It was reported to the king of Assyria; “The people you deported and settled in the towns of Samaria do not know what the god of that country requires. He has sent lions among them, which, are killing them off, because the people do not know what he requires.”
The Assyrians were not Israelites and their worship was equally different from the Israelites. Although the Samaritans people had forsaken their God, they were still His chosen people. Unlike the Assyrians, the Israelites had the word of God and knew what their God required.
The king of Assyrians had deported some people who were not Israelites and had settled them in Samaria.
They did not know the law and worshipping method of the land. Because of this ignorance, they were destroyed by the lions.
Still, this mistake is being practiced in our present generation. We have mixed up human doctrines and God’s word that have resulted into lions.
Spiritual immigration from one church to another has brought forth spiritual lions that have killed many Christians spiritually.
We migrate from one church to another not knowing what kind of doctrines are being practiced hence fall victims of spiritual prostitution.
Although we all believe that we worship the same God, the problem come when we focus on the doctrine than the word of God.
The lions kill many people because they did not know what the god of the land required. In the same way many people have died spiritually because they don’t know the word of God precisely. They serve God based on the doctrine set by man.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
This people were settled in Samaria without any instructions on how to live in that land. What does this mean to us?
Many pastors enter into doing ministries without any spiritual guidance, they fall into the mouth of the lions.
Many people enter into salvation without being discipled, they fall victims of the lions.
Many people become church leaders without proper instructions on leadership, they become the food of the lions.
The church of God has been turned into welfare and societies because the leaders have no knowledge of what God requires.
The church is now inhabited by so many cruel and hungry lions that have killed many people.
We should avoid adoption of manmade doctrines since such doctrines will only but lead us into the den of lions.
STOP YOU DON’T KNOW THE LIONS ARE AHEAD
Wells of Mercies Ministries