By Bishop David Oyedepo
Every divine mandate demands that you move to prove that you believe it. Everyone divinely guided is on the way to greatness. Last week, I showed you how divine guidance is the masterkey to supernatural breakthroughs in business.
This week, I will teach on how to access divine guidance. There are certain conditions that must be met before you can be divinely directed. God does not lead just everybody on earth. Letâ€™s look at some of the conditions:
Be His child: The first prerequisite is that you must be a covenant child of God. You must be born again before He can lead you. Godâ€™s Word says: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).
For God to be committed to leading you, you must first be His child. You need to be born of the Spirit, for a spiritually dead person canâ€™t perceive the things of God. God only leads His children (Romans 8:14). Towards the end of this teaching, I will show you how you can be born again.
Spirituality: This is a condition for accessing divine guidance. For instance, the man called Abraham was not a preacher; he was a businessman. Because of his spirituality, he became a friend of God. His absolute obedience to Godâ€™s Word was a great asset in his spiritual life. Also, the man called Job was spiritual. The Bible records that he was a perfect man, who eschewed evil (Job 1:1). His spirituality and that of Abraham paved way for their access to divine guidance. No wonder, they enjoyed business boom!
You must endeavour to be spiritual as it is one of the important ways to access divine guidance. Godâ€™s Word says: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (I Corinthians 2:14). If you are not spiritual, you wonâ€™t be able to understand God and He wonâ€™t be able to guide you. God is a Spirit; if you want Him to guide you, you must be spiritual.
Abraham was a spiritual giant. He could pick divine signals with utmost accuracy. When God told him to relocate, he heard it. He didnâ€™t doubt it. No wonder, the Bible says: “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8:6). You are over-ripe for the next level; but you need to upgrade your spiritual level so as to pick timely divine signals.” When God told Isaac not to go to Egypt, due to the outbreak of famine, he obeyed. He was spiritual to pick divine signals for divine guidance. To be spiritually dead is to be running a risk in your career and business. Isaac experienced Godâ€™s arm of greatness through sensitivity to divine guidance.
By Godâ€™s Word: God guides us by His word. The Bible says: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105). It is the blessings of God that culminate in greatness. God shows us in His word how to be led to be great. Godâ€™s Word says: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse…if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing…” (Malachi 3:10).
Tithing is a spiritual transaction for the release of what makes one great. The blessings of tithing is not limited to material needs, it covers other areas like one having inspired ideas. For instance, Abraham had divine ideas, which helped him to dig wells and build a cattle ranch. These made him great! Every empire is built on divine ideas. Divine ideas will help you to see opportunities in the midst of adversity.
By the witness of the spirit-man: Your spirit-man must be alive to connect with the Spirit of God (Romans 8:16). The witness of the spirit is as strong as the voice of God. The Spirit of God witnesses to your spirit-man to determine which way to go. Here, God signals your spirit to be careful. As a businessman or woman, renew your covenant with God and watch what happens to your business. Take advantage of this teaching and connect with the boom that God has packaged for you.
Godâ€™s Word says: “…If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29). Until you belong to Christ, you canâ€™t be Abrahamâ€™s seed. You need to be a member of Godâ€™s family to experience business breakthrough, as Abraham did. You can be connected, by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. That is what being born again is all about. You can be connected right now, if you havenâ€™t been, as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to you today. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me from sin. From today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for saving me. Now I know I am born again!” I will conclude this teaching next week, if Jesus tarries!
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, the covenant home of winners. Our midweek services hold on Wednesdays between 6.00 and 8.00 p.m. We have three services on Sundays between 6.30 and 8.30 a.m., 8.45 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. and between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Every exploit in life is a product of knowledge. For further reading, please get my booksâ€”Understanding divine direction and Manifestations of the Spirit.