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THE SEVEN INGREDIENTS OF AUTHENTIC VISITATION PART 4

07 Nov

In this series in which we are dealing with the Seven Ingredients of Authentic Visitation, we have since established the following: First Ingredient is YOU HAVE TO WANT TO BE VISITED, Second Ingredient is YOU HAVE TO CREATE A CONDUCIVE ATMOSPHERE FOR VISITATION, Third Ingredient is GOD VISITS YOU IN THE PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT. The fourth ingredient which we want to focus on is: EACH VISIT IS INTENTIONAL i.e. Its purpose-driven. God’s visitation should not be taken casually because whenever God visits his people, there is always a divine purpose. It is amazing to note that one of the purposes of God’s visitation was to OPEN BARREN WOMBS. Every barren woman whom God visited became pregnant and gave birth. This list includes Sarah, Rachel, Rebekah, Hannah, Manoah’s wife and Elisabeth. Needless to mention that their children became great men in Israel. 
At some other instances God showed up to give PROPHETIC ASSIGNMENTS. One classic example is the call of Isaiah in Isaiah 6. After all the supernatural experiences Isaiah had, then the Godhead, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit spoke together and said, WHOM SHALL WE SEND? Then Isaiah responded by accepting the prophetic assignment. I am of the opinion that God is still calling people to serve him and he does so through supernatural visitations. 
Ezekiel 37 depicts God showing up to bring REVIVAL AND RESTORATION. The books of Daniel and Revelation demonstrate how God showed up to show THINGS TO COME i.e. Eschatological events. In the Exodus story we find God showing up to bring DELIVERANCE FROM BONDAGE. Exodus 3:7-8 says, ‘The Lord said, I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their suffering. SO I HAVE COME DOWN TO DELIVER THEM…..’ I still strongly believe that the same God shows up today to deliver his people not only from the bondage of sin but also from socio-political and economic bondage. God shows up to BREAK BARRIERS of race, colour, tribe, gender and class. That is why Jesus Christ showed up at a well in Samaria to break the barrier between Jews and Samaritans. At that time Samaritans were viewed as second class citizens or the degraded of society which are known in Portuguese as DEGRADADOS, a term associated with prison inmates. Jesus is still in the business of creating an inclusive society where there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female (Galatians 3:28). On many occasions in the Bible we also see God showing up to bring times of refreshing or to pour out a blessing. I DECLARE A PURPOSE DRIVEN VISIT OVER YOUR LIFE IN JESUS’ NAME.

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Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “THE SEVEN INGREDIENTS OF AUTHENTIC VISITATION PART 4

  1. peniaskapisa

    November 8, 2016 at 08:12

    Amen. I recieve in Jesus’ name.

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