Naaman, a Syrian General came to Israel. He was leprous and received a miracle that transformed, not only his flesh but his heart. He realized that the God of Israel is the only true God and makes up his mind to serve him alone. The problem Naaman has is that his boss, the King of Syria worship counterfeit gods and been the King’s right hand, he goes to the temple with the King, Lord when the King bows down to his god holding my hand and I seem to bow down, please note that it is not intentional and forgive me, Naaman prayed. Read 2 Kings 5:1 to end for clarity.
2 Kings 5: 17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord. 18 Yet in this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord please pardon your servant in this thing.”19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a short distance.
The miracle, signs and wonders unbelievers are meant to see amongst believers, testifying to the goodness of God in our lives are not happening because of many things and the fact that we are standing in the way. We are hindering the move of the Holy Spirit with strife, unholy living, envy, all kinds of wickedness, insubordination, Lording it over ourselves that the Holy Spirit has taken the back seat in our lives and congregation.
There are a lot of Naamans out there, they have heard about the awesomeness of Yeshua and have come in troops, they have journeyed far and wide against tides and perils. In our midst what are they seeing? What are they hearing? The truth of the gospel undiluted and spoken with passion for God’s Will devoid of self marketing and schism?.
Naaman heard about the God of Israel, he journey over and ultimately met with the Lord. He received healing and enlightenment. He was transformed outside in, inward out and declared no other god but the God of Israel. Are we making that effect? Is lives been transformed? Are people really having the conversion experience? Or are we just concerned about the transformation of the bank accounts? Well, that is outwards, that is what eye can see right? What about the heart?
The Lord is waiting for you and I to get our acts together, to position ourselves strategically to receive fresh grace for this season. Now is the time to realign ourselves with the undiluted Word of God in Spirit and in Truth. Enough is enough of distractions and schemes of wickedness rampaging our community. Stand firm and resist, obey the Word of God, the Voice of Wisdom and Grace.
Take action commensurate with the grace received and see the manifestation of God’s power in your life and others. Do not be a Gehazi bent on resisting the Word of God, whose greed and lies took charge, overshadowing the prompting of the Holy Spirit.