Ikotun Newbreed Adebisi

Dec 2, 2021

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(Thursday December 2, 2021)

*Dearly beloved, I bring you greetings of great joy this beautiful morning. It is such a beautiful morning and the possibilities of making or having great outcomes from today are enormous. I pray for you that you shall receive angelic visitations that will translate into joyful experiences. I also pray that the Lord shall bring beauty out of the ashes of this year for you. Receive joy unspeakable in Jesus mighty and victorious name!

*Our text this month is Matthew 5:13-16 and it reads thus: “Your lives are like salt among the people. But if you, like salt, become bland, how can your ‘saltiness’ be restored? Flavourless salt is good for nothing and will be thrown out and trampled on by others. “Your lives light up the world. For how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. 16 So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that your commendable works will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.” (TPT).

*We have established that the summary role of SALT as we have come to see is that it serves as a CATALYST and we defined a catalyst as a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible, without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change. It is an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action. My emphasis today is on “without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.”

*This is such an incredible potential salt possesses; having the ability to cause change, yet itself remains unchanged. One would imagine that having the ability to cause change, it should lose its originality and capacity because other elements will affect its composition. But interestingly, it is not so. It remains strong, true, real and intact. God in His power and wisdom made it so.

*Do you know that as a believer in Christ, you possess the same capacity. You have been endowed with such incredible power by the Holy Spirit, such that you go into toxic places and cause change without yourself becoming toxic. You can go into polluted and corrupted places and come out without taking the form of such places. This is very possible.

*When God sent you on this mission to transform places in your world, He gave you His Holy Spirit as the seal to preserve the supernatural nature and deposit in you which makes this kind of change happen. He works in you to will and act according to God’s purpose and intent; not the intent and ideology of the world around you.

*No doubt, you are in the world but know that you are not of the world. You are not taking on the form of the word; rather the world is to take your form. You must live and work so deliberately and intelligently by the Spirit in order to actualize this experience. The world is peripheral to the believer and not the other way round. The change begins from within and then it spreads.

*There is a certain way the people around you behave. Please do not speak like them. Do not dress like them. Do not behave like them. Do not treat people like them. Do not handle or use resources and facilities like them. Do not use time like they do. Do not work like them. No! Never copy them. Do not make them your standard even though they look celebrated and accepted. It is temporal. Soon the tide will turn. You know what is right and this morning I say – just do it!

*I charge you beloved that you walk circumspectly, keeping your head up high above every system and source of influence that may want to corrupt the deposit of God in you. Trust God to help you avoid all sorts and be disciplined. Through God's grace, by yourself, work towards maintaining your nature and capacity to cause change without being changed yourself. The Lord shall help you to do so in Jesus name!

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