Preacher: Apostle Joshua Selman
Topic: 2021 Instructions!!! Don’t Be Friends To Everybody If You Want To Excel
You are friends to everyone, anyone can huge and say how are you?
Nice hair, you said fine. There some of you someone…
You meet someone and in five minutes you’ve told the person everything about your life.
Including the person, you like, five minutes!
Ah my name is this, your hair is nice, that’s how the other day.
You know Grace now? You said i don’t know Grace.t
You said one Grace came and then this and that happen.
Five minutes you’ve giving somebody an unlimited access to your destiny.
The Bible said be wise as serpent. Oh I’m seated with Christ, be wise!
The Bible said ‘be wise’. The Bible said Mary kept these things to herself.
When the Angel spoke to her she knew at the time the persecution will be a unbearable to open her mouth.
So she secured her destiny by keeping quiet.
General relationship, this involve your love, love your neighbour as yourself, love your… the general public.
The access that you give people, that’s the general love that you showed people.
Love all men, honour all men, general relationship.
Like we are coming for Koinonia now, you know and all that.
You can go out and see somebody, believer or unbeliever.
You can just greet the person how are you?
The man who sells meat in the market for you, all those kinds of people, general relationships!
But there is a second level of relationship, it’s called family relationship.
Both your physical and spiritual family, that is a much closer level of relationship.
There are certain things that you can be able to communicate in church that you cannot say outside.
Because of the level… In Koinonia right now there for instance, this is a family.
So there is a relationship, there is a bond that is between the working.
Is that true? that might not be elsewhere.
There is a bond between your family members.
So you have comfortable to share certain things.
There are some things you cannot tell a market woman that you can be free and open enough.
Is that true? Let’s take for instance a lady may not be able to just walk to the street and tells somebody I have a lump on my breast.
It may look embarrassing, but as a family here it is possible that a word can come.
There is a lady with a lump, and she come out. There’s nothing embarrassing.
Is that true? Because of the level of the relationship.
If I cast out a demon out of somebody, Pastor Femi or something.
There is nothing embarrassing about it because we are a family. Are you getting it?
If I rebuke this lady right now, we are a family there is nothing embarrassing about it.
Are you getting my point? But there’s tag level of relationship, it is called destiny relationship.
Sing: He leads me and guide me to the city above top.
He leads me and guide me to my place of destiny.
He leads me and guide me to the city above top.
He leads me and guide me to my place of destiny.
You leads me and guide me to the city above top.
You leads me and guide me to my place of destiny.
There are seven things one day I will share with you.
Seven things that God told me if I keep these seven things I will be an unlimited person in my life.
Seven instructions he give me, seven!
Before God will release me to begin to do ministry he gave me seven things.
And by the grace of God almighty I have kept every one of those things.
See let me tell you behind every great anointing there is a mystery.
Is not accessible to everyone. Hallelujah, different levels.
Some of you, you believe everybody should have a destiny relationship with you.
Wrong Sir! So the things that are meant for destiny you bring out cheaply to everybody in the name of friendship.
Are you hearing what I’m saying? Look if you learn what I’m sharing with you, you will Excel.
Many of you it’s not that God does not want to hear you, there is a dimension of wisdom that you are missing.
Write this down. Do not give everyone access to your life at the same level.
Is a rule you must keep you want to be great.
Not everyone qualifies for access to your life at the same level.
You must separate you live and your destiny into Cedars.
There are certain people that should only stay within the vicinity of the outer Court of your life.
They have no business passing beyond the outer Court.
That’s why the tabernacle and…
The Bible said; Know ye not that your body. you are a temple.
Meaning in the similitude of the outer and inner most holy court.
There is a separation, there are people you should stop.
Not everyone went into the most holy place.
The outer Court was a general place.
Any Tom digger and Harry could come there.
Whether born again or not, all kind of things happen there.
But when you enter the inner Court you will meet the seven lamp stands.
The seven spirits of God (discernment).
You saw the table and the bread that was changed every day (the word of God).
Hallelujah! Are you getting what I’m saying?
You cannot afford to be friends to everybody.
