BABE, GROW UP! – By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memory Verse: 1 John 3:18:“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
Read: 1 John 3:18-19
1 John 3:18-19:“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.”
One way of identifying God’s favourite is in the brazen boldness they display wherever they are. They fear nobody but God and avoid nothing else but sin. One great attribute of the eagle which should be manifested in the life of God’s favourites, is the way it dies. It is pretty difficult to find the carcass of an eagle anywhere in the jungle. Why? This is because when it is old and about to die, it flies up to the highest mountain, sits and faces the sun, and as the sun sets, it drops and dies. This simply assures divine eagles of a glorious end ahead. You shall not die in disgrace. You shall not die in dishonor. Your transition shall be glorious because you are a divine eagle. Do you know that Elijah left this world in God’s chariot of fire, triumphantly? You too, at old age, when your work on earth for the master is done, shall leave victoriously in Jesus name.
However, and this is most unfortunate, most Christians never become God’s favourite even after they have received forgiveness, salvation, deliverance, healing and several other blessings; they remain at the level that they were at salvation virtually all through their lives. They never climb to the level of sanctification. They receive healing but never get to be used by God to impact healing on the sick. They receive deliverance but are never able to set any captive free; they are blessed but never become blessing to others; they have wings but they refuse to fly. Such Christians remain fledglings all through their lives. You cannot afford to go through life and remain at the bottom! God said you shall be head and not tail. What are you doing at the bottom of the ladder? There are heights before you. There are battles to fight and win. There are giants to fight and defeat. That you have been under does not mean you should die there. There is no divine commendation for those who failed to grow in God’s grace that was made available. Rise up today and start working to get to the top. You shall get there.
- A general is identified by the battles he has fought and won, and the glory he has brought to his country. What have you achieved for the Kingdom that warrants you being called a Kingdom general?
Bible in one year: Psalm 109-113