THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING WITH CERTIFICATES THAT ARE NOT THEIR OWN, IT’S A STRATEGY FOR THE AMPUTATION OF DESTINY AND DECAPITATION OF LIFE ITSELF
WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR COVER, YOUR COVER LEAVES YOU
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A FUTURE, AVOID STRIFE, CONTENTION AND UNHEALTHY COMPETITION
DON’T KICK OFF THE LADDER THAT GAVE YOU CLIMB. DON’T BANG THAT DOOR THAT YOU ONCE PASSED THROUGH
YOU CAN’T SUCCEED WHEN YOU TRY TO HURT PEOPLE THAT HELPED YOU. GOD IS TOO PRINCIPLED TO ALLOW INIQUITY TO SUCCEED
DON’T TELL LIES IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A FUTURE IN THIS WORLD
DON’T STRETCH A STORY TO MAKE IT MORE EXCITING AND SAY THINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUE
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF NEGATIVE CHARACTER” August 2023 Preservation/Power Communion (Midweek) Service Glory Dome, Abuja.
Tonight is our preservation service and we are going to deal on a very important subject. The month is titled “Light Has Come and Glory is Risen through Positive Character”. You know, it was by virtue of positive character that Joseph and Daniel became what they became.
Tonight, in order for us to experience the preservation power of positive character, we want to consider the “DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF NEGATIVE CHARACTER”. That is the subject for tonight.
To experience preservation, you must avoid and escape destruction. That is why we are considering this destructive power of Negative character. Our objective is two-fold: understanding the destructive power of negative character and understanding the preservation power of positive character.
Proverbs 11:3. Scriptures makes it abundantly clear that positive character preserves and negative character destroys.
Examples abound throughout Scripture of people that were destroyed by negative character and examples also abound of people that were preserved by positive character. Let’s quickly look at the examples of people destroyed by negative character.
1. Lot. Lot lost his life destiny on the platform of strife, greed and lack of value for authority. Everybody knows that God called Abraham but Abraham called Lot.
Genesis 12:1,5. Genesis 13:2,5,7-11. That was the greatest mistake of Lot. When you leave your cover, your cover leaves you. Look at this, the man (Abraham) brought him out, first, he began to strive, entered into contention and competition with his father – in Africa, your uncle is your father. Then, when his uncle said, “this is land between us, choose one and I will choose the other”, instead of Lot saying, “excuse me sir, it was you God called, not me, you’re the one who brought me out, tell me where to go”.
That is, if he were to leave him at all. “I can’t choose before you, you make the choice and I will choose another”. Not Lot. He lifted up his eyes, saw the area that was well watered, in other words, “I choose the wet ground, uncle, die in the dry land”, not knowing that where he chose was already marked for destruction.
Sodom and Gomorrah was already marked for destruction, he couldn’t perceive, he was not sensitive. That was how Lot ended his life, destiny and future. Genesis 19:15-17. In one day, everything Lot laboured, everything greed gave him, everything he competed with his uncle to gather, all was consumed overnight, he only left Sodom with his life and of course at the end, he was destroyed.
He slept with his two daughter, gave birth to the bastard tribes of Moabs and Ammons. If there’s any man or youth in the house, if you want to have a future, avoid strife, contention and unhealthy competition. Avoid greed and disrespect for the authority that makes you. Don’t bite the fingers that fed you.
Don’t kick off the ladder that gave you climb. Don’t bang that door that you once passed through. Selah!
I was advising somebody yesterday, he had challenge with his master and I told him, “I want you to amicably handle this challenge. Even if you’re going to leave, let him bless you, so you can leave in peace”.
It’s a secular setting, not a Church, and I said, “because you once passed through that door, don’t bang it! Don’t let your exit cause noise, you may need that door another day and you may be stranded because you don’t have it”. This is how people cut short their lives because of lack of character. Somebody helped you and you now want to hurt him, somebody raised you, you now want to erase him.
Somebody who assisted you, you’re now resisting him and you want to survive and succeed, God is too principled to allow iniquity to succeed. If you want to have a future, beware of strife, bitterness, unhealthy competition and contention.
Beware of greed and disrespect for the authority that made you. James 3:16.
2. The Amalekite who claimed that he killed Saul lost his life on the platform of lies and the creation of false impression. Everybody knows that Saul committed suicide in battle.
The Bible said that when the battle was too hot for Saul and he saw that the Philistines were upon him, Saul fell on his sword, pierced himself through with a sword and died. Jonathan his son and all the others with him committed suicide.
Then, this Amalekite boy chanced upon Saul and removed the crown of Saul and removed his weapon and came to David thinking that he was bringing David good news, “Saul, your enemy that has been pursuing you is dead, I am the one who killed him.
I saw that the battle was too hot for him and I knew he would not survive, so I carried his sword and slew him and now, I have brought his crown and weapon for you”. David as soon as he heard the story, he started crying. 2 Samuel 1:7-11. Who would hear that His enemy who wanted to kill him has died and he will be crying. 2 Samuel 1:11-16.
That was how that man died a needless death at the frequency of lies and false impression. Lie killed him, his tongue killed. Proverbs 18:21. Psalm 101:7.
Don’t tell lies if you want to have a future in this world and you want to have a destiny, avoid lying. Don’t speak to the point of trying to create an impression, just give expression, don’t create impression.
Don’t stretch a story to make it more exciting just because you want people to be excited and then you say things that are not true. The seed of lie may produce the harvest of death.
There are so many people working with certificates that are not their own and doing all manner of things, it’s a strategy for the amputation of destiny and decapitation of life itself. That was how this young man died because he wanted to create a false impression.