The Benefits of Process to the Kingdom
We are continuing our series regarding the benefits of process. Everyone who desires to see Kingdom Manifestation in their life must understand that there is a process and God has a purpose for the process.
4. Process prepares - you for your assignment
A. Process prepares you by maturing you. There are some things that God has for you that you would not be ready for without being processed. In fact, some things you may have thought you were ready for would have destroyed you had you not gone through process.
James 1:2-4 AMP "Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith brings out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have a full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing."
B. Process prepares you with wisdom from those who have gone before you. Don't reinvent the wheel. You don't have to experience every bad thing the world has to offer. Learn from other people's mistakes.
Ps.85:13 "Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Heb.6:12 ”That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
C. We have to study to learn how to do what we have been called to do at a better or higher level. God is the best steward there is. He is not going to promote you to a place you are not ready for.
Eccl.10:10 "If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.”
D. We have to put or invest effort into what our purpose or destiny is. It will not just be handed to you.
2 Pet.1:10 "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall”
2 Thes.1:11"Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power”
Eph.4:1 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called”
5. Process orders things - in your life so that everything comes together for your purpose.
A. Sometimes things happen in your life that you will not understand until you have come through the other side of process. God knows the route to the palace.
Gen.50:15-21"And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them”
B. If you belong to God, He is directing your steps.
Prov.4:26 " Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
Ps.37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
C. When God first called your name before you were born, your purpose and destiny were set. You just needed to line up with it.
Jer.1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Jer.29:11"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Rom.8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Acts 2:23 "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Jesus)