There are many of us who are so weak-willed. We are friends to everybody.
When God has spoken to you about certain association to cut away from them.
You will say ehn but that is and that…
And let me tell you when God gives you an instruction and you refuse to obey you won’t hear his voice again.
You will hear many other voices but your next instruction is at the mercy of your last obedience.
If God doesn’t speak many other things will speak.
You will talk too, the mind of your desire and passion will talk and you will think it’s God.
God talk to you at the frequency of your Yieldedness and your obedience.
Many people are disobedient believers and claim they are hearing God fluently, I have a problem with that.
“Son of man, prophecy” and then he kept quiet.
And then he said I obeyed as I was commanded.
Then another instruction came. “Son of man, now speak to these bones”.
It came one at a time and it depended on the obedience of Ezekiel.
Hallelujah! 1st Samuel 21:2. Media help us please.
So this is a rule you must learn in life and about relationship.
Do not give everyone access to your life at the same level.
Please learn this, you cannot afford… They are some of us people come to our house, visitors!
In five minutes they are in your bedroom.
When my wife wants to dress this is where she stands.
And then there’s a particular cup hold on I will show you.
Have you seen her parents do like that?
A visitor comes to the house; they will said come there is something you must see.
We have a boy’s quarters it doesn’t stops here. and the man is watching.
And he said sir ehn I am an importer and exporter, there are many things that I can do, how can I come into this?
And in two days you meet a strange man, you have struck a business deal with the man. Is that true?
You have giving all your children and the cars as collateral.
An association that began the circle of poverty and penury in many families.
Because of the carelessness of many of our parents.
Hallelujah, a woman, you meet somebody and in five minutes she knows the name of all your children.
She knows the name of everybody, she even knows the challenge between you and your husband.
I tell you a lady that does that you are a bad lady; you don’t have virtue.
That you sit down and lambaste your husband in the face of a stranger.
At once! In five minutes he already knows everything about you.
He knows that okay, there is a problem in your family.
He knows that your first child is stubborn.
He knows that the second one is better than the third one.
What did the person tell you about his own life?
And those people just keep quiet, they keep saying ‘really’.
While you are lying and you’re just continuing.
And then five minutes later, you find out that somebody calls you and then say you said this about me? I am disappointed.
You will said no no no!!! you can’t curb those words back because they fell into the wrong ears.
You gave an uncommon access to a common friend. Are we learning something?
1st Samuel 21:2. I like us to read this projected.
One, two read! And David said to Ahimelech the priest, the king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me (what?) Let no man know anything of the business whereabouts I send thee and what I have commanded thee. (He said) I have appointed my servant to such and such a place.
The king wanting to do something, he knew that they were wicked people.
The king was wise enough to know that not everybody is a loyalist.
Are you hearing what I’m saying? The King knew that there are people who can kill him if they wants to kill him.
There are people who can do these…
And he found a man his name is David.
Look at the level of relationship, he told David the secret.
And he said I have already sent some people to wait for you, go and meet them there.
Between you and them nobody must here this.
Hmm, THE GIFT OF UNCOMMON ACCESS.
There are people whom telling them anything about your life is the same thing as going to a radio station.
Because immediately you tell them in 20 minutes they’ve told twenty people and the 20 people don’t tell anybody.
And the other people will run and say I don’t know you Oh, I have never seen you.
Let me tell you something about people. Most people will come into your life not because of who you are but because of what they can get from you.
Let me tell you, 95% of the people you will meet in your lifetime.
And I say this without exaggeration, 95% of the people… in church, in Koinonia, everywhere, 95% of the people you would meet.
Many of you love me today because of the spiritual impact.
God forbid but if there’s ever anything and they say there is a scandal between Joshua Selman and Zaria.
You said “I always suspect them” you see that?
The same people who said he is the king of King, this is my leader, I love him.
GENUINE PEOPLE ARE SCARCE. Say it after me.
Let me tell you something, don’t be deceive just by Church, Suits, Pastors Apostles.
Genuine people are scarce.
If you find five of them in your life time you are the most fortunate person.
I’m in ministry, I can tell you this, genuine people are scarce.
