According to the book of Hebrews 11, the men and women of eternal and transgenerational substance, were called "Heroes of Faith" - and that clearly shows their secret: For none of them ever became great on the platter of Academic Strength or Family background or Human connections. And really, most of them did not enjoy popular votes from people around them; however, their names are firmly imprinted on the sand of times.
Truly, life is useless without impact, and any man or woman, who only succeeded in living for himself or herself, had failed completely in life: For true essence of life is transgenerational impact.
In this series, we shall be looking at this stream of transgenerational impact - its source, its strength and its essence. Really, this stream of transgenerational impact is nothing short of exploit - it is great works that stands the test of time!
At this point, we shall be looking (by the Spirit of the LORD) into the source and the purpose of exploits. According to the book of Daniel 11:32, the Scriptures stated that "...the people who know their God shall be strong, and they shall carry out great exploits." Actually, exploits can be carried out by any body through any means; but lasting and real (great) exploits can only be carried out by the people who know the LORD God as the true source of it. Hence, every man must not be satisfied with a mere desire for exploits, but all men must seek the exploit, which only God can produce through any man.
To some, great exploits is about becoming the richest in their land, to some too, great exploits is about getting married tot he best man or woman on the earth and blessed with many children. But still, some believe that great exploits is about them leading their company or industry or even their state or country. And further still, some believe that great exploits is about becoming a world renown scholar and author of countless books; while some believe that until they become among the top 50 influential men or women in the world, they can not accept that they have carried out great exploits.
But the truth is, your personal definition of great exploits is not the only thing on becoming your heart desire; rather, your understanding of the true source and the hidden purpose of great exploits. The LORD God is the Maker of all things (including men); He is the Owner of all; He is the Source of all and He is the Sustainer of all.
According to the book of Hebrews 1:3, ...He sustains or upholds all things by the word of His power. And in the same Hebrews 11:3, the Scriptures says that the worlds were framed by the word of God. Thus, God is the beginner of the world (as an idea or a concept); and the Maker of all. thatis, the first known great exploits were carried out by God through His word. Hence, every other great exploits must be carried out by God through His word; (i.e. no matter how or where) great exploits in the heaven and on the earth can only be done by God through the instrumentality of His word in things or people. And that reveals why every invention or creation by man, which we call great exploits began with a word or an idea. That. is, God is actually the One in charge of great exploits, but He uses men in accomplishing His works, by sending His word to them.
The great secret of exploits is that they are the works of God: For God, being the greatest One, only does great things. And being Spirit, He executes the counsel of His will through His earthen or heavenly vessels, by sending His word to them.
But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
Surely, we know that our God is in heaven, and He does whatever He pleases - He carries out great works in heaven and on the earth; but the question is, how does He do His will? How does He carry out His great exploits? And why does He do whatever He pleases?
To answer the questions of how and why, we must go back to the Scriptures; and from the Scriptures, we know that God executes His will - He carries out His great exploits through His vessels - servants; and He does it through them by sending His word to them.
Declaring the end from the beginning,And from ancient times things that are not yet done,Saying,'My counsel shall stand,And I will do all My pleasure,' Calling a bird of prey from the east, THE MAN who executes My counsel, from a far country.Indeed I have spoken it;I will also bring it to pass.I have purposed it;I will also do it.
God is the Originator, Master-Builder and the Master-Minder of all things - really, all things, whether they are thrones, dominions, principalities or powers, visible or invisible were created and established (sustained) by Him. And truly, all things around us, whether they are institutions, governments, organizations, systems and people; are sustained or held by Him - For at His word they remain, and at His Word, they can be removed. (Colossians 1:16)
However, god usually does these (great) works through His servants (whether they are spirits or bodies)
"Thus says the Lord to His anointed,To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held — To subdue nations before himAnd loose the armor of kings,To open before him the double doors,So that the gates will not be shut: 'I will go before youAnd make the crooked places straight;I will break in pieces the gates of bronzeAnd cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darknessAnd hidden riches of secret places,That you may know that I, the Lord,Who call you by your name,Am the God of Israel. For Jacob My servant's sake,And Israel My elect,I have even called you by your name;I have named you, though you have not known Me."
The Scriptures above shows us all we need to know about great exploits - that God is the source and the secret of great exploits; and He does it through His servants by sending His word to them. And lastly, God does all these for two reasons:
- For His glory;
- For His servant's good.
Thus, carrying out great exploits is never meant for any man's glory; but every man's good. Hence, God does whatever He please through His servants, by sending His word to them for His glory. If you could read that same Isaiah 45:5-7; then, you will see clearly that whenever God sends His word to any of His numerous servants, it is ultimately for the good of such servant and for the glory of the LORD.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven
Clearly, your great exploits on the earth, in whatever endeavour or occupation or calling is for your good; and for the glory of your Father (your secret, your source and your sustainer) in heaven.