Others may be addicted to jewelry and make-up, but you cannot. Your case is different.
Others may require in-laws and other third parties to settle their family quarrels but not you. Others may be boasting of themselves, their work and chievements but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do such things if you want to belong to that inner caucus. If you force yourself to do what others are doing, the Holy
Spirit will deal with you in such a way that you will end up with regrets. Others may be aggressively pursuing money more than God, but you cannot. For you, a member of the inner caucus, God supplies your daily needs according to His riches in glory. Others may be running and scheming for empty posts or
positions, but as a member of the inner caucus, God is preparing you for future glory. Others may be promoting themselves but you cannot. The Lord may be keeping you for a greater explosion later.
Others may be practising sex outside marriage, but you cannot because He who has appointed you as a soldier will demote you if you do. Others may be corning to church as hypocrites with one leg in and one leg out but you cannot behave like that. If you try it, you will be shot at both sides. Heaven will shoot you and the devil too will shoot you because you do not belong to any group.
Others may- be sitting on the fence but you cannot. If you do, you will be twice dead. Others may be dressing to kill but you cannot because your dress is the amour of God. Others may be attaching marine materials to their hair but you
cannot because your hair is your glory and your head is the symbol of your destiny. Others may marry outside the divine order with no engagement, no dowry, no pastoral blessing, but you cannot because you represent heaven on earth. Others may insult and disobey their spiritual fathers but you cannot because of the word which says honour your father and your mother. If you
dishonour them, your days will be short.
Others may be seeking worldly approval but you cannot because the approval of man is vanity. Others may be coming to church and are so comfortable without the baptism of the Holy Spirit but you cannot.
Others may be going to prostitutes but you cannot because you will mortgage our anointing and your relationship with God.
Others may be allowing all kinds of men to touch their bodies in the guise
that they are looking for this or that but you cannot because to do that is to allow the dirty claws of death to run through your body.
This is a very serious matter for those who want to belong to the inner caucus. Once you apply to go into that inner caucus, you have written a letter to the school of discipline in heaven. As soon as your registration is done, God will put a very strict watch over your life. The Holy Spirit will guard you with a jealous love.
The Holy Spirit will consider it an insult to share you with any other thing. The Holy Spirit will rebuke you anytime you are wasting time and He will not excuse you for the sins others will commit and go free.
God will do with you as He pleases and the Holy Spirit has a right to tie your tongue and say, “Don’t talk,” and you cannot talk. Somebody younger than you may insult you and He will say, “Keep quiet.” They might offend you terribly and He will ask you to shut up. He will put a strict demand on you because He has an agenda for your life. This is why I said, if you draw nigh to Him, He
will draw nigh to you.
There is a price for you to pay to be able to belong to the inner caucus of God. The question is, how many people are ready to pay the price?
Too many people are interested in their comfort. Many people are looking at the hands of God instead of His face. A big disease has entered into the body of Christ, and that disease is called lack of sacrifice.
The first sign of those who want to become members of that inner caucus is that they are men and women who are sacrificial in what they do for God. The concept of sacrificing anything to God seems to be alien to most of the modern day Christians. The focus of Christianity these days is money, prosperity,
safety and motivation. It is very sad to note that pastors measure their
success by the amount of money they have, the number of cars, private jets, houses, and children they have. It is rather lamentable that pastors are measuring their success by these.
All these things are not a measure of ministerial success. The measure of success for churches and ministers should be how many lives have been
drawn to the kingdom of God. The church has lost so many pastors to the spirit of mammon. They do what God did not ask them to do because of money and create trouble for believers and trouble for their generation. So, we have become a generation that only focuses on the hands of God. We are not looking at
His face to find out what He wants. Rather, the popular language is, “I receive it.”
When are we going to start presenting ourselves before God as people who have something to give instead of those who want to receive? If you do a simple
experiment and place posters around for programmes such as: “Anointing
to become millionaires,” “Three days of miracle explosions,” “Prosperity manifestation” etc. You will be surprised that even those who cannot spell Jesus will fill the church or the arena. Attendance will be huge because of the generation in which we are. If you remove that poster and put another one like: “How to’ raise Heaven-bound Christians,” the arena will be scanty and you may not even find any instrumentalist there to play anything. Money has never
been and will never be the mark of God’s approval. It has always been and always will be sacrifice.
SACRIFICE – THE MARK OF SUCCESS
As soon as Elijah found Elisha and put his mantle upon him, he said goodbye to his family and occupation. We need to learn that principle. We must learn to forego, or forfeit something of huge value for the kingdom of God. Today, the
message of sacrifice has been abandoned and this is why the church is powerless. I watched something on television that intrigued me. Somebody who
wanted to become a suicide bomber was asked why he decided to join a religion where you kill other people and he said, he was seeking God.
