Divine Visitation

Divine Visitation

14th Jun 2020     |     Malayalam

Divine Visitation

Sunday sermon by Pastor Rajesh Mathew on 14 June 2020

Job 10:12- Thou hast granted me life and favour and thy visitation has preserved my spirit.

  • Even in this morning all we need is the presence of Jesus coming into our homes and upon our lives. You may not have a single rupee in your bank account, no rice in your barn, but if you have the presence of Jesus in your home, your family is the most blessed.
  • In Capernaum, there was praise of Jesus raising.
  • May your neighbours know that there is Jesus in your home. The greatest fortune is to have Jesus by your side.
  • Is Jesus visiting you? Are you meeting Him?

Thy visitation has preserved my spirit.

Luke 7:16- Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”

  • God has visited His people. If miracles have to happen then Jesus should show up. If Jesus is in your home, bondages will break, diseases will leave.
  • This morning is the morning of Jesus touching you. Welcome Jesus!

Ruth 1:6- 6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had visited[a] His people by giving them bread.

  • God visited His children.
  • Whatever you need in your home will be released when God visits your house. Sitting in Moab, they heard that God visited His children and provided bread for them.
  • The Holy Spirit is saying, “He wants to visit you”. During lockdown, open the doors to the Presence of the Holy Spirit and of Jesus.

If God has visited you, then all your needs will be met, miracles will be unfurled.

Exodus 3:3-5- 3 And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 4 On this day you are going out, in the month Abib. 5 And it shall be, when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.

  • When God visited, the bondages were broken. Their difficulties turned to be a journey into the land flowing with milk and honey. This should become a supernatural revelation in your life.

Speak in faith and boldness, “My difficulties will end”.

  • Don’t always keep speaking lack saying I don’t have this, or this is not OK or I don’t have that! Declare the supernatural.
  • Disease is broken, difficulties will leave and bondages will break. The lack will leave and abundance will come.
  • Anecdote: A beggar asked for money, saying he has nothing, not even enough to eat. The person heard the beggar and asked if he had change for Rs. 500. The beggar responded saying yes, he had the change. The person then, told the beggar to go and buy himself a cup of tea with that change!
  • Some people, no matter what they have, will only say that they don’t have this or don’t have that!
  • Don’t you have even a little grace? Is there not even little oil, little joy and little love?
  • When you long for a divine visitation from the Lord, He will increase the little. He will turn it into 12 basketfuls. He will supernaturally provide.

Luke 1:67-75-79- 67 Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high [b]has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

1) When God visits you, Your tongue will be loosed

  • Here Zacharias begins to speak.
  • Certain graces and gifting that are placed inside of you will show forth. Your mouth was shut. But in these days as you sit in God’s presence, God will break off the bonds from your tongue. You will sing songs again, once gain begin to preach, you will prophesy.

The bondages that are hindering your spiritual progress will be broken off. He is freeing you!

  • Your tongue will be loosed. You will glorify God through your words. To praise Him, to worship Him! May the Lord do a work inside of you.

2) Lost opportunities will be restored

  • God gave another chance to Zacharias. He is restoring you! There was an opportunity to say amen, or say something good. But it was lost.

God is offering you another opportunity to minister forth.

  • Zacharias had a calling. He was a high priest. His very garment was about 13 crores worth. It was so significant. The anointing for ministry is very valuable and costly, not ordinary. You need to recognise that it is valuable. It is upon such people that the Lord will release His blessing
  • Jesus, when He came near the tomb of Lazarus, Martha and Mary came running to Him and said that it is too late.

But when God visits or shows up, it is never too late, nothing is too lost.

  • We have many regrets---I should have married earlier, should have had children earlier, I should have tried business earlier.
  • But this is a season of new beginnings! Let the power of resurrection come upon you again.

The Holy Spirit is saying that there are some of you who have been saying that it has been too late. I have become too lost. Who will save me? It is never too late, you are never too lost. In the Holy Spirit, there are possibilities.

