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How To Identify Your GIFTS And CALLING From God

 

gifts fb“For The GIFTS And CALLING Of God [Are] Without Repentance”-Romans 11:29

Your Gifts Are Plural But Your Calling Is Singular

To Be Able To Identify Your Calling From God, You Must First Of All Know That There Are Gifts And There Are Callings. Your Gifts Are The Gifts Of The Spirit Like Healing, Prophecy And So On (Spiritual Endowments 1Cor.12) That Are Operative In Your Life; They Are Usually More Than One. On The Other Hand, Identifying Your Calling Is So Simple; It’s What You Are Called To Do, It Is Essentially Singular, It Is Your Assignment. It Is What To Do With Your Gifts.

How Do You Know?

Your Strongest Passion Will Usually Move In The Direction Of Your Destiny. If You Have A Call To Minister To Children For Example, You Will Always See Their Needs And Want To Meet Them. God Will Frequently Expose Your Eyes To See The Needs You’re Called To Meet. The Holy Spirit Will Impress It Upon Your Mind To Do It And You Will Not Have Peace Until You Do It. Your Calling Therefore Is That Need, That Assignment, That Passion That Is Holding You So Strongly And Never Letting You Go. It Is The Most Compelling And Prevalent Of All Your Desires!

Following The Inward Witness

There Is Such Thing As The Inward Witness Of The Holy Spirit. That Is; The Spirit Witnessing To You On The Inside To Do Something (Rom. 8: 16; 9:1). Also, It Is Possible That You Can Desire To Do So Many Things That Are Not In Line With Each Other, Those Are Just Desires But Your Passion For What You’re Called To Do Is The Divine Counsel Of God And It Is Absolute, Therefore It Will Overpower All The Rests. “[There Are] Many Devices In A Man’s Heart; Nevertheless The Counsel Of The LORD- That Shall Stand” (Pro.19:21).

Your Prevailing Desire Reveals Your Calling

You May Love So Many Things, But Your Calling Is Your Prevailing Desire. It’s Your Spiritual Prevailing Desire That Lines Up With God’s Word And The Witness Of The Spirit. The Holy Spirit Will Always Deal With You In The Line Of Your Destiny, Your Assignment And Your Calling. You Must Also Know That Your Calling Is Unique, That Is; Nobody Else Can Do It As You Would Because Everybody Is Unique In This World.

Your Fruits Reveal Your Calling

Another Way To Tell What Your Calling Is Is The Fruit Or Result That Follows You. The Lord Jesus Says That A Tree Is Known By Its Fruits. “Ye Shall Know Them By Their Fruits. Do Men Gather Grapes Of Thorns, Or Figs Of Thistles? Even So Every Good Tree Bringeth Forth Good Fruit; But A Corrupt Tree Bringeth Forth Evil Fruit. A Good Tree Cannot Bring Forth Evil Fruit, Neither [Can] A Corrupt Tree Bring Forth Good Fruit. Every Tree That Bringeth Not Forth Good Fruit Is Hewn Down, And Cast Into The Fire. Wherefore By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them” (Math.7:16-20). Your Life Will Produce Fruit According To Your Ministry!

Some Gifts And Calling Revealing Questions

Ask Yourself And Try To Answer These Questions;

1. What Fruits Follow You?

2. What Do You Do Well?

3. What is it that People Get Blessed When You Do?

4. What Do You Feel Fulfilled When You Do?

Therefore, That Thing That You Do Well, That You Feel Very Fulfilled When You Do, That Edifies People When You Do, And Produces Godly Fruit, The-Same Is Your Calling. Moreover, Your Calling Is Between Your Abilities, It Is Ever Pressing And It Won’t Let You Go.

