The Things of God That You Don’t Have But Need
From The Father’s Heart
Philippians 3:8 says, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,” KJV
There are two categories of things in focus:
i. The things of man
ii. The things of God
YOU MUST BE READY TO SUFFER THE LOSS OF THE THINGS OF MAN TO GAIN THE THINGS OF GOD.
When he said ‘loss’, it is not loss in the sense of things stolen! But something you were ready to trade off to get something higher. For example, if a person has a car, and it was stolen from him, he says he has suffered a loss of it. But it is still a loss of that car if the car was sold by him and not stolen.
Kenneth Copeland got born again and started hearing Kenneth Hagin. He wanted the word so much that one day he drove to the office of Kenneth Hagin to get his messages. They told him the messages he wanted to buy were so much that he had to leave his car to buy the messages. Can you sell your car to go and buy messages? Most people don’t get there because he expects me to give the tape free. Most people would rather sell their car to buy land than sell the car to buy the truth.
The Bible says buy the truth and sell it not. What will you sell to buy the truth?
THE THINGS OF MAN THAT YOU POSSESS, YOU WILL HAVE TO USE IT TO GET THE THINGS OF GOD THAT YOU DON’T HAVE, BUT YOU NEED.
What will you be willing to sacrifice to be in the presence of God? Can God call for you when you are watching a critical football match? Will you give up your football match to gain intimacy with the Father? What is the thing of man that you have to buy the thing of God that is on offer? Begin to use the things of man to buy the things of God.
When I was in school, there were students that wanted to read; they had to tie a cold towel around their heads and put their feet in water to pass an exam. Can you use the same things of man you used to pass the exam to get the things of God?
Everybody has something of man to use to buy something of God that is on offer.
It may be your sleep that God comes to you around 11pm, after a move, and He says pray for 3 hours. Peter was about to eat when the angel of the Lord came, he fell into a trance, and we never heard that he went back to that meal. When Moses was on the mountain for 40 days, we never heard he was eating there.
The devil, on the other hand, wants to use the things of man to seduce men from the things of God! But I pray for you that you will not fall for his trap.
THERE IS A REALM THAT IS EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY ABOVE, BUT THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY TO GET THERE!
Till next time, go and win with Jesus.
Rev. Olusola Areogun.