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Those that be planted in the house of the Lord !

5 avril 2019

Preaching in Church on 31st of March ;

Pastor Stanley Kabanda who Pastor’s at Jubilee Revival Assembly, preached to the worshipers by this theme :

“Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall grow vigorously, shall flourish, and their leaves will not fade away and will produce much fruit”

Basing on the scripture in Psalm 92:13-15
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon ; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright ; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.’

Pointing out on the scripture, Pastor Kabanda explained that whenever a plant is uprooted form the soil, it becomes dies away, so is a believer who is uprooted from the House of the Lord Jehovah. It shows the advantage of having been born in the church, and of having been trained up in it ; an advantage which no one can fully appreciate.

The passage may also be regarded as furnishing a proof of what will be the result of being thus “planted” and nurtured in connection with the church, inasmuch as trees carefully planted and cultivated are expected to produce more and better fruit than those which grow wild.

He added “The evil spirits/demons will never attack you when you are firmly planted in the House of the Lord. There some sorts of attacks that are not going to come in your way because you are truly rooted in the House of Jehovah.”
Pastor Kabanda reiterated that even in the shadow of the death like it happened to Job, such a believer will never give up.

The Pastor kept mentioning about characteristics of two kinds of trees (Palm tree and Cedar of Lebanon read in the Scripture) that are never changed by any season.
“Flourish like the palm tree” : The palm tree and the cedar symbolized permanence and strength. They are in contrast to the shortness of the wicked, who are pictured as temporary as grass. We see a great contrast here to the wicked, who were spoken of as grass. The palm tree lives to be a very old tree. The cedar in Lebanon was a very strong and beautiful tree. These trees have strong roots and live a very long time not easily destroyed by the winds.

Referring to the examples, Pastor Kabanda uttered that any Christian who truly stands firm in Christ will never be changed by any situation and will always stand firm and courageous in any type of circumstance that can come in his/her way.

“Planted in the house of the LORD” : They shall be like a tree planted in the courtyard of the temple symbolized the thriving conditions of those who maintain a close relationship with the Lord. This is just speaking of being grounded and rooted in the Lord. Christians, who spend their time in the presence of God, shall grow mightily and produce much fruit.

That’s why he concluded urging the congregation to ‘be like the palm tree and cedar of Lebanon that never get changed by seasons’. Knowing that “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me ; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

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