23. June 2017 · Comments Off on POSITIONED TO PUT A STOP TO IT‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Restoration

… And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?” (Esther 4:14 AMPC)

Beloved, when you do a careful study of the book of Esther, you would find that Mordecai and Queen Esther had some unfinished business to resolve in their family lineage.

Reading the Expanded Bible version which isn’t a very popular version helps to give some insight. Firstly, Haman who passionately hated Mordecai was an Amalekite. We are told that… King Xerxes [Ahasuerus] honored [promoted; made great] Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite [A DESCENDANT OF KING AGAG OF THE AMALEKITES, THE HATED ENEMIES OF ISRAEL (WHICH SAUL FAILED TO ERADICATE)… (Esther 3:1 EXB).

WHICH SAUL FAILED TO ERADICATE…

Beloved, the Amalekites were long-time enemies of the Lord and His people. Moses told the Israelites… Remember what the Amalekites did to you when you came out of Egypt. When you were tired and worn out, they met you on the road and attacked [picked off] all those lagging… They were not afraid of God. When the Lord your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land He is giving you… as your own…, you shall destroy [blot/wipe out] any memory of the Amalekites… Do not forget [SAUL FORGOT, but the Amalekites (called Agagites) come to an end in the book of Esther (Esth. 3:1)]! (Deuteronomy 25:17-19 EXB)

It so happened that Mordecai (and Queen Esther) were descendants of Saul‎. This translation says… Now there was a Jew in the palace of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair. Jair was the son of Shimei, the son of Kish [THESE ARE RELATIVES OF SAUL, SHOWING THAT MORDECAI WAS HIS DESCENDANT]. Mordecai was from the tribe of Benjamin (Esther 2:5 EXB). The Lord had asked Saul to put an end to the Amalekites. Samuel told Saul… This is what the Lord… has declared: I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from Egypt. Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation….” (1 Samuel 15:2-3 NLT) but… Saul and his men spared Agag’s life (1 Samuel 15:9 NLT). As a result, the Amalekites appeared again to burn David’s home town, Ziklag to the ground and carry off their women and children and though David managed to kill many of them, some escaped (1 Samuel 30:17).

However, Esther’s time came and with the help of Mordecai, she put an end to that family devil.

Beloved, I said all this to say that there are some people that the Lord has raised to end long time family battles; that demon that has been attacking your family from generation to generation. I believe that this is the season where the Lord is truly raising generals that would finish the work He’s been trying to accomplish in families. Could you be one of them? If so, why not ask the Lord to position and equip you to put to an end to what your predecessors failed to destroy?

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22. June 2017 · Comments Off on AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME… · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Reward

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for His name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints… (Hebrews 6:10-11 NET)

Beloved, we know the story of Mordecai. We are told that he was… held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews (Esther 10:3 NIV).

This verse summarises the conclusion of Mordecai’s story but after reading his experience, I cannot help but wonder what must have gone through his mind as he looked back and reflected over his journey. what would he consider his highlights and lowlights? What moments would he look back on and say… Lord I thank You for this or that. Perhaps he would say I’m glad that I took Esther in and looked after her like my own when her parents died. If you were in Mordecai’s shoes, what would you especially thank God for?

While you’re thinking about it, I would tell you mine. If I were Mordecia, reflecting back on my experience, I would lie down flat on the floor and say… Lord I thank You for not allowing King Xerxes reward me the time I uncovered a conspiracy to assassinate him (Esther 2:21-23). I thank you for the delay because though my recognition didn’t come when I expected it, it came when I most needed it. Years had gone by and it felt like I was forgotten but just at the right time when my enemies where plotting to kill me, you resurrected my file and it saved my life.

His enemies said…“Have a pole set up, reaching to a height of fifty cubits, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai impaled on it. Then go with the king to the banquet and enjoy yourself.” This suggestion delighted Haman, and he had the pole set up (Esther 5:14 NIV) … but… that night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. “What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked. “Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered (Esther 6.1-3 NIV).

Really? Do you really mean nothing has been done for him? Okay, I’ll tell you what I would do. Let’s make this fun. Bring me Mordecai’s plotters. Let them decide his reward. So instead of the death sentence that Haman had plotted that day… he robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!” (Esther 6:11 NIV)

Brilliant!

Beloved, many times we get frustrated over God’s delays. We think we’ve been forgotten but the word today is… Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV).

