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  • Kunle 4:48 pm on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Your Assignment (2) 

    Sequel to the last post on our distinct assignments and engracements- It’s quite important to know we’re anointed for our purpose in life. There’s no need to feel inadequate because behind every God inspired vision is the grace to carry it out.

    Let’s look at the life of Moses to understand the connection between assignments and accompanying grace.

    The Charge

    “Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.”Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring my people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:9-10)

    Response to the charge due to Ignorance

    But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt? (Exodus 3:11)

    The Lord’s response

    Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh… (Exodus 7:1)

    God made it clear to Moses he has equipped him for the task because every divinely inspired vision enjoys the backing of God. (Exodus 3:12).

    As discussed in the last post, you’re the only one empowered for your assignment. I will like to cite another example from scriptures to buttress this assertion.

    Daniel

    When Belshazzar dishonored God by utilizing sacred items recovered from the temple in Israel to entertain his household- the infamous writing appeared on the wall:

    “Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing. Then the king’s face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.” (Exodus 5:5-6)

    The king sought for help to understand the writings on the wall

    “The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom. Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant.” (Daniel 5:7-8)

    There was no one in the realm who could provide a solution to the problem as outlined above because there are peculiar problems that require unique persons engraced for it.

    The Queen comes to the rescue

    “The queen entered the banquet hall because of the words of the king and his nobles; the queen spoke and said, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts alarm you or your face be pale. “There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, insight and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, your father the king, appointed him chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans and diviners.” (Daniel 5:10-11)

    Daniel provides the interpretation

    Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the exiles from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah? “Now I have heard about you that the spirit of the gods is in you, and that illumination, insight and extraordinary wisdom have been found in you.”

    “But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, you will be clothed with purple and wear a necklace of gold around your neck, and you will have authority as the third ruler in the kingdom. Then Daniel answered and said before the king, “Keep your gifts for yourself or give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription to the king and make the interpretation known to him. “O king, the Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father… (Daniel 5:13-18)

    From the aforementioned, we can see clearly ONLY DANIEL had the solution to the problem. Similarly, there’s a unique assignment ONLY YOU are qualified for in life. Your discovery of this peculiar assignment is what determines your placement in life.

     
  • Kunle 5:10 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Your Assignment 

    God has engraced you for a particular purpose and season. In the midst of recession, God wants his children to be the light that shines in darkness. It’s not a cliché there’s only one you in the universe- I am not referring to your unique fingerprint. God hasn’t created anyone like you; Although there are 7.4 billion persons currently inhabiting the earth, no one has the capacity to do what you’re called to do. If Jesus tarries and the population of the world increases to 20 billion, there’ll still be no one like you on earth or in heaven with the capacity to solve the distinct problem you were created to solve. I will cite some examples from scriptures to buttress my point. Let’s take a walk together- shall we?

    The Promised Land

    Then the lord said to Abram, “know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners…for four hundred years. (Genesis 15:13)

    The length of time the Israelites lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. (Exodus 12:40)

    There was a prophetic word the Jews would spend 400 years in captivity but they spent an additional 30 years because the deliverer engraced for the assignment in the person of Moses moved abruptly before the appointed time. A proper calculation would reveal Moses killed the Egyptian and fled in the 390th year of captivity. Therefore, Moses could have saved himself the anguish and pain of living in the wilderness for 40 years if he had been patient for 10 more years- the Jews wouldn’t have had to spend an additional 30 years in captivity as well. Your point exactly Kunle? Until Moses was ready, the Jews remained in captivity. Isn’t it scary to know if you don’t fulfill your purpose, lives could be destroyed. (To be continued)

     
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