I will lift up Jesus higher…I will lift up Jesus higher…ohhhhh Jehovah Alpha and Omega I will lift up Jesus higher…ohhhhh Jehovah Alpha and Omega I will lift up Jesus higher….// Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine… O what a foretaste of glory divine… Heir of salvation, purchase of God…. Born of the Spirit , wahed in the Blood…. This is my story….

Praise the Name of the Lord… Alleluia!!! O God Who is like unto Thee Father… Who can be compared with Thee… You are Bigger Than the biggest… You are Larger than the largest… You are Greater than the Greatest… You are wiser than the Wisest… You are Older than the oldest… Praise the Name of the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our Father we thank You we bless Your Holy Name , we adore and magnify Your Holy Name… Ancient of Days we bow before Your Holy Name…Hallowed be Thy Name… Let Thy Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth… Give us this day our daily bread…and Forgive us our trespass as we forgive those who trespass against us… Lead us into temptation but deliver us from all danger in Jesus Name….

Beloveth… what is your story…. Mine is “Praising the Lord all the day long”.… Praise the Name of the Lord… Yes! Praising the Lord… hummmmm Praising bring rejoicing…. But sometimes our rejoicing may not come as quickly as we think or desires it… It may delay in coming or even been marred but the testimony is that we will rejoice at last. As long as we are standing for Christ our rejoicing must surely be established.

Back to our “Blessing series… Do you know what is Holy Anticipation… There are half a dozen “double promises” in the scripture. The  prophet Isaiah promised a double portion of joy or prosperity depending on your translation of choice (Isa 61:7). The Apostle Paul conferred double honour on those who lead well (1 Tim. 5:17). And a double portion of Elijah’s Spirit netted twice as many miracles in the ministry of Elisha (2 Kings 2:9). But perhaps the most unique binary blessings in the Bible is declared by the prophet Zechariah: “return to your strongholds, o prisoner of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double” (Zech 9:12, ESV).

Zechariah declared this double to Jewish prisoners of war, but he called them prisoners of hope. So which is it- prisoner of war or prisoner of hope? That depends on your perspective, doesn’t it? If you let your circumstances define the way see God, you are prisoner of perspective. Or worse, a prisoner of your past mistakes! but if you let God define the way you see your circumstances, you are a prisoner of hope.

Israel had experienced a bitter defeat at the hands of Babylonians. They were at the mercy of their captors, who had defiled their temple and mocked their God. But God reminded them of who would have the last laugh. For their pain, He prescribed the promised of double blessing.

You cannot claim the promises of God like a game of Pin the tail on the Donkey, but every promise has your name on it. Every blessing in the Bible is part and parcel of our spiritual birthright by virtue of what Christ accomplished on the Cross. Positioning ourselves for those blessings begins by kneeling at the foot of the Cross and ends with us casting our crowns before the Throne of God. In between, we flip every blessing we receive. Flipping the blessing we enables you to live with Holy anticipation, waiting to see what God does next.

Of course, if you cultivate a double-blessing mindset that is focused on flipping every blessing, you better buckle your seat belt. Why? because God is going to open the windows of heaven and pour out more blessing than you can contain. I am not talking about material blessings. Giving produces joy, and more joy is just what the world needs!… beloveth what blessings in your life do you want to “flip” today to give to someone else…

Like we stated earlier… Praising gives us reason to rejoicing, even when we are at our weak point or seeming end point…God always come through for us if we keep Praising in spite of the situation or circumstances we may be going through…. Come along with us for more:

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.—Acts 16:25

Your joy as a Christian should not depend on your circumstances. Joy comes from God, and therefore it cannot be affected by what is outside of you. Don’t be fooled into letting the actions of others determine your joy. True joy comes from knowing that God Himself lives within you and has fellowship with you, regardless of your environment.

Real joy lies in the knowledge that holy God has completely forgiven you of every sin, and even now, He has a home prepared in heaven where you can spend eternity with Him (John 14:3). The circumstances of your life cannot change these truths!

Paul and Silas faced some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. They were falsely accused, arrested, and imprisoned. They were beaten and shackled in the darkest, coldest section of the prison. But they refused to allow their horrific situation to dampen their joy! They did not blame God for allowing these things to happen to them.

Instead, they praised Him for His goodness! In the darkness of the night, they prayed and they sang. God brought a miracle that released them from their chains, but perhaps the greater miracle was that His Holy Spirit could so fill them that even in their painful imprisonment they could overflow with joy!

Do not allow difficult events to cancel the joy of knowing you are a child of God. Choose to allow God’s Spirit to fill you with His unquenchable joy, and your life will be a miracle to those who watch you face the trials that come.

Praise the Lord… beloveth… in your pain and disappointment God is saying to you He will give you double… He will give you “Abundant…”  receive it in your heart by faith… don’t see God with the eyes of your presence situation rather trust His Word and see you come through your that circumstance with Abundant of His Blessings…. Alleluia Amen!!!

Further reading Zech 9:12, Isa 61:7, 1 Tim.5:17, 2kings.2:9

Come as we sing more of His Assurance… of His blessings…

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blessed
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.