6. You must understand and protect your divine linkages: After Ananias, the next thing we saw in the life of Saul was the divine linkage between him and Barnabas. Divine linkages are different from every other relationship because God brings them. You must understand it, respect it and protect it. When Paul and Barnabas got linked up, Barnabas took Paul to the apostles to confirm how genuine his conversion was.
The linkage between Barnabas and Saul helped Saul to enter into the right places and the things he needed to enter into. Barnabas was a first-hand eyewitness of the life and ministry of Jesus but Saul was not. All that Saul taught, he knew by revelation, and God put Barnabas in his life as a stabilizing effect on his revelation. You must protect them because the devil will fight them.
When divinely orchestrated relationship is ongoing, there is a grace that flows both ways. But when it breaks, the grace stops flowing. For instance, when Lot was separated from Abraham, his life story from that point was a downward journey until he found himself as an elder in the gate of Sodom and Gomorrah. He left Sodom and Gomorrah without property, with two perverted daughters and no wife, because she became a pillar of salt.
On the other hand, there are satanic relationships that the devil uses to entangle people. All it takes to break your focus is for the devil to bring into your life a Christian friend who lacks focus. He will break your focus. When God wants to help you, He disconnects you from wrong relationships in your life and connects you to right relationships.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for anointed linkages that are to take me further in calling in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Kings 7:1-51, Acts 7:30-50, Psalm 128:1-6, Proverbs 16:31-33