Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tickets To Success:

By Adenuga Sunday Joseph

To pursue success and attain to it, you must be sponsored. Success is like a big mountain, climbing it to the top is a task that needs a lot of assistance, help and input from higher powers and forces. You will observe that few people occupy the top positions in life, business, and government; and even in spiritual arena. The bottom position is so much crowded that there is congestion.

Getting to the top is strictly by admission or by a power sponsoring you. For instance, the president of your country can make you a millionaire in one day. If you are qualified, and he makes you a minister in his cabinet, and you know what you are doing, poverty may never come near your family again in your own generation. If your president likes you and you are qualified; clean honest contract may be awarded to you for execution, and if well executed, you get more contracts and in the process, you become a millionaire. How did that come about? It came because your president sponsored you to the top, in other words you got to the top by the connection and invitation of a higher power or force.

Getting to the top is not possible without having people who loves you, believes in you, and are ready to help you make it to the top. Spiritually, there are sponsors and forces that help people to attain to the top positions of life. Without a spiritual backup or force behind you it is almost impossible to become successful in this evil world.

Sources of spiritual sponsors:

There are only two spiritual forces in the universe, the forces of GOD and that of the devil. The truth is that the devil can sponsor your trip to the mountaintop of success but I told you earlier, it is not completely free, there is always a very bad string attached to it. Every successful endeavor is either helped to the top by an evil spiritual support or good spiritual support. The good spiritual support is from the Almighty God. He subsidizes and funds people’s trip to the top if invited to do so. This assistance to the top is equally not free; the blood of JESUS pays for it. However we equally have a part to play: we are not to sit down and have Him do everything for us, there are demands. We read the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 11: 29,30

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy; and my burden is light.

The yoke of Jesus is easy, but there is a burden too, but it is light. What is this yoke? These yokes are what God expects us to do, some of them are not easy on the surface, but we are helped from the inside to do them. For instance, giving is not easy, to some it is a yoke, but if you give, the Bible says that you will receive in abundance and God cannot lie. It takes faith and rugged determination to follow and obey this injunction.
Paul told Timothy to fight the good fight of faith. You need to be ready to stand your ground in faith, we shall be persecuted for His namesake, and opposition will rise because of our faith. If you stand fast, you shall get there.

Let me explain this with a real life experience that I passed through at the commencement of my ministry. The Lord had said to me, “Go and teach people how to make a good success of their lives in this difficult world.” We started the Success Dimension Church in earnest, but the people refused to come to our church, after a few months some close people suggested we fold up, but I knew what God told me, it was a fight of faith. I had to stay put to fulfill what He has called me to do upon the earth. It was not a very easy yoke to carry on in those early days, many weak people would have abandoned the work and go after other things. It was not easy for me, after preparing a powerful message, get to church and meet nobody apart from my wife and children; but I knew what it takes and thank God today, the story have changed.

I really thank God today that I was made able by Him to stay in that assignment until today. Psalm 75:5,6

For promotion cometh neither from the east; nor from the west; nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Lasting success is a promotion that comes only from the Lord. If you allow the devil to sponsor you, your end will be very calamitous.

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