Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Monday, June 24 , 2019;
SHOW SOME REGARD;
Honour Spiritual Authority ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
TO THE BIBLE
Jude 1:9 NASB “…Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
◀️ LET’S TALK
There’s a remarkable lesson for us to learn from the attitude of Michael the archangel, when he disputed with satan over the body of Moses. Michael, with all his power and glory, couldn’t dare bring an accusation against satan, an evil personality. This was because he recognised that satan had Adamic authority, which is higher than angelic authority. Adam lost his authority to satan when he ate of the fruit God had instructed him not to.
As a result, Michael could only rebuke satan in the Name of the Lord, a higher authority. This is very instructive on how we’re to relate to spiritual authority as God’s children. You should never criticise, dishonour or speak against those whom the Lord has placed in positions of authority. That’s the way I’ve lived; I don’t say things against God’s people, especially ministers of the Gospel, because they carry the authority of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 says, “…we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work…” (NASB), Some people in the church have authority over you in the Lord, and they must be honoured as such.
Sadly, there’re some in the Church who believe they’re smarter than their pastors, and are always wanting to “advise” or instruct them on how to run the affairs of the church. This is wrong. You must remain submitted to spiritual authority in order to walk in the power of the Spirit, and fulfil the call of God on your life.
🎯 Go Deeper
Numbers 26:9-10; 1 Samuel 26:9
Dear Father, thank you for your Word that guides my thoughts, words, and actions. Your wisdom is at work in me today, and I’m yielded to the Holy Spirit, who perfects all that concern me, teaching me how to walk in wisdom and recognise spiritual authority, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Acts 11:1-18, Ezra 9-10
2 Corinthians 8:9-17, Isaiah 11-12
Pray for ministers of the Gospel around the world today.