Waiting: Sermon By Minister Innocent Kinara
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”Romans 1:18-20 (NKJV)
Every visible thing can teach you something about the invisible God and His attributes. This is why it is sad that fools say there is no God.
The thing that will be a witness against nonbelievers will be the very science they use to discredit God. Scientists that use nature to disprove the existence of God are only heaping judgement on themselves.
The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.Psalms 119:130 (NKJV)
Every word of God has levels, frequencies, layers and wavelengths. It is possible that for the Scripture you know, you are not utilizing the full potential of it. What you like and enjoy interacting with can teach you about God if you go deeper.
Light is a form of energy. There are different kinds of light:
- Infrared radiation: in medicine, it reduces inflammation and reduces stress. It is used in military intelligence to have night vision and acquire targets.
- Microwave radiation
- Radio waves
- Ultraviolet light
- Gamma rays
The shorter the wavelength of light, the more potent it is.
God releases revelation that is profitable for every season.
Our children must be taught that science reveals God as they learn more about the attributes of the invisible God.
Everyone that speaks the oracles of God operates at their own frequency. We each have a unique dimension.
When God keeps emphasizing something, He’s asking you to go up to a frequency on the wavelength of His spoken word.
You can only do your assignment and nothing else.
“Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.”
But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”
They said to Him, “We are able.”
So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.”
And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”Matthew 20:20-28 (NKJV)
God defines greatness differently from us. Your level of greatness is already predetermined in God. You can never rise to a level higher than what God has designated for you.
As vessels of God and prophets, we need to be corrigible and open to owning up when we are wrong. E.g. Prophet Nathan confessing that he was wrong in telling King David that he should build the temple when God said his son shall do it in 2 Samuel 7:1-17.
We equate what is written to be greater than what is before us. What is written will always appear greater than what is happening before your eyes. It is possible that you’ve limited God in your life based on what you’ve read. E.g. Jesus the Messiah was prophesied about in the Bible but the Jews rejected Him and to this day are still waiting on the Saviour.
Jesus said greater works than what He did would we ourselves do.
We are to tarry until we receive, then incubate, then birth, then nurture the Holy thing that God is seeking to do. We can thwart the plans of God at any of these stages.
The Old Testament is about the patterns of God and types. He will not repeat it in the same way in the New Testament because He came to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). God never changes.
God’s purpose roams the earth looking for a faithful man. What He speaks is already established. We’re the only ones that need manifestation.
The purpose of God looks for a man that can endure to produce the fruit of that which He has spoken and established.
The purpose of God is a constant. Men are the variables.
Your destiny is a package. It has niceties and a process. Are you able to endure? Are you willing to drink the cup of your destiny?
Time and season are what determine if something is wrong or its appropriateness.
Waiting on God is not a mere passage of time.
Abraham did not need a prophetic word of God to desire a child. He probably wanted a child from the moment he got married.
Jacob spent many years between receiving the firstborn’s blessing till its manifestation. What Jacob didn’t realize was that his blessing was intergenerational beyond his sons.
We can get weary of waiting on God because we want the fulfilment of God’s word immediately or in our lifetime when it’s possible that God’s word over your life may be intergenerational.
Joseph had a harrowing waiting experience.
If you don’t perceive that God is behind something, you will be angry at the wrong people.
Waiting is a tool that God uses. You can prolong your process when you don’t know what God is trying to do in you.
There is no graduation in the things of God before passing through all the required dealings.
You can walk with God and go nowhere.
In the waiting, God deals with your character. There are things you learn as you wait. God withholds things from you because He loves you. God is more concerned with your soul.
Many prophets prophesied about Jesus before He was manifested.
Waiting perfects you and matures you before you enter the promise. While you wait, you grow.
The process of waiting is an expression of God’s love to you. The process of waiting is the process of perfection.
The problem isn’t whether you can get to the promise but if you can stay there. You learn how to stay in the promise while you wait.
People underestimate the process of preparation that they need to sustain them at the place of their promise. You do not prepare to sustain once you have achieved but before.
At the place of promise, what you don’t know is what brings you down.
Waiting is for us. Not for God.
In the waiting, there must be conformity to the character of God.