January 17

 

Heavenly Father, we bow before Your Throne of mercy and we exalt Your Name. Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. We thank You for all You have done for Your beloved ones, who look steadily upon You for help. Thank You for Your wonderful benevolence upon us- such gifts only You can give. We adore You, we magnify You both now and forever.

My beloved, Fear is one vice any child of God must overcome to make a head way in life. It must not be allowed it to settle on the corridor of your thought, talk less of your heart. It is poisonous and evil. Once it invades its victim, it paralysis such a person and makes the individual morbid.

See that man with fear, he is not stable even in his walk with God, he will not trust God for healing, deliverance, supplies and protection and as such cannot receive anything from Him(Jas 1:4-6), but in Heb 11:6 – “he that comes unto Him must believe that He exists” —.

Therefore, fear is the opposite of faith, in the same verse above, without faith you cannot please God. No matter you statue or academics qualification, it will not deliver anything to you outside God. So for you to go far with God, you must be ready to overcome your fears, put on the Faith Spirit and then step out.

When I fear, I dishonor God. How? In 2 Tim 1:7- God has already given to us the Spirit of boldness, we are not asking for it, it has been delivered already. In 2 Pet 1:3 – According as “His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue”. So it is a gift bestowed unto us, it is for your taking not for guessing or asking. So come with me to see that man without fear; the Psalms one and twenty-three man, toggle along with me:

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee.” Exod. 3:12

Of course, if the Lord sent Moses on an errand, He would not let him go alone. The tremendous risk which it would involve, and the great power it would require, would render it ridiculous for God to send a poor lone Hebrew to confront the mightiest king in all the world, and then leave him to himself. It could not be imagined that a wise God would match poor Moses with Pharaoh and the enormous forces of Egypt. Hence He says, “Certainly I will be with thee,” as if it were out of the question that He would send him alone.

In my case, also, the same rule will hold good. If I go upon the Lord’s errand, with a simple reliance upon His power, and a single eye to His glory, it is certain that He will be with me. His sending me binds Him to back me up. Is not this enough? What more can I want? If all the angels and archangels were with me, I might fail; but if HE is with me, I must succeed.

Only let me take care that I act worthily toward this promise. Let me not go timidly, half-heartedly, carelessly, presumptuously. What manner of person ought he to be who has God with him! In such company it behoveth me to play the man, and like Moses go in unto Pharaoh without fear.

Unlike Moses, when Peter was motioned by our Lord Jesus to come, at first he was fearless, so he moved with boldness and when the storms of life, the cares of the world showed up, brother Peter lifted his guess from the Master and fear took over so he began to sink but alas our sinking time as we learnt yesterday is our praying time. So he prayed and got an answer.

What is that needs, challenges, situations that are beguiling you with fear, cast it away by putting your hope and trust on the One Who is able to do abundantly…, our Sovereign God. Don’t forget He promised to help you. No condition attached. In that your sinful nature, He is able to delivery you and make you a saint, if only you will come. Just come my dear:

“I will help thee, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 41:14

Today, let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us: “I will help thee.” “It is but a small thing for Me, thy God, to help thee. Consider what I have done already. What! not help thee? Why, I bought thee with My blood. What! not help thee? I have died for thee; and if I have done the greater, will I not do the less? Help thee! It is the least thing I will ever do for thee; I have done more, and will do more.

Before the world began I chose thee. I made the covenant for thee. I laid aside My glory and became a man for thee; I gave up My life for thee; and if I did all this, I will surely help thee now. In helping thee, I am giving thee what I have bought for thee already. If thou hadst need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it thee; thou requirest little compared with what I am ready to give.

‘Tis much for thee to need, but it is nothing for me to bestow. ‘Help thee?’ Fear not! If there were an ant at the door of thy granary asking for help, it would not ruin thee to give him a handful of thy wheat; and thou art nothing but a tiny insect at the door of My all-sufficiency. ‘I will help thee.'”

O my soul, is not this enough? Dost thou need more strength than the omnipotence of the United Trinity? Dost thou want more wisdom than exists in the Father, more love than displays itself in the Son, or more power than is manifest in the influences of the Spirit? Bring hither thine empty pitcher! Surely this well will fill it. Haste, gather up thy wants, and bring them here—thine emptiness, thy woes, thy needs.

Behold, this river of God is full for thy supply; what canst thou desire beside? Go forth, my soul, in this thy might. The Eternal God is thine helper! (Ps 121:2)

“Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismay’d!

I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid.”

 What a beautiful week, the Lord started well with us by saying that He will STRENGTHEN and HELP us and we are ending it with another promise of His HELP.  I also told you that someone will testified of the Lord’s goodness before the end of the week. I had a beautiful one this morning coming from my beloved sister, of victory over Satan and addition of a bouncing baby boy unto us. I also had testified of His deliverance from the cold hands of death. And am sure that they are many of us out there, who had encountered God’s miracles and deliverance in diversify ways all to the glory of His Name.

So let us like the Apostle, go through the weekend with boldness that comes from Him alone (Acts 4:31) and all our fear will disperse. Amen! To Him Alone be all the GLORY, HONOUR, and ADORATION. AMEN!

 

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu.

 

 

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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.