Recession-proof Christian Life
9/16/16 at 03:54 AM 0 Comments

Many Foolish Battles

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I pray you are never found in one. These are situations in which there are no victors, only bravery appointed to be smitten by deception and intrigue. But these are so prevalent. In the case of Uriah, a good but weak man – loyal to a human system but who had not learnt to check matters well with God, perished through the plots of his leader.

2 Samuel 11:15 And he (David) wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.

David’s secret haunted him and he was later defeated by a conscience and agony of heart that ushered in for him, the worst episode in his reign – also triggering many painful future consequences.

If Clinton wins this election, will she not soon be defeated by greed (according to Powell’s alleged email) and many contrived deceptions and illegal shortcuts … but how can Trump, if he emerges President, escape the humiliation that awaits the churlish, arrogant and self-confident. The saints can learn from outcomes of foolish battles i.e. always defeat – for all participants albeit the timings and sequences of events and consequences may differ.

In Nigeria, we have seen one President defeated by many corruptions while another earns a pyrrhic victory, only to be overwhelmed by bewildering economic threats. I sense God watches these odd battles from a distance, amused that mankind believe they can use Him for thinly disguised agenda and discard Him whenever convenient.

But how do you get delivered from foolishness. There is only one way for the one with favour to come through … a solemn repentance calling for many corrections, initiated by a heart touched by God. A “trumped” up repentance to escape consequences is amusing to watch … but will not do.

God initiates recovery Himself when He sends His Prophet to David – and David breaks down at the conviction of many wrongs, brought on Him by the Spirit of God. David mourns for His sins and goes through an extended period of unforgettable heartfelt agony not a casual repentance not a few minutes of tears at the altar. I pray God helps you to see many follies … may He rescue us from many battles doomed to end badly.

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

I pray God touches your heart. Amen

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