According to him, he went to church and found that people in the church did not seem to fear their God. That is, they were not serious and not afraid of their God. But when he went to this other religion and saw that they were ready to die for their god, he joined them because they were more serious.
The message of sacrifice today has been abandoned. The truth is wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be. The trouble with us is that our heart is not in heaven.
Apostle Paul made many sacrifices for his faith and he was happy with it. There is nothing like living for God without paying a price. There is a book called, “Foxe’s book of Martyrs; a very powerful book. People get scared when they read it because it describes the torture and pain meted out to the early Christians. They tore off their finger nails or uprooted them, and the pain
was excruciating. They killed their children and wives before them for
refusing to deny Christ. These are the kinds of stories we read about those martyrs.
The Bible pleads with us in Romans 12:1 which says, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God , that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. ”
We have to become a living sacrifice, an undying sacrifice in order to belong to the inner caucus of the Lord.
The cross is a symbol of sacrifice. The cross will bring out your blood. The preaching of the cross is that of sacrifice. Without a life of sacrifice, you will remain powerless. The whole truth is that sacrifice releases spiritual power.
This is why many satanic agents engage in different kinds of sacrifice. They sacrifice human beings, animals, birds, etc in rituals in order to obtain power. Those who are searching for money by all means know that the shedding of blood releases power. People seeking spiritual power are always compelled to sacrifice something.
Many years ago, an occult man got born again in MFM and brought his occult materials for burning. We were burning those things when a book there caught my attention. The book talked about the ladder of power and I was amazed. The book specifically stated that if you want power, there must be no drinking of
alcohol, no smoking of tobacco and the likes, no fornication etc. It recommended 200 days of sleeping in the cemetery and all kinds of hard things. So, in the demonic realm, they know that sacrifice releases power. Many Christians are powerless because they make no sacrifices for the Lord. Power comes when there is sacrifice. You will notice that when you fast, a lot of
power is released. This is because you have made a sacrifice and fasting releases power. When people give up something, then something also is released.
Praying at night is a sacrifice. Working or serving in the house of God, even when you have other things to do is a sacrifice. As Christians, some of us have great knowledge, we do many things, we pray and unfortunately, make little or
no sacrifice. Power will break forth in your life when you make sacrifice.
We have many doctrines and ideas but no sacrifice. The enemy has cleverly kept Christians from living a sacrificial life. When God is calling on you to give up something or to do something for Him, if you do not do it, power will not be released. God is looking for people who will belong to His inner caucus. There is no short cut to the power of God. You must sacrifice something. Even our
bodies must be a living sacrifice.
When I was a student in the University of Lagos, I was exposed to a different level of sacrifice.
Looking back now, I find it quite interesting. I was the youngest in my class. I had classmates who were 32, 33, 35 years old and above. Some were married with husbands, wives and children. I noticed that some of my classmates struggled at night to remain awake to read their books. Some would chew gum, some ate kola-nuts, some took coffee, and some even put their legs inside water
to remain awake. All these sacrifices were for a certificate that will not be useful again when they die. Human beings make sacrifices but when it comes to the things of God, they develop cold feet. I knew some Nigerians abroad who
worked from 7 am to 12 pm cleaning somewhere, 2 pm to 6 pm they worked in a restaurant and in the night, they worked as security personnel. These are all sacrifices for transient things, but for the things of God, people find it so difficult.
Business people make sacrifice for their business, bankers sacrifice for their jobs but to be committed to God is a serious problem. There has never been a man in the history of the world who led a life of ease whose name is worth
HOW TO GAIN ADMISSION INTO THE INNER CAUCUS OF GOD
You must have a rugged determination that you must succeed and become a member. Isaiah said, “Hear I am, send me” because he heard heaven advertising his position. Since he wanted to be sent, he opened his mouth and hot
coals of fire were placed on his tongue. That was sacrifice. Some people may have to shut down the television set that keeps them awake at night. Some may need to abandon some friends to be consecrated. Some will need padlock on
their mouths. Some may have to increase their fasting and prayer temperature. It is a decision you must make with great determination.
- My Father, anything you need to remove from my life for me to belong to your inner caucus, no matter how I love it, remove it now, in the name of Jesus.
- Anything in my life that wants to make me a child of hell fire, Oh Lord, remove it from my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Anything ill my life that is chasing heaven away, remove it, in the name of Jesus.
- 0 God, arise and have mercy on me, in the name of Jesus.
- Power of death and hell over my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Any power that wants me to perish, die, in the name of Jesus.
- The devil will not harvest my life by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
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