Divine mission

1Samuel 15:18: And the LORD sent you on a mission and said, ‘Go, devote to destruction the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’

stopwatch-259375_640When God made Adam, he gave him a mission. He was supposed to have dominion over the earth, and the way the dominion will immediately be expressed was to be in keeping and guarding the garden (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15).

He had the divine backing and resources for the mission. He choose the mission, it was something assigned to him. It may look like a menial job to you but because it was something from God, it was the most important thing to do, because God said to do it. He was meant to be rewarded for it, because it was a work assigned to him. What is the word God has assigned to you? If you feel it is not prestigious enough, then you are thinking of yourself more highly than you ought to and so you need to renew your mind as Paul recommended (Romans 12:1-2). You need to condescend to men of low estate, because it means you have become conceited (Romans 12:16) and are affected by the pride of life which is counter to the love of God (1John 2:15-17).

When God releases his word and you are executing it, you are not alone but you have angelic assistance (Hebrews 1:13-14), because before you were made, angels served God and when we were made in partnership with men they now serve God on the earth.

They are serving spirits, and they serve with us.  An angel told John that they are both servants of God. When they serve us they serve God by extension as they embark on divine mission.

The anointing of God is available for our divine mission. When a priest or king is to be appointed in the bible, he is anointed with holy oil, a similar thing is used to fuel the light in the temple, through the lampstand (Hebrews 9:2).

That shows that the priest and kings are supposed to be lights. When the Holy Spirit departed from Saul (which came upon him when he was anointed showing the link between the oil and the Spirit) he stopped being the light that God wanted him to be. His dynasty that was supposed to last for a long time entered into darkness.

The anointing of the Holy Spirit confers special grace to carry out the divine assignment. It attaches the presence of God to us to help us in all our ways. It is the divine assistance. He is called helper (John 14:26). It makes us to transit from being ordinary to being extraordinary, with supernatural capabilities, able to live the above life. The anointing makes us glory carriers.

When Jesus was about to send the disciples out on a divine mission, he said they needed to wait until they were endowed with power from heaven, endowed with the Holy Spirit, who will come  upon them, before they go out (Acts 1:8).

Jesus had to wait for thirty years before he embarked on his own public assignment. He did not dare be exposed publicly before the endowment of power from heaven. And he was an example to us all.

We cannot serve God with self-generated energy. The bible is unequivocal in saying that the flesh profits nothing, and that it is the Spirit who gives life (John 6:63).

We are also on a mission of life, moving in a different Spirit to the one in the world. While death operated in the world, life operates through us because we are the body of Christ, the body of one who is a life-giving Spirit. And since it is the Spirit who gives life, it brings the necessity of being filled with the Holy Spirit and seeking to be constantly be filled with it to be able to consistently communicate life.  Paul said to the Ephesus church that they should not be filled with wine in excess, but we should be excessively and constantly filled with the wine of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:17-18).

Do you know the mission God wants you to pursue? Realise that it is not the best of God for us to live aimless mission-less lives.

The bible says that without vision the people cast off restraint, no goals are met because none was set. It is worse when precious energy is wasted in the wrong pursuit, just moving round in circles, not going anywhere fast.

The children of Israel at a time moved in the wilderness. But they did not make progress for a long time. What was supposed to take them a few years, became forty.

Their mission was to move from Egypt to Canaan but because they yielded to fear, refusing to go on and defeat the dwellers occupants of the land when God wanted them to, they wandered aimlessly in the wilderness.

When they refused God’s mission they lived an aimless life and those who were 20 years of age and more died in the wilderness unfulfilled. They made it out of Egypt but they fell short of the Promised Land.

You can be born again, i.e. come out of sin, but fail to lay hold of that for which Christ has laid hold of you in divine purpose. Paul said that we are God’s workmanship, made in Christ Jesus for good works which we are supposed to walk in (Ephesians 2:10).

The bible says that we should be careful lest because of unbelief we would lose out of the promise (Hebrews 4:6).

The divine mission gives us focus, it channels our mental, spiritual and physical energies aright. Loving God is about being on a mission for him. Jesus said that we should love the Lord our God with all our hearts (Mark 12:30). And loving God with all your strength has to do with being on a divine mission.

With single-minded devotion to God, with laser sharp focus, we cuts away at the enemy.

Being on a mission helps us to avoid distractions. Change comes when we are on a divine mission. God has the strategy, the ways and means of making things happen. He has wisdom and power available to assist us, as we get going on the journey of his purpose for us.

The divine mission has to do with being at rest. Jesus was told to sit down until the Father makes his enemy his footstool (Psalm 110:1). And on the mission of God for our life is marked by his peace.  Jesus repeatedly told the disciple to not be afraid. And Paul wrote to Timothy while telling him to not yield to the paralysis of the spirit of fear that he needed to embrace the spirit of love, power and sound mind (2Timothy 1:6-7), to help him in his pursuit of the divine vision he was given.

While love, power and sound-mind supplied by the Holy Spirit fuels us the journey, fear weakens. It is a time waster. When the devil ties us with fear, then he can roll many things on us to keep us in bondage and therefore unable to go on a divine mission.

Jesus operated in the spirit of love, power and sound mind. His understand of his mission a razor sharp and pursued it with blazing hot passion and unabated power, without any confusion whatsoever.

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