The man of God spoke on Apostle Paul and his conversion from being a persecutor of Christians to being a preacher of the word.[ Acts ch 8,9]
Saul moved with a group of men on the road to Damascus, they saw the light but heard no voice. We could move together as believers but not everyone may encounter the lord, the speaker said.
Jeremiah 29:1-11 showed the church the story of the people being taken into captivity into Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. The story also brings to light the fact that in one way or another we are all in exile. There were two groups in the passage of Jeremiah 29
- People with true hope( People who found faith in the word of God).
- People with false hope( These people were lied to by magicians and prophets). They did anything and everything to gratify their bodies.
Ephesians 2:1-5 shows us our old nature before we came to Christ, the minister mentioned. The promises of God are ‘ye’ and ‘Amen’ and no matter what we do, God’s promises will come to pass.But our acts as human beings like stones tied around our necks slows down our progress.This analogy reveals how we take our old selves and introduce into our recreated bodies
The man of God gave an example to this effect. Noah was the only human favoured by God in the times when He sought to destroy the earth. But Noah planted a vineyard, got drunk from its fruit and had his son see him naked. Noah curses Ham and by that, he reintroduces the old nature into the recreated body. God had a plan for the people in exile. God knew they were in captivity but he called it good
The assured destination, the man of God mentioned, is dependent on Christ. Christ is the destination, the way to the destination and the destination. ” I am the way, the truth and the life”!