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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Are you praying the ‘god’ of a mere man? (James 1:16)

“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters” (James 1:16)

Sometimes, it is important to stop and exhort the brethens when we hear abominations. Yesterday, someone called me asking me if it was right for their church to give testimonies saying this : ‘I give this testimony in the name of the god of apostle A’. Obviously, ‘A’ represents the name of their pastor. I asked that person, what explanation did the pastor give for the church to testify with such a phrase. I was told that, the pastor explained that he is the one who received the COVENANT they are under. I shouted ‘abomination’. This person has been hesitating to give a testimony at church because something did not sound right for them, even if the pastor explained that, in the Bible, it is written, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So, I asked that person why have we not read that people prayed and testifies in the name of the god of Apostle Paul, Peter or John?

My brother, my sister, we perish for lack of knowledge of the Word of God. We are in end times, do not let anyone fool you. Since Jesus, no man has, can and will ever be given a covenant, because Jesus declared: ‘it is finished’. What is finished was sealed by His blood. I asked that person if their pastor shed his blood, because all covenants in the Bible were sealed with blood. The church should understand that, receiving a vision from the Lord to lead His people is not something extraordinary, for this can be given to anyone whome God chooses to give that vision… and many will be disqualified by God for misleading His people or misunderstanding the meaning of being a shepherd. My friends, let’s all be very careful and let’s learn to stick to the Word. The Bible says: “The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart” (Jeremiah 14:14). Also, learn to listen the Spirit of God within you and not follow the words of man who can use selfish schemes to lead you to idolatry. We are in end times and it is clearly written that many will love themselves and we are told not to have to do anything with such people (2 Timothy 3). Yes, sometimes, the Word sounds hard… but God wants only our good. Let those who have ears hear. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.