Some Characteristics Of Your Calling

• It’s Biblical

• It’s Fulfilling

• It Brings You Peace

• It’s Productive

• You Can Do It

• It Won’t Let You Go

• It Fills Your Mind

• It Moves Your Passion

• The Holy Spirit Moves You To Do It

Your Calling Is Within Your Ability

Notice That You Won’t Have To Strain Yourself To Do Your Calling Because It’s Within Your Ability. When You Step Into Another Person’s Calling You Will Struggle Fruitlessly. A Good Example Is The King Saul, He Was Only A King, Not A Prophet Or Priest But His Fall Came When He FORCED Himself To Perform A Sacrifice (Out Of Fear) Which Was Only Within The Power And Office Of Samuel Who Was Both A Prophet And Priest To Do (See 1Sam. 13:8-14). Stay Within Your Calling And Be Faithful To It. Your Anointing, Ability And Productivity Only Lies Within The Sphere Of Your Calling.

Some Biblical Personalities And Their Callings

• Paul’s Calling Was To Preach To The Gentiles (Rom.11:13). It Was So Strong That He Said To Himself “Woe Unto Me If I Do Not Preach The Gospel”. Your Calling Isn’t Optional, It’s A Pressing Necessity (1Cor.9:16).

• Peter’s Calling Was To Build The Church By Preaching Mostly To The Jews (Gal.2:7-8). He Ran Back To Fishing (His Former Trade) But The Lord Wouldn’t Let Go Of Him. Your Calling Won’t Let You Go And Until You Obey It. The Holy Spirit Will Always Point Your Heart In That Direction (John 21:1-19).

Specification

Every Calling Has Specifications Like Paul Was To The Gentiles And Peter To The Jews. Even If You Mistake, God Will Still Restore You To Your Calling. An Example Of Full Restoration Is Seen When Peter Denied Jesus Three Times And Three Times The Lord Gave Him An Opportunity To Say ‘I LOVE YOU’ To Him Again (Math. 26:69-75; John 21:15-17). God Does Not Call People Because They Are Perfect, Instead He Perfects People Because They Are Called “Moreover Whom He Predestined, These He Also Called; Whom He Called, These He Also Justified; And Whom He Justified, These He Also Glorified” (Rom.8:30). Your Ministry Isn’t Something To Be Waited For But A Destination To Be Achieved. Step Out In Faith!!!

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OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL DRYNESS IN LIFE AND MINISTRY!!!

spiritual_DrynessEver experienced a period in your life when it looks as though you’re burning out spiritually? Ever gone through that face in which you feel as though you’re not a Christian anymore? Do you sometimes feel as if God must have abandoned you? Well, you’re not alone because times and again, folks have expressed such feelings and wonder why. The truth is that God wants us to come to the perfect knowledge of the Son of God, He wants us to align with our perfect self, that inward being who is born of the Spirit and lives by the faith of the Son of God (Gal. 2:20; John 3:6). We must live beyond our feelings and understand that God is there and the anointing is there even when we don’t feel like it.
When I got filled with the Holy Spirit at age eight, about three years after the Lord first appeared unto me in mama’s little room, I started having overwhelming sensations of the Spirit all over me… That sensation was so beautiful and pretty helpful in my ministry of healing those early days and as long as I had them, I believed that all was well. However, years later as I began to grow, the sensation began to lift…It was so difficult those days and I began to wonder what must have gone wrong until the Lord came and taught me in another encounter that He took them away so I could learn to walk by faith…In that visitation, Jesus gave me Mathew 28:20 which says “…And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” The Lord said as long as that promise remains in the Scriptures, I am with you always, no matter how you may feel! We don’t need to see to believe, we need to believe to see!
On the other hand, some feelings of dryness may be due to neglecting private devotion or failure to walk in love and forgiveness towards others and that need to be corrected as quick as we get the knowledge of it. Once our conscience is pure that we’re walking in love then, we should be calm in Him. “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God” (1John 3:21 ISV). Dryness isn’t always a result of sin, so don’t let satan take advantage of you and drive you into guilty thoughts and condemnation. God loves you and you’re beyond condemnation in Christ! (Rom. 8).
Over the years I’ve seen amazing healing and testimonies resulted from ministering by faith when I don’t feel a thing. When you feel so dry, don’t allow depression or guilt to get your attention. Switch on your faith and walk in victory. Even when you don’t feel a thing, all things are possible if you will only believe. Don’t base your life on feelings, they’re too flimsy. Trust in the perfect love of God and understand the difference between your physical or mental feelings and spiritual reality. Faith isn’t a feeling; it’s a truth perceived by the sight of a better kind that beholds reality! Faith is the God kind of eyes! “Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight” (2Cor. 5:7 GWT). “For we live by believing and not by seeing” (2Cor. 5:7 NLT). Receive fresh fire in your spirit! Be strengthened with might inwardly in the name of Jesus Christ! PEACE!

