OUR DAILY MANNA 6TH MAY [WEDNESDAY] 2020 – MESSAGE: 80 YEARS OF IGNORANCE AND HARD LABOUR!
An army barracks had four soldiers guarding a concrete slab in front of the barracks at all times. Different commanders came and went but the tradition remained; the soldiers changed shifts guarding the slab. After 80 years, a new commander was assigned to the barracks.
Amongst the things he did was to ask why things were done the way they were. When he asked why soldiers were guarding the slab, he was told: We’ve always done it this way. It’s our tradition. Our former commanders instructed us to do that.” The commander was bent on finding out the reason for this practice. He went to the archives to look for answers and came across a document that had the explanation. The document was very old.
It had instructions written by one of the retired commanders who had even passed away. The new commander learnt that more than 80 years ago, the barracks wanted to build a platform where events could be performed. When the concrete slab was laid, wild animals walked over it at night before the slab would dry.
The soldiers would fix it the next morning but when evening came the same thing would happen. So the commander ordered that four soldiers should guard the concrete slab for three weeks to allow it to dry.The following week, the commander was transfered to handle another assignment elsewhere, and a new commander was brought in. The new commander found the routine and continued to enforce it without asking any questions. And since then, every other commander that came did the same. But remember that it was supposed to be for just 3 WEEKS! Wow!
The Holy Ghost wants you to seek for knowledge! Don’t do a thing because OTHERS ARE DOING IT! Ask questions! Always ask: IS THIS IN THE BIBLE? DID THE HOLY SPIRIT ASK ME TO DO THIS? STOP FOLLOWING PEOPLE BLINDLY even in your local church! A popular Nigerian pastor apologized last year for teaching the “wrong doctrines” in the name of holiness to his members! He said he knows better now!
But do you know that many big churches are teaching holiness, prosperity, marital, financial, etc, doctrines that are not in the Bible? Jesus asked: “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Your motto should be and this ODM passion is: BACK TO THE BIBLE! Stop guarding a concrete slab! Without asking questions and deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. Pray now! Prayer
Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe is a Christian minister, trained pharmacist and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry Worldwide, headquartered in Lagos. He is also the author of Our Daily Manna.
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