Unless some errors are corrected, the next generation may be on the road to another dark age, if the Lord tarries.
I was with my ministry mentor years back and i enjoyed the private time with him discussing ministry matters. I can’t remember what led to it, but we discussed ministry issues as per immorality.
He was shocked when I mentioned names from the 70s who were great but had compromises on moral issues. I mentioned how it affected them seriously.
He was shocked that I know about them and I reminded him that I am pastor’s son.
He even quipped about the scarcity of historical records about the exploits, the errors, and the effect that errors (sin) had on the lives of those anointed persons in the history of the Nigerian church. He believed that it needed for the subsequent generations to learn from.
It reminded me of Robert Liardon’s God’s General Series that acquainted us with the Dane and the challenges of some late famous ministers. It is a taboo and anti-Christian to write such records in this part of the world
In those days, one of them was so impactful that even the great Idahosa interpreted for him at some point. When morality issues happened, he was called out. When de did not budge, his associates left him.
He was a colossus, yet not invincible as not to be challenged.
The error that made immorality to thrive in CHRISTIAN leadership today began from a little after then. There was an explosion in the country. More anointed men arose. With it was the teaching that made anointing to be worshipped more than God. Reference would be made to how Miriam suffered for speaking against MOSES. It was forgotten that MOSES only broke the policy of marrying outside the community of the Israelites, not that he sinned per se.
Teaching was used to place people under bondage. Today when a man of God is wrong, people keep quiet fearing for their lives and for the generation after them.
It was an heretic teaching. It was a scam. With it was the mind game that subjugated people and that truly affected those under such pulpits.
With such teachings and with the experience of those who don’t know what they should know and who suffered being cursed by the anointed or by the teachings fed to the psyche, in agreement with the global heresy so related, the church celebrated anointing plus sin in the pulpit. The anointing makes them sacred and untouchable even with their abominable practices of iniquity.
Such doctrine was a scam. That is why today, the church cowers and celebrate even when sin is obvious. They forgot that Jesus said he will reject many who despite their great work practise iniquity.
Sin also thrive in the pulpit, because we only discuss positive things. Jesus rebuked sin. The Apostles did the same. We think we should only discuss grace. So grace teachings, while we continue in sin, has messed up things in the church.
Where they will not thrive with sin in those days and would have to withdraw from the pulpit to sort things out, we continue in sin today, lacking in rebuke, lacking in discipline, and without Godly repentance (as if Paul did not teach repentance), for the climate allows the shinning stars who lack in remorse to continue to radiate grace plus sin.
Don’t pin this on the current saga please. This is just a matter that arise from it. I speak as someone who is aware and who has withdrawn from having teeming relationship with ministers. Too may things are wrong.
It is the mind games and the intimidation that make young ministers to celebrate the anointing of of the dirty hands behind the pulpit. It is the quest to make it, no matter what, that makes you to know and to continue to draw from corrupt pool.
You are not concerned about your soul, you only want the anointing. So it gain the anointing with the corruption. It is well covered and you know how to do it.
Lie thrives behind the pulpit. The prophetic scam is all over the place like rain water. Stone are being tuned to bread – the anointing is being merchandised while we continue to celebrate it. You fear and honour the anointing of the corrupt. No problem.
Jesus said in Matt 7:21-23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
He also said in Matt 7:15-20
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
BY THEIR FRUIT (their lifestyle which doesn’t reflect the fruit of the spirit) YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM.
Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
Yet, we think we should overlook their lives and just concentrate on the anointing, respecting them for their anointing.
Paul’s said in 1 Co 5:1-6
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate:
A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. AND YOU ARE PROUD!
Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?
[in essence, he is saying “deal with the charismatic man who indulges continually in sin, for it is wrong to be proud of him].
For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this.
So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, SO THAT HIS SPIRIT MAY BE SAVED ON THE DAY OF THE LORD.
[we however think and teach that everyone will be safe on that day, their sins notwithstanding].
YOUR BOASTING IS NOT GOOD – [your pride in the charismatic Corinthian sinner is wrong].
Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? – when you allow such to continue to operate, you promote the spread of sin in the church.
So when you advise that the church should look beyond the consistent sin and the continual wrongs of the anointed and just draw from their anointing, you are promoting the spread of sin in the body and proud of the man whose soul might not be safe on that day. The practice of sin by the anointed may not affect everyone; it will definitely affect more because of their influence and example.
The problem is not just in the practice of sin in the pulpit, it is also in the gospel methodically repackaged to service itchy hears.
Paul spoke about itchy hears and the preference for certain kind of teachers.
In 2 Tim 4:1-5, he wrote:
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom,
I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
[Note that ministry is not just for encouragement – which is the popular duty today]
For the time will come when PEOPLE WILL NOT PUT UP WITH SOUND DOCTRINE. Instead, to suit their own desires, THEY WILL GATHER AROUND THEM A GREAT NUMBER OF TEACHERS TO SAY WHAT THEIR ITCHING EARS WANT TO HEAR.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, DISCHARGE ALL THE DUTIES OF YOUR MINISTRY.
[If ministry is not prepared to be apt, in season and out of season, to correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction, it is not faithfully discharging all the the duties expected]
The trend today is the proof that the warnings of Paul are real.
2 Tim 3:1-5.
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, BOASTFUL, PROUD, ABUSIVE, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, UNHOLY, without love, unforgiving, SLANDEROUS, WITHOUT SELF-CONTROL, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENYING ITS POWER.
[Denying the power of godliness is not the absence of the miraculous, but the want of the proof of transformation].
Have nothing to do with such people.
The popular opinion today is against this last line and that is why people thrive with immorality. When the church detests it, the spate of scandalous practices will reduce.
It is time to part ways with the brainwash and the extreme teachings that honour anointing without holiness.
It is time to speak not against persons, but against issues that are inimical to sanctity and true health in the body.
TO BE SILENT ABOUT THE ILLS IN THE CHURCH IS NOT CHRISTLIKE.
God bless the church.
The reason why silence has been golden in Nigeria is related on one hand to the African culture and on the other, to the wrong understanding of the anointing.
Anointing has been treated like the immunity that the Nigerian presidents and governors enjoy. People are silent because overtly and covertly, the anointed has insisted on his anointing more than in God. Worship in the church has been more for them than for the Lord.
One of the things that will happen and that has started is the demystification of the anointed. It is greatly needed in Nigeria.
The anointing does not make anyone invincible, it rather empowers for service. The Lord will not waste a generation because people dissociate from unfruitful works of darkness that should be rebuked and exposed.
The scandals under cover are more than this celebrated one. This is a child’s play compared to others.
There is evil in the church and the Lord will not cover it. He is patient in mercy but will not cover the evil that stains His church.
We have foolishly respected the anointing more than CHRISTIAN living.
Kenneth Hagin was sent in the 1960s to warn those who had greater tents and meetings that he had.
They were great guys with great and impressive exploits. They started to die one by one. Hagin told some of them that derided the warning that when they are gone, he will still be here.
Young ministers, have been taught that the only way to earn the grace on the famous ones is never to see their wrongs or errors. A generation that delights in results that in Christlike life was surreptitiously raised.
Even fake anointing has been honoured. Who wouldn’t since we all want ‘to make it’.
We understand and could relate with Jesus’ rebuke of the Jewish religious leaders because they were not on his side.
The greatest damage today is not from those who are not on his side.
It is from those who have called His name and suppressed the truth for a lie
It is from those who respond more to the time than to the timeless word
It is from those who skilfully appeal more to people’s felt need than to the transformation needed
It is from those who fill the pews with people who cannot be vouched for in the public;
It is from those who accomplish great projects with the support of those they will back away from when EFCC comes calling
It is from those who merchandise the anointing, because their god is their belly
It is from those who glory in things that will result in their shame;
It is from impressive rhetorics that has not promoted the culture of righteous living.
It was in prophecy in the USA for decades; mega churches that were the flagship of the Christian faith folded up; the facilities were sold.
