The Sovereign God!

Genesis 38 tells the story of Judah and Tamar. The wickedness of Er and Onan and their subsequent death. The Lord Himself put them to death.  How Tamar must have been ridiculed by those without discernment. Two husbands and she couldn’t conceive and bring forth a child.  Accursed woman some would say!  I can just imagine Tamar in todays world. The snickering, gossips and label that would have been slapped on her by the “iya yards”, the “Good Women” of today, ignorant of the lofty plans God has for Tamar, imagine this woman in the lineage of the Lord Jesus Christ! The Lord has not seized to amaze me. Every story, every day and hour amazes me. The Lord is Sovereign! Whatever He says comes to pass. Do yourself a favor and stop striving with your maker.

Then Judah, a man of promise, from the seed of Abraham, born of promise, falling prey to that prostitute, that good for nothing woman by the way side eh! Friends, I want you to know that things are not always the way it seems. Without discernment and total dependency on God through His word you will be at a loss, deceived and cheated out of your destiny, the best God has for you.

The purpose of God must always be fulfilled, for He planned it before the foundation of the earth was laid. The Messiah has been scheduled to come from Judah’s loin, however, his sons wickedness put him at a spot. Tamar’s womb was ordained  to carry that precious seed also.

Can you see our Sovereign God working it out according to His plan? In your life’s situation and circumstances, can you see the hand of God? It does not matter the prognosis, diagnosis, situation and circumstances, God always works All things out for the good of His children. You’ve been married for a while and no child yet? Waiting for so long for your own bone of your bone? How about gainful employment? Your own business? Restoration of broken vows? A life shattered? Whatever the case, are you a child of God? Good! Be rest assured God is working it out for your good. Those seemingly unpalatable situations, my friend are working out the plan and purpose of God for your life. Just take a breather dearie, look back, around, think deeply, look up, can you see God? Yes? He is working it out according to plan for you. He knows your frame. Lean on Him with your whole heart. He will not fail you.

Peradventure you don’t know if you are a child of God or not. Would you this moment ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior? Confess your sin and ask for forgiveness. Declare the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, invite the Holy Spirit to guide you in this new walk of faith, flee from all appearances of evil. Dwell in the presence of the Most High God. Walk with the Lord and you will fulfill destiny.

Trust ye in Christ Jesus for He loves you.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Courage To Be…..?

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Esther 1: 9 Queen Vashti also made a feast for the women in the royal palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus. 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, 11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him.

Contrary to the pride that was said to cause Queen Vashti’s been dethrone I think she is a woman of courage. She upheld the dignity of womanhood even against the threat of death or banishment. She would rather die or be condemned to a solitary life than be paraded undignified before drunken and reviling men with no sense of morals or justice.

All the wives I suppose were having their own party, why Vashti alone?. She would have been able to hide in the multitude had they all been called forward right!

Would those men have paraded their wives for King Ahasuerus? What we cannot accept as a person, we often insist on another. We treat others the way we would not like to be treated and when they resist, we castigate them as been proud and obnoxious! All the other women before Vashti who complied with this indignity – where are they? Never referred to in the scripture! Or maybe there were none, still she lived with her dignity intact. Do not strip me naked in public and cover me up privately Vashti screamed by her action!

Very often we compromise our beliefs, faith and dignity just to be accepted, to belong at all cost even when we were created distinctly but jointly fit together to be one with God. We are uniquely created by the master planner for a purpose. You my friend need to find what that purpose is and go all out to fulfill it. Have unwavering faith even in the face of all ills that might pave the way. He who created you knows very well what you are facing and what you will face and already has a way of escape for you.