"It is better, in fact far far better to labour in full obedience to the Lord in obscurity than to be known everywhere in disobedience."
"It is far greater to do everything God called you for and to die young than to live 120 years doing your own thing".
"If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me"
The Lord Jesus
In the world, all they talk about is comfortability, wearing the nicest piece of cloth, eating the best of food and having and staying in the best places of the world. They want to experience all the best things life can offer to the flesh and live long but those are easily the way out of the purpose of God.
To fully live the life God called you for, none of the above should be made a goal or a desire ahead of the will of God. Though you may have them, they should never be placed ahead of FULFILLING THE PURPOSE OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE . To be frank with you, they are things you must wholy set aside if you want to be in the purpose of God.
Listen to Apostle Paul here:
“And now I am going to Jerusalem, drawn there irresistibly by the Holy Spirit, not knowing what awaits me,
except that the Holy Spirit has told me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead.
But life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.
Acts 20:22-24 TLB
Listen, Premature death in Christianity is not tied to a particular age. It is a life that failed at purpose in the time God gave it. If you don't fulfill the divine mandate on your life and you go to be with the Lord, you died prematurely even if you lived to be 120 like Moses. John the Baptist died at 31 approximately and it was not premature. It is same for our Lord, 33 approximately was ok to finish all the Father gave Him to do.
Are we not backslidden and dull of hearing when all we hear from the Spirit today is cars and mansions but not prisons and sufferings like Apostle Paul. We are so backslided in our hearts in this generation that if what we do will not land on social media and be appreciated by men, there's no zeal for it. No wonder the disapprovals of men give us depression. The likes and comments have been our secret craving all along because we want to be known with the greats of men.
If what we should do will not fly we will not venture it even if that is what God called us for. We are all Apostles sorry Major Apostles and Apostle Generals. We love the titles and ministry in luxurious places of the world but not the back side of civilization and the places of persecution. All most ministers do now is for the money and not the souls. It is for the fame and not really for the Lord, the reason we can forget altar calls but not the offerings...
Friends, this gospel we are privilege to carry was delivered to us by the Blood of the Lord Jesus through much pains. He didn't suffer for us to turn the gospel into funfair. He didn't die for us to play with the souls He died for...God help my generation!
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Apostle Gideon C Boateng
Christ Amazing Love Family (CALF)
Changing Lives, Changing the World!