June 14, 2017
The Weapon of the bloodJune 24, 2017
Your DNA determines your assignment, and your assignment determines your anointing, but your company determines both your longevity and staying power.
Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation 7 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon." Daniel 2:14-17
We see this principle concerning Abram
"And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. 15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people." Genesis 14:14-16
The bible is full of companies: David had his, Paul had his, Job had his, Jesus has His. Your company determines both your longevity and staying power in the course of destiny. You can only go as far as your company! Your company makes you or breaks you!
The word 'company' means: a number of individuals assembled or a group of people associated together for the purposes of fellowship and companionship or a common enterprise, such as business or military action; a unit.
The word of God teaches us that our company can provide safety and be a source of strength in time of need. As we have discussed in past lessons, no one can fulfill their destiny by themselves; we need each other.
When David, Daniel and even Jesus needed friendship and camaraderie, what did they do? They went to their own company and were comforted.
Let us make a strong effort this week to stay connected to our Godly Company, and especially during the Christmas season.
God in His wisdom knows more about us than we know about ourselves. The choice, however, remains with us to stay well-connected to our God-given company. God knows what we will face; He knows our struggles! He also knows who can best encourage us, which is why we need to drink from the wells where He has planted us.
The Characteristics of a Godly Company
They must be people of the same substance and grace (Acts 11:23)
They must be people of faith and courage (Acts 4:23-25; 29-31)
They must be people of love who carry the presence of Zion (Heb. 12:22-24)
They must be people of vision who will the go the distance for each other (Nehemiah 4:14)