Karuri Dallas Convention
want to share a line that the Lord has been speaking to me to share
here, and it will be found in:
32:24-29 And Jacob was left alone and there wrestled a
man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that
he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh;
and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled
with him. And he said, let me go, for the day breaketh. And
he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And
he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said,
Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince
hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob
asked him, and said; Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said,
Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed
14:22-23 and straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get
into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he
sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away,
he went up into a mountain apart to pray; and when the evening
was come, he was there alone.
5:12-16 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold
a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought
him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he
put forth his hand, and touched him saying, I will: be thou clean.
And immediately the leprosy departed from him. And he charged him
to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer
for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony
unto them. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him:
and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by
him of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness,
in the name of Jesus, I thank You for the opportunity to share Your
word. You said Your word is Spirit and it is Life and no one can
understand it, unless helped by You. My prayer is that this word
would translate from being in the book to being life in our spirits,
Oh God; to be an encouragement to our hearts even to bring healing
to our souls and our physical bodies. Lord we thank You for Your
Presence in this meeting. We behold Your glory and we honor You
in Jesus name, Amen. And the people said, “Amen!”
want to share on an area that is very simple and also very important.
It is an area that is neglected by many people, and yet so important.
We are hearing a situation where Jacob was left all alone. Our Lord
Jesus Christ also took time off and left the multitudes to be alone
with the Father. And so, the title of this message will be “Alone
God spoke to me this word, it came with special weight. I knew that
this is an area, as believers, we need to lay hold of seriously.
It is about having time as an individual, with God - a time of quietness;
a time of silence; a time when you do not have any other business,
other than to be in the Presence of God alone.
can gather in meetings, people can preach, but to find time alone
with God is a problem to many. No wonder this is why there are problems
in believers, because the work is not being done. God wants to do
a lot in our lives. He has revealed greater truth to us, but still
there are a lot of problems in our lives. Some of the problems have
lingered for many years.
can trace the problem to one place. People are not spending enough
time with God. They are spending time in things; they are spending
time with one another; they can spend a lot of time in business.
You can spend a lot of time in work, but very little time with God,
and yet we do know God is the source of our sustenance. That is
the place we draw the strength to do all that we have to do and
that is the only place we can find the strength to move on this
way that God has called us.
word is important, and God has blessed us with word, but the word
alone will not do the job that is done by spending time in the Presence
of God. I know head knowledge, the Bible says, puffs up a man, and
there is a lot of head knowledge in people. As you travel, you find
that is not something new to anyone. The television is full of that.
But we don’t see much life coming forth in people confessing to
doesn’t take much time to find out why that is so. The reason is
simple. People are not spending enough time in the Presence of God,
so that He can reveal the things that are going on inside them.
Some of the things going on hinder people from taking another step.
Whatever it is, it could be hidden in the heart. No matter how long
one has been saved, there is still a lot of unfinished business
and some of the unfinished business cannot be dealt with by the
word alone; it cannot be dealt with by the counseling of a minister
or by being in a nice place. It can only be done when a people have
sacrificed their time and their lives, to be found in the Presence
of God, seeking Him and Him alone.
is a song that we sing…….
hind’s feet on high places, I will run after thee. With hind’s feet
on high places, I will run after thee. I will run, I will run, I
will run after thee, I will run, I will run, I will run after thee.
I will run as though to win, I will run after thee, I will run,
I will run, I will run, I will run after thee.
song makes a lot of sense to us and to me in particular; that I
will pursue none other business but Him. When people are pursuing
Him and seeking Him, He is going to be found of them. The Bible
is very plain about it. (Proverbs 8:17)
who seek Me early, they shall find Me.”
who love God seek Him. Love for Him should cause us to seek after
find a lot about seeking God in the word. After being born again,
I found God had spoken a lot about a people that will seek
after Him; a people that will go for
Him; a people that will forsake their own lives,
to pursue Him. To me, that’s the place where God is calling us in
this hour – a place where we are seeking Him and saying, “I
will not stop from seeking Him.” I know there is a move of
the Spirit and we are called into it, and that should bring us closer
to God, so that we are able, as individuals, to have time with God.
