Focus: Hebrews 3:1-2 - KJV
1. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2. Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
The unity of the body of Christ is very crucial to the good health of the Church. Christ was sent by the father to deliver mankind from the effect of sin, and throughout His ministry, He stayed faithful to the one who ordained Him, even when going on appeared so difficult. Before Him, Moses also was committed to the call of God to the extent that he never departed from it. After Christ, we all also, that are His disciples, have been saddled with the responsibility of the call, and we are called upon, like Christ, to be faithful to God in all we do, regarding the call. The issue here is: when is there a departure from faithfulness unto God regarding the call. Is it unfaithfulness if the member of a denomination decides he is not going on with that denomination, but sticks with God through another platform? Or is it when like Demas, he loves the present world more than the kingdom?
The reason the rapture appears delayed is most likely because those called to carry the truth round the world are yet to get the depth of the truth themselves. Where the truth has not reached all, those unreached will be judged on the basis of what they were exposed to knowing as it will be dubbed the days of ignorance. Hence, when the Lord finds that a messenger is fixated on a particular doctrine without digging deeper into the truth, He moves from such messenger and goes to another to expose the hidden truth to him. (Peter, who was called the Rock, was fixated on not feeding on things “common and unclean”, which by chance would include the gentiles, not knowing that salvation was for all.) This accounts for the different denominations that now exist. If they agree to come together, iron will sharpen iron and everyone will be on the same page regarding the truth, just like it happened in Peter’s days eventually. Holding a messenger with a deeper message down with the impression that if he starts a new thing to put the message forward, then he is a deserter, is not only sad, but also manipulative and inimical to the well-being of the body as a whole.
The call you have is from God and to Him primarily do you owe allegiance. No denomination can ask you to disobey the call and direction of God as they will not stand with you in judgment, when push comes to shove. For as long as you are faithful unto God, then please stay in your calling and continue in it. When the Holy Spirit asked that Paul and Barnabas be separated unto Him for an assignment, the chief apostles could also have said ‘no way’ because of the nominal assignments those brethren were known for hitherto. The Lord is the head of the Church and not any human agent. Be sure you have the instruction of God to do what He wants done, before stepping forward. As you step forward, ensure you do not disappoint the Lord who has called you. Be like Christ in it.
SOLUTION: Do not make a move in ministry until you are certain of God’s instruction and directive. When however, the Lord gives a directive, please ensure performance, as non-performance is tantamount to disobedience.
Please pray: Father, help me to remain faithful to your call upon my life; keep me away from the voice of strangers that I may be clear about your instructions in Jesus’ name. In all I do, please don’t let me ever be unfaithful to your call by doing what I please and not what pleases you, in Jesus’ name. Do let the content of your call for my life be always clear and succinct to the glory of your name, in Jesus’ name. As this month comes to an end today, and we proceed into the second half of the year, do keep us under your wings that we may be safe throughout the year and beyond, in Jesus’ name.
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