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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

BEWARE OF DESTINY DESTROYERS

Gen 25:24-34, Gen 35:22, Judges 16:4-31, 1 Sam 2 & 3, Matt 27:4-5

Destiny is divine decree, fate, fortune, lot, portion or future. It is a pre-determined and life time event. Everybody has a destiny.

Jesus came to reconcile human beings to God, to be light unto us and be the saviour of all; all these He fulfilled. Moses was to deliver Israel and be their law-giver; this was fulfilled. Therefore, everybody has a destiny to fulfill. However there are destiny destroyers. Destiny destroyers are things or people that/who will not allow one's destiny to be fulfilled. Hence one needs to be aware of them.

The number one destiny destroyer is the devil/satan but if one heeds the instruction given in the scriptures to resist the devil, one will overcome. Sin is another one, the scripture says flee from sin and all its appearances. The devil is wise and cunny. He uses different ways to lure one into sin. Destroyer can come into one's life in form of greed, lust of flesh, pride of life, love for money and lack of self control.

Let us examine the lives of some characters like Eli, Esau, Gehazi, Reuben and Samson in the scriptures and see how their destines were affected.

Eli in 1 Sam 2:22-29, 3:12-14
Eli was a priest whom the Lord had promised the role of priesthood in his generation. However Eli honoured his children more than God and did not take firm decision against them when they did evil in the sight of God. Consequently, God changed his mind and their destiny was destroyed. God terminated the priesthood and attainment of old age in his family.

In 1 Sam 13:13-14, The Lord said to Samuel, "For I have told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about, his sons made themselves contemptible and he failed to restrain them".

Esau in Gen 25:24-34
Esau was the first son of Issac and Rebekah and also the twin brother of Jacob. Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for bread and pottage of lentils due to hunger and inability to control his appetite. He despised his birthright, sold his inheritance as the firstborn son. He allowed hunger to overwhelm his concern for things of lasting value, that is, his destiny. No wonder the scripture says in Heb 12:16, "See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son".

Gehazi in 2 Kings 5:20-22
Gehazi, the servant of prophet Elisha was not born a leper but due to greed and love of money he bagged leprosy for himself and his descendants. Leprosy was pronounced on him and his descendants because he collected gifts he should not have collected from Naaman and this action of his caused him his destiny. No wonder the scripture says in 2 Kings 5:27, "Naaman's leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants for ever". Then Gehazi went from Elisha's presence and he was leprous - as white as snow.

Reuben in Genesis 35:22
Reuben was the firstborn of Israel and Leah. The scripture says in Gen 35:22, "Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine, Bilhah and Israel his father heard of it". When Israel was old and about to die, he gathered all his twelve children to bless them. But because of what Reuben did the scripture recorded in Gen 49:3 -4, "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honour, excelling in power. Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed onto my couch and defiled it". Lust of flesh destroyed his destiny and instead of blessings, he got curses.

Samson in Judges 16:4-31
Samson, son of Manoah was blessed right from birth and was destined to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines. Samson got his destiny destroyed and terminated for being unequally yoked with a philistine woman in marriage. He lost his anointing because of his delight for Delilah, sold himself to the enemies because of lack of self control and inability to bridle his
tongue. He died in the hands of his enemies with his eyes gouged out.

Brethren, beware of destiny destroyers!! Do not allow them to destroy your destiny!!!

Prayer:
Father, help me to achieve your destiny for my life. Give me victory over sin, self, Satan and destiny destroyers in Jesus name. AMEN

4 comments:

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  2. Thanks to the person who d wrote this sermon it is very helpful expecially to teenagers and it is very touching.thank u once again and God bless u

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  3. Nice and straightforward prayer points.

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  4. I read through and loved it. The topic is similar to what we are studying in church next week for father's day service. Thanks for writing this.

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