Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 13:3 (KJV); And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Enabling, as a behavioral shortcoming, is a vice. It is unfortunate that it is quite prevalent in the body of Christ today.
When a minister of God makes his congregation utterly dependent on him as the stairway and access door to the throne room, that is not the love for the brethren as required by scriptures but it is enabling.
If a minister glories in the fact that people call him at 3.00 am in the morning to fend off demonic attacks or they cannot pray for their loved ones until the pastor returns from his trip abroad, that is an enabler-minister.
Constant deliverance services that never empower people to stand by the power of the Word against the devil could easily be an exercise in enabling in all its destructive capacities.
If the Church of Christ still places conviction only in the ‘prophetic word’ of a man or woman of God minus the inward witness of the Spirit of God in them, then as ministers of God, we are enabling, not growing men in the faith.
As a minister, God has called you to EQUIP the saints. He has not called you to build a personality cult of people who are continuously dependent on your relationship with God.
We must teach men to know God for themselves, to understand the scriptures, to personalise their faith, to give God their attention, to fortify their spirits and to stand firm in the times of their adversity.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:12-16, John 14:26
GOLDEN NUGGET: As a minister, God has called you to EQUIP the saints. We must teach men to know God for themselves, to understand the scriptures, to personalise their faith, to give God their attention, to fortify their spirits and to stand firm in the times of their adversity.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. As a minister, You have taught me the wisdom that equips men and continually points them to You. You are the source, the strength and the foundation on which we base our lives. Our eyes are set on You in all things and through all things. In Jesus’ name, Amen.