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DAY 4 SATURDAY: JULY 2020

DO NOT ISOLATE YOURSELF FROM THE CHURCH!

You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5).

Every Christian is a member of God’s large family which is the church of God in life. This large family of God is divided into two folds namely; the militant and the triumphant church. God does not want you to isolate yourself from His church in life. The Bible says in the opening text that you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed does not want him to isolate himself from the church in life. Hence, a Christian should never isolate himself from the church which is the House of God in life forever.

The Bible gave us a vivid account of the early church during the time of Herod the king (Acts 12). Herod stretched forth his hand and killed James, the brother of John with the sword. To further please the Jews, he also stretched forth his hand and arrested Peter for the same execution. But thank God that the church intervened thus, “…but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church” (Acts 12:5). Therefore, the church which is the House of God should learn to constantly engage in the prayer of warfare for the brethren in Christ Jesus. The church is indeed supposed to be the last hope of her members in the society forever.

As a Christian, it is suicidal for you to isolate yourself from the church because you can become an easy prey for the devil in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” In fact, the church is a divine place where destinies are being refined and defined in life. A Christian should never forsake the assembly of the brethren the church of Jesus Christ in life. Take note of the fact that iron sharpens iron in life forever (Proverbs 27:17).

Daily Tip: God expects your full participation in the church because it is suicidal for you to isolate yourself from it in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my God! I receive Your grace to fully participate in Your church all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of the devil that wants to lure me away from the church of Christ forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Acts 12:1-19.            RBT: PSALM 119