Let the living Praise the Lord, let the living Praise the Lord. Let the living Praise the Lord, let the living Praise. I will lift up His Name, higher, I will lift up Jesus higher, O Jehovah, Alpha Omega, I will lift up Jesus higher, O Jehovah, Alpha Omega, I will lift up Jesus higher.
What a Mighty God we serve. Heaven and earth adore Him, angels bow before Him what a Mighty God we serve. Thank You Father for the gift another day, blessed be thou Holy Name. Faithful is our God, who reign in Majesty. Glory be to You on high. We cannot thank you enough for Your goodness and faithfulness in our lives and situation. Blessed be Thy Holy Name forever.
Beloved, our God is good all the time; all the time out God is good. How was your prayer time yesterday? Hope you had an experienced visitation during your prayer time in the place yesterday. I know that every battle engage by the Lord is won already. Because He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise (Job 5:12).
Beloved, you are a winner in the Lord Jesus. Satan is barking in vain, concerning the issues of concern the Lord have settled it forever in Jesus Name.
Today is our faith clinic and the Lord is here with us to fulfil the His promises to this one man/ woman whose heart is trusting in Him alone. He is the owner of the whole world.
What test is coming your way? What are those challenges that is questioning your sonship in Christ? Is there sickness revenging your live? Is there oppression from the pit of hell weighing you down? The ends can no longer be met with your take home? Stagnation has taken a toll in your life?
Sometime those challenges are allow to test our real trust in God and believe we have in Christ Jesus. Satan will release his cohorts to press you at all corners but he that stands to the end wins the crown of life (Jas 1:12).
Are you will to win the crown? Some of the challenges also comes our way to purify us and make us pure to be use of God. Yes! Make us an instrument of honour in the hand of God.
We need to know the difference between temptation and testing from God. God do not tempt a man; Satan does. When God is testing you, He will also make available a way of escape for you but Satan tempt you and frustrate every manner of escape. The testing of the Lord at the end leads to victory and reward while Satan temptation destroy destiny.
God does not test you will evil, Satan does. Gen 4:3-5, 2Pet 2:9; Lk 4:13).
Let us therefore be able to know when temptation is comes our way and when the Lord is testing us for higher glory. Beloved when you merge strong at the of the test, the Lord will reward us and through us others will come to the Lord.
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Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness, so that He might humble you and test you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands.He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.—Deuteronomy 8:2–3
God allows us to suffer difficulties and hardships for a purpose. God led the children of Israel to wander through the wilderness for forty years in order to humble them and test them. When they refused to obey Him and enter the Promised Land, the Israelites revealed that they did not really know Him. If they had, they would have had more faith. God spent the next forty years testing the hearts of His people to see if they were prepared for His next assignment.
Testing reveals what is in your heart and produces a robust faith (James 1:3, 12). God allowed His people to hunger so they could experience His provision and develop a deeper level of trust in Him. As the people walked with God they came to understand that their lives depended upon His Word.
They learned that God’s Word was the most important thing they had. After depending on God for forty years while living in the desert, the people listened when God spoke, and they believed. When they finally entered the Promised Land and waged war against their enemies, the Israelites knew that God’s word meant life and death. They were prepared to listen to Him, and as a result He led them to an astounding victory.
Is God presently testing you in some area of your life? What has His testing revealed? Have you become bitter toward God because of where He has led you? Or have you come to trust Him more as a result of what you have gone through?
What is that situation you are going through? Is it revealing who you are or breaking you up? As overcomer there four characteristic that you must bear. Come and discover more below:
Circumstances Don’t Make Or Break A Man
“Circumstances don’t make or break a man… They simply reveal him.”
CIRCUMSTANCES: Are you surmounting yours or allowing them to get the best of you?
According to Psalm 84:5-7 the OVERCOMERS OF CIRCUMSTANCES have four characteristics:
- They draw their strength from God:
“How blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee… ” (Verse 5)
When you purchase a new automobile there are two ways to get it off the lot. Push it or drive it. Many Christians push their way through life, never tapping into the energy source that is rightfully theirs: Jesus.
- Their heart is 100% given over to God:
“In whose heart are the highways to Zion!” (Verse 5)
Here is a person with a single purpose: The highway to Zion. The highway to heaven. This is the pilgrim with blinders on, headed in one direction: Zion, his eternal home.
- They overcome and even change their difficult circumstances:
“Passing through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring, the early rain also covers it with blessings.” (Verse 6)
Baca is a place of weeping, sorrow, sterility and possibly death. In this barren environment these “OVERCOMERS OF CIRCUMSTANCES” “make it a spring” of water, a source of refreshment, a place of hope and beauty. Rather than being overwhelmed by their circumstances, they change them for good!
- They become stronger and stronger until they cross the finish line.
“They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion.” (Verse 7)
These OVERCOMERS OF CIRCUMSTANCES “gain new strength, (mounting) up with wings like eagles. They… run and not get tired… walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
And they all make it: “Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.” (Verse 7)
So, we have a choice: To live “under” the circumstances or rise above them.
What are your circumstances revealing about you? Are they making you or breaking you?
Did you read that, when you overcome that situation you will gain new strength, to run without getting tried and walk without fainting.
You have a choice really. Discover when the Lord is testing you and ask for grace to stand to the end. When you are being tested never give up but stand to end. Because only overcomers are rewarded. Greater lifting is for that man and woman that stands to the end. Praise the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu