Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 9:49 (KJV); And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
Our theme scripture reveals that the disciples once stopped a man from casting out devils because he was not a part of their group.
The disciples should have asked themselves the pertinent question: “how did he learn how to cast out demons?”
The fact is that there were times when they themselves failed to cast them out (Matthew 17:14-21), how come this man was doing the very thing that sometimes proved difficult to them?
If he cast out demons in Jesus’ name, it was only because, he had a personal relationship with the master without having to be among the twelve.
Never forget these two things: proximity is not access, genuine hunger is.
Secondly, familiarity with ministers of the gospel breeds contempt.
When you hear the Word, receive it as the instruction of Jehovah God Himself and act on it promptly and with diligence. It will work. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Revelation 3:20, Isaiah 28:26
Never forget these two things: proximity is not access, genuine hunger is. Secondly, familiarity with ministers of the gospel breeds contempt.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this knowledge. I am taught of you. When I receive the Word from the ministers of the gospel, it is as an instruction from your throne and I treat it with all due honour and respect. This understanding grants me access to rivers of revelation and the wellsprings of wisdom. I know how to receive from ministers and how to perfectly imitate their faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.