13. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T GO BACK THERE · Categories: Freedom, Healing, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Relationship, Restoration, Revelation
Then they came to Bethsaida; and some people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged Him to touch him. Taking the blind man by the hand, He led him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” And he looked up and said, “I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking around.” Then again Jesus laid His hands on his eyes; and the man stared intently and [his sight] was [completely] restored, and he began to see everything clearly. And He sent him to his home, saying, “DO NOT EVEN ENTER THE VILLAGE.” (Mark 8:22‭-‬26 AMP)
 
DO NOT EVEN ENTER THE VILLAGE…
 
Beloved, in our feature text, we see that before Jesus could heal this blind man, He first had to take him by the hand and lead him out of the village and after Jesus restored him, Jesus gave him strict instructions… DO NOT EVEN ENTER THE VILLAGE…
 
So, the question is why did Jesus say so? It’s probably because there are some toxic environments that are detrimental to you.
 
I was meditating on this Scripture and thinking about the fact there are some environments that the Lord would deliver you from and all you need to do is think of the process of that deliverance for you to know not to go near that environment anymore. The deliverance wasn’t a one time thing. Jesus had to revisit the case several times. This man needed several touches and the process was a messy one; spitting on his eyes and all that… you get the picture!
 
Beloved, when you go through such a process, you know to disassociate yourself from that environment. You know to keep your distance; “I love you with the love of Jesus but I have only just got my sight back and it costs me. So, I don’t want nothing from you. I don’t need to come back and defend my reputation. Say whatever you want to say about me. Think whatever you want to think of me. If I have done anything to offend you, I apologise from the bottom of my heart and I ask that you please forgive me but from now on, you do you while I do me. God bless you.
 
Beloved, unfortunately, Bethsaida was a “woe to you” environment. Jesus said… “Woe (judgment is coming) to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented and changed their minds long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes [to show deep regret for sin]. However, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you (Luke 10:13‭-‬14 AMP). And while we may never understand why Jesus would tell us to stay clear of certain environment, all we need to think of is our ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture and know that… It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1 NIV).
 
SELAH!
 
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09. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE ADAMANT ABOUT YOUR WAYS · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9 AMP).

Beloved, recently I was listening to someone say that when it comes to God, we should not be adamant about our own way ‎or we might just get it our way.

Hmmm… to be adamant means to put yourself in a position where you refuse to be persuaded or to change your mind about what you want. However, when your mind is set on having it your own way, you could be short-changing yourself because the Lord has made it clear to us in our feature text that His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways His ways. His thoughts and ways are higher than ours. The Message translation put it this way… “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.

This means that when you present the Lord with something you have been desiring; something you think is really good but then He turns around and says ‘NO’ that’s not it, you should be able to trust Him and let it go. However, if you are adamant and keep insisting that you want to have it your way, He may just let you have it your way but you would soon find out that you have short-changed yourself or downgraded.

Beloved, it takes a spiritually mature mind to know and accept that when God says ‘NO’ to something that you feel is that good and have rated very high in your own eyes, rather than sulk, you ought to rejoice because when God says ‘NO’ to something, it simply means ‎He has something better in stock for you.

The Bible says… Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all… (Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG)

The Amplified Bible says… Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes…

Being adamant about your own way may be the obstacle that is blocking your way or should I say blocking God’s way. However, our prayer should always be… ‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10 AMP)

Beloved, that’s when you begin to experience the best of God. DON’T BE ADAMANT ABOUT YOUR WAYS.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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08. September 2017 · Comments Off on PRAYING AGAINST STRONG ARGUMENTS OPPOSING THE LORD’S WILL CONCERNING YOU · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Mind, Obedience, Prayer, Repentance, Thoughts, Understanding

But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still in my country? That is why I ran to Tarshish, because I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and great in lovingkindness, and [when sinners turn to You] You revoke the [sentence of] disaster [against them]. Therefore now, O Lord, just take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” ‎(Jonah 4:1‭-‬3 AMP)

Beloved, during one of our prayer sessions yesterday, we were led to our feature text. Here, Jonah is seen to have had this conversation with the Lord where he gave the Lord all his reasons why he didn’t want to go and minister to the people the Lord sent him to. “Why on earth are You interested in them? Can’t You see that they deserve to stay the way they are? Why do you want to extend your grace, compassion, and loving kindness to them?”

