God has deposited within you a Kingdom solution: a life-changing, ground-breaking purpose that He wants to expose for the completion of His plan. As you remain faithful to God and to His call, it is my goal to guide you through the opposition that’s facing you. The goal is for you to see the value of your speech, and how it can deliver you into your destiny.
There are three things that your enemies forgot that God has blessed you with which can’t be taken away:
- A PURPOSE – God has given you a purpose that is unique to you.
- A PROMISE – God has given you a promise that no man can take away. And,
- A PASSION – God’s given you a passion on the inside of you that will outlive anyone’s narration on your life.
God deposits unapologetic purpose inside of His people; He gives us access to see His future before it comes to pass. If you have access to God, then He’ll show you your fortune while you’re still broke. He’ll show you your healing while you’re still in the hospital. God will show you how a way will be made, even though your roadblocks are still in front of you.
Some people would like to qualify your purpose upon your circumstance. But God even called street folk into the upper room. He needed to choose those who would hang onto Him no matter what. Jesus said, “I need people who are going to have My back. I need the people who everyone’s counting out, because when I’m done doing My miracle, then they will give Me the glory.”
UNDERSTANDING THE PROMISE
God’s promise is His word. In it is the appointed time in which your purpose will be fulfilled. When there’s something that seems to get in the way of your promise, however, it’s called ‘opposition.’ Yet God uses your opposition to build you up; to strengthen you, to change you.
Do you know that the Judases in your life will push you to places that, without them, you’d never get to? Some people will tell you, “Be careful of who you share your dream with.” But some of the people who are opposing you are the ones who are gonna take you to your destiny!
The book of Genesis tells us the story of Joseph. Joseph’s own brothers sold him into slavery. But it was slavery that took Joseph to Egypt. Egypt was his destiny. And so the people who hated him literally gave him a ride into his destiny.
“If the only thing that’s in you is God’s Word, then when you speak, He performs what His Word says” – Pastor Ryan David Sims
UNDERSTANDING THE PASSION
When God sent Jesus to us, He gave us something called faith. Faith has returned us back to our God-given authority; taken away by sin in the Garden of Eden. Jesus says in John 15:7,
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you” …
In other words, if the only thing that’s in you is God’s Word, and when you speak, you’re speaking His Word –
“…you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
– then every time you speak, you’re speaking what Jesus has to do. “Every time My Word goes out,” He says Isaiah 55:11, “I have to perform what My Word says. My word cannot return to me void.”
Therefore, your passion can’t be shut down: the word of God literally allows you to speak, and something will come to pass! You don’t have to wait for a prophet to intercede on your behalf!
WHAT’S IN A WORD? YOUR DESTINY
In this season, I dare you to just start speaking what you believe God is saying to you, no matter what your circumstances are. Open your mouth and begin to speak God’s word:
- speak Holy-Spirit power and prosperity over your family,
- speak health over your body,
- speak success over your business,
- speak healing over our nation and over the earth,
- speak victory over God’s plan and purpose for your life –
and keep it going until it comes to pass. There’s a ‘Thank you Jesus!’ that the enemy couldn’t destroy. There’s a ‘Praise the Lord!’ that he couldn’t stop.
God said, “This is your season to make it happen!”
Adapted from the sermon “A Story My Enemies Never Expected To Hear,” by Pastor Ryan David Sims at West Angeles COGIC.
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Genesis 45:1-8, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 23:5, Ecclesiastes 9:11, Isaiah 55:11, John 15:7, Philippians 4:13.
Pastor Ryan David Sims is a visionary leader who mentors, trains, and develops youth leaders from over 200 churches. He currently serves as Administrative Pastor for a growing inner-city congregation, The Dwelling Place Church of God in Christ, and as the President of COGIC’s State Youth Department of the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Southern California. Pastor Sims is also an entrepreneur and non-profit founder with a 20-year career in information technology management. Pastor Sims is married to the musically gifted Tenecia Sims; together they have five beautiful children.
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