There are workers in our ministries who are both loyal and disloyal at the same time.
They have helped in building the ministry over the years and feel indispensable.
They become puffed up and even threaten to leave their responsibilities.
Yes they occupy special places in our ministries. Just like Satan they have forgotten that they were made and partakers of resident anointing/Grace.
Instead of allowing them to leave, we make the mistake of either begging them or forcing to create a convenient environment for them not to leave.
God eliminated Satan because of his pride and rebellion. We are too compassionate and merciful than God.
We pay so much, just not to let them go. At the end they stab us so deeply, leaving us with scars.
We hang around Joabs, begged satans, negotiated with Shimei, decorated Gehazis, tolerated our Judases, and promoted our Absaloms, thinking they will change.
We packaged them and never told anyone about their many evils and rebellious manifestations.
It’s gradually becoming so hard to tell anyone who they are- Just like Joab, the people can only see their loyalty and not their disloyalty.
Joab is one of several examples of people you must not beg to stay:
Things to know about Joab
1. The Enemy within is more powerful than the external Enemy. Do a regular house cleaning…may be that’s all you need to experience series of Victories.
• John 14:30
• Proverbs 22:10
2. A JOAB is someone within your ministry or organization who is both Loyal and Disloyal at the same time.
A dual personality.
Nice and Nasty.
• II Samuel 18:5,12
3. JOAB was promoted because he helped David to conquer a city. Never promote anyone only on the basis of strength.
Check character! I Chronicles 11:6 (KJV)
4. Your JOAB will surely have the sympathy of the people because they never see his disloyal side. No one in Israel knew what David was going through in the hand of Joab. II Kings 2:5
5. Even if you have to lose some men, still go ahead and eliminate JOAB from your camp in order to save your life and ministry. I Kings 2:5,6
6. You will have internal peace and strength to fight your external battles when you eliminate your JOAB. I Kings 2:34,45
7. Never underestimate the potency of the Seeds planted by your JOAB even after his elimination. I Kings 2:33
8. Watch out for Joab’s close allies. Isolate them! Format them through teachings. You might gain some back but those dangerously affected by Joabititis must GO with him! I Kings 1:7
9. Do not mistake JOAB with DEMAS. Your DEMAS will leave you but your JOAB – the strength drainer, will stay so that people do not see his disloyal side. Sack him! II Timothy 4:10. I Kings 11:16
10. JOAB was a great helper and a dangerous viper to David. Your JOAB has large followers including relatives in your camp. He thinks he is indispensable. Be tactical in eliminating him. He still must go! II Samuel 3:22,27
11. JOAB was not there when David practically demonstrated “touch not God’s anointed.” Watch out for your associates who were mysteriously absent when you were sharing certain revelations. II Samuel 24:6,10-11
12. Ironically JOAB feels justified by his actions and inactions towards David. This is the highest level of delusion!
Your JOAB actually thinks you are the problem and your advice is also a problem.
Sack him! II Samuel 3:27,30
13. Alas! JOAB was absent yet again when David was making peace with Abner.
Your JOAB will make you fight unnecessary battles and open closed cases because of his unforgiving spirit. Arrest him! II Samuel 3:12. II Samuel 3:22-23
14. Unknown to JOAB his actions and inactions had a direct impact on his Family & Career. David might have been worried about what would become of Mrs. JOAB, hence his first restraint in eliminating him. II Samuel 3:29
15. JOAB mistook David’s silence for weakness. Your JOAB will soon realize that your silence may be for him to repent or waiting for the right time to eliminate him. Though the later is imminent. I Kings 2:5
16. Your JOAB will surely tell you and others this: “I have sacrificed my life, time and energy for this. I don’t know if what I am doing is even worth it.” He is so blinded to privileges. II Samuel 12:27-28
17. JOABS do not see being with you as a privilege and they forget the sacrifices you made that have kept them this far. Ungrateful JOAB is also suffering from familiarity! II Chronicles 11:6
18. Do you know that JOAB coached a girl to trick David? Your JOAB is coaching people within your camp to be disloyal to you by his political words, actions & inactions.
JOABITITIS is a contagious disease.
– 2 Samuel 14:2-3
19. Master the art of seeing JOAB’s signature in people. David could detect those who were influenced by JOAB. Pray for the gift of discernment to overcome the lingering effect of JOAB’s evil anointing. II Samuel 14:19
20. Joab will threaten to take over and change the name of the ministry. II Samuel 12:28
21. Do it yourself! Do not transfer the elimination of your JOAB to your Son like David did. You might still have strength to Build many things for God. I Kings 2:5,6
22. As soon as Solomon obeyed David in eliminating Joab and Shimei, there was peace, establishment and progress. I Kings 2:28-35 – 46
©️ PASTOR KOREDE KOMAIYA – May 1, 2020