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Submission to God, His Principles and Process
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Published: Thursday, 28th October 2021

By: Lara Gboyega Adedeji

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SUBMISSION TO GOD, HIS PRINCIPLES AND PROCESS

Discover Ten Principles that Guides the Process of God


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We started last week on a three-part series; submitting to the will of God, and we looked at submitting to His purpose and His plan. And last week we were made to understand by the help of the Holy Spirit, that in submitting to the plan and purpose of God, there are three key areas that we must submit to consciously. Number one is the redemption plan and purpose of God, number two is the restoration plan and purpose of God, and the last one I the reigning plan and purpose of God for all mankind. And we were made to see that the plan of God is His vison statement. We are going to do a recap because we mentioned that there are five areas that are critical that we must be conscious of in submitting and surrendering to the will of God.

 

Number one is submitting to His purpose, number two is submitting to His principles, number three is submitting to His plan, number four is submitting to His promises, and number five is submitting to His process. And we started by looking at the plan and the purpose of God in joint consideration last week. We were able to see that every time God speaks about His purpose to you and I, there is a plan He has. I want us to solidify that by looking at Habakkuk 2, we are familiar with that Scripture, and we will read verse 2 and 3. And we are going to be reading that to better understand the plan and the purpose of God. When we hear about the plan and the purpose of God, what is the Lord talking about to us? Habakkuk 2:2-3. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”

 

The vision of God is the plan of God, and God was speaking to Habakkuk here that write the vision, make it plain upon tablets, this word that God was speaking to Habakkuk let us into how God’s plan and purpose materialize for human beings. Number one, God’s plan is vision. So, when God speaks of a plan, He is sharing with you His vision. That’s why the vision of God is all scripted in the Scriptures. Meaning that what God was asking Habakkuk to do, He Himself has done it. He said write the vision, make it plain on tablets. At that time, it was tablet that was used for writing. So, if we are going to put it in our contemporary times, it says write the vision, make it plain on books. But God said, He is not going to just write these Scriptures as they are in this form, it said it will come a time were His laws, His vision will be written on human hearts.

 

So, the vision of God is actually written by God on the tablets of human hearts. So, when God communicates His plans to you, He is communicating His vision, and He writes it on the tablets of your heart. So, when He is communicating that to you and He writes it on the tablets of your heart, what is He asking you to do with it? It said “that He may run” that you might become a man or a woman of His purpose. What does that mean? You become a missionary. A missionary is one that runs with a particular vision. So, the person is a man or a woman on a mission. So, you and I in submission to God, submits to the vision of God, which is His plan and the mission of God which is His purpose.

 

So, when you become a man or a woman on a mission, you become a man or a woman of God’s purpose. So, it said; “that He may run who reads it.” So, when the vision of God is communicated to your heart, and it is being interpreted by the Holy Spirit, what would happen is that you would start running. The effect of the communication of God’s vision is that any man or woman that receives it, that submits to it, would start running with it. So, when you start running, what is the Bible saying? “For the vision is for an appointed time. That’s why it looks as if the blue prints of God are always too loaded that when God communicates it, you would ask Him, Lord when will these things happen?

 

You are sharing wonderful things; they are great things but God when? It now looks as if God communicates something to you in 1999 and still in 2021, you are still running.  And it looks as if the vision of God is not yet fulfilled, God said; “the vision is yet for an appointed time.” But at the end;” God said not at the middle but at the end. So, we should be conscious, the plan of God speaks at the end. You may not understand it in the beginning, you might not understand it in the middle, but the in the end the Bible says; it will speak. “And it will not lie, though it tarries” meaning it will look as if it is tarrying.

 

If you look at this Scripture you will think there is a contradiction somewhere. It says though it tarries, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry. That’s the truth. Though it tarries; that’s how it looks in your own eyes, but it will surely come, it will not tarry. So, when we are submitting to the plan and the will of God, many at times we will look as people wasting our time. They ask you, what are you doing? And you say I am submitting to the will of God, I am waiting on the Lord. They may say you are waiting while your mates have moved. When people in your set have gone. But God said though it tarries, it will surely come, wait for it, it will not tarry.

