By: Charles Awuzie –
GOD IS NOT INVOLVED…
“…Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD WAS NOT IN THE WIND. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD WAS NOT IN THE EARTHQUAKE. (1 Kings 19:11b)
Beloved, We have found ourselves in a generation that confuses noise with the Holy Presence of Jehovah. The noisier our church service, the more anointed we think it is. The noisier the preacher, the more ‘powerful’ we think he is. We are bored by chosen teachers of the word. We want them ‘hot and quick‘. We want them like Fire but “After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” (1st Kings 19:12) I’ve never seen a generation that is so familiar with ‘FIRE’ like ours yet so cold in our inner members. We have been carried away in the wind, earthquake and fire of this generation. What on earth happened to our quite times? That quite moment of the day we dedicate to KNOWING God more through studying and meditation. Has it not been replaced with one FIRE FOR FIRE PROPHETIC SERVICE or the other? Who will remind us that God is not in most of these strange fires burning on the pentecostal altars in Africa? Who will teach us that God might be in that gentle whisper echoing in our souls through an unsponsored Facebook post?
The problem of the church in Africa is not lack of fire on the altar but presence of strange fire on the altar. We are living in one of the most deceived generations.
We mistake rhymes for rhema. We have been deceived to believe God is in every WIND, FIRE and EARTHQUAKE. We have lied to ourselves that: “If it is loud, then it carries the cloud“. what a lie! We have quickly forgotten that empty cans are potential noise makers. No wonder we have more empty hands that are been laid on empty heads. What an empty generation! Worse than this deception is our complacency. We really don’t care. After all, the wind is breaking the mountains in our lives and shattering the rocks on our paths. But little do we know that God’s will for us is to be supernaturally empowered to be able to say to the mountains: “Be thou removed” and the mountains will respect themselves and not just some strange wind tearing the mountains apart. A torn apart mountain today can come together tomorrow. That’s why your challenges seemed to dissolve after an encounter with one of those ‘prophetic winds’ and then later comes back. The wind tears the mountain but YOUR FAITH IN THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST permanently moves the mountain.
Enough of this ‘windy’ wave blowing across our pulpits in Africa. Enough of the focus on the noise and strange fires. Enough! Wake Up Church! Wake up from this slumber! God is not always in the Wind, fires and Earthquake. Be careful of getting involved with what God is not involved with. Stop looking for God where He is not. Get back to your quite closets, He is there because He is in you. ITS TIME TO GET ALONE WITH GOD for the perilous times are here!