Bible In One Year-Day 207 (Saturday, July 26, 2014)
Commentary: Ecclesiastes10-12. The preacher talked more about things that aren’t appropriate but are happening. He remarked that he saw foolishness dignified while the rich is debased. Also, he said he saw princes walking on the ground while servants are riding on horses. It will take a spiritually conscious person to understand these sayings. But if a person is not spiritual the first problem to be solved is to bring light into such heart. A person that is not having spiritual consciousness is in darkness. This is the problem with many Christians. Their axes are very dull and so they stay longer cutting down the evil tree in their lives; deliverance becomes very difficult and unattainable.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 “If the iron (Axe) be blunt (dull), and he do not whet (sharpen) the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.”
What this verse is saying is that the value of wisdom is for you to first sharpen your axe before use, this is the only way to make it easier. The mark of a good Christian is in his Bible study and prayer life and his wisdom is to live in the light of God’s word, i.e. observing what he or she read. This is what he depends on and so he must be smart in these areas. The prayer altar must be in good shape as Elijah repaired the altar on Mount Carmel and the Bible study must not be compromised. The word of God brings light into your spirit and unlocks your understanding.
Psalms 119:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
It is what you, therefore, have the understanding of that you will believe and use to pray because it will become the basis for your faith. Faith releases the power of the word and nothing can stop the result.
James 5:16 “… The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
When a Christian realizes that the prayer life and bible study is having some set back, he needs to quickly seek to sharpen it because the enemy has struck. When he or she realizes that there are more excuses or reasons for the lifeless prayer altar and confusing bible reading and study, he needs to quickly seek for help. There should be no excuses.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 “He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.”
The best way to sharpen the axe is DELIVERANCE. Deliverance restores what has gone out of order; it disengages evil entanglement causing the problems in our spiritual lives. Deliverance overthrows satanic governance and establishes Christ’s reign in our lives. The preacher concluded very well, beloved. There is peace for whoever is ready to hear what the Spirit is saying.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Song of Solomon1-4. Keep the fire burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries