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‘We need to take time to listen, think and learn’

‘We need to take time to listen, think and learn’

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23.DEC.10

by Rev. B.A.A. Samuel
New Testament Church of God Adm. Bishop
N.T.C.G SVG & St. Lucia

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up to David a righteous branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.” Deut. 18:15; Jer. 23:5, 6 NIV

The written texts were served to announce God’s promise of a great Prophet, with a specific command to receive, hear and obey Him.{{more}} This point and time in Israel’s history was crucial unto their settlement and inheritance, since many charmers, wizards, diviners and necromancers had corrupted the land with their heresies.

As we examine the times and seasons of our habitation, we must conclude that mankind has listened to so many unfamiliar spirits, that it is difficult to distinguish between who is speaking truthfully as against who is speaking falsely. God said-I will raise up a prophet. Philip told Nathaniel- We have found Jesus of Nazareth. Jn 1:45

God said-Hear ye Him. A voice out of the cloud said- This is my beloved son; hear him Lk 9:35

Since God raised Him up, gave Him a message and sent Him; we need to take time to listen, think and learn. He was not sent to animals and plants but to all mankind. Friends, we all need Jesus, and we need Him now.

Over the last 12-24 months, the peace that God gave as His love-gift to us, has evaded us. We ‘smile’, but in anger; we ‘greet’, but in wrath; we ‘commune’, but as spies. We have no peace within; hence, we have lost the blessedness of our lovely Hairoun. We should begin by first forgiving ourselves so that we may be healed and be blessed.

On behalf of the Clergy and Laity of the New Testament Church of God in St.Vincent and the Grenadines and St.Lucia, please be at peace with yourself for Christmas and the New Year.

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