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Are You Passing Your Tests

God doesn’t want us to complain and murmur about anything.Murmuring doesn’t move God,it just makes things worse for us because we extend the test

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Often as humans,we approach academic work with much seriousness and discipline because we know that if we fail there are consequences, and if we pass we get promoted to the next level and even graduate.But we don’t approach God with the same seriousness.We take advantage of His loving kindness and we fail so many tests He puts in our way and yet we expect Him to promote us to the next level.

I used to think the same way,that when it comes to spiritual matters its more relaxed than academic work.That was until a few days ago when God taught me that the same discipline is required even in our spiritual lives.If we don’t apply discipline, we will remain at the same level.Our relationship with God has many levels and only when you pass the test can God promote you to the next level. He can never ever promote you if you fail the test.If you fail the test,you remain at that same level and after a while God will bring that test back to you again, and if you pass, He promotes you,but if you fail, you ll have to go through the test again, even if it takes years of going through the test, but God ll not promote you till you pass it.

Dont think you can fail a test and that’s the end,you ve overgone it. No!When you fail a test,you repeat it. In short,when you fail a test, you are just delaying your own progress.Often times,one of the ways we may fail God’s tests is by murmuring and complaining. Even in our hearts. Do you know that the thoughts of your heart are pronounced loudly in heaven. In the spiritual realm you don’t have to open your mouth to speak. You communicate just by thoughts.

God hears our every thought.And when we go through trials,those stages in our lives when things are very difficult and it seems as though things will be this way forever,instead of trusting God through it all,we often complain.When we do this we fail the test,which means we just earn ourselves another round of going through that same test till we pass it.

Before God taught me this, I didn’t realize I kept going through the same things over and over just because I kept failing the test!I didn’t realize it was the same test coming back till I pass it.God kept bringing it back because I kept failing it. He couldn’t take me up till I passed.God’s tests are not something you can forgo.If you fail,it ll keep coming back till you pass it. There’s a particular test I ve been going through in ministry since 2012. When I experienced it in 2012, I instead of just trusting God, and just giving thanks,and trusting that He knows what He’s doing.

 

I began to try to make God to get me out of it by complaining. I complained in order to make God feel bad so that He gets me out of this situation. By reacting this way,I failed the test.It came back again later on somewhere in 2013 and I reacted in the same way and therefore I failed the test again.I kept failing this test till some days ago when God gave me this lesson.He told me,”you are just delaying your own progress “And immediately I understood and changed my whole attitude about it all.And thats when God began teaching me about tests and how we fail them,thereby delaying ourselves.God is our Father.He understands our pain, He understands all those things that cause us pain,but He says through it all,give thanks. “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

1 Thessalonians:5:17-18. God doesn’t want us to complain and murmur about anything.Murmuring doesn’t move God,it just makes things worse for us because we extend the test. Instead, God wants us to pray about everything and give thanks in everything. This is maturity.God wants us to trust Him.He knows what He’s doing.No matter what happens, whether good or bad,God wants us to trust Him and give thanks.We are to have confidence in Him.

His plans for our lives are good not evil.(Jeremiah 29:11).So no matter how bad something may seem,know God is just using it to bring good things to you. ” And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Romans:8:28. So dont complain.Pray then trust Him.God actually hates murmuring and complaining. It’s the opposite of faith.And only faith can move God to action, complaining can’t. You ll just be earning yourself another round of the same test till you pass it.God actually hates complaining. If you read numbers 14,you ll find that in verse 26 all the way down,God punished the Israelites for complaining and murmuring.

We too fail the test when we react in this way and God can’t promote us till we learn.He’s a loving Father who wants to hear all our sorrows and pain but He wants us to pray and trust Him. Even Jesus warned against worrying.Another way we fail tests is by exalting ourselves. Lack of humility. God can’t trust you with greater power until you have passed this test.God can bring this test in different ways.For example, He can let you go through humbling circumstances to see how you ll react. Are you going to accept where God has put you and be faithful there?Or are you going to exalt yourself and complain.”God how can I still be here?This person just got born again and look at where you ve already taken them!”

As long as you are still thinking this way know that you have not yet passed this test and you are hindering your own progress. I remember the time I was praying for the Holy Spirit baptism.I gave God a timeframe. I had my own expectations. When ever I prayed,I gave God a time frame to “do it now”.But the very day I said ,”God, let your will be done.Am ready to wait for your time.You know what you are doing. I ll wait for you.”When I did that that’s when I even got the answer.God can let other people succeed faster than you or get their answers faster than you. But that’s just according to your view of course. Everything God does is perfect, He’s never late. So when God puts you in that humbling situation are you going to let His will be done?Even when His will may seem ‘slow’ according to your expectations? When you think you should be at this high place by now,or this and this should be happening to me by now. And you think God is slow and you know better,you still haven’t passed this test and until you pass it you can’t be promoted to the next level.

