If God says there is good success, the implication is that there is bad success also. If it is success in God’s kingdom, then it is good success. God is a God of process; he is not only interested in the outcome, he is interested in the process as well. God is interested in the motive, he is interested in the fruit, he is also interested in the seed.
A lot of people practice the philosophy of the end justifies the means but God is interested in the means. The spirit must be right; if the spirit is not right, then it is not of God. One of the worst attitudes to adopt in life is ‘however it comes, I take it, whatever it takes, I will make it even if it is by using Babylon principles.’
A lot of people have this mentality of anyhow, anything, get it at all cost! Your association matters a lot to God; if you interact with pigs; before long, you will start eating swine’s food. Whatever you eat is what you are becoming. If you begin to interact with dogs, before long, you will start behaving like them. Evil companionship corrupts good manners. If you want to prosper, don’t tabernacle with people who are going nowhere. Get along with people who have their priorities right in life. It is amazing that the people of this world understand and practice this principle more than the children of God. Who is your associate? If you move with people who are carrying evil seals, they will rebrand you! Run away from sinful people. Pray –
Father, grant me the grace to break away from any association that I am connected to. Grant me the grace to renounce membership of any evil group in the name of Jesus.
I break away from any evil association that is contrary to your will for my life, I break away completely in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Observe the law of sowing and reaping. Gen. 8:22, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Gal. 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” The law of sowing and reaping is a universal law that works for Christians and unbelievers alike. If you sow bountifully, you will reap bountifully, if you sow sparingly, you will reap sparingly; it is as simple as that. A farmer who cultivates a small field will only reap a little; while the one who cultivates a large field will definitely reap much more. It works! Never mind that this principle has been over emphasized in many Churches today, this fact does not obviate the need to do it because it is a biblical principle.
TO BE CONTINUED.