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Pastor's Desk - Lekan Oyewande
Monday, July 02 2018


“Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out.” Leviticus 6:13 (NLT)


Last month we were able to establish the fact that God is never late; He shows up just in time to do the impossible.  This is because He is in charge of all things and nothing takes Him by surprise.   It might interest you to know that as His heir, He has given you dominion … to take charge! Welcome to July 2018: TAKE CHARGE! May the zeal of the house of the Lord consume you and may the fire on your altar perpetually burn.  Nothing will cause you to lose your fire and you will not disobey God to the point of losing your place and position of dominion in Jesus name.


One of the things required of us after we have surrendered our hearts to God is to remain continuously hot for Him no wonder He said He has no time for lukewarmness, either you are hot for Him or remain on the other side by being cold.  There are no in-betweens. Hence He gave Aaron and the priests this specific instruction…., “the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times, It must never go out.” Loss of the fire is tantamount to loss of authority and you cannot afford to lose your right!


An area where most Christians lack understanding is that because God has given you dominion He will let you fold your hands and do everything for you.  You have been mandated to take charge of affairs especially in areas where change is sought.   It may be in physical circumstances like in Judges 3:1-4 when the Israelites were at war with certain nations, God did not wipe off those nations by Himself but He left them in their land to test their determination to see if they would actually follow through to their promise.  The Israelite sworn and pledged their allegiance to God several times...that they will not serve other gods...but alas they always reneged on their promises to God by fraternising with those nations whom God has warned them not to associate with. For most of us it may be spiritual war we are fighting….essentially against the flesh. There are things God expects you to do instead of complaining, murmuring and waiting on Him to do them for you.  I am sure that is why God blessed man and commanded him to replenish the earth and have dominion (take charge) as we see in Gen.1:28.  God not only gave man dominion He also gave man responsibility from the start…to keep the garden (Gen.2:15), to name all the animals (Gen.2:19).


As much as God told man to take charge, He also test us from time to time to see if we are actually determined to please Him.  He tested Moses’ faith in Exo.14:15-16 when He told Moses to stop praying rather to stretch forth the rod in his hand.  He tested King Saul’s obedience when He commanded him to utterly destroy the Amalekites in 1 Sam. 15:1-3. Jesus also gave delegated authority to His disciples as we see in John 14:12, Matt.10:1 and Luke 10:19.  Some things are allowed by God to remain in your ‘land’ so as to wake you up to your responsibility.  All you need to execute God’s will and purpose is made available for you in Christ Jesus…Eph. 3:20 therefore let the word of God (Jesus) dwell richly in you and let the burning fire for God guide the choices you make in life every day.


Lekan Oyewande
July 2018

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