Your Mouth or Your Hand, Which One Is More Powerful?

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“Don’t let God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands.”

When I first heard that “A pen is mightier than a sword.”, I contested it until I was proved wrong based on being a figurative expression. In the same vein, when it comes to spiritual matters, the mouth is more powerful than the hand. Hear what the Word of God says in Ecclesiastes 5:6;

“Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin, neither say you before the angels that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at your voice (Deuteronomy 1:34) and destroy the work of your hands.”

The mouth is very powerful; it can cause the whole body to sin, to do the wrong thing against the fellow human being. How? As you are repeating one statement, again and again, you are sending a signal to the whole system to carry out a particular action. And if nothing is done to stop the statement, the brain will send a signal to the hand or another part of the body to perform or carry out the task.

But that is not where I am heading to today! The spiritual interpretation of the verse above is that our voices can destroy the works of our hands. As we are servants to the most high God, so also the angels; that is why the angel told John, “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren.”

“Angels are there to serve you, that is why the angel said to John, “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren.” John did not know this truth and had bowed down to worship the angel earlier on.” – Revelation 10:9

They are always around us as the children of God. They take instruction from God, and they also take instruction from us (human beings). Our words are as powerful as God’s! Whatever you say before the angels is taken as pieces of instruction to the heaven. They carry it directly as prayers to the father – God; and if it is negative, that is exactly what God is going to do.

“…: wherefore should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands.” – Ecclesiastes 5:6

Those ten spies destroyed themselves and cut their destiny short; they couldn’t get to the Promise Land; they did that through their voices.

“And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying, surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers.” – Deuteronomy 1:34 – 35.

Caleb and Joshua could make it because of the positive words they altered. No matter what is happening to us presently, our words should be positive, because the angels, servants of God like us, are there to go and deliver the message to God who sent them, to come and hear the petition of we, His children. And whatever they hear is what they will deliver.


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What You Think is as Important as What You Say

A closed mouth is a closed destiny and a soundless Christian is a ‘signless’ Christian.” – Bishop David Oyedepo.

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There are times to talk and there are times to keep silent. When you are to talk or pray, you have to do so. In Proverbs 18:21, Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Prayer is very important! But most times, our prayers are not answered, not because God does not hear, but because what goes on in our hearts – our thoughts – negate what we speak out in prayer.

“Now unto him, that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” – Ephesians 3:20

In Mathew 9:21, the woman with the issue of blood “said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.” I know she would have prayed before leaving home, but before she touched the hem of the garment of Jesus. She prayed again, but not with the mouth but with the heart, and the prayer was not different from the one with her mouth. She made sure the two prayers did not deviate from each other.

Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” What you say in your heart is as important as what you say with your mouth. If you are a child of God, your word is as powerful as God’s word; but as powerful as your word is, your thought has enough power to override it.

Train your mouth and inner mouth (heart) to say the same thing – God knows that the outer mouth can be deceitful; therefore, he pays more attention to the inner mouth. However, when it comes to exercising authority over the enemy, your outer mouth must come into play.


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The Solution to All Natural Disasters

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There are many activities and natural occurrences that are threatening to human existence on the surface of the earth. Some of these activities and natural occurrences that pose threats to us include erosion, flooding, bush burning, deforestation and desertification, depletion of ozone layer, landslide, and tsunami.

The one that the whole world has in common is depletion of ozone layer. Ozone exists as a gas, and its chemical formula is O3. Depletion of ozone layer simply means a reduction of the layer of the part of the atmosphere that is formed by the action of Ultraviolet rays on Oxygen. This protects the earth and all the inhabitants from the direct impact of sunlight. No human being can stand the direct impact of sunlight, it is too hot and deadly, it is this Ozone layer that is regulating the impact, it makes it possible to let the exact amount of rays and light that we need from the sun gets to us. The earth needs the Sun for life. No sun, no life! There can never be life in any planet that does not receive rays of light from the sun.

Landslide has been a challenge to the whole world, especially, the Asian countries like China and Japan. Also, recently, there was a land shake in an area in Kaduna State, Nigeria. This has never happened before in Nigeria, and I was wondering why it had never happened for this many years. Many measures have been put in place in Asia to curb landslide, but all to no avail. All that these measures have achieved is, at least, to regulate all other activities that contribute to the natural occurrences. Mind you, it is only human activities that can be controlled; natural occurrences are natural, they can’t be curbed by human efforts alone. This is pointing to the fact that we have to look elsewhere for the solution.

All Natural Things are controlled by God

…, who makes the grass to grow upon the mountains? – Psalms 47:8.

