Keep your appointments daily with God. Those who keep their appointments with God have far more supernatural encounters and experiences than those who don’t. As a believer, the greatest battle you will face will be the battle to keep your personal appointments with God.
The devil knows that if you keep your appointments with God, you will become undefeatable for him. There is an anointing that comes upon you when you personally and consistently fellowship with God and the enemy can’t beat that anointing.
The busier you become, the more time you must spend with God. The plan of the devil is to make you so busy that you cannot even have time for God , so that when he shows up in your life, you will not be ready for him.
There is the place of corporate fellowship, however there is the unquestionable and irreplaceable need for a personal time with God in prayer and Bible study that produces stability in your life. You get the most of corporate meetings if you make out time for personal and private meditation and fellowship with God.
This issue seems so foundational but it is one of those things you must guard jealously if you will go far with God. Whenever I see anyone who trivializes his personal appointment and fellowship with God, I know that man will not go far with God except he changes.
Maturity of a believer is not measured or seen in the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit, but in character development and character is built in the place of fellowship with God. If you get so busy during the day, take time out in the night to keep your appointment with God. Don’t let the devil sponsor you out of divine relevance by giving you satanic open doors that will turn you into a dense and weak Christian.
People who have power with God take time in the watches of the night to keep divine appointments. Jacob had to wrestle with God alone all through the night before he had power with God. He kept that critical appointment with God which changed his entire life and destiny.
Mark 1 verse 35 says “ And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed”.
Everyone that grew to be a giant of God, both in this generation and in the past, everyone that is doing exploits for God now, everyone that has been consistent in the Christian race, be it a pulpit minister or help minister, all of them have one thing in common which is the source of their strength and achievements, that is the time they spend in the closet with the Lord alone, either deep into the night or early in the morning hours when the day is yet to come. Those personal time with the Lord have been responsible for making them to be men of worth, men of substance and men of violence forcefully advancing the course of the Father’s kingdom.
Take heed to your personal appointment with the Lord and it shall be well with you in Jesus’ name.
Till next week, go and win with Jesus.
Rev. Olusola Areogun.