May Heaven’s Spotlight Be Focussed On You, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
The Sun is a very vital source of power in our Solar System. That is why the Earth rotates on its axis for every part to have a feel of the Sun’s rays daily and also revolves around the Sun yearly to have a seasonal effect of it.
If the Sun withdrew its light, many things will go wrong on the Earth. For example, there will be gross darkness, it will be very cold, the plants will not grow, the herbivores will not have grass to eat, the carnivores will be short of herbivores to feed, and mankind will struggle to get food and certain vitamins.
Just like the Sun is to the Earth in physical terms, the attention of God is what makes everything to go according to plan and order on the Earth. If God should withdraw His focus from the Earth, creation will be doomed (Deut. 31:17-18, Job 13:24).
Deuteronomy 31:17-18 – Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
Even though God is omnipresent i.e. His Spirit is everywhere, He can however give His full attention to particular situations in a definite time and season as He wants (Psalm 44:1-3).
Psalms 44:1-3 – To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. We have heard with our ears, O God,
our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
Due to the supernatural power associated to His countenance, God had to instruct Moses and Aaron to specially pray for it upon His people, so that they could enjoy it’s benefits (Num. 6:24-26).
Numbers 6:24-26 – The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
The bible makes us to know that the eyes of God moves constantly over the Earth to seek those He can focus upon (2 Chro. 16:9a). Whenever He finds a candidate, the transformation is usually amazing.
2 Chronicles 16:9a – For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
It was the spotlight of God that transformed Saul of Tarsus to Apostle Paul (Acts 9:1-22). The light from heaven shone on him, Jesus had little conversation with him that changed his life completely.
The beam was so powerful that he initially became blind, was not able to eat and drink for three days. After which God’s work of perfection was revealed in him. He stood up in the Synagogue and declared the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
– May you come under the spotlight of God. May the beam of God transform you to what and who you should really be.
The heart of Saul was right, he was jealous for God, but he was ignorant and insensitive to the move of the Holy Spirit. That spotlight from heaven woke him up.
– If you have been going the wrong way because of ignorance, may the beam of God wake you up now.
May your real destiny come to light.
May God move you from unfavourable situation to favourable one in Jesus name.
In about 41AD, Herod Agrippa became the king of Israel and Samaria. He was a defender of Judaism. He dealt with the Early Church brutally. He beheaded James, the brother of John and then sought to kill Peter.
However, the night before the day that Peter would have been killed, the beam of heaven located him in prison and organised his supernatural release (Acts 12:1-17). He was surprised! The Church was shocked! His captors were astonished!
– You appear to be caged. The beam from heaven will release you now.
– You have given up on something. Your attitude is ‘whatever will be will be’. The beam of heaven will make your hope to come alive.
– You have been made to ‘sit’ where you didn’t want to. You shall arise today.
– Certain powers have tied your hands, so that you can’t use them. The beam of heaven shall burn the chains in Jesus name.
– You have been manhandled and ruffled by circumstances and/or persons. God says He will clean you up nicely and re-decorate you.
– To someone, God says, “I will make you forget yesterday”.
– To another fellow, God says, “I will make the life you live superior to your dreams”.
– And to another, He says, “I will make you into wonder so that people will argue that it’s not you when they see or hear you next”.
– Every opposition against you shall be as dead men.
Mordecai and Esther were refugees in Persia. Unknown to them, the spotlight of heaven had been turned on them to become distinguished lady and gentleman in the land of their sojourn.
One night, because of the intensity of the beam from heaven, the king could not sleep. Music was played for him, it didn’t help. The night was like daybreak to him. Finally he asked for the Book of Remembrance to be read to him. Not long afterwards, the life of Mordecai took a great turn around. He became the actual ruler of the land, with the king acting as a figure head! (Esther 6:1-10).
You may not have a godfather, godmother or helper. All you need is the spotlight of heaven to shine on you. It will supernaturally distinguish you.
– May the beam of heaven bring your good deeds to remembrance.
– May the spotlight from heaven bring out the beauty in you.
So heaven’s spotlight can cause a dramatic change to a destiny like that of Saul of Tarsus.
It can bring about amazing deliverance like that of Peter.
It can bring shocking elevation in life like that of Mordecai and Esther.
If you desire any of these, may heaven spotlight locate you in Jesus name.
The spotlight of God can be positive and negative. For Sodom it was a negative consequence. To receive positive effect, one must belong to Him first. If you want God to treat you special, you need to become one of His.
For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
1. Father, let your presence always go with me.
2. Father, let your spotlight distinguish me from the world around me.
3. Father, remove whatever that is casting shadow upon your beam for my life.