Everybody testify You are good, You are good Jehovah You are good. Everybody testifying You are so good, You are good Jehovah You are good.// I will exalt You Lord, for Thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love. I will exalt You Jesus, for Thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love.

Thank You Father for the privilege to be in Your presence glory be to Your Name on high, How excellent; how wonderful are You Lord. Great are You Lord; You are greatly to be Praise. Receive my Praise and adoration O! Lord, be Thy glorified in Jesus Name.

Every living soul praise the Lord! Beloved are praising God? When last did you give a shout offering to the Lord? Is possible you have forgotten that shout is a form of praise recommended by God to the children of Israelite when He wants to give them victory over their enemies or difficulty situation (Josh 6:10-16, 2Chr 20:21-30). So if you have not given a shout offering for a while I will suggest you start now for that outstanding victory that you have been waiting for. Praise the Lord.

Another weapon of praise I have also discovered of recent is  “boasting in the Lord.” Beloved, when last did you make a boast in the Lord to those difficult and stubborn situations in your life? David did and he had victory over Goliath (1 Sam 17:44-51).

Beloved, whatever form of discouragement that is plaguing you at the moment the ministration of today is coming your way to arm you with spiritual weapons to surmount over it.

The moment you decide to give your live to Jesus heaven rejoices over you and hell also took notice of you. Daily the kingdom of hell strategize on how to pull you down but the angels of the Lord surrounds you and keep watch over you as commanded them by God (Ps 91:9-12).

So living a godly life is not butter on bread but real work with God, is important you know that persecution is part of the salvation package. So you not be afraid as the Lord will watch and preserve you to the end.

Don’t let what is happening around you at the moment destroy your zeal to move forward and bear fruits as we were bade from the beginning of the month. May be you need to pray a prayer I offered to God recently in the hit of a life threatening situation I found myself, I prayed thus “Father I know your are faithful and changeth not, just help me to trust you.” And He did help me! He showed up and fought my battle, liberated me and gave me victory over the situation. Praise the Lord!

Beloved, did I not trust God? I do! I know He is more than able but under the prevailing situation before me, the Red sea at the front, Egyptian soldiers behind, where do I go? What do I do? I simply cried to God to keep me faithful till He gives me victory and beloved, He did. Praise the Lord.

So if you have been wondering while the incessant attack from the enemy never mind the bible made it clear that he moves about like a roaring lion, looking for who to devour (1Pet 5:8) but we were advised to be sober (not under the influence of drugs or alcohol) and vigilant (watch and alert, especially to guard against danger, difficulties, or errors).

The apostles of the old had similar experiences and they persevered to the end, so many lost their life in the course of reaching out to the unreached for Christ. We are going to have a first time experience as was describe by Apostle Paul but we know He did not give up on God rather He finished the race set before him and declared that he awaits his crown of glory and that is what we must daily work towards in Jesus Name. Come along with me for more:

 

In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.—2 Timothy 3:12

 

Living a godly life will not insulate you from hardship. Paul said that the more blameless your life, the more likely you will be persecuted. According to Paul, “evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse” (2 Tim. 3:13). As the world increasingly embraces sin, worldly people are becoming increasingly intolerant of godliness.

Darkness cannot tolerate light; the more your life illuminates the presence of Christ, the more you should expect opposition from the forces of darkness. Your Christlike nature will be offensive to those in rebellion against Christ’s Lordship.

You may have recently repented of your sin and taken a new step of obedience to God. Perhaps you expected to experience God’s blessing immediately as He demonstrated His approval of your obedience. Instead, you were met with opposition. The persecution may have come even from other Christians who misunderstood your motives. Perhaps you obeyed God, and still your actions were met with criticism instead of praise.

If you are sincerely following the Lord’s direction, don’t be discouraged. Paul warned that those who seek to live godly lives will suffer persecution. Do not be surprised when this happens to you. If the world crucified the Son of God, surely the world will be hostile to anyone who lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. Persecution may be the best evidence that your life is like that of Christ. Jesus warned that the world hated Him, the Savior, and so it would certainly misunderstand and mistreat His disciples (John 15:18).

Learning from those that has gone ahead of us will help us to know how to walk with God. When Paul met opposition in the course of his evangelism, he was arrested and was taken to jail that didn’t bother him rather he allow God to be God. He trusted God judgment for the period that must be for good and that was how God used that opportunity to save the jailer and his household. Have you understand  the meaning of the prayer I made earlier?

So let us learn to see God in those difficulty moments of our life and trust God that it will be for good. Amen! In case you are in any form of persecution I believe the next ministration will do you some good. Let’s get going:

“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Hebrews 1:14

                                                                                               

Angels are the unseen attendants of the saints of God; they bear us up in their hands, lest we dash our foot against a stone. Loyalty to their Lord leads them to take a deep interest in the children of His love; they rejoice over the return of the prodigal to his father’s house below, and they welcome the advent of the believer to the King’s palace above.

In olden times the sons of God were favoured with their visible appearance, and at this day, although unseen by us, heaven is still opened, and the angels of God ascend and descend upon the Son of man, that they may visit the heirs of salvation.

Seraphim still fly with live coals from off the altar to touch the lips of men greatly beloved. If our eyes could be opened, we should see horses of fire and chariots of fire about the servants of the Lord; for we have come to an innumerable company of angels, who are all watchers and protectors of the seed-royal. Spenser’s line is no poetic fiction, where he sings—

“How oft do they with golden pinions cleave

The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant

Against foul fiends to aid us militant!”

To what dignity are the chosen elevated when the brilliant courtiers of heaven become their willing servitors! Into what communion are we raised since we have intercourse with spotless celestials! How well are we defended since all the twenty- thousand chariots of God are armed for our deliverance! To whom do we owe all this?

Let the Lord Jesus Christ be for ever endeared to us, for through Him we are made to sit in heavenly places far above principalities and powers. He it is whose camp is round about them that fear Him; He is the true Michael whose foot is upon the dragon. All hail, Jesus! thou Angel of Jehovah’s presence, to Thee this family offers its morning vows.

Yes All hail Jesus who will has gotten us victory over every assault of the satan, forever O! Lord Your Word is settled in heaven and must be expression here on earth. Alleluia, Praise the Lord!

Remain ever 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.