Apostle Edmonds started with a reminder for the direction of the year 2020. The direction for the year is what should determine your expectations, your efforts, your prayer, your consciousness etc. If that is the case, you are a prophetic believer. A prophetic believer is one who always is conscious of the prophetic direction. So, in 2020, possibilities, perfection & praise is a signpost or instruction for you. Whatever you think, is possible. Now, you should be careful what you think because what you think will be possible this year. If you are thinking of getting married and you know it is not the will of God, it will be possible. Hence be careful what you are thinking. When you go out for driving, you see signs on the road, and government has laws that will help you by providing information like number of meters before you get to a bumpy area, slow down, accidental prone zone or 80 km/hr etc. If you ignore those instructions and you are driving, whatever happens to you, you are responsible.
Similarly, when you do your own thing this year, whatever happens to you, you are responsible. This is the signpost for you this year: Possibilities, Perfection & Praise. Understand that whatever you imagine, whatever you desired, whatever you have been working on, whatever has been failing, they are all wrapped up in this direction. This year it will be done with. For example,If you are working on your marriage, this year you will experience perfection etc. Whatever projects you are on, you are going to experience perfection this year. You can see God’s direction for your life. If you avoid this, whatever you get, you are responsible for it. Whatever you do in this year 2020, be conscious of this prophetic signpost. When He does miracles, you will sing and cry out of joy. What best in this world, you don’t deserve? You deserve the best.
THE LORD'S FACTORY
Coming to the main topic, there are different factories. If you go to a sweet factory, you expect to see the process of making sweets, you are supposed to expect ingredients of sweets and people who are there making the sweets etc. Here, we are talking about is Lord’s Factory. What do you expect to see in the Lord’s factory? The factory of God before sin had no negative thing. Before Adam fell, the factory was full of love, peace, joy etc. After Adam sinned, the factory of God had a lot of things that we need to talk about. Apostle Edmonds said, the very first expectation he had after coming to Christ Jesus was a wrong one. He didn’t know it was wrong one. He thought when he will come to church, he will see perfect people. But he had an opposite experience when he came to church where people were telling lies, had boyfriends and gift friends in church etc. He forgot that satan altered the plan of God and sin came in. When sin came in, the factory of the Lord had so many broken lives.
There is difference in what God’s factory was and what God’s factory is now. The difference is God’s plan that was executed after sin which is restoration. He restored to the place where we were. The beautiful part of the restoration is that a particular part is installment basis. One of the aspects that we are looking at this message is healing broken hearted. Healing broken hearted doesn’t happen in a moment. For to live a healed life, people need to align their mind with the healed status. If you are lying on a bed for five hours and when you get down from the bed, you will not feel normal. If you are lying for one month or a year, how will you be normal? The same way, the human race has been bed-ridden, immobilized by the power of sin after human fell for 2000 years. When Jesus came and said “Rise & walk” we are not able to stand. Bed-ridden means humans became slaves of cruel master. We have relationship only with first Adam our Father. After the sin came in we lost that place that we have with God.
If you have all good people in the church, then it is not a church; it is a fraud place. Any church that claims to have all nice people, better look into that church properly. Because God’s factory has broken down lives like fraud, immorality, divorce, weakness etc. God’s factory works on these people. How God makes things work. They come in with all these mind set and then in the factory, God starts to work on them. When you talk about factories in general, only God’s factory has opposite to its character. All the other factories have only their character. If you go to car factory, you will find cars. If you go to chocolate factory, you will find chocolates. If you come to God’s factory, you will find devils. Devils does not mean satan but God’s children befriending devils. How can we call God’s children as devils? The scripture says by their fruits you will know them. If you bear the fruit of lie, heart break, cheating, gossip etc, who will believe that you are saved? If anyone believes, they are being deceived. So, these people are in queue. Don’t come to conclusion that they are fine. They may look fine but they are not. There are imperfect people. In the delivery, the model will be complete.
