Excellent Jehovah, Wonderful Jehovah, there is no one greater than Jehovah love Divine.// You are a mighty God, the Great I AM, alleluia, alueluia 2x.
Father, we declare that we love Thee, we declare an everlasting love for You. Thank You for the blessings of the day You have planned for us. Thank You for upholding us and helping us to be all You have made us to be. Thank You Lord.
Beloved, today is the day, amen, the day of the Lord, Amen! Are you rejoicing in God’s presence? I am rejoicing that Jesus conquered the world. Thank God for His Faithfulness never end. In God there is fullness of joy.
Are you willing to dominate all that is hitherto dominating with the patience exhibited in Jesus Christ? Being patience in face of a trouble situation takes only the grace of God. When God is saying “Patience’, what is He actually saying to you?
I want to believe that the answer to the question above is that God is saying “wait” beloved do you know that sitting is resting? Put in another way, waiting can be sitting and sitting involves resting.
Let read Eph 2:4-6 “… and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.”
The above passage suggest that you and I are seated in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus. This statement was made after Christ resurrected from the dead and His ascension into heaven. Jesus is seated at the right hand of His Father. Do you know what people do when they sit? They rest. Therefore, to be seated in the heavenly places with Jesus is to enter to “inner rest.” While Jesus is waiting for His Father to make His enemies to be made a footstool for His feet.
Beloved, we rest while we wait on God. Isa 40:31 teaches us that waiting on God is expecting, looking for and hoping in Him. It is spending time with Him in the Word and in His presence. We don’t worry while we wait on God. We don’t get frustrated while we wait on God. We don’t get upset while we wait on God. We rest.
Therefore, going forward, each time you get nervous and upset, anxious or worried, you just need to tell yourself, “sit down” that does not mean just your physical body, it also means your soul-your mind, will and emotion. It is important to let our entire being rest.
Beloved in the last book of the bible, you know who wins the war, so if you are struggling, take a seat and rest. The promise of God’s peace is not made to those who work and struggle in their own strength but to those who sit and rest in Christ Jesus- and stay in their spiritual seat instead of jumping up every few minutes and getting out of rest.
Beloved, to be patient is to wait on God. Our job is to enter into the rest of God and I believe that while you are resting, God is working (Heb 4:10-11).
You may not like where you are presently, but God has a divine purpose for everything that comes your way. All you need do is to patiently wait on Him and see Him work out your salvation as He has promised. Let go into the day’s teaching:
“The evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5
Was it so even in the beginning? Did light and darkness divide the realm of time in the first day? Then little wonder is it if I have also changes in my circumstances from the sunshine of prosperity to the midnight of adversity. It will not always be the blaze of noon even in my soul concerns, I must expect at seasons to mourn the absence of my former joys, and seek my Beloved in the night.
Nor am I alone in this, for all the Lord’s beloved ones have had to sing the mingled song of judgment and of mercy, of trial and deliverance, of mourning and of delight. It is one of the arrangements of Divine providence that day and night shall not cease either in the spiritual or natural creation till we reach the land of which it is written, “there is no night there.” What our heavenly Father ordains is wise and good.
What, then, my soul, is it best for thee to do? Learn first to be content with this divine order, and be willing, with Job, to receive evil from the hand of the Lord as well as good. Study next, to make the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice. Praise the Lord for the sun of joy when it rises, and for the gloom of evening as it falls. There is beauty both in sunrise and sunset, sing of it, and glorify the Lord. Like the nightingale, pour forth thy notes at all hours.
Believe that the night is as useful as the day. The dews of grace fall heavily in the night of sorrow. The stars of promise shine forth gloriously amid the darkness of grief. Continue thy service under all changes. If in the day thy watchword be labour, at night exchange it for watch.
Every hour has its duty, do thou continue in thy calling as the Lord’s servant until He shall suddenly appear in His glory. My soul, thine evening of old age and death is drawing near, dread it not, for it is part of the day; and the Lord has said, “I will cover him all the day long.”
He will not allow any evil to befall you while you are waiting. He will watch over you to protect you from all the assaults of the devil. As you obey the voice of the Lord to patiently wait on Him. He will make your wilderness like Eden.
“He will make her wilderness like Eden.” Isaiah 51:3
Methinks, I see in vision a howling wilderness, a great and terrible desert, like to the Sahara. I perceive nothing in it to relieve the eye, all around I am wearied with a vision of hot and arid sand, strewn with ten thousand bleaching skeletons of wretched men who have expired in anguish, having lost their way in the pitiless waste.
What an appalling sight! How horrible! a sea of sand without a bound, and without an oasis, a cheerless graveyard for a race forlorn! But behold and wonder! Upon a sudden, upspringing from the scorching sand I see a plant of renown; and as it grows it buds, the bud expands—it is a rose, and at its side a lily bows its modest head; and, miracle of miracles!
As the fragrance of those flowers is diffused the wilderness is transformed into a fruitful field, and all around it blossoms exceedingly, the glory of Lebanon is given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon. Call it not Sahara, call it Paradise. Speak not of it any longer as the valley of deathshade, for where the skeletons lay bleaching in the sun, behold a resurrection is proclaimed, and up spring the dead, a mighty army, full of life immortal.
Jesus is that plant of renown, and His presence makes all things new. Nor is the wonder less in each individual’s salvation. Yonder I behold you, dear reader, cast out, an infant, unswathed, unwashed, defiled with your own blood, left to be food for beasts of prey. But lo, a jewel has been thrown into your bosom by a divine hand, and for its sake you have been pitied and tended by divine providence, you are washed and cleansed from your defilement, you are adopted into heaven’s family, the fair seal of love is upon your forehead, and the ring of faithfulness is on your hand—you are now a prince unto God, though once an orphan, cast away.
O prize exceedingly the matchless power and grace which changes deserts into gardens, and makes the barren heart to sing for joy.
Beloved, do you believe what you have just read? In whatever wilderness of life you found yourself today, be hopeful, The Lord will turn your wilderness to Eden. Remember again that while you are resting, God is working. Therefore wait until He make your enemies to be under your footstool.
Beloved, do not worry, God will yet announce you but that will be after He has fought and won the battle for you. Will you be Patient as He is instructing you to be?
This week is declared blessed. Go and be fruitful. Arise and shine for the Lord Your God is making you a masterpiece only patiently wait on Him.
Remain blessed in the Lord.