By Festus Ndukwe.
There is order in Heaven. There is no supplanting of any kind, and no usurpation of authority and power there.
It is for this reason, Jesus tells us to pray that God’s kingdom will come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
It is in this world that His will is not done, Satan being the god of this world. It is here that there is so much disorder, even in the house of God. It is here that someone after a disagreement with his pastor can wake up one day, and start a church in his parlour. It is here that because a man can lay hands on someone, and he falls, people will tell him to start something.
There is no problem with people falling down under God’s power. A young Christian can lay hands and people will still fall. It is not about maturity, it is about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A man can be in iniquity and still operate the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A man can rebel and start his own ministry and still operate this gift. The operation of the gifts of the Spirit can gather a lot crowd. That is why where the gifts are in operation, there is much crowd. That is why Satan can fake the gifts, but he cannot fake the fruit of the Spirit.
It is very easy to do God’s work, to have success and results while in iniquity. This iniquity is not so much that you committed murder or adultery.
It is that you did something from Self. It is that you did something out of yourself. This is where many ministers do not often look at. They look at God’s work as good, as something that will make God happy if they do it. They look at raising fund as good, it does not matter how they go about it. They look at the fact that souls are perishing, and why must they endure unjust treatment of a so-called Overseer when they can start something and win souls for God, but they do not know that God does not see it that way. They do not look at the spiritual order, that God looks at who is doing it. God looks to see if it is Self in man or Christ in him. If it is man, even if men are praising you, it is iniquity.
●●Ndukwe, a Lagos-based minister can be reached at email@example.com.