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Stupid Drug!

Friday  stirred  painfully  one  more  time.  His  face  disfigured  and  distorted  with the new attack of pain in his stomach, which felt like a rumbling- boiling cauldron.
Bisi stood  helplessly  confused.  Tears  of  hopelessness  were  clearly  flowing down  her  cheeks.  Her  mind  was  a  whirl  of  fear  and  discouragement  as  she watched her husband, curled up on the floor, writhing in agony.
They  had  seen  a  Doctor,  who  gave  a  prescription  and  assured  them  that  the pain would  subside  and  eventually  stop,  even  before  the  full  dose  of  the medication.  Though  the  content  of  the  bottle  was  almost  exhausted,  the  pain instead of easing up had become more intense. Diligently,  he  had  followed  the  doctor’s  instructions,  not  skipping  any,  she thought, having  monitored  him.  Why  wasn’t  the  efficacy  of  the  drug  manifest? Could  it  have  been  an  expired  drug  that  they  bought?  Was  it a wrong  prescription due to a wrong diagnosis? She  had  concluded  that  the  drug  was  not  having  any  positive  effect  on  him. 
She  stared  at  the  bottle  with  its  remaining  content.  The  frustration  and  helplessness built  up  to  anger  for  the  doctor  and  his  prescription.  She  took  hold  of  the  bottle, walked outside and dashed it against a stone.
Now, was  it  truly  the  Doctor’s  fault?  Or  was  it  the  drug  that  had  no  healing property?  When  the  prescription  was  made,  the  doctor  gave  them  instructions  which included  shaking  the  bottle  and  content  before  use. 
But  Friday  neglected  shaking the  bottle,  only  taking  the  medication  at  the  times  appointed.  The  healing  property of  the  drug  remained  thickly  settled  at  the  bottom  of  the  bottle,  while  he  ended  up drinking  the  watery  top  with  little  or  no  healing  property!  The  thick  dreg  that  had the healing property was the one that Bisi threw away in anger!
The  fault  was  not  the  Doctor’s  nor  was  the  drug  expired.  Friday  did  not  fully adhere  to  the  instruction  so  he  did  not  get  the  benefit  of  using  the  drug!
God  desires  those  that  will  “fully”  or  “wholly”  follow  him.  After  He  gave  the instruction  that  the  children  of  Israel  should  go  and  possess  Jericho,  they  did  not wholly  comply  with  the  instruction  and  God  swore  that  no  one  of  that  generation shall  see  that  good  land.
“Save  Caleb  the  son  of  Jephunneh;  he  shall see  it,  and  to  him  will  I  give  the  land  that  he hath   trodden   upon,   and   to   his   children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.”-  Deut  1:36  (KJV)
“But  Joshua  the  son  of  Nun,  which  standeth before  thee,  he  shall  go  in  thither:  encourage him:  for  he  shall  cause  Israel  to  inherit  it.”- Deut 1:38 (KJV)
Many  want  to  operate  in  the  power  of  the  Holy  Spirit;  to  be  spiritually mature and articulate,  but  like  Friday,  they  are  not  fully  complying  with  the  instruction  given by  Doctor  Jesus.  The  doctor  had  done  his  part  by  having  diagnosed  the  sickness and  given  instruction  for  cure.  It  is  now  up  to the patient  to  do  his  own  part  before health can be fully attained.
It is a covenant based on obedience to the Word.
Culled from “Divine Apostleship”
Author: Jonathan Ike
ISBN-10: 1515391094
BISAC: Philosophy / Religious
We have been given a mandate: THE GREAT COMISSION. Divine Apostleship looks at how well we have done this and gives a deeper insight on how to do it the Master’s way.
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