Identify your God-ordained Prophet
It is important you understand that there is nothing in any man but the grace of God at work in him. There are no great people anywhere but great grace at work in various lives. There are no self-made captains in aviation industry; every captain is trained by another captain. Every eaglet flies at the back of the mother eagle to develop its own wings. Just like you don’t choose your biological parents, God did. In the same vein, you don’t choose your spiritual father or parents, God does.
Everyone has Moses sent his way on whose wings he can fly. Every man has his Elijah on whose wings he can soar. God still has prophets on earth today, and those who locate and stick to their God sent prophet will soar without sweat. It is very important therefore for everyone to identify, recognize and stick with his own God-ordained ‘mother eagle’, so that he can have his wings fully developed.
Difference between Empowerment and Transference of Spirit
There is a difference between empowerment and transference of spirit. Empowerment is about impartation of spiritual gifts (Rom. 1:11), but transference of spirit is about replication of the spiritual status of another. After Elijah left, Elisha returned in chapter 2 of 2 Kings with a double portion package. By chapter 3, he became the prophet for the nation (2 Kgs. 3:11).
Transference of spirit is the duplication and multiplication of the spiritual capacity of another. It is about the replication of the spiritual DNA of a carrier. You are manifesting him, not mimicking him or imitating him. It is the replication of another person in a person.
Replication of spirit is nothing strange. When John came, it was said that he shall go forth in the spirit and the power of Elijah. “He shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah” (Luke. 1:17).
Channels of Transference of Spirit
1. Through God’s own prerogative. God determines what goes from one person to another. He sent John forth with the spirit and power of Elijah. He told Moses in Numbers 11:17, “And I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them…”
2. Through the craving of man. When you desire it, God will give it to you. 1 Corinthians 12:31 says, “Covet earnestly the best gifts” Everything in the apostle Paul appealed to me. The grace of God on His life was precious to me and I wanted it. Therefore, I said to God, “Lord, whatever makes Apostle Paul, I want it.”
Meanwhile, we shall be examining the Blessedness of the Spirit of Guidance in this first part of the teaching.
Blessedness of Divine Guidance
The leading of the Lord is the cure to man’s frustration (Isaiah 48:17-21). When the Lord is the one leading the way, even in the desert, you live as if you are in a garden. His people became victims because they would not follow His leading (Isaiah. 42:18-24). When you follow His leading, goodness and mercy follow you. However, every time you ignore His leading and go your own way, you run into crisis; the journey becomes tough (Jeremiah 2:13-17). So, you need this grace to make the most of your journey in life.
Benefits of Divine Guidance
1. When God leads, He goes before the led. “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them…” (John. 10:4, Isaiah. 45:2). People that are led don’t struggle. They triumph without sweat.
2. When God leads, He goes with the led. “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him” (John. 8:29). When you walk in His leading, you enjoy His companionship. Nothing can stop you when God goes with you (Romans. 8:21).
3. When God leads, He empowers the led to accomplish his mission. He said to Gideon, “…Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?” (Judges. 6:14)
4. When God leads, He works through the led. “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). He works through the led to deliver His mission. God was working with them confirming His word with signs following (Mk. 16:20).
5. When God leads, He protects the led. The one that leads you keeps you, to deliver His purpose (Exodus. 23:20).
6. When God leads, He works for the led. When you see marvelous things happen, it is because God is at work. “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians. 5:24).
These amazing blessings accompany the leading of the Spirit of God. As you follow His leading, you will experience His mighty doings in Jesus name.