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Please, Be Available!   2 comments

In this piece, I intentionally want to appeal to you to make yourself available for the peace and protection of your home. Please, make sure that you are always available in person or at least by ‘proxy’.
Just ensure that you create an avenue that provides room to gather sufficient information about the welfare of your own household. Ensure that you have enough information to drive the enemies away from your territory to be sure of peace in your home.
Unavilability of many wives had sold their once beloved husband to their best friends or housemaids. The same is true of many men. Unavailability has turned them to ‘exes’.
During the course of writing this piece, I was informed of a ‘Bitter Switch Over’. What does this mean?
A woman, who would not be availabe at home until 10:00pm because of her trade, lost her husband to her best friend who lived nearby.
That woman,many times, will be preparing dinner for her family up to 12:00am. Is that proper?
It was the new madam that was ‘helping’ her friend to feed the husband who could not wait long enough. The best friend ‘helped’ her friend to the extent that her (the first wife) services was no longer needed in the home.
What pre-occupies many married people is pursuit of money. They love money to the extent that their homes are sacrificed. After they acquired sufficient money or wealth, they realise that a vacuum has been created, many times impossible to fill.
Read this about negligent angels in Jude 1:6,
“And the angels who did not keep their proper domain (estate),but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day…” New King James Version).
If angels were not forgiven of their sin of negligence, do you think that you will be spared? No excuse will be acceptable no matter how “good” it may seem. Do not fail to keep (be available to protect) your God given domain, your home so that you will not be “reserved in everlasting chains under darkness”.
May condemnation not be your portion in Jesus Name. Many people today are licking their matrimonial wounds because of their unavailability when it mattered. The losses are always just irreparable! May you never suffer losses, but be available!
The information at your disposal will prepare you to protect your “first estate”. May you not be reserved in everlasting agony and pain in Jesus Name. Once again, I plead with you, “Please, Be Available!”

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Posted July 23, 2012 by 4thlink in For All

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Peace and Availability   Leave a comment

Avalability
In our discussion of ‘David Pursued Peace Successfully’, I mentioned that Abigail was more fortunate than David. Reason: Abigail was informed of the impending danger(s) about to befall her house while David had his own successfully invaded.
Everything he,with his six hundred men, had were taken away and his abode was set ablaze. This has been the plight of many ‘exes’,but they were not aware.
Do you think that God was partial? No! The major difference is in their availability. This reduced drastically the agony of Abigail but David had a full length of it.
AVAILABILITY OF ABIGAIL.
That Abigail was aware of the coming evil determined by the enemies was as a result of her being available for the timely information.
1. She was available at her home. She did not preoccupy herself with wordly ceremonies together with other wives of rich men in the city.
She was not moving from house to house as a busy-body. Abigail knew the limit of her territory and never transgressed its boundaries. She was avaible to attend to the needs of her household.
2. Abigail was available to the extent that the servants could bare theis minds to her. She did not see herself as the ‘wife of a rich man’ to be seen affar.
She was not like her husband, Nabal, “for he is such a scoundrel that one can not speak to him.” 1 Samuel 25:17c. Abigail was approachable and available. She was available to ward off every evil that wanted to destroy the peace of her home.
UNAVAILABILITY OF DAVID.
Unlike Abigail, David was not available to be informed of any impending danger.
1. He was not available to be informed by God. As the anointed of God who could talk with his Creator, David was not available to be informed of any possible invasion, (1 Samuel 30:8). He was occupied by something else- seeking the of man and proving his loyalty to a gentile king.
2. David was unavailable to be informed by any man that danger loomed in the corner. God is a gracious God. Somebody may have had any clue to the possible enemies attack was unble to inform David or any of the six hundred men.
DAVID’S BUSINESS.
What was David’s business as at that time? David occupied himself and his six hundred men with meddling in a rift that was not their own. It was only a divine intervention that prevented David from destroying the people he was to rule later, 1 Samuel 29:1-2. The Bible has this to say about anyone that does this in Proverbs 26:17,
‘He who passes by and meddles in
quarrel (strife) not his own
Is like one who takes a dog by the
ears.’
He was meddling in a battle between the Philistines and the Israelites when he has left the shores of the land of Israel. Why? It was because king Saul was ceaselessly chasing him to claim his life.
It was only a divine intervention that prevented David from slaughtering the people he was to govern later.
Do you know that many people,men and women, engage in businesss (matters) that never concern them? Apostle Paul has this to say about some women in 1 Timothew 5:14
‘And besides they learn to be idle,wandering
about from house to house,and not only idle but
also gossips and busy bodies, saying things they ought not.’
Today, they not only say ‘things they ought not’, they do things they ought not. This usually gives rooms for enemies to freely strike successfully.
ANOTHER MISTAKE
There was a lapse in human resources management of David’s team. How?
David had six hundred men. He used to put all of them to work at the same time. No spare men as back-up. No one available as reinforcement. No members detailed to protect his territory. No internal security measures.
It was after the invasion of Ziklag that it became clear what David ought to have done. When chasing the attackers, two hundred men of the six hundred became wearied that they could not continue. They were left behind,yet David and four hundred men fought the enemies and recover all.
This simply means that if David had left two hundred men behind at Ziklag,the enemies would not have succeeded in their invasion and setting it on fire. That was one of the reasons the Psalmist says that the Lord taught his hands to fight.
Ziklag was left defenceless. No wall of protection for it. No defender. It was left open to any form of aggression.
Are you available to protect your home?

Lest I Forget!   Leave a comment

As you have seen clearly in the two case studies we have examined in the last two write-ups,SEEK PEACE in the home,your Jerusalem; PURSUE PEACE outside it.
It is a must to Seek Peace in the home. This calls for sacrifice by all means possible. It must be with love not law or by force.
It must be gently and patiently sought UNTIL it is attained and retained permanently. The value of peace within your householm is well spent out in Ecclesiastes 4:12 thus,
‘Though one may be overpowered
by another,two can withstand
him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly
broken.
In brief,this verse tells us that a man or woman alone may be easily overpowered by another person. However,a man and his wife will surely withstand an opponent.
That will happen if tiere is peace between them.
Do you see that it is a must? Tha verse concludes that a family of father,mother and their children,a threefold cord,is not easily broken. How more difficult will it be if other members of a household are brought in?
The effectiveness and efficiency of a peaceful home is rightly put thus
‘…one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,…’ Deuteronomy 32:32a.
This can be interpreted that as one chases a thousand,two will put ten thousand to flight and three will drite away one hundred thousand.That is a threefold cord in action for you.
There are three enemies of every home,ditto mankind. These are satan,sin and the world. Each of these enemies is strong enough to distablise a home,if care is not taken. That is why every resources within the home must be deployed to chase these enemies away for peace to reign.
The combined effort of the members of a peaceful household will overcome these permanent enemies. If there is no fears within the home,the war without can be fought and won.
Even members of a home must not lose sight of the fact that the peace in the home does not guarantte peace outside but will surely pave the way for it.
Each member must know that there is war without and must be fought. Know this that every war has battles contained within it. Satanic war is there. Sin war is not wanted. War from the world is ever present!
Peace must therefore be pursued by chasing these enemies who are ever ready to invade every home away.
Read the lamentation of a man in Jeremiah10:20,
‘My tent (home) is plundered,
And all my cords are broken,
My children have gone from me,
And they are no more.
There is no one to pitch my tent
anymore,
Or set up my curtains.’
The cords were broken because they were weak as a result of lack of unity and peace. Do you love to lament like him? Please be wise,seek peace in the home and pursue it outside. It shall be well with you.

Posted July 2, 2012 by 4thlink in Uncategorized

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