What a Mighty God we serve, alleluia, what a Mighty God we serve, heaven and earth adore Thee angels bow before Him, what a Mighty God we serve.// I will sign unto the Lord cheerful song, I will Praise His Name for my God is good.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and for Your love for us. You are good and Your mercies is forever, alleluia. Eternal Rock of Ages we bow before Your Throne, we exalt You, we magnify your Holy Name. Thank You for the gift of a new week to all you have created us to become all You have made us to be. Glory be to You alone, be thou be exalted forever and ever in Jesus Name.

Beloved, greeting from the Throne of grace, how are doing? How was your weekend? Hope You are good? Praise be to God. We are here again to His glory to learn at His feet. Yes! To learn at His feet. Beloved, needless telling you that you are nothing aside God the maker of heaven and earth. He is Faithful, Everlasting is His Name. All power belong to Jesus.

We come with goodnews to you this day and I believe that after going through this ministration someone will jump on his/her feet and run as far as you can today because of what the Spirit of God will minister into your spirit man. You will never remain the same, you will move from one level of glory to another as you mediate therein.

Long suffering is one of the fruit of the Spirit a child of God must have. It is the nature of God towards His children. Sometimes you imagine why God is allowing some group of individuals to exist despite their wicked acts. It beats your imagination how a good God will allow men show do wickedness to others and sometimes which He should wipe them off the surface of the earth.

Beloved the long suffering of God must not be count as weakness for He made us and know what He wants to achieve at the end.

On the other hand as a believer you feels that God is unjust. He allows suffering into your life or someone you know and it seems there is no end to it. and you often wonder when the end will come. How long do you have to wait before your morning will come?

I have good news for you. Do you know that a thousand years is but a day before our God and a day just like a thousand year- one of the mysteries of God. (Ps 90:4; 2Pet 3:8).

In our topic for today we will encounter a discipline Father who rebuke his children so that they will not go to hell. Our heavenly Father will always discipline those He love. (Heb 12:6; 10, Ps 94:10).

Beloved, I don’t know where you are this day but you have the assurance that God will not contend with you forever. He will show mercy but He will not allow you to be destroyed by your ways of life that is not pleasing to Him.

God made in His image and the chief motive is for us the love and serve Him. But the heart of men are desperately wicked and God cannot take it any more therefore the good God will discipline and chastises you. Praise God! if you are believer and you are going through some stuff I what  to assure you that it is but for a while, God will not contend with you forever … let’s discover more:

             

“I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wrath: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.” Isa. 57:16

Our heavenly Father seeks our instruction, not our destruction. His contention with us has a kind intention toward us. He will not be always in arms against us. We think the Lord is long in His chastisements, but that is because we are short in our patience. His compassion endureth for ever, but not His contention.

The night may drag its weary length along, but it must in the end give place to cheerful day. As contention is only for a season, so the wrath which leads to it is Only for a small moment. The Lord loves His chosen too well to be always angry with them.

If He were to deal with us always as He does sometimes we should faint outright, and go down hopelessly to the gates of death. Courage, dear heart! the Lord will soon end His chiding. Bear up, for the Lord will bear you up, and bear you through. He who made you knows how frail you are, and how little you can bear.

He will handle tenderly that which He has fashioned so delicately. Therefore, be not afraid because of the painful present, for it hastens to a happy future. He that smote you will heal you; His little wrath shall be followed by great mercies.

Yes! he that smote you will heal you and his little wrath shall be followed by great mercies. This painful disposition is not for you only Jesus our model also went through it but He endured to end and was crown with crown of victory and now He seat at the right Hand of God the Father. He knew that the crown of glory awaits Him at the end but there is a price to pay and He patiently endured the cross, despises the shame (Heb 12:2).

Beloved let us look unto Jesus as well and do likewise. More discovering:

“It is enough for the disciple that he be as His Master.” Matthew 10:25

                                                   

No one will dispute this statement, for it would be unseemly for the servant to be exalted above his Master. When our Lord was on earth, what was the treatment He received? Were His claims acknowledged, His instructions followed, His perfections worshipped, by those whom He came to bless? No; “He was despised and rejected of men.” Outside the camp was His place: cross-bearing was His occupation.

Did the world yield Him solace and rest? “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head.” This inhospitable country afforded Him no shelter: it cast Him out and crucified Him. Such—if you are a follower of Jesus, and maintain a consistent, Christ-like walk and conversation—you must expect to be the lot of that part of your spiritual life which, in its outward development, comes under the observation of men. They will treat it as they treated the Saviour—they will despise it.

Dream not that worldlings will admire you, or that the more holy and the more Christ-like you are, the more peaceably people will act towards you. They prized not the polished gem, how should they value the jewel in the rough? “If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of His household?”

If we were more like Christ, we should be more hated by His enemies. It were a sad dishonour to a child of God to be the world’s favourite. It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout “Well done” to the Christian man. He may begin to look to his character, and wonder whether he has not been doing wrong, when the unrighteous give him their approbation.

Let us be true to our Master, and have no friendship with a blind and base world which scorns and rejects Him. Far be it from us to seek a crown of honour where our Lord found a coronet of thorn.

I believe someone is blessed. I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit and He ministered Wisdom to me and since I started living that way it was a lot easy to overlook certain things that use to be very irritating to me. Beloved, you have read it “It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout “Well done” to the Christian man.” you also read that “. It were a sad dishonour to a child of God to be the world’s favorite.”

This is wisdom for as many as are going through some displeasure moments in life. Do not be deceive even if it happening in the house of God, satan has planted his agents there and never be discourage by the action at the end the Lord will said to them you call with your lids but your heart is far from me.

Cheer up you down cast believer and look unto Jesus the author and finisher of your faith. Him alone will deliver your Greater Glory no Satan can stop Him remember He is the Head of all principality, get up and poise for your strange happenings and blessings as promised us by our Father. Praise God!

Don’t forget your High Praise as instructed us as a spiritual weapon for onslaught of evil around you.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.