How Excellent is Your Name, how Wonderful, You are Gracious God. Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with Your Might. Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea. For strangers are attacking me; violent people are trying to kill me. They care nothing for God. But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive! May the evil plans of my enemies be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them. I will sacrifice a voluntary offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good. For you have rescued me from my troubles and helped me to triumph over my enemies. Ps 54:1-7 (NLT)
Beloved, is praying day! is praying time!! Are you ready? Received strength in Jesus Name. Amen! In our edition for today, we have to bring before God the prophetic theme of the month “our month of BLESSEDNESS”. Whatsoever you regard as blessing to your life, spouse, children, career, ministry, etc. bring it before God and see His hands working on your behalf.
God’s blessing on an individual affects even generation yet unborn. Let us consider few people in the bible that enjoyed these generational blessings, Abrahamic blessing – Isaac inherited it that even when there was famine in the land, he sowed and reaped hundred folds. Jacob was blessed when his name was changed from Jacob to Israel and generation after him became God’s own people. What about Joseph when God gave in the grace to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, he became Egyptian Prime Minister from prison that saved His brothers from being obliterate when famine attacked the land and they lived in Egypt long after he was dead.
Daniel is another man that enjoyed God’s blessing, another dream interpretation and wisdom enthroned him to work with many kings in his time. God’s blessings located Bathsheba and placed her son, Solomon as king after David’s reign as against her mates, who by birth right and otherwise would have inherited the throne.
Phinehas whose zeal for God earned him and his descendant special covenant of peace and permanent right to priesthood Num 25:11 (NLT)
Someone is catching something now, understanding is coming more than before. Now can you go to God in prayer and being to plead for His blessing upon yourself, your spouse, your children, the works of your hand and your ministry. Invoke God’s blessings upon them and they will never be the same.
Go to him in prayer my beloved and remind Him of all His promises to you (Deut 28:3):
“And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good.” Gen. 32:12
This is the sure way of prevailing with the Lord in prayer. We may humbly remind Him of what He has said. Our faithful God will never run back from His word, nor will He leave it unfulfilled; yet He loves to be enquired of by His people, and put in mind of His promise. This is refreshing to their memories, reviving to their faith, and renewing to their hope. God’s Word is given, not for His sake, but for ours. His purposes are settled, and He needs nothing to bind Him to His design of doing His people good; but He gives the promise for our strengthening and comfort. Hence He wishes us to plead it, and say to Him, “Thou saidst.””I will surely do thee good” is just the essence of all the Lord’s gracious sayings.
Lay a special stress on the word “surely.” He will do us good, real good, lasting good, only good, every good. He will make us good, and this is to do us good in the very highest degree. He will treat us as He does his saints while we are here, and that is good. He will soon take us to be with Jesus and all His chosen, and that is supremely good. With this promise in our hearts we need not fear angry Esau, nor anyone else. If the Lord will do us good, who can do us hurt?
To partake of the above promises we must hold strong to our faith in Christ Jesus. The devil and his agents and principalities will venture to challenge you. Never mind, hold on to Jesus for He is the head of all principality and power (Col 2:10):
“Continue in the faith.” Acts 14:22
Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, “Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must maintain me.” So, under God, dear brother in the Lord, conquest has made you what you are, and conquest must sustain you. Your motto must be, “Excelsior.” He only is a true conqueror, and shall be crowned at the last, who continueth till war’s trumpet is blown no more.
Perseverance is, therefore, the target of all our spiritual enemies. The world does not object to your being a Christian for a time, if she can but tempt you to cease your pilgrimage, and settle down to buy and sell with her in Vanity Fair.
The flesh will seek to ensnare you, and to prevent your pressing on to glory. “It is weary work being a pilgrim; come, give it up. Am I always to be mortified? Am I never to be indulged? Give me at least a furlough from this constant warfare.”
Satan will make many a fierce attack on your perseverance; it will be the mark for all his arrows. He will strive to hinder you in service: he will insinuate that you are doing no good; and that you want rest. He will endeavour to make you weary of suffering, he will whisper, “Curse God, and die.” Or he will attack your steadfastness: “What is the good of being so zealous? Be quiet like the rest; sleep as do others, and let your lamp go out as the other virgins do.”
Or he will assail your doctrinal sentiments: “Why do you hold to these denominational creeds? Sensible men are getting more liberal; they are removing the old landmarks: fall in with the times.”
Wear your shield, Christian, therefore, close upon your armour, and cry mightily unto God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.
May you and I receive strength to persevere in our life, in work life in Jesus Name. Amen!
Remain in blessed in Lord.