  • If you roll away that stone, there is hope. The sin and the decay will leave. Some people who are bound and shut, the Lord will once again cause you experience certain blessings. It is a season of new beginnings.

3) Serious matters are made simple

  • The people said that Jairus’s daughter was dead. But Jesus said, she is only sleeping. When Jesus visits your, the serious issues become simple matters.
  • The matters that instil fear in you will become small. Big debts that the devil makes you feel intimidated about, will be as a simple matter.

Don’t forget who God is.

  • One night Joseph was in the prison and the next night he was sleeping in the palace. Within 24 hours there was a change! In a matter one night, God brought about change. One night, one visit from the Lord will change everything!
  • The Lord will change situations of death. He is faithful to remove difficult circumstances in your life. Supernaturally something is going to happen to me!

Things will become EASY!

  • He stepped in and the dead daughter was only declared to be sleeping. Similarly, the Lord will touch those situations in your life that seem impossible and change them.

Corona is not a big problem for God. There are some of you burdened that you have family members who have been affected by it. Don’t worry, continue to pray and worship and the Lord will heal them. It is not a big problem.

  • God is visiting you. He visited an entire nation in one night. All the children of God will be touched.

The Lord will visit our country. 1906, saw the Azusa street revival. In 1905, Rama Bai in Pune received the Fire of the Holy Spirit. Even before the Azusa street revival, a daughter of India received the fire of God. India is dear to Jesus. I believe that there will be a mighty visitation of God in our country. Declare that Jesus will touch our city, our state, our land and our nation!

  • Let there be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our city, on our nation.
  • Jesus visited blind Bartimaeus and he received his sight. Just one visitation from the Lord and he was no longer blind.
  • The Holy Spirit gave pastor a Word

Revelation 3:18-19- 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.[a] Therefore be [b]zealous and repent.

The anointing to see!

Anecdote: One Man of God mentioned that the Lord visited him at the age of 36 years through one WORD and he was able to see it! For 40 years, God preserved His life. He hasn’t suffered even a common cold. He isn’t even scared. He saw the Word!

You can her a lot of scripture but if the Holy Spirit shows you a Word, it will burn inside of you. You can doubt what you hear but you can’t doubt what you see.

John 4:48- 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”

  • Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.
  • The Holy Spirit says, that within this divine visitation, God will open your eyes to see. Jesus is going to be more real to you than anything else. Some things should be seen.
  • You may listen 1000 or 2000 messages but if this word enters inside of you and works inside of you, it will do something in your life.

Ephesians 1:21- 21 far above all principality[a] and [b]power and [c]might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Far above every other principality. You have been seated in Christ FAR ABOVE

Genesis 13:13-14 - But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord. And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward;

  • God tells Abraham, lift up your eyes and whatever you SEE you will get it.

Healing needs to be seen first before you experience it. See first!

Jeremiah 1:12- 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [a]ready to perform My word.”

  • I will hasten my Word to perform it.

What you see is what will be speedened up in your life.

The Holy Spirit says that your life will not be a slow motion life.

  • In a 20 miles race, Prophet Elijah ran ahead. If you see it, things will speeden up. Let certain truths in His Word be seen by you. See the authority you have in Christ.
  • Lord, open my eyes so that I can see. Know the time of visitation from the Lord.
  • Just like a mother hen gather her chicks. This morning enjoy His love. Be enveloped by his lover. He is not trying to push you away. The Holy Spirit wants to build you, embrace you, care for you, to build your family. See it this morning.

A Man of God said this- I have been married by 38 years. One thing I understood from God’s word that He will give me a peaceful dwelling place and in all these years, we have never once had an argument or a fight at home! • It is possible. We saw this in the Word.

Exodus 2:1-4- And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

  • Siblings that are watching out for each other. This shall be so over you children.

Hebrew 12:1-2- Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  • Jesus saw this.
  • The current corona is challenging but you need to see what God has kept beyond this.

