MESSAGE FROM SAMUEL’S DEATH

Bible In One Year-Day 112 (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

Commentary: 1 Samuel25-27. 1st Samuel talked much about Samuel’s calling, commissioning and activities in judging Israel. Unfortunately, only one verse in chapter25 talked about his death. That single verse was even shared with David. Though it may be short, it is loaded with a great deal of messages. The first message is that it is not how a man dies that matters but how he spent his life. Whatever you want to do for God, do it now and not later. Do it diligently and with one heart and spirit, because it might be too late if you postpone it or gamble with it. If you did not kill yourself, God will not ask what killed you, but what you did for Him on earth. Are you into church politics or one leg in the church and the other in the world, think again, please. God told Joshua, Joshua13, that there where yet many work to do but he was old. Have you ever considered this moment in your life? Jesus put it this way;

John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

God has not sent you to struggle for positions but to bring people out of darkness and show them the path of salvation;

Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them to him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;”

He has not sent you to contest with workers in the ministry in terms of anointing, Lk22:24, but he has sent you to contend with the power of darkness and depopulate its kingdom;

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

He has not sent you to go and erect buildings as churches, but to go and build His kingdom by winning souls into the church. He has not sent you to build an empire but to empower people for the kingdom work. He did not send you in your own power and imagination but to wait on His grace in the Holy Spirit;

Luke 24:49 “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Acts 1:7-8 “And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.

Those who will see the kingdom are those who allow the Holy Spirit do the right thing through them in building that kingdom. To do the right thing, you must be born again, John3:3. We shall be concluding our reading of first Samuel today by reading 1Sam28-31. Keep the fire burning and alive

2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

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