Beware Of The Glitterati Of The World

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A songwriter wrote: “Busy serving the Lord, busy praying for all men. Busy sweeping the floor in the house of the Lord. Busy singing and dancing, prophesying for all men. But do you really know the Lord or you are just busy for Him…?” This song is an apt picture of the state of so many in a generation that has all it takes to usher in the coming of the Lord but is sadly unprepared to see Him return.

 Have you noticed how busy the world is these days? Everyone is going about something: A new way or an improved way to do something or gain something. There is so much motion in the world, yet it seems and feels as if we are not moving anywhere. You may argue that my assumptions are incorrect. You may be right. That is an argument for another day. However, as a child of God, if I may ask you, with the increase in Church programs, ministries, and the likes, how has this increase affect the moral fabric of the communities or society we live in? In our neck of the woods, corruption within the Church and the society at large is on the increase. As sons of God, how are we to respond in a generation that is in so much of a hurry to go somewhere yet barely leaving the spot it is standing on?

The Lord gave us the mandate to go “make” disciples of the people: Turning them from their sin and wickedness to the glorious light of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, in the guise of doing this, many embarked on journeys that “make” people into followers of the glitterati of the world and its systems through their programs, doctrines, and way of life. The Bible tells us that the end will not come until the Gospel is preached all over the world (Matthew 24:14). This means you and I have a part to play to ensure that the righteousness of God (His way of doing things) fills the earth as waters cover the seas (Habakkuk 2:14). Beloved, our Lord desires this of us. In fact, He is hungry for this!

Beloved, what are you doing with the time, opportunities, and platforms you have been given to propagate the Kingdom of God? “In the early dawn the next morning, as He was coming back to the city, He was hungry. And as He saw one single leafy fig tree above the roadside, He went to it but He found nothing but leaves on it [seeing that in the fig tree the fruit appears at the same time as the leaves]. And He said to it, ‘Never shall fruit grow on you!’ And the fig tree withered at once” (Matthew 21:18-19, AMPC). Sadly, so many are like the fig tree by the roadside, filled with leaves (promise of fruits) but no fruits on it! Like the fig tree, many sons of God are filled with activities – busy serving God, praying, preaching, prophesying, sweeping – yet there is no fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in their lives.

Serving God has become a routine for such. Heaven is asking, where is the fruit (the result of His Presence) in your life? But you have used activities (leaves) to mask the lack thereof. You may deceive the people by the abundance of leaves, but God sees your inner man – it is dry and fruitless! Stop, and return to your Father, He desires union with you. Only then can your life bear the desired fruit. Activities will not bear these fruits, but may ensnare you and make you vulnerable to the wicked winds of the doctrines and teachings of hell!

Beloved, do not let the motions without movement of this world becloud your mind. Take time out to assess your stand in the Lord: Are you busy serving Him, or you are truly seeking to know Him and to know Him more? “I want more of You. The more I know You, the more I want to know You, Jesus more of You” (Sinach, 2009-2010). That should be our heart cry daily because the world seeks to take the little we know of the Lord Jesus from us! May the Lord help us to hunger and thirst more for Him, and not be swept away by the deceitful appearance of ‘godly activities’ that will not move us any closer to knowing the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen! God bless you.


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