“WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NORM?”
Something that is usual, typical, or standard, in other
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I
DON’T LOSE YOUR FOCUS
The book of 1 Kings Chapter 13 is a perfect story in the bible for anyone that GOD has called to meditate on, this can be a guide on how to be following God’s instructions without sentiment.
“Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense…
What Is It That Represents Jeroboam In Your Life Or Nation?
When the LORD found out that all the Messengers in Bethel were dangerously silent concerning the activities that were going on in their city, and Jeroboam was threading on dangerous path, God sent another messenger from Judah to Bethel to carry out a specific assignment, with specific instructions. As many of us will say, ”it is the old prophet that confused and killed him”. No, He kills himself!
Partial Obedience Is Dangerous And It Is Costly.
Let this truth zinc in your memory, that whenever God chose to send you on an errand, it is not because He didn’t see the old or influential men of God; however, He deliberately bypasses them for a reason, therefore beware of their advice.
- Never allow any situation or any ”men of God.” to change the instruction that God has given to you concerning your assignment.
- Whenever you are in doubt, always adhere to stick to the last instruction you received from God until when He speaks to you again.
- Be determined never to relax or take a break when you are carrying out a specific assignment for God, until you give Him progress report.
- More importantly, Beware of “spiritual fathers” cliche when you are on a specific assignmen; Though it may not be a bad idea to choose a “spiritual father” for yourself if you prefer to do so for necessary coverage. But, it could be a very dangerous thing to allow any “spiritual father” to counsel you out of God’s will, based on their previous experiences.
“Now an old prophet was living in Bethel
WEARINESS, TIREDNESS OR DADDY G.O ADVISES WHILE ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT, IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO NEGLECT GOD’S INSTRUCTION
“Now it came about, as they were sitting down at the table, that the word of the Lord came to the prophet who had brought him back; and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have disobeyed the command of the Lord, and have not observed the commandment which the Lord your God commanded you, but have returned and eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which He said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water”; your body shall not come to the grave of your fathers …
”OBEY THE ANOINTED” RIGHT? BUT THE ”ANOINTED” PROPHET THAT LIED TO HIM WAS THE SAME ONE THAT PASSED ACROSS HIS DEATH SENTENCE.
DON’T ALLOW THE NORM IN THE SOCIETY TO CAUSE YOU TO DISOBEY GOD’S INSTRUCTION
When God called me to stand in the gap for the United States of America; He asked me to disengage from everything that I was involved in; I mean everything.
Was it convenient? No! However, I have learned my lesson in a harsh way how not to argue with God whenever He’s speaking directly to me.
GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN ANY NATION; IT IS THE ONES THAT GOD HAS SENT THAT HEADED INTO THE WRONG DIRECTION
During the time that God called me to stand in the gap for the United States of America, at that same time the Lord called another person in Nigeria. With some struggle that person eventually resigned from job, however, refused to follow God’s instructions as commanded.
“HOW DID YOU KNOW?”
The Lord sent me to inform
“Functioning well”? In the assignment that God has given, not a pastor, Really!
I asked that person, do you believe that God really called you? The answer was yes! Then I said to the person you are more qualified than I educational wise, yet
I asked that person, why did you delay in going forward with GOD’s instruction? The response again was “MY SPOUSE” and “our pastor”!
MANY CHRISTIANS THOUGHT THAT IT IS ONLY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WORSHIPING EFFIGY ARETHE IDOL WORSHIPER.
NO; IF YOU HAVE TAKEN ANYTHING, INCLUDING YOUR PASTOR, CHURCH AFFILIATION, OR MINISTRY LOCATION OVER GOD’S INSTRUCTION, YOU’RE AN IDOL WORSHIPER.
I had Faced with a similar situation before when I had an opportunity to meet with Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in the year 2006 at Dallas Texas; an atmosphere of worshipping a man is not a pleasant experience for any believer in Christ. Pastor Adeboye is in no way
Before I got born again, I was privileged to meet many Islamic leaders, which I eventually turn to god when I was in Islam. After my conversion to Christ way, I have vowed that I would never go through that route again.
I praye earnestly within me that God should help me to focus on HIM more rather than focusing on any man; The LORD heard my prayer and gave me
I pray for someone right now that you will not die without fulfilling your purpose or assignment simply because you want to belong and follow the norm in the name of Jesus. I myself would have loved to coast along, I love to be part of million members, however, I don’t want to be born again from Islam into Christianity and make a decision to end up in hellfire through one “redeemed” Christian church of God or “winners Chapel”
I still remember vividly in the year 2006 when I was in the office with Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in Dallas Texas USA and the Lord asked me to disengage. Initially, I couldn’t understand, but when GOD opened my eyes to see, then I oblige.
In 2014, before Nigeria presidential election; the Lord sent me to go and inform many men of God in Nigeria that if they elect a general overseer as a president from APC one of their parties, that nothing will work. Why? Because of grievous deception that involves a man of God.
If you’re not doing what God has called you to do to the details, there is no amount of respect you can give to the old prophets, general overseers, bishop or the government in power that will save you from the wrath of God.
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28.