A wasteland? A barren land? Backside of the desert? Is that what you think? Is that where you are at? Are you sure? Really!!!! Could it be your carnal mind perspective? Okay, it’s your unbelieving heart perspective! Is that better?
Well, heavens perspective is that you are at a place where your spirit is thriving! You are at a place where you can download from heavens freeway. You are at a place where you can hear the inaudible. You are at a place where you can see the invincible. You are at a place where God’s power and presence is made manifest in you. You are at a place where your five loaves of bread and two fishes are feeding thousands – Mark 6:30-44
Will you open your eyes and see!!! Your presence makes the wicked uncomfortable. Can’t you see? Your joy in the midst of storms is revealing the peace of God and the heart of the deceiver. You are having impact far and wide. Your seed offering is growing right where you are! You must employ all, you must be poured out! Exodus 4:21 The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go”.
Don’t you dare hold back! But, but enough of your excuses!!!. Aaron spoke for Moses! I am working this out for you, equipping you daily. Absolutely! Oh yes!
Do not be afraid, but be strong and courageous for I am with you! I will never leave nor forsake you. 2 Chronicles 32:7 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. 8 With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
You are seated and there is so much commotion. Imagine when you stand in your full stature in the capability of the Most High God to wage war against the hypocrisy of religion and the ills amongst my people!!! You are made for a time like this, remember Moses my servant, he had to go through the desert to be matured, Joseph had to go through the wilderness of unfairness from his brothers, slavery, wrong accusations, imprisonment in order to be able to take charge of the abundance of my provisions and protect my heritage.
Just know that everything you have experienced, are experiencing and will experience was, is, and will work for your good, preparing you for the purpose for which you were created. You needed to be strong dear, for you were too weak, too sentimental, doubtful, intolerant, temperamental and simple. You had to be toughen up, you have to be refined to be among the chosen few.
I am your strength and light, your great reward, your righteousness, your refiner, your glory and beauty. I am working in you to will and to act in order for my great pleasure to be fulfilled in you- Philippians 2:13! Hold nothing back my child! You must be poured out, so be bold knowing I am with you! Fear not! You are blessed and highly favored! Stay focused, I will help you!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
All I have, all that I am, I give to you Lord. You are the reason why I am living, you woke me up this morning and you started me on my way. You Lord are a merciful God.The broken and contrite heart you do not despise.
Thank you for forgiving me of unbelief and doubting you. How could I even doubt you that created the heavens and the earth? You set a parameter for the seas, you know the measure of the grain of sand in the sea shores and yet call me by name. Who am I? You know me and have called me the apple of your eyes, your priced possession. The seed of Abraham your friend. Wow!! ………. Speechless!
How can I thank you enough? How do I show my love and appreciation for your faithfulness? Awesome you are Lord from everlasting to everlasting. Majestic in holiness, always doing wonders! Be magnified Oh Lord, the ancient of days, immortal, invincible, the only wise God.
Your love and mercies abound Oh Lord to all who will come to you for they will not be cast out. Just as I was, I came and you embraced me with your tender mercies, your loving kindness restores my heart and hope. You gave sight to my eyes, hearing to my ears, you put a new song in my heart, a song to the God of my Salvation. My heart dance to your love song Lord, glory be to your Holy name.
Friends, will think about the goodness of God towards you, and all He has done for you. Will you release your soul to shout hallelujah, praise God for saving, preserving and upholding you by his righteous right arm.
What? What? You don’t have a clue? What is all this about? Friends, it is by the mercies of God that you are not consumed. No matter what you are going through, know this for sure it could be worst, had it not been for the Lord. Will you give your all to the Lord today? Stop striving with your maker, He loves you! Yield your heart to Jesus today, let Him carry your burdens for He is the burden bearer for the redeemed. Accept your need for a Savior, confess your sins and ask Jesus to come into your life today. Tomorrow may be too late. Today is the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in Him. Salvation is here today, in no other but Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Reach out to Him today for He cares for you! Yes He does.
May His peace be with you today and forever! Amen
Luke 1: 26 NIV In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.”29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Friends, Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ was favoured of God, hand picked and ordained before the foundation of the world was laid to bring forth the Lord Jesus into this world. Elizabeth was to bring forth John the baptist, Christ forerunner. Some of you reading this have been ordained to bring forth children that will grow up to be great apostles of the Lord. Men and women of stature in the Kingdom of God waiting to come forth from wombs of destiny. Some of you might have been waiting to conceive for years now. Some of you have been called barren and have gone through countless pain.
Birthing destiny is not an easy thing. As Mary and Elizabeth were favoured of God, you would expect that they will not have any heartaches right? Elizabeth waited so long, in our time she would have been made fun of. “Here she goes again, church all the time, loving and working for God with nothing to show for it”, right?. I don’t even understand Elizabeth and Zachariah any more, this priesthood thing has gotten into their heads that they are not bothered about leaving a legacy! some would have said.
Mary on the other hand was almost disgraced but for the quick intervention of the Lord. Matthew 1 :18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Friends, been favoured of God does not mean smooth riding through life. There will be bumps here and there, there will be storms to ride through like Jesus did. Those detours are for your good, it will work out and is working out for you already! Be rest assured however that the Lord will never leave nor forsake you when you go through storms, valleys and all sort. God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can take. He paid enormously for you to now leave you stranded. Jesus will come through for you always. Trust Him and lean on Him alone.
Just imagine Mary’s thought, knowing she has seen and heard from God and her experience in the community, everyone looking for that opportunity to throw at least a stone at her for her crime as the custom dictates. Many are looking for opportunity to call you names, stigmatize you, label you and all sort! Please don’t let it stick on you, shake it off, keep your head up and eyes focused on Jesus.
You are a blessed and highly favoured child of the Most High God. You are blessed beyond any and every form of reproach. You have been chosen, hand picked for a spectacular purpose. You need only to yield your life totally to the Master porter to mold you as He will. Live and walk in this confidence that there is greatness in you my friends. You are very important in the agenda of heaven. Bask in the love of God and be a channel of kindness to others. Be intentional in living for the Lord, for eternity.
Stay in Christ, He loves you!