FAITH: Are you running on Unleaded or Supreme?

Published 12:25 am Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Pastor Demetrius Moffett

BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar are just a few of the vehicles that I have discovered that only take supreme gas. I wonder how many of us count the cost of maintenance before we purchase one.

Sure, we may get a great monthly payment but have we considered the cost of an oil change, $250 in some cases. Have we considered that in order for these high-performance vehicles to perform as they were created, they have to be filled with high octane fuel?

Regular unleaded fuel will cause these vehicles to spurn, knock and stall.

Are we not the same? We have been created as high-performance vehicles.

Jesus said “greater things than these shall you do.”

Before anyone travels or if the tank is low, we fill our tanks. I believe some of us in the body of Christ are operating on less than a half of a tank of “Un – Lead” fuel. To perform at the level we were designed to, we can only operate on Supreme fuel.

St. John chapter 2, the first miracle Jesus performed He shows us that we must be filled. Jesus gave the instruction to fill six (the number for man) with water.

We are to top off our tanks every morning before we start our journey. We are to be filled with the high-octane fuel of the living Water and as we travel the power of the living Water transforms and coats us on the inside.

The anointing will lubricate the internal parts of our engine/heart allowing us to perform as the manufacturer designed us to perform.

If we treat our relationship with God like we do our vehicles we can find ourselves close to the junkyard. The cost of the extended maintenance and warranty has been paid, but we won’t take our vehicles to get serviced, we take high performance vehicles to a shade tree mechanic and wonder why we’re not running to peak performance.

We won’t keep our vehicles clean. The inside is so junky and some of our vehicles resemble cluttered closets.

All of which can affect the true value of our vehicle. If we treat our vehicles like junk, others will do the same.

Stop running on Un –Lead-ed fuel. Go to the service station, get Supremely filled and watch your performance improve. Unleaded or Supreme, performance will confirm the fuel we chose.


Rev. Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God-Embassy of Grace, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.