Under receiving the promise, we will look into other necessary steps to be taken, aside repositioning ourselves, in order to inherit the promise, such as: steps of faith/life of faith (Heb. 10:28), steps of Patience and Perseverance (Heb. 10:37-39).
- Repositioning Ourselves For The Promise
Here, we will consider the calibre of people described as wonders in the Scripture, and take appropriate steps to fit ourselves accordingly. It will be appreciated that it is not just mere men that are associated with being wonders in the scripture. Being >wonders= is for those who belong to the class of Kings and Priests, Prophets, Noble Men, Honourable Men, Spiritual Men, etc, (cp. Ps. 71:7; Isa. 8:18; Zech. 3:8).
(i) Kings/Priests (Ps. 71:7; Zech. 3:8; Rev. 1:4-6; 5:9,10). By divine utterance, the Psalmist declared that he was a wonder to many (Ps. 71:7). The Spirit of God declared through prophet Zechariah that the High Priest, Joshua and his colleagues, were men wondered at (Zech. 3:8). For us to be >wonders= as the Lord has declared, we must be, and conduct ourselves as kings and priests which we, as believers, are meant to be (cp. Rev. 1:4-6; 5:9,10). To be a king and a priest in the spiritual, one must have repented of and confessed all sins, and one must have been washed in the blood of the Lamb (cp. Rev. 1:4-6; 5:9,10), which experience goes with impartation of the Spirit of Christ (cp. Titus 3:3-6).
One thing is to be a king and a priest, another thing is to live/conduct oneself accordingly. It is not for kings to drink intoxicating wine and strong drink (cp. Pro. 23:29-35; 31:4-9). While mere men are drunk with the wine of the affairs of this life, we as spiritual kings are enjoined to be drunk with the wine of the Holy Ghost (cp. Jer. 51:7; Eph. 5:18).
To operate in the priest=s office, the Old-Testament priests were consecrated through and through (cp. Ex. 28:1-3, 40-29:9). Realisation, total consecration and prayer of faith yield that glorious experience of circumcision of heart which endears a believer to God (cp. Deut. 30:6).
At this time of turbulence, trials and tribulations, those who are real kings and priests in the spiritual are sure to be wonders, as heaven has declared (cp. Ps. 71:7; Isa. 8:18; Zech. 3:8).
Rise and let us pray.
Fellowship Song: (HSCF 158)