That a man prays with you does not make him Genuine.
Integrity is a rare virtue, purity and sincerity, a state of truth.
Oh there are very few people that thing.
How many people can look at Seyi and Say I love you.
Immediately she closes the door she says truly from my heart I love you.
Just closes. abeg let her go let’s continue talking. Christians!
In my life, I want to be sincere with you have not met more than eleven of these people as a leader.
Oh I’ve seen all kind you don’t want to know what people do to me.
You know I’ve walked with a lot of people.
Five thousand people wanted to make Jesus King the next day because they ate bread.
Say bread! Who will not chase you if they would get free bread? and freedom from this wicked Romans.
A man who brought money out of fish mouth. Why won’t you want to be his friend?
But the moment they heard Jesus Christ, see the truth the true proof of the quality of your association is when things are going bad.
That is why challenges are very important challenges purge your relationship.
Why do Judas was looking at Jesus, Judas was just imagining how can I allow this man to just go like that?
Judas was not necessarily a bad man; he just was not ehn a sincere person.
He wanted to do business with Jesus, that is all.
Make money with his anointing, and it just happened that it backfired.
That’s why he didn’t do anything with the money.
Bought a place and I hung himself. Are we learning something tonight?
The king told David be quiet and David was faithful.
Listen, how many of you in this place, don’t lift your hand, can say I (Joshua Selman) am dependable and reliable?
When the Holy spirit was talking to me about this thing I felt like dying.
You know I told you how God deals with me.
I will finish preaching first and then go back and say you are finished Abi?
Oya enter and he closes the door and now I receive my own flogging out of all of these.
How many of you can say am genuine? You can trust me with an information and you will not disappoint you.
I tell you 95% of those who wants to lift their hands now are liars.
If you try it, that’s why I said save yourself from…
Because we are going to repent after this whole session.
Hallelujah, do you know that genuine people are scarce?
Genuine people, true people, not holy people, not tongue talkers, genuine people.
You can look at a man and see the purity of his spirit.
That a man is pure if he tells you God bless you, he truly meant god bless you.
No strings attached genuinely.
If you’re wrong, he said truly you offended me and not happy at all.
And he will say I’ve forgiven you and he mentioned it.
Ah uncommon people, if I find a genuine man in my life I can pay him one million naira per month to stay with me.
That is how desperate I search for genuine people, amazing.
I know people today who are the personal PA’s of great men not because of what their degree gave them.
Their sincerity earns them a position that degree could not give them.
I prefer a faithful person to a gifted person.
Part of the question for the school of ministry exam is for them to explain the statement.
“A gifted rebel is not an asset”.
No matter how gifted you are, look at Jesus when it was time for Jesus choose men.
Look at the kinds of men he chooses? Are you saying that? Look at the sincerity!
Jesus went to a woman who has seven husband and although physically speaking her life was messed up.
He saw that this was a genuine woman, he sat with her because he saw her sincerity.
Are you getting blessed? Matthew Levi in our world would have been called a dubious 419.
Is that true? Yahoo person, but Matthew Levi when he met Jesus Christ something happened to him.
How about Zacchaeus? Zacchaeus, so in the midst of his corruption he was just doing it may be out of pressure but from his heart because he was true.
When he climbed to see Jesus and Jesus said Zacchaeus it is your house I’m going.
I’ve seen something in you, and immediately he went what did you see?
He carried all of…. He said all the money of all of the people.
Have return the tax that I have collected unduly. Sincere people!
In your lifetime, I’m telling you this, be careful when people clap for you and say you are the king of King and lord of lords.
Because when things go wrong they will shout crucify him.
They will say it to your face I am the one saying it.
Eben, is me crucify her.
Many of us have not learnt the wickedness is real, we have not been trained to be wise.
Are you getting me now? You see some of our parents that do some things that look childish.
And to us we just feel come on, what’s there.
Because a guy comes to Koinonia, he just invites you and said come to my house, we can have spent weekends.
Then the girls say oh I know you are a clean brother.
Really? Based on what? Where did you get that instructions?
Are you getting blessed? You must not give everybody the same access to your life.