[A message by PASTOR IDOWU ILUYOMADE at Digging for Gold Service on Tuesday, January 22, 2019]
JOHN 3:1 – “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.”
PSALM 91:10-13 - “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.”
Psalm 91:10-13 states that the reason you are walking in safety and protection is because God has commanded His angels to protect you wherever you go. There are things you can do without any assistance, for example, you can clap, jump, talk… by God’s Grace without any help. However, you cannot accomplish some tasks without some form of assistance; for example, you cannot wake up on your own without divine assistance. There are also some tasks that you cannot accomplish without human assistance – without the help of others. Indeed, people in the business world synchronize to build big corporations. There is power in unity. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two are better than one.”
Power of Unity
Genesis 11:3-4 records that some people collaborated to build a tower as high as Heaven, and God says in verse 6, “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!” This shows the power in unity. United States of America, Russia, etc. put resources together to visit the moon and galaxies, thereby achieving what people thought was impossible. A proverb says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ Matthew 18:19 is one of the most potent powers released to us by God. It says, “That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” These are principles that shows you need help.
The opposite of unity is disunity, discord, division, or disagreement. Lack of trust can cause disunity. Romans 16:17 says, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” The Philippian Church was great but there was division amongst them, and God instructed them to love one another, and walk together with one mind and purpose (Philippians 2:1-4 [NLT]). God hates division; may God grant us the grace to be united in all that we do in Jesus Name (1 Corinthians 1:10, Proverbs 6:16-19). God commands His blessings where He sees unity (Psalm 133:1-3).
To assist means to help, to cooperate, and to rally support. Most times, when human assistance fails, God steps in. Jesus Christ came to assist those that need help (Matthew 9:12-13 [AMP]). Sometimes, you need divine assistance when your enemy is too strong for you (Psalm 18:17). When human help fails, God dispatches His angels to give angelic assistance to render immediate help (Psalm 46:1). Angelic assistance is a well-timed help coming when you need it (Hebrews 4:16 [AMP]). You need to realise that God is Omnipresent and He can dispatch help to you immediately (Isaiah 65:24).
Every everlasting problem has a root cause. Most of the time, the root cause of all your problems is from wicked spiritual beings and that is why God dispatches His angels to help you. Ephesians 6:12 says: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The warfare you are going through is a spiritual one; you cannot use your physical strength to overcome. God has said He will do new things in 2019 and hence, you need angelic assistance to access them.
Finally, angels are ministering spirits sent out in the service of God for the assistance of those who are to inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14 [AMP]). Are you a sinner and you are having issues in your life that requires angelic assistance? The only condition is to surrender your burden and struggles to Jesus Christ in order to receive divine help. If you are not born again, and you are willing to repent and surrender your life to Jesus Christ, then pray this prayer right now: “LORD Jesus, I come to You right now. I know I am a sinner, please forgive me my sins. I plead the Blood of Jesus to wash me clean of all my sins. With my mouth, I confess that Jesus is LORD, and I believe that God raised Him from the dead. From today, I accept You as the LORD of my life. Please change my heart from a disobedient heart to a heart that obeys you, fill me with the Holy Spirit, write my name in the Book of life, and make me brand new in Jesus Mighty Name.”
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