 

So, we understand the plan and the purpose of God, the plan of God is God’s vision, God’s agenda, God’s blueprint. I am reemphasizing this because of the next thing we are going to look at because, we are still going to be making reference to the plan and the purpose of God. The purpose of God is God’s mission that makes us a missionary, that makes us a man or woman of God’s purpose. So, this morning we will be considering, in unison also; submission to God’s principles and process. What is principle? Principles are like curriculum for training. That’s what we are going to be using as our walking definition of principles.

 

Principles are guild lines; they are like the curriculum for the training of every one that wants to become a man or a woman of God’s purpose. So, when God communicates His vision and writes upon the tablets of your heart, you cannot run in blindness, error or ignorance. God said my people perish; they run in vain, they fight like one that beats the air because they lack knowledge. So, the knowledge for purpose are the principles of God. God’s principles serve as the guild line for the establishment of His purpose. On Monday in the disciplers convocation we were led to see the law of Holiness, which is a fundamental principle for everyone that wants to fulfil the purpose of God, that wants to become a man or woman of God’s purpose. Making sure that there is an establishment of God’s plan on the earth.

 

The law of Holiness is a principle, why? It serves as a guild line. Meaning that if you want to become this, AB and C, these are the things that you must do. You must observe. And we were given example of Sampson. Sampson was a man that God raised for a particular purpose. What was the purpose of Sampson? To begin to deliver Israel from the philistines. So, Sampson became a man of God’s purpose. What was the plan of God? To deliver the children of Israel from the philistines. That’s the purpose of God, that’s His vision. And when God wanted to actualize that on the earth, He needed a man that would run. Every plan of God needs a man that would run.

 

There is a Scripture that says; God calling the bird of prey from the east, a man that will execute His counsel, vision, will, plan from a far country. So, when you are fulfilling purpose, you are executing the vision, the plan of God. To do this successfully, you must be guided. Divine guidance will come by us observing principles. God is a God of principles; you cannot be a man or a woman of His purpose and you would excuse yourself from observing principles. So, the acceptance of God’s plan leads to His purpose, guided by His principles, then there is an invitation to His process. This is the statement I really want us to unbundle this morning.

 

Let me read it again so that we will get it. Acceptance of God’s plan leads to its purpose, guided by His principles and it is an invitation to His process. Now, what does this mean? When you submit to the plan of God, and say Lord, let your kingdom come and let your will be done. I am taking time because I don’t want to read too many Scriptures, I just want to use analogies so that we can remember them, then we will go into principles that guilds God’s process. Now, when you say God, what is it you want to do on the earth? This is me; I am available. What are you doing? You are asking God to write His vision on the tablets of your heart. So, when we pray Lord let your kingdom come, let your will be done in heaven as it is on the earth.

 

What we are doing is inviting God to write His vision on the tablets of our hearts. When He successfully does that for you, the thing that is expected is that you would start running. But God would not just allow you to run in ignorance, God will not allow you to run unguided, He will guild you. So, the way He guilds you are by the introduction of His principles. And He will start saying to you, for you to start doing A, B AND C; these are the things you need to do. When God said what I want to do in Israel for such a time as this, is to deliver these people from the philistines, He sent a man called Samuel that can run. But did He just send him like that? There were rules of engagement of His life, they are the principles. And the angel communicated to the mother, it said; this boy that is about to be born, this man of God’s purpose, Samson; is not going to have any blade touching His head, he will be a Nazarite to the Lord, He is not going to drink wine, He is not going to touch dead things, He is not going to marry from among them, He must marry from among His own people, what are these things that the angel was communicating? Principles!

 

Principles are the rules of engagement of a man or a woman of purpose. If you see a man or a woman without principles guiding his or her purpose that person cannot fulfill the plan of God. There are many people that are fulfilling their own plan and desires, but if your desire in life is to fulfill the plan and the agenda of God, you must you must be a man or a woman of principles. I remember there was a time the Holy Spirit was saying to me; He said as fantastic as your hunger is for Me, as great as your appetite is in the spirit, He said until you learn to know what is expected of you, and what the boundaries of your existence is, you will not please God. And that shocked me, because those were the days and times where I was not married and I was really fervent for the Lord. I was really about fulfilling the will of God.

 

At that point I was just waiting for God to say you know what? Don’t marry just go to one mountain and be living there, and it will please me, and I will gladly do it. That was the phase I was in, in my life. He said to fulfil the vision I have for you, you necessarily need to marry, the very thing you don’t want to do. And what’s the fear? It’s not just about marrying, it’s about submission. And God knew that until I teach you the principle of submission, you will not and cannot fulfill my plan for your life. Because it’s not about you, it’s about Him. And that’s why yesterday I love the definition of divine guidance; because until we understand the way to go and the steps to take, you cannot appear where God wants you to appear- your destiny. Do you know the way? No! you can be excited about the plan of God for your life, but you don’t know the way that will get you there. When Joseph was excited about the dream, if God had shown him that he would be sold as a slave, that he had to go to prison for a crime he did not commit; and he would be there for such a long time, do you think he will be excited about the dream as he was then?

 

That’s why God hides some things from us deliberately because he knows if he should reveal everything, you will not even start the journey. So, that’s why when we are talking about submission to the will of God, it’s a holistic thing. It starts with submitting to the plan of God, becoming a man or a woman of purpose and being in submission to the principles of God, submission to the way that God is showing you. Submission to the steps that God is telling you to take. I am still a work in progress. One day I was praying and I say God you were so right even though at the time when we were having that discussion, I felt I was ready to go. I felt what is the mountain bring them before me, with you we will surmount them, I had such a faith in God that nothing was impossible. But God knew that if I take you to this height with your present state of character, great will be your fall.

 

He knew and He said; everything I am doing with you now is on pause, He said it to me and He wasn’t joking about it. He said everything I am going to do with you, every deposit, every grace, I am putting it on hold until you get married. And I said God why? Maybe you don’t understand what I am saying to you? I have enjoyed the grace of God, and I am enjoying the grace of God, but at that time in my life, I enjoyed the grace of God to a pint where I knew it was not about me, it was divine enablement, God gracing me to do certain things that I have never seen anybody in my lineage do before. I was seeing the power of God, the wisdom of God at work at a level I have never see it before and I was enjoying it, I so loved it. But God knew that if He continued like that with me, I will forsake every other thing He wants me to do in the fulfilment of my destiny.

 

He said now it’s time to submit to the principles of your life. In My plan for you, you will get married, if you continue like this you will thwart that plan. So, when God starts introducing principles, not because He hates you. The Bible says that the Father chastise the son that He loves. It is because He loves you. God will subject you to principles that you will say okay God how comes it you are not dealing with others in ministry like this? Why me? It is because of the peculiarity of your journey. It’s not the same road, it’s not the same step, it’s not the same way for everybody. Its unique. So, the steps you are taking, the way He is showing you is peculiar for the sake of your destiny.

 

When John was born and there was a communication of the assignment of God in His heart, the Bible makes us to understand that John was in the wilderness until the day of his appearing. What was he eating? Wild honey and locust. That was a necessary step, that was a necessary way for John. When Jesus came, was He in the wilderness? He was led to the wilderness once. Imagine John now complaining and saying God even your own Son, He was not in the wilderness eating honey, how comes I am the one that has to be in the wilderness. It is the peculiarity of His destiny. He said I am the voice. Because he has to be in the wilderness to fulfil Scriptures. He said I am the voice of the one crying in the wilderness, make way.

 

If He was not there, that Scriptures can’t be fulfilled. Do we understand principles? They are guidelines. For you to be that man or woman of the purpose of God, in tandem with the plan of God, you must submit to the principles of God. So, God is Spirit, so is His plan. The plan of God is spiritual. The Bible says a thousand years before God is like a day and a day like a thousand years. God wanted to have a whole nation called Israel, He started with a man called Abraham, and the man had to wait 25 years to have a son that would be his heir. Isaac that He gave birth to, the wife had to wait, her womb was shut up, the husband had to intercede for her and two nations came as a result of that. Then God choose Jacob the younger one above the elder one. How long do you think Jacob stayed to have 12 sons?

 

But see how God started? You see the peculiarity of God? God is spiritual, don’t use your physical senses to judge the plan of God. God is Spirit, so His plans, purpose and principles are spiritual. So, for you to be a man or a woman of purpose, you have to discern them spiritually. When Abraham wanted to go ahead of God, and Sarah came and said since are the way they are, we have waited for so long go in with my servant Hagar. And when it happened, they all thought a son is a son, after all the son came from his loins. God said specifically, the son I am talking about, that will be your heir, that I will put the blessing upon, is the one that will come from you Abraham and your wife Sarah. 

 

That’s my intention. This one that you have, I took the intercession of Abraham for God to bless Ishmael. God didn’t want to have anything to do with him. Is it because God hated Ishmael? No! it was because Ishmael was outside the plan of God. That’s the same thing that happens, we bring Ishmaels to God and say God bless this work, I will serve you in it, and God said that’s not my plan. When we refuse to submit to the will of God, we will have mistakes like Ishmael, we will waste time with Ishmaels, there would be situations in our lives where we are asking God, God just endorse Ishmael, a son is a son, after all I didn’t bring daughter to you. God bless Ismael and God will say Ismael is not in my plan.

 

The plan of God is spiritual, I remember when I was praying concerning the future, the Holy Spirit was leading me to pray, and the Lord told me, maybe I didn’t hear it well, that is why is good to have sharp discernment in the Spirit. I heard a name and He said that is the name of your husband. So, that was how I got in to an Ishmael situation. And I said God see my Ismael bless it and God said no this is not my plan. When you are spiritually discerning you will know that even though you are trying God is refusing. If you go through the book of Acts there were some times when Apostle Paul wanted to travel to some places, and he will say the Holy Spirit forbade it. Why? It’s not in the plan.

 

That’s why when Apostle Paul got to know He said I will come to you if the Lord permits. So, I felt in the relationship that the guy was good, He was already going to church, he was a worker even though I was encouraging him to do all those things.  And I said God see my Ismael, bless him and let’s move forward from there and God said no. There was a day I went for a meeting, I got there and God said I have been talking to you privately and you said no! let me make you understand that what I am talking about I am serious about it. So, we got to that meeting, there is a place called cricket wall just at the back of the net in OAU.

 

I was there and we were praying, we had a sub group meeting, that’s how a particular sister just spoke by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, there is somebody here God is telling you about a relationship that you are in and it is not the will of God that you must leave that relationship today. That was happened, I felt so broken and I started crying, then the Holy Spirit said it’s not about cry, pick up your phone and end the relationship. This will now be the clause to it. You will leave this relationship and you will not enter another until I say this is your husband.

 

There is this Scripture in Psalms that says you are sowing seeds in tears; I was sowing that breakup in tears. So, I ended the relationship, sent a text the guy tried to call me and I left my phone in silent and all that. But I knew that in the plane of God, that Ishmael was not it. When you have your Isaac, the one that God gave you, He will bless it. You don’t need to struggle. The blessing of God will come upon it. When God said my husband was the man, there was nothing I did not say to discourage God. I said God is it compulsory? Are you sure? I don’t even like him, there is no affection. And He said if that is worrying you just give me one day it will start. And He wasn’t joking. I didn’t have pray for the feelings, it happened.

 

Why? Because that was the Isaac. So, when we submit to the will of God, there are certain routes that God will take us through necessarily. You don’t need to struggle for some things to happen it will fall in place. Yours is to submit. So, when you submit to the principles of God, you are invited into process. What is process? Process is God’s school, it’s a learning institution. You want to learn how to successfully achieve the plan of God, God invites you to the process. Process is God’s learning institution. When you come into process, what happens? You are thought principles and guidelines. He will tell you “No you can’t sow that seed, because if you sow that seed, you won’t like the harvest.” So, we are going to look at principles that guides God’s process.

