It Is The Lord’s Purpose That Prevails


Selfishness and insecurities leads people in doing to others what they don’t want done to themselves. Although the Bible tells us to do unto others as we would to be done unto us [Matt.7:12]; even as Christians we tend to ignore that. Who have you cheated, who have you lied to, who have you deceived with cleverly though plans of conning…
These type of folks are always suspicious of others; thinking that others are out to get them or cheat them because they themselves are doing such things. You have heard the age all saying: ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ If you relate to the above, then ask yourself this: ‘Who am I lying too?’ Your actions have hurt many people, even your lies had deceived many; but who are you really lying to, who are your really deceiving? Not them, not God – in fact, you lying and deceiving yourself; for the Bible says that all things done in the dark will be revealed in the light [Luke 8:17]. Nothing is hid from the light; the truth will always reveal itself. Like it is written in John 1 verse 5 – ‘The darkness cannot comprehend the light, for the light extinguish the darkness.

This brings me to today’s teaching: Do you have a mountain standing in your way? Many of the mountains we have before us are mountains we created. Yes, there are mountains which we should climb; and listing to some preachers who say that these mountains test our endurance, that by climbing these mountains only makes us stronger; and that the view from the top is glorious – yes, that is all well. But if you have come to the realization that some of these mountains are there because of you; what then.
How do you overcome the mountains you have created? Have you ever heard people saying that we serve a God that moves mountains? Does He move mountains? Well sure He can; but how many of us are familiar with the verse reading:”… whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” [Mark11:23] – Your words carry power, especially when backed by the Word of God… You see, it is easy to place the ball back in someone else’s court; and in this case it is us who like to think that we can place the ball back into God’s court. When God tells us we have the ability to do something, we look at what we are faced with and it seems impossible; so we cry to the Lord for help – after all, He is the God of impossible right. Let us wake up to reality; and not this mirage of reality of this world, but God’s reality. God had given us an ability to do, yet we stand in unbelief because it looks too big for us to do. You may cry as much as you like about certain things, but tomorrow and the day after, and the day after that you see the issues you cried about remains. Why? Studying the Bible of course will give you the answers, yet many are not diligent in studying the Bible; and even many Christian believers understand very little of what they are studying, so they just read the Bible. They have never really formed a solid relationship with the Word, while some has fallen away from fellowshipping with the Word. The spirit of infirmity is a very broad subject; and too often are misunderstood or not understood at all. The spirit of infirmity perceives from the human heart; it is a spirit of unbelief.  You will be amazed to see how many times you have given birth to a spirit of infirmity; and I want to highlight a few evident facts around this. Many of our mountains are created by this; unbelief. We get sick, because we pay attention to the symptoms instead of what the Word says concerning our health. We fail in relationships and even marriages because we pay too much attention on ourselves and our selfish needs instead of being concerned about the other person’s state of heart. We fall into poverty, because we look around us and confess what we see. We plot against others because we think they are plotting against us; not realizing that in most cases no one is plotting against us, it is just our greed and selfishness that’s digging our own grave. We live all smiles yet broken inside because we borrow our ears to the nonsense slanderers speak instead of digesting the Word of God. We end up living no different than the world, because we are rather conformed to this world, instead of being transformed by the Word of God…

When the human heart conceive a spirit of infirmity, not only does this spirit manifest in forms of poverty, sickness, problems, etc… it opens a doorway for evil spirits to attach themselves. Now you might be wondering that you a Christian, how can you be possessed…  Please note that I am not talking about possession, but spiritual attachments.

Evil spirits can attached to anything of unbelief. Like the Bible tells us that we are joint heirs with Christ [Rom.8:17], yet you find many Christians living in poverty and lack, because the circumstances surrounding their financial statues tells them differently; and they find that they have fallen into unbelief; giving birth to a spirit of infirmity and having the evil spirit of poverty attaching itself to their finances.  I heard Christians say that maybe God choose them to be poor, maybe this is God’s way to humble them, maybe God wants to use their poverty as a testimony to others, etc… No, and a thousand times no! God wants us to prosper and to succeed; to make progress in every area of our life.
Prosperity is not about having millions in the bank, driving a fancy car, or living in a mansion; neither is success measured by any of these. Your prosperity and success as a Christian comes by faith – having what you need at the time you need it; and only the Word of God can stir up that faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God [Rom.10:17]. This is a principle thing; even so when it comes to healing, joy, peace, love, etc…

If you have no faith in the subject you struggling with, you will never come out of it; you will remain crying to God for help. Today in church and in prayer meetings, you hear more people asking God: Give me, give me, give me…. then people standing in the midst of turmoil praising God. We read in 2 Chronicles 20 a remarkable story of king Jehoshaphat. Three armies was marching in against his kingdom, far greater than him and his kingdom. What he had done is remarkable – first he seeks the face of the Lord by calling a corporate fast, then he receives instruction to march out and meet the armies in the valley they camping. By doing this, faith was stirred up in him; and in the face of turmoil, he was moved by faith to place the singers in the front line to worship the Lord. The product of his faith manifested through God causing confusion in the camp of the enemies, causing the enemy to kill one another. Instead of plotting and murmuring on how to get what you want in life, learn to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will follow you [Matt.6:33]. What mountain is causing you to be stagnant today? It might just be a mountain you have created yourself.
First learn to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; that way you will not be creating your own mountains.

