THE POWER OF SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
Scripture references: Acts 27:21-25
From the referred Scripture above, we learn about Apostle Paul who was a prisoner at that time. He was travelling to Rome with other prisoners. At the beginning of the voyage in Acts 27:10, Apostle Paul warned of the dangers ahead, saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.” (KJV). But Paul was only a prisoner, though a notable one, and his warning was not listened to. When we read verse 13 to 26, we hear that the ship suffered during the raging storms. During that time the Angel of the Lord visited Paul in a dream assuring him that no soul will be lost. All people on the ship would be spared.
YOUR PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY IS CONNECTED TO YOUR SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
The men in the ship were doomed to die but they got saved not because of their own powers but because of Apostle Paul’s presence. Some people fail to understand the power of connection. People fail to understand that there are people who are brought into our life for a purpose.
You need to understand that God planted you in your church for protection and prosperity only when you are firmly planted there. There are those people however who fail to listen to their spiritual authority or they undermine their spiritual authority. They are quick to forget how God intervened in their distressing situations not because of their willpower butbecause of the presence of the spiritual leader in their lives. Such people pervert the grace of God.
OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE
The men in the ship did not adhere to Paul’s warning. The ship ended up destroyed though none of them died. They failed to obey. You should learn to obey the commands from your spiritual authority. Obedience goes along way because you are might be going to church but you find that you are not under your leader’s covering because of partial obedience. You choose what to obey and what not to obey. You ought to obey commands from your spiritual authority wholeheartedly.