Genesis 18:9-14- 9 Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” So he said, “Here, in the tent.” 10 And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.) 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and [a]Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” 13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah

laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” • The Lord will give you a child this time next year in the midst of your impossibilities.

  • If you are waiting to be blessed by a child, see your blessing.
  • He always sends a Word. That is what you need to hold on to. If God is sending you Word that he will visit you. It has the potential to give you an encounter with the Living God.
  • Your barrenness will leave. The Lord will change you into a fruitful person.

4) When God visit you, he will give you Victory, success

What is victory? In the Bible it is discerning the purpose of God for your life and doing it.

  • If you are called to plant kappa, don’t plat rubber.
  • Even if you get great returns by planting rubber, if God has called you to be a kappa planter, only in that will you find peace. If you called to a prophet, don’t be a pastor. If you are called to support Moses, don’t try to become the leader.
  • Try and understand why God has called you and fulfil that. That is what is victory. Visitations will help you understand that.
  • Certain struggles and challenges that are coming against you will be removed in the midst of His visitation.

5) When God visits you, there is increase

2 Chronicles 1:6-14- And Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the Lord, which was at the tabernacle of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it. 7 On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask! What shall I give you?” 8 And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place. 9 Now, O Lord God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?” 11 Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life— but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.” 13 So Solomon came to Jerusalem from [a]the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tabernacle of meeting, and reigned over Israel. 14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; he had one thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

  • As plenteous as stones. Gold and silver like stones. Almost like heaven!
  • When God visits you, there is an increase. Even in the time of famine, He will give abundance.
  • If you praise and worship, the atmosphere changes. If you obey, the atmosphere changes. If you walk in holiness, the atmosphere will change. Let miracles and supernatural blessings flow. He is a Holy God
  • Open you heart, surrender, submit and be humble yourself before Him, the Lord’s Presence will come upon you.

6) When God visits you, there is consecration

  • Through the anointing of the Holy Spirit there is a consecration.
  • Say- I want your tangible presence. I want a visitation from you. I welcome you Holy Ghost.
  • His presence is coming down upon some people like rain.

The Greek word for the anointing is CHRIO and it means to put oil on your hands and to turn it downward and to rub it on someone. That means, when the Presence of the Lord comes, it mean the Lord is putting his Hand upon you. That person is then consecrated unto God. He is putting oil and rubbing it o to you.

A rubbing effect on someone. He is going to saturate you. His presence like CHRIO. God visiting you through the Holy Spirit. It is a Hands ON experience. It is REAL!

The Hand of God coming upon you, will there be no breakthrough??!

How will God visit you?

  • In the Old Testament, two anointed men were sent to the city of Jericho. A prostitute called Rahab opened her home for them.
  • Hebrews 12 talks about the faith of Rahab. How she kept the Servants of God at peace in her home. She could be killed for it. But she kept the servants of God. She saw it as a visitation of God. She had the faith that even the Israelites did not have!

God visits through His WORD, through His HOLY SPIRIT and through HIS servants

John 1:12- 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

  • If you receive the least, you have received me.
  • Mathew 10:41 says if you give a glass of water to a prophet, you will receive the reward of the prophet. What is the reward of the prophet? It is the fulfilment of the prophecy given to the Prophet. You will see the fulfilment of all that has been spoken to you!
  • If you receive a righteous man for my Name’s Sake, you will receive that blessing.
  • James 5 says the prayer of the righteous avails much.
  • Have you done anything for righteous? Did your recognise those that the Lord sent into your life?
  • Disciple- means discipline—that is a reward of a disciple.

Rahab’s life changes from being a prostitute into coming into a good marriage and getting into the genealogy of Jesus Christ.

She was a holy girl. She recognised that they were people of God and that this was an opportunity to change her own life. She believed that she will not need to walk in prostitution all her life.

The future of your children will depend upon how you receive the Anointed of God.