23. October 2017 · Comments Off on LET NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Prayer

I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for [the sake of] the land, that I would not destroy it, but I found no one [not even one] (Ezekiel 22:30 AMP).

Beloved, using yesterday’s message as a backdrop, today, let’s take a look at the negotiation that took place between the Lord and Abraham one more time… And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing… And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.” (Genesis 18:17-21 NKJV)

Beloved, here we see that the Lord let Abraham in on what He was up to for a reason and then negotiations began. We know the story… Abraham negotiated from 50 down to 10 righteous people. … He said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose TEN should be found there?” And He said, “I WILL NOT DESTROY IT FOR THE SAKE OF TEN.” (Genesis 18:32 NKJV)

The Lord promised not to destroy the city for the sake of ten but unfortunately, He did not find 10 righteous people there so, He had to destroy the city… BUT GOD HAD LISTENED TO ABRAHAM’S REQUEST and kept Lot safe, removing him from the disaster that engulfed the cities on the plain (Genesis 19:29 NLT).

BUT GOD HAD LISTENED TO ABRAHAM’S REQUEST…

So, let’s think about this for a moment. Abraham begged God to preserve the land if He found at least 10 righteous people there. What if Abraham’s request was that God should touch the hearts of the people so that they could humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from their wicked ways, would God have heard from heaven, forgiven their sins, and healed their land? He was ready not to “DESTROY IT FOR THE SAKE OF TEN.” We also know how Jonah stepped in and saved a whole city.

Over the weekend, we were having a discussion about how powerful intercessors are because like Moses, they stand in the way and would have to step aside for God to act.

Beloved, our feature text tells us that the Lord searches for people to stand in the gap for [the sake of] the land but He found no one and we read in scripture where the Lord says… “Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign Lord. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live (Ezekiel 18:23 NLT).

Beloved, that’s the heart cry of the Lord and going back to Abraham’s story, it’s one thing for God to let us in on what He’s up to but it’s another thing to know what to do with what He shows us. This applies to every aspect of our lives and today, I pray that the Lord gives us the wisdom to pray the right prayers concerning our lives, families, our nation and world.

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22. October 2017 · Comments Off on DARE TO REASON WITH THE LORD? · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Relationship, Worship

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord…(Isaiah 1:18 NKJV)

Beloved, have you ever found yourself in a position where you feel afraid to place a request before God? Where you raised with a religious culture that gave the impression that God was very strict? He had to be reverenced and feared and one couldn’t just approach Him. Oh yes, He is to be reverenced and feared but He is also a loving Father looking for a simple, intimate relationship with you and is always willing to listen and consider your requests.

I’m reminded of Abraham and how he had to summon courage to place his request before God… Abraham approached Him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? (Genesis 18:23 NIV)

Beloved, I’m not sure how he expected the Lord to respond but when he saw that the Lord did not bite his head off, he was encouraged to keep asking… Then Abraham spoke up again: “NOW THAT I HAVE BEEN SO BOLD AS TO SPEAK TO THE LORD, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty?”… Then he said, “MAY THE LORD NOT BE ANGRY, BUT LET ME SPEAK. What if only thirty can be found there?”… Abraham said, “NOW THAT I HAVE BEEN SO BOLD AS TO SPEAK TO THE LORD, what if only twenty can be found there?”… Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”… (Genesis 18:27-32 NIV)

Each time the Lord did not say… “how dare you ask Me that?” Or “that’s enough! You’ve made too many requests. You have exceeded your limit”. Rather, His response to Abraham’s entire requests was… “I WILL NOT DESTROY IT”.

I’m sure reflecting back, Abraham must have thought; why was I so afraid? Why did I think He would be angry with me? As funny as this may sound, some people are still under this same bondage and it is mainly caused by religion. But it shouldn’t be so. We find that it was the Lord’s desire in the first place for Abraham to engage him in this conversation… Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? (Genesis 18:17 NIV) And He listened and responded to Abraham in a way that gave Him the confidence to come closer.