Secondly, if you have created your own mountain and are looking for a way out; start by speaking to that mountain and cast it into the sea. Your words today will pave a better tomorrow for yourself.

Thirdly, no matter the turmoil, no matter who is against you; stand fast on the Word of God – For if God is for you, who can be against you [Rom.8:31]; for all things work together for the good of those who love God [Rom.8:28]. And lastly, the battle is not yours but the Lord’s [2Chron.20:15]; stay focus on God’s purpose for your life. In closing: Happy people do things differently; and happy Christians do these things with the Holy Spirit:
1] They Express Gratitude – Never let the things you want make you forget about the things you have…
2] Savor Life’s Joys -The real beauty of life is in each precious moment. Stop and smell the roses of life. Hidden within every moment, there’s a sweet smelling aroma…
3] Commit to Your Goals – Most people who fail at their goals in life, fail not because of the lack of ability, but the lack of commitment…
4] Cultivate Optimism – Stay positive; When it rains, look for rainbows; When it is dark, look for stars…
5] Stop Over Thinking – Over thinking complicates life; and creates problems that was not there in the first place. The heart brews evil when you don’t guard it…
6] Avoid Social Comparison – Most insecurities comes from comparing our ‘behind-the-scene’ with other people’s highlights…
7] Increase Flow Experiences – Flow is a state of whereby you are focused; you ever increasing and achieving…
8] Nurture Your Relationships – The happiest people alive have deep and meaningful relationships…
9] Mind Your Own Business – Always minding other people’s business is setting yourself up for destruction; you start to focus so much on what other people do that you miss your own life…

Many times we just can’t let go; we have to do something back to those we think are out to harm us. Learn to let go and let God be God; and you be who God said you are. We are to cry to God for lost souls, not for our problems. Don’t cry in vain; but praise Him for a reason – because He had said so we may say [Heb.13:6]. The Lord had declared us victorious, more than conquerors; line yourself with God’s Word.

