GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD
MEMORY VERSE: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world, 1 John 4:4
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Num 5, Ps 39, Sng 3, Heb 3
1 John 4:4 says ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. The question is who is the ‘He’ that is in you? The ‘He’ that is in you so big 2 Chronicles 2:6 says the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him. According to Isaiah 66:1, He sits in heaven and uses the earth as His footstool. His palms are so big that all the waters in the world can fit into the hollow of His hands. He is so big, Deuteronomy 33:27 describes His arms as everlastingly long. His breathe alone can part an ocean. According to Exodus 15:8, the blast of His nostrils parted the red sea.
The ‘He’ that is in you is also very powerful. Psalms 24:8 calls Him the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Exodus 15:3 says the Lord is a man of war: the Lord is His name. Psalm 62:11 says power belongs to Him. Philippians 2:10 says at the mention of His name every knee in heaven, on earth and under the earth bow. Not too long ago I was walking and praying over a matter. I noticed a man screaming at a particular bus stop and everyone was crossing over to the other side. In no time the bus stop was empty but because I wasn’t really paying much attention to what was happening, I walked towards the bus stop and walked past him and the man began to scream loudly behind me. At first I decided to ignore him but I remembered that greater is He that is in me than whatever is in this man making to scream and shout so I turned back to go and keep him quiet in the name of the Lord. As I turned back, this man kept quiet. I held eye contact with him for around a minute expecting him to shout but the spirit in him recognized the presence of God and it kept quiet. I turned back and left hoping to hear him scream but I heard nothing.
Not only is He powerful, He is a defender. Psalm 68:5 calls Him the father to the fatherless, and defender of the defenseless. Psalm 46:1 calls Him God of our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Few months back, the Lord explained the meaning of His name – Defender of the defenseless to me. There was this colleague of mine who took it upon himself to get me the sack for no reason. He did everything in his power – reported me to senior managers that I was reading the bible instead of working, preaching in the office and many more. He would laugh and joke with me, but behind my back he was making un-true allegations about me. At a point, some colleagues of mine had to come ask me if I had wronged him and I said no. Anyway the Defender of the defenseless moved into action and he was sacked. Do you know that the day he came back to pick his things; I was the one he met at the door. I had to escort him around to pick his things and all. God will defend you in Jesus name. The ‘He’ is also a provider according to Psalm 23:1. If I am to testify about all He has done in my life or the life of other believers, it will take me over a week to type them out. Some of the great things He is doing are recorded on a face book page called testimony board:https://www.facebook.com/TestimonyBoard
Inside every believer is the spirit of the God. The reason why many cannot get the best out of the presence of God in their life is because of total disobedience or half obedience. I read something which says complete obedience to God and His word makes all other created things to obey us, whether human beings, plants or animals. You want to get the best out of God’s presence in your life? Obey God to the letter.
PRAYER POINT: Father, as I begin to obey you to the letter, let everything you have created begin to obey me.