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21. June 2017 · Comments Off on REJECTED BY MAN BUT APPOINTED BY GOD · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Rejection, Restoration, Trusting God

At about this time, the Ammonites began their war against Israel. When the Ammonites attacked, the elders of Gilead sent for Jephthah in the land of Tob. The elders said, “Come and be our commander! Help us fight the Ammonites!” But Jephthah said to them, “Aren’t you the ones who hated me and drove me from my father’s house? Why do you come to me now when you’re in trouble?” “Because we need you,” the elders replied. “If you lead us in battle against the Ammonites, we will make you ruler over all the people of Gilead.” (Judges 11:4-8 NLT).

Beloved, do you know that the same people that reject you are the same people that may come looking for you when it’s the Lord’s appointed time? The Bible is full of stories where people were rejected by men but appointed by the Lord. There’s the story of Joseph and then Jephthah.

So, what’s Jephthah’s story… Now Jephthah of Gilead was a great warrior. He was the son of Gilead, BUT his mother was a prostitute. Gilead’s wife also had several sons, and when these half brothers grew up, they chased Jephthah off the land. “You will not get any of our father’s inheritance,” they said, “for you are the son of a prostitute.” (Judges 11:1-2 NLT).

… Gilead was a great warrior…BUT his mother was a prostitute ‎…

Beloved, there’s always a BUT in many of our stories which means the story doesn’t end there and like it is often said… don’t allow your background put your back to the ground. It doesn’t matter how you came into this world. The fact that you made it means that God has a purpose for you. The Lord told the prophet Jeremiah…‎ “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NLT).

… I set you apart…

This usually translates to mean being rejected by people because you don’t fit into the norm. ‎ People would label you because you don’t fit what they call normal but it doesn’t matter who rejects you. As far as you were a born leader, you will thrive anywhere and at times the isolation is your training ground and it proves you can be faithful with the little. Like the Bible says… Do not despise these small beginnings…(Zechariah ‪4:10‬ NLT) and like Jesus also said… ‎ If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities (Luke ‪16:10‬ NLT).‬‬

Beloved, even Jesus was rejected… He came to His own people, and even they rejected Him (John1:11 NLT) and it took Him dying on the cross to be recognised as the Son of God (Matthew 27:54)‎

‎Beloved are you feeling rejected at the moment? It took the same people that rejected Jephthah to go in search of him when his skill was desperately needed. Perhaps ‎if he was accepted right from the beginning, he wouldn’t be available for this appointment.

SELAH!

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03. June 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU DESPERATE ENOUGH? · Categories: Action, Deliverance, Fear, Freedom, Jesus Christ, Perseverance, Power and Authority, Prayer, Restoration

Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.” (II Kings 13:18‭-‬19 NKJV)

Beloved, I am currently reading a book by Apostle John Eckhardt on Fasting for Breakthrough and Deliverance where he refers to our feature text. He says “Elisha told Joash that he must strike against Syria over and over again until they had been destroyed. Then Elisha told him to take a bow and arrows and strike it on the ground. He didn’t tell him how many times. Joash hit it on the ground three times and stopped. The prophet was very angry because it meant Joash would only defeat the Syrians three times. Three times was not enough to destroy the Syrians as Elisha had prophesied. Perhaps Elisha could have told him how many times to strike the arrows on the ground. But sometimes what is in a person comes out in their actions. Joash didn’t have enough hatred and anger for the enemy to strike the ground beyond the third time-or until the arrow broke!”

Beloved, this left me thinking? How much do you hate the devil? How much do you want to see yourself delivered in whatever area?

I started thinking of the time Jesus’ disciples could not cast out a demon from a little boy and Jesus had to come to their rescue. Later… His disciples asked Him privately, why could not we drive it out? And He replied to them, THIS KIND cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting (Mark 9:28-29 AMPC).

So, if Jesus says…. this kind can only go away through prayer and fasting, do you love your food more than you love your freedom?

Apostle John Eckhardt went on to say “when you are dealing with the enemy, you need to give him more than just a courtesy tap. You need to really want to win. You have to hate what you are fighting so much that you beat it until the arrows break. You must hate lust, poverty, fear, rejection, or whatever it is until you smash it. It’s not just one, two, three, and then look at the prophet and ask, “Did I do good?” Strike it until it is destroyed”.

Hmmm… it’s not just fasting till 12 noon and then say, “did I do good?” It’s not just praying for 30 minutes to one hour and then say, “did I do good?” No, you are to keep praying and fasting or doing whatever it takes until something happens.

Beloved, how desperate are you? How much do you hate that situation you are in? Have you got that much holy anger in you that you want to keep striking until that situation is completely destroyed?

SELAH!

