Wednesday 31 May 2023

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 17 W 4 D 3.


Welcome to The Upper Room. So glad to have you join us.

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig into verse 14 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”"

This captures my heart, and it does not in isolation. It is particularly important considering the present-day abuse of prophecies. Moreso in my country of birth, Nigeria. We just went through our four-yearly cycle electioneering process. And, as always, it was an opportunity to see, in clear view, the immaturity of a lot of folks, even in the Christian fold. Even in the supposed leadership. Their flesh was exposed.

We had people issuing our prophecies of the electioneering result and eventual inauguration as though they heard directly from God but were only spewing out the evil imaginations of their own flesh. And they suppose that God will support their noise. Not so is the God of Heaven. And not without forewarnings. Deuteronomy 18:22 reads,

"When a man who speaks for God speaks in the name of the Lord, and what he says does not come true, that word is not from the Lord. The man has spoken on his own. Do not be afraid of him."

In my country of birth, Nigeria, there are a bunch of rascals who climb the pulpit every Sunday but are notorious for issuing a boatload of prophecies that have NEVER come to pass. Yet, they move on as though NOTHING happened. What is by far more amazing is that their followers see nothing wrong with it. Probably, that shouldn't be amazing. They gave birth to their likes after all.

When these rascals make the habit of giving prophecies that never come true, what other things are they saying that is not true? Can we truly rest our destiny in their hands? Can we rest our eternity in their hands? Can we trust them to walk in the light of their supposed calling? Ephesians 4:12 tells us the calling of a Prophet is 

"For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."

Is that what these rascals are about?

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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