Beloved, today, the Lord is saying… ‘Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV)

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21. October 2017 · Comments Off on CEASE STRIVING AND COME INTO REST · Categories: Jesus Christ, Peace, Relationship, Rest, Trusting God

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 NLT).

…CEASE STRIVING AND COME INTO REST

Beloved, I remember a time when the Lord spoke these words to me. He went on to say “the stress that you have allowed to dominate your life has hampered your sensitivity to My Spirit. BE STILL, My beloved. Release all that has become a burden… you must come to Me and cast your cares on Me. Allow Me to sweep away all that has hindered your walk and obstructed your view. Come now, and begin again. Let Me awaken you morning by morning; let Me awaken your ear to hear My voice so that I may lead you into a place of PEACE AND RESTORATION.”

BE STILL???

Beloved, this was an area the Lord revealed was hindering me but at the peak of your trials, when all hell is breaking loose, these are not the words you want to hear. Why aren’t You coming to my aid? BE STILL??? I fought the Lord on this one. How can I be still in the midst of all this chaos? But the Lord would not budge. BE STILL and know that I’m God, He said. I even remember waking up from sleep one morning to find I was reciting John 14:27… Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Beloved, why am I sharing this? Have you allowed worry to steal your peace? Unfortunately, the more you worry, the more negative things happen. Satan knows how to get a reaction from us and as far as we keep responding the way he desires, he would keep at it until we say no more.

The Lord wants us to come in to His rest to receive from Him. I once heard someone say he walked into the room to find his baby crying hysterically. What was wrong? Well, the baby was so hungry and then became very angry so wouldn’t calm down nor keep still so he could be fed, his wife said.

Isn’t this what God wants from us? To be still so we can hear and receive from Him. I’m thinking of Elijah… a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [A SOUND OF GENTLE STILLNESS AND] A STILL, SMALL VOICE (1 Kings 19:11-12 AMPC).

Beloved, it’s much easier to hear God when you are still. Worrying will not solve anything. It’s only a distraction. BE STILL! The Lord has plenty to tell you… Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come (Jeremiah 33:3 NLT).

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20. October 2017 · Comments Off on THE PLACE FOR THE BROKEN-HEARTED · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Pain, Trusting God

Therefore, behold, I will allure her [Israel] and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart (Hosea 2:14 AMPC).

Beloved, have you ever suffered a heartbreak? I’m not just referring to when one has been left heartbroken by a man or woman. Of course, when a man or a woman that you love so much leaves you, you say they broke your heart. But before we go any further; what does a broken heart mean?

I checked the definition of a heartbreak and it means to be… Burdened or overwhelmed with great sorrow, grief, or disappointment. Words like… sad, dejected, depressed, downcast, downhearted, heartsick, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low-spirited, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy… are all words associated with a heartbreak. Yes, a heartbreak is when someone jilts you. But it’s not just when you have been jilted by a man or a woman that you feel depressed or feel grief or disappointment. Life can also jilt you and leave you heartbroken.

That dream that didn’t come to past can also jilt you. You may have been waiting to have a child but up till now, nothing is happening. You may have seen somebody that is so dear to you just die like that. That child that you put all you hope in may all of a sudden start to behave badly. That friend that you trusted too much suddenly betrays you. All these are enough to break your heart.

So, to be heartbroken means those that have had their hearts set on something but have been disappointed and the question is; what then do you do when the Lord breaks your heart? “Really?” I hear you say. “How can the Lord break my heart?” Well, the Bible says… Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12). And I love the way the message translation puts it… Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick…

Beloved, have you had unrelenting disappointments? What do you do when God is the only One that can answer your prayers, yet He chooses to remain silent?

There are times when God would break your heart but when He does so, please know that you are in the best hands. He does it to get your attention because, at times, that’s the only way. We don’t have time for Him otherwise and so like our feature text says, He has to devise a strategy like ALLURE US INTO THE WILDERNESS to get us all to Himself. Could that be why you are experiencing a dry season? Perhaps the Lord wants to reveal His plans for your life… For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT).

Beloved, why not ask Him… why am I so heartbroken?

Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come (Jeremiah 33:3 NLT).

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19. October 2017 · Comments Off on THE THINGS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND · Categories: Jesus Christ, Restoration, Testimony, Trusting God

Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding (Proverbs 3:5 AMP).

Beloved, I remember my brother’s wedding a while back. The day before, we made sure we packed everything we needed including some items in a bag which we left by the front door so we wouldn’t forget it. There’s no way we could ever miss that right? Well, we did, and we didn’t get to find out until we got to the church and I was the one who was told to go back and get it.

I wasn’t happy about it because I felt that by the time I got back, I would have missed the best part of the wedding. However, I had no choice but to drive all the way home and as I opened the door, I was welcomed by a burning smell. I got to the kitchen only to find that we had forgotten something on the cooker. Now, can you imagine what would have happened if I hadn’t gone back when I did?

This reminds me of how disappointed David was when he found out he was not allowed to go to war with the Philistines. He couldn’t understand why… “What have I done to deserve this treatment?” David demanded. “What have you ever found in your servant, that I can’t go and fight the enemies of my lord the king?” (1 Samuel 29:8 NLT)

Well, he didn’t get to go so had to go back home but… when David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the Negev and Ziklag; they had crushed Ziklag and burned it to the ground. They had carried off the women and children and everyone else… (1 Samuel 30:1-2 NLT).

Beloved, David came back to find that they had been raided. Can you imagine if he had gone to war? Only God knows how long it would have lasted. But because he came back early, he was able to pursue the Amalekites and found them spread out across the fields, eating and drinking and dancing with joy because of the vast amount of plunder they had taken.

David got back everything the Amalekites had taken, and he rescued his two wives. Nothing was missing: small or great, son or daughter, nor anything else that had been taken. David brought everything back. (1 Samuel 30:18-19 NLT)

Beloved, we don’t always understand what God is up to when things don’t go our way but if He opens our eyes to see how He protects us daily, we would be forever grateful. Scripture says… The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever (Psalm 121:7-8 NLT).

You may not always know what the Lord is up to, but you must be confident that He’s got your back. What you think is a disappointment is working out for your good. Like our feature text says, you must trust in the Lord and do not rely on your own understanding.

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18. October 2017 · Comments Off on IF ONLY YOU KNEW · Categories: Agreement, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Revelation

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But it was to us that GOD REVEALED THESE THINGS BY HIS SPIRIT. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets (1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NLT).

Beloved, I once heard a joke about a man that was visited by thieves. “Where’s the money?” They screamed out the amount as they searched the house and when the man heard the amount they were after, he joined in the search. “What are you doing?”, the thieves stopped to ask. “I’m also looking for the money! I wasn’t aware that I had that kind of money in this house”, he replied.

Beloved, this is supposed to be a joke but it describes the state of many of us; not being aware of what satan, the thief who comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy is after (John 10:10)

But what do I have that satan want’s to steal, kill and destroy? Well, according to our feature text, our canal minds cant comprehend. That’s why it’s so easy for satan to attack a carnal Christian. The Lord says come higher. Look, the table is served but Satan diverts your attention so you are constantly chasing after the things that satisfy the flesh instead of growing spiritually and moving higher.

Scriptures say… But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means (1 Corinthians 2:14 NLT).

Beloved, it’s like the Israelites who kept going around the same mountain for 40 years instead of moving forward and possessing their promised land. Why? Because they turned every challenge they faced into a big issue instead of seeing it as an opportunity to trust God and grow in faith. They were like, “I’m not going to move from this spot until you give me what my flesh desires. What’s this spiritual food (Manna) you are giving to us? Yuck! It doesn’t taste good (Exodus 16:15).

Beloved, no carnal eye, ear or mind can comprehend what God has in stock for them. He reveals things SPIRIT to spirit and it’s only when you’re able to operate on that level that you’ll even realise that a lifestyle of holiness and obedience to God actually benefits rather than restricts you like some think… IF ONLY YOU KNEW…

Today, I pray for revelation… I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people (Ephesians 1:18 NIV). That is… to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life He has for His followers (The Message).

