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Creating a conducive atmosphere for God’s intervention - Taiwo Akinola  

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And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi …. And straightway the damsel arose ~ Mark 5:39-42.

Introduction

Every good thing that has ever happened in your life happened because something changed. By the same token, every good thing that will yet happen to you will wait until you create an atmosphere conducive for it. Certain things must change in your life-space before the untoward situations around you can change.

George Eliot said: “it is never too late to be what you might have been". Nonetheless, if you want to enjoy supernatural interventions, you must defiantly refuse to be a captive of any negative environment in which you ever find yourself (Isaiah 30:15). This is a regular fact in the realities of life!

Undoubtedly, the spiritual environment and the spiritual atmospheric conditions around you play major roles in your capacity to receive divine intervention, and to maintain the blessings of God.

Whether you want personal miracles, or you’re hoping to become significantly relevant to God with great impacts on your trail, the demand remains strong for you to follow the Master in the spiritual art of regulating spiritual environments (Mark 5:40). You must long to know what to allow or forgo in life.

The spiritual atmosphere you create (or allow) in your habitation determines the quality of life you will live. Why? The atmosphere around you creates what grows inside of you and, hence, determines the future of your spiritual strength or weakness.

Recently, a friend sent me the following beautiful lines via a cyberspace messenger. Even though the author is unknown, but I think it's worth sharing.

It reads: “When God created the fish, He spoke to the sea; when He created trees, He spoke to the earth; but, when He created man, He spoke to Himself”.

It states further: “Take a fish out of the water, it will die; pull a tree off the ground, it will also die. Hence, when man is disconnected from God, he dies spiritually”.

The major takeaway from the above is that God is our native environment, our natural habitat, and we were created to live in His presence. As His offering, we must stay closely connected to Him. In Him is the essence of our lives: “in Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Meanwhile, God normally reveals Himself to us in our solitude: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10). We seldom get the Word of the Lord in the midst of a noisy crowd.

The influence of the Lord in our lives is proportional to the quality and quantity of time we spend with Him (1 Samuel 9:27). We must, therefore, condition our life-spaces, our habitations and the spiritual firmament around us to host the presence of God.

This is both possible and achievable! More so, it’s a responsibility, which we must accept enthusiastically. Quite unfortunately, however, just like Ed Silvoso observed, "For far too long, we have left control of the spiritual climate in the hands of the devil".

Even if we cannot outrightly change the spiritual atmospheric conditions, we can significantly alter their harsh impacts upon our lives. Like we normally regulate our physical atmosphere with air conditioners, air dryers and heaters, whenever it becomes unfavorable, we must also accept responsibility to regulate our spiritual atmosphere (1Corinthians 11:14).

We must eliminate doubt, hypocrisy, unbelief, godlessness, levity, etcetera, and replace them with faith and confidence in the integrity of the spoken Word (Genesis 19:17). Then, the destruction of the present shall be simultaneously eliminated, and our tomorrow shall be a beautiful wonder to behold (2 Kings 19:30).

The Price of Changing the Atmosphere

Meanwhile, whenever you decide to create a spiritual atmosphere conducive for God’s intervention around you, there are certain irreducible minimum atmospheric conditions to consider. These include the ambience of healthy relationship with God’s Word, love and compassion, eagerness of faith, genuine worship and positive actions.

The Word of God is a living entity (John 6:63). Hearing, reading or speaking the Word opens you up for the supernatural intervention (Psalms 33:6). Speaking God’s Word sparks the atmosphere with light and power.

Each time the Word is spoken from a sincere heart, divine light is turned on, and our destinies find engagement with supernatural illumination. This is vividly demonstrated in the creation details. God said, "let there be light: and there was light" (Genesis 1:3). Divine light automatically terminates darkness and its nefarious work.

There is creative power in the spoken Word (Matthew 21:21-22). We must stay on top of this if we want our spiritual environments to become rich in God’s glory, power and abundance.

This may call for some cost and, especially, painstaking devotion to deploying spiritual arsenals of truth. But, it is worth the cost! We’re enabled to put under any situation that’s incongruent with God’s agenda, or any element that attempts to work against our expected miracles (2 Corinthians 10:4).

It may even call for a wrestle (Ephesians 6:12). However, our victory is assured. When Jesus changed the atmosphere, the dead damsel arose, and walked to the amazement of all (Mark 5:41-42). Alleluia!

The Arena of Our Flight Is Here

Brethren, I firmly believe that the angels of God are swinging into the mode of dramatic interventions on our behalves, right now.(Ezekiel 1:14). They’re ready to impart strength for dizzying testimonies, but, we must never refuse Him that speaks from heaven (Hebrews 12:25).

You were blessed, raised and seated in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3; 2:6). You were empowered to be whomever God has called you to be, to do whatever He has chosen you to do, and to have whatsoever He has positioned you to enjoy.

These include victory, health, wealth, promotion, on-time supernatural intervention, good marriage, eternal bliss, etcetera. These facts remain unchanged whether you feel or look blessed or not.

Friends, shake off those old mindsets right now. Continuously adjust the spiritual atmosphere around you, ensuring it’s ever favorable for supernatural intervention. Firmly believe and act as you declare God’s truth over your life with faith and confidence.

Live a lifestyle of holiness, obedience and discipline. Be sincere. Be generous. Stand rightly in God’s presence; surely you’ll soon begin to enjoy the fullness of His supernatural provisions, and every negative cycle in your life will break off by fire (Luke 8:40-56).

Today, I sack every spirit that contradicts your joy and miracles. I put an end to every devil that secretly works against your supernatural expectations. You won’t miss this, in Jesus Name. Amen. Happy Sunday!

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Bishop Taiwo Akinola,

Rhema Christian Church,

Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Connect with Bishop Akinola via these channels:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bishopakinola

SMS/WhatsApp: +234 802 318 4987

 

 

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