Thursday January 3, 2019

Welcome to *03/01* and the *SPIRITUAL DEFICIENCY TO AVOID* is in *1Samuel 03/01*-

_”And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.”_


Samuel was conceived and destined to be a mighty priest and prophet to God- _”And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.”_ 1Sam.2:35

Despite ministering unto the Lord before Eli, he was seriously handicap from fulfilling his glorious destiny by lack of-

1. *DIVINE VOICE*- _”And the word of the Lord was precious in those days”_

2. *DIVINE VISION*- _”there was no open vision.”_

The lack of divine voice and vision made him spiritually deficient in knowing the Lord he was ministering to- _”Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord , neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.”_ 1Sam.3:7

The most terrible thing happening today is that most that are ministering to the Lord don’t know him.

The most pathetic thing that can happen to you is to continue to serve the Lord that you don’t know.

The day Samuel got to know the Lord through hearing his voice and seeing his vision, his glorious destiny as an infallible prophet was fast tracked- _”And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord . And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord”_ 1Sam.3:19-21


Your greatest need of the hour is not in ministering unto the Lord but in knowing him through hearing his voice and seeing his visions.

Jesus became the greatest minister to God of all ages because of his access and obedience to-:

A. *DIVINE VOICE*- _”I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”_ John 5:30

B. *DIVINE VISION*- _”Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”_ John 5:19

*As you minister to the Lord afresh this year covet, connect and conform to His voice and visions!*

*Your effectiveness as an excellent minister to the Lord must be founded on passionate access and obedience to divine voice and vision!*



_O Lord let me always covet, connect and conform to your divine voice and visions as your excellent minister in Jesus name._





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