If you feel broken or weak, you are in the right place; you are in God’s factory. Every factory improves on their products; otherwise they will become extinct in manufacturing. You are God’s product. You are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works (Ephesians 2v10). In God’s factory He improves you. It depends on your assimilation level and your receptiveness. Some softwares, some hardwares. Sometimes, we behave with our hardware (physical body) somehow and sometimes with our software ie. words, minds etc. So, God wants to improve our hardware as well as our software. He wants us to be standing in the best version of us. The new update of the software is better than the old one because the mistakes are corrected. If the earthly manufacturers update their softwares, then the heavenly first manufacturer, how do you think He wants to update your software? The best!!!
Luke 4v18-19; “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” The first thing you see in the factory of God is people who are poor, slaves, blind, oppressed etc. Apostle Edmonds said he thought when he comes to God’s factory, he will see everybody free. Yes, we are community of free people but the fact is that we got mess around us especially those of us who are resisting the engineering level of God’s factory and thereby resisting God’s instructions. You know God wants to give you newer update but you cling to the older ones. God wants to give a new version of you by virtue of reprogramming of your mind by His word.
Freedom is in God’s factory. It is little scary. In the earthly factory there is CCTV everywhere. In God’s factory also, CCTV is everywhere but if you want to put the tyre first before you put the engine, no problem, you can do it. Whatever you want to do, do because He gave you that will. In the earthly factory you cannot do that way. But in God’s factory He made you incharge to decide whether you want the newer version of yourself or you want to remain with the old version.
So, people are broken sitting next to you, have unresolved doubts and questions, some are not confident about themselves etc. When the word comes to them saying they are healed, they are not able believe because they see the symptoms of sickness in their body. So, they have questions. But you see, you are Jesus project. You don’t mess with Jesus project and don’t allow anybody mess with it. If someone comes and confesses negative things about you and you believe it, you are allowing someone to mess with the project.
Apostle Edmonds said when he came to the church, he expected to see holy people but he saw something but he kept his heart because he did not wanted his heart to travel to the past. And as he kept his heart, he saw in the factory of God ie. in the church, the word of God changing the people. Some people who come, physically they will be well but spiritually they will be amputees. But after a few months, a new version of them comes out and they are able to walk. Now, God wants something better. He wants them to run. So, another process begins in God’s factory teaching them how to run. And when you open your heart, update will happen. Then God will plan for you to fly!!! He will increase your speed. When you say, ‘YES Lord”, like Mary said, your speed starts. When your speed increases, you see that you are flying. He wants to make best of you.
Isaiah 61v1 - 4; “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations”. This is description of God’s factory – rebuilding the old ways, broken cities.
Human beings are the ultimate of God’s creation. So, when human beings are built, it is better than the well built city. God’s factory has the most premium products, which brings lives of men and women into His perfection. You may be in any lane or under any group in God’s factory, don’t feel bad about yourself. God is working on you. How God makes things work – that is the factory of God. So, you repent, change your mind and give your heart to the Lord and allow Him to bring the new model of you. Sometimes when you look into the history, you avoid mistakes in the present and you will make a new history.
The best version of you is just a way from you. Allow God to give the best version of you. Stop managing your version which you think is nice. 1 Cor 1v27; “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty “ In God’s factory, He uses foolish things to do wonderful things. Ensure you don’t leave the factory without completion. When God is done with you, your family can’t avoid looking at you.
In 1 Samuel 22,we read that David was in His mess and it was so terrible that he was chased for what he didn’t do. David’s life was “wanted” and he ran and hid himself in the cave. People who were discouraged, rejected etc went to meet him in the cave. David needed help but people in miserable situation went to meet him. And he became caption of those people. Similarly, we see the life of Joseph who was rejected piece but God made him second-in-command in a foreign land. That is the formula of God’s factory. He always does something out of what has no value. When God is through with you, you will be what God has made you to be.
(Message by Apostle Edmonds, extracted by PR)
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