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The Promises of God Pt 1

CAN (pun) I TRUST?

Ps 12:6

God’s words are pure words, Pure silver words refined seven times In the fires of his word-kiln, Pure on earth as well as in heaven.  (THE MESSAGE)
Before we get into the subject of God’s promises. We must look at society. When we do, we find that most Christians have been raised in a culture of broken trust.

Politics, business, Media, Family and Church life have been permeated with broken trust. Let’s take Politics as an example: When George Bush Sr was running for the Presidency of America in 1988, he promised the American people, he would ‘not raise taxes.’ 3 times in his speech to the Republican National Convention, He said, “The congress will push me to raise taxes, and I’ll say NO.” This became a famous phrase, and most people believe it helped him win the Presidency.

However, when he came to power, he was forced to raise taxes. Bush’s broken promise added greatly to the prevailing view among common people: ‘Politicians cannot be trusted. The say one thing and do another.’

This atmosphere of broken promises has also infiltrated the Church to an alarming degree. Believers say one thing and do another. This is because we’ve allowed ourselves to become affected by the spirit of the world.

Rom 12:2 Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within. (J.B. Phillips N.T.)

When parents make promises to each other and subsequently break them, their children will mimic and copy their parents behaviour. They too will grow up with a broken promise mindset. Not only that, they will think it is normal behaviour because their parents did the same thing. It then becomes a generational issue.

Families are not only the building block of society, they are the building block of the Church. Therefore, it is the role of Church leaders to model trust. This trust will influence the parents, who in turn will influence their children.

The anointing is poured upon the head first, then flows down to the body.

Ps 133:1-2 Look! How good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together!  It is like fine oil poured on the head which flows down the beard – Aaron’s beard, and then flows down his garments. (NET)

Here we have divine order: Church leaders, Parent leaders, children. When it is pointed out that the key change agent in Church are the leaders themselves, many will scoff and say it involves more than leaders changing. So let’s look at some Scripture:

Eph 4:15-16 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (NIV)

Col 2:18-19 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. (NIV)

Many leaders grumble that their congregations are not growing numerically or spiritually. The above Scriptures hold the key – it is they who have to change first, not their congregants!

In my next Blog we will see why we can trust God 100%.

Meditation Point: Jesus, I ask you to change me from the inside out and teach me how to trust in and stand upon your promises.



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