Psa 71vs18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to everyone that is to come.
Psa 71vs21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
One of the things God has taught me over the years is that in one of God’s calculation, the best is always reserved for the last. In the human system, as man gets older, things diminish, but God reserves the best for the last. He accelerates things towards the end. This is God’s modus operandi – the best is reserved and preserved for the last! This year has grown old and will die in the next few weeks. And maybe you are thinking that the year is over and nothing else will work, beware, this mindset destroys people and their expectations.
Act 3vs1-12 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.
And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
A man’s destiny is the divine will and purpose of God for his life. It is the beauty of a man’s life. This is the beauty and radiance of God in his life. Our lives were made for beauty and for His glory – this is our destiny. Jesus alone makes our lives beautiful. According to the will and counsel of the Most High, there will always come a day and a time in a man’s life when he will come in contact with the power from on high that activates and accomplishes destiny; this is the power of God. I pray you will not miss this supernatural encounter on the day of your destiny in Jesus name. Amen. The story in Acts 2vs1-12, began with an eclipse. It is the story of a man who accepted his condition as his fate and resorted to asking alms. To him, all hope of walking was lost and banished, until he met with the power that has life and can bring it back. Friends, destiny cannot and will never be destroyed, though it may be covered, clouded, forgotten or delayed; but when God comes into the scene, the story takes a new dimension. I want to tell you how God does it. I want to bring you to a place where you can trust God again.
My initial thoughts are –
- Time is the most precious commodity that we all have in the same quantity: twenty-four hours to every man alike a day. Our lives are measured in time. Time is so precious and crucial, that we must have a better way of managing it. Wasting time is wasting life! God times His miracles and the later time of the year is crucial.
- Nothing in this world is as bad as been born with a physical limitation. Most of these physical inabilities, disabilities and limitations are responsible for some of the challenges and difficulties we have today. But know that this does not limit God. God is not moved by the situation but by faith.
- Our God is a beautiful God. Beautiful means pleasing to look upon. He is beautiful and wants you to be beautiful. Eccl 3vs11, Ps 90vs17.
Look out for the following:
- Look out for the time and opportunity of the moment of miracle, Eph 5vs15-17, Luke 19vs24.
- Look out for your Peter and John. These re the human agencies of God. If God wants to bless you, He brings you in contact with somebody; so also, if the devil wants to destroy you, he brings you in contact with somebody. Keep the relationship you have and respond appropriately to them because God can use them for you.
- Look out for the things you don’t want to do. What you don’t want to do may be the channel to your destiny. God works from inside out not from outside inward. Be a wise person, and behave wisely. Be humble, patient, and submissive, because therein lies your destiny.
- Respond to the grip of grace. Don’t be high-minded, don’t think you know too much, submit to grace. Phil 4vs13.
- Look for Solomon’s porch. This speaks about wisdom, Col2vs3. Look out for the wisdom that resides in Christ. Everything we need is in Christ and this is wisdom. Pro 4vs7, James 1vs5.
- Rejoice about it. Faith rejoices when it gets a miracle. Rejoicing is the way of life of the people of faith. Phil 4vs4, 3vs:1-3.
Wherever you find yourself in the spectrum of life, come to the beautiful gate. Whatever you don’t have control of, bring it to the beautiful gate. Whatever is your limitation, meet Him at the beautiful gate. In all of these, remember the beautiful gate, and never forget you encounter at the beautiful gate.
I have a unique destiny in the Anointed One: Christ my Lord and Savior. I have a date with destiny. My destiny is beautiful and radiant. I am walking in the glory and light of my destiny. I will arise, I will shine, for my light destiny is come and the glory of the Lord is reason upon me. Amen.
God bless you.