THEOPNEUSTOS “GOD BREATHED”
SATURDAY, JULY 16TH 2016
TITLE: YOU DON’T MAKE CHURCH
AUTHORED BY PASTOR CHARLES AND FAVOUR CHUKWUEMEZIE
1 KINGS 19:10 “He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
Well, speaking of church as a gathering of God’s chosen ones with all of us supplying something beautiful and great to build one another, we would like to make this very clear to every child of God ; whether you are a member in a church, a worker in a department, a vision financier or even a pastor…you don’t make church; rather church makes you. This is because, God is the owner of the church. Jesus is the head of the church.
Jesus said ‘I will build MY church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail ‘ The church is His, not yours. To think that you are helping the church is a foolish idea. God choose you, He equipped you with whatever you are supplying to the church family you belong to and the church can do without you.
We are all important but never indispensable. Whatever you refuse to do, will be done still, and even in a better way.
From the Bible verse we read as text, Elijah who’s been used mightly of God amongst many other prophet is complaining, rehearsing the exploits he has done to God as though he could have done them without God’s empowerment. He even boasted to God that he’s the only one left… hahaha.
But, the next verses tells us that God shut him up by letting him know He still had seven thousand prophets who have NEVER bowed to Baal, besides he sent him to anoint three people who would do what he couldn’t do. The first two Hazel and Jehu as kings, and Elisha as prophet. They were ready to take his place.
God doesn’t need you; you need God. You are not the only one, God’s got plenty of people in reserve. If you find yourself being useful, consider it a great privilege. The truth is that, as you supply what you can and what you have been given to the body, you set yourself up for multiplication of blessings. God is a rewarder.
I pray that no one takes your place in Gods service in the kingdom.
PRAYER AND DECLARATION
FATHER I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GIFTS IN MY LIFE; I PROMISE TO GIVE THEM ALL TO YOU WITHOUT PRIDE OR COMPLAINTS, SO HELP ME GOD… AMEN
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SERVING GOD WITH YOUR TIME AND RESOURCES IS A GREAT PRIVILEGE… CHARLES CHUKWUEMEZIE