Topic: Hater of God? [Wednesday 2, November 2016]
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God
gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things
are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them
that do them.
Bible in One Year: Revelation 3:14-7:17, Psalms 92
The situation around us today requires quick intervention because the
society is becoming unsafe due to emerging trends. There are many people
rising up in many quarters, questioning the rationality of looking unto
God. They hate the idea of putting God at the centre of human knowledge
and existence. They question the efficacy of God’s knowledge and
authority, and this is making the love of some believers wax cold.
Haters of God are those who put the fear of man over and above the fear
of God. They believe more in the inventions of man than in the creation
of God. They are those who rely in their vain imagination rather than
the absolute truth of God. They prefer to stay away from God and His
house because they don’t want His truth to locate them. They prefer to
use their wisdom to solve their problems rather than find solution in
Christ alone. When they are in trouble, the first thing on their minds
is running to the wrong place for solution, which eventually compounds
Looking up to a man when one should trust God can be a very futile
endeavour. Those who put their confidence in man will always end up with
frustrating experiences. If you keep to God He will keep you in perfect
peace. There are many people who have no experience of what the Peace
of God is. May this never be your portion in Jesus’ name.
Haters of God allow their hearts to be dominated by impure thoughts.
They allow demons to control their hearts, and this is why they find it
impossible to experience the Peace of God. You can make up your mind
this day to be a lover of God.
Those who hate God will never know the peace of God. Don’t allow the
power of hell to dominate your life. Every place of activity through
which evil ideas come into your life must be avoided. Separate yourself
totally from those things separating you from the blessings of God. Keep
a distance from those negative connections and influences that lure you
into evil including internet views and impure television programmes.
Stop feeding your eyes with lust inducing items and materials. Don’t
give yourself further to those things that will attract the wrath of God
upon your life, things such as masturbation, fornication, incest, rape,
same sex relationship, occultism, and pornography. Through the power of
God, you can dominate these evil practices that keep you away from the
grace of God.
Prayer Point: Father, please give me the grace to please you.
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one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the
President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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