from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Have You Completed Your Reeducation?
Scripture Reading: Genesis 12:1–3
Key Verse: Genesis 12:1
The Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.”
God always removes a man (or woman) from his original place of education and separates him from his support system and comfort ones before He qualifies him for leadership. It is the only way He can educate him according to the kingdom of God. If you look in the Bible, you will see this same pattern every time.
Consider Abram. God told him, “Get out of your country, / From your family / And from your father’s house, / To a land that I will show you.” The Lord was actually saying, “I am getting ready to reeducate you—not Uncle Bud and Aunt Sally—according to the standards of the kingdom. I have to separate you and educate you in the ways of the kingdom. Then, once you are revolutionized, you can turn and revolutionize them. Abram, you cannot set anyone else free if you have not been set free.”
We have too many preachers in the pulpit who have not undergone revolution in their thinking about the kingdom of God. I foresee some rapid and radical reeducation going on in the near future.
Holy Father, I want to go all the way. Transplant, transform, and transfuse me with Your Holy Spirit. Change me to the image of Your Son, Jesus, so I can glorify You and build Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.