July 11, 2019 | Lifeblog | No Comments
With great joy, I welcome you to another episode of LIFECLASS. I’m always glad you made it to class. Many thanks. Father Lord, we bless you for the gift of life and the wonderful opportunity to be in the same class with you in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Please catch all episodes of LIFECLASS on our website: www.davidadeniji.com.
Today’s LIFECLASS is titled – Waiting for the rain
Now, have you ever wondered what the problem is? When maybe you have been hearing about God’s ability to rain his abundance on His people and yet you have not received yours. Today, I start with a strong proclamation – I unlock and release God’s Supernatural Gush of Abundance upon you and your household, And I command your heavens to open in the Name of Jesus. Amen!
The period of time between God’s release of something good and its actual manifestation in the life of His people is called the period of waiting. The length of that waiting period largely depends on the individual. A gush of Abundance is something that should happen within a very short time. Believe me, since we started this series, my eyes have been opened to some kingdom secrets and I’ve I’m experiencing that gush of Abundance in a new dimension. By now, you should be too. The wisdom we have learned so far in this series is quite a volume and I can only thank God for LIFECLASS.
However short the waiting period, there’s always a waiting period. Let me quickly debunk an erroneous thinking you may have had before now about that waiting period. Waiting for God’s manifestation of His abundance on you or His manifestation of anything at all in your life, for whatever reason is not God’s way of punishing you or teaching you a lesson. You can actually live a life where every day is like Christmas. No dry times, just celebrations every day. Don’t think it’s impossible. Just wait until it happens to you. The Bible says in John chapter 10 verse 10:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
So you then see that if you’re presently not enjoying abundance, you have either not keyed into the revelation and practice of it, or you’re simply awaiting your rain.
See LIFECLASS, whether you like it or not, you have to wait. Waiting is a part of the process. Waiting is always a part of obtaining every promise made by God. I am still staying very closely with our anchor scripture 1 Kings Chapter 18, now flip again to verse 43 and 44. What I’m teaching you with every LIFECLASS series is to always look deeply into God’s word and milk it of every virtue it is loaded with, for you. Every line of scripture is laden with power. Zoom in closely at those two verses and see for yourself that Elijah stayed in the mount, praying with his head between his thigh while he instructed his servant to keep going to look towards the sea for any signs of rain and after each trip, the young man came back with a report that he had seen nothing. The first time, he gave that report; he was instructed to keep going. The man went back to check for the second time, the third time, 4th, 5th, 6th, and the 7th. Let me tell you something. It’s easy to read the Bible and gloss over it and celebrate the good outcomes and miracles we see. But then make it your habit to meditate on the process and magnify the summarized lines on your spirit. What do you think was on Elijah’s mind when the servant kept going and coming back with no positive result? He simply waited. But that hope was not a vain hope, it was a sure hope. You may want to also ask yourself. We do not even know the distance between the Mount Carmel where Elijah waited and the sea where he was supposed to go and check for the sign of rain. Of course, there were no phones or social media then to speed up communication. Elijah simply had to wait for him to return from every trip.
Meditating practically on God’s word is a spiritual waiting exercise that you must engage in to shorten your real life waiting period. If all you do is read the Bible and read many chapters and read daily devotionals, then you will be missing out on the action packed into God’s word. When you meditate i.e. think over and over on what you read, you release your abundance quickly. When you listen to one LIFECLASS episode once, you trigger an instant glow in your spirit, when you listen to it again, you begin to unlock the revelation behind it, then you listen again, this time opening the scriptures and putting them in context, then you see what you haven’t seen before. When you listen to a sermon, you do likewise.
Abundance is buried in God’s word, only those who wait patiently on God’s word unlock it. Please don’t run off at the point where you hear something that triggers faith in you in God’s word, that’s only the first stage. Go back again, to what you heard, or read and hear or read it again slowly, line upon line, precepts upon precepts. Or let me ask you, why you think we can take a single portion of scriptures, apparently just about 5 or 6 verses of that 1 Kings chapter 18 and for more than 1 month, we’ve been breaking our gush of Abundance with it. That’s what happens when you meditate on God’s word. Just stay there until something breaks forth.
Please don’t be deceived. There are no two ways to it. You either get what you want from God’s word or you fail to get it at all. Every other religious exercise is only helping you activate what you have seen in God’s word. If you see nothing, you get nothing! No Abundance.
The second part of this is to tell you that apart from waiting on God’s word, you have to also physically wait for your miracle to come. Yes, you heard me. You must wait for that abundance. Wait for that healing, for your baby to arrive, for that job, for that proposal to be approved. You must wait for that project to complete, you must wait for that idea to become a reality, believe me. You must wait! Or why do you think the Lord Jesus would instruct the disciples to make the people sit down when he wanted to feed them in John chapter 6 verse 10? Or what do you think sitting down had to do with multiplying by the bread? A lot, if you ask me. Hear it for yourself. John 6:10
10. And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
These people were of course hungry. The secret about waiting is that during your waiting period, you learn how to use what you’re waiting for. That’s actually the biggest blessing in waiting. If the men rushed or were not orderly, twelve disciples will not be able to serve them. In verse 11, Jesus only thanked God for the multiplication to happen. If they were in a hurry and would not wait, Thanksgiving wouldn’t have made sense to them. The multiplication happened in the disciples’ hands, during the distribution. Remember I told you yesterday that you become a candidate for abundance when you deliberately make yourself a distributor of God’s grace and blessings, however small, rather than just be a receiver, managing what you have for yourself alone. That’s by the way.
Now, still on the subject of waiting, if the men were not sitting down, waiting patiently while only the disciples stood to serve, there would have been a mix-up and there would be no multiplication, or how do we distinguish the disciples who were anointed for the exercise from the men who were hungry to be fed?
But here’s where we get it wrong. Waiting does not mean, resigning emotionally and not doing anything because you’re waiting for something. When Elijah waited for his servant to bring good news, he was busy doing something. He prayed. Pray and give thanks while you wait. Also in Acts chapter 1 verse 4, the Bible says Jesus had commanded His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the spirit. Then in verse 14, here’s what they did while waiting. The Bible says they all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication. So, you must pray and thank God while you wait. Never forget the reason you’re waiting.
Say, Lord Jesus, I thank you for this abundance that’s about to rain on me. I receive the grace to wait patiently for it. I will not hurry or wander out of your presence. I want abundance, but I want YOU more in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Would you like to be sure that you’re not waiting in vain? Then you need to come to Jesus today. He alone guarantees that your waiting will not be in vain. Besides, there’s a lot you’re missing by not submitting your will to Him. Or maybe you’ve been with him before but now you no more fellowship with him. Please say, Lord Jesus. I come to you today and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. I release myself unto you. Please save me. I’m sorry for my sins and I receive your forgiveness from all of them. I receive grace to live in you In Jesus’ Name, Amen! Thank you Lord Jesus for today’s LIFECLASS. Hallelujah!
So everyone. Thank you for coming, join me next time for another LIFECLASS. Remain blessed in Jesus’ Name. Amen!