Last week, I shared with you all about being “Eunuchs in the Palace”. Today, I want to continue sharing with you on this very important topic of “Eunuchs In The Palace”.
“Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord of hosts: Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord. And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days” (Isaiah 39:5-9).
Isaiah was a true prophet of the Lord. He did not deliver only good news to the people of God, he also conveyed the hard messages. Notice the response of Hezekiah to the words of the prophet. He accepted the word of God as the final authority in his life. Learn to let the word of God have the final say in your life! The punishment for the people of Israel was to have sons that would become eunuchs, castrated and barren. God has no desire for us and our children to become eunuchs. However, there is one way to become eunuchs and that is by being fruitless as far as God’s kingdom is concerned. You must become a mighty child in the house of God.
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:5-8).
You will not be barren and unfruitful when these traits are found in you. Thank God for knowing Jesus Christ. However, now that you know Jesus, it is expected of you not to become barren. Nobody reading this is going to be found barren and fruitless. We are all going to be found fruitful in the house of God. Anyone that plants a tree expects it to bring forth fruit. When it fails to do this, after years of caring for it, it is only natural to uproot it. This is the same thing that happens with us. After God blesses us, saves us, loves us, cares, natures, protects, shields and feeds us, he expects something from us. Unfortunately, some of us bring forth nothing and there, the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in our lives. God has clear expectations of us. May we not fall short of God’s expectations for us.