WOUNDS CAN HEAL BUT THE WOUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN HEALED WOULD SOMETIMES LEAVE A SCAR BEHIND.
TILL TODAY THE NATION OF ISRAEL IS ALWAYS IN ONE PROBLEM ALL THE OTHER, ALL BECAUSE DAVID SINNED AGAINST GOD AND GOD FORGAVE HIM HIS SIN BUT THE SCAR STILL REMAINS.
REMEMBER THY CREATOR NOW IN THE DAYS OF THY YOUTH.
-Pastor E A Adeboye at the 70th Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God “PERFECT JUBILEE” Day 3, Evening Session Night 10th August 2022.
Yesterday, we were addressing the children, today we want to address the youth and by my definition of youth, which I’m sure you know, if you’re younger than me, you’re a youth, if you’re older than me, you’re old, since I’m only 80 years old, all the youth in attendance tonight, shout Hallelujah, let the elders, those who are older than me, let them say amen. Glory be to God.
I have a duty as your Daddy, to tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, if you don’t hear it from me, you’re not likely going to hear it from any other source. It is my duty as your Daddy to prepare you for what God is about to do. Friday will soon be here and several people who have not been here from Monday to Thursday will be around and believe me honestly, as surely as God is still on his throne, Friday will be awesome, there will be perfect jubilee. But then, what exactly do we mean by perfect? We mean without any flaws at all. Of what use is jubilee if it is not perfect? Of what use is jubilee, if you get it on Friday and lose it on Saturday? Of what use is a miracle if it doesn’t last?
That’s why the text is saying to those of us who are young, remember now thy creator. You see, everybody knows that wounds can heal but almost invariably, the wounds that have been healed might leave behind a scar. 2nd Samuel 12:1-14. When the Prophet came and confronted David; David, you the beloved of the Lord, you did this? You committed adultery, you killed the husband of the woman and then brought the woman home to cover everything. You did this? You’re done avr.DCDd said oh God, I blew it, so all the time God was watching me, I have sinned, immediately the prophet said, alright, you’ve admitted your error, you’re forgiven, you will not die but the sword shall never leave your house. David was forgiven, he even went ahead and became the father of the King of Kings. Bartimaeus said Jesus thou son of David, but have you ever seen a whole year passed, without one kind of problem or the other in Israel. The wound may heal but the scar might remain. Why should you young men and women remember your creator now in the days of thy youth?
Because the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 11:9. Rejoice in thy youth, enjoy yourself but remember for everything you’re doing now, God is going to bring you to judgment. I have heard parents say, leave my children alone, let them sow their own wild oats, they have forgotten that if you sow wild oats, you will reap wild oats. You want to copy others, you think we are too restrictive in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, some of us have walked this way before you, some of us have touched fire and we have discovered that fire can burn. Remember thy creator now in the days of thy youth. If you blow it, jubilee can bring restoration but the elders have a saying, you say beat me, but I don’t feel the pain, they say it is better that you’re not beaten at all. Take the example of Esau. Genesis 25: 28-34. He couldn’t control his appetite and because of that he sold his birthright. Genesis 27:1-40. When it was time for him to get the blessings that belongs to the first born, he was denied. Somewhere along the way, I don’t have the time to tell you the story, but somewhere along the way, he had a jubilee, he prospered mightily, so mightily that if you read Genesis 32:3-8, when the fellow who got the blessing was returning home and he sent to Esau, I’m coming, Esau sent back to him, you’re welcome, I am also coming to meet you
with 400 bodyguards, that man must have prospered.
Because I remember the first time that the Head of State of this Nation visited the Camp here, he came with 250 bodyguards, because it is a program taking place at night in an open place, in a crowd of hundreds of thousands, that is what you call, perfect crisis situation, but he wanted to come, so he came with 250 bodyguards. Esau had 400 bodyguards, that man was great, but according Genesis 32: 24-28. It was Jacob who became a Nation. Yes, Esau also became great but the scar remains till today.
Consider Solomon. 1st Kings 1:5-49. Somebody tried to steal the Kingdom of Solomon, he had gathered together his people, he had proclaimed himself King and then a prophet and the mother of Solomon went in to King David and King David restored to Solomon what he has lost. I pray for you, from the bottom of my heart, everything anybody has stolen from you, my God will restore.
Solomon then remembered God in his youth. 2nd Chronicles 1:6-12. God, you did this for me, I will show you how grateful I’m. Even though I’m not clever, even though my father happens to be an adulterer and a murderer, my mother is an adulteress of the worst kind that brought death to her husband, you still made me king, oh God I’m grateful. Church isffered to God a thousand burnt offerings and God visited him. He said boy, what do you want? Solomon said, give me wisdom, give me understanding, so that I will be able to rule your people correctly. God said fine, what you asked for you can have it and what you have not even asked for, I will add to it. Solomon had a jubilee and remembered God; he became so wise that people became afraid of his wisdom. 1st Kings 3:16-28. Two harlots came to him, both of them had a son around the same time, one of the sons died and they came to the King to say, hey, determine whose son died, he wasn’t there but he solved the problem. The Bible said when the Nation heard of his wisdom, they were afraid. He asked for wisdom and God gave him generously.
When the Bible says remember thy creator in the days of youth, I’m sure you know that the opposite of remember is to forget, so remember means don’t forget. That’s why David wrote in Psalm 103:1-5, blessed the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name, bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all his benefits.