Rhapsody of Realities September 2 2023 written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome And Today’s Message is
Honour Spiritual Authority
Our opening scripture comes from the book of 2 Timothy 4:2 and it says: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
In numbers chapter 12 verses 1 to 16, the Bible tells us how Aaron and Miriam spoke against Moses because of his true sight wife. They questioned Moses authority and claimed that God could also speak through them. God heard their words and called them along with Moses to the Tabernacle.
Here’s what I want you to notice as a consequence of their error. The Bible says the anger of the Lord was kindled against them, and he departed numbers chapter 12, verse 9. He gets angry. And what does he do? He walks away. But here’s the thing. When the presence of God leaves like that, trouble comes.
There are many people who don’t realize this is what happens to them when they get unruly. Create insurrection, become disobedient and dishonor authority in the House of God. They don’t even know when the presence of God leaves.
It also brings to mind the story of Samson. The law was always with him until he disobeyed. When the enemy came. Samson woke up thinking I’ll get loose and go free. As always, he did not know that the Lord had left him. Judges chapter 16, verse 20 of the good news translation. The spirit of God didn’t come on him as. He used to. And the enemies got ahold of him and took out his eyes.
It’s important to honor the Lord. Always follow his word and his ways, and never this honor spiritual authority. As Aaron and Miriam did. Don’t speak against God’s ministers. Don’t judge them. Remember what the Bible says? Who art thou? That judges another man’s servant through his own master. He standeth or falleth ye. He shall be holding up for God is able to make him stand. Romans, chapter 14, verse four. Hallelujah.
Dear father, thank you for my leaders and those who place in positions of authority over me. To nurture, train, and bring me up in the path of truth and righteousness. I willingly yield to the guidance and direction they provide by the spirit. Your nature of love and humility of Christ are manifest in and through me always in Jesus’ name.
Hebrews chapter 13 verse 17
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you
Romans chapter 13 verses 1 to 3
1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest?
5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
1- YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians chapter 16, verses 1 to 24, and Proverbs chapters 10 to 15.
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke chapter 20, verses 19 to 26, and 1 Samuel chapter 21.
About Rhapsody of Realities
Rhapsody of Realities 2023 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D. D.D). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l. If you have been blessed, please share your testimony by contacting us.
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