So, rather than go to the place the Lord sent him, he went in the opposite direction. The Bible says… But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord… (Jonah 1:3 NLT).

Beloved, you would be surprised to know that there are people whom the Lord has assigned to minister to you in one form or the other but instead of obeying the Lord, like Jonah, they’ve argued or are still arguing with Him; “Lord, why do you want me to go and minister to that person? Can’t You see they don’t deserve it? Lord, why would You send me to go and bless that person, can’t You see that they don’t need it?”

These are some of the arguments they are having with the Lord and so, they have either gone or are deciding to go in a different direction. However, it’s all because of their limited perspective. The devil is also responsible for providing them with a list of excuses because he definitely doesn’t want you to receive what’s coming to you and that’s why we must not be ignorant… We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle… We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NLT).

Beloved, we were also led to pray to enforce the Lord’s will which is our model prayer… Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10 AMP).

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…

Everyone opposing the Lord’s will has to give up and give in and so be it. SHALOM!

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02. September 2017 · Comments Off on GOD IS NOT UNJUST · Categories: Jesus Christ, Obedience, Perseverance, Promise, Sacrifice

FOR GOD IS NOT UNJUST. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do (Hebrews 6: 10 NLT).

Beloved, only yesterday, someone told me that they won a HUGE sum of money and I was almost tempted to say, Lord, WHAT ABOUT ME? I’ve been labouring and praying and fasting for a sudden supernatural supply. However, I remembered the message of yesterday titled ‘WHAT ABOUT ME?’ and couldn’t help but think God You are so funny. You sure prepared me for this one.

Beloved, have you ever felt God was unfair? You’ve been waiting on His promises. You’ve been faithful and have done everything He asked you to do but nothing and it just seems like He bypasses you. So, now you are like… well… whatever… Your heart has become sick (Proverbs 13:12). Is that you? Please don’t let your spirit be down. Keep doing what you know to do. God’s promise still stands. Our feature text lets us know GOD IS NOT UNJUST. The Chapter goes on to talk about God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in His own name, saying: “I will certainly bless you….” (Hebrews 6: 13-14 NLT)

Can you imagine God saying: “I swear by My Almighty self that…”?

Beloved, God’s word is enough to assure us that He will fulfil His promises and we are meant to take Him by His word. But then, He takes it a step further… God also bound Himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be PERFECTLY SURE THAT HE WOULD NEVER CHANGE HIS MIND. So God has given both HIS PROMISE AND HIS OATH. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a STRONG AND TRUSTWORTHY ANCHOR for our souls… (Hebrews 6:17-19 NLT)

Isn’t that reassuring? However, I must stress that our continued OBEDIENCE and SACRIFICE is important. God swore to Abraham after Abraham obeyed His command to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. We must be willing to and keep doing what God tells us to do regardless of how hard it may seem. The other thing is to be PATIENT… Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised (Hebrews 6:15).

Beloved, an anchor is a strong device that is used to connect a boat to the bed of a body of water to prevent it from drifting or moving due to wind or current. This is to say that you should hang on firmly to what God has promised. He will fulfil it… For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20 AMP). Can I hear an amen?

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23. August 2017 · Comments Off on GIVING YOUR HEART · Categories: Decision making, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Relationship, Sacrifice, Worship

Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship (Romans 12:1 AMP).