Homosexuality; ponography; pimping; sexual immorality; financial impropriety et al caused the grace to gradually leak until some became a shadow of their past.
The game is stronger today. Patronage of content beyond and outside the Biblical corpus has strengthen many to continue to make appeal. Suppression of the truth by those who know and created an enabling environment in the church for immorality and unrighteousness has been the forte for some’s continuous appeal. Money, money, money and promise of wealth is why some keep their pew in the church.
We have forgotten that days on earth are numbered. We have believed that exploits that appeal to men will be the same as that which Christ will look for on that day. We have promoted corruption in CHRISTIAN organisations
The impact of the church is great in those days, the compromise of the church is greater today. Scammers flourish more after sunday services because everyone must make it. Member have confessed that they got into scamming because they know what their pastor also did to make it.
The prophetic has lost its cutting edge of social reformation for righteousness. Social reformation has related more with geographic landscape and real estate.
The church in its earliest days of glory had no Estate until it was corrupted in the third century by the Roman Constantine. Those who misunderstood history thought it was the beginning of breakthrough when the political power and exposure started to diminish the church of its sanctity.
The words that should wake up a generation from its slumber has been suppressed for soothsaying and signs. The soothsayer is wealthy as he is the seer for those who never cared to be transformed. The practice brings more money to His pocket and satisfy the lazy patrons with promises of temporal protection and non-transforming guidance of a medium.
Those who discern sit in silence afar off. They will not speak and are not tired of watching the drama.
The cleansing of the church will not start on the day of rapture; it will begin now. The chaff will be separated from the wheat.
A new breed of young ministers will be raised. They will refuse the kings dainties. They will depart from honouring corruption to true reverence of the chief shepherd of the church. They will discern the error that lurks around today’s ‘greatness’. They will think more of the vision of the Lord for a church without spot and without blemish and run from the blemishes and the wrinkles that characterise the church that half-heartedly look forward to the coming of the Lord.
Relationships shall be redefined. Sweet counsel that leads to the Lord shall be desired in place of impressive deliberations for worldly success.
Altars of worship shall be cleansed; performance and performers shall find their level. Pure worship shall be restored. Entertaining art shall give way to reverence for Him that sits on the throne.
The problem will not be solved in its entirety. As many will more will be revealed on that day.
Scandals haven’t rocked the Nigerian church. The ones coming shall be more bewildering than what brown envelopes can suppress.
They have not spilled the beans because with their disappointment they are still afraid to speak because of ‘Daddy’s anointing’.
By the time the demystification of the anointed has trended, more stories shall be told.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
and find out what pleases the Lord.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
A great sage in Japan was visited by a fighter.
The fighter was afraid of losing and asked for guidance. The sage told him not to worry, not to be afraid. He said he had a powder that would make him unbeatable. He told him it made everyone else he gave it to unbeatable as well.
The fighter listened intently. The sage then gave him the powder and told him how to mix it with water every day.
He said that if he drank it in water before his fights he would be assured of victory. This powder would give him strength, speed and stamina, it would make him invincible!
For many years afterwards this fighter was unstoppable. He never lost a single bout. He was absolute perfection, just as the sage predicted.
The Real Powder
Then one day the fighter visited the sage to ask for more information about the powder. He wanted to know why it was so powerful and what was in it that made it so effective. At this point the sage asked the fighter to follow him.
The sage led the fighter to a shed where food supplies were stacked. He reached into a sack, grabbed a handful of powder and let it fall form his hands.
“This is the magic powder I gave you”, said the sage.
The fighter drew closer to the sack and proceeded to read the writing on the bag. Before the fighter could open his mouth the sage said, “Its flour. I gave you flour used for baking!”
“You gave me what?” Said the fighter. “Flour?”
“Yes, I gave you flour.” said the sage. “And this proves that you won the fights because you had the ‘knowing’ that the powder gave you everything you needed to succeed.
It is this ‘knowing’ that causes success or failure. You could’ve succeeded without the powder if you ‘knew’ you would. When you ‘know’ something, there is no doubt. No resistance. When you ‘know’ something, your mind, body, and the power of heaven and earth conspire to make it come to reality. According to your ‘knowing’ you have achieved your victories. Now go back to your training ‘knowing’ what you do now, as you did with the powder … and victory will be yours!
Great story right?
Political correctness has become the order of the day. If is only good when preachers preach what you prefer.
He was teaching contextually and emphasised what the Bible teaches and because of the Nigerian situation you are all over the place against Him.
He did not even mention names.
You will have more people to be angry with when Pastors stop all their politically correct topical selections and teach from the Scriptures in context.
Even when Nero was against the church, Peter taught, not out of fear as you suggested, but in consideration of believers as strangers and pilgrims on earth whose duties are primarily to God and such duties demonstrated by their civic responsibility of submission to authorities as those who represent the Lord.
Do you really want him to rewrite the scriptures?
Maybe we need more of line by line teachings or contextual messages from the scriptures.
There are certain part of the Bible that some churches haven’t learned from for decades. You understand why many fight on Facebook against right teaching.
You are simply saying, because Nigeria is this way, some stuffs should not be taught.
The word of God is above your situation and authoritative over your social context or you only calm Him Lord without being ready to His will.
Too many dirty stories around
Encouraged by hero-worship abounding
And love for the name that walled us from others
More than the true worship of our Father in heaven.
Values are trending downhill
Ethics are now backseated
We protect our togetherness
More than we do, the interest of Christ
We don’t sack anyone in this place
Scam, steal, or wound them in your trail
We will maintain you in power
That our polity may not be rocked
Defining the middle road seems more difficult
Speak up in the interest of the body, we were taught
Cover up the wounded soldiers, they even quipped
And evil abounds in the household of God
They bear the brunt, yet in their leaders care
The effect of bad examples and of human abuses
You dare not touch the Lord’s anointed
Even when the professional, only represents by the words of mouth
Make it and take it has become the order
Life is rated only by the glitters
Even if they are faking it and missing it
At least people see what is impressive to them.
Eloquence in lieu of true power
Psychology and mind power over discernment
We’ve been ‘corinthianised’ for decades
To love them by their power of words
They see your troubles by the spirit
But you have to drop your dollars for the blessing
Don’t you know you have to part with what you have
For you need the oil in their reserve
Even if you are conned of your fund
At least you get the thrill from their skill
And even if your account is depleted after the service
The unction functions on your victims too till the next service
Younger ones in trouble everywhere
Not everyone read the Book for themselves
Who cares when the needed model seems adequate
With the man that flaunts all that he’s got.
Mockers of rightness abound everywhere
Deception and veiled intentions on the stage
They quipped of their stage being the place
Where the grace of God is so abounding.
The power now turns stones to bread
The allurements of the world, now part of the goal
The more the gold, the more our God
As if His glory is in our shows
Kiss their hands and lick their boots
Unless you don’t need their grace
By it they can make or mar
You sure don’t want them to curse
Give your body to get the baby
But Daddy this is biblically wrong
He’ll tell you the story of David
That He got the girl without losing His God
This grace, they said, will never depart
Even if they do whatever they want
Theirs is the God who’s grace ever covers
Even the riot of the rascals and prodigals
Come to the church and join their ranks
You don’t even need to cease being yourself
Just say that Jesus is Lord
And you are assured, of being safer than ever before
So we have many that name Him the Lord
And bother not to do His will
Why should that be a matter of concern
Haven’t Jesus paid it all.
It is surely a very thin line
Between your will and His will
And if care is not even taken
Your empire takes over a portion of His kingdom
Shouldn’t we pray for mature hearts that can journal
To investigate and document this spate for posterity
And if necessary bring the actors to book
That the generation coming might be safe
If you violate them, it’s not the end
In the climes where they know to think
Even if it’s decades afterwards
You will still be brought to book
I am coming very soon says the Lord
To repay everyone per their works
Don’t forget that He had one concern
When He comes, shall He find the faith on earth.
The foundation of the Lord is sure
It has just one seal
Let those who call the name of the Lord
Depart from every form of iniquity.
