Calvary greetings in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who has made it possible for us to come into the month of March 2011 – Our Year of Great Expectation (Rom. 4:18-19). God declared unto us that we should expect great things this year, that “all will be well”. Therefore, in this month we shall encounter God Almighty in His Power.
Psalm 110:3 reminds us that “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.” Brethren, we are living in days of extraordinary power. God is increasingly manifesting himself among His people in great power. The Bible speaks of the day of His Power. This is the day in which we live. All over the world the Spirit is moving among the people of God enabling them to heal the sick and set the captives free. A new generation of Christians are being seen in the earth in these days. They are moved by the Spirit and used by God to perform wonders as they meet the needs of people around them. They care for the poor and they love people.
God is certainly up to something great in these days of His power. Many people want to do what they think best and what seems right to them. We are warned not to do this in Proverbs 14:12, “there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” According to what God says we can loose our soul by doing what seems right in our own eyes. God’s word is no longer our guide, but it has been replaced with creed books, disciplines, manuals, confessions, etc. Men want to do things their way and as it seem right in their own eyes. Please consider the consequences of being deceived by error.
It is exciting to serve God in a time like this. The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:10 “that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” PAUL, in the verses before this text, had deliberately laid aside his own personal righteousness. “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ, … for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law ….” (Phil. 3:7-9).
Jesus says in John 4:24, “God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” I encourage you to have a genuine life of worship with this God of Power for He is giving extraordinary power to ordinary Christians who are willing to be led by the Spirit. We must worship God in truth. John 17:17 says His word is truth, therefore we must worship Him according to His word. Here the Lord is telling us that everything we do in worship, we must have God’s divine approval. Truth is not arbitrary. I urge you this season to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling for it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Phil. 2:12-13).
Dr. Akpo Onduku.
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