Beloved, hopefully, you are familiar with the popular worship song titled “All Heaven Declares” where the lyrics of the chorus says… Forever You will be the Lamb upon the throne. I GLADLY BOW MY KNEES and I worship You alone…

I GLADLY BOW MY KNEES…

Well, some say ‘THE KNEE’ but the million-dollar question is: what about your heart? I remember someone saying you can be on your knees in worship… you can even lie flat on your stomach in worship while your heart is standing tall. How? Let’s take a look at two examples in the Bible…

We know of King Saul who disobeyed God but still had a thanksgiving service at church to thank the Lord for what He had done. He said… my troops BROUGHT IN THE BEST of the sheep, goats, cattle, and plunder to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” But Samuel replied, “WHAT IS MORE PLEASING TO THE LORD: YOUR BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES OR YOUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS VOICE? Listen! OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE, and SUBMISSION IS BETTER THAN OFFERING the fat of rams (1 Samuel 15:21-22 NLT).

On the other hand, we have Abraham. The Lord said… Abraham, go on… sacrifice your son to Me and please make no mistakes about it; I mean… Isaac, whom you love so much (Genesis 22:2 NLT).

OK, Sir… I’ll do as You say. Abraham referred to it as worship. He told his servants… “The boy and I will travel a little farther. WE WILL WORSHIP THERE, and then we will come right back.” (Genesis 22:5 NLT)

Beloved, the Lord was not for one bit interested in him sacrificing Isaac but He allowed Abraham go through the whole ceremony to see what was in his heart… Abraham built an altar… tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar… Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!… Don’t lay a hand on the boy!… “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.” (Genesis 22:9-12 NLT)

Beloved, the Lord is not interested in what’s in our hands or our outward display of worship but what’s in our heart. OBEDIENCE… SUBMISSION… these are the things the Lord looks at when we come to Him in worship. Abraham gave his heart to the Lord. Are you struggling in the area of obedience? Are you giving your heart?

Remember… and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’ (Mark 12:30 AMP)

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08. August 2017 · Comments Off on YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS IN YOUR DOING · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience

The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told Him, “They have no more wine.” “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” But His mother told the servants, “DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.” (John 2:3-5 NLT)

DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU…

Beloved, do you know that most time many of us get stuck right here? Most times, we get caught up in receiving a word from the Lord. We see a man or woman of God and the first thing we want to know is… have you got a word for me? We get in to the word of God hoping that the Lord would speak to us about that situation and He does. We go from one programme to the other expecting the same thing but then, what do we do with the word? Many times, the word we receive comes with instructions and it’s in the doing (not just the receiving) of those instructions that things begin to change.

Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, He said, “NOW DIP SOME OUT, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed His instructions. When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over (John 2:7-9 NLT).

NOW DIP SOME OUT…

Had the water turned into wine at this point? I don’t think so. I can imagine what would have happened if the servants were waiting for Jesus to turn the water into wine first before filling the jars. We are told that… standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons (John 2:6 NLT).‎

Do the maths? Don’t you think it took some effort to fill these ‎jar? And then the servants didn’t even ask who this guy, Jesus was. “You are not our master? You are just a guest”. This was the first miracle Jesus performed. He wasn’t famous yet. But then, they obeyed. They didn’t argue. They simply followed His instructions and it was in the doing that the water became wine.

Beloved, ‎your breakthrough is in what the Lord tells you to do‎. You may think that you are waiting on Him to act but He might just be waiting on you to follow His instructions. If you had started filling the jars when He first told you to, perhaps by now, you would have been done. So, why not begin to obey His instruction regardless of how ridiculous it may sound? Remember… God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful (1 Corinthians 1:27 NLT).

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04. August 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE DISCOURAGED BY PEOPLE · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Promise, Relationship

…“Why do you want to discourage the rest of the people of Israel from going across to the land the Lord has given them? Your ancestors did the same thing… After they went up to the valley of Eshcol and explored the land, they discouraged the people of Israel from entering the land the Lord was giving them (Numbers 32:7-9 NLT).

