12 Weeks of Prayer Week 7 Day 4
BE IN A POSITION TO HELP
YOUR FELLOW BELIEVER
By Justin N. Citro
"Where no counsel is, the people fall:
but in the multitude of counselors there is safety."
The Body of Christ is made up of fellow believers who share the passion of worshiping our Lord. However, there are some believers who do not enjoy partaking in the worship of Christ. These so-called Christians are not interested in worshiping Christ; they are interested in causing trouble within the church body. The Bible does mention about this church betrayal in Acts 20:28 which mentions the fact that we should pay attention to the flock (the church members) and those who are in leadership, which ties in altogether: If we do not watch carefully what is going around us in our own church and who is in our church, we will the easily be betrayed. Unfortunately, those who are in the church betray others who are in the church. This kind of betrayal is common for evil is running rampant in the church due to the lack of leadership that is in the Church. The Bible says in Proverbs 11:14 KJV, "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety." This small passage in the book proverbs speaks volumes for the Church today. This verse explains that when the leadership of a church fails or does not exist it becomes a breeding ground for trouble, but when there are leaders that are willing to step up and lead, evil ceases to exists for evil cannot live in a church where there is strong godly leadership. Betrayal is something the Lord does not want to see among His people; we must rise up and be the church that Christ has called us to be. My encouragement to you, Brothers and Sisters, is to make sure you are in a position to help your fellow believer and always make sure you do not fall into the trap the devil sets to try to get you to betray a fellow believer. Heavenly Father, I thank You and praise You. I rebuke every form of attack that might come against Your church. Lord, I thank You for the protection of Your Church. In Jesus' Name, Amen.