 

#1. HOLINESS

I am not going to flog this because this has been extensively thought in one of the messages on our website recently. If you miss out on that teaching, please go to disciplers convocation on the website and go the last message on disciplers convocation. THE LAW OF HOLINESS. It has been extensively spoken about. Holiness; seeing through the eyes of God. Importantly be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. That is the number one principle that guilds process.

 

#2. TIMES AND SEASONS

Understanding of times and seasons. Genesis chapter 8 verse 22. “While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer and day and night shall not cease.” Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1 to 8. You can write verse 1 to 8 in your note, but we are just going to read verse 1 and 2. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” When you come into the school of God called process, you will be taught these principles. Number one is holiness, two is understanding of times and seasons. God said as long as the earth remains, seed time and harvest will not cease. God cannot be mocked, whatsoever a man sows, that will he reap. Give and it shall be given unto you, good measures pressed down, shaken together and running over shall men give to your bosom. All these are principles of times and seasons. Understanding the time for every purpose and the season for everything.

 

#3. GIVING

Understanding Seed Time and Harvest. The first one is holiness, the second one is understanding times and seasons; understanding that for everything in life there is a season. And if you read down from that Ecclesiastics chapter 3 from verse 1 to 8, a time to be born, a time to die, there is a season and a time for everything. The Bible said that the men of Issachar, they understood the times and the seasons and they knew what Israel ought to do par time. There are windows of opportunities in the spirit, it takes a spiritual discerning person to understand the time he is in and the season he is in and what he ought to do at that time. These are principles that are embedded in the process of God.

 

Imagine if Joseph did not know that it was time to interpret the dream of the butler and the baker. Imagine if he had missed that window, who would have remembered him before pharaoh? So, there is a time and season, there are people that God has put in your life deliberately, they will not be there forever, it’s for a season, maximize it. Understand time and seasons. There are many spiritual juggernauts that are suffering, why? They have missed times and seasons and they are principles. What can a man give in exchange when he has lost his soul? Nothing! The Bible says; if the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Nothing. In such a situation the opportunity has been missed.

 

So, there are certain things, it’s not for you to go and be praying on one mountain, pray for understanding, discernment, wisdom to know the times and the seasons. There are some things that will come to you in the spirit, in a window on a platter of gold, if you miss that season you will labor for it. When Jacob was on that rock he was sleeping, there was a ladder going to heaven, angels ascending and descending he missed that opportunity, he said so God was here and I did not know. The next time angel was going to visit he had to wrestle. And what happened? His hip joint shifted, so all his life he was limping as a result.

 

So, we must be careful to be discerning, there is a truth about every time and season. Rainy season will not be forever, dry season will not be forever, but there is something to do in the dry season, there is something to do in the rainy season. Don’t be praying for God to change the rainy season to dry season, no God doesn’t work like that. Rather he will show you what to do in the dry season. Imagine now that you are in the rainy season and somebody is praying for rain to stop falling, Lord I don’t want rain to fall again, is that not an empty prayer? Is that not effort in futility? Rather you pray for wisdom to know what to do in the rainy season.

 

Giving! Seed time and harvest will not cease. Matthew 9:38, Genesis 8:22, John 12:24. We can read that. Giving! Because these are principles, it’s not about prayer point, they are principles, if you don’t obey the principle, there will not be outcome. “Most assuredly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, - [it must die] it abided alone. But if it dies, it produces much grain.” The principle of giving. You must give to receive. It a principle. God obeys all these principles, we were taught that on Monday, that God will not ask you to do something He has not subjected Himself to. God will not ask you to love if He does not love. He won’t ask you to be holy when He is not holy, He won’t ask you to give If He has not given. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. 

 

God gave as a classic example of how to receive. What did God want to receive? The whole world. What did H give? His only begotten precious Son. Until Jesus died as a grain of wheat God did not have His harvest. So, why did you think you will have harvest without sowing. It’s a principle and it is taught in process. When you go through the process, these are the things the Holy Spirit will be opening you up to. So, when you finish praying and you have finished interceding, He will now say come and sit down, let me teach you wisdom, let me teach you the truth, let me teach you how this kingdom operates; men that move up in this kingdom; these are the things they give and pay attention to.

