Hope! Hope in the Sovereignty of God.

Ezekiel 36: 24- 37

For better understanding, please read the whole of the chapter.

GodHopeStrength24 “For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!

33 ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’

37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord”.

Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you saved, washed by the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins? Is Jesus Lord over your life? Have you repented of all known and unknown sins in your life? Do you daily confess Jesus as Lord? Are you living by grace?

If no, ask Jesus into your life right now. Speak from your heart! Ask for forgiveness of your sins for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God( Romans 3:23). Christ came to forgive, save and sanctify( John 10:10). He is close by, talk to him right now, he hears the words from your heart that you haven’t even uttered.

If yes, then I want you to know that there is hope for you in whatever situation and crisis you might be right now. The passage above clearly stated that the Sovereign Lord himself will sprinkle clean water on you. and you will be clean. God will cleanse you of all unrighteousness and filth. God himself has washed you clean, sanctified you by the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and justified you( 1 Corinthians 6:11).

God is assuring you of total restoration and renewal. You will no longer suffer disgrace among foes, family and friends because of lack and insufficiency. He will do all this by Himself,you only need to believe, hold unto the promises in His word and put faith into action. God is working out a great and exceedingly great work on your behalf. He is raising every valley up , every mountains and hills made low, the rough ground is been leveled, the rugged places plain, the glory of the Lord is been revealed in your life, and all eyes shall see it together. The mouth of the Lord has spoken this and it shall come to pass (Isaiah 40:4-5)

Hope therefore in the Lord friends! What He has promised shall be fulfilled in your lifetime. No matter how far gone you think time has been wasted, remember He holds time in His hands. God will restore! Hope thou in the Lord. He is able. Mind you, God is not doing all this because of your self righteousness, no no, He is doing it because of His love for you and for the sake of His great name.

You will step out in victory over every works of wickedness and triumph over every evil by the power of the Most High God that lives in you through the Holy Spirit. 

Samson – The Anointed, Great, and Mighty.

Judges 16: 1- end.  The Story of Samson

Lean not on your own understanding.... Trust God.
Lean not on your own understanding…. Trust God.

God had spoken to his mother before his conception. God also revealed Himself to both parent, instructing them how to care for this anointed child. Samson was anointed from the womb, yet he grew up doing everything contrary to the commandments of God. Sexual immorality was his undoing. It cost Samson his eyes and life ultimately. He lost touch with the Holy Spirit of the living God that had been abiding in him even before he was born.

Samson did achieve the purpose for which he was born, which was to destroy the very fabric of the Philistines power and dominion over Israel – God’s own possession. He destroyed the Lord’s enemy – Israel’s cruel oppressor.

Oh Samson! Samson! He would have still destroyed Philistines power and rule over Israel and lived, had he not an insatiable desires for strange women.

You see, friends, there will always be something, issues, desires contending for our life and destiny. God has great, wonderful, and beautiful plan for His children. The wicked one also has plans to kill, steal and destroy. Therefore, there is conflict from within and without. Even after salvation, believers still struggle to stand in the Word in righteousness because of the demand of the flesh over the mind.

In the case of Samson, it was women – beautiful women. In our case, there are many – handsome men, power, money, anger, pride, greed, envy, gluttony, hatred, gossip, snitching, backbiting, loose tongue, controlling others free will by all means and so on. These can, and is capable of pushing us out of God’s plan and purpose for our existence.

Friends, will you join me in sober reflection, to identify the sins that easily befalls, and take it to God in prayer. Put a system in place by the Holy Spirit so that you will not trip – fall or fail in your walk in the Spirit. It is do-able friends, we have a great and loving advocate in Jesus Christ who is daily interceding for us (I John 2:1,John 14: 16 and 26). Ministering Spirits are released when we pray to God from our heart to help and assist us in this walk of destiny (Hebrew 1:14).

The bible says, without holiness no one shall see God (Hebrew 12:14). We have the Holy Spirit to help us, we have provision, we are not stranded, nor left as orphans to navigate the treacherous path of life. Let us therefore, hold unto our confession of faith, praying earnestly that we will not be deceived by the deceitfulness of  sin and the transient glitter of this present world.

Repent therefore and be cleansed, renewed, restored, rejuvenated, and elevated to a position from which you and I are able to offer acceptable sacrifice, service, worship, and praise to the Most High God, King Eternal, Only Wise God, All Sufficient and All Encompassing God world without end. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Rejoice In The Lord! I say rejoice.

Psalms 47

Rejoice in the Lord Oh ye people!
Rejoice in the Lord Oh ye people!

1 Clap your hands, all you nations;
shout to God with cries of joy.
2 For the Lord Most High is awesome,
the great King over all the earth.
3 He subdued nations under us,
peoples under our feet.
4 He chose our inheritance for us,
the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
5 God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
sing to him a psalm of praise.
8 God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on his holy throne.
9 The nobles of the nations assemble
as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
he is greatly exalted.

There’s no one like you Jesus

There’s no one like you

in all the earth

There’s no one like you

You do mighty things

You do glorious things

You’re a faithful God

Awesome is your name.

Courage! Limitless Access!

Joshua 17:1 – end

The tribe of Joseph – Ephraim and Manasseh got two slot- inheritance from the Lord unlike the remaining tribes of Israel.

boundless opportunityThey however, complained to Joshua that they need more land. Joshua asked them to clear more land in the forest as many as they want. In verse 17 & 18 Joshua said ” You are numerous and very powerful. You will have not only one allotment but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have chariots fitted with iron and though they are strong, you can drive them out.

Josephs descendants, though already favored requested for more and Joshua’s answer is insightful and encouraging.  Joshua basically said unlimited access to land is available – unlimited access to whatever you are craving for, as long as its in line with the Word of God and heaven’s plan for you. Unlimited provision is available, you just need courage to access it regardless of how the provision is packaged. You must be hungry and thirsty enough to embark on this daunting exposition – laying hold of destiny.

There is sweetness – juicy thirst quencher in coconut by the beach side but it has to be cracked open. To possess a land or anything whatsoever that is needful for life and godliness then, there is a need to know how to fight strategically to uproot every obstacle and threat  to God’s plan and purpose for your life.

You can uproot every enemy of progress within and without by the help of the Holy Spirit already at work within you. Within? Why not without? You have to and must be born again, accept the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior in order to have access to the Holy Spirit. Will you invite Jesus into your heart now friends?. The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth, strengthen and encourage you as you step out in faith to possess your possession.

Prayer:

Lord God Almighty, help us to trust you to work everything out for our good as we strategically and faithfully step toward, forward, and into your plan and purpose for our life’s in Jesus mighty name. Amen

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The Lord Will Fight Your Battles

God Fights For You! Hold Your Peace.

spiritual-warfare-prayerDeuteronomy 1:30
The Lord your God who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes

Deuteronomy 3:22
Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you

Are you enlisted in the Lord’s army? You are guaranteed to be a sign and a wonder. God will back you up with all resources in heaven and on earth. You will not lack ammunition – power to combat the forces of darkness. Your victory in battle is a sure thing – guaranteed. Selah

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