And a branch shall grow out of its roots – Part 1

Life in His handsI was inspired by this text “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of WISDOMand UNDERSTANDING, the Spirit of COUNSELand MIGHT, the Spirit of KNOWLEDGEand of the FEAR OF THE LORD.” Read Isaiah 11:1-2 (NKJV). The Branch here referring to the Lord, which will be beautiful and glorious. Here, I am thinking of the luscious ever-green, healthy fruit; which gives nourishment to the body.

The Bible tells us, “Ye are complete in Him.” Watch this, there is nothing we lack! God has placed His very essence in us. Think with me for a moment, you have an A5 sheet of paper, and you subsequently tear pieces off of the A5 and distribute it to others. Question, the torn piece from the original or whole A5 paper, does it make it less of a paper or inferior? The short answer is NO. In like manner, God took a piece of Himself and put it in us. And this is why I said, we are of the same class or breed as God. We are not inferior beings to God. We are the “express image of God.” Can you stand to believe this?

Well, you might say, Ricky, look at the world today, even the Church does not seem to know its own identity, the Church seems to be conflicted with itself. Whilst some of the observations are true of us as a people; keep looking, keep your eyes on the Church long enough and you will begin to see the manifested sons and daughters of the Kingdom arise and take her place.

Humanity today is craving for people who will embody and live out Isaiah 11:1-2. Hence scripture says, “It is plain to anyone with eyes to see that at the present time all created life groans in a sort of universal travail. And it is plain, too, that we who have a foretaste of the Spirit are in a state of painful tension, while we wait for that redemption of our bodies which will mean that at last, we have realised our full sonship in him. We were saved by this hope, but in our moments of impatience let us remember that hope always means waiting for something that we haven’t yet got. But if we hope for something we cannot see, then we must settle down to wait for it in patience.” Read Romans 8:22-25. (PHILLIPS).

#You are complete in Him

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