Our Father Who art in heaven, hallow be Thy Name. Let thou kingdom come and Your will be done on earth. We praise Your Holy Name, we adore You forever and ever.
Gracious God, who is like unto Thee, O Lord! We are grateful for all You have done or us, we cannot but praise Your Holy Name. Thank You for in place of shame, You honoured us. We are grateful to You Alone Who is worthy of our praise.
Faithful God, we bless Your Holy Name, we honour You, we worship You. Make this week another WONDER for us in Jesus’s Name we pray.
Dearly beloved, how are you? Doing great? Having some struggles, some pains, aching here and there. Are you disturb, confused, at the verge of losing hope or giving up?
I have GOODNEWS for you. All these things He went to the cross for you, so why don’t you look beyond all these surrounding stress and plunge yourself into the provisions He had provided for you. Don’t forget that He has made provisions for all these ever before it comes up (refer you to last week message titled “ … a few names…not defiled their garments ”).
The days are running very fast and is turning into weeks and all that we planned to achieve are still staring us at the face, some speaking loud enough that you are losing your sleep. O my God! Come with me and let us consider the message our father have for us for the day. It will not strengthen you, it will also position you to be in command of your destiny. It will help you to bring an end to all the torments and harassments of satan over your life.
C-o-m-e a-l-o-n-g with me dearly beloved as you have insight on how to walk wisely. I see God taking away all the pains and challenges and inputting in you a new life in Jesus Christ. Come and wear your smile again for the Lord Himself will be a place of broad rivers and streams for you:
“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.” Isaiah 33:21
Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to His Church. Having God she has abundance.
What can she ask for that He will not give her? What want can she mention which He will not supply? “In this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things.” Want ye the bread of life? It drops like manna from the sky. Want ye refreshing streams? The rock follows you, and that Rock is Christ. If you suffer any want it is your own fault; if you are straitened you are not straitened in Him, but in your own bowels.
Broad rivers and streams also point to commerce. Our glorious Lord is to us a place of heavenly merchandize. Through our Redeemer we have commerce with the past; the wealth of Calvary, the treasures of the covenant, the riches of the ancient days of election, the stores of eternity, all come to us down the broad stream of our gracious Lord. We have commerce, too, with the future. What galleys, laden to the water’s edge, come to us from the millennium!
What visions we have of the days of heaven upon earth! Through our glorious Lord we have commerce with angels; communion with the bright spirits washed in blood, who sing before the throne; nay, better still, we have fellowship with the Infinite One.
Broad rivers and streams are specially intended to set forth the idea of security. Rivers were of old a defence. Oh! beloved, what a defence is God to His Church! The devil cannot cross this broad river of God. How he wishes he could turn the current, but fear not, for God abideth immutably the same. Satan may worry, but he cannot destroy us; no galley with oars shall invade our river, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
Does the promises above gladdens your heart? Are you rejoicing and dancing with me, never mind is Monday and you be serious with your planning and performances for the week. Remember it is only a merry heart that performs excellently, a broken spirit who can bear it.
Did you get a light from the above message? Whatever the Spirit of God is commanding you do, please do it. Diligent is a success factor in every facet of life. How? Someone wants to know. For those promises that you are yet to enjoy, get to the next message to see how you can hit the finishing line before this year will blew its final whistle:
“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.” Proverbs 24:33,34
The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding of the hands to sleep is all they crave, and they have a crowd of reasons to show that this indulgence is a very proper one. Yet by these littles the day ebbs out, and the time for labour is all gone, and the field is grown over with thorns.
It is by little procrastinations that men ruin their souls. They have no intention to delay for years—a few months will bring the more convenient season—tomorrow if you will, they will attend to serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused. Like sands from an hour-glass, time passes, life is wasted by driblets, and seasons of grace lost by little slumbers.
Oh, to be wise, to catch the flying hour, to use the moments on the wing! May the Lord teach us this sacred wisdom, for otherwise a poverty of the worst sort awaits us, eternal poverty which shall want even a drop of water, and beg for it in vain. Like a traveller steadily pursuing his journey, poverty overtakes the slothful, and ruin overthrows the undecided: each hour brings the dreaded pursuer nearer; he pauses not by the way, for he is on his master’s business and must not tarry.
As an armed man enters with authority and power, so shall want come to the idle, and death to the impenitent, and there will be no escape. O that men were wise be-times, and would seek diligently unto the Lord Jesus, or ere the solemn day shall dawn when it will be too late to plough and to sow, too late to repent and believe.
In harvest, it is vain to lament that the seed time was neglected. As yet, faith and holy decision are timely. May we obtain them this day.
Beloved, let us give it all it will take to make us be at the finishing line when the year will be ending. No carry over is allowed. I decree into your life that all your goodness that the tear 2014 is meant to deliver must be delivered to you in Jesus Name.
This year will not end unless it delivered to you all that is commanded by the Lord. So get engage, be resourceful and be joyful in the Lord by saying “NO” to slumber.
Remain blessed in the Lord.