DATE: SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY, 2021
TOPIC: SONSHIP; THE PATHWAY TO REST (5)
TEXT:1 Kings 1:5-6
Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, “I will be king.” So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. (His father had never interfered with him by asking, “Why do you behave as you do?” He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.) NIV
A blessed man is known by the generation that succeeded him. Either blessing or curse gets amplified in the successive generation. It is expected that the coming generation be stronger and better yet this is not by being ambitious. The generation of Christians who take over from Christ are meant to do greater works of building the kingdom (John 14:12). We are the generation that build the Kingdom (Ephesians 2; 19, 20). Lack of this understanding has made the enemy to perpetuate via division and remove the vital instrument of unity which is the laconic of our commission.
In the above text, Adonijah organized his way to the throne just without the King’s approval. Organization is very important but it is next to King’s approval. Some have organized the King himself out of his domain; the church. It may look so solid but the reward will be zero at last. Divine approval must be central to the building of the Kingdom. It must not be an ambitious project. He was presumptuous by assuming that previous approval means endless approval. The King has never questioned him about anything he did, he assumed the throne belongs to him and started working things out by himself and he failed.
Never assume what he wants you to do per time, previous instructions must not replace daily dependence on him for fresh instructions. In so doing, we will be in sync with the will of the king and wield great power of the Kingdom more than the time of old. The best of the Kingdom is yet to come. Greater days are here!
I receive the accuracy of the Spirit in my walk in the Kingdom.
AUTHOR: Dr. AKINLADE ISAIAH