Do you want your obstacles removed? It is not by power or might; {Zech 4:6} arise therefore and go on your knees, “ask the Lord to give you the Spirit of forgiveness and clear off every obstacle you’ve maintained thus far that have prevented you from Glory !!

Jesus is still in the business of answering Prayers. Taste and See….. He is not just good but so good…..