Armor of God, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, The Kingdom

EPISODE 503 – FOCUS ON GOD’S BIGGER PURPOSE

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Sunday 9th, June 2024

FOCUS ON GOD’S BIGGER PURPOSE



“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” 

Matthew 6:33 (KJV)


In previous episodes, we looked into the various armor pieces as crucial items to withstand the wiles of the devil.

Further into the discussion, we realized Paul introduced the matter of prayer as a battlefield transceiver.

Let me put our spiritual warfare in perspective:

In the present Church, many have relegated the core mandate of the Church and made the additional benefits of our relationship with God their priority.

Churches today in their bid to help society, have become need-centered rather than Christ-centered.

This has made the present-age, average believer in Christ, become focused on his or her individual needs than the purpose of Christ.

God is more interested in our individual needs than we are. However, God has a bigger picture and wants us to uphold that picture than our personal needs or interests.

Some people go to Church meetings today, not with the same goal as the first-century Church.

The gathering of the saints is not primarily to meet the self-centred needs of the saints. The gathering of the saints is primarily to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT)

To do the work of the ministry is to reconcile many to Christ and to disciple them to become the expression of Christ.

As this is achieved, the Kingdom of God expands in the hearts of many.

The goal of the adversary transcends you. The goal of the adversary is to attack your accomplishments in the Kingdom.

He knows when he could get you depressed, afraid, troubled, and wearied, you will not be able to do the things God wants you to do. When you are not able to stand against his evil schemes and to enforce your victory in Christ, you will not be able to shine the glorious light of the Kingdom in the dark places.

The adversary knows when he could make you live occupied with your personal needs, you will not have the focus of the Kingdom.

When the satisfaction of your personal needs becomes your goal and cravings, Christ will not be at the center of your heart.

Let God (who is your loving Father) take care of your needs, as you set your affection and focus on His assignment for your life.

This was one of the key secrets of King Solomon. He set his focus on his assignment as Israel’s king. He didn’t request for personal things but the wisdom to rule God’s people; and God blessed him with wealth and riches.

“Moreover, I will give you what you did not request—both riches and honor—so that during all your days no man in any kingdom will be your equal.” 1 Kings 3:13 (Berean Standard Bible).

Pay attention to what Jesus said:

“So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require?
“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.”
Matthew 6:31-33 (TPT)

We are at war with the forces of darkness to enforce our victory in Christ and to fulfill God’s kingdom plan.

Have a bigger perspective of this spiritual warfare.

You are not wrestling against the evil strategies of the accuser (including all his highest evil principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms) because of your personal needs.

You are wrestling against powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage, because of the mandate of the Kingdom.

The expansion of God’s Kingdom in the hearts of men and the dark places of the earth should be your focus.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Matthew 6:19-33; 1 Kings 3:7-14; Matthew 19:27-29; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that the expansion of the Kingdom of God will be the burning desire and imbued focus of every believer at all times and in all they do.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Psalm 80 – 82
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:

– I set my focus on God’s will and set my mind on things above.

– I esteem the will and purpose of God

– I don’t serve my interests. I serve all of God’s purposes for me in my generation

– I don’t give my mind to the things of this world.

– I have no other master apart from God.

– God’s testimony of me is that I am a man after his heart and will serve all His will.

 
Oh Hallelujah!

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Sandra Fafali
Sandra Fafali
11 days ago

The expansion of God’s kingdom is my desire in the name of Jesus

Sandra Fafali
Sandra Fafali
11 days ago

I imbue focus

Sandra Fafali
Sandra Fafali
11 days ago

I go about my Father’s business
I am Christ-centered
My self-centered needs have been taken care of by my Father

Glorreeyy

Addenilla Ennin
11 days ago

Oh Hallelujah!
The expansion of God’s kingdom against evil rulers is always my focus in Jesus name

Addenilla Ennin
11 days ago

Oh Thank you Jesus!
Heyaa
I’m the man for the job

God’s will has my attention

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
11 days ago

Ooh I serve my generation with integrity of heart and skillfulness of hands

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
11 days ago

I am a faithful servant.
I am a life giver
I translate many from the kingdom of darkness to the marvelous light.
I bring great light to those who sat in darkness.

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
11 days ago

God has our personal needs in mind. He cares deeply about everything concerning us. He doesn’t want us to dwell on these but on his kingdom mandate. He needs us to ficus on the bigger picture. I focus on Kingdom mandate.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I refuse to be need centered.

