THEME: POWER OF TWO
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
-The Parable of the Good Samaritan reveals the importance of loving one another, and helping those in need (Luke 10:25-37). As much as it exposes the value of helping those in need, it also teaches us on the importance of togetherness. Probably, the thieves could not have overpowered the men if they were two and better still, they could not have attacked them in the first place. Valuable friendships that are grounded on selflessness go along way to form powerful bonds. When the Good Samaritan was beaten up by robbers and left half dead, he was neither aided by the priest nor Levite who looked the other way, but a Samaritan. There are friends in our lives who are open and honest with us. Some are close to us and we allow them to correct, rebuke, encourage, support and motivate us to be all that God has called us. One of the reasons why many people fall away is because they have no one they can be accountable to and call true friends. In Proverbs 18:24 we see that, “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” God has the best interest for us and gives us godly friends when we ask Him.
The analogy of the threefold code touches on certain main areas of our lives. We are called to unite as two in our marriages, friendships, businesses, prayers, ministries, communion and other areas of our lives, Christ becomes the third code Who unites us with His love. Which code or relationship can stand without Christ? It is only through the grace of God that we are able to stand and not by our own works. Therefore as we have seen, the power of two is revealed through marriage unions where two become one in Christ. Also, people with similar goals come together to form strong brands. Major partnerships are established from certain support systems that overcome huddles of life. Thirdly, friendships that are built on mutual, trust, support and selflessness build stronger bonds founded upon love. Fourthly, powerful unions are anchored on prayer and fellowship, and God reveals Himself. Paul and Silas prayed together and experienced victory in Christ and overcame diverse challenges. They also ministered together which brings us to the last point, discipleship. Jesus commissioned His disciples and send them two by two. One person might be overpowered by the enemy, but two can withstand him, but a threefold code founded upon the Rock Who is Christ, can never be broken.
We exalt You our God and King. We praise Your name for ever and ever. Everyday we praise You and extol Your mighty name forever and ever. Great are You Lord and most worthy to be praised. Your greatness no one can fathom Jesus. Lord You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. We celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness. We exult Your name for who You are and what You have done in our lives. Forgive us all our sins and cleanse us with Your precious blood dear Jesus. Deliver us from all evil and enlightened our steps. Teach us to dwell in unity and love with our brothers and sisters as You have called us to. Join us with godly spouses, faithful friends, destiny connectors, business associates, and like minded ministers of Your word that we may walk together in discipleship for the glory and honor of Your name. We shall dwell in peace, harmony, prosperity and love with one another we declare. Grant peace to the nation of Israel, Pakistan and all the other nations of the world dear Jesus. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen
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Further reading: Luke 10:25-37