O! Lord my God, how wonderful Thou are. Great is Thou Faithfulness, You redeemed me from destruction by Thy Mighty Hands. When the enemy came like a flood; You raised a standard against it and You gave me victory. Praise be Your Holy Name.
Beloved, the Lord will grant you victory on His own terms not yours and will surly deliver you from spiritual death, all to His own glory. Amen!:
“But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.” Hosea 1:7
Precious word! Jehovah Himself will deliver His people in the greatness of His mercy, but He will not do it by the ordinary means. Men are slow to render to God the glory due unto His name. If they go to battle with sword and bow, and win the victory, they ought to praise their God; yet they do not, but begin to magnify their own right arm, and glory in their horses and horsemen. For this reason our Jehovah often determines to save His people without second means, that all the honor may be to Himself alone.
Look, then, my heart, to the Lord alone, and not to man. Expect to see God all the more clearly when there is no one else to look to. If I have no friend, no adviser, no one at my back, let me be none the less confident if I can feel that the Lord Himself is on my side; yea, let me be glad if He gives victory without battle, as the text seems to imply.
Why do I ask for horses and horsemen if Jehovah Himself has mercy upon me, and lifts up His arm for my defense? Why need I bow or sword if God will save? Let me trust, and not be afraid, from this day forth and for evermore. Amen.
I will live and not die when God say so to my soul, everything dead in me gone when God gives the command even the dry bone will raise again. Do you believe that there is going to be a turnaround in that situation? Believe and doubt not for God Himself will perform it. Come along:
“And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves Ezek. 37:13
Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the Lord in such a resurrection. This is the greatest and most remarkable of all changes that a man can undergo -to be brought out of the grave of spiritual death, and made to rejoice in the light and liberty of spiritual life. None could work this but the living God, the Lord and giver of life.
Ah me! How well do I remember when I was lying in the valley full of dry bones, as dry as any of them! Blessed was the day when free and sovereign grace sent the man of God to prophesy upon me! Glory be to God for the stirring which that word of faith caused among the dry bones. More blessed still was that heavenly breath from the four winds which made me live!
Now know I the quickening Spirit of the ever-living Jehovah. Truly Jehovah is the living God, for He made me live. My new life even in its pinings and sorrowings is clear proof to me that the Lord can kill and make alive. He is the only God. He is all that is great, gracious, and glorious, and my quickened soul adores Him as the great I AM.
All glory be unto His sacred name! As long as I live I will praise Him. Is that your confession my beloved?
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu