“Who is in you?” Part 2, by Rev Samuel Mametsa, Sunday Service, the 27th January 2013.

Posted: 27/01/2013 in Uncategorized

Last week, we spoke about the inner person, who is in you? During the week we heard about John 1:42 “42 And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).” NKJV.

Last week muddy people didn’t come to church. If you are a mud person, God can’t build the church on you. He needs the stone.

In 1 John 4:4-7 the bible says greater is the one in you. not you. This means that there is somebody in you. There is somebody great in you.

David says “Praise the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me.” He doesn’t say “Praise the Lord, oh me.” He knows that the body is the least important of all, that the body is always too tired to serve the Lord.

When it is raining the body will say, “Ah, it is raining! I am not going to church” He knew the body, which is why he encouraged the spirit. “Praise the Lord, oh my soul.” He knew that greater is the one in me, not me. The bible says Ps 103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” NKJV.

The problem is God didn’t want you to be the greater one because you would boast but that the one in you must be greater. The one who will reprimand you to go to church, rain or no rain, tired or not tired is the greater one. If you can’t listen to your inner One, then you have a problem. If you offend the Holy Spirit you will not be forgiven. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in you.

Scripture reading:
1 Kings 18:20-33 “Elijah’s Mount Carmel Victory 20 So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said,”How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people,”I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 23 Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. 24 Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.” 25 Now Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.” 26 So they took the bull which was given them, and they prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying, “O Baal, hear us!” But there was no voice; no one answered. Then they leaped about the altar which they had made. 27 And so it was, at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened.” 28 So they cried aloud, and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them. 29 And when midday was past, they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice. But there was no voice; no one answered, no one paid attention. 30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. 31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying,”Israel shall be your name.” 32 Then with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord; and he made a trench around the altar large enough to hold two seahs of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood, and said, “Fill four waterpots with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood.”” NKJV.

1 Kings 18:36-38 “6 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench.” NKJV.

1 Kings 18:39 “39 Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”” NKJV.

Let’s speak about the man, Prophet Elijah, who never wanted to suppress the inner One. It was not Prophet Elijah who was doing all these things. It was the inner One, who was in operation. King Ahab you have killed all the prophets of God and I alone am left but I am not afraid of you. Now you can kill me but call all the prophets of Baal, all the prophets of Asherah and all the children of Israel.”

In this text the bible tells us that Prophet Elijah challenged King Ahab, knowing very well that the inner One in him would operate. Church it is time to let the inner One to work.

“Now Prophet Elijah you are the king, unless you turn around unto the Lord, I want to prove to you that it will not rain. The one in me will stop the rain” and indeed the rain stopped.

He wanted to do, what he wanted to do, in front of all of them, “I am not afraid. There is someone in me, who is greater than the one in the world.” He challenged the king in front of his people, and he challenged all the king’s prophets in front of the nation.

It is time that you don’t do some of the things but allow the One in you to operate and do them.

They all came running: the lying prophets. When they came, he called them by their titles; “You Baal prophets! Stand this side, Asherah prophets that side.”

He says to them, “Choose today, which god you serve. Whether the one in heaven or your gods.” He was tired of the people who went to church during the day but at night were serving Baal.

He wanted to show off the living God, Lord God Almighty. “You have blasphemed my God enough; Today let’s prove which God is alive.”

His spirit was stirred up.

“Set your altar. Because you are many, start, I am just alone. You are eight hundred. Take the bull and put it on the altar and call upon your fire and upon your god.” They said “You are a small boy, you are foolish boy! We can do that even before the sun sets.” They were quick and cut the bull and put it on the altar. They started praying; that day the fire was sleeping. They called, “Baal! Baal! Answer by Fire!” over and over but there was no positive response.

Baal was quite. Prophet Elijah said “Maybe the fire cannot come because of my presence, let me leave.” They called the fire, but the fire was scared, they called on the fire but the fire refused.

They said “Baal cannot hear this ordinary prayer, let’s change and do something else” and they started to cut themselves. “Baal, answer by fire!”

When Prophet Elijah came back, he was surprised “Why is there now blood? We spoke about fire not about blood. No! No! Don’t kill yourself. Maybe Baal is still asleep. Send somebody to wake him up, maybe he is still sleeping.”

Prophet Elijah left them alone again. When he came back they now looked like skeletons about to die. It was because they were cutting themselves and bleeding too much.

There are people who would rather die even when they can see that there is no life. You will see them persisting with the useless things.

Prophet Elijah then came and said “I want you to see my God. I want you to see the One in me” he took the bull, cut it and put it on the altar.

Remember the nation was there, seeing the skeletons bleeding about to kill themselves, “No no, I can see you are dying. I don’t you want you to die! I want you to see the One in me.”

People must see The One in you through you. Through the miracles that He is performing in your life.

Prophet Elijah asked them to pour water on the altar. He did not pour paraffin. Yes, because the One in him is powerful, He (God) is the one who changed the water into paraffin.

After the water was poured Prophet Elijah raised his hands and prayed “God, I know you are powerful, I want you to show this people that you sent me, I want this people to see that you are a powerful God.”

Remember that the skeletons were watching, the nations were watching.

The fire came down, consumed the bull, the water and even the soil.

The God who lives answered by fire and all the people fell on their faces and said “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” They said “We are going to serve the God of Prophet Elijah.” The bible says Prophet Elijah was alone but after the fire, he commanded the people “Arrest these skeletons, then go and kill them.”

He was ordering people who didn’t know him, people who were behind Baal.

There are a lot of people who are blind out there, who are waiting to see your God, they are waiting to see the one who is in you. They are waiting for Him to perform miracles in and through you.

He said to them “Arrest them!” Supposing it was today and we instruct you “Go and arrest that powerful witch and kill him” What would you do?

Even King Ahab realised “Yes, I have made a mess.” The bible says he went back to Mount Carmel and he released the rain. He released the rain and sent somebody “Tell King Ahab to rush and go home for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” The One in him released the power.

The power in you must be released. Start to deal with the state of fear in you. If your God is afraid, the inner one in you is not afraid. Why don’t you allow the inner one to work?

If the bible says the greater One in you, it means that He is great. Don’t compare Him to your weight; what He wants from you is that you allow Him to work. Allow the One in you to work. Don’t allow yourself to speak, allow the One in you to speak. Maybe He is quite in you because you want to speak and you don’t give him the chance to speak.

Today you can see if you want to see. We need to revive the one who is in you.

He wants to work, he is not here to relax, He is here to work, to prove to this world thru you “I am a different person, because there is Christ in me and I know that Jesus Christ says He will build a church on me.

Rom 7:21-25 “1 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God — through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” NKJV.

The wrong things in me, I don’t want to do, but at the end I do them but those I want to do, I don’t do.

The same Paul says I destroyed them, those who force me, to do the wrong instead of the right. That is why David says “Praise the Lord oh my soul”. If he had opened his mouth and said “Praise the Lord my body,” he would have created a problem for himself. The One who is great is the One in us, allow him to work. He will deal with the wrong in us that make us do wrong things.

We know the right that we want to do and we know the right things, some of the things we do purposefully. It is important to search ourselves. The problem is that if you continue to suppress the inner One in you, God will move Him out. Remember King Saul who continuously suppressed the inner One, who allowed the Inner one to be quenched; God took Him away.

God will not continue to allow the One in you to be continuously suppressed. That is why it will be difficult for you to serve God. You won’t even enjoy being in church. For many we just see their bodies inside the church, the inner one is already gone. They can’t even hear the word of God.

Let’s call unto God to be merciful unto us. Maybe the time for the inner one in you is already over, ask God for forgiveness. Maybe you were supposed to have already done some things but you have already failed God. Ask Him to reconcile Him unto you.

Prayer:
God, in the name of Jesus, forgive me, if the spirit in me; is already surprised, it is because of my blindness. Today I can see that I have done wrongs. Forgive me, oh Lord, I want to work, I want the inner me to operate as per your will.

Please oh Lord, forgive me if I have suppressed the spirit that is in me.
Forgive me.

God, in the name of Jesus, thank you for your forgiveness I am going to work. I know that the spirit in me will start to work according to your will.

God, in the name of Jesus, I am not going to die before my time, I am going to work for the Lord. I am going to proclaim the glory of my Lord.

God, in the name of Jesus I proclaim my prosperity for the year 2013. I said before Christmas that 2013 shall be my year. All doors that are closed I declare them opened in Jesus’ name.

God, in the name of Jesus, all my enemies I pray for them, forgive them, forgive all my enemies, even those who are planning negative things for me, I forgive them in Jesus’ name.

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  1. He is de 1 who is in me dan de 1 who is de world.

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  6. rollet leshaba says:

    Im really blessed with the word of god. I have learned that god is powerful and he does wonders. I will serve only him.god bless me.

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