We were preparing to head to church one morning. While waiting for my parents, our neighbour’s son and I played outside. He sat on the grassy drive-in.

Behold, a tiny snake slithered just over his hands and found its way into the nearby thickness of flowers. He did not sit to explain. He jumped. We ran. It was scary.

Beloved, there are times you must never remain seated. It will cost you more than you can imagine. It is better you jump immediately before the harm happens.

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Laban chased Jacob and caught up with him. He accused Jacob of not just running off without telling him, but he accused Jacob of stealing his gods. Jacob was so sure he did no such things, so he said:

“But as for your gods, see if you can find them, and let the person who has taken them die!” But Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the household idols.
Genesis 31:32 NLT

When the Father of the home made such a statement, the Fear of God should have hit Rachael, but it did not. Do you know what Rachael did?

But Rachel had taken the household idols and hidden them in her camel saddle, and now she was sitting on them. When Laban had thoroughly searched her tent without finding them, she said to her father, “Please, sir, forgive me if I don’t get up for you. I’m having my monthly period.” So, Laban continued his search, but he could not find the household idols.
Genesis 31:34-35 NLT

She sat on what she was meant to open up on and ask for forgiveness. She wanted Jacob to get the impression that she really loved the God of Abraham, yet she romances the gods of Laban.

What are you sitting on that your family, believers’ company, church or even pastor has no idea of? They think you are still wholeheartedly committed to God, and they vouch for you but here you are sitting on something.

Did the word of Jacob come to pass? Yes!
Rachael fell into labour for her last son. She died in labour on the way to Bethlehem.

“So, Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”
Genesis 35:19 NLT

She died on the way! She did not get there with others.

What are you sitting on?
What should you jump up and reveal now?

May you not become the channel through which “Jacob’s confident utterances” are fulfilled.


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