Deuteronomy 28:1-2 and it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee , that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
Deuteronomy 28:13 and the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.
The plan of God for every of His children is that they be the head always and not the tail. The head is the most important part of the body. When applying for a visa or passport, one is required to provide a passport photograph of the head. Why? It is because one can survive without legs or arms but once the head is cut off such fellow is dead. Not only that, the only part of the human body that cannot be transplanted is the head! So when the Lord promises to make you the head, what it means is you will be the most important person around. Jesus Christ is the head of the church, Ephesians 5:23. The tail on the other hand is so useless, the Lord did not even bother giving it to man.
The head is the man or woman in charge; the leader; the captain. The head carries a lot of responsibilities. It is the head that suffers headache. When everything is running smoothly, everyone takes the glory but when things go bad the head get’s the blame. Take for instance a football team. When they win matches , the whole teams gets the praise but when they fail to qualify or win trophies , the manager(the head) gets the blame and loses his job. Be it in the church, in the family, at work, in the country, the head gets the blame even when the head is not aware of what is happening in the body, he still gets the blame. David and his men had just return from war only to find out that the Amalekites had invaded and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire, 1 Samuel 30:1-8. The Amalekites took everyone in Ziklag as captives and went their way. When the men of David saw this, they became so angry and contemplated stoning David. The wives and children of David where taken captives too but been the head he got all the blame.He had to run to the Lord – The burden bearer.
The head bears heavy responsibilities because inside it lies the brain. The brain is the sit of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. The brain is responsible for making decisions. As the head you will be required to make wise decisions that will move the body forward. If the body fails , the head will be blamed. It is the head that controls the body. To make wise decisions, wisdom is required. Proverbs 4:7 says wisdom is the principal things; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. To lead people wisdom is required. Ecclesiastes 10:10 says but wisdom is profitable to direct. How does one get wisdom? Psalm 111:10 says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. When you say i shall be the head, what you are saying is i will fear the Lord.
Inside the head are two eyes. Proverbs 29:18 says where there is no vision, the people perish. The head is responsible for vision. When we talk of vision we mean spiritual vision i.e. seeing things the way God will see them. Vision is also following after the direction of God. When the head has sprititual vision , it begins to see opportunities all round. In 2 Kings 4:1-7 is the story of a woman who ran to the man of God because her creditors threatened to sell her sons to pay off her debt. Although this woman was surrounded by opportunities , she could not see it.The man of God asked her what she had and she said nothing except a jar of oil. The man of God told her to go and borrow empty vessels and begin to pour her oil in them. The poverty of the people around her made her rich. Spiritual vision helps a man to see the need of the people around him and in meeting these needs , he becomes rich.When you say i shall be the head, what you are saying is i will see things the way God sees them . Not only that ,you are saying I will guide the people in the way of righteousness.
The head also has two ears. Ears are very important. Romans 10:17 says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. What the head hears determines what will happen to the body. What we hear decides whether we will be happy or not. As the head what are you hearing? Do you listen to the news or the the word of God? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. What the ear hears determines the future of the body. How does one get a woman to marry him, it is not by looking at her. It is by saying things into her ears . What she hears will now inform her decision. When you say i shall be the head, what you are saying is I will hear the word of God that will increase my faith. You are saying i will be hearing what ever God has to say. Revelations 2:7 says he that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Even if what God has to say is a rebuke, as the head you should be ready to hear that. Ecclesiastes 7:5 says it is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the songs of fools. There is no one living without faults. As the head we see the faults of others but we need others to see our faults too. As a leader, when people point out our fault we must listen.
One very important part of the head is the mouth. From the mouth we eat, drink e.t.c. What makes the mouth important is the presence of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 says death and life are in the power of the tongue. The tongue of the leader determines whether the body will suffer or enjoy. Whatever the leader does with his tongue will determine if there will be peace in the family, church, work e.t.c. The leader can get people to do double time by what he says. James 4:2 says ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Using the tongue to complain does not solve the problem, it is prayers that will solve the problem. When you say i shall be head , what you are saying is i will use my mouth correctly. I will use my mouth to pray instead of complain. Psalm 50:14-15 says offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: and call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. What you are also saying when you say i shall be head is i will use my mouth to glory God. The secret to David’s rise to the throne was praises. He said in Psalm 34:1 says I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. A leader must be an addicted worshipper.
One point to note about vision is that for the eyes to see light is required. The bible says in John 8:12 that Jesus is the light of the world. Without this light , there will be no sprititual vision. When you say I shall be the head, what you are saying is I will give my life to Christ.
The bible says in Romans 3:23 that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 6:23 says the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. What is this gift? John 3:16 says for God so the loved the world that He have His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. What can I do to be saved? Romans 10:9 say if you confess with your mouth, that Jesus s Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:10 says for it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with our mouth we confess and saved. Pray this prayer from your heart today!
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died for me and rose again on the third day. I confess I am a sinner. I need your love and forgiveness. Come into my heart. Forgive my sins. I receive Your eternal life. Confirm You love by giving me peace, joy and supernatural love for others, Amen.
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