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Spiritual Intelligence: The King’s Business

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

Good morning friends. Let us ponder over the last line again for a while: “They immediately left their nets and followed Him”

As well as faith, Peter and Andrew demonstrated speed and trust in their response to Jesus (the word). With this in mind, I am reminded of a statement by David to Ahimelech the priest while he was on the run from Saul:

…Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.

So, when it comes to our destiny, there is no time for title-tattle because our obedience and timing could be connected to the destinies of others; in some cases, millions of others. In a letter by Paul to friends in Galatia on this subject, he penned these words:

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

I’m afraid, time is not going to stand still for us; rather, we have to redeem the time we have lost through our years of rebellion. From the verses we just read, we see Paul diving in straight away. In like manner dear friends, we need to desist from wasting precious little time in doubt, fear, unbelief, or even trying to figure out how to help God work these things out; for heavens resources are only deployed when we step out in faith. Once we take timely action in obedience, we avail options to God in fulfilling His agenda for planet earth.

The key thing here is training our spirits to hear from God, for we do not want to run ahead of ourselves like in the case of Ahimaaz; and this comes through the discipline of prayer and meditation on God’s word.

We want to be on alert, we want to hear from God, and we want to act decisively with timing and precision – because the King’s business requires haste!

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Spiritual Amnesia

Spiritual Amnesia…

Of all the definitions of Amnesia, the one most relevant for today’s thought is this;

the selective overlooking or ignoring of events or acts that are not favorable or useful to one’s purpose or position”.

With that as a backdrop let’s bring king Rehoboam to the stage. He became king of a dynasty with enormous potentials in his early forties. His grandfather was a hugely famous and successful king, his father was the wisest and wealthiest king in his era.

On his coronation, the people pleaded with him to review the taxation policy enacted by his father. The newly crowned king listened and asked them for three days to think it through. He then sought counsel with the advisers who served with his father, and he was advised to reduce the tax threshold as proposed by the people. But he rebuffed their advice, went ahead and presented the issue to his peers. They advised him to dismiss the people’s plea and increase the threshold instead.

Three days later his subjects came back as agreed, and instead of a tax reduction, he introduced an increase. In frustration the people rebelled against his rulership and the kingdom was divided into two. He had failed miserable at his first hurdle!

Perhaps if he had sought a third opinion from the One who orchestrated his ascendancy… Spiritual Amnesia.

His grandfather did, his father did.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Who’s Arm Are You Leaning On?

Who’s arm are you leaning on?

In the days of the kings, the nation was besieged by a ruthless invading army. The borders were shut, international trade seized, leading to an economic drought. All hell broke lose – there was hyperinflation, hunger and starvation.

Amidst it all, a game-changer stepped on the scene. A prophet by the name Elisha rose to the occasion declaring an overnight economic turnaround to the king.

But the officer who’s arm the king leaned on (the king’s top adviser), dismissed it robustly because it made no sense to the human mind. The situation was so bad that a sudden change was almost impossible to behold. He made no room for the supernatural, he was suffering from what we now know as Confirmation Bias.

However, his pinion on the matter had no effect on the fulfilment of the prophecy. The invading army fled back home overnight, the war was over, and Elisha vindicated!

Friends, no matter how dire our circumstances might be, we need to always make room for the supernatural. Ultimately, God has the final say!

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~ Sabali