Be patient and wait on God.Be willing for God to do His will in your life.And am telling you,God greatly loves you and He’s never slow.He’s very eager to give you what you want.But He wants you to humble yourself and He will exalt you.He resists the proud and if you exalt yourself in your mind and think you deserve to be at this high place by now instead of where you are, you still haven’t passed the test and are hindering your own progress. Of course we all have dreams and aspirations and that’s not wrong. But when we can’t be faithful where we are and think we deserve better, that’s pride and we are yet to pass the test of humility.

We can’t be promoted till we pass it.God resists the proud,and He brings them down. But He exalts the humble. Total surrender to God means you give yourself and let God do whatever He wants, however long it takes.And am telling you,God is perfect and never delays.His timing is perfect in everything.So instead of being jealous when someone gets blessed before you do.Instead of thinking its you who deserves the blessing not that person, humble yourself and be faithful where God has placed you.Humble yourself and God ll exalt you.Humility starts from the thoughts of your heart.When you pass this test,theres a reward.He promotes you.But if you fail,you remain at the same level and the test ll keep coming till you pass it.

Another test we may face is when God fulfills your needs.Its very easy to seek God when you are in desperate need of something from Him. But when your need is satisfied, are you still going to seek Him as desperately? Or are you going to forget God?And so how will God test you to see how you ll react when He blesses you?He gives you an iceberg of your blessing. This is a test.God has so much for you but He doesn’t give it all but just gives you an iceberg of it.In our human eyes we may think that’s all there is and relax and even forget God because of that small blessing which ll seem really big to our human eyes.

But if despite the blessing you still remain faithful to God,you pass the test and God rewards you and offloads the bigger blessings!He has proved you can be trusted with bigger things.But if you forget God just because you are no longer in need.You close your own door to the bigger blessings God had for you.It means you failed the test and can’t graduate to the next level where those bigger blessings are.And God also sometimes takes away our blessings to see if we ll still trust Him and be faithful. that’s another test.

God gave Abraham the desire of His heart by blessing Him with the birth of His son Isaac.But when God told Abraham to kill Isaac (in short God was taking away that blessing)Abraham remained faithful to God.He didn’t begin complaining and murmuring to make God reverse His command.He humbled Himself and knew God knew what He was doing. He passed the test and qualified for the bigger blessings God had in store for him.Job’s wealth and children were also taken away but he didn’t complain and say,”God am serving you faithfully but how come you are letting this happen?how come unbelievers are succeeding and am left with nothing?”He knew God is wise and he trusted God and still served Him faithfully. He passed the test and God promoted him to the next level.

There are so many different tests we may face but the key is unwavering faith in God,and being transformed to be like Jesus.We can’t pass any of these tests unless God does it in us.We can do nothing of our own will and power.God has so much for us,but if we don’t realize we are being tested and we keep failing the tests,we hinder our own progress Trust God.He’s working everything for your own good, to make you grow and to perfect you.Keep a close fellowship with Jesus and have total dependence on Him.Ask Him to help you pass all the tests He puts in your way that you may grow.shalom

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  1. Brother P.M.

    July 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Praise the LORD. I thank the Lord, this was a timely message. It speaks to me. I now learn that I have been laying stumbling blocks against my path. Though God has given me many confirmations and encouragements, I have not received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit due to some of these issues. I pray fervently but still in desperation like you say “do it now”. I also try to justify myself to be ‘deserving’ it for I have waited for long and have not given up.
    I take this as God’s message to me. Thanks be to God for his word. By God’s grace, I will wait till his time is right. His will is the best
    The Lord bless you sister for sharing.

  2. Emmanuel

    July 16, 2016 at 5:32 am

    A very important message indeed. I think many people fall later in their ministries because they encounter the same trials they failed to adequately deal with in the past, e.g love of material things, pride and lust. I was sharing a message like this just a few days ago to my colleagues.

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Hi friends, I'd like to share a short testimony that has happened today and has shocked me,which has brought to me

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Hi friends, I'd like to share a short testimony that has happened today and has shocked me,which has brought to me the reality of Romans 8:28 which says, "And we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE."

We have our own plans, but God also has His plans for our lives and the Bible says His plans for us are to make us prosper and not to harm us Jeremiah 29:11.

When I graduated from University, my dream was to work at a well known media house and therefore made various applications.

However, I did not get a response from the media house that I wanted the most and I felt hurt because I thought that is what was the best for me. Instead I got accepted at another media house which is also famous,but not as much as the one I wanted.

