KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:14 KJV Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
The Lord went to the feast inspite of all the threats of the Jewish leaders, yet He took advantage of the large gathering to preach the Goodnews to them. The scripture says we must “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Tim 4:2 The Lord fulfilled this scripture to the letter This was an out of season period, yet He saw a great opportunity to share the word with them. The Lord was not going to allow the threats of the people to prevent Him from doing what the Holy Spirit prompted Him to do. We must always be ready to obey the voice of the Spirit even in moments when we do not feel like doing it.
Conquering your will to do what the Lord says is the real molding of character.
What each one of us must know is that we do not live for ourselves. The scripture said, for me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Phil 1:21
The anticipated threats of the people did not materialise after all. He spoke and did all that He was led to do and nothing happened.
Real failure is to respond to the instructions or threats of the devil. It is seen, when you act out of fear. Indeed, it is what God says that matters. We will achieve so much for God if we would just follow the voice of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome shared a testimony of an occasion that certain cult group on their campus warned that everyone in the school should stay indoors and put out every light in their rooms, because they would be matching through the campus. They threatened that, anyone they met would face their fury. The man of God said, he prayed about the situation, and the spirit of the Lord asked them to meet at that very hour. They obeyed, met and prayed. The cultists could do nothing to them. The cultists rather dispersed. A number of the cult members were later converted to Christianity.
The threats of the devil do not carry any substance.
The Lord says the following about the threats of the enemy. Isaiah 8:10 KJV “Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us_ “.The Lord is with His people, and it is what He says that would prevail.
THOUGHT: SUCCESS IN LIFE IS ALL ABOUT PLEASING GOD*
Joshua 1:7 KJV “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”
John 4:34 KJV “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”