“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:10 (NKJV)
The life of any man does not consist of things he has in possession. Any life that solely depends on God is a complete life. No one receive more without first making full use of whatever he has been given.
In the scripture, the man at the pool of Batheseda whose condition remain the same as a result of his inability to enter the pool when it is stirred by an angel.
Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie — the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie — the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. John 5:2-5 (NIV)
The same way, God desires to stir up our spirit in receiving the supernatural things of God which is freely given to us. The scripture talks about the plan of God which he have for us as one that is only revealed to men and woman of the spirit.
9 But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Cor 2:9-11 (NKJV)
Nothing erupts a shake without a touch. When you see the uplifting of a man’s understanding in God’s word something have happened in the Spirit realm. Nothing goes for nothing. All that God does in major revival have been stirring of waters by the Spirit.
Anytime God speaks, a man was on his knees. They have been a cutting of coverings of distraction. A man of God by name, Charles Finney desire from God an outburst of God’s Spirit and manifestation of God’s presence in Scotland.
He was greatly feared by leaders in England because he was a man who could call God to action and cause men to reverence Him. He preached the gospel with great power and zeal and many yielded to the Lord. “No stirring of waters, no auction”.
Only men that stirs the waters of the deep things of God can see the outworking of the Spirit. In time past, correct men whose life were combustible(ready); has the ability to fan to flame God’s giftings has stirred great things in their generations.
God has carried men from low level to high levels of the Spirit and they have caused change in the natural as they concur to the leading of the Spirit.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Rom 8:14 (NKJV)
Just like the man who could not step into the pool to be healed when the water is being stirred. No dormant man/ woman can achieve anything as a result of laziness or dependence on man. Men who desires strength from God trust in God. That man desire that one will put him in the pool but couldn’t find one.
Men and woman of great destinies and potential had died undiscovered as a result of dependency on man instead of the only wise God.
15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:15 (NKJV)
For us to see all God has in stock for us in life and ministry, our absolute trust must be in God. When you have an extra backup apart from God, you cannot leave the background of doubt and fear to unlock God’s freely given to you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)
All that exist now and in the world to come is as a result of God’s word.
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12-13 (NKJV)
Men like Elijah who stirred up holiness and consecration in the land of Samaria such that wickedness was shaken to its roots had stirred up the power of God in prayers.
The lost axe head was recovered and the living God replaced the gods of Baal which were destroyed. God has promised us great things, he told us what to expect having given us all things.
as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NKJV)
It is ignorance to make light of what God has done and finished before the foundation of the earth.