Topic: Follow The Divine Order [Wednesday October 11, 2017]
“And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite, three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.” (2 Samuel 6:11 KJV)
In the days of the children of Israel, whenever they brought the Ark into the battle, the battle was as good as won. Now the Ark of God has been in the house of a man, a priest by the name Abinadab and he was regarded and respected. It is shocking that the Ark was in the house of a priest for twenty years and yet nothing happened. How can God be in my house for that long and nothing will happen. It is an abomination!
It’s an abomination that for twenty years of salvation there is no change. Twenty years of giving your life to Christ, you have your name in the church register and there’s no change. When it comes to Jesus, it is a personal encounter. My father is a minister of the gospel will not save the child. You must personally, at one point or the other make the decision to receive Jesus Christ into your life. Twenty years, the Ark was in the house of a priest and no change. It is unexplainable.
So, the Ark was finally taken to the house of Obededom, the Gittite. In three months, everything about his life changed. Obededom is a fusion of two words and it means, the servant of blood. Obededom was everyday sacrificing blood to this Ark. No wonder he was blessed, in three months everything around him was blessed in three months. Obededom followed the divine order as demanded by God.
Beloved, commit to living a life of daily worship and obedience to the word of the living God today through His Son Jesus Christ. In the Kingdom of God, everything must be done according to the due order. Don’t bring your own idea. Reverence the things of the Spirit.
Further reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-11
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 37-38; Evening- Colossians 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.