I heard The LORD say, “All things are for your sake and all things are yours!”
God is faithful. A time came in Jacob’s life when he was alone with God, and a man wrestled with him. But the wrestling was to move him to a place of authority where he would rule as God.
It is a moment when many are now alone with God and wrestling, but the wrestling is for promotion into the place of authority to reign with Christ.
It is not possible for any human being to willingly submit entirely to The Will of God. It is only by God’s Mercies that we do this, but The Mercies of God may come to us in a way, if not spiritually discerned, we may show contempt at His Workings.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God,” Romans 12:1-2 emphasis added.
Observe the phrase ‘by the mercies of God,’ the instrumentality of wholly submitting is God’s mercies.
First, God allows things or orchestrates situations around us, to push us to the place of reliance on Him, where we, because we are left with little or no choice fall before the omnipotent God in surrender.
This kind of mercy is appreciated by new converts, but often neglected by brothers and sisters of long standing in the faith.
Here we become so used to God’s goodness, that anything contrary to acceleration is unhelpful. Instead of submitting and receiving transformation from each happening, we look for escape routes.
I am not saying we should submit to evil, but look beyond the immediate and grasp the transformation hidden therein.
We often miss a powerful point in the above verses of Romans 12 which explains the reason for submission.
The verse says at the beginning, “I beseech you therefore…” The word therefore here signifies that what is to be said is the conclusion, consequence or inference drawn from what has been discussed.
This takes us back to the last chapter and verse which is Romans 11:36,
“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen,” Romans 11:36.
If we can have a God entranced vision of all things, we will deep from the heart thank God in all situations.
We will not be doing it as a fulfillment of scripture, but lessons and real life changes will be realized from each happening around us. All things will provoke genuine glory in us to God.
We are called vessels of mercy, the only thing coming to us, if viewed from God’s perspective, is a demonstration of His Mercy.
Even when we are allowed to be tempted it is for us to manifest The Grace of God resident in us to creation.
We are in a season where The Mercies of God has pushed us to the place of submission where we are being transformed to prove the good, and acceptable and perfect Will of God.
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a vision of an unbeliever transformed by God’s Mercy and within a short period of time, I saw him set up Churches, with branches even in homes.
And again I saw another believer resubmitting wholly to the God to be transformed, so he could fulfill God’s purpose him.
Then The Holy Ghost let me to;
“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them,” Amos 9:14.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God,” Romans 12:1-2.
Then The LORD said, “Say to Zion, ‘My Mercy is poured out on you for the Glory to be manifested through you!
I AM exercising My Mercy towards you in this season beyond your imagination.
I AM not against you, but I AM birthing the reality of The Word in you and making you manifest living epistles.
All things are for your sake and all things are yours.
You will fulfill My Counsel in glory as I bow your heart to My Will.
I AM setting the sons of Zion free in this season and they will also come and do exploits in My Kingdom, for I have commanded increase for Zion.’ ”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.