NEVER BE CONTENTED WITH THE VALLEY
Saturday, 8 August 2015
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. Mark 9:2 (KJV)
God is looking for remnants that are tired of playing church. Some of you think that after intercessory prayers, choir practice, clapping of hands, song ministration, the preacher preaches three sermons, offering is taken and we dismiss, church has ended. No! Church goes beyond that. This is the reason why you must not do church by assuming that once you get into the four walls of the church building and service is ended, you retire to the rot in the world without making any difference.
Notice that it is not all the disciples of Jesus that had the experience on the mount of transfiguration. It was only three of them. Was it because Jesus decided to select only the three of them? No, it was there choice. I want all God has for me. There are people who are content with anything. Ten percent, twenty percent, but there others who say if there is anything like one hundred and twenty percent or two hundred percent we want it .These set of people say we what God has for us.
The other disciples remained at the valley. They couldn’t climb the mountain because climbing the mountain requires some discipline, price and sacrifice. Peter, James and John were not contented with the valley, they climbed the mountain and were shown something very powerful that there is the other side to the challenge. The devil does not have the final word because there is the other side to every pressure, barrenness, poverty and even death.
The Bible says the three beheld something glorious and they said let us tabernacle in there but before they could finish they were interrupted by a voice from heaven.
Aspire for the mountain top, but remember the battle is in the valley. The valley of sickness, the valley of pains and agony. God is saying you don’t have to tabernacle on the mountain, get down into the valley engage the adversary in battle and experience the victory that God has reserved for you.
Further reading: Matthew 17:1-13 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Psalms 74-76, Evening-Romans 9:16-33