Category Archives: Faithfulness
LATENESS TO CHURCH…!!!
Ever since I was born, I have not seen many people arrive late to the airport when they are traveling. In fact, when the plane is taking off at 11:00pm, the person will be at the airport by 7:00pm, wow!
That’s how much people value travelling overseas!!
Same when they have to go to court they will be at that Court not less than 30 minutes before the appointed time.
Same when they have appointment with mere men called VIP who have promised to give them money or valuable things, they will be there much more earlier.
But on a Sunday morning when Church has long begun, that’s when you see men and women with ‘swag’ gliding like a wounded tortoise coming to Church. They know they are late yet it does not bother them.
Church starts at 7:00 am but people will come at 8:30am or 9: 00 am why? They think all they need is just to be present and show their faces to their friends and mark attendance with Pastor who always bother them.
Just take the test to call them on Monday at 5:30 or 6:00 am , you’ll realise they are already on their way to work and some will be there already.
Know this today, anytime you go to Church one minute late, you have NOT attended Church at all.
If Christ is saying ‘where
two or three are gathered, I’m in their midst’, you think He comes late? The time you give is the time He keeps.
What does it mean to arrive late to Church?
1) Disrespect to Christ
2) Betrayal of Christ
3) Disregard to the Church and the Pastor
4) Interruption of an eternal program
5) TOTAL dishonour to God.
Remember that anything we do including lateness to church is recorded and we will have to give account to God when the time comes.
Brethren let’s give The Almighty God the respect and obedience He deserves .
May He give us the grace to make a change in anything that does not give Him glory in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Then said the Lord unto Moses, behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate everyday, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.- Exodus 16 : 4 – 5.
These were the instructions God gave to the children of Israel through Moses and Aaron but they refused to take the instructions. They decided to do things in their own way. Anytime we refuse to obey God´s instructions, there is always a price to pay for disobedience, we prolong the manifestation of God´s blessings.
And Moses said, let no man leave of it till the morning. Not withstanding, they hearkened not unto Moses but some of them left it until the morning and it bred worms and stank and Moses was wroth with them. And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses And he said unto them, this is that which the Lord hath said, tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord, bake that which ye will bake today and seethe that ye will seethe and that which remain over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning as Moses bade and it did not stink neither was there any worm therein – Exodus 16 : 19 – 24.
When the day that God told them to collect double came, no worm, no bad odour neither did it stank.The bible says in 1 Samuel 15 : 22b Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams. He is ever ready to help us.
How many instructions has God given to you which you have not followed? Brethren, it is not too late, turn to Him and plead for forgiveness and follow up His instructions because it is not His will for anyone to perish or lost.
PRAYER: O lord, give us the grace to be obedience to Your instructions no matter hoe small it might be and forgive us for our disobedience in the name of Jesus Christ..
To understand what life is, you have to visit three locations:_
*1.* The hospital,
*2.* The prison and
*3.* The Cemetery.
*At the Hospital,*
you will understand that nothing is more beautiful than health.
you’ll see that freedom is the most precious thing.
*At the cemetary,*
you will realize that life is worth nothing, the ground we walk today will be our roof tomorrow.
Let us therefore remain humble by having the fear of God.
May the grace and mercy of the Almighty God follow us everyday in the name of Jesus Christ .