O Lord, am very grateful unto You for all You have done for me. How Excellent, how Mighty You are. I lift You up, I exalt Your Holy Name, I bow before Your Majesty, O Lord! Thank You Father for indeed You are a great God.
Beloved, you are welcome to the last week in the month of February, a week of “greater exploit”. Beloved, I implore you to be sensitive to the move of Spirit of God in your home, career, business, ministry and your life. Something good is dropping your way in Jesus Name.
The Lord said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Are you are in a difficult situation now and it appear meaningless all this long waiting, praying and it seem as if nothing is happening, hear me child of God; He will never leave thee nor forsake thee.
Peradventure, you are deep neck in that challenge that is making your head bow down in shame or you are at the verge of giving up on God, will you like the three Hebrew children say, “Our God is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto Thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up” Dan 3:17-18 (KJV). Come along let read more of this great promise:
“I will never leave thee.” Hebrews 13:5
No promise is of private interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one saint, He has said to all. When He opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When He openeth a granary- door to give out food, there may be some one starving man who is the occasion of its being opened, but all hungry saints may come and feed too.
Whether He gave the word to Abraham or to Moses, matters not, O believer; He has given it to thee as one of the covenanted seed. There is not a high blessing too lofty for thee, nor a wide mercy too extensive for thee. Lift up now thine eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, for all this is thine. Climb to Pisgah’s top, and view the utmost limit of the divine promise, for the land is all thine own.
There is not a brook of living water of which thou mayst not drink. If the land floweth with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are thine. Be thou bold to believe, for He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” In this promise, God gives to His people everything. “I will never leave thee.” Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us.
Is He mighty? He will show Himself strong on the behalf of them that trust Him. Is He love? Then with lovingkindness will He have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side. To put everything in one, there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing at the resurrection-morning, nothing in heaven which is not contained in this text—”I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Are you still weighed down by that situation or you not convince of the Lord promises to you. I pray you be clothed with strength of the Lord now. Remember, He promised to be our strength in our weakness. With this strength you will overcome the enemies of your life like the Saints of the old did:
“His bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Genesis 49:24
That strength which God gives to His Josephs is real strength; it is not a boasted valour, a fiction, a thing of which men talk, but which ends in smoke; it is true—divine strength. Why does Joseph stand against temptation? Because God gives him aid.
There is nought that we can do without the power of God. All true strength comes from “the mighty God of Jacob.” Notice in what a blessedly familiar way God gives this strength to Joseph—”The arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Thus God is represented as putting His hands on Joseph’s hands, placing His arms on Joseph’s arms. Like as a father teaches his children, so the Lord teaches them that fear Him. He puts His arms upon them.
Marvellous condescension! God Almighty, Eternal, Omnipotent, stoops from His throne and lays His hand upon the child’s hand, stretching His arm upon the arm of Joseph, that he may be made strong! This strength was also covenant strength, for it is ascribed to “the mighty God of Jacob.” Now, wherever you read of the God of Jacob in the Bible, you should remember the covenant with Jacob. Christians love to think of God’s covenant. All the power, all the grace, all the blessings, all the mercies, all the comforts, all the things we have, flow to us from the well-head, through the covenant. If there were no covenant, then we should fail indeed; for all grace proceeds from it, as light and heat from the sun.
No angels ascend or descend, save upon that ladder which Jacob saw, at the top of which stood a covenant God. Christian, it may be that the archers have sorely grieved you, and shot at you, and wounded you, but still your bow abides in strength; be sure, then, to ascribe all the glory to Jacob’s God.
Child of God, this week, I see you operating in Divine Strength to achieve your Divine Greatness. I see you rising and taking your peace, the enemy has stolen. Your health the enemy has troubled. I see that rebellious child walk back home. I see your business, your career, your ministry turning – around for good in Jesus Name. I see the grave open and all the good things buried by the enemy which the Lord has destined for you rising coming out from the grave and I see you are possessing your possession. I see that home experiencing the touch of God. I see a new YOU emerging in Jesus Name. Glory be to God in the highest.
Never give up! My dear, He will surely be thy Helper, if thou will allow Him. Go in the strength of the Lord and conquer the kingdom of the Satan, your great enemy. Amen.
Remain blessed in Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu