BY HUMPHREY MTANDWA
It took wisdom for Philip to be able to minister to the Ethiopian eunuch. The Spirit of God said to him, “Go near, and join thyself to this chariot”. So, Philip was acting under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit when he approached this man. But he had to use wisdom to have an audience with him by first observing and studying the eunuch, which allowed him to observe that he was reading from the book of Isaiah. With this information, he was able to find a way to engage the eunuch.
Just because it is in God’s will for your life or you are destined to get into a place, that domain can remain closed to you if you don’t have proper training or education. Philip had to acquire information that opened a door for him to gain access into the chariot. A chariot can be interpreted as any industry or space you may desire to occupy (media, government, arts, tech industry, etc). The first place to start is by learning all that you can about that space. Get information and be an informed individual in your industry.
The Ethiopian eunuch understood the power of information also. He understood that though he was an educated man, Philip had information that would allow him to have full revelation of what he was reading. Everything you may need to get to your next level is tied to an individual and the information they possess. The difference between someone who is rich and poor is information. What do you know and how prepared are you to learn new things.
Joseph was given a dream when he was a young boy but his dream only came to pass because he learned to interpret other people’s dreams. We can say Joseph’s dream was housed in Pharaoh’s dream and both their dreams were a fulfilment of God’s dream and desire to preserve his people. So without God’s desire, Pharaoh would not have had a dream. There is always a man who carries the infrastructure that will allow God to fulfil his desires for you. There is always someone who carries keys to all that you desire to achieve in life.
Plasticity is the property of clay that allows it to change shape without rupturing. A human mind also has this property which allows it be formed to become whatever the one who is working it desires. The Bible carries the story of the potter and how Jeremiah saw the potter break the vessel that he was making and made a new vessel. Information can shape an individual into a unique vessel but the person must be willing to be another vessel. It is not for the vessel to choose what it is supposed to be. But it’s the task of the potter to form it and shape it. Being malleable is the ability to allow information or your environment to mould you.
It is a great quality to be teachable. But to be teachable one has to empty themselves and be willing to lose something. If clay has too much water it will not have enough plasticity. The world has principles that we have to master in order to take control of the kingdoms of the world. As believers, if we are not willing to subject ourselves under the king’s eunuchs we may never be able to minister before kings. Daniel being an Israelite learned under a Babylonian system first before he was made a ruler in the land. Education or training gives you audience with the kings, go for it.
God bless you.
- Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.