Who may ascend onto the mountain of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to what is false, nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation (description) of those who diligently seek Him and require Him as their greatest need, who seek Your face, even [as did] Jacob. Selah. Psalms 24:3-6AMP
Welcome to the Fire Place Blog! It is always a privilege to have you here in the blog. We are concluding our series on “the making of God’s battle axe” in today’s episode. Our discussion so far covered the necessary processes that must happen in our lives before it can be said concerning us that we are His battle axe! In rounding up this series, we shall be addressing the place of Divine Encounter in becoming God’s battle axe. In our quest of walking and working for God here on earth, until we come up higher in God to the point where we encounter His person, there is a level of conviction that will still be lacking in our lives! Encounters sharpen our convictions and move us from the stage of assumption to a stage of strong belief in all that we know about God! Every believer that desires to do much for God on earth must therefore desire and pant after God to the point of encountering Him! All that we need to do to achieve this is what this episode is all about. Get ready for the Fire Experience!
Encounters sharpen our convictions and move us from the stage of assumption to a stage of strong belief in all that we know about God!
Amongst many factors that qualify and solidify the service of man in the vineyard of God, encountering God stands out elegantly! Why? It is impossible to represent the God you have not met! How would you describe the person of God to your generation? What do you know about God that has sharpened your realities in God and set you on a plane of eternal relevance here on earth? There is a frequency a man can reach in the pursuit of God whereby it becomes impossible not to collide with the Supernatural! The earth has homed men of such likeness, that refused to settle for less, men that searched for the price with all their lives and paid the price in full so as to meet their Maker for a lifetime encounter!
In our quest of walking and working for God here on earth, until we come up higher in God to the point where we encounter His person, there is a level of conviction that will still be lacking in our lives!
You cannot meet God once and remain the same for the rest of your life. Encounter will compress what you can spend thirty years learning and still not understand and present it to you in a powerful supernatural experience lasting for only some minutes yet leaving an indelible mark on your faith in God for a lifetime!Your making and process in becoming God’s battle axe will lack a level of persistence and strong-willed faith in God if you miss out on encounters that are meant to shape you for destiny fulfillment!
There is a frequency a man can reach in the pursuit of God whereby it becomes impossible not to collide with the Supernatural!
In our anchor scripture above, one of the finest words in the bible on the subject of encounter was well spelled out. The verse connected seeking and encountering God together. These are two inter-twined experiences that can be perfectly traced to the life of one the Patriarchs in the bible; Jacob! In this passage, we saw that the life experience of Jacob at a point in his life has been turned into a pattern inside God that can be followed which will definitely birth forth the same result experienced by Jacob every single time!
You cannot meet God once and remain the same for the rest of your life!
Jacob wasn’t a man that truly acknowledged and referred God at the beginning of his life. He only had to partner with God in his life when no one else could help him! All the wealth and influence he cunningly gathered meant nothing to Esau at that point, all Esau wanted was revenge! Therefore, Jacob also had to seek a personality that could save him from this looming destruction of everything that pertained to him! At this point, he remembered the God of His fathers that encountered him once while he was running to meet Laban, and as expected, God came through for him by encounter!
The central aim of every encounter is to make the revelation of Jesus real to you!
Encounters solidify our knowledge of God! It sharpens our convictions about God. How would you feel if the Jesus your saviour appears in your room right now and touches your shoulder calling your name? Pause and Meditate on this reality. I want you to know that God has prepared many encounters and supernatural experiences to accompany your life inside Him ever before you were born!
Encounters solidify our knowledge of God!
There are probably thousands of mysteries and principles we might never be able to finish learning if God decides to leave us to thread this path of journey into Him on our own; therefore, He created a system in Him that will always bring us into the reality of spiritual experiences so as to prepare us strong enough to represent Him perfectly before men! The central aim of every encounter is to make the revelation of Jesus real to you! Encounters magnify Christ Jesus at all times! Encounter prepares us for divine assignment. Most times, become very big moments inside our purpose fulfillment, God would send these supernatural happenings to prepare our hearts for what is to come and equip us for all of His will for our lives!
It is the responsibility of every believer to align with the times and seasons in God which He already prepared for us to encounter Him!
Finally, we must understand that every encounter is being sent for a purpose! God is a business man; He doesn’t waste resources! He goes around with encounters and visits men on earth as He deems it fit. It is therefore the responsibility of every believer to align with the times and seasons in God which He already prepared for us to encounter Him! Seeking God places man on the path of encountering God at all times! Men that are hungry for God can never miss Encounters! There is a level of consistency in seeking God your life must command that is required in aligning you for encounters that will refine your destiny for manifestation!
What do you know about God that has sharpened your realities in God and set you on a plane of eternal relevance here on earth?
Mary Magdalene portrayed this dimension vividly in John 20:1-18. In that passage, Mary Magdalene passed the test of hunger and persistence in seeking God! Even though Peter and John were supposed to be closer to Jesus and also understand His ways more yet, they missed that Kairos moment! They both believed the body of Jesus was stolen and left. Only Mary waited and kept crying inside the tomb! Before long, her eyes began to open up and she started to see beings that were already in the tomb ever before they got there but were not opened up to them. Hunger placed her on the path of encounters and she didn’t just collide with Angels; she encountered the Risen Christ and received a mandate for the rest of the disciples on earth! What you need to witness Jesus to your world is Encounter! Cry to God for such experience today and pay the price! Your encounter is assured! Were you blessed? It was such a wonderful journey through this series. Thank you for visiting the Fire Place. Ensure you drop your comments and follow the blog. God bless you!