Monday, 26 November 2018

The Kind of Man You Must Strive to be: A Priest.

Becoming a man is more than having six packs abs, possessing sexual stamina, being financially muscled, having a coarse voice or a male figure; there's an important dimension of manhood you must never joke with - the priesthood of a man. 
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When God created Adam, he had the ability to relate with God, to receive instructions from Him and fulfill His bidding but after sin came, he lost that capacity to commune with God. 
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A man that is void of understanding is a weakling in spiritual matters. He's one who prefers his wife to be more spiritual than he is or depend so much on his mother's prayer without doing anything to get intimate with God personally. 
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After the fall, man and woman lost the capacity to relate with God but thank God for restoration through Jesus Christ. 
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What kind of man are you striving to become? 
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It's very important that you strive to become a priest. I do not mean a religious priest but a man who dwells in the secret place of the Most High and can decide the fate and outcome of matters through prayer and spiritual intelligence. 
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Holding key post in church doesn't make you a priest, do you have a personal relationship with God? 
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Your ability to be the head over your wife, children and generation has lots to do with your position in the divine hierarchy. You don't need to brag about being the head, let your secret place speak. 
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It is quite unfortunate that lots of men shy away from the things of God but they are more interested in sport, gossip, politics and irrelevant gist.
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How long will your wife take up spiritual responsibility for you? Lots of women are becoming victims of false prophets because the male figure in their lives snore all through the night. 
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Do you know that your ability to lead successfully in the physical is a function of your spiritual depth? You would have often heard people say that the spiritual controls the physical. And that's the gospel truth!
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Strive to be a priest who can legislate issues with God on behalf of himself and those he has influence over their lives. 
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It is not just your ability to provide food or meet the physical needs of your family that makes you a man, you must be able to sort issues in the spiritual realm before they happen rather than become a victim of circumstances. 
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How can you be a man and your wife or child wakes up narrating the nightmare they had, and all you can do is to tell them to go and see the pastor? Sir, with all due respect, it's a shame on you. 
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You don't need to stand on the pulpit before you become a priest. You don't need titles to become a priest, all you need is to get spiritual understanding. 
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Do you think the kingdom of this world is operated on paper and biro or on intellectual quotient? Strive to become a priest over yourself, situation and family. 
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Don't just feed your flesh and starve your spirit man. Don't just know everything about the physical and know next to nothing on spiritual matters. Sir, the weapons of our warfare in life are not carnal but mighty through Christ. 
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Be a man who is spiritual. I do not mean occult spiritualism but spirituality in divinity. Pay the price of fasting, prayer and thorough feeding of your inner man with the word of God. It doesn't end with going to church or paying your tithes and offering, you must have a track record of consistency in your walk with God. 
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No man lives without any spiritual influence over his life. Before the devil influence and destroy you, get intimate with God. 
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This is a challenge to all men whose spiritual lives are nonexistent. A charge to all young men who pursue the carnal things of life. 
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Wake up! Becoming a man is not bread and butter. To whom much is given, much is expected. You're not a man because you're tall, dark, rich and handsome; you're a man because you are a transformational leader and a priest of God. 
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Remember, if you're not a priest of God, you'll become a prey to the circumstances of life. 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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