Title: Discipleship Series By Bro Akaninyene Akpan
Date: 6th March, 2014.
Beloved, welcome to the month of March! This month you will MARCH forward and not backward in Jesus’ name.
This is the continuation of last week’s message with the above title. In James chapter 4:4, the Bible says “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever will be a friend of the world the enemy of God.”
Adulterers and adulteresses are married people who still have affair outside the marriage. That’s what James call those who claim to be Christians – followers of Christ but are still fraternising the world. Apostle Paul charging the people of Corinth against conformity with the world said “be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Separation from the world is absolutely necessary as followers of Christ. That is how the world can know that there is a difference between them and us. Romans 12:2 says ” and be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God”. It is not when we conform, but transformed from the world that we can prove the perfect will of God.
It is my prayer that this message will make spiritual impact in your life. Remain blessed in Jesus’ name.
Revd A. U. Akpan is the president of FAITH ACTIVATION GLOBAL MINISTRIES, Lagos, Nigeria. 2348034041964