(Vital Lesson In Divine Order And Ordination)

– Pastor Bimbo Animashaun

God is not a Politician, so there’s no politics in the things of God.
The wisdom of God supercedes the brightest of the intelligence of men.
For you to walk with God and maximize the dividends of your relationship with Him, you have to do it by faith – 2 Cor.5:7, Gen.5:24.

Often, in ministry, some ministers expect God to be politically correct, but that is far from Who our God is.
His will, intent, purpose and desire is binding on everyone, even if it doesn’t make sense to you – that’s Who God is.
If you’re looking for political correctness in your walk with God, then you’re not ready for the work of the ministry.

Sometimes God does certain things that bewilder the human mind but that’s His will anyway, and all you have to do is to follow suit.
Waiting for political correctness in ministry has kept a lot of ministers on the same spot because they aren’t ready to renew their minds to the realities of the dealings of God.
One major difference between man and God is that man acts based on the past and the present because he, in his own self, does not foresee the future, but God operates from the future because He’s the One Who declares the end from the beginning.
ISAIAH 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

That’s strong! Isn’t it? So, God acts based on “eternal foresight”; not based on progressive knowledge.
You see, God doesn’t know progressively; He knows eternally.
The Scriptures are replete with events, instances and circumstances that buttress the fact that God is not politically correct; He’s prophetically correct and eternally correct.
And then, when you look at the decisions of God in such circumstances, you may accuse Him of being unfair or partial, but dear friend, God isn’t unfair or partial and you had better know early in life and ministry that GOD IS NOT A POLITCIAN.

He once told Moses that Aaron, who happened to be his elder brother, was meant to “serve” him despite the fact that the latter was three years older than the former.
And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
Now where is political correctness here?
He also said of Esau and Jacob that Esau, who was the elder brother would serve Jacob and that Jacob would be greater than him.
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Again, where is political correctness here?

Remember also that this same God gave Joseph a dream that showed that he, as the younger son would be the pathfinder of his family and that his Dad, Mum and all his siblings would bow to him.
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
That, of course, was not politically correct.

This same God rejected the elder brothers of David because they failed His test and chose David to be the king of Israel ( Read 1 Samuel 16:6-13).
That was not a politically correct decision but it was prophetically and eternally correct.
We also read about Elisha the son of a wealthy man by the name of Shaphat.
Based on Bible history, Shaphat was a wealthy business man and his son Elisha was helping him to manage his business.
Yet God called the son to go submit to a prophet whom the only background introduction that we have of him was “Elijah the Tishbite” – 1 Kgs.17:1; we don’t have it documented that Elijah came from a wealthy background.
Yet by divine ordination, he was meant to be the spiritual father of Elisha, the son of a business mogul.
Here’s what the Bible says about the call of Elisha:

1 KINGS 19:19-21
19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. THEN HE AROSE, AND WENT AFTER ELIJAH, AND MINISTERED UNTO HIM.
Was that politically correct? The answer is NO!

You remember Jesus and John the Baptist too? John was six months older than Jesus.
John’s mother, Elizabeth was cousin to Jesus’ mother, Mary, and she was far older than her and more experienced than her in ministry, yet it’s according to divine order that the baby in Elizabeth’s womb was to prepare the way for the baby in Mary’s womb.
How? I mean How? That’s far from being politically correct but it was prophetically correct and eternally correct.
And Madam Elizabeth knew it and began to affirm the greatness of the seed in Mary’s womb by the Spirit of prophecy.

LUKE 1:41-45
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
That’s definitely not politically correct but it’s prophetically correct and eternally correct.

Also, God wanted to bring the Messiah into the world and He ensured that He didn’t come through any of the big cosmopolitan cities of this world but the least and the most despised city in Judah, i.e. Bethlehem, and it was captured in prophecy years before Jesus was born.

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

That, to the mortal mind of man, was politically incorrect but it was prophetically correct and eternally correct.
Dear Friend, I could go on and on to cite instances in this same order in Scriptures but for want of space.
Are we to talk about how God picked James, the half brother of Jesus Christ and made him to become the Pastor of the church at Jerusalem, which had apostolic pillars?
Or do we talk about how God picked Paul, who was the least of all the apostles and made him to write about two third of the New Testament and a shinning apostolic example to all generations?
Friend, the list is endless. You see, you have to settle in your mind very early that GOD IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT; HE’S PROPHETICALLY CORRECT.

And when He leads you in the way of divine wisdom, you had better follow suit, for therein lies your joy, peace and fulfilment in ministry.
GOD DOESN’T “SEND” ANYONE OF US – His wisdom is unquestionable and His power unchallengeable.
Your ministry may be located in California, the United States or in Toronto, Canada yet He instructs you to submit to a man who is doing ministry in Kishi or Igbeti, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Your ministry may be located in Texas, the United States while your spiritual father is in Ilesha, Osun State, Nigeria.
God sent Pa. S. G. Elton from Scotland to Ilesha in 1937 and he spent 50 years in Ilesha, for he passed on to glory in 1987. That, of course, was not politically correct.
You may be in Ohio, the United States and your spiritual father is in Okeho, Oyo State.
God may instruct you to go serve as an Associate Pastor to your junior in school because he’s a setman but you’re an associate minister.
He may tell you to take some “faith steps” which are completely bewildering to the human mind.

Now if all you’re looking for in ministry is POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, you still have a long way to go.
He told Namaan, an army General to go dip seven times in river Jordan yet there were better rivers in the surrounding cities – 2 Kgs.5:10.
At first, the General retorted and rubuffed but his leprosy lingered – 2 Kgs.5:11-12.
Until he went and dip himself in that “not-too-tush” river, he never recovered from his leprosy – 2 Kgs.5:14.

And think about it dear friend; it was in this same river that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was baptized and His ministry exploded under open Heavens.
You see, it’s not politically correct for John the Baptist (the creature) to baptize Jesus Christ (the Creator) but it’s prophetically correct and eternally correct.
And Jesus understood it well.

MATTHEW 3:13-17
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Dear Friend, stop looking for POLITICAL CORRECTNESS in ministry. God is not POLITICALLY CORRECT; He’s PROPHETICALLY CORRECT.
And when you choose to follow Him and bind your neck to the yoke of His sacred vows, claims and consecrations over your life, your ministry will take a quantum leap and Christ shall be glorified through your life and ministry.

I trust this is a blessing Sirs and Mas?
Good morning and have a fabulous week ahead!

Source: Bimbo Animashaun Teaching Ministries |Published with permission.

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