Topic: The Implication Of Taking Sides With God
Taking sides with God implies being ready to stand alone with God even if the whole world is standing on the other side against you and God.
SCRIPTURE: Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselvess together unto him. Exodus 32:26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you take sides with God, you are ready to walk alone if that is what it means to walk with God.
Previously, we saw how the Levites were distinguished from the rest of the tribes of Israel when they decided to take sides with God. Levi, their forefather, was cursed by his father, Jacob, (Gen. 49:5-6); but the curse was reversed when his descendants (the Levites) took sides with God.
Now, the question is, what is the implication of taking sides with God? It implies being ready to stand alone with God even if the whole world is standing on the other side against you and God. That means, if for instance, your family members, your classmates, your business associates, and your community members decide to be on one side against you and your God, you are ready to stand with God. If everybody abandons you because of your walk with God, you are happy to walk alone with God. And you can never be pitiable in life if you take a stand with God.
God changed the Levites, gave them the priesthood, bestowed honour and dignity on them for taking sides with Him.
Let me give you one example of taking sides with God in our contemporary world: the Living Faith Church was formerly at Raji Oba street, Alimosho in Lagos and the place of worship was over-flooded with people. Then God showed His servant, Bishop Oyedepo a new place in Ogun state which was then a forest. When he told the people about that new place, they asked, “Are you sure of this new place? Will people follow you there?” This was because at that time, there was no road to that place. But he said, “Well, God told me that is the place. It is better for me to sink with God than to shine without Him”. So, he made up his mind and went there with God even if it meant sinking but he never sank. Today, out of that place that was formerly a forest, many things have sprung up. Covenant University, which is the number one university in Nigeria, the fourth in Africa and one out of the five hundred leading universities in the world, is standing there in Canaan Land today. This is what taking sides with God can do.
Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind to take sides with God even if it means walking alone on earth.
Remember this: When you take sides with God, you are ready to walk alone if that is what it means to walk with God.
Make up your mind to stand with God even if it means standing alone.
Refuse to join the company of people to go against God.
Ask God for the grace to take sides with Him.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I ask for the grace to take sides with You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The State of your heart and the state of your life matters to God. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Song of Songs 3-5
AMAZING FACT: Isaac Newton (1643-1727), profoundly changed our understanding of nature with his law of universal gravitation and his laws of motion; invented calculus; built the first ever reflecting telescope; showed sunlight is made of all the colors of the rainbow. He was a dedicated church member who spent more time on Bible study than on mathematics and physics.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Your life shall turn out as a wonder to your world as you take sides with God in Jesus’ Name.