September 25, 2017
READ: Revelation 5:4-9
...according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Jesus was placed in a position of honour. He is the only one who sits at the right hand of God the Father. He was the one who was allowed to open and to read the book. He was found worthy to do these things because He is the "lamb that was slain".
When you listen to an evangelist preaching, you may think that you could preach better than he does. Nevertheless, it is God who gives the room to the minister.
There are questions and speculations about many successful ministers. Many wonder why such people are so successful. Why does anyone listen to this person? Why does anyone come for his crusades? This person is occupying a room of ministry given to him by the Lord.
One day, as I observed a famous evangelist preach at a crusade, I thought to myself, "I could probably preach this message better." I marvelled that so many thousands had gathered to hear such a message. When it was time to pray for miracles, there were hardly any healings. Yet the crowds kept coming, night after night. As I mused over this, I knew that if this were my crusade, no one would attend to hear my "good preaching".
The Lord spoke to me and said, "I have given this man of God a room. He occupies a position that he did not create for himself. He has paid a price to be in that room. It is not by his preaching, organization or even healings, but by the room that I have placed him in."