Saturday, 18 September 2021

The Power of "But" (1/2).

I guess that is what Oswald Chambers means when he says,

"All Christians have the Spirit of Christ, but not all Christians have the mind of Christ."

Not all are doing well on their sanctification journey, the second work of grace, on our journey to glory. Not all are well off the journey of growing into Christ in all things. [Ephesians 4:13] I only recently sacked one of my employees, a supposed Christian wrecking my accounts. She wakes up at night to pray but pilfering off me. Such will be quick to give testimony in church. "God has done it!" They shout. The question is which god?

A friend shared with me a few days ago how a supposed church's chief usher was attempting to dupe him. There is the story of how an Abuja big church's elders changed the church's bank because the prior account manager was not settling them. These are supposed to be people set for heaven. Right? Which heaven I dare to ask. The same one I am going to? The same one martyrs of old died for? God will be unjust to allow the same.

No wonder, Jesus asked in Luke 18, "when the son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?" How so sage and straight to the point, for all that has been enumerated and more are acts of faithlessness. A people who do not believe God is, nor that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek. [Hebrews 11:6] Yet these sleep in church. Why? How come? They have received a religion, which inundates (sedates) them. It is their opium. That is all.

They have a form of religion but deny the power thereof. [2 Timothy 3:5] This can only go on until we awake to the power of "BUT" and come to ourselves. It can only go on until the scales fall off our eyes until we are ready to go unto greater things, maturity. [Hebrews 6:1-3] When we are prepared to take hold as Christ has He has taken hold of us, then the whole equation changes. 

Only then will our new day come. And, we choose to drink from the waters. The creation will then see our glorious appearance as we arise to the place of our calling. May God make it so in our individual lives.

St. Akin de Great.

© 2017 Akin Akinbodunse.


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