For all the land that you see, I will give to you. . . Gen 13:15
Bishop Davenport in
MBeya, Tanzania 2018
Victory Over Your Emotions
1 Peter 5:8-9, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
You are in a spiritual battle and God wants to teach you how to be victorious. He wants to give you insight and spiritual intelligence into the plans of the enemy. God is doing this so you can battle wisely and not engage when you don't need to. He wants to teach you to discern the enemy's tactics. One huge tactic of the devil is to get you to partner with him in offense. At times your emotions can feel so loud and powerful that you can be tempted to allow them to lead you. You must learn to know what is truth and what is an exaggerated emotion. The devil can use the strength and power of how you feel in a moment to bait you to become offended. Emotions, wounds, fear, and anxiety can all lead to separation and offense. You must be centered in God's presence and know who He says you are in order to not be derailed in the heat of the moment. Therefore, be slow to speak and swift to hear.
Don't Let Delays Make You Wander
Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
If the day hasn't come yet, you could be looking in the right place and still see nothing. Have you been waiting and watching for the promises of God and see NOTHING? If this is you God is saying, "Don't let HIS TIMING make you feel like you missed it. You can't see what's there UNTIL THE DAY COMES." When you know that God called you to something, don't stop short. Don't veer off course. Don't quit when it gets hard. Instead, keep declaring. Don't adjust your course. Keep seeking God. Know that DELAYS are not an indicator that your promise isn't coming. The day may just not have come yet. God wants you to remain faithful to His word and stay on course because He will finish what He started in you.
All Things Are Possible With God!
Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
No matter how long you've been a Christian, God wants you to know that there is always going to be more for you. God has a new level and new place for you to step into with Him. You were meant to live without limitations. God said He is going to remove every limitation that others and you have placed on you. The limiting lies that the devil wants to make you believe. The limitations that you’ve learned to live with that are hindering your next season. God is going to destroy every single one of them and set you free. If you will just say yes to God, the lids are coming off and you are going to live "limitless" with God! You do not have to settle for anything less than the very best that God has for you. There is no limitation or ceiling that can stop or block you from what God has for you, unless you let it. And that limitation is you. Therefore, don’t settle for anything less than the miraculous in this season.
Becoming Spiritually Hungry !
John 6:55-57, “For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.”
God is going to enlarge your spiritual capacity, as in faith you become spiritually hungry. The primary means to accomplish this is for you to actively "wait upon Him." As you wait, God will work on your behalf and will respond to your desire. As you actively look to God your hunger for more of Him will intensify. This intensified hunger will cause God to respond and invite you to come and "sup" with Him. Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him and he with Me.” As you welcome His presence and worship Him with all of your heart your hunger will be fully satisfied. Dining with Jesus has to do with your partaking of His very life, thereby becoming a part of Him. Ephesians 5:30 says, "For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones"