Sunday 10th January 2016
By Pastor Segun Doherty
Bible Passage: Jeremiah 1:12, Luke 1:39-45
“Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it” – (Jeremiah 1:12)
Every spoken word of God will move your life forward. There shall be a performance.
When can we say there is a performance? There is a performance when:
- There is a fulfilment of an expected event;
- There is fulfilment of a contractual obligation;
- There is fulfilment of a covenant between two or more parties;
- There is fulfilment of a vision or a promise given by God (Luke 1; Ezekiel 12:27-28);
- Dry bones come back alive and become a great army (Ezekiel 37);
- The barren become fruitful (1 Samuel 1:6);
- One is made whole – spirit, soul and body (2 Kings 5:1-14);
- A situation of not enough turns to more than enough (2 Kings 7:1);
- All your enemies are consumed by the fire of God (2 Kings 1:9-14);
- God makes a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:19).
What Should I do to Experience a Performance?
- Fear God and do not be wise in your own eyes. If you fear the Lord, it creates an avenue for God to shake your enemies (Proverbs 3:7);
- Stay away from sin (Romans 6:1-2; Isaiah 59:1-3);
- Maintain a lifestyle of holiness;
- Extend a hand of fellowship to the needy. Be a vessel not a container (Deuteronomy 15:11);
- Let your ways please the Lord. Don’t be a man pleaser but rely on God.
Results of Experiencing a Performance:
- Your mourning will be turned into dancing;
- People will gather together to celebrate you;
- People will glorify God for your life (Luke 1:46);
- You will overcome the devil (Revelation 12:11).