|Saturday, July 9, 2022|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I welcome you to the month of July, our month of Divine Visitation.
ear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited His people!" Lk 7:16. The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is a divine visitation to the earth! "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people." Lk 1:68. God has always visited his people, He is still interested in visiting His people, so by extrapolation he will still visit his people and particularly in the seventh month which is regarded as the number of perfections I believe God will visit you in a great way. When he visited us he brought salvation from sin, deliverance from oppression, redemption from damnation and escape from hell and showed us the way to heaven for those who believe in Him. As our faces, races, graces differ, so does our challenges but God's visitation always brings solution, maybe in terms of rebuke, correction, intervention, blessings, curses, succor, comfort and meeting our needs in a way that sometimes goes beyond our expectation. My prayer is that this month as God visits and meets your needs, you will be challenged, encouraged and motivated to do more for the kingdom.
July 1st Canada celebrates her birthdate and July 4th America celebrates her birthdate, I wish these giants and prosperous border nations happy birthdate and pray that they will realize it is God that has helped them and they will no longer relegate God to no position but exalt him. For the bible says "Righteousness exalts a nation and sin is a reproach to any people." Prov 14:34. By the way Praise God or shout out to The United States Supreme Court that has reversed itself by announcing and denouncing the 1973 Roe v Wade decision because it was "egregiously wrong from the start," as stated by Justice Samuel Alito. We are trusting God that same thing will take place in Canada and also that biblical education and principles will be restored to schools ASAP in both countries.
What is divine visitation? Divine visitation is the process of bringing the wisdom, power, favour, correction and blessing of heaven upon our efforts and life.
Divine visitation is the process of bringing heaven down to overrule the powers of the enemy at work in our situation, opening the floodgates of heaven to bring down blessings that money cannot buy, nor human influence guarantee. For example, God visited Saul he became Paul Acts 9.
When God visits though he is mercy driven, the result varies depending on the individuals. It may be unpleasant if you are living a false life. In the case of Adam and Eve they got curses instead of blessings.
Bishop David Oyedepo was quoted as saying "Have you been working night and day by your own power, without any positive result? Have you been depending on your university degree thinking that it is what will give you all you need? Hear this: Just one encounter with God is much more than a lifetime of struggles and efforts. Every day is God's Day; the day you believe is your day. God has more than enough resources to meet all the desires of every living being (Psalm 145:15-16)."
How do you know when God has visited you? When rain falls you see the evidence, when thunder strikes you hear the sound you cannot experience divine visitation without knowing. Let us look at four ways you can know God has visited you
1. Salvation: The first time God visited the earth it was to save and Adam and Eve from the intrigues and deceits of Satan. (Gen 3:8). When Jesus came the primary aim was to save humanity from sin by dying on the cross. When He is in the midst of people, He saves (Zephaniah 3:17). The first way you experience Jesus' visitation is that he will save your soul from sin and eternal death. Whereas simultaneously he can perform miracles of healing and deliverance but his primary aim of visiting you is to save you. In this month of divine visitation if you have not made Jesus your Lord and Saviour every other thing, he has done for you is bonus get your salvation package now. I got mine on February 10, 1977. When you experience God's visitation and encounter your life cannot be the same again. It may be challenging but it will be productive, blessed and glorious.
2. Deliverance: Wherever God is, you find deliverance there (Obadiah 17). What many people have in mind most times when they speak of divine visitation is deliverance from one satanic, challenging or unpleasant situation or the other, and God does it willingly. Many records abound particularly from barrenness. Sarah Gen 21:1-2) Hannah (1 Sam 1.) Elizabeth Lk 1, Mrs. Manoah Judges 1. Mary (Lk 1:39-56) although that of Mary was not because she was previously barren it was to deliver humanity from their sin and as a fulfillment of the promise to Adam in Gen 3:15 to deliver the human race from Satan. Deliverance from sicknesses, diseases, poverty, and many other challenges, particularly when prayers are offered rather than medical or other conventional ways is a proof of divine visitation.
3. Isaac (Genesis 26:1-14). That visitation turned him to the envy of the civilized world. God told him to stay in Gera, he obeyed. Do you stay where God wants you to stay? Did you marry the person God wanted you to marry? Do you pay the tithe God wants you to pay? If God says take charge of the Men Fellowship, choir or prayer band will you obey?
6. How to get God to Visit You
Borden's small Morning Prayer group gave birth to a movement that soon spread across the campus. By the end of his first year, 150 freshmen were meeting weekly for Bible study and prayer. By the time Bill Borden was a senior, one thousands of Yale's 1,300 students were meeting in such groups.
Conclusion: When God visits you, a lot of things will change in your spiritual, physical, mental, and financial life or in your relationship with God. A divine visitation is simply a personal encounter with God. - The person so visited by God is deeply rooted in Him. The person will experience a better personal and very intimate relationship with God. - This is one of the greatest and most important benefits of a divine visitation. It strengthens you spiritually. It moves you from the level of being a regular, ordinary Christian to being a friend of God. That was how God described His relationship with Abraham. Abraham was called a friend of God James 2:23. God is always willing to visit His people, but we must be desirous and expectant of His visitation. We must understand all that we need to do to position ourselves and prepare for His visitation in every area of our lives.