All power, all honour, adoration to You. Holy Father, we worship you. Blessed Jesus; My savior. Holy Spirit, we welcome you today in our midst. We cannot do without You and let Jesus reign in our lives and situations in Jesus Name.
What a glorious day to behold again the beauty of the Lord Jesus in the midst of His people. Too Wonderful to talk about, too Awesome to behold. What a powerful Father we have.
Beloved, I want you to release yourself before Him, see Him with your inner mind, reverence Him, and bless His Holy Name.
I see you engulf in His presence, I see Jesus touching You and blessing you today. I see Him saying to you it is finish! Praise the Lord somebody! Whatever be of issue of concern to you, the Lord is visiting you and He is taking care of it NOW!
In that trials, He is it with you. The moment of indispositions, He is by your side and whispering it is well; what about that report that is shaking your destiny, the Lord said, Am taking it over from you; just hand it over to Me.
The truth is that we are promised a trial or sickness free world but God has made a very provision to help us out of each of them as you will see in the passage below, also in Isa 43:1-3 read the wonderful promise in your bible.
The good news is that we have a good God, Who is Mightier and Greater than all you can ever encounter. Read more:
“We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22
God’s people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when He chose His people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly joy.
Freedom from sickness and the pains of mortality was never promised them; but when their Lord drew up the charter of privileges, He included chastisements amongst the things to which they should inevitably be heirs.
Trials are a part of our lot; they were predestinated for us in Christ’s last legacy. So surely as the stars are fashioned by his hands, and their orbits fixed by Him, so surely are our trials allotted to us: He has ordained their season and their place, their intensity and the effect they shall have upon us.
Good men must never expect to escape troubles; if they do, they will be disappointed, for none of their predecessors have been without them. Mark the patience of Job; remember Abraham, for he had his trials, and by his faith under them, he became the “Father of the faithful.” Note well the biographies of all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and you shall discover none of those whom God made vessels of mercy, who were not made to pass through the fire of affliction.
It is ordained of old that the cross of trouble should be engraved on every vessel of mercy, as the royal mark whereby the King’s vessels of honour are distinguished. But although tribulation is thus the path of God’s children, they have the comfort of knowing that their Master has traversed it before them; they have His presence and sympathy to cheer them, His grace to support them, and His example to teach them how to endure; and when they reach “the kingdom,” it will more than make amends for the “much tribulation” through which they passed to enter it.
Satan, the chief mischief knew this truth, so he invaded the world with lies. Promising us “ease” in all aspect of life, thereby luring people away from the kingdom of God and leading them to the broad road of destruction. Many had fallen to this trick and had been led away to destruction. They will never come back to tell us, many are still trooping down the way daily.
That is where you and I have a work to do. Rescue them that are perishing, rescue them from hell. Beloved, we need to depopulate hell and populate the kingdom of our God the Most High. By any means the Lord made available to us.
The kingdom of darkness budget and invest heavily in the things that distract people from the God’s kingdom. The entertainments, Hi- tech technology etc, many of our youths are captured in amass. Child of God, what are doing? How are you helping to spread the good news? Are you part of any mission assignment? Are you mentoring anybody, family for Christ? What will you tell God when He comes asking you about what you did with all the wealth He entrusted in your control.
Building mansion on earth that you will leave behind when you die, you can never go with it. In fact before your interment, those you left behind are fighting for possessions and who knows where you are heading to after all the accumulations with no time to care for your soul.
Let us invest in what have eternal value my beloved. Help those in need, pay bills where you can, put food on the table of the poor around you, show hospitality to someone in need, this way you are investing into your eternal life.
Ever know what a depressed spirit can cause. Come with me as we consider the message below. How a depressed soul suffer and agonizes. Thank God for Jesus, for us “it is finish” and in the power of His Might; we are rescued:
“She called his name Ben-oni (son of sorrow), but his father called him Benjamin (son of my right hand).” Genesis 35:18
To every matter there is a bright as well as a dark side. Rachel was overwhelmed with the sorrow of her own travail and death; Jacob, though weeping the mother’s loss, could see the mercy of the child’s birth. It is well for us if, while the flesh mourns over trials, our faith triumphs in divine faithfulness.
Samson’s lion yielded honey, and so will our adversities, if rightly considered. The stormy sea feeds multitudes with its fishes; the wild wood blooms with beauteous flowerets; the stormy wind sweeps away the pestilence, and the biting frost loosens the soil. Dark clouds distil bright drops, and black earth grows gay flowers. A vein of good is to be found in every mine of evil.
Sad hearts have peculiar skill in discovering the most disadvantageous point of view from which to gaze upon a trial; if there were only one slough in the world, they would soon be up to their necks in it, and if there were only one lion in the desert they would hear it roar. About us all there is a tinge of this wretched folly, and we are apt, at times, like Jacob, to cry, “All these things are against me.”
Faith’s way of walking is to cast all care upon the Lord, and then to anticipate good results from the worst calamities. Like Gideon’s men, she does not fret over the broken pitcher, but rejoices that the lamp blazes forth the more. Out of the rough oyster-shell of difficulty she extracts the rare pearl of honour, and from the deep ocean-caves of distress she uplifts the priceless coral of experience.
When her flood of prosperity ebbs, she finds treasures hid in the sands; and when her sun of delight goes down, she turns her telescope of hope to the starry promises of heaven. When death itself appears, faith points to the light of resurrection beyond the grave, thus making our dying Benoni to be our living Benjamin.
Let us trust God in our tribulations and He will make a way for us. Let’s also strategies on how to be of help to promote kingdom projects all around you. Standing in front of your house, you will see many to help. You don’t need to go far, right there in the front of your house. Encourage someone to keep running this race. Teach or support a trade, secure a job for someone. Give scholarship were you can afford it. Change school uniforms/house wears, buy good sandals, books for children within your community/church. We can afford it and it will impart lives and destinies, you never can tell like Esther, that might be why you are there as such a time like this.
Enough of testimonies that do not impart other people’s lives. I will like to hear people share testimonies of what God is doing for then and what project and lives they have also imparted as a result, you will see God smiling from heaven and you don’t need to struggle to be blessed because God will trust you with His resources. Praise the Lord somebody!
That way there will be many Jesus’s all around us. See you next week by God’s grace and always operate in His Presence.
Remain blessed in the Lord.