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CHURCH BUSINESS: God’s instructions may not make sense to you, just do it

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By Oludare Mayowa

Going through the scripture, one will understand the nature of God’s instructions to His people. Often, such instructions are unpleasant and make no sense to human comprehension.

How can any human mind comprehend divine instruction unless there is an alignment between the natural and the spiritual?

I have heard some people saying that God instructions are sometimes lacking in commonsense and to a human’s understanding illogical.

Many people maybe bewildered by such statement because, the statement itself sounds out of tune with the scripture.

However, the truth is that God works not in the manner and ways man expected, rather because he has his own mode of performing what he has to do, he determines what, when, where, why and how he will do what he will do.

What God requires from his people is pure obedient to his command no matter how ridiculous and illogical it may seem, God’s instructions are loaded with incomprehensible power that brings His presence to human situation.

We have ample examples in the Bible how God instructed Abraham to leave his father’s house and go to a place he will show him.

To a natural man, this instruction was in itself very preposterous; it’s against the norm of not leaving certainty for uncertainty and devoid of management logic of planning and vision casting.

It’s like one is instructed to abandon his or her job in a multinational company and go to another city to dwell without a reasonable assurance of what that change of environment would translate to in term of new job or new opportunity.

Human based their judgment on visible planning, no one dare jump into untested river to swim without first examine it to either know the depth, its shallowness or if it is, full of sharks or crocodile.

But Abraham understood God’s instruction to the extent that whatever he says, He will do without troubling himself on how God is able to bring to pass His promises concerning him.

Similar situation occurred when he was asked to sacrifice his only son Isaac and he also choose to obey God, without even consulting his wife on the matter.

Just imagine similar situation in our contemporary society, would such instruction have attracted any positive response from us?

May be I should refresh your memory concerning God’s promises in respect of Isaac to Abraham. “In Isaac I will make you a father of many nations.”

That was God promise to Abraham, so, if the same God who made such promise to Abraham will at the same time ask him to sacrifice Isaac, won’t you consider such instruction lacking in common sense?

Prophet Elijah was instructed by God in the time of famine in Israel to go to the city called Zarephath, “I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there,” according to the Bible narration of the story.

And when the prophet got there, what was he confronted with? A widow who has nothing to offer him who was also in need of support to survive.

Another period in the Bible was when the state of Israel was at war with the Philistine and a man called Goliath was terrorizing them and all the warriors in the land were hiding in caves.

However, for God to achieve victory for his people, he brought David a very young man who was not considered matured enough to be part of the war in the first instance to deliver his people.

King Jehoshaphat as the king of Israel was instructed by God in war time to assemble singers to lead the battle against allied armies that came against his kingdom.

Shall I talk about the turning of water into wine by Jesus Christ, after he had instructed the servants to fetch water into pots and draw from it and serve as drinks? What about the coming of angel Gabriel to Mary and the announcement that she will carry a baby while she was still a virgin and not yet with a man?

My very point here is that God has the last say in whatever he chose to do and until you have developed the capacity to repose in Him absolute confidence that God is capable of doing what he promised to do, you may never get anything from him.

You have to forget about your natural understanding and come to term with his own way.
“But the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

A number of people today are substituting the instruction of their prophets for the word of God. Until we are able to grasp and soak ourselves in the word of God, man will continue to manipulate others for their own benefits.

Whatever God ask you to do, do it without any doubt. He is the master of life, He knows the end from the beginning and He is the only one that says a thing and bring it to past.
God instructions may not make sense to you, just do it

Going through the scripture, one will understand the nature of God’s instructions to His people. Often, such instructions are unpleasant and make no sense to human comprehension.

How can any human mind comprehend divine instruction unless there is an alignment between the natural and the spiritual?

I have heard some people say that God instructions are sometimes lacking in commonsense and to a human’s understanding illogical.

Many people maybe bewildered by such statement because, the statement itself sounds out of tune with the scripture.

However, the truth is that God works not in the manner and ways man expected, rather because he has his own mode of performing what he has to do, he determines what, when, where, why and how he will do what he will do.

What God requires from his people is pure obedient to his command no matter how ridiculous and illogical it may seem, God’s instructions are loaded with incomprehensible power that brings His presence to human situation.
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We have ample examples in the Bible how God instructed Abraham to leave his father’s house and go to a place he will show him.

To a natural man, this instruction was in itself very preposterous; it’s against the norm of leaving certainty for uncertainty and devoid of management logic of planning and vision casting.

It’s like one is instructed to abandon his or her job in a multinational company and go to another city to dwell without a reasonable assurance of what that change of environment would translate to in term of new job or new opportunity.

Human based their judgment on visible planning, no one dare jump into untested river to swim without first examine it either it’s to know the depth, its shallowness or if it is, full of sharks or crocodile.

But Abraham understand God’s instruction to the extent that whatever he says, He will do without troubling himself on how God is able to bring to pass His promises concerning him.

Similar situation occurred when he was asked to sacrifice his only son Isaac and he also choose to obey God, without even consulting his wife on the matter.

Just imagine similar situation in our contemporary society, would such instruction have attracted any positive response from us?

May be I should refresh your memory concerning God’s promises in respect of Isaac to Abraham. “In Isaac I will make you a father of many nations.”

That was God promise to Abraham, so, if the same God who made such promise to Abraham will at the same time ask him to sacrifice Isaac, won’t you consider such instruction lack in common sense?

Prophet Elijah was instructed by God in the time of famine in Israel to go to the city called Zarephath, “I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there,” according to the Bible narration of the story.

And when the prophet got there, what was he confronted with? A widow who has nothing to offer him who was also in need of support to survive.

Another period in the Bible was when the state of Israel was at war with the Philistine and a man called Goliath was terrorizing them and all the warriors in the land were hiding in caves.
However, for God to attain victory for his people, he brought David a very young man who was not considered matured enough to be part of the war in the first instance to deliver his people.
King Jehoshaphat as the king of Israel was instructed by God in war time to assemble singers to lead the battle against allied armies that came against his kingdom.

Shall I talk about the turning of water into wine by Jesus Christ, after he had instructed the servants to fetch water into pots and draw from it and serve as drinks? What about the coming of angel Gabriel to Mary and the announcement that she will carry a baby while she was still a virgin and not yet with a man?

My very point here is that God has the last say in whatever he chose to do and until you have developed the capacity to repose in Him absolute confidence that God is capable of doing what he promised to do, you may never get anything from him.

You have to forget about your natural understanding and come to term with his own way.
“But the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

A number of people today are substituting the instruction of their pastors for the word of God. Until we are able to grasp and soak ourselves in the word of God, man will continue to manipulate otthers for their own benefits.
Whatever God ask you to do, do it without any doubt. He is the master of life, He knows the end from the beginning and He is the only one that says a thing and bring it to past.

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