*👤MINISTER: _PASTOR FRANK ADDO_*
👉MEMORY VERSE: Refer to 1Samuel 18:6-9, and 1Samuel 31:1-6
One thing I have realized is that, every one will be able to tell you something about his or her wounds. Jesus Christ is not coming to rapture those who are bearing some weaknesses. Ask yourself, when are we going to overcome your weaknesses. This weakness is like a wound which always brings about pain. Our Lord Jesus Christ warns us through the ministration of His Word and through His prophecies.
There is only one thing that cannot happen in the life of mankind: that is, God has not allowed anybody with any form of weakness to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. When will we overcome our weaknesses without being comfortable with them? Saul’s first wound was anger. After the Lord had given victory yo the House of Israel by using David to kill Goliath, King Saul got envious and angry because he taught that glory had been given to David instead of him, for the times that he led the people of Israel to defeat many people. This followed him to hate David unto his shameful death by committing suicide.
If we should get rid of God’s Word by remaining in our weaknesses, then they will become wounds that not be able to be healed. In Esther 7:1-10, we can find out about how pride became the wound of Haman, who had wanted to kill Mordecai and the Jews for not bowing down to him. At the long run, God’s anger will not cease to stare at the face of people until we repent and become transformed. Eventually, when God intervened for the Jews through the humble plea of Gehazi Haman was shamefully, hanged on the tree with his wound of pride.
Let’s turn one to learn about one of the wounds in the life of Gehazi which is still prevailing in our generation. He was a servant of Prophet Elisha, who lived with covetous intention even while he was serving under him and that led him into bearing of the leprosy of which Naaman was healed. Many people of our days love to be wealthy at the expense of how God wants them to live their lives. Riches of this world are luring so many people to love the gifts of Mammon, while the Holy Bible has warned us not to worship the Spirit of Mammon.
Beloved, look at how Jezebel died with her wounds like whoredom and witchcraft. People are in Churches with wounds like witchcraft and sexual promiscuity, without any readiness to surrender their whole lives to Jesus Christ. Among such people are those who dress indecently like Jezebel and disown God’s natural appearance given to humankind. If people continue to live with these wounds, they will end up in hell with their wounds.
Judas Iscariot had thievery or corruption as one of his wounds, and died in with them. He took money from the Jewish council in exchange for the life of our Lord Jesus Christ and when he realised this wound, he eventually committed suicide (Matthew 27:3-5). What do you also love in this world? It could be love for fashion, marriage, fraudulence and many other wounds. Are your wounds on your eyes or in our ears? Don’t die without healing, and regret it in hell. All we have to do is to be healed and transformed into the Image of Christ. (2Corinthians 5:17 and Ephesians 6:13-18)
The full armor of God should cover the whole spiritual and physical systems in order to prevent wounds from getting into contact with us. Make sure you don’t die with any wound. Pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will make you strong without any form of weakness as a wound.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, uproot all sorts of weaknesses from me and heal my wounds. AMEN*