THE BLESSEDNESS OF PROVOCATION BY MEN
“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.” (Psalms 26:2)
Many a times we do not know the hidden nature of sin yet uncrucified in our lives. We are carried away with commendation of people concerning our outward christian lives. As good as commendation may be it is very vital to constantly ask God to expose to us the hidden uncrucified nature in us, buried under religion and morality. And one way God does this, is through PROVOCATING US by men.
You can only vomit out the food you ate. A man that ate rice cannot vomit out beans he never ate. So likewise a believer can only vomit out what he truly is.
I pray God will provoke us through men in order for us to see the living unholy nature still hidden in us. Well I do not encourage any to consciously provoke others, but that God should provoke us to see our true selves.
Many that came to me for mentorship left me in annoyance when the time of provocation comes. At first you may see them claiming to be loyal and submissive. But when the time of test comes, you will discover that they are not what they claim.
Some ministers names were mention as allegation and you see them reacting angrily in the public, defending themselves. No there is no need for that. If Holiness is truly inside it will burst out at the time of provocation.
As many of you falling into fornication, masturbation, uncontrollable anger, maliciousness. You have not to justify yourselves or get discourage, for God is only revealing to you the desires still in you yet uncrucified. Professing to be holy on the outward is nice but provocation will tell us who you are on the inside.
Those who pay evil with evil, or never come close to you again because you reviled them for wrongdoing, are only revealing the hidden nature of sin yet uncrucified. Sometimes ministers in pulpits angrily react against their members because of maybe they failed to carry out some duties, well we may say is good. But can I tell you that many ministers are revealing the unconquered nature of sin in them.
David an anointed man was provoked by a woman, and He committed adultery with her. Acan was provoked by the Babylonish garments and he disobeyed God and sinned. Peter was provoked and he cut off a centurion ear. But see Jesus Christ on the cross was provoked by the soldiers, and He said “Father forgive them”.
I am asking that every hidden sinful nature in you and I yet undiscovered and unconquered, may God expose them to us and heal us. Amen.
Let us daily ask God to work in us until we attain perfection.
“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.” (Psalms 139:1-3)
© Bro. Peterson A. Abu