God specializes in impossibilities. What God has empowered man to do, He will never do it; just because He has revealed how to deal with such situation to us. It is when it comes to what man cannot do – at a specific time – that God steps in. He is God of impossibilities. In fact, that is His area of specialization.

He tells the number of the stars: he calls them all by their names – Psalms 47:4.

Mind you, the stars to natural man are innumerable. The astronauts are discovering new planets, new stars, and new moons every time. Even the astronauts yet unborn will still discover more. God has secrets, and He can never reveal everything to us at ones; it is bit by bit. He created them, He put them in place, He named them by Himself; He only allowed Adam to name animals, that is why it is rear before wild photographers and scientists discover new animals; even some of them are even going into extinction. He has given us power all over the earth. The control of heaven of heavens is still in His hands.

…; and you renew the face of the earth – Psalms 104:30.

The Ozone layer can be renewed, but only by God.

As I have said earlier, many control measures have been put in place like reduction of bush burning and burning in household activities, and the reduction in the use of Chlorofluorocarbon, which is the chemical that has been once used as refrigerant in fridge and air conditioners; and as aerosols of sprays, deodorants and insecticides. All these have a little impact in renewing the ozone layer. We have to go back to God to open our eyes to the lasting solution that would erase the effects of depletion of ozone layer like Global warming, Greenhouse effect, and Ice melting and Flooding. God is the solution to every natural disaster; even to the depletion of Ozone layer.

Ice melting always results in flooding. Depletion of ozone layer always causes an increase in heat intensity; this always affects the icy regions of the North Pole, thus resulting in the melting of the great amount of ice. The water formed flows into seas and rivers which make these water bodies so voluminous that their banks cannot hold, hence, resulting in flooding. This causes heavy downpour and the regions around them become flooded.

This is what the Asians have been experiencing. A major flooding has occurred before in Ibadan, the second largest city in Africa, in 1970’s. Human beings have no power over this phenomenon. We need to call on God!

God let it rained on one piece of land and not on another – Amos 4:7.

He binds the floods from overflowing … – Job 28:11.

He is the one that can renew the face of the earth; He is the one that can renew the ozone layer; He is the one that can bind the floods from overflowing.  He was the one that bound the flood in Noah’s days.

He looks on the earth, and it trembles: he touches the hills, and they smoke

                                                                                                Psalms 104:32.

He also controls volcanic eruption.

God controls all natural and supernatural things; therefore all natural disasters cannot pose any problem to God.

The solutions lie in Him and His hands!


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There is a Beauty Inside of You

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When I read about Lizzie Velasquez from Google. She was labeled the world ugliest woman in the world, but she appreciates the beauty inside of her, and she is very great today.

Scientists may say whatever they like! They may say human beings evolved from some animals. But we were made to know we were all created in the image of God. If that is the case, there is no need for asking a nonsensical question like, “God, why me, why did you create me like this?”

Though physical beauty is good and it is a gift from the Lord, but it is not the ultimate. If you are beautiful outside but ugly inside, you will see that many people will hate you. You have to have the two – outward and inner beauty or you have one; and that most important one is the beauty within, the inner beauty.

For you to understand what I am saying, you will see that somebody that is beautiful in the face of one person, may not be beautiful in the face of another. Physical beauty is relative depending on the physical qualities the onlooker is looking for in your life. Hence, you are beautiful in the face of at least few people. Don’t be surprised that Lizzie has a boy-friend. He is good-looking and handsome.

Even, if nobody has ever told you that you are beautiful, you have to tell yourself so. Don’t you know you are created in God’s image? Is that not enough reason to know you are beautiful? If you carry that mentality, there is no way the thinking will not be radiating from your inner man, and show in your face. She has been bullied many times both online and physically, but she reacted positively, and instead of tucking in his head, she sees the beauty inside of her and she became one of the best motivational speakers around.

There is a beauty in you, and it is God’s beauty. If you don’t want it to disappear, you have to be conscious of it and let it show in the way you carry yourself and let the expression of that love radiates on your face. No matter how your look is, people will notice it, and they will ask, “what is giving this man so much confidence like this?” And they will come to a conclusion that there must be a beauty in you. The way physical beauty cannot be hidden, so also the inner beauty, in fact, inner beauty is the ultimate. That is what is giving the world ugliest woman the leverage to move on in life. She knows so much about physical beauty as one of the gifts bestowed on men by God; definitely, God is not a wicked God, if you don’t have one gift, you are going to have another. Therefore, look within you, and be conscious of what God has endowed you with.

