THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION
Bible reading: 2 King 2:2
“And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So, they went down to Bethel” 2 King 2:2
In every relationship or association lies negative or positive impacts, your association can make you or mar you. Undoubtedly! For the people, your associate will determine what comes your way. If you associate yourself with bad friends then bad things will come after you, the association is unlike the law of seed. Every seed produces after its kind, so to say every association produces after its kind. You cannot be in a destructive association and be expecting good things to happen in your life. No wonder it is famously said that a friend to a thief is a thief as well because you are eating from the stolen items.
Biblically, the association is talked upon. Elisha association with Elijah made him got the double portion of anointing the Elijah carries as stated in the aforementioned scripture. That is a good association producing better results.
Amnon association with Jonadab made Amnon to lost his dignity as said in the bible below; “But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.
And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king’s son, lean from day today? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.
And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand” 2 Samuel 2:3-5.
Jonadab engineered Amnon to sleep with his sister Tamar but if Jonadab was a good friend he wouldn’t have advice Amnon to commit incest. But hence he was a terrible and unfriendly friend he made Amnon slept with his sister, that is the association for you. Association has the power to kill or make alive. Amnon association killed him though, what a deplorable association!
Sir/ma, you better disassociate yourself from that man or woman before it’s too late. Check within yourself, is your association giving you the kind of result you want? Are you on the gain or loss in that your association? Never say it’s over, now is the right time to quit. I hereby cancel any association that shall lead you to doom in the name of Jesus.
IMPACTS OF ASSOCIATION
There are two things bound to happen in association bad or good; associations make or mar you.
Who you follow determines what follows you! Elisha followed Elijah tirelessly and at the end, he got the double portion of anointing upon Elijah which he wanted. Amnon followed Jonadab and he lost his dignity.
And that is why it’s good to associate with those who carry what you are looking for never associate yourself with somebody who doesn’t carry what you are hunting for it’s dangerous to do so. You don’t like stealing then disassociate from criminals, you like playing football then associate with players and so forth. Note the farther you can go in life is determined on the people you associate yourself with.
Now if Esther never followed Mordecai to Shushan Palace she wouldn’t have emerged a Queen? The disciples of Jesus were always following him and came a time they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, but if they were just minding their local business and never mind following Jesus, there would have been Christianity. And that is why it is advisable if you know something to teach others should in case you are no more. As it is popularly said; “better knowledge not impacted is knowledge wasted”
PRAYER BOMBS FOR GOD DIRECTION IN A GOOD ASSOCIATION
- Father thank you for counting me to be among the living souls today in Jesus
- Father have mercy on all my former sins in the name of Jesus
- Father dissolve any association l am into that will destroy my future in the name of Jesus
- Father never allow me to enter into any wrong association in the name of Jesus.
- Father, disconnect me from any ungodly association that will dry my anointing, in the name of Jesus.
- Father order my step concerning godly association in the name of Jesus
- Father empower to shine in godly character in every godly association I find myself in Jesus name
- Father give me a favour in every association I find myself in Jesus
- Father connect me to my destiny helpers in the name of Jesus
- Father take charge over every godly association I find myself in Jesus
- Father uphold every association I find myself with your true Spirit in the name of Jesus
- Father presides over every agenda in all godly association I find myself in Jesus name
- Father give me your wisdom on how to speak in every godly association I find myself in Jesus name.
- Father in every association I find myself make me be a pathfinder of godliness, and faithfulness in the name of Jesus.
- Father use me to develop and grow every godly association I find myself in Jesus name
- Father use me mightily to restore your glory and in any godly association, I find myself, in the name of Jesus.
- Father use me mightily in my association to win souls to your Kingdom, in the name of Jesus.
- Father give me your grace so I that I will not fall a victim in my association, in the name of Jesus.
- Father increase my faith and anoint me to become a vessel of honour in your vineyard, in the name of Jesus.
- Father connects me to the Elijah of my time in Jesus name.
- Father thank you for answering all my prayers in Jesus name.