RESPOND WISELY TO REBUKE

RESPOND WISELY TO REBUKE

The present terrible moral and spiritual decline or degeneration that stares us in the face today in our churches is primarily due to the negligence of the people God has put in position of authority in the Church to sharply and promptly but lovingly rebuke, correct and discipline us when we stray from the path of righteousness.

It is unfortunate that many of the leaders we have in our churches today lack the boldness to look us straight in the eyes and rebuke us when we err or stray from the truth. When they should rebuke us they flatter us, when they should correct us they cheer us up, and when they should discipline us they promote us…

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

In ancient times it was customary for messengers, harbingers, or forerunners to be sent before the eastern kings to prepare the way for the chariots and armies of their monarchs, to proclaim their approach, to provide for them, to level the ways and to remove all impediments before them.

Similarly, when the Messiah, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, was to come into the world to redeem the fallen men John the Baptist was sent ahead of Him as the messenger or the forerunner to prepare the way of the LORD and to make His paths straight. Like John the Baptist, every born-again believer today is God-sent messenger or forerunner to prepare the way for the second coming of Jesus Christ into the world…

GOD’S RESTORATION ARMY

GOD’S RESTORATION ARMY

While David and his men went to ally themselves with Achish the King of Gath under the lords of the Philistines in battle against their brethren, the Amalekites invaded their city, Ziklag, burned it with fire and took captive all their families and carried them away (1 Sam. 30:1-3).

When you also choose to be unequally yoked with unbelievers, or to ally yourself with the devil to judge, accuse, condemn, betray, or oppose God’s children; you will become vulnerable to your enemy. Having been rejected by the lords of the Philistines, David and his men returned to Ziklag, but alas, Ziklag had been burned with fire and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive…

STOP TAKING SIDES WITH SATAN

STOP TAKING SIDES WITH SATAN

When the Philistines gathered all their armies together at Aphek to fight against the Israelites, David and his men decided to join forces with them against their brethren. However, the lords of the Philistines rejected the support of David and his men (1 Sam. 29:1-7).

But, before David and his men got back to their settlement in Ziklag, from where they went to ally themselves with the Philistines against their brethren, the Amalekites had invaded the city, burned it with fire, and had taken captive all their families left behind in Ziklag…

BE SOBER, WATCHFUL AND PRAYERFUL

BE SOBER, WATCHFUL AND PRAYERFUL

The history is replete with men and women who had a good starting but a tragic ending. Many people who were very rich and successful in the early part of their life later died in penury and debt. Many people who rose up to a high position of honour and influence in the early part of their life later fell into disrepute.

It is very good to have a graceful starting in life, but it is far better to have a graceful ending. It is simply a tragedy to start well but not finish well in life. Therefore, you need to be sober, watchful and prayerful…

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