The Parable of Gibeah - Part 3 of 3
By Adams Allison
22 October 2020
Why did things deteriorate to such a state in Israel that the people of the covenant would stoop so low as to rape and kill a guest? The answer is laced all through the story from the very beginning even to the end, so that the message will resound and be enshrined in our hearts forever.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
By Adams Allison
Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle.
Psalms 144:1 NKJV
I had a dream where I was part of an army that was made up of several armies (just like Israel with its several tribes, each having its own army).
Something alarming happened that drove us all to go see what might be the problem. In order to have an elevated view of what was happening, we ran up a wooden balcony overlooking the fence of our camp to the outside, the wooden platform looked like a watchtower and served as a muster point.
Criteria For The Last Move Of God In His Church
In our last post we spoke on the significance of the Man Child, today, what I want to do is show us what we need to do to transit from ‘The Woman’ (of Revelation Chapter 12) to the Man Child. To do this I have to expound on the significance of the attire of the Woman – the ‘sun, moon and 12 stars’.
Clothed with the Sun.
Like we said before, the Sun is the glory of the Father, each time the Woman surfaced on the earth, she was clothed with the glory of the Father. In Israel before Moses was born, it was the Blessings of Jacob upon his twelve sons, in Mary, it was the Power of the Holy Spirit that overshadowed her. Therefore, it is of uttermost importance that this generation be clothed with the glory of the Father if we must take the leap from being the Woman to being the Man Child.
In a mother’s womb were two babies.
One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
“If this country is ever demoralised, it will come from trying to live without work.”
What better for a leadership to offer its people than the following three;
- Protection and
A leadership that cannot provide basic amenities, infrastructure and a conducive environment for business and investment for its people is not worthy of the people in the first place. This is what determines the standard of living of the people and the strength of the economy.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”
A popular question people ask me when I talk about purpose is, Pharaoh! I’m often asked what choice Pharaoh had since it was God who hardened his heart against God. And that is a very important question, because there are a lot of people out there today who believe God made Pharaoh that way and therefore could make them follow a particular path that they do not want to follow.
“How does this apply to the every day person? After all, I’m not Pharaoh.”
Good point! This is how it affects all of us. If God could harden a man to do things against the man’s will, even damnable things, what stops God from doing the same to you and I? Do you see where I’m going? What if you’re the next Hitler or the next Abacha? How could you stop it and change course?
People are already asking these sorts of questions.
“What if I was destined to be poor and can do nothing about it, just like my father and his father before him?”
In the same vein, some are asking, “What if I was made a homosexual by God and fighting it is just fighting His will?”
“God’s love is so real that He created you just so He can prove it.”
This post flows from the last thought shared on my previous post about receiving a calling from God. And here I intend to touch on a very sensitive matter that springs from that thought – predestination.
More challenging than the quest for purpose is the fear of what we may discover when we embark on that quest. Sometimes it’s the fear of discovering the responsibility that purpose would bestow on us and other times it’s the fear of discovering that an unpleasant path lies ahead of us or that we have been predestined for damnation. More often than not this fear finds its root in a popular misunderstanding of the scriptures.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
In the first part of this post, PURPOSE – The Power of Vision, I wrote about passion and talent. Today I want to continue and tell you about opportunities and calling.
In my last blog post – PURPOSE: The Challenge Of A Life Without Purpose, I shared how challenging life can be without purpose and added how maximizing our potential is a major key to discovering our purpose. So today I want to build on that thought.
“The future belongs to those who see opportunities before they become obvious.”
It was Helen Keller who said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller was blind but she has contributed to humanity a lot more than many with seeing eyes ever could. What did she possess that others didn’t? Continue reading