|Saturday, March 27, 2021|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. ”Heb 3:3-4
et me say upfront that this article is not meant to motivate you to be spiritually conscious and active but mentally and practically redundant, rather it is to enable you give God the rightful place in the journey of your life. We live in an age where God is despised, mocked and considered irrelevant in the affairs of man. There has always been a struggle as to who built the world, how did the world begin. To satisfy human curiosity philosophers, evolutionists, and revolutionaries have emerged. God seems to reply all his critics by saying: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1. A child can insist that his parents are not his parents, can even swear to an affidavit to that effect, it doesn’t change the fact. God is the maker of the world .
Where the Holy Spirit wants to help you this morning is not to allow your life to be ruined by those who make you feel that you don’t need God. The Holy Spirit wants to help those who delude themselves to think whatever they became or will become or have become is by their sheer intellectual, entrepreneurial, academic ability.
The story was told of some people who wanted to clone human beings to show that they are smarter than God and can be like God. They were asked so, what will you use to build these new human beings? “Easy, human cells”! they said. Fools! If you want to start a new human being or build anything new you will need to procure your raw material by your supernatural ability to come up from nothing, as long as you start with existing material including you, you have failed.
Friends the scripture says : For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God.Heb 3:4. Resist disdaining and denying God or boasting that you have done it without God. Allow God to help you build.
How does God build you up ? What does God need to build you up? God is Almighty but the way he builds men, honours men, and shows up for men is through the ministry of men. God is Almighty but he has so chosen by his predetermined principles and counsel to use men to build men. You need a man to help lift men. That is why he says “give and it shall be given to you .....men will give back to you” God uses men to build, whether it is birth, businesses, aircrafts, cars, houses, farmlands, marriages and relationships, institutions, ministry, churches . God uses men through:
1. Destiny helpers .
God has built you as a man/woman - Reconnect with him to rebuild you spiritually, physically, materially , financially, by people He chooses.
2. Divine connectors.
Divine connectors do not have what you need but they know those who have what you need and they are willing to take you there. Three examples: The boy that took Saul to Samuel. The maid that mentioned Elisha to Naman had no ability to heal and the butler that remembered Joseph and mentioned him to Pharaoh.
I did not know that NNPC was hiring in Lagos as I was in Ife, but someone who knew mentioned it to me and as they say, the trajectory of my life changed. God is the builder of your life. The grace you need is the ability to discern your connectors, this is where your ability to pray and fast is needed. Many people meet their spouses through intermediaries. There are many people I also have connected to their destiny helpers who helped them build their lives.
3. Men of influence:
You have the potentials, degrees, certificates, charisma, beauty , charm, astute, intelligence but you need someone to empower you. You need someone to give you the job. To give you the capital. Pharaoh was in a position to remove his ring thrust it into Joseph’s hands and by fiat make him the Prime Minister of Egypt. I also by the grace of God have offered scholarships to people to go to school, empowered people financially to start businesses. Allow God to use you to build men. Your ministry needs men of influence. A pastor who attended our International Gathering of Eagles conference told us of how someone gave him ten million dollars to do ministry. A man shared his testimony with us during our IGOE Conference in Uganda of how he was going on the streets of America and someone gave him three million dollars. Today he has built a hospital and schools in Jinja, Uganda. Pray for God to build you through men of influence.
4. Gifted people.
It takes more than sincerity to get the job done. When God was about to build the tabernacle in the wilderness he sent Aholiab and Bezaleel- Ex 36:1 to Solomon. To build that company, ministry, business, you need men of uncommon gifting . I have traveled a bit and seen quite a lot of houses. Though they are practical and beautiful, it’s God who gave men the wisdom, the capacity to build. Imagine bridges across mighty rivers. Even in your ministry you need media, protocol, worship teams . You need God to help you build that ministry. Mega churches are built from heaven with God sending gifted men to such ministries.
5. Burden bearers:
For God to build you to fulfill destiny you need people that will stand by you particularly in times of need. Many people’s careers are disabled but God sends people to build them. Many are bereaved, widowed and God finds ways to build them. An example is Naomi and Ruth. Naomi even wanted her name changed to Mara, sweetness to sorrow; but God repackaged her life through Ruth.
Conclusion. Someone was drowning and on three occasions, people showed up with boat, ship and parachute to get him out , he said God has promised that “I will not drown when passing through waters” of course he drowned. Unknown to him God sent all those men to him! What the Holy Spirit is saying is that you should allow God to build your life, relationships, marriage, ministry or career; name it, through the assistance of humans but, put your trust in God, the maker of this world .”Every house is built by someone but God is the builder of all things” God is behind technological,scientific and every human advancement but he uses men. For God to restore humanity to himself, he caused the Word to become flesh- Jesus was born. As we go to Easter season remember he used Jesus to build you and to pave where for our future resurrection. “Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.” 1 Chr 29:12. May you be a partaker of wealth and great health. Let God build you to his taste . Shalom.