BUILDING ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN!!! (Prophetic Insight Into Operational Accuracy)

– Pastor Bimbo Animashaun

The most important part and component in the structural layout and value chain of a building is not the FOUNDATION; it is the “PLAN” or what we call “DESIGN”.

In Biblical parlance, we call it PATTERN. God told Moses to BUILD ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN:

HEBREWS 8:5
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about TO MAKE THE TABERNACLE: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN shewed to thee in the mount.

The tabernacle is a kind of “building” and God said Moses should BUILD it according to the PATTERN revealed to him on the mountain.

It’s been said over and over again that the most important part of a building is the FOUNDATION, and that has some ring of reality, but truth is that in the building value chain, there’s something that is SUPERIOR to the FOUNDATION, and that is the PLAN, DESIGN or PATTERN.

If the foundation is faulty, all you need do is to GO BACK TO THE PLAN. The PLAN determines the FOUNDATION; the FOUNDATION does not determine the PLAN.

The PLAN or PATTERN is what dictates the direction of the building, including the FOUNDATION – the strength of the foundation rests on the accuracy of the plan.

Now, in ministry, especially for this year 2021, you’ve got to BUILD ACCORDING TO THE PLAN OR PATTERN.

Ministry doesn’t leave room for guess work or assumption; everything we do here follows a divine template as given by Jesus, the Head of the Church.

Don’t add to divine instructions and don’t subtract from divine instructions; follow the instructions and go all the way to obey the Lord.

In the Kingdom of God, WE RECEIVE PATTERNS BY REVELATION. You see; we don’t ASSUME patterns; we RECEIVE patterns.

God made it abundantly clear to Moses that the PATTERN was SHOWN or REVEALED to him on the mountain, reinforcing the fact that PATTERNS ARE RECEIVED BY REVELATION.

And then from there, you BUILD. How do you build? By divine wisdom!

Take note of what Paul said here:

1 CORINTHIANS 3:10
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as A WISE MASTER BUILDER, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But LET EVERY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREUPON.

Having received the pattern, IT THEN TAKES WISDOM TO BUILD – wisdom in terms of DIVINE DISCRETION – paying attention to details and divine precautions.

Paul, the wise master builder said, “LET EVERY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREUPON”. The word “take heed” shows caution and discretion.

In this Kingdom, we build according to PATTERNS. You see, the first place where the word “Church” is mentioned in Scriptures is Matthew 16:18:

MATTHEW 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Here, Jesus talks about the FOUNDATION upon which the CHURCH shall be built i.e. the revelation of Jesus Christ, and that obviously follows A DIVINE PATTERN.

And then in the New Testament, we realize that the Church is built on THAT SAME FOUNDATION.

EPHESIANS 2:20
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

This FOUNDATION is the revelation of Jesus Christ, delivered to the apostles of the Lamb for onward transmission to generations after them – Acts 2:42, Heb.2:3.

The PATTERN that set the tone for all of these is talked about in 2Tim.1:9-10, Eph.1:4-5, Eph. 3:10-11 and some other New Testament scriptures.

So, we have a Scriptural precedent for the structural framework that determines accuracy in building.

In this new year, BUILD ACCORDING TO PATTERN. And let me say this friends; NEVER CRITICIZE THE PATTERNS OR STRUCTURES OF OTHER MINISTRIES.

Just focus on your own work. Every man shall bear his own burden – Gal.6:5 and it is every man in his own order – 1 Cor.15:23.

Also, the year doesn’t look good for those who compete in ministry – 2 Cor.10:12. Don’t compete with anyone – we’re not on the same lane.

One of the root causes of casualties among young ministers is competitive jealousy which leads to overstretching the grace of God upon your life.

When Uzzah touched the ark of testimony set on a new cart (which was against God’s divine pattern and order) and he died before the Lord, King David made this clarification to set the record straight.

1 CHRONICLES 15:13
For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

God made a breach upon them because they didn’t seek him ACCORDING TO THE DUE ORDER.

In the original order and pattern, the priests were supposed to carry the ark ON THEIR SHOULDERS – 1 Chro.15:15; the ark was not meant to be put on A NEW CART – 2 Sam.6:3.

In this hour, it is important to BUILD ACCORDING TO PATTERN. It doesn’t matter how anyone feels about it.

Your ministry is not to please men but to please God. So don’t try to play to the gallery looking for public acceptance.

It is BETTER to stay alive while you’re criticized and misunderstood than to die trying to please everyone.

May you be supernaturally equipped with a fresh release of divine wisdom to confront the challenges of the year and to maximize the opportunities therein while you build according to God’s pattern for your life and ministry.

Amen!

Better days are here Sirs and Mas!!

Shalom!!!

Source: Bimbo Animashaun Teaching Ministries |Published with permission.

Jesus loves you, accept Him today, tomorrow might be too late.

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