Karios Moments is a weekly devotional published by Apostle Nsikanabasi Ese.
No definition in human language can aptly define/describe divine encounter. It is an event that is better experienced. Encounter is when Greatness lands on smallness and makes it great. Encounter happens when a lesser person or thing meets with a greater or superior person/thing. Encounters are not regular meetings/happenings, it rarely happens and when it does, there is a shift in realm for the lesser. When divinity meets with humanity it is called ‘jam-jam’. Every human needs to have an encounter with divinity. It takes an encounter for the supernatural to take effect. Christianity is a life of encounter but unfortunately the last time some Christians had an encounter was when they surrendered their life to Christ Jesus. Some have remained in church for decades without a tangible happening in their lives, what they need is an encounter.
Divine encounter is the secret of greatness in life. Boys are turned into men after an encounter with the maker of men. Moses had just one encounter that pushed him to the path of destiny fulfilment. One encounter was enough to summarize his life forever. It doesn’t matter who you are or how your life has been, an encounter is what turns you into a personality. Encounter empowers ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. Moses remained an ordinary man until he encountered God in the bush. He was then empowered to face the same Pharaoh he ran away from.
NOTE THESE POINTS
POINT ONE: IT TAKES AN ENCOUNTER TO COUNT IN LIFE.
If your voice must be heard in life you need an encounter with the God whose voice thunders. You cannot encounter God and your opinion and advice doesn’t count. When people say ‘don’t mind him..’ it means they don’t have an appeal to the idea or opinion of such person. When you have an encounter, people must mind you. An encounter makes you counted among the best. You become a voice and a commander of attention when you have gotten an encounter with God.
POINT TWO: IT TAKES AN ENCOUNTER TO COUNTER EVIL AGENDA.
Encounter empowers you to counter what you don’t want. It takes an encounter to put the devil where he belongs. Nobody can insult you and go scot-free when you have an encounter. Encounter gives you a share of the authority of the one you encountered carries. You cannot encounter God and remain a weakling.
8 THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO MOSES AFTER ENCOUNTER
RESTORATION OF VISION AND PASSION
Moses’ passion and vision was to help his people but he was rejected and pursued by his own people. Vision remained dormant and the passion to deliver his people died due to the stiff opposition Moses faced while trying to help his people. Immediately he encountered God in the bush, passion and vision were revived and empowered. Lack of vision is not the major problem but the absence of an encounter. The Bible says that by strength shall no man prevail. Moses would not have saved the Israelites by his strength, the first time he tried it he was almost mobbed until he was empowered in the place of encounter. Encounter restores vision and sets you on a pedestal of vision fulfilment. One encounter can bring manifestation to expectation.
CONNECTION FOR DIRECTION
Moses was lost on the pathway of destiny until encounter redirected him to fulfil destiny. Nothing would have brought Moses back to Egypt to carry out his life’s assignment if not encounter. Imagine if he had not returned to Egypt, what would have been the fate of Israelites in Egypt? Encounter gives direction in life. I almost lost it in life when I left ministry and struggled in the medical profession until I encountered God. Like Moses, God brought me back into ministry to be a blessing to lives. Life is confusing and the future remains bleak until an encounter happens. Nothing directs like an encounter with the Almighty.
REALISATION OF POTENTIAL
You don’t know what you have and what you can do until when encounter comes. The rod in the hands of Moses was a mere shepherd’s rod until he encountered God. He was not aware that the same rod can turn into a snake and sallow the gods of Egypt. He wasn’t aware that the same rod can be used to divide the red sea. He wasn’t aware that though he stammered, he could command obedience from the much dreaded king Pharaoh. Encounter brings out the hidden potential in you and empowers you to make use of them.
REVERSAL OF EVIL VERDICT
By Pharaoh’s verdict, Israelites were to surfer all their lives in Egypt. They were to permanently remain and die in captivity. But after Moses’ encounter with God, Pharaoh’s verdict was no longer binding on Israelites. He was empowered to alter evil verdict. It takes encounter to stand up against and cancel evil verdict. Remember that Moses killed an Egyptian boy and was sought for by the authorities but after he encountered God, the ‘most wanted’ and the fleeing Moses faced Pharaoh squarely and overcame him.
ELIMINATION OF STAGNATION
Encounter brings acceleration to life. Moses was stocked up in the bush until encounter moved him from stagnation. He wandered in the bush for long with no advancement. Encounter moves you from the path of retrogression to progression. Destiny is hindered without encounter, the future is paused when encounter is delayed. After today’s encounter every delay in your life and family is broken forever.
ELEVATION IN LIFE
When encounter came, it shifted Moses from leading sheep to leading human beings. Encounter made Moses emerge a leader. By encountering God, he encountered elevation. You can never remain on the same level and status after you have an encounter. You become like who you encounter. After encountering God, Moses was elevated to become a leader, spokesman/defender for Israelites and a god to Pharaoh. When greatness encounters smallness, it turns smallness into greatness. Moses was a mere man until he had the encounter that elevated him to become a god to pharaoh.
IMPARTATION OF POWER
Moses was frail and weak but when encounter came he became bold and strong. The same Moses that ran away from Egypt was the same that returned with boldness and even met face to face with Pharaoh. Ex 2:15 ‘’Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.’’ The same Moses that ran from Pharaoh was powered by encounter to face Pharaoh. Encounter gives you power to face what others dread. When you see a small man challenge a big man, either there is something he knows or thinks he knows that the other man does not know. Since Moses was raised, trained and fed by Pharaoh, it was easy for him to assume Moses was still that weakling but he was wrong because an encounter with God had turned Moses into a power broker. Power impartation comes via encounter. I pray for you, after this encounter whoever confronts you will be crushed to powder.
REALIZATION OF DESTINY
For Moses, destiny did not exist until an encounter happened. His destiny received a boost when he encountered God. He was able to lead the same people that rejected him before the encounter came. When you don’t know how to fulfil destiny, encounter helps you fulfil it. Encounter empowers you to do what you were unable to do before.
KEYS TO HAVING ENCOUNTER
PASSION FOR GOD
Love and passion for God should not be hidden. Your love for God should be unquestionable. Your love for the God you cannot see brings you the wonders your eyes can see.
A HEART FOR PEOPLE
This was one of the virtues of Moses. He had a heart for Israelites to an extent of killing an Egyptian just to defend his tribe’s man. Passion for humanity attracts the attention of divinity. Men of goodwill attract goodwill.
HATRED FOR OPRESSION
Learn to stand up against injustice and oppression. God sees the heart and blesses the life.
PASSION FOR SERVICE
The reason for creation was for us to serve God. When we fail to serve, we fail to fulfil the purpose of creation. Moses would not have had the encounter if he was not in the place of service. Zachariah had his encounter while offering sacrifice in the temple. God awaits His people in the place of service and when you are not there you lose the encounter.
It doesn’t matter how long you have waited for a miracle or how much you have lost in life, one encounter compensates you for your past losses and settles you for the future. By the grace upon my life I decree, you will have that encounter that will cause a shift in your life. Whatever came on Moses and made him overcome Pharaoh, whatever came on Bishop David Oyedepo and made him wealthy, whatever came on me and made me a voice, I command it to come on you and make you fulfil purpose. You are blessed.
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