 

#4. WAITING/PATIENCE

Galatians 5:22, Patience is part of the fruit of the Spirit. Very important. Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Waiting requires patience. The Holy Spirit will teach you the principle of waiting, we must learn to wait on the Lord. Though it tarries. Habakkuk 2, wait for it will surely come. Walking with God requires patience. A thousand years are like a day before God, a day like a thousand years. So, it requires patience, it’s very important.

 

#5. OBEDIENCE

Do as commanded. Ezekiel 37 verse 7, Ezekiel did not have the miracle of the army until he did as he was commanded. Elijah did not receive provision after the brook dried up until he did as commanded. And see the thing about doing as commanded, sometimes it will look as if what God is asking you to do is not what you should be doing. God told Elijah, He said; go down to Zarephath I have commanded a widow to feed you there, when Elijah got down to Zarephath, he met the widow true to the saying of God. But what was the widow doing? Picking sticks and saying to Elijah, that see I am about to prepare the last meal, in the heart of Elijah he has known that I have commanded a widow to feed you there. The widow has a lot of provisions.

 

But when Elijah got there, the woman was barely surviving and God said I have commanded. And when He got there, He had to discern and do as commanded. If God has commanded that means, there is a provision locked up in this widow’s house, I must call it forth. Calling the things that are not as though they were. Why? It takes obedience and the same thing with what happened with Ezekiel 37, it was a valley of dry bones. And God said speak, command the situation, and he started commanding, He said and I did as commanded, and I spoke as I was commanded, and he started seeing miracles.

 

Sometimes we want to walk in obedience when everything is sorted out. That if God said it, I believe it and that settles it, everything should be on the face value. Everything should be ready. But no, obedience will test your faith, your resolve, do you believe God? Obedience is not something you just do like that; it takes faith to obey.  To do as commanded is to walk in faith. So, obedience and faith walk together. Do as commanded, exercising your faith in God. Understanding the truth, it is a principle. For every situation that confronts you as a believer there is a truth about that situation. You must understand it.

 

When Jesus was led into the wilderness in Matthew 4, and the devil came to tempt Him, there was a truth about that temptation, everything the devil was saying was a lie, was Jesus hungry or not? He was hungry. But for Him to turn stone into bread was a lie. Turning stone to bread is not the way His provision will come. Bro Abiola was sharing with us His personal story with us yesterday, about somebody talking about getting him a Shanghai visa, even though bro Abiola wants to succeed, he wants to become all that God wants him to be, he doesn’t want to be a reproach, he wants to be a man of affluence and influence, he knew finding his way to Europe and hustling was not the way.

 

So, for that situation even though it looks very juicy, I am sure many young people if they have that situation, there is nothing to think about, let’s go. There is a truth about it. The truth is the revelation. How is Christ glorified in this circumstance? That’s the truth. Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life no one can fulfil the plan of God except through me. Understand the truth; Christ must be revealed in every circumstance. It’s a principle. They used to say these things, it’s a slogan then; what will Jesus do. What will Jesus do is finding the truth in every circumstances. When somebody slaps me, what will Jesus do? What is the truth about this circumstance? Jesus said turn the other cheek, when the person has finished giving the piece of her mind, the person will calm down.

 

#6. UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH

What does Christ want to do in this situation? Lazarus was sick, they came to Jesus, and Jesus heard, because Lazarus was a beloved. But there was a truth. Even though Jesus in the human capacity wanted to go quickly to see Lazarus, but God said wait. The sickness is not unto death, that’s the truth. So much so that when they came back with news that Lazarus had died. His disciples said his sickness is not unto death and he has finally died. He said let us go our brother is sleeping let’s wake him up. Let’s go and die with Him. Because that’s the limit of their understanding, the limitation of human understanding. There is a truth about any circumstance. Understanding it will make you a man or a woman of God’s purpose. It’s a process that we must go through. For this point we can write John 8:32, Galatians 5:7, Psalm 119:32. 

