Preacher: Apostle Joshua Selman
Topic: Please Don’t Get Too Busy In 2021.
But they that wait, when you wait in the presence of God you will know the atmosphere you sense there.
And every time a man of God comes and he does not bring that atmosphere you will know that’s a foreign spirit.
Because you are used to that atmosphere in your secret place. Am I speaking please?
So when you are aligning in your spirit you will know when a man is speaking you will know this is not of Christ.
Regardless of how accurate what he’s saying is.
You will know that this is a foreign spirit.
Revealing spiritual things or physical things is not a mystery in the spirit.
Moses threw his rod what happened to Pharaoh.
Pharaoh said this is what? are you joking?
Magician come and show him, three people.
Moses was alone but three magicians threw their own.
He said let me do three times of what you have done once.
But there was a distinguishing factor that Bible said the rod…
They that wait upon the Lord, we have put it as a rule by the grace of God in our ministry that once a month.
I said it yesterday, you do what? you retreat.
And I want to encourage you to adopt it, it will save you a lot of things.
There are many of you as you retreat, God will tell you… this week you want to travel you just stay.
You will say ah God but this appointment… God will say sit down.
It’s when you are alive that you can do anything, you just sit down.
Praise the lord in his presence retreat, don’t get too busy, do you know I found out sir.
That one of the reason why church in the time of old where close to God is that they had less activities.
Right now there’s 2go, we name it yesterday, let’s repeat it again.
What else? Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, pinging, BlackBerry, Whats App all kinds of things that keep us busy.
So you are praying, before you start praying in tongues your phone will just ring.
And you come and look it and say hey… “this guy it’s been a while”.
You see we do not understand, I’m not saying anything is wrong.
But if you don’t define your atmosphere, Satan will bring you out of the presence of God.
And he will pick you up and spit out your bones.
If Satan is not joking the church should not be joking.
Hallelujah, you must Pray, you must set time aside.
I’m not just saying talking of ba ba ba praying all the time, no!
Lock yourself and lie down and just lie down.
Play worship and just lie down and say God speak to me.
You said you will promote me; will you grant me understanding?
And God will… the Bible said Isaiah 30:17.
And thou shall here a voice from behind, saying unto you, this is the way, walk therein and you will find rest for your soul.
Hallelujah, never do things until you know God position about it.
No matter what it is, for there is a way that seemeth right unto a man.
The Bible says but the end thereof are the ways of death.
He said many are the devices in a man’s heart, however the counsel of the Lord that shall stand.
You don’t use physical appearance to determine whether to do this or not.
Not everything that glitters, people, is gold, it takes the Spirit of God.
He said for the word of God is quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of bones and marrows; the soul Spirit.
It cut across and it’s the revealer of the thought and intent of the heart.
Hallelujah, say “I receive Grace to wait upon the Lord” don’t be in a hurry.
Don’t be in a hurry, am telling you don’t be in a hurry.
People bring opportunities for you, they said there’s an appointment, we want you to come and take.
That looks nice, always say let me pray about it.
I learnt this from Pastor E.A Adeboye, every time he said “let me pray about it”.
It amazing that when you go to God in prayer.
You will see how you would have made a mess of yourself if you have taken some decision.
Prayer! HALLELUJAH, because you see the Bible said every man when he’s tempted.
Let him not say he’s tempted of God, but every man according to his own lost. When Jesus was hungry for forty days what happened?
Satan did not bring a nice woman who just entered the wilderness.
And said Satan have you considered this lady?
Jesus was hungry, correction this was not time for women, correct?
And he came using food. He said Jesus after this hard work of forty days.
Don’t you think there’s a possibility of making this stone become bread?
So Satan will study your vulnerability and that will be an access point into your life.
They that wait, when you see people who wait upon the Lord.
You will never see a floor in their life for long.
You see it after a while you don’t see it again, they have visited his presence. The presence of God is not where God… remember how he commended the churches in Laodiceans.
He will first tell you this and that and that.
He will say oya let’s draw your ears, here! adjust it.
Why when you step out men are giving you a standing ovation.
I tell you, the clap of man can be deceitful.
The keys of Judah that is supposed to be an element of love was the symbol of betrayal.
Sometimes the clap of men is the grave they are digging for you and you will fall in it.
The keys that is supposed to be a symbol of Love is what a man used to signify that this is the man they should betray.
So sometimes when men clap for you, that’s a sign that you should run to the secret place quick.
Praise the lord, but they that wait upon the Lord.
What shall happen to them? they shall renew their what? Strength.
That means before the renewal their strength has fainted, correct?
Renew! I do this once every week, there is a day every week I set aside.
No matter, even if the world is turning inside out that day is for God.
Hallelujah, no matter what it is. Men, secret.
The bible said the secret things is of Lord are with them that fear him.
(The Hebrew word is Adonai; the fear of the lord).
The Bible said the fear of the Lord is beginning of wisdom.
He shall renew their strength. So you see a man who is gassing and giving up.
Suddenly you visit the secret place and you come up a new dimension of freshness.
See this is why you see certain people… the Bible said.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside the quiet waters.
He restores!!! my soul. He guides me in the path of righteousness for his namesake.
Then Psalm 1 said.; Blessed is the man who walk not in the counsel of the wicked.
Nor stand in the way of sinners (we dealt with that yesterday).
Nor sit in the seat of scornful, what is the deal?
His delight is in the law of the lord.
And that law according to Joshua 1:8 is what will make a man have good success.
His delight is in the law of the lord and on that law does a meditate day and night.
And he shall be like what? A tree that is planted.
Listen, that is planted by the streams.
Every other trees receives their nourishment from rain that come during raining season.
But this man is planted by the riverside.
That means January, February… All through the dry.
That means the source of strength is not from the rain above, he’s planted by the riverside.
As a result, he shall be like a tree that is planted by the riverside which yield is fruit in season.
And what? Whose leaves does not wither.
Have you seen a tree like that? That when other trees are dried out it’s ever green.
Whose leaves does not wither! And as a result whatsoever he doeth prospers.
He said not so the wicked they are like chaffs that the wind will blow away.
Hallelujah, you must learn to stay in the presence of God.
Please don’t forget this, set out time, get worship song (Don Moen) just play.
It must not be a whole day, even catch f it’s just four hours.
Once a month, not just your morning devotion, a special time.
You can do to your car, you can just drive around for hours and you’re just enjoying worship.
And say “Lord I need direction Grant unto me Grace”.
He said lord many are they that rise up against me.
He said but thou oh lord are the shield for me, you are my glory and the lifter of my head.
Often time when they wanted Jesus to speak, he just keeps quiet and be writing.
They that wait upon the Lord, Church when you wait upon the Lord you will hear his voice.
His majestic voice, the Bible said the voice of God upon the water is Mighty.
You need to make a decision, don’t just sit down and have a board meeting.
When you go back you could do a little vigil at home.
When everybody sleeps just take some time, use your parlor or use one room.
And just worship and just praying in tongues (tongue).
Lord you are the fountain of wisdom, breath upon me Holy spirit.
Grant unto me understanding stand.
For in your light we see light and when his light shines upon you he will Grant unto your wisdom.
This is what happened to Daniel, he said oh King you just relax.
Give me one night and I will bring you your dream and the interpretation.
And they said fine let it be so and when he went to wait upon the Lord.
Then the counsel of the Lord came, he said in the night time when men sleeps.
He said the vision are open up to men.
Don’t get too busy… this is the power that helps men to sustain.
The Bible said when men say there is a casting down for you.
By reason of this revelations there will always be a lifting up.
He said the path of the Just is always as a shining light that shines brighter and brighter.