“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”.
Philippians 3:10 (KJV)
One of the things that made Paul the Apostle stand out from among his equals was the hunger in his heart. The bible says that the man that hunger and thirst after God is blessed and shall be satisfied.
Can you hear Paul speak in Philippians 3:4-10 “If any other man thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law a Pharisee, as to zeal a persecutor of the church, as to righteousness under the law blameless”. He said “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith; that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death”.
Beloved, you need to know him because everything around you is from him. Your ministry begins from Him. That is where Jesus started from. That is why every time Jesus wanted to deal with His disciples, the Bible says He called them to Himself and said to them: “learn of me”. When you learn of Him you become successful in ministry. When you get to know Him nothing else will suffice. You will ever desire more of Him. When you know him your body itches when you see people playing magic with God. When you see people manipulating others, you easily detect it. And you will not fall because you are connected to the real thing.
Let me tell you, all this magic people are doing in the name of church will not last. I don’t know why people don’t want to learn from history, because history will always repeat itself. Don’t you see a lot of ministries rise up and then disappear? Ministries that once shook this city, where are they today? They are no more.
When you truly follow the Lord, trials and temptation will not last. You will outlast them all. As you seek daily to know him, I declare you will not be overwhelmed neither will you be distracted. I see you rise above every trial of life. You will not go under. You will testify in Jesus’ name.
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