Apostle Joshua Selman: What causes tragedies losses and calamities.
- The Absence Or The Lack Of Discernment.
Hebrews 2:1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
There are people today with all due respect, if they had discernment they would not have jumped into certain vehicles, if they had discernment they would have known that these people are arm robbers. The end time will demand that your sensitivity is acute and strong if you must survive today’s Days. Because satan can translate himself as an angel of light.
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”
There are many people today who have gotten in trouble because they lacked discernment. “oh they could not discern that this is not just malaria”, that in one week everybody began to be sick. This is not just malaria happening, this is the devil trying to raise his ugly head and that, it would take more than a medical attention. There are people who did not discern when the spirit of God was telling them “start fasting, give yourself to three days fast” and sometimes God will not tell you why, yours is to obey. It’s in the place of obedience that more revelation comes.
Sometimes, God can give you a job that may not make sense but within that job is what connects you to the next level. One of the proof of a matured believer is that you have trained your faculty to be able to discern things.
Acts 28:27 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
They are being converted and they are being healed depends on the ability to have their eyes opened and their ears open.
Please lay your hands on your head and say “in the name of Jesus, the grace for discernment I receive it right now. Discernment discerning opportunities, discerning moments, discerning evil when it is forming, that I will not allow evil form before my eyes and then destroy me making me a victim of it in the name of Jesus Christ”.
From scripture there are only two principal ways to build discernment:
●The knowledge of the ways of God has revealed in scripture.
●Praying in the spirit.
These are the two principal ways that the saints build discernment. you don’t wish discernment.
If you do not know how God works, the devil will act in a way making you believe this is God until it destroys you.
Hebrews 2:3 how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
There are many many believers who are careless with their lives, careless with everything around their lives, they take God and things for granted. Whatever would be would be. Careless with their prayer life, careless with their word study life, careless with their commitment in the house of God and they magically believe that tragedy will find its way of being Exempted from their lives.
Your possibilities in this Kingdom happen to the degree to which you engage the forces of victory. Being at ease and allowing things to run themselves is like kicking a car and then just firing and allowing it to drive itself. You will most likely end in a ditch.
Judges 11:30-35 And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD: “If you give the Ammonites into my hands,11:31whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the LORD’S, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.” Then Jephthah went over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into his hands. He devastated twenty towns from Aroer to the vicinity of Minnith, as far as Abel Keramim. Thus Israel subdued Ammon. When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of tambourines! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter. When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried, “Oh! My daughter! You have made me miserable and wretched, because I have made a vow to the LORD that I cannot break.”
This is the story of a man called Jephthah. Jephthah was a great man. He was a warrior but he was one man who was careless and let’s learn from the effect of his carelessness.
God did not ask him, God did not say “give me anything”. By himself he tied this chain around his destiny. Carelessness!
This innocent girl came to celebrate her father from returning back as a warrior but she did not know that the father had used his carelessness to program her death.
Did she hurt him? No.
Did she insult him? No.
Was she a witch? No.
And innocent well- behaved girl who looked forward to the coming of her father, perhaps she also prayed her own prayer “Lord bring my daddy home safely” not knowing that before daddy left, he used his mouth carelessly.
How many parents have programmed evil over the destinies of their children, just because you love your child, does not mean your child will be free. Carelessness can make good people to behave like evil people.
“Lord if I arrive Koinonia safely, all my five houses I will give you. I will give you my first born, he must serve you. I will give you my salary. I will even leave my job”. And God says “I did not ask you, I am not an evil God”.
Carelessness has brought trouble on many people. There are people who vowed vows they had no business vowing, they made careless statements because of emotions and at the end of they did not know that all of these things have conditions when you honor them and have conditions when you violate them.
Proverbs 19:2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
You are in a hurry because of ignorance, you will sin against yourself..
Many believers do not understand that there are laws, for instance the law of Honor, for instance the law of diligence, these are laws. For instance the law of seed time and harvest
Ignorance of these laws does not exempt you for the from the consequences of not obeying them. The Bible says he that considers the wind, he will not sow and as a result, he will beg in harvest.
Whether you are a sincere person or not, in our world today, if you did not farm or you did not prepare for the days where the rainy season is gone, you will beg. it’s in the Bible.
So, being ignorant does not exempt you from the consequences of violating those laws. There are many laws that I’ve taught you here; the law of honor, the laws that control favor, the law of competence. All of these things, they are laws and if you do not have an understanding of them, you will program calamity.
I hope you know that prayerlessness is officially authorizing evil to plague your life? Did you know that when a believer does not commit himself perpetually to pray, eventually you will put yourself in a position where you become a victim of the vicisitudes of Life.
How about wordlessness? Not having access to the word of God.
Believers must be delivered from the plague of ignorance. Many people will tell you they do not know and they get into all kinds of trouble. “Why are you like this?” I do not know.
You do not know that there are curses and yolks? You do not know that you came from a family where nobody has lived above 50 years? Just because you do not know, does not stop the curses and the altars from working. It will take your ability to get out of ignorance into a point of knowledge and then obtain Grace to engage that which establishes your liberty.
4. Misuse And Abuse.
It was Dr Myles Munroe who said when the purpose of a thing is not known abuse is inevitable.
The word abuse comes from two words, abnormal use. Many people have abused opportunities, they have abused doors, relationships to their detriment today.
Many families today are suffering because of this abuse and misuse. it was true with the prodigal son, it was true with the sons of Eli remember the sons of Eli. I submit to you, there are many families today with all due respect who should never be begging for food to eat with the kind of people that God brought to their lives but they abuse privileges.
The manager gave you one of his car and said be driving, gave you a house you did not pay for… be staying there, gave you an opportunity, gave you his ATM card and said help yourself. People go to the restaurant and they say just eat anything and they say this is my opportunity. Many people today have abuse opportunities.
The moment you see that you are surrounded by great people but not affected by their greatness, there is abuse somewhere, there is misuse somewhere.
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