Isaac Tolu Boluwatise
01 Jun 2019
There is a thin line between playing religious game and being Christ’s disciples.
Jesus looked at them on the mount and told them, blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God.
Can we transform with His eternal principle on the way towards the goal of our high calling in Christ.
Our calling is not to fire the embers of division but to be peacemakers. It is to make peace and not war. It is to continually speak peace even when those who are in opposition are spitting war.
This war mode only builds the walls that Jesus pulled down with His sacrifice on Calvary. This war mode only pitches us again Christ’s other sheep who are still outside the fold.
We cannot fight them today, because of religious and political divisiveness and expect to “Bring them in from the fields of sin …[and] Bring the wand’ring ones to Jesus.”
I have been restless in the past few days, praying that the Lord will raise peace makers in the church. Those who are either praying right, and articulating blessings in the closet or making peace in the public even if the atmosphere is of war.
Our wineskin is leaking, we are beginning to think the old way of the flesh is the right way. The leakage is bringing in strange waters that the church isn’t know for in the yesteryears. It is corrupting the souls of the saints.
A cross-section of the church today will go physical when they feel their leader has being violated. The message on mountains and hills is not longer to shear the sword.
Some of our leaders have flagrantly dissented from the teachings on the Lord in the mount.
If in the name of safety, we have created a generation of believers who are so enemy conscious full time and distracted from pursuing the mark of the high calling in Christ, why will political interest not become the reason why strange teachings and strange utterance will flow from the pulpit.
Politics, religious, and ethnic interests, not the faith once delivered to the saints, is are reason for for the new wave on violent Christians – the wave that trended from mid-eighties when progress in understanding was tainted with flesh, empire building, and divisiveness.
The landmark of examples from the father’s of faith from the past have been violated on the altar of fleshly revelations.
In the first century, the uproar against the church want less than the one we have today. The teachings in the epistles portended a church that was law abiding and praying for leaders opposed to them.
Fleshly teachings and choices; flesh plus the prophetic which equals SPECULATIONS have taken over.
Who is thinking? Who is concerned about the next generation of believers? What will it be like a hundred years from now?
Jesus did not arouse the mob. Peter and John did not when they were to be taken. When Peter was released from prison, there was no misinformed expressions and violation of the souls of the saints by mobilising them for war and division.
Let’s go back to the closet and pray right. Let’s come into the open to make peace and not war.
Peacemakers resolve issues with peace and love, not with conflict. We can still use activism of ideological persuasion subject to Christ’s teachings instead of idolising the sociological doctrine of conflict viewpoint. Let’s keep the society or the nation together, let the testimony of division not be from the church.
The divine handshake across eternity, time , and space which came 2000 years ago was intended for a huge embrace. The handshake is still extended today.
Jesus did not come just to responsibly bear the rule for our good and welfare; He came to also relate with us as the One with whom we’ll continue to be amazed; the One who would be our friendly guide and personal counsellor: the loving Father whose love would never ever let go as much as we continue to run to Him; the Prince who is peace-loving and peace-giving amidst the turbulence of this world; and the One whose responsibility for us and the peace He gives will know no bound.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Cor 5:18-20
As we commemorate this Christmas season, let us appreciate this Divine handshake and respond to Him with a huge embrace, an embrace in faith; let us allow His gift to shine light and bring further beauty into our souls; let’s make it known to others that He came for all.
May the meaning of His coming be real in your life and to your loved ones through this season and into the coming year.
Merry Christmas and a blessed 2019 to you and yours.
Tolu & Seyi Boluwatise.
The kingdom of God is not of this age.
It’s reality presently is only spiritual. No anointing can realise God’s paradisal plan in this current age.
Because we tone down on the primary business of soul winning to emphasise social reformation, the world looks away from the government it voted to blame its woes on the church.
It was not paradisal when Christ was here, neither was it in the age of the apostles. The attempt of the church to merge with the state then only brought corruption and power mongering into the church.
Our social reformation agenda can only be in the souls we are winning over to God’s side.
The end time prophecies stand. We can do nothing against the truth but for the truth. How can we have an agenda that will contradict the prophesies concerning the last days.
We can make efforts; the truth is that darkness will cover the earth and gross darkness the people. The light over the church is to salvage the souls on the pathway to hell, raise them to be followers of Christ.
How can there be a better nation when we are busy with alternative agenda. What did Christ ask the church to do? The only way to cure the nation is to raise more people to be the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. These are the ones that will live righteously with love for fellow man, having the best interest of others at heart.
Economic reformation agenda in the church is not evil. I am however looking for where the church was instructed for it. I want a society that works. The mission of the church however is not to accomplish a Dubai or Singapore. We even question being spirit-filled in such light. The more we face such, the more there are those who are defrauding others even in the church.
Any other approach will only tell people what they know. Self serving corrupt souls know that their culture will not build the nation. Their will is base under the dominion of sin, loving money more than God and more than the fellow man.
A better society is only in more Christlike souls.
God’s grace is His kindness or goodwill that is directed towards His people. Its essence is for them to be blessed and empowered. The operation of grace happens in specific areas of our lives to empower us to live right by giving us victory over sin and the gravitational pulls of the flesh and of the world.
Grace works to empower us to work or to serve well and with power by being upon us in great measure for us to witness the ressurection of the Lord Jesus and to serve the will of God effectively in our generation; it also helps us to relate well with others as we depend on this power of the endless life that is at work within to live and relate with others without recourse to the influence of the present world which passes away.
The operation of grace is never without purpose. It is not to be treated as untrue as its operations have been apparent throughout the history of God’s dealings with humans. It is not to be received without result as recipients of grace are expected to work out what has been worked within them.
Grace in practical terms also relates with appropriate timings and seasons – 2 Cor 6:2. God is disposed to listen to you at the appropriate time, at the welcomed time that is not primarily and necessarily of man’s choosing. Our God who sees all things and can do all things often prevails on man’s preference by making things to happen in the lives of His people at the most appropriate time. The pleasure of the decision concerning timing is dependent on His prerogative and will always be in the best interest of His people, both corporately and individually.
The grace of God is also disposed to help you in the day of salvation. The day of salvation refers to the season when He rescues from particular dangers to restore to the state of safety and well being either because man has made himself vulnerable unnecessarily or because he is exposed to some particular onslaught of the enemy.
The call on you today is to pay attention to what God is working out in your favour. The favourable time is always in the now even if not for the entire aspects of your life; it is always in the now for those that the time is now appropriate for. The day of salvation, in like manner, is always in the present.
Pay attention now to see the Lord crown your year with His goodness – Ps 65:11; complete what He has started; and fulfil the very necesssary aspects of His promises in your life.
Welcome to December 2017, see the Almighty crowning your year with bounty.
God’s grace is always at work towards His people and in certain providential matters, towards everyone. The operation of grace however has its season; and certain grace comes with certain times.
When you recognise the visitation of God’s grace, you will know what to ask for. It cannot be everything for now. When you recognise the operation of God’s grace to save, you will discern the help which is available to you now, because there are times and seasons to a man’s lifetime.
To discern relates with to interpret. This we all do in the natural, in certain basic aspects of our human experience. The religious leaders in the time of Christ were versed in the art of interpreting the weather but failures when it comes to the matter of understanding the times or the seasons of their existence.
The words of Jesus indicated that every time has its sign, and that the signs can thus be used to know the times. This is more than what the clock reads; it is more of what the direction is for the season.
It is essential that everyone knows how to interpret his present time – Luk 12:56. The interpretation of the times has to do with the judgement of what is right – Luk 12:57; it is as simple as being able to see the indicators in a particular season to know what would or would not happen and how you should respond to make the right thing happen – Luk 12:58-59.
I pray for you this month, that your spiritual senses shall receive a fresh quickening to know and not to miss out on what this season of your life is meant for; that you will be liberated from following human trends or patterns from other people’s lives that humans are wont to follow because they could not recognise their own time and season.
Welcome to November 2017, be sensitive to know your season.