THE EXCELLENT SPIRIT

TOPIC: THE EXCELLENT SPIRIT

Text: Daniel 5:10-15
– Ministering: Apostle Jordan Akada

 

INTRODUCTION: (the excellent spirit) People are not recommended because they work too hard, or because of their talent, but because of their character. There are some responsibilities that will not be given to some people any where including church because of the kind of character traits the possess. It is good that we know that we are living in the world that is growing (physically, spiritually, and scientifically) and we might call it breakthrough.

We are living in a generation both in church and in the world where the standard will not be reduced in other to keep us. A normal person who has a destiny should endeavor to grow up to the standard, not to look for means and medium to bring the standard to his/her level.

Standard here has to do with character. In a society that has a destiny or future nobody would like to reduce the standard so that you can stay. So we have to grow as Christian to meet up with the standard so that we can live a better life.

GODLY CHARACTER:

Excellence: Excellence has to do with a spirit; it is more of a spiritual virtue than ordinary.

(Daniel 5:10-15) – “[Now] the queen, by reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the banquet house: [and] the queen spake and said, O king, live forever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed: There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom [is] the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him;

whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, [I say], thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, [and] soothsayers; Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.

Then was Daniel brought in before the king. [And] the king spake and said unto Daniel, [Art] thou that Daniel, which [art] of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry? I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods [is] in thee, and [that] light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee. And now the wise [men], the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:” (KJV)

There are levels of wisdom (excellent wisdom). The function of the spirit of excellence is Character or virtue. I pray that by the end of this teaching the spirit of excellence shall be imparted to someone’s life in the name of Jesus. There’s something that distinguishes you from other people, makes you unique in your pursuit, in your lifestyle, in your association with people and that is the spirit of excellence.

5 Importance of Godly Character

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Godly Character

1. It enhances restoration and establishment in life and pursuits

(Daniel 4:36) – “At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me” (KJV)

2. It enhances knowledge and understanding.

(Daniel 5:12) – “Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation” (KJV)

3. An excellent spirit enhances interpretation and definition of complicated issues, offers solutions to mysterious problems and answers to uncommon questions.

(Daniel 5:12) – “Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation” (KJV)

4. An excellent spirit produces insight, intelligent and outstanding wisdom. If there’s anything you should cry for not just has a child of God is that God should give you sound insight, intelligent and outstanding wisdom not just common wisdom. So there’s an added advantage to you since you are a child of God that you carry all this attributes of God. The classical nature of operations in every field of life in today’s world does not call for mediocrity.

(Daniel 5:14) – “I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods [is] in thee, and [that] light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee” (KJV),
(Proverbs 17:27) – “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit” (KJV)

He that had knowledge spareth is words. Stop wasting your words. Hear this child of God, most of the time we shout deliverance, deliverance, the truth is that nothing might be really wrong with our spirit but a lot of things are wrong with our mentality.

So it does not matter of how many times you talk to a person with a wrong mentality you are wasting your time. For as a man thinketh in his heart so is he. The devil will fight you best on what you believe but he will not conquer. You can defeat yourself in any situation because of how you think.

Prayer: Oh Lord change our mentality before they mess us up and turn us to animals. This word of God is life; it gives you righteous boldness if you believe in it. When you have an excellent spirit you will dwell among the living. There are many people whom are alive but they dwell among the death.

(Proverbs 21:16) – “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead” (KJV).

5. An excellent spirit attracts preferential treatment.

(Daniel 6:3) – “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm” (KJV)

I pray that from today where ever you find yourself, you shall be preferred above others. Preferential treatment is a function of the kind of spirit that is operational in you, that character traits which is called the character of excellence (he/she knows what to do and he want to do it at his best, to the best of his ability, to the best of his/her wisdom and understanding).

Note this Child of God: what you cannot handle when you are alone, you won’t be able to do it better when someone is there to supervise you. Supervision creates the sense of uncertainty in you, weather you will make a mistake or not, but if you can handle things excellently when there’s nobody to supervise or monitor you, you shall be preferred among others.

Being excellent means to be of a great virtue or worth, eminent, it distinguishes you for what is admirable, valued and adorable.

DISCRETION:
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Discretion- Ability To Determine

Discretion is the ability to know the best course of action for achieving your goals. It is knowledge and understanding with purpose.
Note: There are people who claim to be knowledgeably, claim to have understanding but there are purposeless in life and having all this does not take them to anywhere.

So knowledge and understanding in life become useful because you have a purpose in life and you understand that purpose. Knowledge is to be acquired and applied, understanding is to be acquired and applied in the purpose which God created you for.

This kind of knowledge enables you to make the right choices that will protect you from blonder and their consequences. Most of the things we call mistakes are not really mistakes, rather there are acts of ignorance.

Genesis 41:32 – “And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass” (KJV)

I pray for you that after today’s meeting something shall drop in your spirit and it is called the virtue of discretion and the way you will start doing things people shall begin to say this man/woman has changed, he/she is no more the person we use to know, the way he does things is quite different from the way we use to know him, in the name of Jesus.

6 THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCRETION:
  1. Discretion sets you above your equals even in a strange land.

2. Discretion gives your word power and authority keeping you in control of everything.

(Genesis 41:40) – “Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou” (KJV).

It is not enough to speak in tongues, thank you for the Bible but let this Bible plant in us discretion in the Name of Jesus. Note this: there’s no wrong mathematical formula like a woman to marry a man who is not discrete.

3. Absence of discretion makes a beautiful woman tasteless (no moral sensibility) our beauty will be put to wrong use if there’s no discretion.

(Proverbs 11:22) – “[As] a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion” (KJV),

So discretion as a woman gives you taste that makes your husband to enjoy you.
4. Discretion makes you to be sort for.

(Genesis 41:31) – “And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it [shall be] very grievous” (KJV)

5. Discretion is a supernatural tool for kingdom services and successful home management.

(Titus 2:5) – “[To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (KJV).

6. Discretion helps you to conduct yourself wisely so that the gospel is not discredited.

(Titus 2:5) – “[To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (KJV).

PRAYERS:
1. Father in the name of Jesus I receive an excellent spirit into my soul, into my spirit, into my body.

2. Father in the name of Jesus I receive the spirit of discretion into my soul, into my spirit, into my body.

3. From today they shall be an outstanding change in the way I think, the way I reason, the way I work, the way I talk, the way I act and in everything I do. Let excellence be made manifest, let discretion be seen practically in the name of Jesus that the gospel might not be blasphemed because of me.

4. Set me up on high above my equal with an excellent spirit, let those who have rejected me begin to look for me because there’s a manifestation of excellence and discretion in my life Amen.

5. The excellent spirit shall locate me in Jesus name Amen.

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