We crossed over to take over: Part 2

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Comment & Opinion - Bishop B. Man­joro Du­namis

ONCE again I con­grat­u­late you for find­ing grace in the sight of the Lord to en­ter 2019. This is a year of vis­i­ta­tion. You see it’s just good to have visi­tors. They bring news, re­fresh­ment and a lot of new things. How much more when the Lord Him­self vis­its your life? O! I like it, I like it! This is a good year. We didn’t just cross over to just be in the year, no! We crossed over to take over. In this sea­son we know who our en­emy is and we don’t waste time fight­ing peo­ple. Peo­ple are peo­ple and will al­ways be peo­ple. The devil is our en­emy and roams like a lion look­ing for whom to devour.

Today I add an­other point; for you to take over in this year of vis­i­ta­tion know your­self!

Ro­mans 7:18: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to per­form that which is good I find not.”

You see there are peo­ple who don’t know who they are and whose they are. They know ev­ery­thing and ev­ery­one else ex­cept them­selves! Imag­ine I say all tall peo­ple stand at the back line and all short peo­ple in the front, and you see a tall man like Baba Tam­bara (tallest man in church) in the front among short peo­ple.

You ask him why he is in the front and he asks, “Ah! Didn’t you say short peo­ple stand in front?”

Friends, hear me, hear me, hear me in 2019, and know your­self!

How can some­thing be ob­vi­ous to ev­ery­one else about you yet be a sur­prise to you.

Know your­self by know­ing to whom you be­long. For ex­am­ple, do you know there are cat­tle, which are re­spect­fully re­moved from a maize field? Be­cause it’s the king’s herd of cat­tle.

Then an or­di­nary per­son’s cat­tle will be beaten thor­oughly as they will be re­moved from a maize field! What am I say­ing? What’s the dif­fer­ence? Aren’t they all cat­tle? All have horns? But the other herd be­longs to the King! O, I like it!

You are the King’s child. You are not an or­di­nary per­son, no, no, no! God is your father. He is the King of heaven and earth! Don’t al­low peo­ple to look down upon you and say you are no­body, no, no, no! You are a royal priest, God’s cho­sen gen­er­a­tion!

When I say know your­self I don’t say tell your­self, “Ah! Bishop I know that I’m a fail­ure. I can’t do this and that!” No, no, no don’t know that. Refuse to know it. You are a giant. You are able. You can do great things! In Cape Town I told peo­ple, “Don’t worry when some­one calls you a dog. Just go to the mir­ror and look for a tail. If you don’t see any sign of a tail, laugh out loud.”

The per­son made a mis­take, dogs have tails! Even if you cut the tail there is a lit­tle piece that re­mains! If it’s your hus­band who calls you dog, how could he marry and live with a dog all these years?

No mat­ter where you are in life don’t be dis­cour­aged! You are where you are on your way to where you are sup­posed to be. Talk like the Apos­tle Paul, who said I can do all things through Christ, who strength­ens me!

What dream is be­fore you? It will come to pass! What moun­tain is be­fore you? You will climb it and find your­self on the other side.

Reader, I be­lieve in you? Don’t say “Ah! Bishop how can you be­lieve in me when you have never seen me?”

If God be­lieved in me and made some­body out of me even if I have never met you I be­lieve He has good plans for you! 2019 is yours!

“For with God all things are pos­si­ble” Mark 10:27.

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