MESSAGE TITLE: WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS
PREACHER: BISHOP DR. S.I OKELEZOH
TEXT: Eph 2:10, Isaiah 26:1-7, John 6:63, Psalm 26:9
KEYS TO POSITIONING YOURSELF AS GOD’S WORKMAN
• THE VERTICAL COME DOWN
God who created and controls the heaven and earth is based in Heaven (above) not earth. We originated from heaven and we must go back there. The first call that man had was from light not from darkness; the first Adam was from light, God breathed Him. God is light, life and love.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph 2:10). God made us to join Him and become His workforce; which He will use in creating things. He enlisted us by grace to become His measure workforce. God doesn’t do anything on earth without contacting His workforce: He reveals the process of His operation to His servant, the prophet. Know that you are part of the workforce of God and that you were made because He has a work for you to carryout. Without us, God’s workforce would not be perfected (Isaiah 26:1)
“The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just” (Isaiah 26:7). Having the same quality or character of God in His image and likeness (mankind) is what makes you just. If the attribute and power of God is not being manifested, you are unjust.
The vertical calling is a linear, single and individual calling. God does not call two people at time. He calls everybody but individually. Your alone meeting with God is the real pillar of your life.
SEQUENCE OF THE VERTICAL COMING DOWN
1. Primacy of the spirit: “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). You must feed your spirit everyday with the word of God, no matter where you are. You must load your spirit with food (the word of God) so that in the nighttime when your soul is sleeping, it will have enough energy to send your spirit to the right place. You must eat enough so that your spirit will have heavy weight; when the enemy blows their wind, your spirit cannot be carried. What you use in ruling your spirit is the word of God and law of God. The spirit of man without the word of God is like a broken building that has its treasure unfenced. Many people receive blessing but because of careless and indiscipline, they lose it. If there is anything you should get in life; its discipline.
2. Secondary: Feed your soul.
3. Tertiary: The truth of the spirit; which you demanded because God is truth. The truth has come down but a canal man cannot see it because it is spiritual unless they are translated to the physical. The church was made to receive lies and translate it to truth to the world. If you must deliver truth, you must know its laws and principles.
• BUILDING PERSONAL HOUSE
Our building of our personal house is not going to start from the earth but from heaven: it must first be spiritual before it manifests in the physical. How do you build your personal house? By receiving and doing the word of God, you are building your personal house.
As the workmanship of Christ, there must be heavenly conversation: our conversation is not of this earth, it is with God on daily bases. It is through conversation that God ordains the righteous. Always hearing His continuous sayings, always doing His continuous saying to align and fascinate with what He is doing in the invisible ream. Hearing is the word will-driven destiny purpose, and doing it, is the way, truth and life of the building of your house on the rock.
• ACCEPTING JUDGEMENT
Jesus Christ came as judgement; the judgement shall sit because God has committed all judgement to Him. When the word of God which comes from the spirit ream passes through the process, comes to a place that the audience who requested for it, establishes and manifest by the glory of God. The glory of established judgement is the revelation of the true light to the world, salt of the earth, faithful witness, giver, believer and revealer of God’s love, salvation and mercy to the world. He came to reveal God to the world.” Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men” (Psalm 26:9). Jesus is our role model: many people wants to fashion to be like Him because they have seen light through Him.
Judgement is the arrival delivery, manifestation, testifier and witness of the light and life of truth at destination point which set out from the ancient origin to a clear desirable glory appearance. Heaven is originating point while earth is the visible desire destination point. Since truth is the embodiment ancient of days, the transcendental (the power to transport and move yourself from one place to another) transporting revealer is and must be the coming of the ancient of days.