Who Are You Serving?
As we await the return of the King of kings, Jesus Christ, a lot of teachings are being packaged by hell to draw the heart of God’s sons from the great Day. These teachings have lured so many to serve things and not the Almighty God. Principles are formulated with foundations that are not biblical but have a semblance of coming from God. The Bible clearly warns us to be on our guard in this times in order not to fall prey to the deceiving spirits that have been unleashed by hell: “Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world and not based on Christ” (Colossians 2:8). These teachings are cleverly packaged to entice the sensibilities and they carry a semblance of truth but are in reality far from the TRUTH! The enemy has finally unleashed his deadliest weapons to drive deeply into the hearts of men these terrible perversions through high sounding rhetoric; thus desensitizing them against the things of God. No wonder a lot of congregations believe so much in their pastors rather than the Word of God. It is true that we must believe them, but it must be according to how they themselves believe and follow God. Unfortunately, wholesome messages that point out the ills of the heart that may derail a man from the right path are laughed at and labeled judgmental. ‘Fantastic’ messages, sprinkled here and there with the word of God are applauded, sold to the people and the people gobble them down without thought as to their foundation. These messages have succeeded in creating gods for the unsuspecting people. A lot of people now serve a semblance of God and not the true God! Sins that were clearly forbidden are now being ‘accommodated’. It is even preached now that the ‘church is evolving’; by extension, God’s word is evolving. This is a terrible lie from the pit of hell! God’s word is the same yesterday, today and forever. God, His Word and principles DO NOT EVOLVE! No wonder vices are on the increase in the world, and foolishly children of God blame governments and the society.
Be watchful, a different gospel powered by a different god is being churned out to unsuspecting congregants. For instance, it is true that it is our right as sons of God to live in divine health and wealth; but all these must not be raised above the well being of our souls. If I may ask, how well is your soul? What have you been feeding it with? Is it as wealthy and healthy as your outer man or it is weak and impoverished? Friend, if you still struggle to do the right thing and most times find yourself doing the opposite, then something is still fundamentally wrong with your soul. The truth is whom you serve and focus on determines the health of your soul. When the things of the world sprinkled with God’s word are hyped to a platform where they dictate the way we live, rather than God’s word doing the dictating, then it is not well with the soul. Just before Joshua was going to depart the world, he reminded the Israelites their journey with the Lord and asked them to choose whom they will serve (Joshua 24:14-28). They chose to serve God; he then told them to put away all their idols or they will incur the wrath of God. Friend, Jesus is coming back again. It is no longer a case of “if” but “when”. And we know from Scriptures that Christ is not coming for a denomination, Cathedral, Ministries and the likes, rather He is coming for individual souls. If we believe that, then our preoccupation is to prepare our souls such that we will not be ashamed on that DAY, thus: “And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure” (1John 3:3). Therefore, make up your mind today who you want to serve. If it is God, then walk in a manner that is acceptable to Him: “…In truth, I understand that God doesn’t show favoritism, but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him” (Acts 10:34b-35). Return to Him to help you as you take the decision to stand with Him. God bless you.