14th December 2018
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
READ: Revelation 2:1-7
“Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself…” - Numbers 16:9
The most important place for you is to be close to the Lord. Instead of seeking to be placed in seemingly prestigious positions, seek to be placed close to the Lord. Full-time ministry is intended to bring you close to the Lord; to make you an intimate friend of Jesus!
God’s intention for you in full-time ministry is to bring you close to Himself. Notice how Moses pointed out to Korah that he had been brought near to do the service. Spirituality and intimacy are choices you must make for yourself in full-time ministry.
The law of the candlestick position teaches that love and intimacy will guarantee your position in the presence of the Lord. Everyone has a candlestick and your candlestick will be moved from where it is if you depart from love and intimacy with the Lord!
Hard work is no substitute for love and intimacy. God wants people to come close to Him. If we seek Him, we will find Him. In the book of Revelation, there was a church that worked harder than any other did. However, the Lord was not pleased with them. Hard work is not a substitute for a loving and intimate relationship.
On two different occasions the Lord said to the church, “I know your labour.” He knew they were a hard-working group. They were indeed a labouring and toiling church but they were not intimate with the Lord. Because of this, they were in danger of being removed from their position. He warned them, “I will come and remove your candlestick out of its place.”
Start your day with a blessing from the WORD!!!
STAY CONNECTED AND PROSPER.