TOPIC: Dedication – Taking Sides With God
Dedication to God implies taking sides with God where everyone else is on the other side.
SCRIPTURE: Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. Exodus 32:26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dedication to God implies taking sides with God where everyone else is on the other side.
In our previous study, we saw that dedication to God means unconditional commitment to God.
Today, we want to look at another dimension of dedication which is: taking sides with God.
This implies standing on the same side with God. Exodus 32:26 says, Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
The Levites came out to be on the Lord’s side. The Levites seemed to have told Moses, “what the rest of the children of Israel did by worshipping the golden image, we are not a part of it. We separate ourselves to stand with God”. This was the beginning of the Levitical distinction.
It is important to know that before this time, the Levites were nothing to reckon with. When Jacob was blessing his children, he didn’t give a blessing to Levi. Judah was blessed and became the tribe of kings. But for Levi and Simeon, Jacob said with displeasure: instruments of cruelty were in their habitation because they slew the sons of Hamor and Shechem his son who defiled Dinah their sister (Gen. 49:5, Gen. 34:25-26). Jacob did not bless Levi but the Levites made one decision to stand on the side of God and that decision stood them out in life. Their destiny changed. The curse placed on Levi, their forefather, was reversed. Their future was rearranged because they made one decision to stand with God.
Beloved, I don’t know what has been following you for many years, if you can make the decision to stand with God, your history will be rewritten and your destiny will be reshaped.
Remember this: Dedication to God implies taking sides with God where everyone else is on the other side.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to stand with You as the Levites did. Help me to take sides with You even if it means standing alone, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO GOD (PART 2).
QUOTE: The State of your heart and the state of your life matters to God. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Haggai 2-Zechariah 2
REFLECTION: A wise man once said, “The man who dances to the drum beat of God would be a bad dancer in the sight of the world because when his leg is up in the dance, the rest of the world have their legs on the floor on their own beat”
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The strength to stand with God even if it means standing alone, be released for you in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities