On this edition of BotROCK | Building on the ROCK with Pastor Murphy:
Featured Artist: Tye Tribett
Song Title: Victory
Scripture: Romans 4:25
How are you doing? I trust you had a splendid Easter celebration. Mine was good. I spent most of the day working and hanging out with friends. It was fun!
One of the most amazing facts about Easter is that through Jesus’ death and resurrection a new and living way to live your best life ever was opened for everyone. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus purchased all you will ever need to live your best life here on earth. 2 Peter 1:3 said that God’s divine power has already given you all you need for life and Godliness. It is important you have this mindset if you are a Christian. Because when you walk with God, the problem is never with God giving you but with you receiving what God has already given you.
You are (Already) Blessed! Period.
I want to stress this again. If you are a Christian you should develop and live your life with the mindset that you already have all that you need to live and enjoy life. If you always think and talk lack, lack will be your daily experience. But if you acknowledge the fact that God has already provided all you will ever need in life abundantly and you talk from that perspective, you will be set to receive everything that God has already prepared for you.
Today on BotROCK we will be discussing 2 basic things you need to do in order to receive anything from God, be it healing, finances, promotion, or even a spouse. But before I delve into that, I want to remind you that Enugu Faith Seminar with Pastor ‘Poju Oyemade is only 16 days away. In this event you will experience a definite encounter with God that will change your destiny forever. Date again is Friday 15th April by 5pm prompt. Venue is TCC Tent, Akachukwu Springs, Enugu Onitsha expressway, just at the foot of the Trans-Ekulu flyover after CBN bus-stop (Here is a free direction map guide). I encourage you to come early to catch a good seat.
There will also be a Special session for Pastors and Ministers. If you are a Pastor of a Church or you run a ministry, this is an opportunity for you to take a major step forward in your ministry as Pastor Poju will be teaching and imparting the grace for acceleration. The date for this session is Saturday, 16th April by 8:30am prompt. The venue is the Conference Hall at Tommylyn Hotel, behind Roban Stores, Bisala Road, Independence Layout, Enugu. I look forward to welcoming you.
Step 1 to Receive from God: Get a Scripture that secure His Promise
The first thing you have to do to receive anything from God is to find in the scripture what God has said concerning the thing you desire. This is very important! The scripture is what determines what God is willing to do in your life. It is the only compelling guarantee of what God will do in any situation.
I usually tell people that God does not necessarily want to fulfill your desires; He wants to fulfill His Word. But God being a very good father has provided for all your legitimate desires in His Word. Whenever you find something in the scripture, you can be sure that God is more willing to give you that thing than you are willing to receive it.
Expecting God to do something He has not promised you in the scripture is like expecting your friend to pick your kids from school, without her saying she will do it, because she is your very good friend. If you do that your children will remain in school abandoned and hungry until the authorities call you to come pick them up yourself, because your friend never promised to pick them up. But if your friend tells you that she will pick up your children, then you can rest on that fact and expect your children to be home on time.
That is how we treat God some times. We expect Him to do things for us because He is a good God who loves us. But until God promises you something in the scriptures, you can’t receive that thing from Him. The scripture outlines what God has already provided for you. So search the scriptures and find out what God has said about your desires. It is the sure way to receive from God.
For instance if you are sick, God has said, I am the God that heals you. So you can receive your healing from God always and at any time because He is the God that heals you.
Step 2 to Receive from God: Ask, Believe, and Wait for it
Having found what God has said in the scriptures, you need to ask God for it believing. James 1 says if anyone lacks He should ask God, who gives liberally without finding fault. But you have to ask believing and not doubting because the person that doubts cannot receive anything from God.
The problem is not that God will not give, but you lose the ability to receive from God, if you doubt. The emphasis in this scripture is in our ability to receive and not God giving. In other words, doubt limits your ability to receive from God even though God has already given you your request when you asked Him.
Jesus said it this way. Whatsoever you ask when you pray, believe you have received it and you will have it. In order words, Jesus was saying that before you have the physical manifestation of the answer to your prayer, you need to believe that you have already received it.
For instance, if you are sick and you ask God to heal you based on the scriptures, you need to believe that you have received your healing even without feeling any better before you can actually experience the healing. I believe the reason God expects you to believe you received before you feel or have it, is because God never withholds anything he has said in His Word from you. So immediately you ask you need to trust that God has released it already to you and start acting as such.
There is usually a timeline between when you believe you have received what you asked for and when you have it physically. What you do during that timeline determines if you will have what God has already given you. Pressure will come from the outside to make you doubt you received it. I call it the testing of your faith. But you need to stand firm on what God has said despite contrary evidence, for the thing to manifest physically.
You need to maintain you faith by speaking and acting it continually until you see the manifestation.
Never to let how you feel or what you see influence what you say… Jesus said you will have what you say, but most times we are saying what we have.
One discipline you need to learn if you will receive anything from God is, never to let how you feel or what you see influence what you say; because it is what you say that influences what you feel and see. Jesus said you will have what you say, but most times we are saying what we have.
For instance, if you are sick, instead of saying how you feel in your body, start saying that you are healed because you received your healing immediately you asked God to heal you. If you maintain your faith by speaking what you believe, before long you will start experiencing what you believe.
Remember God has already given you all you need for life, simply position yourself to receive it by practicing these 2 points and you will experience the bountiful provisions of God always.
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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