Proof text: Luke 4:3, Daniel 3:16-18
By Prophet Abraham Richard Bisaso.
As a Servant of God, I have noticed one thing that is eating up Christians today; you so much want to prove to the world that you are Christians. A true Christian knows who they are in Christ. So, do not fight hard for the world to recongise you as a Christian.
I know this is happening to many Christians; people are tempting you to prove who you are. You are being weighed-you are racing with the world when you are not supposed to. When People scorn you amidst challenges (sickness, financial or marital); you end up making wrong prayers that you would not have made before the Father.
Remember, when you walk according to the world’s standards, you cannot be a Spiritual worshipper or a Servant of God. Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…. (NIV).
When you follow the world, it is a trap the devil has set for you. How does this come about? It all comes when you want to prove a point to those who are challenging you that you are a Christian. It is not you to prove to the world that you are a Christian and you can never, it is a trap you have fallen into.
Look at our father in the LORD Abraham, when he reached the Promised Land, he did not fight for it, rather, he left it for God (Genesis 12:6). Let us take a walk in the Gospel of Saint Luke 4:3: The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread” (NIV).
This is what I am talking about; the devil was trapping Jesus to prove that He is a Son of God trying to drive Him away from the Will of God. This is what is happening to many Christians today, you are being trapped and tempted. However, before you fall into that temptation ask yourself this one crucial question-Who is talking?
What helped our master Jesus overcome the devil’s traps was having the Holy Spirit. He (Holy Spirit) always guided (Him) Jesus to know which spirit was speaking. All in all, do not allow satan to trap you when he tells you to prove yourself that you are a Child of God. Satan’s (world) mission is to make you doubt who you are.
Listen carefully, it is not your duty to defend yourself, it is God. Even when the LORD reveals through His Prophets, they are not magicians to perfect the Word given to them. It is God to perfect it as He wills. The more the world is challenging you (Child of God, Minister or Servant) telling you to save yourself from whatever affliction before you, look unto God, to come out and defend you. IT IS NOT YOU TO COME OUT TO DEFEND YOURSELF BUT YOUR GOD!
Look, in the book of Daniel 3:16-18: 16Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.
17If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Believer, this is the answer you should give to the world. Whenever the world challenges you, confess, “Lord in your hands I commit my spirit.”
This is my prayer for you:
Whatever challenge before you (pain, sickness, poverty, betrayal, false accusations or temptation to sin), you will not defend yourself in this matter, but the God of my father, Abraham will defend you. In the name of Christ Jesus! Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST:
I do not care of what men may be saying about your ministry, calling and anointing. All I know is; no one knows you better as Christ does. May the Spirit of Christ Jesus release you from whatever prison, the evil one has put around you and your People in the name of Jesus Christ.
Come on minister of the gospel, believe with me; do not weaken because of what the world is saying about you. You do not have to defend yourself in this matter but just commit yourself to your God-He is the one to defend you. Hallelujah . I pray for unity of the ministers of the gospel in power to break the bound of satan in this world. Amen – Seer Abraham Richard Bisaso.