O Wonderful God, how Excellent is Your Name. The earth is of the Lord and its fullness thereof. He made the heavens and the earth and all to His own glory. Father, we honour You and we praise Your Holy Name.
Today is the day You made and You said, we should rejoice and be glad in it. We thank You that we are alive to witness Your move in everything concerning us. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all. For the righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again but not so with the wicked (Prov 24:16).
How wonderful, how precious You are Lord. When the enemy of our soul comes against us like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus saith the Lord, even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I contendeth with, and I will save thy children. And I will feed them that oppress Thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, … and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (Isa 49:24-26).
Indeed the Lord is set to do it again as at time of old. He is set to fight your battle and set you free against the will of your adversaries, just watch and see Him lie ambush, for the wicked shall perish before Him.
Beloved, what is troubling your soul and thinketh that the Lord has forgotten you? Thinketh thou not such evil for the Lord will never forget His own, not even you, His servant. For what His mouth has spoken will His hand perform.
Our God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. Hath He said, and will He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Num 23:19; Tit 1:2; Heb 6:8).
So whatever be it my dear beloved, He will not forget you:
“Thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be for gotten of me.” Isa. 44:21
Our Jehovah cannot so forget His servants as to cease to love them. He chose them not for a time, but for ever. He knew what they would be when He called them into the divine family. He blots out their sins like a cloud; and we may be sure that He will not turn them out of doors for iniquities which He has blotted out. It would be blasphemy to imagine such a thing.
He will not forget them so as to cease to think of them. One forgetful moment on the part of our God would be our ruin. Therefore He says: “Thou shalt not be forgotten of me.” Men forget us: those whom we have benefited turn against us: we have no abiding place in the fickle hearts of men; but God will never forget one of His true servants.
He binds Himself to us not by what we do for Him, but by what He has done for us. We have been loved too long, and bought at too great a price to be now forgotten. Jesus sees in us His soul’s travail, and that He never can forget. The Father sees in us the spouse of His Son, and the Spirit sees in us His own effectual work.
The Lord thinketh upon us. This day we shall be succored and sustained. Oh, that the Lord may never be forgotten of us!
Hear again what the sovereign Lord got to say concerning you:
“Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” Prov. 3:25, 26
When God is abroad in judgments, He would not have His people alarmed. He has not come forth to harm, but to defend the righteous.
He would have them manifest courage. We who enjoy the presence of God ought to display presence of mind. Since the Lord Himself may suddenly come, we ought not to be surprised at anything sudden. Serenity under the rush and roar of unexpected evils is a precious gift of divine love.
The Lord would have His chosen display discrimination, so that they may see that the desolation of the wicked is not a real calamity to the universe. Sin alone is evil; the punishment which follows thereupon is as a preserving salt to keep society from putrefying. We should be far more shocked at the sin which deserves hell, than at the hell which comes out of sin.
So, too, should the Lord’s people exhibit great quietness of spirit. Satan and his serpent seed are full of all subtlety; but those who walk with God shall not be taken in their deceitful snares.
Go on, believer in Jesus, and let the Lord be thy confidence.
And I hear a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to bone …lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and skin covered them above but there was no breath in them. I therefore prophesy unto the wind, as I was commanded and winds come from the four winds, O breath, and breath upon these slain that they may live. (Ezek 37:7-9).
Whatever is dead, dry like the bones in the valley without hope of living again, by the risen of this ministration as revealed by the Spirit of God is coming back to life. Bone to bone comes together and sinews is coving it up. All the deadness in your life is receiving life now in Jesus Name.
You don’t need to figure it out but like we wrote last week be sensitive to warning (Message on April 2, B part) and leading of the Lord. You see God working out your miracles for you.
Finally beloved believeth Thee that am able to do this? (Matt 9:28) if you do watch and see your enemies defected by your very eyes. The Lord will yet make you beautiful.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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