Topic: Become A Stable Believer [Wednesday May 9, 2018]
“Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou went up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.” Genesis 49:4
The church is like a family; children are never the same, even twins have their differences. There are children who will call you ‘daddy’ but you know that it is lip-service. They don’t believe in the vision of the house but they are your children. But there are those who will call you Daddy and you know they are committed until death. The same thing applies to the church.
Jacob had 12 sons and they were all different. Joseph was close to his father and will tell him his dreams. Not much is said of the others. If you read the story of Jacob’s family in a hurry, you will think that Jacob never knew the atrocities some of his sons committed. However, when it was time for him to die and he was ready to bless them, he remembered what Reuben had done; he said you are my first born, you are my strength. But I can’t trust you. I know you slept with my concubine and you didn’t even repent. You pretended as if it never happened and you still came back and called me daddy. What a betrayal! Are you like Reuben or Joseph? Be the judge!
If indeed you belong to a Ministry, and you are stable, then no matter the fad going around, you will stand on the Word that you are taught in your church. For instance, if you are a member of TREM but you are practising other things that are not done in TREM, no matter the Ministry you copied it from, you are unstable! This is because every Ministry has a peculiar assignment and God understands your purpose so He rightly planted you in a church; why run helter-skelter and get mixed up in traditions and rituals of men? The orange fruit cannot grow on the Apple tree; you are planted in a particular Ministry for a purpose, sit down, follow the instructions and watch God bless you there.
Further reading: Genesis 49:1-4, James 1:5-8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Kings 7-9; Evening- John 1:1-28
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.