The Infinitude Of Actuality In The Realm Of The Divide -Part 3: Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all).Revelation 1:8 (AMPC)
God is not obligated to move according to our pace. He lives in a realm of eternity from whence His decree issues forth into time, space and matter.
Prayer and fasting will never arm twist God. He answers you according to His purpose and the condition of your heart. God is more concerned about our hearts, motives and obedience to His word before He answers our prayers.
Revelation shows us the heart and mind of God. Our motives will be weighed on the scale of the will of God.
And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.1 John 5:14 (AMPC)
We shouldn’t go to God with premeditated thoughts about how we expect Him to answer our prayers and in worship regardless as to whether or not He answers our prayers. We should go to God in worship for who He is. It is incumbent upon us to realign to His will.
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].Romans 12:1-2 (AMPC)
Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.Philippians 2:12-13 (AMPC)
It is the power of God that will work in our lives that will cause to have things that we cannot but for ourselves.
May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).Ephesians 3:16-21 (AMPC)
Worship is more than intercession and petitions but a function of the revelation of who the Father is. The inception of the creative work of God was in eternity.
The 3rd heaven – the realm of the throne of God. It is in this realm that we access in prayer, fellowship and service. Via revelation, we discern the heart and mind of God and by agreement make it tangible and palpable on the face of the earth.
Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the midst of them.Matthew 18:18-20 (AMPC)
The heavenlies host each and every aspect of the creative works of God. The manifestation of God’s works is vested in His decree.
By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.Hebrews 11:3 (AMPC)
The things that are visible were derived from the invisible realm. All that is created should be looked at the eternal intentions of God rather than how they appear. All that is created should be viewed via eternal design. Otherwise, nature – time, space and matter – will confound you.
Galatians 5:25 becomes our mainstay for God is constantly on the move.
If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]Galatians 5:25 (AMPC)
Like the Son, we say we do what we see Him do.
But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work.This made the Jews more determined than ever to kill Him [to do away with Him]; because He not only was breaking (weakening, violating) the Sabbath, but He actually was speaking of God as being [in a special sense] His own Father, making Himself equal [putting Himself on a level] with God. So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].John 5:17-19 (AMPC)
Our judgment should be based on what is in the spirit and not on externalities.
Our consideration of divine marriage: there is a divine intention on the part of the Father that Adam was unpack. He needed a help-meet suitable for him wired to in consonant with the purpose of God. Adam’s deep slumber was to cause Eve to come forth. When he saw her Adam prophesied – he forth told.
Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man.Genesis 2:23 (AMPC)
In Genesis, Eve was created to walk in light of God’s purpose not Adam’s. We are to walk by faith in that which is invisible; the substance of that which is hoped for.
Purpose refers to the call of God and the ordinations of God in our lives. The purpose of God has nothing to do with time but it serves to activate us to attain to the purpose of God.
We need to transcend the realm of visibility into the realm of the invisible.
As Scripture has it, we will inherit houses we have not built and vineyards we have not planted. It takes a covenant to actuate this reality in our lives.
For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.Colossians 1:16-17 (AMPC)
For the word of the Lord is right; and all His work is done in faithfulness.He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; He puts the deeps in storage places. Let all the earth fear the Lord [revere and worship Him]; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.Psalm 33:4-8 (AMPC)
To understand the mysteries of God, you need the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth – all knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
Sermons will only have impact when they are applied (wisdom). Wisdom is the applicability of the knowledge and understanding. Wisdom is the essence of dominion. #SELAH
By me kings reign and rulers decree justice.Proverbs 8:15 (AMPC)
If we say we love the Lord, our obedience is key.
The purpose of God is in succession. Just like Joseph he had to grow into the purpose of God. He was a dreamer but by the time he ended up before Pharaoh he was flowing in the word of wisdom as well.
It is in the realm of false accusations and wrongful incarcerations that Joseph’s gift of dream interpretation got sharpened.
In interpreting Pharaoh’s dream, Joseph was selected to implement the interpretation. #SELAH
Time is part of the orchestration of the unfolding of the plans of God. Time is nothing to God. It doesn’t limit Him. Genuine faith is a gift of God. Faith is able to capture that which human intelligence can’t capture.
It is important to be logical though there is a limit to how far it can go. Logic can also limit God working in our life. Commit your plans to the Lord and they will be established.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMPC)
We should not compare ourselves since someone else’s seasons are not ours. We should trust God for the grace to go through your own process. The faith you have is for your own process and the word you are given is there to preserve you in the place of adversity you find yourself in. What God has spoken He will do.
God can accelerate things in our lives. We should allow God to work through the process He takes us through.
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.1 Peter 5:10 (AMPC)
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered abroad [among the Gentiles in the dispersion]: Greetings (rejoice)! Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.James 1:1-4 (AMPC)
Our God is a God of timelessness. Time only measures duration. Everything exists in the essence of God. The more we spend time in the presence of God, the more we understand our times and seasons like the sons of Issachar.
And of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs; and all their kinsmen were under their command.1 Chronicles 12:32 (AMPC)
God’s timeless backdrop is the creation of that which He decreed as He cogitated in His heart and mind.
His word will never pass away – heaven and earth will – meaning the realm of manifestation will pass away but the cogitation of the word of God will remain.
Eternity has no reference to the current sphere of the universe. Time is a factor of eternity not the other way round. Only God lives in the accommodated essence of eternity.
Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.Zechariah 4:6 (AMPC)
For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.Haggai 2:6-8 (AMPC)
For purpose to be expressed, you then see yourself as you are in the being of God regardless of what happens. There are things that we will only get in God for He is the possessor of all things.
Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in and through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.2 Peter 1:1-4 (AMPC)
It is through covenant we access promises. We need to avoid the pitfall of jealousy, covetousness and comparison. Allow God to complete your process in Him.
The prayers and things you desire are found in the being of God and are found in the progression of seasons.