Above all, realize that no matter what others do or say, it is the Lord’s It is the Lord’s Purpose that Prevails   Selfishness and insecurities leads people in doing to others what they don’t want done to themselves. Although the Bible tells us to do unto others as we would to be done unto us [Matt.7:12]; even as Christians we tend to ignore that. Who have you cheated, who have you lied to, who have you deceived with cleverly though plans of conning… These type of folks are always suspicious of others; thinking that others are out to get them or cheat them because they themselves are doing such things. You have heard the age all saying: ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ If you relate to the above, then ask yourself this: ‘Who am I lying too?’ Your actions have hurt many people, even your lies had deceived many; but who are you really lying to, who are your really deceiving? Not them, not God – in fact, you lying and deceiving yourself; for the Bible says that all things done in the dark will be revealed in the light [Luke 8:17]. Nothing is hid from the light; the truth will always reveal itself. Like it is written in John 1 verse 5 – ‘The darkness cannot comprehend the light, for the light extinguish the darkness. This brings me to today’s teaching: Do you have a mountain standing in your way? Many of the mountains we have before us are mountains we created. Yes, there are mountains which we should climb; and listing to some preachers who say that these mountains test our endurance, that by climbing these mountains only makes us stronger; and that the view from the top is glorious – yes, that is all well. But if you have come to the realization that some of these mountains are there because of you; what then. How do you overcome the mountains you have created? Have you ever heard people saying that we serve a God that moves mountains? Does He move mountains? Well sure He can; but how many of us are familiar with the verse reading:”… whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” [Mark11:23] – Your words carry power, especially when backed by the Word of God… You see, it is easy to place the ball back in someone else’s court; and in this case it is us who like to think that we can place the ball back into God’s court. When God tells us we have the ability to do something, we look at what we are faced with and it seems impossible; so we cry to the Lord for help – after all, He is the God of impossible right. Let us wake up to reality; and not this mirage of reality of this world, but God’s reality. God had given us an ability to do, yet we stand in unbelief because it looks too big for us to do. You may cry as much as you like about certain things, but tomorrow and the day after, and the day after that you see the issues you cried about remains. Why? Studying the Bible of course will give you the answers, yet many are not diligent in studying the Bible; and even many Christian believers understand very little of what they are studying, so they just read the Bible. They have never really formed a solid relationship with the Word, while some has fallen away from fellowshipping with the Word. The spirit of infirmity is a very broad subject; and too often are misunderstood or not understood at all. The spirit of infirmity perceives from the human heart; it is a spirit of unbelief.  You will be amazed to see how many times you have given birth to a spirit of infirmity; and I want to highlight a few evident facts around this. Many of our mountains are created by this; unbelief. We get sick, because we pay attention to the symptoms instead of what the Word says concerning our health. We fail in relationships and even marriages because we pay too much attention on ourselves and our selfish needs instead of being concerned about the other person’s state of heart. We fall into poverty, because we look around us and confess what we see. We plot against others because we think they are plotting against us; not realizing that in most cases no one is plotting against us, it is just our greed and selfishness that’s digging our own grave. We live all smiles yet broken inside because we borrow our ears to the nonsense slanderers speak instead of digesting the Word of God. We end up living no different than the world, because we are rather conformed to this world, instead of being transformed by the Word of God… When the human heart conceive a spirit of infirmity, not only does this spirit manifest in forms of poverty, sickness, problems, etc… it opens a doorway for evil spirits to attach themselves. Now you might be wondering that you a Christian, how can you be possessed…  Please note that I am not talking about possession, but spiritual attachments. Evil spirits can attached to anything of unbelief. Like the Bible tells us that we are joint heirs with Christ [Rom.8:17], yet you find many Christians living in poverty and lack, because the circumstances surrounding their financial statues tells them differently; and they find that they have fallen into unbelief; giving birth to a spirit of infirmity and having the evil spirit of poverty attaching itself to their finances.  I heard Christians say that maybe God choose them to be poor, maybe this is God’s way to humble them, maybe God wants to use their poverty as a testimony to others, etc… No, and a thousand times no! God wants us to prosper and to succeed; to make progress in every area of our life. Prosperity is not about having millions in the bank, driving a fancy car, or living in a mansion; neither is success measured by any of these. Your prosperity and success as a Christian comes by faith – having what you need at the time you need it; and only the Word of God can stir up that faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God [Rom.10:17]. This is a principle thing; even so when it comes to healing, joy, peace, love, etc… If you have no faith in the subject you struggling with, you will never come out of it; you will remain crying to God for help. Today in church and in prayer meetings, you hear more people asking God: Give me, give me, give me…. then people standing in the midst of turmoil praising God. We read in 2 Chronicles 20 a remarkable story of king Jehoshaphat. Three armies was marching in against his kingdom, far greater than him and his kingdom. What he had done is remarkable – first he seeks the face of the Lord by calling a corporate fast, then he receives instruction to march out and meet the armies in the valley they camping. By doing this, faith was stirred up in him; and in the face of turmoil, he was moved by faith to place the singers in the front line to worship the Lord. The product of his faith manifested through God causing confusion in the camp of the enemies, causing the enemy to kill one another. Instead of plotting and murmuring on how to get what you want in life, learn to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will follow you [Matt.6:33]. What mountain is causing you to be stagnant today? It might just be a mountain you have created yourself. First learn to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; that way you will not be creating your own mountains. Secondly, if you have created your own mountain and are looking for a way out; start by speaking to that mountain and cast it into the sea. Your words today will pave a better tomorrow for yourself. Thirdly, no matter the turmoil, no matter who is against you; stand fast on the Word of God – For if God is for you, who can be against you [Rom.8:31]; for all things work together for the good of those who love God [Rom.8:28]. And lastly, the battle is not yours but the Lord’s [2Chron.20:15]; stay focus on God’s purpose for your life. In closing: Happy people do things differently; and happy Christians do these things with the Holy Spirit: 1] They Express Gratitude – Never let the things you want make you forget about the things you have… 2] Savor Life’s Joys -The real beauty of life is in each precious moment. Stop and smell the roses of life. Hidden within every moment, there’s a sweet smelling aroma… 3] Commit to Your Goals – Most people who fail at their goals in life, fail not because of the lack of ability, but the lack of commitment… 4] Cultivate Optimism – Stay positive; When it rains, look for rainbows; When it is dark, look for stars… 5] Stop Over Thinking – Over thinking complicates life; and creates problems that was not there in the first place. The heart brews evil when you don’t guard it… 6] Avoid Social Comparison – Most insecurities comes from comparing our ‘behind-the-scene’ with other people’s highlights… 7] Increase Flow Experiences – Flow is a state of whereby you are focused; you ever increasing and achieving… 8] Nurture Your Relationships – The happiest people alive have deep and meaningful relationships… 9] Mind Your Own Business – Always minding other people’s business is setting yourself up for destruction; you start to focus so much on what other people do that you miss your own life… Many times we just can’t let go; we have to do something back to those we think are out to harm us. Learn to let go and let God be God; and you be who God said you are. We are to cry to God for lost souls, not for our problems. Don’t cry in vain; but praise Him for a reason – because He had said so we may say [Heb.13:6]. The Lord had declared us victorious, more than conquerors; line yourself with God’s Word. Above all, realize that no matter what others do or say, it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail [Prov.19:20]. Are you following the Lord’s purpose? Start today! After all, who wants to go to hell after they’ve been to heaven? You can experience Heaven by drawing near to God today!
Teaching by Evng./Pst. Rudi Ferreira

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Gospel Addicts was formed in 2013; growing quickly into a global internet ministry under Evangelist & Pastor Rudi Ferreira; evangelizing the world with the Gospel [Psalm 67:2 / TLB]. Also running a FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/gospeladdictsglobal and a Whatsapp Fellowship Group at +27 79 427 1722

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