KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:15 KJV “When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone”.
After the Lord had fed the multitudes, he realised they would have forcefully made him a king. He quickly left the place into the mountain to prevent them from making Him derail away from the mission God has given unto Him.
Men can at times play Satan’s role and cause one from doing what God wants him to do.
Remember when Satan tried to use Peter to stop Jesus, from fulfilling the will of God? Matthew 16:23 KJV” But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” Peter was saying the Lord should stop talking about going to the cross to die. Dying on the cross will certainly defeat Satan and set humanity free. Satan therefore used Peter to stop Jesus from going that path. The Lord Jesus had set up the course He was to go. Hebrews 10:7 KJV “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” He said it has been written about Him, that He will only do the will of the Father.
To be made king may be humanly laudable but how foolish it would be, if it goes against God’s agenda for you.
Many people have missed God’s program for their lives, and have fallen to the carnal counsel of their families, friends or the world. Certain people called to preach the gospel to some poor communities, have followed the counsel of either their wives, or anybody at all to abandon that call to go to so called elite cities. There are some young ministers who have been made to think that, they are better ministers than their fathers who raised them, and so could start their own ministries. These ones break off with the people and eventually fall from God’s will for their lives. They have been forcefully made Kings by the society or ‘ the people’. It is quite a subtle matter for one to fall for such traps.
Who would not like to be made a king? The least carnal wind that may blow through one’s mind can sway an individual into that path.
Dear brother or sister the essence of living is to be in the center of God’s will.
Any other thing is a failure. Now how can we prevent ourselves from being led away from God’s will for our lives?
1. Be selfless and place God first. Matthews 6:33
2. Be genuinely concerned about doing the will of God.
3. Allow the peace of God to rule your heart concerning that issue God has called you. Col 3:15
4. To avoid falling off the will of God ask yourself, what is my real motive in pursuing this particular way?
5. Ask yourself is there any way I am trying to please men or myself in this matter?
6. Spend some time to pray about it, yet make sure you have rightly settled each of the above points sincerely.
7. You may take action after you have the green light from the Holy Spirit.
If you would act this way, then you would save yourself from being deceived by men.
THOUGHT: BEWARE OF ANY CARNAL PRIVILEGES
Philippians 3:2 KJV” Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Isaiah 44:20 KJV “He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?”