I wondered why after praying and fasting without ceasing, I could not get the job I really wanted and felt was the best for me.

Today shockingly,that media house which I so badly wanted to go to at first has been shut down with immediate effect by the Ministry of Information and broadcasting and their license revoked for allegedly violating terms of agreement.

Now I can not help but be in amazement that had I been there,this day I would have been rendered jobless.

Even though at first I may have felt that injustice was being done to me for not getting the job I thought was the best for me after praying,I realise that God is so good and I thank Him for not giving me that Job.

He did not give it to me because He knew that the future of that television station was doomed for closure. Tears fill my eyes as I reflect on this and I am overwhelmed by God's love for me as His child. God is always protective of His children and He always knows what is best for us.

This is for someone out there who may feel like some injustice is being done to them in some way. Remember that God is good all the time and His thoughts are not our thoughts Isaiah 55: 8-9.

What may seem like God harming us may actually be Him protecting us.

I really feel bad for those when have been rendered jobless from that institution and may the Lord open other doors for them.

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DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD

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DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD

Good evening friends,I'd like to share with you a vision the Lord gave me yesterday, which made me realise just how filthy the things of the world really are.

For people accustomed to doing worldly things,they may seem innocent and normal but in this vision,God made me see the things of the world the way He really sees them.

In this vision,I saw a transparent plastic water bucket which had a tap attached to it and a small basin under it.

I could see the water in this bucket as it was transparent and the water looked clean and even drinkable.

However to my surprise when the tap was opened, what came out from the tap was not water as expected but human diarrhoea instead! It was filling the basin quickly and spluttering all over the place.

I was disgusted and shocked.

Then I heard the Voice of the Lord say to me, "These are the things of the world"

So to the non spiritual eye there is nothing wrong with the things of the world but God in reality sees those things as filth.

Luke 16:15 part 2 says, "What is HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG MEN is an ABOMINATION in the sight of God.

1 John 2:15-17 also says,
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

For those who may wonder what these things of the world are,here are a few scriptural references

1 Corinthians 6: 9-11
Revelations 21:8
Galatians Chapter 5

The bible is not exhaustive of things regarded as things of the world because new things keep coming up.

For example, secular TV and secular music(Non Christian Tv movies cartoons music etc) have been revealed by God to be unholy because they defile a Christian, but those things are not actually written down in the bible.

That is why the baptism of the Holy Spirit is needed in order for one to be individually guided by God in the right path as Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth in John 16:13. It is also only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we receive a genuine change of heart and repentance.

To receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit one has to ask in prayer.

James 4:4 also says, "Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? WHOEVER THEREFORE WANTS TO BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD MAKES HIMSELF AN ENEMY OF GOD.

We all know that there is no place in Heaven for enemies of God, but only wrath awaiting them in Hell.

However it is not God's will for us to perish and that is why He is telling us this today for our own salvation

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URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE LORD:STOCK UP YOUR FOOD RESERVES!

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URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE LORD:STOCK UP YOUR FOOD RESERVES!

The Lord says everyone needs to stock up food because troubling times are coming upon the earth where you won't have access to food.
This is a message the Lord gave my sister in Christ in a prophetic dream in September last year when we were fasting.
I had already shared her dream here on Facebook,but am sharing this because its important.
In her dream things looked normal but in a moment there was destruction everywhere.
Cities had been cut off from each other.
There where huge holes on the roads, they looked like huge craters.
In the dream,she knew what was happening in her city was happening everywhere else.
As she was shocked at what was happening,
Then she heard the voice of God in a loud voice saying,"PREPARE FOR THE TIME THAT IS COMING. STORE UP FOOD.TELL EVERYONE TO PREPARE AND STORE FOOD.
PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE!!!"
The Lord said three times that we must prepare.
When God says something three times, it means it has been established to happen.
This post is not to bring fear to anyone, but its in order for you not to be caught unaware.
We must prepare spiritually by staying in prayer,fasting, and being vigilante.
But the Lord is also asking us to prepare physically by storing up food we can eat when that time comes.
Food even our children can eat.
Some people could dismiss this saying God will provide for them,but that same God is providing for you by warning you in advance.
If Noah didn't obey what God told him to build an ark,thinking God will supernaturally protect him from the flood,he would have perished.
But he had to take action by acting on what God told him.
We need to obey the Lord's instructions because then we will be safe.
We must do what the Lord says,then trust Him to keep us safe.
As we prepare physical food,we must also repent of our sins and ask for mercy for us,our families and the whole world.
Store non perishable food that can last for some time.
Start this month and keep adding to it every month,don't use the food,keep it for the time the Lord is talking about.

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