Walk In Faithfulness – The Christian Walk #1

Walk In Faithfulness
Joel 2:28-30 “Then, after doing all those things,
I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young
men will see visions. 29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on servants – men and women alike. 30 And I will cause wonders in the heavens
and on the earth – blood and fire and columns of smoke.” I am convinced the end of this age is quickly
approaching. However, this is not an hour of gloom, this
is the hour of God’s glory! The Body of Christ is writing the final
pages of the history of the Church. We are about to witness the
most magnificent display of God’s power that the earth has
ever seen. God told Moses in Numbers 14:21, “…as truly
as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the
Glory of the Lord.” Every Generation has had its role to play
in God’s ultimate plan. In the time of Moses, God manifested His
power on behalf of the children of Israel in such spectacular
ways that they commanded the respect of the Egyptians. When he led the Israelites out of bondage,
they were truly regarded as God’s people because of the unquestionable
show of God’s supernatural power. I believe that our Generation will experience
that same high privilege. The day has come for God to raise up the
Body of Christ, the Glorious Church without spot or
wrinkle. The Church in the Last Day will command the
1 respect of the world because it has the miraculous
power of God in manifestation with signs and wonders! Moses was faithful. God needed his obedience. Moses’
job was to stretch out his hand in the earth and command the
will of God to be done. God had to have someone who was
loyal and would dare act on His Word. When Moses
stretched out his hand, God extended His hand and
performed miracles and signs and wonders! God needs
faithful, obedient people in this hour because He is going to
once again show Himself strong in the earth. God revealed Himself to the children of Israel
as the covenant-keeping God Jehovah. He performed whatever
signs and wonders necessary to bring them out of the
bondage of Egypt. God needed Moses. They worked together. God used Moses because he knew His way, as
seen in Psalm 103:7, “He made known his ways to Moses, his
acts to the chi1dren of Israel.” Listen; if Moses had not been faithful to
know God’s ways, the children of Israel would never have
seen His acts. Moses’ heart was loyal toward God and he made
himself available to God. In our day, the Spirit of God is dealing with
us much in the same way as He did with Moses. We have experienced a
move in the Body of Christ in which God has taught us His
ways. We have learned to live according to His Word. We have
been taught to walk by faith and not by sight because God
needs a body of people who have a solid foundation in His
Word. He needs those who will not be blown to and
fro by 2
every wind of doctrine. He needs those who have made God’s
Word the final authority in their lives. Those who know how to
depend on His Word will be the backbone of this move of the
Spirit. I believe that we are the generation, which
will usher in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Before He comes, God
will manifest Himself more intensely than He did in the time
of Moses. He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. Think of it –
the Spirit of God revealing Himself to flesh! The greatest thing that Satan has had to use
against the Church since Calvary is the weakness of the
flesh. He has
had to depend on deception through the weakness of man’s
flesh in order to be effective in his work. His power in the
spirit realm was broken when Jesus was quickened with eternal
life and raised from the dead. Legally, Satan’s hold over
mankind was broken forever by the Lord Jesus Christ! God has revealed Himself to our generation
in the Spirit. We have learned to hear God in our spirit
and to know Him by His Word. For the most part, He has not revealed
Himself in a way that we could see, hear, or feel in the natural
realm. We have had to walk by faith and not by sight. Satan has reigned in the area of the flesh. This has been
his greatest avenue. But now, God, in His mercy and love for
man, is going to sweep into the realm of sight and sound by His
Spirit with signs and wonders. In this final harvest of souls,
3 God is going to take over the flesh domain. Satan will have
no place to call his own! God is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. We have
been born again to live and operate in the spirit. Ephesians
2:10 tells us that we are God’s “workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus, ordained of God to good works.” We have the Holy
Spirit, God Himself, abiding on the inside of us! God has
determined to reveal and manifest Himself in the earth in the
Body of Christ. The Body of Christ is made up of spiritual
beings, living in bodies of flesh, capable of manifesting
the glory of God. Ephesians 4:24 says that when we were saved
we were “created after God in righteousness and true holiness.” Even so, God has
not been able to reveal Himself to the degree that He desires
because we have been dominated by the flesh. By His Spirit God is revealing how we can
walk in the Spirit and not be controlled by the flesh. As we fine-tune our
lives to obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit, God will
have the available vessels necessary to manifest Himself in
the earth. Listen, God is not looking for ability; He
is looking for availability. He needs you and me to do the work that must
be done. He has to have people who are faithful. Good help has
been hard for God to find!! 4
I believe that we are approaching the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the history
of the human race. We are fast coming to the end of this age
in God’s timetable. It is harvest time! God has a plan for this generation – to
sweep the souls of this earth into the kingdom of God! Supernatural power will be required to accomplish
this great task just as it was required to deliver
the children of Israel! The Body of Christ will deliver the children
of men from the power of darkness by the power of
the Holy Spirit! Today, we must be faithful. God needs us. His plan is to
use us as He used Moses. He is requiring that we “sellout” to
Him. God is looking to show Himself strong in behalf
of those whose heart is perfect toward Him, as seen
in 2 Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout
the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf
of those whose heart is perfect toward him.” That word “perfect” in the Hebrew
does not mean that God is looking for those who have never
made a mistake. It means “loyal, devoted, dedicated,
consecrated, faithful.” A literal translation of the Hebrew reads
this way, “For the Eternal’s eyes dart here and there over the
whole world, as he exerts his power on behalf of those who are
devoted to him.” Today, God is looking for those who are devoted,
loyal, consecrated and dedicated to Him, to His plan
and purpose. God wants your heart! 5
We have learned to practice faith, therefore, we are
saved. Now God wants us to learn to practice faithfulness. Jesus said in Mark 8:34, “Whosoever will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
me.” To deny
yourself is to disregard your flesh, your own desires ambitions
and interests. In Galatians 5, we are told that the “spirit
lusts against the flesh and the flesh against the Spirit.” This simply means that
the desires of the outer man are in direct opposition to the
desires of the inner man. In other words, even though our
spirit is secure in Christ we still experience a battle in our
mind, will and emotions. We want to leave the old patterns of
living and embrace the new life in Christ but the flesh constantly
wants to have its own way. Listen, just because we are saved
does not mean that Christians do not struggle with sin. In
fact, the reality is, as Christians, we find ourselves living by a
superior standard of life. Our spirit has been set apart by God
but our minds continue to have the pattern of the old way of
thinking. This conflict between the flesh and the Spirit
within us is a form of spiritual warfare. The Bible has given us this
promise in Romans 8:37 that “we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.” Sin is a powerful force to be
reckoned with, but it can no longer exert its influence over
you unless you allow it to do so. When I surrendered to preach I made the decision
to be faithful. You do the same! No one can do it for you! Commit
yourself to be a wise and faithful servant. Say from your
heart, “God, You can count on me.” 6
How will we be able to walk in the Spirit even though
we are clothed in the flesh? We do this by spending more
time pursuing the things of the Spirit than we spend
pursuing the things of the flesh. We will
have to become
dedicated to prayer and to fellowship with God. We will have
to be dedicated to the Word of God and allow Him to guide
guide us, teach us, and communicate with us. Child of God, God wants you to love Him and to serve
Him with all of your heart. Will you just let Him
be the
God of your life? If you are not saved, why not?? Everyone please stand for prayer. Father,
Give me the grace to put Your will ahead of my own will,
and give me the courage to do it all for
Your glory. In Jesus’
name. Amen. 7

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