2019: “OUR YEAR OF: AS FAR AS YOU CAN SEE“
(SHARPEN YOUR LENSES).
“The LORD said to Abram after Lot had separated from him: “Lift up your eyes now from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward and westward; for all the land you see I give to you and your descendants for ever” (Genesis13:14-15).
In the days we live in, many children of God have like Abram, lost their vision. Some have given their dreams away without throwing a punch. Even as many have used their hands to employ the services of vision killers. We have almost become a laughing stock to our detractors. Glory however be to our God of another chance! In this Great Year of the LORD, another chance is coming by His Grace. That deserves a Believer’s; Amen!
Amen said, there is the need to wake up and work things out. It should be known that God cannot do His and come down to attend to ours! The Word has gone out of His Mouth in Righteousness but someone somewhere; has got to roll the sleeves of their shirts and slug things out. That person will settle for nothing short of total and complete victory this great year. Such persons would defy every effort to limit and frustrate them. They would hate everything that keeps them in the same place again and again.
Abram’s life began when He heard the voice of the Almighty gave him a charge. The man was asked to leave his place to an unknown address. An instruction he heeded without a navigation system. He obeyed his Maker and laid an indelible mark in the Heart of God by such singular act. He however equally jeopardised his great vision when he took with him, his nephew Lot. Thus there was a cease to hearing from the One Who initiated the journey! Abram never heard from God again until there was a quarrel and as the wonderful person he was, he took a bold step.
Somebody reading right now needs to take a bold step this year! Until that is done, many would; remain in the same place bemoaning their fate, thinking that God has forsaken them. While the Almighty is equally waiting for them to put things in order. Many have employed the services of various Lots in their lives who have derailed the train of their visions. It is shocking how, many of God’s children are busy binding demons and devils while actually demonising themselves. It is time to take stocks, right wrongs and eventually see the Glory of God. God wants that we see His Glory!
This is however not possible while we are preoccupied, by the presence of glory vanquishing forces both, human and spiritual. It is time for separation! This is talking about separation from those things that tend to keep away God’s presence from His people. There is nothing we can do without the leading of the LORD. When He fails to order our steps, pits will receive many visitors! Such scenarios as this are avoidable when we wake up and make right decisions and stand by them.
It was a hard decision for Abram to part ways with Lot. He however had to do it. Run a check on your life this day and you will see the various Lots you have taken along with you in the courses of pursuing your career. It is so interesting that we have been kept in the same place by those and we are blinded to this truth. Abram never accused Lot of any wrong doing neither did he abuse or insult him. As such by this, you are not enjoined to malign or mistreat anyone. Instead, do this out of love for you will be saving yourself as well as them from more serious challenges.
Had Abram and Lot forced themselves together, there would have been internal wrangling and rancour which would have been detrimental to a common front. When however they parted ways and Abram rediscovered his charm, he was able to build himself up and went to the aid and rescue of Lot and his family when the need arose (Genesis14). Put it at the back of your mind that independence does not put off interdependence. Man would always need the services of another man.
If you however want to see far this year, there are things that you must separate yourself from. It must not be human beings but could be material things. It could be the love of money. It can as well be jewelleries, drugs, love of fashion and others. Anything that hinders the glory of God from being seen in your life must be removed! Do you know that even Prophet Isaiah did not see the Glory of God until a King died! (Isaiah6:1). It is your year of seeing God’s Glory and anyone or thing that would stand on your way would be removed by the Power in the Name of Jesus Christ.
As soon as Abram heard the voice of God immediately after that separation, he must have questioned why he failed to act earlier. It is never too late. All you need is go back to the drawing board and make amendments. Put on God’s own lenses and begin to see as He sees. Do not continue to borrow human lenses. If you do that again this year, you will see limits and limitations.
In conclusion, while the other ten spies saw giants in the Land, Caleb and Joshua put on the lenses of God and saw in themselves the Greater Giant. Thus the giants in the Land appeared to them as grasshoppers. What can you see this year? God wants you to see solutions and not problems. He wants you to see Peace in the midst of troubles. There is opportunity in every calamity the LORD says further! As far as you can see this year, you will be able to possess. Not by Might not by Power but by My Spirit says the LORD! Glory be to God in the Highest!