Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 10:1-4 (KJV); There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
There are many days in your life as a Christian when you will pray, attend overnights, lunch hours, morning glories but there is that one day where the lord gives you that ONE ENCOUNTER with him that will change your life forever.
Our theme scripture tells us of Cornelius who continually prayed to God but when he encountered God, his life never remained the same again.
There may even be moments when you will experience multiple surges of the Spirit that may add to the course of your destiny. However, there will always be that one experience that will define you.
That experience will open you up to everything true in the spiritual realm and from that day you will have the choice to either walk therein or not to.
Experiences are good. In them, God ministers and instructs us in our course. However, an experience may merely touch you yet not change you.
An encounter cannot leave you the same.
Moses was a normal man, looking after Jethro’s sheep. When he encountered God, His life changed and we remember him as the great leader and law giver of Israel.
Abraham was a normal man, when he encountered God, he became a father of nations.
Paul was a legalistic religious zealot, when he encountered God, he became the master builder of the New Testament.
I urge you to desire more than just experiences in God but a true encounter with Him because behind every encounter is mandate, assignment and divine purpose.
FURTHER STUDY: Exodus 3:1-12, Acts 9
Desire more than just experiences in God but a true encounter with Him because behind every encounter is mandate, assignment and divine purpose.
PRAYER: My loving God, I thank you for this Word. Thank you because I know that you seek to draw me to deeper places in you. My Lord, I know that no man can see you and live but I also know that only dead men see you. So I yield my heart and spirit, to the true places of spiritual death because father I want to see you. I am ready for more. I am ready for deeper vision. I am ready for that which will consume my heart, body and soul. I thank you for it is done. In Jesus’ name. Amen.