Scripture :Acts 24: 16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Our walking in love depends largely on how we are able to eliminate offence from our hearts. The matter of offence is so heavy that a man can be born again yet be living in offence!

From our anchor(Acts 24:16) reveals the two dimensions to offence;

1. Offence towards man- horizontal dimensions. All that we’ve been discussing for the past few days is along this line.

2. Offence towards God- vertical dimensions to offence. This shall be our focus today.Jesus said:

Matthew 11: 6. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

This implies that it is possible to be in Christ and yet be offended! It is also possible to direct your offence towards human beings just because you feel offended at God.

What could make men offended at God?

It is quite unfortunate that mortal men strife with their Maker! Should a man have a secret quarrel with His Creator?

Somebody may say it is not possible! Well it is happening everywhere. I have seen a pastor friend of mine who was offended at God because there were no resources to take care of his family.

His little daughter cried all night because of lack of food and the Pastor was already offended when he came to me to pour out his heart. I have also seen a dedicated sister who vowed to drop her Bible because she felt God was partial in terms of marital settlement. There are those who left ministry to become a tool in the hands of the devil just because they are offended at God!

A young man asked me a question, “pastor where is the God of love when He permitted my father to be killed prematurely, we were thrown out of our rented apartment and dropped out of school, because my mother could not meet up with payment of bills and our school fees?” The young man felt bitter against God because he felt betrayed by the God of love we were proposing to him and nobody else had ever shown him enough love to convince him of the love of God! Some have cried their heart out in pain as the only surviving son was been snatched by death.

Beloved the list is endless! But what is the Holy Ghost saying today, drop that quarrel you instituted against God. For the Bible says:

Isaiah 45: 9. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

Let me ask a question for those who are offended at God, since you picked up a quarrel with God has your situation changed for good? I know the answer is No! Please drop that quarrel!

There’s no need to start a fight you can not finish. The devil may offer you temporary relief so that you can turn your back against God, but I bet you, you will bite your hands in eternity if you continue to fraternize with the devil. It is time to sheath your sword and return to your first love.

Dear reader, you know yourself, that you are presently angry with God because of certain expectations in your life that are not yet fulfilled.

God gave you a prophecy of how great and colourful your destiny is going to be and now everything is messed up. Non of the prophecies has been fulfilled and you are already bitter. You have not stopped coming to church because you don’t want people to ask you why! Meanwhile in your heart you are very far from God. It is time to return!

You have been married for some times now but the fruit of the womb is not in view. You have received all manners of prayers and prophecy yet no result. Discouragement is gradually set in and you are beginning to pick offence both at God and men of God. It is time to say no to offences before bitterness sets in.

Beloved whatever be the challenge you are in currently, say no to offence at God. Your living in offence will hinder your walking in love and that could be disastrous to your destiny. John the baptist was offended and his destiny was aborted, that shall not be your portion in Jesus name.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! The choice of eternity is made while alive. Give your heart to Jesus today.

Prayer points :

– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace not to be offended at you anymore in Jesus name

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy your release from every offence at God in the name of Jesus
– Every garment of offence the devil placed on you is torn off now in Jesus name.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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