Something happened on the 1st of February, 2017 at the Queens Hall Dining Hall. It was not just a PENSA Service. It was an extraordinary move of the Spirit through a powerful woman of God in the person of Miss Regina Kowsima. “Little Foxes” was the theme for this glorious manifestation.
By a quick way of introduction was a short definition of “foxes”. Literally speaking, foxes are generally smaller than medium size dogs. They represent the wrongs we indulge in as humans and assume are normal. In the same way, we as the church of Christ represent the vineyard of God and we as individuals are the vine.
The purpose of the little foxes is mainly to destroy the vineyard of God. Examples of these little foxes are bitterness, wrath, malice, evil speaking, and more as enlisted in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 and Ephesians 4:31.
In our everyday lives as students, many forfeit church activities for things such as watching Korean Series, Football matches, etcetera. These are all little foxes. Others include entertaining divisions in our denominations and feeling we are better than other people. Very importantly also, we must guard against the misleading of modernization.
In the present age dispensation, it is easy to follow modern ways of doing things and feel it is okay in the sight of God. We must however understand that despite that the world is constantly evolving, the word of God for us remains constant and unwavering.
But wait a minute! Why the name “little” foxes? Yes, it is so because they are things we easily take for granted or ignore. Cases in point are cheating in examination, telling “insignificant” lies, involving ourselves in unwholesome talks and so on.
And sometimes, following the leadings of these Little Foxes might seem the necessary way to go. But let us not forget that God gives us enough Grace and Power to be able to withstand the tests and remain faithful. A classical Biblical example is the story of Esau and Jacob.
Esau exchanged his birthright for food just because he claimed he was “dying” of hunger. And he paid squarely for making such a mistake. The truth is, Esau could have endured that state of hunger and prevented giving away his precious birthright so cheaply.
Similarly, we must endure the times that will try to compel us to cheaply give away our virginity, credibility, dignity, and the like. The story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-10 is another typical instance of how we sometimes give in to lies that wound us badly. We must always endeavor to come to God with our true personalities. We cannot live a life different from how we portray ourselves in the house of God.
If we allow these Little Foxes exist in our lives, we lose credibility, we lose the opportunity to be examples of Christ and we are unable to mature as Christians. As a church also, we tend to develop divisions among us. Moreover, we end up diluting the message of the cross and the church growth is stunted.
With reference from 1 John 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:7, and concluding with words from 2 Peter 3:13—15, the speaker left the congregation in a complete state of zealousness to be diligent, without spot or blame. Thank God for the heavenly showers that followed shortly after the sermon.
God bless His Word!