God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
Father, we are grateful for Your guidance in the first half of the year and we are confident that the remaining half of the year shall be blessed by You. Amen! Praise God.
By the special grace of God, we welcome you into the new month, our month of “Signs and Wonders” (Isa 8:18). The Lord is set to make a you a Sign and a Wonder to all around you. are excited? Glory to His Name.
It does not matter what is happening now, it does not matter where you are now, remember with His outstretched hand He made heaven and earth and nothing is too difficult for Him to do. So don’t be concerned about what is happening presently, had He said that He will make you a sign; wait patiently for it and move only as you are lead by the Holy Spirit, you will surely testify in Jesus name. Let’s consider the message below and see that His thought and ways are higher than your thought and ways. The foolishness of God is wiser than men and the weakness of God is stronger than men (1Cor 1:25)
“Ah Lord God, behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” Jeremiah 32:17
At the very time when the Chaldeans surrounded Jerusalem, and when the sword, famine and pestilence had desolated the land, Jeremiah was commanded by God to purchase a field, and have the deed of transfer legally sealed and witnessed. This was a strange purchase for a rational man to make.
Prudence could not justify it, for it was buying with scarcely a probability that the person purchasing could ever enjoy the possession. But it was enough for Jeremiah that his God had bidden him, for well he knew that God will be justified of all His children.
He reasoned thus: “Ah, Lord God! Thou canst make this plot of ground of use to me; Thou canst rid this land of these oppressors; Thou canst make me yet sit under my vine and my fig-tree in the heritage which I have bought; for Thou didst make the heavens and the earth, and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” This gave a majesty to the early saints, that they dared to do at God’s command things which carnal reason would condemn.
Whether it be a Noah who is to build a ship on dry land, an Abraham who is to offer up his only son, or a Moses who is to despise the treasures of Egypt, or a Joshua who is to besiege Jericho seven days, using no weapons but the blasts of rams’ horns, they all act upon God’s command, contrary to the dictates of carnal reason; and the Lord gives them a rich reward as the result of their obedient faith.
Would to God we had in the religion of these modern times a more potent infusion of this heroic faith in God. If we would venture more upon the naked promise of God, we should enter a world of wonders to which as yet we are strangers.
Let Jeremiah’s place of confidence be ours—nothing is too hard for the God that created the heavens and the earth.
Dear reader, what is that the Lord is bidding you to do though it seem foolish, is not justify by your carnal mind never worry; had He asked you to do it; go ahead for He will let you down (Num 23:19).
For your God is a covenant keeping God, He does not look at your deeds but He looks at His Promises to us. God does not deal with you based on your worthiness but on the merit of His son Jesus Christ. He looks back when we first gave our life to Him then forward. Read further:
“Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” Ezek. 16:60
Notwithstanding our sins the Lord is still faithful in His love to us.
He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of ours when He took us into covenant with Himself, and we gave ourselves over to Him. Happy days those! The Lord does not twit us with them, and charge us with being insincere. No, He looks rather to His covenant with us than to our covenant with Him. There was no hypocrisy in that sacred compact, on His part, at any rate. How gracious is the Lord thus to look back in love!
He looks forward also. He is resolved that the covenant shall not fail. If we do not stand to it, He does. He solemnly declares, “I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” He has no mind to draw back from His promises. Blessed be His name, He sees the sacred seal, “the blood of the everlasting covenant,” and He remembers our Surety, in whom He ratified that covenant, even His own dear Son; and therefore He rests in His covenant engagements. ‘He abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself.”
O Lord, lay this precious word upon my heart, and help me to feed upon it all this day!
Once again you are welcome to your month of “Signs and Wonders”. Be ready for the Holy encounter that will make you shout whoop at the end. Put on your seat belt and be ready for the ride.
Remain blessed in the Lord.