were called as a person; you were not called being many (corporate)
initially. I got saved when I was far away from home on official
duties and when I went back home, I found my wife had also received
the Lord in my absence. I was called individually and God introduced
Himself to me individually. So He dealt with me, and then He introduced
me to His Body, which is wonderful. I find that as a people that
are called individually, we are coming together as a Body under
one Lord and one Master so we can bring in the life that we have,
to benefit one another. So, the Body will be edified and strengthened
by the supply of each member. The Bible says in 1Cor. 12:27. “We
are the body of Christ and members in particular.”
every member has a duty in this Body; a responsibility to make the
Body function well, to make the Body move, to cause the Body to
be beautiful! That is what the Bible teaches. If you are to supply
into making the Body strong, then you have to be a people who seek
time with God.
know there are some people that have left their responsibility of
seeking God to either the elders or to the ministry thinking that
it is the responsibility of the elders and the ministry to pray,
seek God and preach the word. I want to challenge you, as I challenge
myself, that it is not one man’s job. It is not going to take the
ministry alone. It is going to take the ministry and the Body together
to make it. Paul preached a lot about the believers praying for
him that he may be able to take the word, and so each member of
the Body is expected to have time with God so that you can minister
to others in the Body; hence making the Body strong.
this is what you find in this message that I am calling “Alone With
God.” When Jacob was told to return to his country, he encountered
some difficulties along the way. God had spoken to him to go back
to his country and in Genesis 32 we find that Jacob is on his way
back home. God had spoken to him clearly, ‘that your time
is up, Jacob, return to your country, your father’s land’. This
is after twenty years of being in Laban’s house, and now he is on
the journey. He has a lot of wealth; he has cows, he has camels,
he has goats, he has two wives, maidens and eleven children. He
is a wealthy man and now God tells him, ‘return’ .
On the way, he finds some difficulties. From verse 1 in Chapter
32 we find that angels met him on the way. When the angels met him
on the way, he realized that “God must be here, God must
be with me.” That was the second sign that God was with
him; God had spoken and now He had confirmed “I am still
with you.” The angels came to strengthen
him. The angels came to guard him against whatever would come on
course, you know we have angels that have been assigned to take
care of the saints. I happened to enjoy that, face to face, when
I was shot by robbers and left to die. I was hospitalized and underwent
a major surgery. While in the hospital I experienced the ministry
of the angels in a special way.
angels ministered to me; they read the scriptures to me and they
sang praises to me. So that the ten days stay in the hospital was
like a retreat. I mean, all the time I was happy though lying there
physically helpless but spiritually strong. Some traveling ministry,
including Brother Joseph Latour, who is with us in this Convention
came to see me while on missions in my country. When they came to
see me, they found me there helpless, but my face was all the time
shining and I told everybody that came to see me, “All is well.”
And they never saw me suffering, because of the ministry of the
angels came to minister to Jacob, because he had a great calling,
just like you know we have a great calling and God is providing
our safety and security even as we walk along. And so, that was
the second confirmation that God was with Jacob. But at this time
he remembered something that lingered in his mind for twenty years.
He remembered that he took the birthright from his brother. At that
point he was troubled and feared for his life. He sent messengers
to check on how Esau was, whether he was still mad at him or had
changed. So he sent messengers and gave them instructions. ‘When
you go, tell him that I’ve sent you. So the messengers went and
met Esau. The messengers found Esau coming toward Jacob. I don’t
know whether it was a coincidence or something. He had 400 men with
him and they were marching on toward the direction that Jacob was
coming from. So they returned the report that; “Your brother is
coming and he has 400 men with him!”
would that do to you if you were the one? You’d be scared and terrified
to your boots, just like Jacob was. I mean, he feared a lot and
he panicked and said, “My, I thought God was with me, what is God
doing to me? This is Esau coming with 400 men. This is the time
I am going to be destroyed because I am on the way, and there is
no help here and my father is not here!” And so he was seeing ‘doom’.
