Wednesday, 6 August 2008

YOU’LL REAP THAT ACT

‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.’
(Gal 6:7)
Romans 1:18-32
Whatever you do in life amounts to some kind of sowing or other. If you show mercy to others, you have just sown something that you will reap in due season. Likewise if you do evil. No action goes without a complementary reaction. Usually, because there is no immediate harvest of wrongdoings, many become complacent. Ecclesiastes 8:11 says: ‘Because sentence against an evil work in not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.’Surprisingly, many believers fall into the same trap. They argue that being in a time of grace, God will not punish evil on the spot as he did in the Old Testament. They erroneously believe they will only be punished after death. So they continue their evils, having in mind to repent shortly before they die, so as to escape the judgement. What deception!In the New Testament, Judas who betrayed His master took his life suddenly. Ananaias and Sapphira, who lied to Peter, both fell down dead. Elymas become blind while trying to hinder the Gospel. Today many believers are suffering for the sins they have committed. They have brought roadblocks to their progress, and sometimes even after several prayers and intercession by many a man of God, the situation does not change.A certain brother once collected money from another brother and promised to buy him a particular car. He was a car dealer. Some years later he had not fulfilled his promise and kept using delay tactics. Then one day, he planned to leave for good. After obtaining a visa and other traveling documents, he decided to meet a man of God at a conference to pray with him for the success of his trip. He planned to sneak out without informing the brother he owed. But at that conference, he suddenly became dumb. When he eventually met the man of God, his secret plot was exposed, he wept and openly confessed and on promising to make restitution, his tongue was loosed. Every act you indulge in will bring some consequence sooner or later. Stop planting evil seeds. Sow what is right.
ACTION POINT
Consider what kind of seeds you should sow to guarantee a good harvest for the future. Ask God to help you.

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