Friends, greetings in Jesus Name! Today I will be sharing with you on what I title, “God Is Looking For A Man”. Many nations today are in a cross-road – confused and retrogressing – not knowing which way or step to take. Today Nigeria marks her 58th Independence. For many, there is nothing to rejoice about. The present hardship, economic instability, and political turmoil faced by Nigerians nearly 60 years of independence, calls for a rethink. Africa as a continent has been swimming in a quagmire of poverty and underdevelopment in the midst of plenty. Like the Israelites who found themselves in the desert, and reminded Moses of the cucumbers, melons, and garlics they ate in Egypt; Could we too have wished that the colonial masters never gave us the independence, so things may have gone well for us as a continent? Where did we miss it? Well, the answer is not far-fetched. We missed it on “Patriotism” and in the “Fear of God”. In a nation like ours, where everyone goes about with “entitlement mentality”, seeking only for “what is in it for me”, and not “what can I offer” to the betterment and welfare for others, then there can be no hope for any meaningful progress as we can see today after 58 years.
The Almighty God declares in Ezekiel 22:30, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one”. Today’s devotion is a solemn call to those who are ready to become God’s battle axe to rescue our nation from the hands of the wicked. Listen, when God wants to bless a nation He seeks for a man. And when He wants to destroy it, He equally seeks for a man to stand in the gap to appease His wrath. The place of man in God’s agenda on earth cannot be over-emphasized. Psalm 8:3-6 declared, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained: What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him?” The Almighty God placed man so high to the extent that Satan gets migraine about it.
There is no other creature except man that is made in the image and likeness of God. And God delegated the affairs of this earth to man. As Psalm 116:15 said, “The heaven, even the heavens are the Lord’s; but the earth has He given to the children of men.” Just imagine how the devil feels over this particular scripture. Meaning, Man is meant to dominate him here on earth. You see, God cannot accomplish anything on earth without using a vessel in human form. When He needed to save mankind from damnation, His son Jesus evacuated His throne as God for a season, and came to earth as man to fulfill His fathers’ will. There is so much that God wants to do RIGHT NOW on the Earth, but He Lacks LABOURERS. In Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The Harvest truly is plentiful, but the Laborers are few.” The suffering and pain that many are going through today does not glorify God. Indeed, God has a need. He does not want any man to die and perish in Hell (Ezekiel 33:11). To avert his wrath, “His eyes are EVER running to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chron.16:9).
Listen, the greatest honour any person can have is to be of service to God. But today, many runs from God instead of towards Him. Just imagine, where else could any sensible person run to for safety except to God? Unfortunately, many runs to the devil. This is what God has always wanted to avoid right from the Garden of Eden. Now, can God find You as a worthy vessel in His hand? Nehemiah saw the ruins in Jerusalem, and he was troubled. Immediately, he began to plot on how to fix the problem (Nehemiah 1). The action of Nehemiah is what I call “True Patriotism” fueled by the “Fear of God”. Remember, you cannot work for God and not get rewarded. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Wherever He has called you – ministry, economy, politics, education, media, family, arts and entertainment – Just OBEY and Go Possess the MOUNTAIN. Make a Difference for God today, and the REWARD will surely follow. Remember, if God can use anything, He can use You. Make yourself available to Him TODAY. He awaits You! Have a Glorious HAPPY INDEPENDENCE Celebration. With love, Elvis!