THESE DAYS WE HAVE YOUTHS THAT DON’T GIVE ANY QUALMS TO TEAR DOWN AN ELDER
GOD VALIDATED THE MANTLE OF FATHERHOOD BY MAKING SURE THE YOUNG PROPHET SAMUEL COULD NOT DISCERN GOD’S VOICE WITHOUT REACHING OUT TO ELI
THOSE SAYING GOD HAS LEFT FATHERS ALONE AND IS DEALING WITH THE YOUNG GENERATION ARE SPEAKING ‘PIT OF hell’
CHILDREN MAY HAVE INSIGHT BUT ELDERS HAVE BOTH INSIGHT AND FORESIGHT
THERE IS NO NEW GENERATION TRUTH, TRUTH IS TRUTH
THERE ARE THINGS NOT TO SAY IN THE STREETS OF GATH NOR PUBLISH IN ASKELON IN ORDER NOT TO ARM THE ENEMIES OF GOD AND THE ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH
WHAT WOULD BE THE BENEFIT OF GOD REVEALING ANY GENERAL WHO SERVED HIM BEFORE IN hell TO OUR GENERATION?
A MAN CAN PREACH FOR ONE HOUR AND THE WORD THAT PERTAINS TO YOU WAS FOR ONE MINUTE IN THE WHOLE MESSAGE
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “GETTING THE BEST OUT OF THE WORD (2)” Testimonies and Thanksgiving Service – 2nd Service Glory Dome, Abuja || Part B
2. Through the act of praying and asking for light out of the Word. Psalm 119:18. Then Ephesians 1:15-17. Paul the Apostle was praying “That the eyes of the people be opened”.
– Somebody say Amen!
When Do You Pray To Ask Your Eyes To Be Opened To The Word?
2a. You pray for light out of the Word for daily bread and insight.
We said that in the last service, “Give us this day our daily bread”. Every day comes with light. Psalms 19:1-2. There’s something God is saying every day. “Lord what are you saying to me today”. It is a prayer to pray. As you carry the Bible, “what are you saying to me today”, ask him in prayers for our daily bread.
2b. We pray for light out of the Word for deeper understanding of the Word in particular areas of interest or concern.
Maybe you are concerned that your business is not doing well as it should and you want to see light out of scriptures. “Lord what do I do for my business life to be more successful?” You go for light and for God to lead you.
2c. We pray for light out of the Word in the course of the preaching of the Word, when the service is on, “Lord open my Ears”. Isaiah 60:4. So when the Pastor stands to preach, he speaks the word in season.
“Lord I don’t want to seat in Church and leave the Church and hear nothing, open my ears to hear what the preacher is saying”.
Now listen to this, a man can preach for one hour and the word that pertains to you was for one minute in the whole message. The word that changes your life was just for two minutes, the word that changes your life was just a sentence.
Someone was watching us from U.K. last Sunday, you know what was her word, when the woman testified last Sunday about some influence around her life, and when I stood up and I said “Who surrounds you determines what you can survive” that woman in the U.K. was watching, she picked her pen. In the whole message of that day that was her word.
– May you never arrive in church and return without hearing anything, may you never come for the sake of ceremony alone.
– I prophesy to someone today, the Word that is changing your life is coming to you right now.
If you are saying Amen, say a louder Amen. Hallelujah!
2d. You pray for light in Seasons of confusion in order to escape the traps of error.
John 1: 5. You know once in a while, doctrines flow and fly, all manner of terrible things. Sometime ago, some people woke up suddenly and began to say that they saw visions and everybody is in hell, all the people you know that God used in time past, they are all in hell, and I looked at the scripture and the Bible says ‘Wisdom is justified by its children’.
What would be the benefit of God revealing any General who served him before in hell to our generation? You know why because it is a matter of if so and so can serve God the way he served God and still ends up in hell, then let me live any way I want, nobody would go to heaven. That was the aim of Satan, we gave it a knock out blow.
I was in the Philippines when a man met me and he said thank you for the message you preached that gave that thing a knock out blow. It comes once in a while, they say “Tithe, pay or don’t pay”. You go to scriptures “Lord what are you saying?” What is the position of the Word. Some say “God has left fathers alone and God is dealing with the young generation now”, pit of hell.
God respects fathers to such a point where at the Mountain of Transfiguration, it was not Elisha and Joshua that were called, it was Moses and Elijah. Even if Elisha did double of what Elijah did, even if it was Joshua entered the promise land and Moses did not, yet to validate and authenticate the mantle of fatherhood, he called up fathers.
God validated the mantle of fatherhood by making sure the young prophet Samuel could not discern God’s voice without reaching out to Eli. He could have spoken to Samuel directly but he used Eli, Samuel’s father to talk to him, even though Eli was missing it to some extent, yet God spoke through Eli’s voice in order to make Samuel remain submissive to Eli.
There is no new generation truth, truth is truth. “From everlasting to everlasting thou art God”. Children may have insight but elders have both insight and foresight and hindsight, they use their hindsight and foresight to interpret the insight of the youth. We’ll take a day to deal with it.
As anointed as David was and he was almost getting more anointed than Saul, he remained under that anointing until death. Saul was missing it, David could not stretch his hand to strike him. These days we have youths, they don’t give any qualms to tear down an elder, it is not scriptural.
Somebody say Amen! Somebody say “But Paul corrected Peter”. Yes he corrected Peter in the Church, in the assembly of the saints, not in the front of the world, not in the front of unbelievers, not to talk of social media. “Tell it not in Gath, publish in not in the streets of Askelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice”. There are things not to say in Gath, there are things not to publish in the street of Askelon, in order not to arm the enemies of God and the enemies of the Church with the weapon to use.
In seasons of error in seasons of confusion where somebody does not know what to follow and what to believe, “Lord what are you saying?” And then he opens up the scripture and makes it very clear. Hallelujah! In the process of preaching one thing, I have preached something else and I am sure that it would help somebody. If you believe that say a loud Amen!