SCRIPTURE: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Being hungry for God creates a vacancy for God in your life.
This year, 2023, has been declared as our year of Light has come and the Glory is risen. Light has come, and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon our lives, families, careers, ministries, churches and nation. There shall be a glory explosion in all areas of our lives this year.
However, it is very important to know that there is no possibility without responsibility, no rise without a price, and no provision without a condition.
Therefore, there are scriptural conditions or requirements to experiencing the explosion of the glory.
We are going to look at one of such conditions today, and that is: Desperate hunger.
Genesis 1:2 makes it clear that the earth was without form and void and darkness was in the face of the deep. There was emptiness and vacuum. That sense of emptiness and vacuum provoked the necessity or eagerness to be filled.
Matthew 5:6 says;
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Being hungry for God creates a vacancy for God in your life.
In 2 Kings 4:3-4, the prophet, Elisha instructed the widow to borrow empty vessels, turn the oil into them and set aside the vessels that are filled.
Just as physically filled oil vessels are set aside, spiritual vessels that get filled are set aside by God. God fills only empty, hungry and yearning vessels.
Today, there are many pastors, Bishops, Archbishops who have been set aside because they are filled. There are people who ended before they started; they got satisfied before they started the main journey. I know many people who got prematurely contented many years ago.
Beloved, it does not matter how long you have been there; where your hunger stops, there your glory ends. And one of the worst things that can happen to anyone is to be set aside by God while still alive. That will not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: Being hungry for God creates a vacancy for God in your life.
1. Refuse to be full or filled up.
2. Be hungry and desperate for God. Empty yourself to experience the glory, power and presence of God in your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the spell of premature contentment. Help me to remain permanently hungry so I can experience Your Power and Glory, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE SPIRIT OF GLORY.
QUOTE: When was the last time, as a pastor, you put up a genuine evangelistic exercise with a passion to reach the lost and you went out, got them saved and discipled them under your tutelage, until you saw them mature? Culled from “THOU ART MY BATTLE AXE” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Nehemiah 9-11
AMAZING FACT: An elephant’s trunk can grow to be about 2 metres long and can weigh up to 140 kg.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: May the Glory of God overwhelm your life to satisfy the hunger of your heart in Jesus’ Name.