Beloved, today’s word is similar to what I posted yesterday but there’s probably a reason why I need to share again. In my short walk with the Lord, something I’ve had to quickly learn is to completely tune out the voices of naysayers; that is, people that look for one million reasons why something isn’t going to work. That also includes the voice in my own head. Once I’m absolutely sure I’ve heard from the Lord, I immediately step out and worry about the details/feelings later. By then, I would have already committed myself so there’s no going back.

It is very important that you hear this today because most of the things you haven’t been able to achieve is merely because you’ve allowed people to discourage and talk you out of them. You need to realise that because someone couldn’t achieve it doesn’t mean you can’t. Your situations may be different. There could be many reasons ‎why they couldn’t achieve certain things… disobedience or partial obedience… wrong motives… wrong timing… failure to fully trust God and so on…

While it’s important to learn from people’s experience, let’s not forget ‎that God told Moses… “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Exodus 33:19 NKJV).

Beloved, you ought to ask yourself this question; how am I sure that I’m not the ‘WHOM I WANT TO SHOW KINDNESS AND FAVOUR TO?‎’

I’m reminded of when Jesus said… “Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the heavens were closed for three and a half years, and a severe famine devastated the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a foreigner—a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon. And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.” (Luke 4:25-27 NLT)

In both cases, the nationality of those favoured didn’t hinder them so neither should yours or anything else you think may disqualify you.

Never allow people ‎discourage you. Regardless of how many people come back with a bad report, you must be like Caleb and Joshua who chose to see things differently. The Lord said nobody would receive what I promised… the only exceptions are Caleb… and Joshua…, for they have wholeheartedly followed the Lord.’‎ (Numbers 32:12 NLT)‎.

‎ Beloved, all you need to do is wholeheartedly follow the Lord. Only then would you see that God… is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think (Ephesians 3:20 NLT)

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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21. July 2017 · Comments Off on DIVINE REVELATION OR YOUR EXPERIENCE? · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Revelation

Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!” (Numbers 20:11-12 NLT)

Beloved, do you know that one of the things that keep people stuck is to keep doing things in a particular way just because that’s what they are used to? However, you will always miss what the Lord wants to do when you go with your experience rather than divine revelation. In our feature text, Moses goes with what he knows (Exodus 17:6) rather than‎ what he’s told that’s why he hit the rock instead of speaking to it and the lesson here is just because it worked for you before doesn’t mean that’s how the Lord wants you to do it time around. Just because you were right before doesn’t mean you are right this time.

One thing I noticed about King David was that he would always ask the Lord; Lord should I?

For example… the Philistines went and made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. And DAVID INQUIRED OF GOD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The Lord said to him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.” (1 Chronicles 14:9-10 NKJV)

But then on another occasion… the Philistines once again made a raid on the valley. Therefore DAVID INQUIRED AGAIN OF GOD, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” (1 Chronicles 14:13-16 (NKJV)

Beloved, we can see that David made no assumptions. He didn’t go with his past experience. He didn’t say, well, after all, I’ve defeated these people before so I will go ahead and fight like before. If he had done that he would have missed the Lord’s new strategy.

So, how many opportunities have you missed because you think you know it all? Could the fact that you are too invested in your opinion be the ‎reason why you are still where you are today?

Today, the Lord’s says… “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?… (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV). I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye (Psalm 32:8 NKJV). Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left (Isaiah 30:21 NLT).

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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23. June 2017 · Comments Off on POSITIONED TO PUT A STOP TO IT‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Restoration

… And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?” (Esther 4:14 AMPC)

Beloved, when you do a careful study of the book of Esther, you would find that Mordecai and Queen Esther had some unfinished business to resolve in their family lineage.

Reading the Expanded Bible version which isn’t a very popular version helps to give some insight. Firstly, Haman who passionately hated Mordecai was an Amalekite. We are told that… King Xerxes [Ahasuerus] honored [promoted; made great] Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite [A DESCENDANT OF KING AGAG OF THE AMALEKITES, THE HATED ENEMIES OF ISRAEL (WHICH SAUL FAILED TO ERADICATE)… (Esther 3:1 EXB).

