By Pastor Oloruntimilehin Joshua Daramola
It is imperative to know how God does His things. Many people do know that anyone that praises God, HE would praise that person back and give him or her authority.
A person that honours God, HE will honour the person also. In fact people do not see God but people see his prophets and people need to obey and believe them. But the rich man was cast in hell fire in heaven and saw Lazarus on the chest of Abraham.
Then he pleaded with God to allow him come back to the earth to tell his brothers what he saw in heaven so that his brothers change their ungodly ways of life. He was they refuse to obey the prophets they too would be thrown into hell fire. (Luke16:19-31). If God is ready to appear and talk to a person, that person would run away and would not answer.
But if it is human, the person would not run away. It is human God send to humans. Because human would be ready to listen. God would not send a monster. What people need to do is to respect the word of God. What did Abraham do to glorify God? He obeyed and respected God. Abraham was a rich and wealthy man. He was not a wretched man. He had flocks and many servants. Even his had many maidservants out which she gave one to Abraham to sleep with. His brother Lot to had servants and flocks too.
His family was controlling the land they were in governing the territory. So for Abraham to leave his comfort zone to answer God’s call, that was when he started glorifying God. Genesis12:1-5 “The Lord had said to Abram. Leave your country, you people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation and I will bless you. I will make your name great and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you whoever curses you I will curse and all people on earth and blessed through you. So Abram did as the Lord had told and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot all possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran and set for the land of Canaan and arrived there” Abram was wealthy before God called him.
I always tell people if God should call you, you must have gotten all it takes to be a prophet of God. Some people would say they lost a child or job before they answered God.s call. I always disagree with them that calling is that of satan not God because God would not call a person without given the person the required tools to do His work.
For instance I had built houses, had wife and children and living in splendour before I was called. I was not called to start embezzling church’s money. I was absolutely comfortable before embarking on the service of God. Any pastor that is not comfortable, he is not called. Imagine the calling of Noah, when God noticed the world was to be destroyed because of their sinful act; He picked Noah among other people because he was capable to carry out God’s work. He could not have called him to build if he was not a rich man.
Imagine the calling of Moses,God prepared his way from infancy to when he became a powerful person in the household of king pharaoh of Egypt to the extent that God appointed a his brother Aaron to be spokeman for Moses because he was a stammerer.
God gave Moses power that he made people to believe him(Exodus 4 and 5). So God always nurture his men to the stage when He would use them for his works. Let’s examine all the men of God in the Bible from Elijah, Elisha,Daniel, Meshach,Shadrach,Abenigo Peter,Paul were great men that worked for God and Jesus Christ. Many of them encountered persecution that could have led to their death.
Because they had honoured God they were all saved and beat the imagination of their persecutors. Imagine Paul who was a lawyer for the Jewish religion did not initially believe in the teachings of Jesus. He used his wealth to persecute the followers of Jesus until he encountered Jesus was blinded and later converted to become follower of Jesus. In fact these men are feared because nobody knows what they would say in any moment. I want people to honour God so that He would honour you.
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