The challenge that most of us have is that we concentrate on another man’s gift so much that we are blindfolded to our own. We will thence be seeing ourselves as amounting to nothing, just because we cannot see ourselves from the correct angle. The angle of our view is wrong; it is to favor others only. I am not saying we should not appreciate good things in others, but we should not deviate from the angle from which we can view ourselves better, and also see the good in ourselves.

Nay but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, WHY HAVE YOU MADE ME THUS? – Romans 9:20

No matter how physically you were created, you don’t need to regret it. Have you forgotten you are created in the image of God? Are you asking for how God looks? God said, “I’m exactly like you and He doesn’t regret it, then why you? What you say about yourself is final; God has made you perfect for your inheritance in life. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

Has your question ever been, “Why have you made me thus?” Why am I short? Why is my head like this? Why are my eyes big? May I ask you the normal eyes size? Do you know it? You are the one that says your eyes are big. God did not say it; all that God had created are good. Those that were even saying it, they are only playing with you.

You better make a change of direction; change your question into appreciation – God I thank you for creating me like this, thank you for creating me in your image, thank you for I am your real image (your Word makes me know that), I thank you for what I’m going through right now, I know it is for you to bring the best out of me.

Then will the will of God for your life come into limelight. Halleluiah!


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Pride: An Expressway to Abasement and Destruction

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Pride simply means giving glory to oneself instead of God, for one’s achievement. Where there is pride, dwell abasement, and where destruction lives is not far from such a place.

“And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are upon the haughty, that you may bring them down.”  2 Sam. 22:28.

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Prov. 16:18). The word of God is sure, its integrity never deteriorate; every downfall of a man most of the time has its root in pride. Even as glorious and holy Lucifer (later became Satan) was, when an iota of pride was found in him, he was abased. Bible says in Ezekiel 28:17, “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty…,” he over-estimated his power, and he was reduced to nothing. Even when Paul was charging Timothy, he still made reference to this: “not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he falls into the condemnation of the devil.” (I Tim.3:6). Paul was trying to tell Timothy that anybody that you want to appoint as an overseer or a deacon must not be proud because the work of pride is to lead one to destruction, it is only the humble that the Lord gives grace to.

“But He gives more grace. Therefore, he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.” James 4:6. And also, I Peter 5:5 – “Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.”

This is the way God has been working from the beginning hitherto. History has many facts to back this up:

  • Uzzah (2 Sam. 6:6 – 7): Uzzah and Ahio are both sons of Abinadab. The reason Uzzah was struck to death by God was because of his irreverence to God. He touched the ark of God on the new cart. He over-estimated himself and his purity. This is sheer pride! This aroused God’s anger and he died instantly.
  • King Uzziah (2 Chronicle 26:15 – 16): A King of Judah in his time, because of his fame and strength, pride entered his being. Verse 16 reads: “But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: He went up to burn incense unto the Lord; the duty belongs not unto him but unto the priests, the sons of Aaron). What a great transgression against the Lord! The Lord struck him and he became leprous in his forehead unto the day of his death. He lost the throne to his son. He left for a separate house where he dwelt until his death.
  • Herod Agrippa (Acts 12: 19 – 23): Pride simply means giving glory to oneself instead of God, for one’s achievement. Where there is pride, dwell abasement, and where destruction lives is not far from such a place.

Acts 12: 21 – 23:

“And upon a set day, Herod arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, it is the voice of god, and not of a man. And immediately, the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory; and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.”

  • King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 5:20): “But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.” Verse 21 implies that Nebuchadnezzar, based on his pride, left excellence for obscurity. Pride makes one leave excellence for obscurity. Luke 14:11 says, “For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.”

Others might not repent, but not Nebuchadnezzar, he came to the knowledge of God. “…till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appoints over it, whomever, he will.” Daniel 5:21.

Come to the knowledge of God and be humble, if not; pride will not only abase you but later will lead to your destruction. God forbid!


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Barrenness: Not Enough Reason for Divorce, Only Adultery

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Let me quickly tell you this: barrenness is a temporary challenge! And God hates divorce! Therefore, be fruitful, because God has already said it. I just want it to be echoing and vibrating in your spirit man

Out of all that were barren in the Bible days: Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebecca; Elkanah and Hannah; Manoah and his wife; John and Elizabeth; none of them divorced. Even, Michal that provoked God’s wrath by doing her worst to the king was not divorced by David. At the later end, each of them gave birth to a destined child except Michal, the daughter of Saul and one of the wives of David.

Though, one of them made a mistake of marrying another wife. And this was Abraham based on wrong advice from his wife, Sarah; and the adultery he committed was not deliberate, it was fully supported by his own wife. Please, if you want to commit adultery, tell your wife first! Are you laughing or smiling? And you wives, tell your husband to tell you before he does anything.

The question to trash out is, “is it correct for a woman to divorce her husband and remarry based on the fact that they are barren and the man commit adultery deliberately? Does the Bible justify that?

This is a different case from that in Deuteronomy 24: 1 – 4, where the husband divorced the wife based on adultery she committed. In this case, we find that the woman re-married (Bible says, she may go and be another man’s wife – Deut. 24:2), but cannot marry the first husband again for any reason.

But Paul said, “And unto the married, I command, yet not I, but the Lord, let not the wife departs from her husband: But if she departs, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife (I Cor. 7:10 – 11).

Though God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16), but putting I Cor. 7:11b and Deut. 24:3 together:

I Cor 7:11b – “… and let not the husband put away his wife.”

Deut 24:2 – “If the husband put her away, she may go and be another man’s wife.”

  • It means, if the husband writes the letter of divorce, the woman may remarry, but this is not the perfect will of God.
  • If it is the wife that divorces him, the woman cannot remarry; the only option is for her to reconcile with her husband (if not she has to remain unmarried).

But, in a case where a husband is committing a repeated adultery to the extent that, the woman gets pregnant, and he is also refusing his wife, her sex advance; and at the same time, he is not providing for her, and he is beating her; it is a violent man that does that. He is already an infidel (an unbeliever), even worse than an unbeliever (I Tim. 5:8).

Based on this, I Cor. 7:15 says, “if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such case: but God also called us to peace.” This is an exception to the “till death do them part.” A man that beats his wife is an infidel (Mal. 2:16).

I Cor. 7:13 says, if the man (that has backslid – an unbeliever) be pleased to dwell with her (he is not beating her, or she can cope with the beating; he is satisfying her sexually, or she can cope without sex; he is providing for her, or she can cope without the provision), let her not leave him.

But if otherwise (if the man is not pleased to dwell with her), she can leave! Nevertheless, God called us to peace (I Cor. 7:15b).

“I hate divorce, says the Lord God of Israel, and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garments, says the Lord almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit and do not break faith.” (Mal. 2:16 NIV)

Once again, a man who is violent has broken faith, he has become an unbeliever (Mal. 2:16), he is the same as the man that does not provide for his household (his wife inclusive) – I Tim. 5:8. God says he hates such a man. He is not qualified to be a husband. And if he leaves the woman, the woman is free, she is not in bondage, she can re-marry.

But it would have been better if the woman (a believer) is strong enough to cope and continue with the marriage.

You shall be fruitful! God has already said it, I just want it to be echoing and vibrating in your spirit man. Have a joy-filled day!


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COAT OF MANY COLOURS

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God, the father has crowned us with glory even from the time we were conceived. His thought towards us are not of evil but of good to give us an expected end. But, the devil and his cohorts have another plan: to strip us out of His glory. Joseph’s father and Tamar’s father loved their children; they showed this by giving them coat/garment of many colours which depict glorious future. They wanted them to end up a success in life. Devil always go in opposite direction. He doesn’t want God’s children to succeed on earth. And he would do anything to thwart the plan of God for man. He always uses people that are very close to achieve his aim; to strip Adam out of his coat of many colours (that is, to get him removed from the Garden of Eden, he used Eve – his wife). To deliver Jesus into enemy’s hands, he used Judas – one of His closest disciples.

It is not that there closest ones are the real enemies, it is the devil but the door that he can easily go through to have access into our lives is the “men of our house.” I wonder how Joseph’s brothers would not want him to succeed; that is the devil in action. He used Tamar’s half brother, Amnon to strip her out of her virginity. The devil always wants us to end up in disgrace and shame.

The devil is our only enemy; he is always out to strip us out of the coat of many colours (our glorious end). He knows he cannot get to us, except through those that are very close to us; if we allow it. Micah 7:6 says, “…, a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.” Not necessarily the people you are living with, in the same room or house, it can be your neighbour, church members, co-workers, friends, confidant and as many people that can get access to your life.

Therefore, be wise and beware.

Reference: Gen 31:3, 23, 24; 2 Sam 13: 17 – 19.

 

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A YOUTH NOT A WEAKLING

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Your being a youth now is not a weakness, it is your strength.

 “Rise up to the situation and God will back you up!”

Don’t say because you are a youth, you will not be responsible, Paul was admonishing Timothy, a youth like you; he told him, let no man despise your youth, but be an example of the believers…. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation and to doctrine (1 Timothy 4:12 – 13). A youth must rise up to any task because of strength embedded in him/her. Rise up! You are not a weakling. There is a kind of strength embedded in you for being a youth, you are gifted!

Saul wanted to despise David’s youth, don’t fight the philistine, he said, “Can’t you see his height? ” He asked. “He’s going to make mince of you and make you a sport!” He exclaimed. He finally added, “he is a man of war from his youth.” David reasoned in himself, if this man called Goliath is a man of war from his youth, if this man has become a champion from his youth, I can become a champion now; if this man has performed great feats when he was young, I can perform it now. If as a teenager, Goliath was not afraid of anything, then, I must not be afraid of him as a teenager. He was not despised, he rose up to the situation and God backed him up at his young age.

Are you a kind of youth that does not think of doing exploit in the kingdom? Jesus, at the age of twelve has started reasoning, discussing and asking questions to impact doctors, great men and wise men. Haven’t you heard of Daniel, Meshach, Shedrach and Abednego; they are youths like you, go and read about their feats, they performed wonderfully. They did not bow for baal, Daniel did not defile himself with King’s meat. What about Joseph? He did not fall for Portiphar’s, in order to save the future generation. What a great feat! Be not afraid; go for goal, those you see making edge in life start as a youth. Be responsible, be wise, your being a youth now is not a weakness, it is your strength, you are not a weakling! Obadiah, the servant of Ahab feared the Lord from his youth (1 Kings 18:12).

Paul was trying to tell Timothy, occupy till I come, like that man in the Parable of Jesus in Luke 19:13.

 

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YOUTH! DON’T ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO

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Don’t be tied down by the rope of your background, your past, or your present situation, something is embedded within you for the upliftment of mankind!

Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his dregs, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity: therefore, his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed (Judges 4:11 – KJV 2000)

Bible says woe unto him that is at ease in Zion. If you don’t do something about your situation, it remains unchanged. If you remain on a spot; people, even your friends will make a sport of you. The crippled beggar at the gate called Beautiful, is an instance, he sat down there watching, that was the reason, he remained a lame (Acts 3).  So also the man at the Pool of Bethesda (in the midst of invalid folks like him, blind, lame and paralysed), I see no reason why he did not get his healing (John 5). But Namaan was not at ease; from Syria, he went as far as Israel and got his healing and was no more a leper (2 Kings 5).

Acceptance of the status quo of the youth of today: they still see life by the perspective of their background (Moab – Gen. 19:30 – 38). Moab had accepted his status; he thought there can never be a change, that it cannot be better for him, but Jephthah (a Gileadite) in his own case, though he was a product of harlotry (as Moab a product of incest), believes he can be the head (Judges 11:39) and never to die as a tail.

Many youth of today believe that they are not gifted; that they don’t have substance; that they don’t have anything to impact on this generation; that they cannot affect life positively. Be bold and check within, you have something to help others. It was a little maid (a captive and a slave) that gave a counsel (a suggestion) that led to the cure of leprosy of the captain of an army – Naaman (2 Kings 5:3).

Fear of facing challenges by many youths: As fire refines gold, so are challenges to the ones who dare them. Learn from David and other youths like Daniel, Meshach, Shedrach, Abednego, Jephthah and many more. If you are afraid of challenges, you cannot get to the throne. Read the story of David, with just five stones, on his way to the throne.

The principle of Give and Take, Sowing and Reaping: Have this in mind; you always have something to give at every point in time. Peter and John couldn’t give money but gave the lame healing; the little maid couldn’t heal Naaman but she gave an advice through a mistress, and that led to the healing of the captain.

Don’t be tied down by the rope of your background, your past, or your present situation, something is embedded within you for the upliftment of mankind!

 

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Rod of Men

Rod of men

2 Sam 7:14 reads, “I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the stripes of the children of men.”

God spoke to David through Nathan that, if one of his offspring that is going to be king commits sin, that he is going to be punished through men and great nations.

Judges 2:3 also says, “Therefore, I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

God told them to throw down the altars of Canaanites that they should not make any covenant with the inhabitants when they possess the land. The Israelites did not obey the voice of the Lord, because of this. He told them that they will be as thorns in their sides. After this, God sold them into the hands of many kings (Judges 4:2; 3:8). But thank God, He raised judges to deliver them.

When David committed adultery, he repented through the ministry of Nathan but he was still punished by God using unbelievers (2 Sam. 12:10 – 14).

Heb 12:6 says, “For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives. Whenever any of His true children commits sin, punishment is always doled out; that is the reason Jesus was chastised by men and was beaten with their stripes just because of the sins of the whole world.

Therefore, if you are a child of God, be careful; because, if you go against His will, He will chastise you by the rod of men. Christians are always in trouble mainly because of sins except in some cases, when your faith is being tested.

The people of the World have no power over our destiny. It is sin that exposes us to danger by providing access for the enemies to have their way in our life.


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