Familiarity Brings No Fear
Dec. 4, 2019
The Chariot Eye
Prophet Patrick Buwemba
_Familiarity Brings No Fear_
Malachi 3:6-17 "I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "But you ask, 'How can we return when we have never gone away?' "Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! "But you ask, 'What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?' "You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "You have said terrible things about me," says the Lord. "But you say, 'What do you mean? What have we said against you?' "You have said, 'What's the use of serving God? What have we gained by obeying his commands or by trying to show the Lord of Heaven's Armies that we are sorry for our sins? From now on we will call the arrogant blessed. For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare God to punish them suffer no harm.'" Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name. "They will be my people," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "On the day when I act in judgment, they will be my own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child.
So I have discovered this error in the body of Christ where men stay in Christianity for long and they start to abuse their positions in God. For example, a son no longer see's the importance of thinking on spiritual mentorship and this come to one conclusion, that you actually no longer see the importance of God in your life.
Old prophets can kill young prophets and this is so common in our times today where father's have become friends to their son's, in other words, buddies. This has hindered their instruction therein to be of effect. Do not be caught up in this error, your father cannot be your friend lest you rob yourself the opportunity to be blessed.
How will you obey them if they are your fellows? Never stay in the presence long enough without expectation, that is a sign that you are no longer recognizing the power of God in your life. Some men have said what is the use of serving God now? Where would some one get such a question?(except familiarity in God). However much the seasons and times change, you cannot remove the ancient landmarks and stay safe.
Yes this season men will build new house styles but the principal of gravity will never change so, all houses will be built with the foundation and pillars. Show me a man who eats their tithe and has no spiritual mentor and I will show you a man who is out of touch of accountability and relationship with God.
Believe it or not all of us were shown the ways of God by one who is in it. So was Jesus also shown ministry by John the Baptist. Even men who received the Holy spirit were shown his existence by those who had encountered him before. Never remove the ancient landmarks. Honor God and your mentors.
Teach me your Holy ways ooh God so I may walk in your truth