Everybody testify You are good, You are good Jehovah You are good. Everybody testify You are good, You are good Jehovah You are good.// You are miracle working God, You are a miracle working God, You the Alpha and Omega You are a miracle working God.
Father, we Thank You we bless Your Holy Name, we adore You, for You are Great. Thank You for another blessed day before us, glory be to Your Name on high. Faithful Redeemer, we Thank You, we blessed Your Name. Thank You, and Thank You forever more. Thank You for answers to prayers. You are a miracle working God. Thank You Lord for defecting our enemies and healing our diseases, saving the lost and restoring all that the enemy has stolen from Your children. You are Great Lord.
Beloved, we serve a God that answers prayers. Our Father is the owner of the world. He created the world and all that is in it. Therefore nothing happens without His knowledge, neither will anything happen without His permission. The enemy and cohorts might be plotting against us but God who knows the end from the beginning will truncate their plans.
When baby Jesus was to be born, Satan was so vex that he never wanted to be born as prophesied by the holy prophets from the Old Testament that a child shall be born of David house in Bethlehem. When the time of delivery was near, Joseph the house of Mary could not find a place for her wife because of the census ordered by the Emperor Augustus but God went ahead of devil and provided a place for Christ in the manger. Seeing that plans had failed.
King Herod was furious that there is going to be another king as side Him, He ordered that every child in his province from age 2 to new born be put to sword. Do you remember what happened? God made a way of escape by sending an angel ahead to joseph who escape with Mary and the baby Jesus.
Beloved, is not just you and I that Satan is fighting to frustrate, or to slow us down, or get us disappointed or failure. That has been his work from the foundation of the world.
But I have goodnews for you. God has finish every work concerning you before you were born. All you need do is to ask God to give you the wisdom to walk in His plan concerning you.
The more assuraing promise of God concerning us was boldly written in Ps 23:4,5 – Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:… it means that God walks ahead of you and I in all circumstances of life.
Our safety is guaranteed our food and water is assured.
Let your faith be up while fear be let down as you will pass through but You will not be engulf.
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isa. 43:2
Bridge there is none: we must go through the waters, and feel the rush of the rivers. The presence of God in the flood is better than a ferry-boat. Tried we must be, but triumphant we shall be; for Jehovah Himself, who is mightier than many waters, shall be with us. Whenever else He may be away from His people, the Lord will surely be with them in difficulties and dangers. The sorrows of life may rise to an extraordinary height, but the Lord is equal to every occasion.
The enemies of God can put in our way dangers of their own making, namely, persecutions and cruel mockings, which are like a burning fiery furnace. What then? We shall walk through the fires. God being with us, we shall not be burned; nay, not even the smell of fire shall remain upon us.
Oh, the wonderful security of the heaven-born and heaven-bound pilgrim! Floods cannot drown him, nor fires burn him. Thy presence, O Lord, is the protection of thy saints from the varied perils of the road. Behold, in faith I commit myself unto thee, and my spirit enters into rest.
This text commemorate with the story of the three Hebrew boys who opted to be thrown into fire other than worship the image made by the king Nebuchadnezzar, God came into the fire with them and the past through and was not consumed. The brought glory to God because that brought the king to set up another decree that only the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego all over the kingdom.
The Lord will always provide for every of our need including the destruction of our enemies as we will learn from the next ministration:
“And the Lord shewed me four carpenters.” Zechariah 1:20
In the vision described in this chapter, the prophet saw four terrible horns. They were pushing this way and that way, dashing down the strongest and the mightiest; and the prophet asked, “What are these?” The answer was, “These are the horns which have scattered Israel.” He saw before him a representation of those powers which had oppressed the church of God.
There were four horns; for the church is attacked from all quarters. Well might the prophet have felt dismayed; but on a sudden there appeared before him four carpenters. He asked, “What shall these do?” These are the men whom God hath found to break those horns in pieces. God will always find men for His work, and He will find them at the right time.
The prophet did not see the carpenters first, when there was nothing to do, but first the “horns,” and then the “carpenters.” Moreover, the Lord finds enough men. He did not find three carpenters, but four; there were four horns, and there must be four workmen. God finds the right men; not four men with pens to write; not four architects to draw plans; but four carpenters to do rough work.
Rest assured, you who tremble for the ark of God, that when the “horns” grow troublesome, the “carpenters” will be found. You need not fret concerning the weakness of the church of God at any moment; there may be growing up in obscurity the valiant reformer who will shake the nations: Chrysostoms may come forth from our Ragged Schools, and Augustines from the thickest darkness of London’s poverty.
The Lord knows where to find His servants. He hath in ambush a multitude of mighty men, and at His word they shall start up to the battle; “for the battle is the Lord’s,” and He shall get to Himself the victory.
Let us abide faithful to Christ, and He, in the right time, will raise up for us a defence, whether it be in the day of our personal need, or in the season of peril to His Church.
May God increase our faith to believe everything He concerning you and may we be patient enough to walk in His plan concerning you.
Beloved, believe God and it is well with you.
Remain blessed in the Lord.