July 30, 2017

Don’t let disobedience hinder your glory

Don’t let disobedience hinder your glory

•Pastor Daramola

By Pastor Oloruntimilehin Joshua Daramola

Prophets, pastors and other men of God preach the word of God for people to hear and be-have well. Therefore, it is im-perative for all that preach the word of God to examine their sermons/teachings to see if they are making impact on people that hear them.

It is the joy of a preacher to see that his teachings have impact on the people and are changing from their negative ways to positive.

I was full of joy when three female members of my ministry told me they had changed their ways towards their husbands when they heard my teaching on the role of a good woman. Similarly, a young man had changed his ungodly behaviour.

•Pastor Daramola

These people were honoured by Jesus Christ because they heard the words and used them. They are evidence that my teaching is not in vain but having positive impact on people’s lives. Many have heard teachings and ministrations of prophets of God and did not change. Instead they remained the same which could lead to their destruction.

They had imbibed strange things into their life. The strange woman does not only refer to female but idiomatically means the undesir-able strange things in a person’s life that could also become a torment to the person.

These strange things make people to commit sin which their souls reject but their body (flesh) does not. I fervently pray that all strange things in your life should go away in the name of Jesus. The Bible mentioned strange woman in Proverbs 5:20 . “And with wilt thou, my son, be ravished with strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger.”

It is very dangerous for a person to pretend not to hear when he or she actually heard the warning not to do certain things. People need to  examine the words of God and see the benefit by embracing them. If the body and mind are not ready to hear, then pray that the sprit of hearing come over to you; heed all the warnings.

Imagine Samson! He married a strange woman. When a strange woman comes into a man’s life, it is always difficult to discard her. Samsom failed to heed God and his parent’s warning. He even-tually destroyed his life through adulterous life. Judges 13:5 “for lo thou shall conceive and bear a son, no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb and he shall begin to deliver Israel out the hand of the Phillistines”.

Samson did not heed the warning. He revealed the source of his power to the strange woman who put razor on his head. Judges 16:17-20. “That he told her all his heart and said unto her; There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb; if I be shaven, my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak; and be like any other man. And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philist-ines saying come up, this once, for he hath shew me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in hand. And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out his sleep, and said, Iwill go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the lord was departed from him”.

Samson was insrumental to his destruction. Bretren, what is it that will make you change from your adulterous act, drunkeness and other acts that will bring destruction to your life?

People should not be hearing sermons and words of God in vain. If you hear sermons without practising them, idolators will get the grace before you. A lot people did not believe Jesus and His teachings despite the miraculous things He did to make people to believe Him.

Similarly, a former leader in my ministry saw powerful signs and wonders performed by God through me but he never believed in them. He saw them, heard but he didn’t change. It is a pity the same person sought for help from a member of the ministry. Some people are adamant and refuse to use the teachings and sermons they hear on radio, TV and read in the newspaper positively. Disobedience prevent people’s glory to be seen. Brethren let the strange things in our lives go away so that our glory will be manifested.

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