Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 9:49-50 (KJV); And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
There are Christians who assume that the Lord can only teach men in their camp or in the manner that He taught those of that camp.
This was the error of John and the disciples in our theme scripture. They forbade a man from casting out devils in Jesus’ name because they had not seen that man in their meetings or following Christ.
You must understand that God in His infinite wisdom has provided for those who have no proximity and access to what you hear every day. Even outside the camp, He is raising and teaching men.
There are people in the farthest corners of this world who have no access to Youtube, Facebook, smartphones and the gadgets to enable them easily access the message of what God is doing in our day. In a sense, they are outside the camp.
But God has not forgotten them. He is teaching them like He taught this man that the disciples forbade from casting out demons. He is revealing Himself to them, opening their eyes to spiritual realities and explaining to them the mysteries of the Kingdom.
When the light in them starts to shine forth for the world to see, it would be erroneous of us to question the authority by which they minister if their Message is Christ.
Because we do not limit God in how He ministers to the saints, we can say with Christ that he that is not against us is for us.
FURTHER STUDY: Numbers 11:27-29, Philippians 1:18
GOLDEN NUGGET: God in His infinite wisdom has provided for those who have no proximity and access to what you hear every day. Even outside the camp, He is raising and teaching men.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the people You are raising for the great move of Your Spirit. Thank You because as brethren, we dwell together in unity because we understand the diversities of the Spirit in how He uses and teaches men. Strife is far from our testimony, in Jesus’ name, Amen.