Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Timothy 2:5 (KJV); And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
There are people in this world who strive for mastery and are consequently crowned.
Striving here is not the struggle to attain something. It is the pursuit of excellence and distinction that is the call for every child of God.
For example, God does not merely want you to be a teacher; He wants you to master at teaching. God does not want you to be merely a prophet; He wants you to be a master at prophecy. God doesn’t want you to merely be a businessman; He wants you to be a master in business.
What is this crown?
This crown is the circumference of your influence in the spirit.
In the dispensation of the grace of God and the understanding that we have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3), we live as men that have already been crowned.
God has already expanded the sphere of your influence in the spirit.
As you are already crowned, you do not strive by law, that is, your increase does not come by the things you labour to do in your own power.
Your multiplication is a grace issue and a result of yielding to God’s power at work in you.
Child of God, you are already crowned and as such, only strive in the liberties of the spirit. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 75:6, 1 Corinthians 9:25
As you are already crowned, you do not strive by law, that is, your increase does not come by the things you labour to do in your own power. Your multiplication is a grace issue and a result of yielding to God’s power at work in you.
PRAYER: Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for this wisdom. I thank you because I strive as one that is already crowned. The influence of your Spirit upon my life increases every day, my tents are enlarged daily. I am taking territories to the glory of your name. Amen.