He was seeing ‘destruction’.
remember, he is a person with a call, and experience with God. On
his way to Laban’s place at night, he had a revelation of the house
of God and fellowship that God has called us to; God being on the
top of this fellowship. God told him to return and He sent angels
to encourage him on the way.
it like this with us sometimes? We have a tremendous calling; God
has spoken to us tremendous things and there are things that are
still troubling us, and fears besetting us. Even tonight God spoke
about not turning back. He means there is still a ‘turning back’
in some; otherwise God would not speak such a word. There is fear
that keeps people from going on into the unknown. God is calling
us in this hour into Himself, more than ever before, but there is
fear in some people. And He said this is the time to move on; it
is not the time to go back.
are on the threshold; God is just about to close this thing and
therefore we need to meet and strengthen one another. This is the
hour to build and strengthen the members of this Body for the time
is closer than when we began. May God help us, may God help us!
Out of fear, some people doubt God and begin to look aside or backwards
and go back to things they once renounced. What a tragedy!
happened to Jacob although he had a great calling also happens to
us. We are here to strengthen that which is weak in us so that we
can move on, for the time is now to move into all the fullness
that God has promised us. Just like Jacob, sometimes we are caught
up with fear and begin panicking, and when we begin panicking, manifestations
of other things come into play. Some of it is going back, some of
it is having no fellowship with brethren – things like these happen.
May God help us as He helped Jacob that we may keep moving on. Amen.
panicking, Jacob began to strategize in his own mind. He began thinking
of how he could help himself. He thought to himself, “I have too
many cows; I have a lot of wealth; supposing I bribe my brother
so that he doesn’t come to crush me?” So he divided the wealth into
companies. And he said, “I’ll send the first company, and if the
first company is destroyed, the second company will remain and if
he destroys the second company the third company might escape, (and
remember Jacob is in the fourth company.) He is WAY back and he
is figuring out that there was no way that Esau could destroy the
first company, the second company and the third company and come
to him! All this is being figured in his mind. May God help us to
renew the spirit of our mind so that we stop figuring ‘how to work
it out’. We make mistakes by ‘figuring out’. After hearing the word,
we think we can ‘work it out’, and make it happen and we make messes.
May God help us that in this hour we don’t make messes, but rather
he was in that state of fear, he finally said, “Even my own wives
and my own children”; must also go – he has released all the wealth,
all his wives and his children. What has remained? Jacob – alone
– there at River Jabbok. Jabbok empties into the River
Jordan and of course it was a strategic place of meeting. It is
a place where he is going to ‘pour out himself’. Jabbok means, “pouring
out” into Jordan. So it is a time he is going to pour out all that
is in him – all the flesh in him has to be poured out. This is a
place of ‘death to self’ if you like. We have been taught many years
that Jordan means “death to self” and Jabbok is a tributary of Jordan,
so there is a connection between Jordan and Jabbok and this is where
Jacob is, and he is on this side, and he must empty himself of everything
that is about him, so that he can find the help to meet with the
men in Esau’s company. If that is not done, things will not be nice
with Jacob. And therefore, we see that when he was left alone there
with a lot of fear, the fear drove him into seeking God – Amen.
do not have to be driven by fear to seek God. God is pleased also
that we seek Him even when we are not in difficulties. There are
many people that fast and pray only when they have issues. But there
are serious issues in the heart that probably we don’t know about,
but if you spend some time in the Presence of God, you’ll be surprised
at what kind of stuff is hidden in the heart. Sickness is something
that everybody can see and we can fast and pray about that; financial
difficulties; joblessness and so on. But there are other things
inside the heart of a man that are crucial. They need to be dealt
gripped the heart of Jacob, and of course you know what the Bible
says about fear –John said that there is ‘torment in fear’; there’s
no joy in fear. Anybody who is in torment is not a happy person.
Fear is spoken about in the Bible many times – 366 times. I know
there is ‘fear of the Lord’ which is good, and leads us to righteousness,
but the fear from the enemy is terrorizing. And when that happens,
panicking sets in which may cause somebody to make mistakes.
had an experience with fear nearly 5 years ago. The year 2004 was
a very terrible year for us. I have shared this testimony before.
I just shared the first part when I was in the hospital, but this
is the other part. In December of the same year, robbers came to
our home to steal our car. We were abducted. My wife and I were
taken 6 kilometers away from our house and left in the woods at
night. Thank God, they never hurt us but they left us there to walk
home about an hour or so in the dark. And they took away the car,
which was never recovered. We were made to stay in the bush one
hour with them as they sang all kinds of dirty songs and mocked
us telling us, “You people are foolish – you took the Bible, but
we took the guns.” All along they were waiting for their captain
whom they had contacted. And indeed, their captain came and when
he looked at us he asked, “Hey, where did they get you from?” He
was a tall man and spoke like a gentleman, like he wanted to help
us. And then he said, “Pastor, go get a cell phone (because they
had taken our cell phones away from us) and I will call you after
two days.” Then he took us a few meters away from the others and
he told us to hold hands with him and we made a circle the three
of us. He told us to forgive him as he did not like what he was
doing and sure enough we told him we had forgiven him. Then they
took off leaving us in the dark. We knelt down, thanked God and
walked home praying and praising God.
two days I am sitting in the office, and here comes a call from
one of the robbers. The voice waves of this guy were a real terror.
He said “Is this pastor?” I said yes. He continued, “You remember
that time when you were in the bush and we prayed with you?” I answered,
“Oh, oh yes.” Then he said, “Now, don’t fear, don’t panic. Do you
want the car?” And then he finally said, “I’ll call you again” and
he hung up.
God! I have never experienced such a fear moving through the telephone
into my spirit. Yes, born again, Spirit filled, with this revelation
but I couldn’t help it. I prayed, but the fear persisted. These
guys knew exactly where I lived. They also told me they knew where
my car was.
few days later he called again and said, “Now, if you want the car
make sure you come with some money in exchange for the car “ He
continued. “I’ll call you again and explain how to come where the
car is”, then he hung up.
that time, I asked some ministries with us to pray with me because
I realized there was another hidden plot by the robbers. Because
of the uncertain situation, I sought for prayers. My wife and I
prayed a lot, and God helped us. When the robber called for the
third time, I was now ready and confident to answer him boldly.
I told him that I was not interested in that kind of an offer. I
also said, “Listen, you know I am a pastor, and I cannot do anything
unless God instructs me. God has not spoken to me about coming for
the car. The whole matter is in the hands of the police and I do
not want anything to do with it.” And so he laughed and hung up,
and that was the end of the story.
am bringing up a point here about fear; to illustrate what fear
can do. After that episode of the car, I actually experienced the
real terror of the fear. I can now understand how fear terrorizes.
There was a lot of fear in me and I could tell something was wrong
in the heavenly realm. A few times at night around 3 a.m. we could
hear big footprints on the roof of our house above our bedroom.
The steps would be like that of a huge bird walking on the roof
top. One time I went out to check but I could not see anything.
It would happen like that again exactly at 3 a.m. with similar sound.
I would wake up to pray for the rest of the night. We had good time
to pray and seek the Lord. I do not know when the fear disappeared,
but it disappeared during the time of seeking God and spending enough
time with Him.
is a terrible thing. I am surprised that after 20 years, fear was
still troubling Jacob. Are you surprised that even after the call
and God assuring him of safety, fear was still in this man? This
is why he organized in his mind how to bribe his brother to calm
the temper. He was still remembering the unfinished business of
20 years ago.
still could be unfinished business even in this hour that could
trouble and hinder us from taking the next step. I am hearing God
saying, He is blowing another trumpet that He has not blown before,
and this trumpet will draw us into Him like never before.” Whatever
it costs, that is exactly what it means to walk towards what He
is calling us into. I’m sure He is saying it here; He is saying
it in Kenya – whatever it means, He will help us to continue on.