WHICH SAUL FAILED TO ERADICATE…

Beloved, the Amalekites were long-time enemies of the Lord and His people. Moses told the Israelites… Remember what the Amalekites did to you when you came out of Egypt. When you were tired and worn out, they met you on the road and attacked [picked off] all those lagging… They were not afraid of God. When the Lord your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land He is giving you… as your own…, you shall destroy [blot/wipe out] any memory of the Amalekites… Do not forget [SAUL FORGOT, but the Amalekites (called Agagites) come to an end in the book of Esther (Esth. 3:1)]! (Deuteronomy 25:17-19 EXB)

It so happened that Mordecai (and Queen Esther) were descendants of Saul‎. This translation says… Now there was a Jew in the palace of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair. Jair was the son of Shimei, the son of Kish [THESE ARE RELATIVES OF SAUL, SHOWING THAT MORDECAI WAS HIS DESCENDANT]. Mordecai was from the tribe of Benjamin (Esther 2:5 EXB). The Lord had asked Saul to put an end to the Amalekites. Samuel told Saul… This is what the Lord… has declared: I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from Egypt. Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation….” (1 Samuel 15:2-3 NLT) but… Saul and his men spared Agag’s life (1 Samuel 15:9 NLT). As a result, the Amalekites appeared again to burn David’s home town, Ziklag to the ground and carry off their women and children and though David managed to kill many of them, some escaped (1 Samuel 30:17).

However, Esther’s time came and with the help of Mordecai, she put an end to that family devil.

Beloved, I said all this to say that there are some people that the Lord has raised to end long time family battles; that demon that has been attacking your family from generation to generation. I believe that this is the season where the Lord is truly raising generals that would finish the work He’s been trying to accomplish in families. Could you be one of them? If so, why not ask the Lord to position and equip you to put to an end to what your predecessors failed to destroy?

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20. June 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU A HAPHAZARD WORSHIPPER? · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Relationship, Worship

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering but on Cain and his offering He did not look with favour… (Genesis 4:3-5 NIV).

Beloved, the Cain and Abel story is a popular Bible story. We know Cain to be Evil because he kills his brother and I know most of us think there’s no way we can go that far but Cain actions did not start with murder. Where did it all start? After Cain and Abel were born, our feature text tells us that in the course of time they both brought an offering before the Lord but while Abel’s offering was accepted, Cain’s wasn’t

So, what was wrong with Cain and his offering? Here, we are introduced to an act of divine worship were both brothers brought an offering before God but the question to ask is if they knew what kind of offering to bring. Well, Hebrews 11:4 gives us a clue… By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did… and we know faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ (Romans 10:17 NIV).

These were boys brought up in the same home, listened to the same teaching about God but only one responded accordingly. Both men came to church to worship God but being found in a place of worship isn’t enough.

Beloved, Cain represents Christians that come to church and try to pay God off; a way of saying they want God’s favour but when it comes to living their lives, they want to be their own master, doing things their own way; a haphazard worshipper while Abel’s relationship with God was wholehearted and he worshipped God accordingly. The haphazard worshipper would always persuade himself that his worship is acceptable to God. He is pleased with himself but God never tells such a person that He is pleased with them because God sees their heart.

Beloved, nothing is really known about God except what He reveals through His word. God tells us how He should be worshiped and each of us in our approach to Him is either Cain or Abel; we either believe and completely submit to His word or we question, misinterpret and decide what is right by our own reasoning.

Today, after what Christ has done for us, the Bible is clear on how we worship God… I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the MERCIES OF GOD, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a LIVING SACRIFICE, holy (devoted, consecrated) and WELL PLEASING TO GOD, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship (Romans 12:1 AMPC).

This is true worship backed with your lifestyle and the question is… ARE YOU CAIN? ARE YOU A HAPHAZARD WORSHIPPER?

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