Prophetic Word For October 2012

Sited Upon My Watch on A Sundown
In The Secret Place In My Meditation
The Word Of The Lord Came Unto Me And Said:
Peace Be Unto You Oh Dweller Of Heaven…
Tell My People That Their Burdens Come To Me Daily
And I See All That Is Coming At Them.
Look, You Walk In A World Plagued With Sin
Where That Enemy Of The Light Sit Upon The Souls Of Men.
Do Not Think That There Will Be Rest In The World
For Woe Is Unto The World Into Which The Devil Was Cast,
Who Fights With Wrath, Knowing That His Time Is Very Short.
But Although You Live In The Earth In Your Body,
Your True Position Is The Throne Room With Me
And As Long As You Come Up To Your Position In Your Heart,
As Long As You Set Your Affections Upon The Things Above,
As Long As You Look Away From The World,
Then Peace Will Be Unto You Oh Dwellers Of Heaven.

I Am Calling You To Live Who You Are,
For Many Of You, Although Are Heavenly Dwellers In Reality,
Still Allow Yourselves To Be Choked In The Affairs Of The World.
I Am Calling You To Look Away From The World
For Your Peace Shall Never Come From There,
There Shall Be Darkness And Gross Darkness Upon The World
But You’re My Light, Heavenly Dwellers;
You’re The Light Of The World That Descended From Heaven.
I Have Left You In The World To Save The World
By The Preaching Of The Gospel
For The Hope Of The World Shall Never Be Cut Off With You.
But I Shall Come And Take You Out When The Time Is Ripe
And After That Shall That Wicked One Be Revealed,
Who Has Been Assuming Many Faces,
And He Shall Show His Face To Deceive The World
But You Shall Not Witness It.
So If The World Treats You Badly,
Remember It Is Not Your Home
And Its Inhabitants Are Not Your Family.
I Am Calling You To Look Away From The Things Of This World
And Come Up To The Throne Life,
In The Courage For The Fainting
And Strength For The Weary And Healing For The Sick.

I Am Bringing Restoration This Month
And The Water Covering Your Mountain Top Is Drawing Back
And Your Mountain Top Of Victory Is Appearing
Just As The Waters Of Noah Receded In The Tenth Month
And You Shall Sing A New Song, A Song Of Victory In Zion.
Heavenly Dwellers, There Is Joy In You,
Look Away From Lack And Come Up Into My Abundance
For All That You Need Are Yours In The Spiritual Places
But You Must Pull Them Out Into The Physical By Faith.
You Must First Look Away From That Antichrist System
Which Spreads The Testimony Of Unbelief
And Has Ruined The Faith Of Many.

It Is My Will For You To Prosper And There Is No Lack In Me.
I’ve Seen How Many Have Struggled From January Until Now
But I Say Unto You My Beloved
That The Hour Has Come For You To Ascend Into Your Victory,
It Has Been Yours All The While
But Many Of You Haven’t Walked Into It
By Consciously Taking The Word
And Holding It Forth Steadfastly In The Face Of All Things.
Rise Up And Rule Over That Which Has Obstructed You!
Put On The Amour Of Faith Which Only Works By Love
And Walk In My Victory My Beloved.
Receive The Courage To Move On
And The Grace To Start A New Work.
Receive The Resources Required For Your Vision To Be Fulfilled.
Be Strengthened Now My Beloveth, Be Refreshed In Your Journey.
Do Not Give Place To The Enemy In Your Mind
For Behold, There Are Many False Brethrens
Sowing Discords And Misjudging My People,
Do Not Allow Yourself Get Caught In The Webs Of Guilt, Rejection,
In Bitterness, Jealousy, Slander, Self-Glorification
And All Those Devices Of The Enemy
But Walk In Love And Keep Giving Yourself Daily Unto My Word
So That The Enemy May Have No Place In Your Thought-Life
And That Your Heart May Be Strengthened.

