The wise shall inherit glory

The wise shall inherit glory

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I developed this Parchment post from a message preached by Pastor Favour Abodunrin at Living Faith Church, Felele, Ibadan on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Last week we learnt about the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of guidance. Our focus today is: The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Glory. The opposite of shame is glory. I declare in the name of Jesus that for your shame you shall have double glory. (Isaiah 61:7, Joel 2:26-27)

What is the meaning of glory?

In the natural, glory simply means high honour won by notable achievement. It also means magnificent or great beauty. Some of you are basking in yesterday’s glory. I declare that God will move you forward today in Jesus’ name.

Biblically, what is glory?

1. It means occupying a unique position in life and destiny. An example is Joseph’s glory in Genesis 45:13. Joseph was talking about his position that he was occupying in Egypt.

2. Glory also means possessions. (Genesis 31:1, 30:43)

3. It means strength. The glory of young men is their strength (Proverbs 20:29). I pray for you in the name of Jesus that beginning from now you will begin to walk in divine strength.

4. Glory also means length of days, longevity. You will not die young. Jesus is still preparing a place for us in heaven; he isn’t done yet. So why would you want to go home now? (John 14:2-3). God does not want you to die young (Proverbs 16:31).

What are glory promoters?

1. Faith. The level to which you have built up your faith will determine the weight of your glory (John 11:40). Building up your faith is a personal responsibility; no one can do it for you (2Corinthians 4:17). Prayer and fasting help to build up your faith. If you cannot fast, it could very well be a ploy of the devil to prevent you from enjoying fullness of glory. You must accept that responsibility of building your faith.

2. Start your day with God. Get yourself acquainted with meeting with God early in the morning (Psalm 63:1-2). When you fellowship with God in the word and prayer, you build up spiritual power. And power produces glory.

Wisdom demands putting your brain to work. Prayer is not enough, you need to think! Bishop David Oyedepo said, “Before I had a prayer room I had a thinking room.” You must set aside time to think every day.

3. Be a wise man or woman. The Bible says that the wise will inherit glory (Proverbs 3:35). Today is miracle jobs banquet service. You cannot be wise and be jobless. Joblessness is a product of foolishness. Get wisdom; it’s the compulsory course of life (Proverbs 4:7). If you fail the main course and perform excellently in the electives you are a big failure indeed. (Ecclesiastes 10:15)

Wisdom demands putting your brain to work. You need to think! If you’re not thinking your life is already stinking. Prayer is not enough, you need to think! Bishop David Oyedepo said, “Before I had a prayer room I had a thinking room.” You must set aside time to think every day.

Miracle Jobs Banquet

A job is a person’s occupation. God is a worker. He instituted work and He still works. Jesus testifies to it in John 5:17. Satan is also working. If you are idle you become the devil’s workshop. A wise man said, “Temptations come to everyone but all temptations come to the idle man.”

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Miracle job is getting a job you did not apply for. It happened to David. He became a solider and killed Goliath without applying. It is not God’s will for you not to have a job. It’s because your brain is not being actively engaged that you don’t have a job. Someone said, “God has given you brain so that you can let him rest.” God wants you to work and eat the fruit of your doing. (Isaiah 3:10)

Start doing something. Don’t wait for a job to come. You are a co-creator with God. If you don’t see a job around create one. Don’t just sit down doing nothing. Living without working is dying without knowing. The Bible says anyone that does not work should not eat (2Thessalonians 3:10). That’s because if you’re not working, the food that you eat will kill you. The body is like a machine. If you’re putting food in a body that is not running, the body will soon collapse.

Invitation

Life takes on a whole new meaning when you become a member of God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ. If you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, or if you want to rededicate your life to Him, please pray this prayer with the whole of your heart: “Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Saviour. I want to serve you always.”

PS: For further guidance on what it means to follow Christ, connect with us at Living Faith Church or join a community of Christ followers near you. You can also visit GodLife.com to get useful resources and connect with someone to guide you and pray with you.

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