Month: August 2010

Why not fend for yourself?

“And because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.” Acts 18:3

That one is a man of God does not mean that one is free from working to fend for oneself. God commands us to work and earn our living. By depending on someone else totally to feed us, clothe us, and pay for all of our needs is extremely wrong.

Many so-called men of God prefer to wait on the offerings giving by their members in the church before they can survive.

The question is — What stops a man of God from working?

Apostle Paul worked throughout his ministry. Take a clear look at the above verse.  He did not depend on any of his brethrens to feed him. If you read thoroughly the bible from Acts until Revelations, you will see many verses where Apostle Paul emphasised on the need to work.

You will grow more in the grace of God and you have more confidence in your personal being when you use the talented skills God gives you. It is to the glory of God when you can use your own hands to earn a living for you and your family.

Why should opt out of fending for yourself when you are not disable? Even the disables are working!  You do not have any excuses at all from not working.  Get up and flee from laziness!

Are you a man of God? I implore you to stop depending on your church members to feed you and your family. You are not blind and you are not handicap in any way. So rise up and work!

Do not incur the wrath of God upon your life by refusing to work, embracing laziness and remaining useless. Rather let the name of God be glorified as you step out and look for job and work with your two hands in Jesus name, amen.


The Simplest Thing You Ignored

Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord, and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not enquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.” 1 Chronicles 10:13-14

Saul did not need to die the way he ended his life. God anointed Saul but at the end, Saul messed up big time. This was clear evidence that the end justifies the means.

What you don’t think is important to God is actually what He treasures so much. For instance, you don’t need to spend the next eight hours on your kneels before you think God can hear or will hear you. Just your five minutes prayer to God can create amazing wonders you can ever imagine.

Saul disobeyed God. When he needed help against his adversaries, he turned to God through the prophets but there was no answer, and that’s when Saul concluded God has left him.  Often, God keeps silent not because He doesn’t want to hear you but because He waits to see your reaction, your sincere love for Him, and most importantly— YOUR FAITH IN HIM!

And because he heard nothing from God, Saul ran to consult the medium. The bible says, thou shall not worship other god and thou must not bow to them but Saul forgot all these commandments. Out of desperation, he ran to a medium that helped him to wake up Prophet Samuel from the dead in order to ask for counselling.

Are you like Saul or are you gradually moving into his steps? I would like you to take a pause and think thoroughly before you incur the wrath of God upon your life.  This is what you will get when you stand firm in God without shaking,

  • Your faith will save you.
  • Your faith will deliver you.
  • Your faith will create abundant ways for you.
  • Your faith will makes you live longer.
  • Your faith will take you higher than your expectation.
  • Finally, your faith will increase tremendously.

Do not compromise your faith. Don’t be a Christian today and then turn your back against God tomorrow. What do you gain by this? How far can you go while doing this?

Rest your hope, your faith, and your entire life in God even when you think there is no answer from Him, just believe and wait.  Flee from being like Saul so that you won’t end up losing your life.