Bishop B. Manjoro Dunamis
Last week we saw how we need to be men and women of faith in 2016 if we are to possess the double portion which the Lord has for us this year. Only people with radical faith like Elisha will grab the double portion. When he asked for the double portion his master told him, “You have asked a hard
thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” 2 Kings 2:10.
We also saw how the 10 spies brought a negative report and the whole camp of the children of Israel trembled with fear and told themselves we can’t have what God said we will have because of the giants in the land!
Read on as we continue to discover from God’s word what you need to be a possessor of the double portion in 2016 the year of a double portion!
‘’Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there . . . 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” 30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” Numbers 13:26-31
Here we see quite a scenario; the children of Israel are caught in-between God’s promise and the report of the 10 spies. The men had seen giants in Canaan; high walled cities, large and strong men in the land such that they saw themselves as grasshoppers. They declared to the people, we are not able to go up against the people for they are stronger than we! I have a success secret for you today — never see your situation as bigger than yourself. No-matter what the situation is, tell yourself I’m bigger than what is before me; I’m bigger than this sickness; this joblessness; this barrenness; I’m bigger than this situation! O hallelujah! Never allow any situation make you feel inferior. It could be a troublesome marriage, don’t let it appear bigger than you, you can contain it! It’s not a year to be intimidated, it’s not a year to back off, it’s not a year to give up, and it’s a year of radicals of faith. Those that will fight; and fight to win! Don’t give up on your marriage, family, goals and dreams. No intimidation in 2016. If you keep using charms, snakes and witchcraft like you have been doing in past years, this year the snake will suffocate and die! This is a serious year! Don’t die before you are dead. O hallelujah!
Radical faith does not flow with the tide no, it goes against the tide.
No-matter how strong the tide is, radical faith like those fishes I used to see at my village after a heavy downpour, excitedly they would swim and jump in and out of water going against the tide! That’s radical faith! Two spies out of the 12 said no, no, no don’t be intimidated by the negative report, let us go at once and possess the land for we are well able to take it! Oh I like it, I like radical faith! Only people like Elisha, Caleb, Joshua and Isaac will be victorious in this season. If things are well, God is not clearly seen but when things are difficult and seemingly impossible, God will shine in your life! O hallelujah! When the doctor says Eh put your house in order you are about to die, the disease has spread! Friend, it is at such times that you need to go against the current and believe God for a miracle! As long as you don’t fear, God will protect you, God will deliver you, God will provide, God will supply — just fear not! Radical faith is not afraid.
I remember having gone to preach in one country after preaching two days we had a visitor during the early hours of the morning. An unusual visitor especially in the city! Guess what right in the city sleeping in my room I heard outside the laughter like of a hyena! I had declared that God is breaking the powers of darkness and delivering people in the previous service. Now the test had come.
What was I to do? I told myself I am a servant of the Most High God and the Lord is with me, I will not be afraid of the hyena. Calmly I told the hyena go away, now, in Jesus name!
That was the last night I heard that hyena till I finished my preaching mission in that country O hallelujah! Radical faith is not afraid! Why not be like a drunkard who when on the road going home sees a bush which looks like a man. The drunkard stops, looks at the bush and says who are you standing on my way? No answer. You think I’m afraid of you? Now I’m coming there! Surely like a joke you see the drunkard staggering toward the bush with fist read for a fight — only to realise it’s a bush and he laughs all his way home! Whatever is standing on your way 2016, it must move over! And if it doesn’t move on its own, tell it I’m coming there now! It’s a good year, it’s a good year!
Like Caleb and Joshua tell yourself; I am well able to possess all that God has for me in this year.
I’m not a grasshopper or inferior. I am a child of God and what God says is mine is mine. O hallelujah, this is my year of a double portion! For with God all things are possible, Mark 10:27