Pay Heed By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Monday, July 8, 2019
Month Theme: Purpose and Divine Assistance
Topic: Pay Heed
1 Corinthians 10:10-13; Numbers 14:1-3, 28-30;
1 Corinthians 10:12
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
In a development involving the children of Israel, they complained to the point where they wished themselves dead. God gave them their wish by making sure they died in the wilderness with the exception of a few people – they committed suicide with their words (Numbers 14:28-29). The dangerous thing about weeping, complaining, stagnating and blaming others is that you don’t realise the negative implications of your actions. The children of Israel thought they were just speaking words but in actual fact they were signing their death warrant. To wish oneself dead is as good as being dead.
The children of Israel encountered many difficulties in the wilderness as they made their way to the Promised Land. They encountered a lack of water, food and shelter. Their disobedience thrust them into hazardous situations, snakes bit them and diseases broke out upon them (1 Corinthians 10:10-13). In the face of the difficulties they encountered in the wilderness, some murmured but others remained steadfast and found ways to overcome the temptations.
1 Corinthians 10:10-13 is not meant to make you unsure of your salvation. The phrase, “let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall”, does not mean that you are not sure of your position in Christ. It should not make you doubt your ability to stand in the faith. It rather means those who think they are standing should take heed to the ways God gives them to be able to handle challenges lest they fall. For every challenge there is a way of escape. Paying heed to the escape route and the anointing, enable you to defeat the evil one.
Pray for yourself and for the Church that we will pay heed to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and be very sensitive to Him.
“Wailers and Prevailers” and “Victory Over Fire” by Eastwood Anaba
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