Oh wow! It’s rare to still find Christians who think like this. One of the greatest things I’ve learnt as a believer in Christ is that God’s purposes takes priority over my desires. A man who’s committed to serving the purposes of God would hardly think of owning things for himself, rather his thoughts are channeled towards pleasing God by default. This kind of men don’t have personal prayer points, everything they have was given to them by the Lord. They like to boast in the Lord, so they are careful about owning things that was initiated by self.
Their lifestyle is the reality of Matthew 6:33. As far as their life is concerned, the kingdom of God is a priority, and according to that scripture, those who give priority to God’s kingdom enjoy addition of all things. So the question is, why should they want something that would be eventually added to them? If you tell such people to buy a land or a property, they’d struggle with the idea except God approves the idea or inspires them to go ahead.
Don’t get me wrong, acquiring a land or a property is a good idea. As a matter of fact, if you don’t have a land in this world, then your dominion can easily be challenged. Imagine that with all your anointing, your landlord gives you a quit notice. You’d have to move out to avoid embarrassment. Even if you have the money, you’d still have to go through some level of stress to get a new apartment and then move your things. The worse part is having to start a new life if the new place is far from the school your children attended and even your place of work. All of that stress would be avoided if you had your own property.
But even at that, there are Believers who would rather wait for God to add those things to them. They want it as a gift from God for their commitment to the kingdom, not something they pursued after. To be honest, I love believers who have this kind of relationship with God, they sincerely love God, and love never fails. Human beings may fail them, but God will turn up for them instantly. Actually, human beings should be careful about failing such people, they may incure God’s wrath. Some people are suffering today only because they hurt a lover of God.
Now, speaking of waiting to receive gifts from God, you might experience delays in life if you don’t know how God gives gifts to men. It’s okay to wait, but you also need to know when to act. Let me show you a few scriptures:
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
So this scripture establishes the fact that every good and perfect gift is from above, but they come down to us from the Father of lights. The bible could have easily said they come down from God or our Lord, using the word “Father of lights” is a deliberate inclusion. I tried to look up the meaning of “light” in other translations and I found that it means “Spiritual insight or revelatory intelligence”.
If I’m to put it all together, that would mean every good and perfect gift is from above and they come down through spiritual insight given to us by the Father. So if you want to know whether you should acquire a property or anything that God hasn’t given to you yet, instead of waiting, you can simply seek insight from His Word.
You’d recall that one of the attributes that was used to describe Daniel was that “light and understanding was found in him”. Let’s see how scriptures put it:
11 There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.
Did you see that? Light and understanding and wisdom; spiritual insight or revelatory intelligence, understanding, and then wisdom. Those are three different things. While understanding and wisdom may be your operational knowledge of God’s word, spiritual insight or revelatory intelligence may sometimes be interpreted to mean something contrary to what the original scripture says. For instance, when I was waiting on the Lord to tell me what to do concerning acquiring a land that I saw, I suddenly heard these words in my spirit, “But covet earnestly the best gifts…”. Immediately, my countenance lightened up, and I knew that God wanted me to have whatever I felt was best for me.
Ofcourse, that was 1 Corinthians 12:31, and the literal meaning would be nothing near the insight I got. That entire chapter talked about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and then the next chapter was to talk about love, so it was nothing close to the insight I got. Yet, that was the Father given me what we call “spiritual insight or revelatory intelligence”. The challenge is, I cannot make this kind of understanding a sermon, it’s personal. I had to mention it to help you understand the difference. If you apply my “light”, you may still be in the dark. It is true that what God says to one, He says to another, but what is light to one may not be light to another. If it were so, then everybody who has read Bishop David Oyedepo’s prosperity books should be prosperous by now. They may gain wisdom and understanding from the book, but they’d still need light to prosper.
As I conclude, light comes by the Word of the Lord. Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of thy words giveth light…”. Whenever you need light, start by asking the Lord to give you insight on the matter, then carry your Bible or spiritual books and start reading. You can also listen to spiritual messages, and anything that projects the word of God.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!