Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? [the holy bible, Jeremiah 17:9] The above biblical quotation best sum up the degenerated state of man. It is so bad that even we can not vouch for ourselves in terms of righteousness and truth. Take this scenario: I have a ministerial gift of Healing the sick and raise the dead according to Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Remember, it is not because I am better placed than others, neither is it because I have seen God face to face, but it is a gift. It is just the gift of God. In apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians Paul refers to these abilities as ‘gifts’ [1corintians12:1-9] But if after I had performed a healing which, of course, is under the unction of the holy spirit do I allow God to get the glory alone? Would i not feel irritated if I did not hear thank you, pastor? Do I direct all the accolades to God? It is easy to say ‘yes I do’, but remember the opening verse of this post. The heart can do things which we ourselves never thought we can do. Do I not feel offended if this person stops coming to my fellowship? Do I not feel offended if he does not mention me always when telling others about this healing? Would I not rather use the healing as an opportunity to advertise my church and project it like I have a special anointing from God? After all, I have a catalog of testimonies, reports abound on how recipients are have been coach on what to say and how to start such testimonies, like a script and if some are too dull they are promptly dropped from the next batch of those billed to testify of what the apostle of our time and God’s chosen one has done’,…… is doing to all those who acknowledge his servant as the one and only servant of God. With such accolades and encomiums? Do you expect me to walk lesser than other men or taller than other men of God? Then it comes to wardrobe: It is not just bursting with clothes and other accessories, but it has to be replenished with specially designed clothes for me. it has to be flowing, or loud, bright. Miracle galore all the way. Then when i need to display it in that gathering of political giants and top-guns, yes, it is a gift not by your power and the Lord chooses when to carry out healing through you as a vessel or not. At the time you want to perform healing in the mists of those millionaires who can build you or contribute to that project, the oil may not flow. That you have a particular gift does not mean you perform miracles all the way. Do we not feel dissapointed when we can not flow ? Advertising that you will perform healings for all the sick may fail because the holyghost moves not at your behest, but when it desires. Paul did not do miracles all the time. John the baptist did not perform even one . It is all about the Holyghost, He can choose to ignore you despite the much advertised forthcoming events and crusades in Miami or times square gardens in New York, He can step over you and choose a pastor in the remotest village where there is neither pipe bone water nor roofed houses, A pastor who can hardly afford three square meal per day am not talking of fasting. The Spirit will move and miracle extraordinary will happen, but no news media to the outside world. Take this from me, the mayhem being carried out by terror group against the church must have been revealed by God to some of his servants. But should the Holy Spirit be bothered that enough news mcoverage was not done? No, His ways are not our ways and neither are His thoughts. Many of us[myself included ] will be surprise to see who the Lord shall welcome ‘as good and faithful servant’ on that judgment day. Talking about judgement day is rarely heard from the pupilt today our pasturing as pastors has made that a thing that we should not talk preach about. That is too far besides, the Men of God do not talk about judgment day these days;that is rather, old fashion. There is so much to talk about especially,in the areas of our giving. How could you forget so soon about how far your arms could open the flood gate of blessings. How your giving appears before God like in the days of Cornelius and how He [the holy spirit has identify our enemies and shall soon wipe them from the surface of the earth there is so much response and reverberation when we talk about our enemies we do not see them repentimg nor are we taught to pray for them! Spiritual gifts are divided into three comportment namely: power gifts and the gift of revelation. These are healing, faith and miracles.And the later is the word of knowledge and the word of wisdom and of course, the discerning of spirits Most men who operate in power gifts tends to follow the leading of their whims and caprices rather, than being led of the spirit of God [Holy Spirit]when our personal lives is at variance with what we preach then we do not have the Holy spirit. for we are told in the scripture that when we have the seed then we bear the fruit. see Glatians5:22. you can read the whole verse. herein, lies the true yardstick to know the true servants of God,whose name is JEHOVAH. It is high time’the show must stop’, humility id of God no matter the place we are given in the vardyard of God, the placing of the cart before the horse is too wrong to be ignored.  Let God take all the glory ignore your heart!

See you in church!

Published by godwinguobadia

Pastor, life coach, motivational speaker and a christian apologist; a husband and a father.

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