Pastor Femi’s ARTICLE
BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOU
And I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus [and unto His glory]
The best in you is not yet revealed, irrespective of the heights or zenith you are presently or you are about to attain in life. Generational curses will serve as hinderances if you take them personally and not able to see the positive perspective or perception of the best yet to be tapped and unleashed by you.
The first adam created by God brought disorganization and ichabod (departed glory) by his behavioural life in the garden of eden but the second adam, which is Jesus Christ brought doxa (grace).
Grace is an unmerited, undeserved favour at the expense of Christ.The products of Christ death are innumerable and his death has nullified and annulled all the predictions and verdicts of man over our destiny.
The victory attained was at the expense of His blood: His blood took over every activity that might want to make us brood in life. Your greatness commences when you ignore the sayings of people around you and focus on what God has to say or have said about you. Everything God made/makes are fearfully, wonderfully and completely accurate. There is no deformity in Christ Jesus: we are complete in Him. Colossians 2:9 "For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]."
The stories surrounding the genealogy you emerged from is not a platform for mediocrity and limitation to your apex. Rahab the Harlot who nothing good can come out from was one of the great grandmother of Jesus Christ. Jabez was a man whom his mother gave a bad name because nothing seemingly good could come from him, but he tenaciously prayed for a change of status.
You are a midas touch: an emerging gold thoroughly polished and furnished by your creator. The good things will be revealed depending on your union with Christ. The good things in you are so numerous that the mega populace cannot use it up. The promises of God known by you determines the best of you.
Some of the accomplished work of Christ towards the best part of us emerging are: Walking in the supernatural, the supernatural is a product of grace, while the natural is that of law. The supernatural breaks all odds of the natural law. The natural law comes with protocols, while the supernatural is our inheritance in Christ Jesus.
There is an access into his grace by faith not by feeling. Access to man is momentary but unto God is not time-factioned. The access you have towards Christ is a product of your assets. (Romans 5:1-2)
"THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified ([a]acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to [b]enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God's favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God."
The quickening of our body by Christ is a spiritual process with no definite explanation of how this process is achieved. Quicken is a spiritual vocabulary meaning "to be made alive". The quickening power produces effects in the physical. Quickening downs all predictions by man.
There was the story of a medical doctor who was seven months pregnant with a baby girl and wanted a male child and she came to Pastor Adeboye for prayers and he said, Lord grant her desires and indeed, the sex of the baby changed.
There is a level of quickening that makes the professions of individuals seem fake, because most of the instruments and equipments are man-made.
The divine nature causes an identification with Christ at regeneration and the manifestation of His traits as his vessel. There is a birth by co-operation but we come in to divine nature by adoption in Christ and not confusion.
The boldness we have to come into the Holy of holies is where grace is contacted. God's presence brings presents. The presence of God is a platform for the manifestation of the unusual.
A grudge free life will facilitate the faithfulness of God. Hurt is non- negotiable but the ability not to harbour grudge will make you flourish like a cedar in Lebanon. Grudge means "to make noises like a bee". Bees make unproductive sounds, likewise he/she who harbours grudge remains stagnant. Unforgiveness is a pedestal for grudge.
The genuity of your anointing is the ability to truly maintain your character not the charisma. The best of you is not by your own excellence but the true interpretation of God's definition of excellence. The best is in you for the peak, until you reach out for it, you might not leap for joy.