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Grow Roots

“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

Jesus spoke to his disciples about being the bread of life. Many people enjoy eating different types of bread, however, natural bread will only fill us for a short time. The bread or life which is Jesus Christ, is alive and anyone who eats it will live forever and will no longer be hungry. You cannot have temporal existence in Jesus Christ and the most important part of the Christian existence is the spirit man. The health of the spirit man is important and maintaining it with the right things. We have to be focused on where we are going so that we will not be deceived. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

Jesus is not only our living bread, to feed us, he will also defeat the adversary for us. The battle belongs to God and we have to be careful not to open doors to the devil. We have to guard our immune systems as if this is weak, then we will attract viruses and infections. We also have a spiritual immunity and we have to guard ourselves against attacks from the enemy. Someone can have a very expensive bed and fail to sleep well, while someone with an old bed can sleep well. This has to do with peace and the devil can exchange material things for spiritual well-being. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8)!

There are many hungry Christians today, because they are eating food which is not alive. People are being taught religiously about God and don’t have fellowship. The battle does not belong to us and God goes ahead of us to fight our battles. With the shield of faith, we will quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. As believers, we will always have challenges, but the peace of God allows us to have joy. When we are rooted in Christ’s fellowship, this determines the food we will eat and the nourishment that we will get. “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity” (Psalm 133:1)! Each of us have different eyes and we each see things differently.

The first person that we need to please is God and not man. Some people pray eloquent prayers that God does not hear. The church can come under attack from the enemy, but God has promised that we will win. The church is a place for people with problems to receive transformation. “It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore” (Psalm 133:3). The fact that we feel a certain thing does not make it right. Heaven and earth will pass away, but the word of God will not pass away. We have been marked to go and tell the world about what we have received from God. No one can testify about something which they have not seen.

Fellowship brings togetherness and togetherness brings the promise and the promise confirms the covenant. There are many false witnesses going around talking about a God that they do not know. Whatever God has commanded cannot be taken back as his words cannot return to him void. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). We have to consider each other to stir up love and good works. Wherever God has placed you is where he will bless you and each of us are responsible for our spiritual growth. “not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25).

Bishop Louis Arku – Eagle House Ministries

5 responses to “Grow Roots”

  1. Jesus-He is the bread of life from heaven. He is our strength.

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