I witnessed a physical fight last week whilst hiding somewhere to pray. Usually on the mountains (Atwea), people go into the bush during the day time to pray and regroup at night at one central place. In the bush, two groups clashed because one group claimed they have been meeting at a particular joint. This resulted into an argument and eventually a fight broke out. We were on the mountains for a “spiritual fight, not a physical fight”.
“But you man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love endurance and gentleness. Fight a good fight of faith…” ( 1 Timothy 6:11-12 NIV)
This kind of faith is not against people, it’s against the devil. Stop quoting it to misbehave. Successful spiritual warfare requires great courage, determination and endurance. It takes meekness to endure to the end. Just like fruits of the Spirit, meekness also has certain qualities. “You can determine a meek person by their actions and reactions”. Paul wrote to the Ephesian church; “to walk….with all lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with one another in LOVE. ( Ephesians 4:1-2)
“Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility ( meekness) gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another”…( Colossians 3:12-13 NIV).
Meekness involves voluntarily “submitting to one another”. We must learn to keep our attitudes and actions meek and gentle. How could believers go to the forest to pray and turn to fight one another? People with meek and gentle characters would have walked away, not because they are weak, but because they are spiritually stronger.
An important part of every believer’s shining light is having godly meekness.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.