fear still remained in Jacob. He had not changed, but during this
time alone with God , the work was done faster. And there
wrestled a man with Jacob, and you know the rest of the story. They
wrestled throughout the night and the man who wrestled with Jacob
(later on we read ‘God wrestled with him), touched the hollow of
his thigh and ‘halted’ it and by the breaking of the day, the job
had been done. The man asked him, “What is your name?” And
he said, “My name is Jacob.” In other words, Jacob
had not changed; he was still a ‘supplanter’; he was still the same
Jacob and this is why there was a lot of fear in him. And
so the man said, “Let me go!” And Jacob said,
“I’ll not let you go until you bless me.” And
then, the next thing we hear – the man who wrestled with
Jacob, touched the hollow of his thigh and halted it at the breaking
of the day. The man told Jacob, “You’ll no longer be called Jacob,
but Israel, for you have ‘prevailed’, you are now a ‘prince with
God and with man’ – you have ‘prevailed’. You’ll no longer be called
Jacob; you’ll no longer be called ‘the supplanter’; you’ll
no longer be called the ‘old man.’ You are now a new person.”
And remember, this is at the breaking of the day! And I heard God
speaking that ‘a new day is dawning’. And so a ‘new day is dawning’
upon a people and there is going to be a change in them that will
be visible and permanent. A new day is breaking, Hallelujah!
the day broke, Jacob was limping . The people who saw him
saw a changed man having a permanent mark in his life. Brothers
and sisters, I believe what God is going to do in this hour is going
to be a permanent work at the breaking of this new day! And we are
right on time and God is going to do it. But He is going to do it
in a people that are seeking time with Him in this hour.
It’s no more looking for it there, nor there, but now it’s into
a closet with God, because we realize, only He can do it .
am so happy to walk together with you, and the other brethren, but
I also know that I am walking alone with God. It is good to be together,
but I also realize there are moments when one feels you are all
know the ministry will agree with me, for there are times when they
feel very lonely with no one to encourage them. So the ministry
has to really trust God, to meet their needs. People fear to approach
them. I do not know why they fear but I think it is out of respect.
I thank God, because the ministry knows that as they spend time
with God, God comforts them and gives them favor to bring the word
that builds the Body.
you are not willing to walk alone with God, it will be difficult
to fit well in the Body of Christ. As God draws us nearer to Himself,
He also leads us to closeness with one another, and corporate life
becomes a joyful and edifying experience. Therefore as individuals
we have responsibility to hear God and make corporateness function.
it is advisable then, as individuals to learn to spend time with
God, and check out what we hear. It’s not being doubtful or lack
of faith to do so. It will do us good. As I walk this way, my experience
is that it is always good to check out everything that we hear.
Until I confirm it is from God, I do not make a move. And when I
make a move and find difficulties, I blame no one but myself. I
believe, if that is our position, we shall see a beautiful and strong
Body, where all of us are responsible for the steps we take.
each one needs time to pray, moments to read the Bible and I believe
God will confirm His way to us. We do not have to know a lot of
truth to walk with God. God is seeking for a people that will hear
and obey Him even as we have heard many times. This calls for sacrifice
of our time.
natural people I believe we spend time with our fathers and it is
a good thing because it is the place where the father can reveal
some of the things concerning his love, or his mind to his children.
And so, in that secret place of quietness in the presence of God,
it is the place of victory and revelation, where truth moves from
the mind to the heart. May the Lord be praised! It is a time to
translate all we have known, from the mind into the heart. I do
not know whether you have ever measured the distance from the mind
to the heart. It’s a short distance but it has taken some people
a long time to take the truth from the mind to the heart. May God
help us in this hour, so that we translate what we have known into
people are waiting for lifestyle. People are not interested with
testimonies and doctrines; people will be moved by the life. This
is why John the Apostle said, “I’m writing to you so that
you can have fellowship with us, and the fellowship is with the
Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.” (1John 1:3)
saw the life lived by our Lord Jesus Christ; they touched the life;
they handled it; they saw the life feeding the hungry, and John
said, “We are sharing with you that life that you may have
fellowship with us; fellowship is in the life.”
much time do we take in 24 hours in a day to spend time with God?
As I ask this, I am challenging myself as well. It is a very great
challenge, and calls for great sacrifice. We are living in a very
busy world. As we were coming to this place, one of the sisters
asked; “Do you see how our cities are crazy; so busy?” As we drove
on those super highways I could see cars moving this way and that
way on all sides and wondered where all these people were going.
Busy! Busy! People can be very busy all the time and may probably
give God one hour or none at all.
said in Matthew 26, “Pray that you enter not into temptation.
PRAY!” This is not prayer for the meal; this is not a prayer
at bedtime; this is a moment you have deliberately set aside to
have good time with the Father. Not to seek the word to preach;
but just to be there and say, “Lord, I’m here. I believe you’re
my Father and I need help to make it to the next level, and I’m
here because I realize I need help.”
are times when I go before God a couple of hours, telling Him, “I
need help!” Sometimes I do not know exactly which help I need, but
I realize I need help anyway, for I am still here – in this world.
And sometimes God reveals some things I never knew they existed
in my heart and he deals with them right there on the knees! People
may think, “Oh he is a good guy; he’s okay,” but there may be some
things we overlook, but God does not ignore them though they look
like little foxes. When I spend time with God, He reveals it, and
I say, “Lord, help me and forgive me for I didn’t even know this
exists!” Before problems hurt you along the way, they could be dealt
with during the time with God .
you know that Peter had some things in his heart that he didn’t
know were there? He was presumptuous but he didn’t know. The Lord
Jesus Christ had told him, “You know I am going there and
they are going to arrest me and they are going to kill me.” John
13:37-38 And Peter, as you know he all the time spoke hastily.
He said, “ Oh Lord, I am going with you!” And Jesus
looked at him and said, “Peter, can you really die with
me?” And Peter said, “Yes, yes, yes!” The Lord Jesus looked
at him and saw presumption. He was not ready to die with Him, but
maybe would be ready along the way, after some dealings. Jesus said,
“ Peter, before the cock crows tonight, you’ll have denied
me three times.” (John 18) You know the story. When that
moment came, and he denied our Lord the third time, the cock crowed.
I think it was well arranged by God such that Jesus was able to
see Peter from where He was. After denying Jesus, their eyes met,
and Peter remembered what Jesus had told him, and his presumptuous
reply. Having denied the Lord three times, he left that place and
wept bitterly, repenting.
we face similar situations. We say, “Yes, yes, I’m coming along,”
but somewhere along the way we find things are very difficult, and
we say, “Oh I never thought it would be this way!” You can deal
with such cases before they happen.
I look at Peter, I have another prayer now before the Lord. This
is my prayer in His Presence, ”if You see something that can cause
me to deny You like Peter or that can shame you along the way Lord,
deal with it now, on these knees.”
you know there are some areas that have been a problem to you that
have lingered, like they lingered in Jacob for 20 years; and are
still disturbing you, you can deal with them in the Presence of
God. May be you have tried the ministry; or professional counselors,
I don’t know, but now try being alone with God , and just
spend enough time before Him. This might mean forgoing some sleep,
and waking up early a couple of days; it might be necessary to probably
fast and pray to deal with that. I don’t know what that means to
you. May God help you that you may sacrifice to come to that place.
Prayer is a battle! If there is anything the devil is fighting hard
in this hour, it is a people that would dare pray, and pray enough
until their change comes!
said, “I won’t let you go until you bless ME!” What was this blessing?
There cannot be a blessing from anyone else; it has to be from God
only. God was blessing Jacob, and the blessing here was a change
we can see. I don’t see a better blessing we can give to one another
other than the life of God Himself. This blessing was a change from
the former life to a new life; a change from hopelessness to hope;
the blessing from discouragement to courage. Jacob said, “I’m not
quitting until the work is done!” God is bringing forth a people
that will say like Jacob, “I am not quitting until I receive my
you know, brothers and sisters, the change is not very far from
us. The day is with us; at the breaking of the day, Jacob was a
different man. At the breaking of the day, the King is appearing
to those who dare say to Him; “Lord, I’m not quitting until this
area which has been a problem in my life is dealt with.”
are some people I have counseled who had some difficulties in their
church. I advised them to go and spend some time with God after
being prayed for with no changes. But when they spent enough time
in the presence of God, the job was done.