Dorcas Aneden
Dorcas Aneden
10 days ago

My focus is on God’s purpose
And not my self interest

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I’m equipped for the work of the ministry.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I have the grace to reconcile many to Christ!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I expand the kingdom of God in the hearts of many.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I allow God (who is my loving Father) to take care of my needs, as I set my affection and focus on His assignment for my life.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I enforce my victory in Christ and I fulfill God’s kingdom plan in the name of Jesus!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

The expansion of God’s Kingdom in the hearts of men and the dark places of the earth is my focus.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I set my focus on God’s will and set my mind on things above.

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
10 days ago

I give first attention to the important things

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I don’t serve my interests. I serve all of God’s purposes for me in my generation

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
10 days ago

I have no other master apart from God.

Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
10 days ago

There is no other thing in Heaven, on earth and under the earth which is bigger and greater than our God. Therefore, whatever God is doing is the greatest. To be involved in what God is doing is to be involved in the greatest thing ever that could ever happen.

To make your personal needs your goal is to focus on the less important things ( Mat. 6:33(TPT)). Meaning, your needs are not the most important things in your life that you should make your first priority. What is the first item on your scale preference? If is not the kingdom and it’s expansion, you are settling for less. To settle for less is to live a life that is centered on oneself.

The goal of our warfare is not our personal needs but the expansion of God’s kingdom. The weapons of our warfare are mighty through God, not just for our personal needs but to pull down strongholds……and bringing every thought unto the obedience of Christ.

God is more interested in your personal needs than you. He said focus on His kingdom and He will add to you, the less important things. God is ever ready to cause those who live for His purpose to enjoy abundance; for the prosperity of such is also the prosperity of the kingdom.

Thank you Lord Jesus

Thank you so much Apostle Bennnie for making these realities more sure to us.

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
10 days ago

Many think God is slow at providing what they need because what ever they sought after is not according to the plan and purpose of God for their lives
God gives you what you can handle not what you think you desire or want to have
What ever he gives you He knows you are ready for it so just focus on what is the mandate he has given you and through that he will get you ready for what you seek

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
10 days ago

Since man is made in the image of God
Through the word of God we understand the Desire of God which is his Kingdom and God who knows all things and what is needed will supply all Mans needs in accordance

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
10 days ago

What an episode! So rich with divine truth and God- nourished wisdom. In my pursuit of His will and kingdom purpose, the need of this life are catered for. Oh! Glory to God!

Apostle Bennie is the Man of God everyone needs to draw from. Thank you Apostle.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
10 days ago

I am God – conscious and not need- conscious

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
10 days ago

I set my affection and focus on God’s assignment for my life.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
10 days ago

I don’t give room for distractions
I imbue focus

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Linda Teye
Linda Teye
10 days ago

I refuse to occupy myself with my needs
I focus on the Lord’s bigger purpose

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
10 days ago

Above all other things , I constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
10 days ago

I make the expansion of God in the hearts of men and the dark places my focus

Edith Dzidzorli
Edith Dzidzorli
10 days ago

The main purpose of God is the mandate of reconciliation.His eternal plan is for all men to come to the knowledge of who He is.
His plan for men is that his word will saturate the heart of Many and that Christ may be seen in us.
At first I use to think that the work of ministry is for the Pastors and maybe the Men of God but NO.Infact it’s not even about age it’s about much understanding you have in Christ.How much Christ is revealed in you.

Bernard
Bernard
9 days ago

I esteem the will and purpose of God

Nuel
Nuel
9 days ago

I’m not in battle against the accuser and his cohorts because of my needs. But rather it’s because of the expansion of the Kingdom.

This is my core mandate as a believer.

Jonathan Donkor
Jonathan Donkor
8 days ago

Glory to God.
There is a bigger purpose than that which man conceives. The purpose of God for our lives transcends every other thing in this world. For the joy set before him he endured the cross.
Christ didn’t go through all this so that in his resurrection, we will worry and chase after our personal needs. There is that which matters and as the purpose of God proceeds out of you, every other thing, will aligh.
Thank you Lord Jesus for the superior life.

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
8 days ago

Thank you Apostle for constantly reminding us of our mandate as believers and keeping us in check.

Bernard
Bernard
8 days ago

Am not wrestling with cohorts of darkness cos of personal dreams but cos’ of the mandate of God on my life. I stay focused

Bernard
Bernard
8 days ago

Thanks for the reminder sir

Lydia Serwah
Lydia Serwah
7 days ago

I esteem the will and purpose of God.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
5 days ago

In the name of the Lord Jesus, the expansion of the Kingdom of God will be the burning desire of my heart everyday

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