I Am In My Word Waiting To Appear Unto You Daily.
I Love Fellowship With My Children,
I Love My Family And I Love To Hear Your Voice.
Trust Me, Worship Me, And Come Alone With Me Deep Within.
Lean On Me And Look Not Upon Your Weaknesses
For My Strong Hand Is Holding Your Feeble Limbs
And I Say Unto You That Sin Isn’t Stronger Than Redemption
For I Have Defeated Satan, Sin And Death For You.
That Which I Have Put Within You Is Immortal
And It Cannot Be Corrupted By The Works Of The Wicked One
That Is Why He Comes At You Daily
In Anger That He Has Lost You Forever.
Fear Not! You’re Beyond Condemnation!
Welcome To Your Mountaintop!!!

HOW TO RECEIVE A PROPHET’S REWARD!!!

Prophet's reward“Whoever Receives You Receives Me, And Whoever Receives Me Receives Him Who Sent Me.  Every One Who Receives A Prophet, Because He Is A Prophet, Will Receive A Prophet’s Reward, And Every One Who Receives A Righteous Man, Because He Is A Righteous Man, Will Receive A Righteous Man’s Reward” (Mat. 10:40-41 WNT).

Looking Back Over The Years Since I Began Preaching The Gospel The Morning After  The Lord First Appeared To Me In My Room At Age Five And Called Me Into The Ministry, I Have Observed That The Result And Impart Of My Ministry Has Largely Been Determined By How The People Received Me. I Have Not Been Able To Impart Lives Where I Have Been Rejected Just Like Jesus Couldn’t Really Make Impart Where He Was Dishonored.

“But In The Next Breath They Were Cutting Him Down: “We’ve Known Him Since He Was A Kid; He’s The Carpenter’s Son. We Know His Mother, Mary. We Know His Brothers James And Joseph, Simon And Judas.  All His Sisters Live Here. Who Does He Think He Is?” They Got Their Noses All Out Of Joint. But Jesus Said, “A Prophet Is Taken For Granted In His Hometown And His Family.” He Didn’t Do Many Miracles There Because Of Their Hostile Indifference” (Math.13:55-58 MSG).

Honor Is A Spiritual Law; Once It’s Violated You’re Disqualified For Spiritual Blessings. Jesus Said, ‘You Will Not See Me Again Until You Say, ‘Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord’. This Doesn’t Only Speak Of His Return But It Means We Will Not See Him Till We Begin To Honor, Receive And To Bless Those Who Come In His Name (Mat.23:39). God Comes In His Messengers But You Must Look Pass Their Appearance And Flaws To See Him In His Fullness In Them. The Prophet You Dishonor Will Not Reward You. The Anointing You Despise Will Not Impart You.

I Remember Giving A Word That A Certain Woman Was Going To Conceive And Another Woman Who Was Just Passing By And Had Been Barren For 12 Years Received The Word And Held It Preciously And She Conceived The Following Month. People’s Faith Always Limits Their Height In Spiritual Accomplishment. The Centurion Honored Jesus So Much He Said He Doesn’t Have To Come To His House For His Servant To Be Healed. He Understood Authority And The Power Of Spoken Words So He Begged Jesus To Just Speak A Word. “The Centurion Replied, “Lord, I Do Not Deserve To Have You Come Under My Roof. But Just Say The Word, And My Servant Will Be Healed. Then Jesus Said To The Centurion, “Go! It Will Be Done Just As You Believed It Would.” And His Servant Was Healed At That Very Hour” (Mat. 8:8, 13 NIV).  A Woman Who Was Probably Inspired By The Centurion’s Story Said Unto Me, ‘Just Say A Word And My Son Will Be Healed’ And I Said Unto Her ‘Be It Unto You According To Your Faith’ And It Was So, His Son Was Healed Of Tuberculosis. “He Sent His Word, And Healed Them, And Delivered Them From Their Destructions” (Psalm 107:20).  Another Fellow Said, ‘I Placed Your Picture I Got Online Upon My Only Daughter Who Was Mentally Sick And She Said She Saw A Brilliant Light Shone From The Picture And She Got Healed Of Her Mental Situation’. Another Said ‘Man Of God, I Begged You To Receive An Offering And In That Same Month I Made My First Million Profit’. There Are Countless Testimonies Resulting From People’s Faith In The Prophet.

Faith Places Demand On The Ability Of God In His Prophets. The Woman With An Issue Of Blood Said ‘If I Could Only Touch The Hem Of His Garment I Shall Be Made Whole’ And The Same Garment Many Have Thronged With No Effect Made Her Whole Because She Touched It With Faith (Mark 5:25-29).

Not Everyone Who Said Amen Or Liked The Prophetic Words Are Entitled To Been Changed By Those Words But Only Those Who From Their Heart Receive The Prophet. God In His Prophet Is A World Of Possibilities So His Declarations Are Not The Mere Words Or Empty Sayings Of A Mere Man But They Carry The Anointing Of The Holy Spirit To Make Anything Happen For Anyone Anywhere According To Their Faith. The Lingering Anointing Follows The Prophet’s Words And Anything And Everything That Proceeds From Him Even Long After His Physical Death.

“Once While Some Israelites Were Burying A Man, Suddenly They Saw A Band Of Raiders; So They Threw The Man’s Body Into Elisha’s Tomb. When The Body Touched Elisha’s Bones, The Man Came To Life And Stood Up On His Feet” (2Kings 13:21 NIV).

If A Dead Old Testament Prophet’s Bone Brought The Dead Back To Life How Much More Shall People Be Blessed Through A Living New Testament Prophet! Countless People Have Received The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Just Reading My Book Or Write Ups. Many Others Have Been Healed And Lots And Lots Have Been Saved. An Elderly Woman Who Has Heard Of My Ministry Told The Children On Her Sick Bed, ‘Just Bring That Prophet’s Picture And Place It Upon Me And I Will Be Healed’ And That Was The End Of Her Long Time Paralysis! Glory To God! Yet There Are Still So Many Who Throng Me Daily But Are Just There, Not Receiving Anything Because They’re Either Ensnared In The Web Of Familiarity Or Unbelief.

Familiarity Breeds Dishonor Which Is A Major Hindrance To Receiving The Prophet’s Reward. Remember Judas Was Jesus Familiar Friend And Instead Of Getting Transformed By His Ministry He Ended Up Betraying Him;

“Yea, Mine Own Familiar Friend, In Whom I Trusted, Which Did Eat Of My Bread, Hath Lifted Up His Heel Against Me.” (Psalm 41:9).

Familiarity Can Make You Betray The Anointing That Should Uphold And Impart You. It Can Make The Prophet Look Too Ordinary By Making You Blind To The God Inside Him And Exposing You To All His Humanity.

How Much Can You Receive? You’re Only Limited To Receive As Much As Your Faith Can Conceive. So Believe In The Lord Your God To Be Established And Believe Also In His Prophets To Prosper (2Chro. 20:20). In Whose Name Do You Receive The Prophet, Is It In A Brother’s, A Teacher’s Or In A Prophet’s? Don’t Just Receive Him In Any Name But In The Name By Which God Appointed And Anointed Him. In The Name Of A Prophet!  Believe His Words Are From The Lord As Long As They Agree With The Word And Honor The Calling And Anointing Upon Him. Sow Into That Anointing And Lay Hold Of All That Your Faith Can Conceive.

You’re Faced Up With A Prophet’s Reward!

Expect A Miracle!!!

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