Under the instruction of His master Christ Jesus, Prophet Abraham Richard Bisaso took his position at the pulpit and led the believers into the message of the day titled, “Iam the slave girl”
With reference from the book of 2Kings 5:1-8: Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, ‘If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.’ (NIV)
Breaking down this scripture, the Servant of God said that when this girl was captured no one could see that there was God’s Will in her situation at the end of the day. When she was captured, nobody saw any light in her. However,remember that nothing just happens to a believer.
Prophet Abraham Richard Bisaso noted that; while this girl was in slavery, she was not ashamed to tell the mighty warrior in Aram about her God and God’s Servant. This means that, she was convinced about her God and the Prophet in Israel.
Bringing it to our daily lives as Christians, the Prophet said that when we encounter challenges, often times, we denounce our God. This is because we are not yet convinced in what our God can do. The issue is not anyone but we, ourselves are not convinced in God. It is therefore hypocritical to call ourselves Christians when not convinced that we have a living God.
The Prophet then advised the believers that even in time of slavery (challenges, temptations, failure, troubles and trials); do not ever forget your God. It happened to Joseph, Daniel and his friends and they all never forgot their God. He also emphasised that, this slave girl who did not forget her God was a source of light to Naaman as time travelled.
However, no one in that time considered the slave girl to be a saviour for the Aramanians. She was set in that position by God just like you today. Where you are, what you are going through, you did not choose to be there, you found yourself there. All you should do is not forget your God but surrender to His Will [Romans 8:27-30].
The Prophet of God cautioned the house, “Do not fight just surrender to the Will of God. If God wants to prosper you, He will do everything to push you like Joseph.” Remember it is God’s character to glorify His people in His way. If everything went the way you wanted, you would not hear God’s voice.
Summing up this faith building message, the Prophet said, “Being a Christian is not just a confession but a sacrifice.” It was God’s Will for the soldiers of Aram to come and raid Israel. It was also God’s Will for this girl to be captured and for Naaman to be healed by a Prophet. And it was through Naaman’s healing that faith was restored in Israel.
Further reading: Romans 8:35-39 & Romans 8:27-30