THE WORD SIROCCO
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Theme: Grow Up
Topic: No More Tares
Matthew 13:24-30; Acts 4:30-35
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
The failure of many believers to grow up is a great setback to the Body of Christ. This failure slows down the rate of increase and edification of the Church. Another bad effect of this setback is that when genuine believers refuse to grow, false believers infiltrate the Church and occupy the space the former are supposed to fit in. These false believers are the tares Jesus Christ talked about (Matthew 13:24-30).
The reason tares grow is that some real plants fail to grow together with the rest. While you refuse to grow, tares grow in your place. If the genuine believers in a church don’t grow together, tares grow among them. Strange people position themselves in strategic places and strangle the legitimate ones when the latter fail to make any impact.
While genuine churches and believers refuse to fulfil their prophetic roles, tares take advantage of the existing vacuum. False churches and preachers are in those strategic places like politics, education and business because the good ones shy away from their responsibilities. Failure or refusal to grow makes you a dependent, a distraction and a drain. A ministry with many parts that don’t grow is weak but one with every part growing is solid.
1. Pray and ask God for mercy if there is a territory you failed to occupy which should have occupied.
2. Pray also for the grace and strength to make full proof of your ministry and calling.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
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