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17. October 2017 · Comments Off on YOU WILL ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Trusting God, Victory

Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss. But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even THOUGH THE SHIP WILL GO DOWN. For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me, and He said, ‘DON’T BE AFRAID, PAUL, FOR YOU WILL SURELY STAND TRIAL BEFORE CAESAR! What’s more, God in His goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’ So, take courage! FOR I BELIEVE GOD. IT WILL BE JUST AS HE SAID (Acts 27:21-25 NLT).

Beloved, I remember listening to someone say they were flying from one destination to another when all of a sudden, there was heavy turbulence and they were so afraid that they were not going to make it. They tried reciting Psalms 23 but couldn’t get pass verse 4… Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear…

They couldn’t remember the rest of the verse but then, all of a sudden, they started remembering all the things the Lord said they would accomplish and how they hadn’t fulfilled them yet. Immediately, a sudden boldness came upon them and they started telling people to relax; “as far as I’m on this plane, nothing is going to happen and soon enough, everywhere was calm”.

Beloved, listening to them gave me a confident boost; not in myself but in the Lord that has spared my life so many times and every now and again, I’ve got to remind myself of my testimony.

In our feature text, Apostle Paul found himself in a sea storm and while everybody panicked, he received confirmation from the Lord that everything was going to be okay and he believed God.

The NIV translation says… FOR I HAVE FAITH IN GOD… In order words, God said it; I believe it and that settles it.

Beloved, that’s how to turn fear into faith. However, let’s not forget the small print… ‘THOUGH THE SHIP WILL GO DOWN’ and I like how someone said God made a promise to you not the ship so, stop holding on to material things or crying over relationships you’ve lost along the way. If God wanted them to arrive with you, nothing would have stopped them.

Beloved, please understand that the journey isn’t always smooth. Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” They experienced a huge storm on the way which He didn’t tell them about and so they panicked… “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” Jesus calmed the wind (Mark 4:35-40) and I like that… they arrived at the other side of the lake (Mark 5:1)

In response, Jesus asked His disciples… Do you still have no faith?

Beloved, Faith cancels fear and Faith comes by hearing so you need to go over and over His promises and anytime that storm arises, tell it…the Lord says I’ve got things to accomplish ahead of me. As you do so, with Jesus Christ on board, be sure you WILL DEFINITELY ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION.

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16. October 2017 · Comments Off on COME OUT OF THE LAND OF DESPAIR · Categories: Identity, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Trusting God

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; DO NOT DEPEND ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)

Beloved, the thought that one’s situations can change in a matter of seconds is sometimes very hard to grasp. We look all around us and think that there’s no way it can ever happen but our feature text says … DO NOT DEPEND ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. However, that’s where we get stuck. We try to reason things out and are quick to conclude that there’s no hope. We then find ourselves in a state of despair. We feel nothing will ever turn out well.

Such was Mephiboshet’s case… who was crippled as a child. He was five years old when the report came from Jezreel that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle. When the child’s nurse heard the news, she picked him up and fled. But as she hurried away, she dropped him, and he became crippled (2 Samuel 4:4 NLT).

His misery started at an early age so he grew up accepting his fate. What else was he to do? Father and grandfather dead and he was crippled but then he didn’t see this coming. No leaning on his own understanding could work this one out… ONE DAY David asked, “Is anyone in Saul’s family still alive—anyone to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” … Ziba replied, “Yes, one of Jonathan’s sons is still alive. He is crippled in both feet.” “Where is he?” the king asked. “IN LO-DEBAR,” Ziba told him…” (2 Samuel 9:1-4 NLT)

LO-DEBAR means a place of no pasture, barren land, land of desolation; basically, nothing’s happening there but that fateful day was his moment to leave that Land… David sent for him and … When he came to David… David said… I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will EAT HERE WITH ME AT THE KING’S TABLE!” Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to A DEAD DOG like me?” (2 Samuel 9:5-8 NLT)

DEAD DOG? What a state of despair? Anyway, that was in the past. SO, WHAT WAS HIS NEW STATUS?… from that time on, Mephibosheth ate regularly at David’s table… all the members of Ziba’s household were Mephibosheth’s servants. And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem and ate regularly at the king’s table (2 SAMUEL 9:11-13 NLT).

Beloved, from a man with no hope for the future to a property (s) owner with many servants who now dines with the king – all in one day. Now, if this happened because of a man’s promise, why can’t you believe the Lord’s promise to change your situation? It’s time to come out of the land of despair and start believing God for what seems impossible.

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15. October 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE DRIVEN BY YOUR FEELINGS · Categories: Choices, Jesus Christ, Joy, Praise, Restoration, Trusting God, Truth

Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again? Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Have His promises ended for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah. And I said, “This is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed [and His lovingkindness is withheld].” I will [solemnly] remember the deeds of the Lord; Yes, I will [wholeheartedly] remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your works And thoughtfully consider all Your [great and wondrous] deeds (PSALM 77:7‭-‬12 AMP).

Beloved, our feature text presents us with something worth noting and that’s the switch in Asaph’s approach to how he approached his situation. First of all, he starts with the ‘woe is me’ speech; God has rejected me. God has forgotten about me… bla bla bla… However, there happens to be a switch the moment he starts to take his eyes off his problems and how he was feeling to focus on the works and wonders of God.

According to my Bible notes, “Asaph did not feel any more at peace, but he made a conscious decision to turn from his pain and focus his thoughts on the Person, works, and wonders of God. When we are in distress, we often feel that it is our right to vent our frustrations and complaints as long as we still feel them, but God doesn’t call us to be driven by feelings. Instead, WE HAVE TO CONSCIOUSLY DECIDE TO PRAISE GOD, trusting that the feeling will follow”.

WE HAVE TO CONSCIOUSLY DECIDE TO PRAISE GOD…

Beloved, Habakkuk lets us know how we must posture our hearts at all time. He says… Though the fig tree does not blossom And there is no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive fails And the fields produce no food, Though the flock is cut off from the fold And there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord; I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation! The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility]. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments (HABAKKUK 3:17‭-‬19 AMP).

This should always be our attitude hence the reason Jesus told the Samaritan woman… But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way (John 4:23 NLT).

Beloved, TRUTH is based on who God is and not based on our feeling. Don’t be driven by your feelings. Rather, meditate on all His works and thoughtfully consider all His [great and wondrous] deeds.

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14. October 2017 · Comments Off on THE LORD IS THE ONE IN CONTROL · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Trusting God, Victory

For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. BUT I HAVE RAISED YOU UP FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE, THAT I MIGHT SHOW YOU MY POWER AND THAT MY NAME MIGHT BE PROCLAIMED IN ALL THE EARTH (Exodus 9:15-16 NIV).

Beloved, our feature text recounts what the Lord said to Pharaoh who thought he had the upper hand when he oppressed the children of God. I read it and thought to myself; so, who is that enemy that thinks they are in control of your life and situation?

Unfortunately, we tend to give too much attention to the enemy but the truth is that he has already been defeated… [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross] (Colossians 2:15 AMP).

We need a reality check! Who is in control here? Well, that would depend on whether you are giving the enemy access into your life. If so, you definitely need a reality check! But here’s what the Lord is saying… “Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord (Isaiah 54:16-17 NKJV). The New Living Translation says… their vindication will come from Me. I, THE LORD, HAVE SPOKEN!

I, THE LORD, HAVE SPOKEN!…

Beloved, today, the Lord is saying… “FOCUS ON ME AND WHAT I HAVE ASKED YOU TO DO. I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENEMIES”. You need to grab hold of this word because you need to focus all your energy on positive things.

While the Lord pursues our enemies out of town, here’s what we ought to be doing… pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart (1 Timothy 6:11 AMP).

Beloved, DO EVERYTHING THE LORD HAS ASKED YOU TO DO AND WATCH HIM TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENEMIES. HE IS THE ONE IN CONTROL NOT THE ENEMY.

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