A Christian’s Response to JichoPevu’s Expose!

Posted: November 3, 2014 in Thoughts of a Broken Vessel
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A Christians’ Response to Kanyari’s Expose’

Wow! I haven’t been here for almost two years. I missed this. Anyway, what brings me here today is a rather sad affair. If you live in Kenya and own a TV set or a mobile device, you probably are familiar with what I’m talking about.

Yesterday a leading broadcasting station aired an investigative piece which was an expose’ on a false prophet. It sparked alot of anger, disgust and disappointment from the viewers due to the un-Christlike behaviour of the self-proclaimed professor.

I hereby attempt to show how how a Christian should react to this. I pray, by the grace of God, I may do it well.

1. Be Not Afraid/Surprised

While this wasn’t that much of a shocker to some of us, it was to others. For a Christian, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. To be fore-warned is to be fore-armed, and God in His mercies warned us of these acts long ago in His word. You can read 1 Tim.6, 2 Tim.3 & 4, 1 John 4, 2 Peter 2 & Jude, just to mention but a few, on the coming of false prophets.

1 John 2:19 continues to say, “They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out that it may become plain that they all are not of us.”

This is for the Christian struggling to grasp this. Now more than ever, we are experiencing a Christless Christianity in our midst. A Christianity that has the appearance of godliness, but denying its power (2 Timothy 3). No one born of God keeps on sinning, by this it is evident who are the children of God (1 John 3:7-10). Don’t confuse this with indwelling sin though (Romans 7). By virtue of these verses, Mr.Kanyari is already disqualified as a servant of God.

2. Examine Yourself

It is easy to judge & condemn when the shoe is on the other foot. This expose’ should serve to bring upon us a thorough examination of our hearts. Are we in the faith? Or do we fall in the bracket of those living in a Christ-less Christianity? Paul advised the Corinthians to examine themselves to see whether they are in the faith, and so will I. (2 Cor.13:5)

3. Love God

After examining yourself and hopefully passing the test, we move on to Jude 21 where we are told to keep ourselves in the love of God. What is the love of God – that we keep His commandments. Anyone who loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 5:1-5)

4. Have Mercy on Those Doubting (Jude vs.22)

It is by grace that we are saved, not by works that anyone should boast. Those people looking in disbelief could as well be you. It is not for the wise, nor the strong. They might be wise in worldly standards, but their eyes are closed to the truth. Thus seeing, they do not perceive. Do not be quick to dismiss them, it is God who saves. Be merciful just as Christ had mercy on you.

5. Evangelism

Use this as an opportunity to reach out to the unreached. As Jude vs.23 says, “save others by snatching them out of the fire.” It is not enough to just sit and condemn the false teacher, do all you can to save the flock from burning along with him, albeit with wisdom. Point them to the cross. Point them to the true Christ. This is an effective door of ministry that has been opened, use it.

6. Encourage One Another

“Take care brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another everyday; as long as it is called “today” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13

7. Stand Firm. Be Alert

And after you have done all to stand, stand. Put on the whole armor of God. Be strong in the Lord & in the strength of His might. Setting your mind on things that are above, not on earth. Laying aside every weight, & sin which clings so closely, and running with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder & perfector of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2

Grace & Peace!

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