MINISTERS WITHOUT BLEMISH: BE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED:

KEY SCRIPTURE:2Corinthians 6:14 KJV Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

(Read 2nd Kings 8:16-29). The experiences of the kings of Israel and Judah, has a lot to teach us about our personal walk with God, as well as experiences in serving God. King Jehoshaphat was a very godly man, his son, should have just followed after his father, but he walked in the sins of the kings of Israel. 2Kings 8:18 KJV “And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the LORD”.

The scriptures reveal that he did all the abominable things because he married the daughter of Ahab. Ahab’s daughter like her mother Jezebel will negatively influence her husband. It is always dangerous just to want to marry somebody of significance in the society. You marry the one God’s spirit approves.

Jehoram, the Son of Jehoshaphat, could be compared to any young minister or the son of a servant of God. He could not be equally yoked with somebody who was very ungodly. In the days of Jehoram, the Lord permitted things to go so bad. Edom rebelled from the rule of Judah. Certain ministries go through some type of hardships because the Lord is not pleased with the pastor or leader as a result of their lifestyle. He reigned for only eight years. Most of the kings that lived to honour God reigned for about forty years, or even more, Dear child of God, God cannot be mocked, you would always reap what you sow.

2 kings 8:22 reveals that after Edom revolted from Judah, when Jehoram was king, Libnah also revolted. He kept losing more grounds because his ways did not please the Lord. All of this was as a result of the woman he married. Dear minister of God, yours may not be the woman you have married, yet your life is on a different course from God’s leading. God therefore has no direct rule over you and your work. The result is a consistent stressful life and all kinds of challenges that rise up against your life and the work of God. What is the way out? Look out for where you are going wrong and repent.

THIS is what the Lord says, 2Corinth 6:17 KJV” Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”. The word of the Lord is clear, separate yourself from everything ungodly and the Lord will receive you, and begin to rule over you and the work you are doing for Him.

PRAYER

Father, may your Spirit help every servant of God to come to a place of total surrender and submission to the word of God, and the way of God.

FURTHER STUDIES

Galatians 6:7 KJV Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Acts 10:34 KJV” Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him”

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