HOW LONG WILL YOU HALT BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS?
THIS IS YOUR RADIO FRIEND, PASTOR AMARA UWAEZIOZI, BRINGING YOU: “HEALING WORDS FROM THE MASTER”, A RADIO PROGRAM OF THE MASTER’S VESSEL MINISTRY WHOSE AIM IS TO LET YOU KNOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND GOD’S UNSEARCHABLE RICHES AVAILABLE TO YOU.
Beloved friends, once again, I am glad to meet you on this platform. I just believe that GOD has been very gracious to us, and GOD has kept us alive. The entrance of the Word of GOD brings light. Do not take these words you hear for granted; mix them up with faith. And I wish to commend you to the word of faith which we are bringing to you through this platform. I pray that our LORD JESUS CHRIS will fill you with faith and trust in HIM until you begin to walk in the newness of life.
Today, we will bring you a message which we have titled, How Long will You halt between Two Opinions?
HOW LONG WILL YOU HALT BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS
And this question is coming to you. It is a cry of a preacher – it is the cry of one sent to his people by GOD. It is not a new question anyway. Over time GOD has always asked these questions “How Long”. It is a question for those who have been in the church and in early ministry practicing religion without any evidence of change: no evidence of transformation.
I want to read from 1 Kings 18:17
1 Kings 18:17-21
17 Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?”
18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals. 19 Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
20 So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is GOD, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
Let us pray.
Heavenly FATHER, over the years and in every generation you have asked this question How Long. As I bring this Word of GOD to YOUR people who are listening to us on this platform HOLY SPIRIT I ask that YOU will impress this question upon YOUR people and in our hearers until they answer the question truthfully in their hearts “How Long!” “How Long?” Thank YOU merciful Father. May the entrance of YOUR Word bring knowledge and bring light and bring deliverance and healing to YOUR people…in JESUS Might Name I pray. Amen.
I said I’m speaking on, How Long will You Falter between two opinions? And I did say that this question is for those who have been in the church practicing religion without any evidence of change: no evidence of transformation. If you are one of them the question is for you. How long will you stay under this condition? Secondly, this question is for pretenders: those who pretend to be born again but living in secret sins. How long will you continue to stay like this? How long will you continue to pretend? Thirdly, this question is for those who are lukewarm: they are not hot; they are not cold. How long will you stay in this state? Has it not dawned on you that you cannot continue to stay that way? It is a question for the youth who are not steady in one place: who cannot find a place of service but keep jumping from one place to another with the danger of being confused and deceived by the present day prophets.
It is a question for those who find pleasure in syncretism – one leg in church, another in idolatry. It is a question for those who are ashamed of the Gospel of CHRIST.
In Romans 1:16 the bible says,
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of CHRIST, for it is the power of GOD to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Those who are not bold and not evangelizing they can’t speak for JESUS even at this critical time. The question is, how long will you halt between two opinions? A time of decision has come: a season to be decisive and take a resolute decision. Nothing requires more resolute than following GOD.
If you want to follow GOD decide and follow HIM wholeheartedly. No vaccination. JESUS said, you cannot serve two masters: you will not satisfy them. You cannot serve GOD and mammon; but you are trying to contradict The Master. It is not possible. It is not possible. It is not possible. You cannot contradict GOD. The Americans will say, is not going to be possible.
See how the versions translate halting: the King James Version translates halt as “undecided”. Undecided! So the question, how long will you remain undecided in following GOD? However, the American Standard Version translate hurting as limping – Limping – which means, how long will you continue to limp on two diverse opinions? The New International Version translates it as waiver. How long will you waiver between two opinions?
The devil is at work in the church today. He’s doing everything with his power to get individuals and the entire church to live between two walls. Enough of the church to us to give us little peace. Enough of church to give us little peace and then enough of the world so that we have a form of GODliness but denying the power thereof. Why are you undecided? Who were the people who were hurting? And Elijah addressed him: those who may have grown up in a home that honors JEHOHAV and HIS SON. But trinkets of Baal began to pull at them when they got old to make their own decisions.
Those who have professed CHRIST publicly and may even hold offices but in their private and family lives no commitment to prayer, no commitment to reading the word of GOD, no commitment to fellowship. There are also those entrapped in compromise. They have associations that have entrapped them: peer pressure, worldly friends, involved in sexual immorality and drugs and alcohol. They are unable to shake free. Why will you continue? How long? How long? How long?
The church is ready to receive you when take a decisive decision on this matter.
My friends, the bible is full of “how long”. And I want to take you through some of these portions. In Exodus 10:3 this question is as old as man.
3 So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord GOD of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.. 4 Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.
That’s the question for the proud! The question came to Pharaoh, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? So I ask those who are full of themselves, arrogant, proud – how long will you remain in that position. How long? How long? You want to die with that level of lifestyle? Is it not time you humble yourself for GOD and accept JESUS as your Lord and Savior?
28 And the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?
It’s not really Moses that was in disobedience: all the people of GOD. So it was a generic question that GOD was asking Moses for The Children of Israel the lawless people: the lawless people – those who will not keep The Laws and Commandments of GOD.
How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? And GOD is asking some people that question today: how long? How long will you continue to flout The Laws of GOD, the Commandments of GOD?
Again in Numbers 14:11, 11 Then the Lord said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?
My friends, I asked you that question, how long have you been hearing The Word of GOD over time in this platform, television, in the church, in everywhere? You hear The Word of GOD. How long will you continue to reject GOD, and how long will you refuse to believe HIM? That’s the question.
Despite all the signs and miracles, even in this pandemic, GOD has saved us in Africa. Did you not hear the prediction of the people of the West that Africa will be littered with corpses? But GOD has fought for us. GOD has fought our battles. How long will you still refuse to believe GOD? How long will you continue to reject GOD? How long will you stay indifferent to The Word of GOD? Let me read also 14:27.
27 “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me.
People are full of complaints against GOD. How long will you complain? You keep complaining against GOD. How long? You are complaining against your Maker.
17 Then JESUS answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”
JESUS asked HIS disciples this question: how long? How long? How long will you continue to be faithless? How long will you continue to remain unbelieving? How long will you continue to hear The Word of GOD without any change? How long? Do you have authority over your lives? Do you know when your life will stop? Will you not receive JESUS as your Lord and Savior?
My friends – my friends, I want to encourage you: today, as you hear this word, receive our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Ask HIM to come into your life. You’re taking a hell lot of time to remain indifferent with HIM. You cannot continue to remain on the fence. Take a decisive step! Take decisive action. Determined to be a worshipper of GOD. Receive The LORD JESUS as your Lord and Savior, and HE will set you on the part of a worshipper of GOD.
Let us pray.
Heavenly FATHER, as many as have heard YOUR Word today and are taking decisions, O GOD, to leave this zone of unbelief: remaining in double opinion, not taking a decisive decision to serve GOD, to be a worshipper of GOD; as many, O GOD, as want to leave this state, LORD, I pray that YOU receive them. Let The Spirit of The LORD come into their lives and dislodge unbelief, dislodge pride, dislodge sinful lifestyle, and give them life…in JESUS Mighty Name I pray. Amen!