 

#7. UNDERSTANDING OF SPIRITUALITY; SPIRITUAL SENSES

The Bible says concerning Jesus, it said He will not judge by the seeing of His eyes and by the hearing of His ears. As He hears He will judge. Who is He hearing? The Father. He said My Father work, hitherto I work. He knew that He was only in the world but not of the world. Understanding of your spirituality will make you a man or a woman of God’s purpose. The Bible says the seeing eyes and the hearing ears God has made.

 

He made them for you to the spiritual, you must see beyond the physical eyes, you must hear beyond the physical ears. Understanding of your spirituality is very important. Isaiah 11 verse 3, it says; “His delight is in the Lord and He will not judge by the sight of His eyes nor decide by the hearing of His ears.” How do you decide? How do you judge? You must judge spiritually. There was a message the Holy Spirit led into some weeks back in the leadership fellowship, how do you judge on the earth? Understanding Spirituality is very important. It’s a principle.

 

#8. HUMILITY

James chapter 4 verse 6, “God gives grace to the humble, He resist the proud” God enables the humble. So, humility is a principle, it is something you must learn in your process. Humility is a posture, it’s a posture you must take as a believer.

 

#9. TRUST AND FAITH

Hebrews 11 verse 1. That’s important, believing the integrity of God. That’s faith. I put trust and faith together. Believing the integrity of God is a principle we must be guided by in process.

 

#10. LOVE

This is the last and the most excellent way. God is love, and you must learn love. Without love you have not seen God. If you don’t love you don’t know God. So, we can note 1 Corinthians 12:31, 1 Corinthians 13:1-4, Galatians 1:22. When we talk about love, what are we talking about? Jesus said love the Lord your God, with all of your strength, with all of your might, and love your neighbor as yourself. That golden law has three expressions of love in it. Number one, top on the chat is your love for God. Love God with reckless abandon, with the whole of your might. It’s a principle, you must learn it, you cannot fulfil the plan of God if you don’t love Him.  The second expression of love is to love yourself. Jesus said love your neighbor as you love yourself. That means yourself comes first on the chat before your neighbor. Love yourself, and loving yourself is loving yourself in the image and the likeness of God. That’s why God comes first. Love yourself as the image and likeness of God, love yourself as that product that God has made and invested into, love yourself as one that has divine deposit, don’t look at yourself and put the blood of Jesus to no repute in your life and say why should Jesus die for somebody like me? You know some people hate themselves.

 

You say to yourself what is it about me? There is nothing special about me. So, you will now ask, how will they love somebody else? The same way they see themselves, they see everybody. When you see God correctly, you will see yourself correctly. When you see yourself correctly, you will see others correctly. Love! The Holy Spirit will teach that. How are we guided by these principles? We come into the school of the Spirit. These things, you cannot learn them off the shelf, they are not items you pick off the shelf, they are taught in the school of the Spirit. That’s why the process of the fulfilment of God’s purpose is in the custody of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is like that eunuch in the book of Esther, that is in the custody of the king’s women.

 

The Holy Spirit is not for unbelievers; it is for believers. Everyone born of God is in the custody of the Holy Spirit. And whatever He teaches you, listen, and wherever He leads you, follow. That’s how truly we can be in submission to the principles and the process of God. Being in submission to the principles and processes of God is being in submission to the curriculum for training, it is the school learning institution and they are learning outcomes.

 

I am going to stop with a Scripture in Hebrews 12 verse 1-2. “Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run.” We must run like Habakkuk 2, run with endurance the race that is set before us. What is the race that have been set before you? The Lord said run looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith, our example, who for the joy that was set before Him, He endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Jesus though Son, He learnt obedience through the things He suffered. He was subjected to the same principles, the same process.

 

Jesus did not go and fulfilled the plan of God, He submitted to the plan of God, He became a man of God’s purpose, He submitted to the principles and the process. When He was in the garden of Gethsemane and He knew that His hour had come, He said to the Lord I wish this cup can pass over me, I wish I don’t submit to this process, He said nevertheless not My will but yours be done.


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You know, there is this assumption by many people from the PIT OF HELL that they do not need God. This is a lie and one of such that should not even cross OUR MIND at all. It is like a product telling its manufacturer that it can do ALL THINGS without the INPUT of its MAKER


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