ON THE MOUNTAIN GOD SHALL PROVIDE (3)
“And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” (Gen 22:14)
The prayer meeting was very good. We praised God with singing and dancing. Then brethren shared testimonies of God’s miraculous intervention in their lives. This is just one: Sister O who is 14 years old was told by the doctors more than two years ago that she has glaucoma and she will be blind in about 6 months. Yesterday she went to see her eye doctor having complaining that she does not see well. She thought that the power of her lenses became too weak for her. The doctor examined her. To her surprise he said that her sight is improving and he reduced the power of her lenses. That is a miracle. We continue to pray for her.
Then the message came:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Mt 6:19-24)
Our Lord gives us instructions as we prepared to have an encounter with Jehovah Jireh. Jesus says that there are two treasures: one on earth and one in heaven. He counsels us not to store on earth because the wealth here is good but temporary. Many things can destroy the treasure here. He commands us to store it in heaven. Yes, Jesus wants us to store wealth in heaven. He does not want us to scatter our blessings, but to gather them, to store them.
If you are a child of God then your Father has opened an account for you in heaven. Let me say this… This account is not for God. Read again! It is ‘for yourselves’. How do I pay in my account in heaven? By using my resources (money, time, gifts etc) for the increase of the Kingdom of God! I cannot carry cash with me when I die. The deposits must be done now, while I live on earth. For example, if I use 100 Naira to buy groundnuts and eat them, that is good. But tomorrow I will be hungry again. But if I place 100 Naira in the offering basket, as an offering to God, it has a greater value. The reward for that will be paid in my heavenly account. It is the same me and the same amount, but different values!
You need to change the way you think. You need to have faith in the Word of God. Then it will not be hard for you to increase your true eternal riches. Your heart will be in heaven where your treasure is. As thieves cannot break into your heavenly account no devil can break your heart. This is the secret why some people are spiritually and emotionally strong. No devil can break their heart for it is un-reachable and un-breakable.
There are also two sets of eyes. The bad eye is the covetous eye, the jealous eye. Because of that, the body, mind and emotions are filed with darkness, with fear and ignorance. For as long as you covet other people’s property and you want to compete with them, you shall not be able to encounter Jehovah Jireh. You may only meet the devil, the wicked prince of darkness. This is the best advice for you: Repent of covetousness! Tell God that you are grateful with His provision for you. Then God will come and meet with you. He will answer your prayers and provide for all your needs, even much more than you imagine!
Finally, there are two masters: God and Mammon. In other words, there are two gods: God Almighty and the devil. Tonight, we made a vow that no matter how much God will bless us we shall only worship Jehovah Jireh, the Giver and not the gifts. God is our God forever! Money is our servant, never a master, never a god.
Now you are ready to move on, to draw closer to God…arms open wide…we receive your package from above…prosperity without sorrow…Lord, we shall surely testify of your supernatural provision, goodness, power and love…we decided to seek the Kingdom of God…all other things shall follow…The Holy Spirit came as a blanket of encouragement and hope, enveloping us. It is so easy to believe even impossible things when God is so near…Thank You Lord for Your sweet presence. You are all we need…the glory covers and we can only worship…