is our perfect example in the area of waiting on God. The Bible
says that Jesus, after having tremendous revival when a leprous
man was healed and His fame had gone far and wide, He withdrew into
the wilderness to pray. What a good place to go and pray, in the
desert, in a lonely place. He was there alone with God
after withdrawing from the multitudes of people, to have time with
time, Jesus was spending His time on the mountain with the Father,
and He would stay a couple of days on the mountain at night, in
the Presence of the Father. The following day, you find Jesus in
the temple teaching. Jesus is our perfect example. Even as the Son
of God found it worthy and profitable to spend time in the presence
of the Father, how much we!
is at that moment of quietness with God that He actually downloads
His truth, His life, and His riches into our hearts. He sees your
desire and your sacrifice in coming to that place of intimacy with
Him. He will reveal things to you that you never knew before. He
will show you things that trouble other people that you couldn’t
see otherwise, so that you can pray for them. That is the best moment
of any believer. This is my best moment when I am in the Presence
of our Father God, where He speaks to me things which can only be
spoken at that moment. Jesus is the pattern Son, and so we can learn
from Him and it shall be well with us.
Apostles, in the Book of Acts Chapter 6, realized the work was growing
and as the Body grew; there was need to delegate ministry of tables
to other people. And they said, “It is not good for us to
leave the work of the ministry of prayer and the
word, to serve the tables.” so, “Can you give us
men full of the Holy Ghost to whom we can give
this responsibility so that we can spend time in prayer and in the
word?” And you see, we are built upon the foundation of
the Apostles and the Prophets.
know our spiritual fathers spend a lot of time with God, but they
cannot work it out for us. After spending time with God you are
able to fellowship much better with one another, rejoicing and encouraging
one another. If there is going to be revelation to take us to the
next level, it will come from a people that spend a lot of time
in prayer and fasting. In that secret place in God, we find more
grace to enable us to move on. We are blessed, and so we need to
appreciate by withdrawing from some stuff so that we can have time
with God. Jacob had to let everything go, and when he was alone
with God , then God brought his change. He told him “As a Prince,
you have power with God and men and hast prevailed”. Now he was
ready to meet his brother. No more fear was in him for God had dealt
with the problem. If you read on to the next chapter, you will hear
that whatever was disturbing Jacob, God was dealing with it at the
was coming and he was happy to meet his brother, and when they met,
Jacob was so humbled that he actually knelt before his brother.
They hugged and kissed one another and they both wept! God had already
taken care of Jacob’s fears. God had dealt with Esau without Jacob’s
God help us that even without seeing, we believe that He is taking
care of our problems. God goes ahead of us to take care of our problems
and so we can move on boldly knowing that He will take care of us.
When they met, Jacob tried to persuade Esau to take presents from
him but Esau refused and said he had wealth too. But Jacob persisted
and for that reason Esau took it. God had brought a positive change
in the hearts of the two brothers. God is dealing with our problems
the same way He dealt with Jacob’s problem along the way. The two
brothers parted ways in peace; Jacob stayed around there and Esau
went back to his place.
and sisters, why should we worry about things that are not with
us now? We should not get worried for God is in control. The economy
is going the way it is going all over the world; including Kenya
and the United States of America. The people whose economy has been
good are now crying that things are very bad. But we know better.
The King of Kings is aware. All we need to do is lift up our hands
in prayer and ask Him to intervene. As we seek His help, He will
deal with our fears as we wait on Him to deal with the situation.
Does He know He has a people here? Yes He does and He is watching
over them. The Bible says, in 2 Chron.16:9(a) “For the
eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew
himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward
him.” If your heart is like that, you need not worry
about how the economy goes; God is going to take care of it.
more final advice, please don’t reduce the number of hours for serving
God and waiting on Him. We may think the best way to help ourselves
is to work very hard for many hours thereby denying God time with
us. That will mean taking the wrong direction. Wait on God and He
will show you what to do and it will be well with you. Hence, you’ll
be a witness of the goodness and the power of God! Hallelujah! God
is good all the time!
hind’s feet on high places I will run after Thee,
hind’s feet on high places I will run after Thee,
will run, I will run, I will run after Thee,
will run, I will run, I will run after Thee.
and God bless you.