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17. May 2017 · Comments Off on ON YOUR WAY TO BECOMING THAT PERSON THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE · Categories: Change, Discipline, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Spiritual Growth, Suffering

And He said to them, “Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 AMP)

Beloved, our feature text refers to the time Jesus was calling His first disciples to come follow Him and I’ve been reflecting on Peter whom He called and instantly changed His name from Simon to Peter. We are told that… Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas (which is translated Peter).” (John 1:42 AMP)

Jesus changed Simons name to Peter, however, towards the end of Jesus’ ministry on earth, we hear Him refer to Peter as Simon. Jesus said… “SIMON, SIMON, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, SIMON, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS.” (Luke 22:31-32 NLT)

Okay! I bet Peter must have been confused. “Am I Peter or am I Simon?” Like I said, When Jesus first called Simon, He changed his name to Peter which means ‘ROCK’. But here, Jesus calls him ‘SIMON’ as if to say… “I’m not referring to Peter the ‘ROCK’. I’m referring to the weak side of you. On your way to becoming Peter, satan would attack SIMON. He would try everything to stop SIMON from becoming Peter.

The Amplified Bible says… Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God]…

The question here is why would satan be so desperate if he’s not afraid of the effect you would have against his kingdom?

The interesting thing is that Jesus didn’t plan to stop satan. Rather, He said; “that’s ok! I’m behind you praying for you… I can stop satan if I want to but you need the experience so that you can… STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS”.

This should be the end result of every trial… You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, THE SAVING OF MANY LIVES (Genesis 50:20 NIV).

Beloved, unfortunately, many of us are ignorant of the fact that satan had and still has plans to sift us like wheat but every trial that comes your way is meant to grow you for your purpose. If you are reading this today, please understand that you have a purpose the Lord is preparing you for. When Jesus called Peter, He said… “Follow Me, and I will MAKE YOU fishers of men”. What Jesus did not mention here was how He planned to MAKE Peter ‘a fisher of men’.

Beloved, please know that that situation which you’re thinking is the breaking of you is actually the MAKING of you. Jesus is praying for you and so am I.

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17. April 2017 · Comments Off on THE POWER OF RESURRECTED THINGS‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Trusting God

His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into His glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about Him. Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, and they were telling others about it. That was the reason so many went out to meet him—because they had heard about this miraculous sign. (John 12:16-18 NLT).

Beloved, have you ever seen the Lord move in a way where you say “Lord, you are so real.” This is usually when He has done something that seemed impossible or He has reversed the irreversible or resurrected some situation that in your eyes, was already dead. I have found out that when the Lord wants you to see Him in a way that you have never seen Him before, He might allow some things to first die in your life; that is, when you get to that place where it looks like there’s no hope in life, He comes on the scene and says come and show me where you buried him… “Where have you laid him?” (John 11:34 NKJV)

Our feature text, along with so many other passages in the Bible lets us know that Jesus’ disciples didn’t understand many of the things Jesus was up to. When Jesus says this event is going to bring about the glory of God, it usually involves something dying and His own death was the height of it all. According to my Bible notes, “His followers may suspect during their time with Jesus that He is more than a man, but it takes the power and glory of the resurrection to convince them completely that Jesus is divine. When they see Him, touch Him, and hear the sound of His voice thunder in their souls, the disciples know they are face-to-face with God’s immense glory, the unique Son of God. Reading and rereading the Scriptures in light of their experiences of Him, it becomes clear that Jesus’ life and story are the climax of God’s covenants with His people”.

‎Beloved, it’s probably funny to say this but there have been things in my life that had to die for me to believe that Jesus is really real and when I say this I don’t mean that I have never known that He is real. It’s just that He has revealed Himself to me in ways that make me say “oh wow, You are so real” and that’s why at times the Lord will allow some things in our lives to die first.

Beloved, resurrected things or situations speak for themselves. The things you found hard to believe about Jesus all of a sudden makes sense and no one can convince you otherwise. Don’t stop believing because it seems there’s no more life in that thing.

…Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible (Matthew 19:26 NLT).

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16. April 2017 · Comments Off on THE ENEMIES PLAN BACKFIRED · Categories: Easter, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Sacrifice, Trusting God

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV).

Beloved, A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO YOU.

We serve a living God who cannot be found in the grave. His enemies crucified Him and thought it was all over. They thought they could get rid of Him; that that was the end… but God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was IMPOSSIBLE for death to keep its hold on Him (Acts 2:24 NIV).

Beloved, if God knew He was going to raise Jesus from the dead, why did He allow them to crucify Him in the first place? Why does God give the enemy any chance to carry out his evil plan? Simple! It is because God is using him to accomplish His own plan. All those that crucified Jesus did not realise that they were a big part of God’s ultimate plan to save mankind.

God allowed the enemy to think he was in charge for a while. They tortured Jesus and gave Him the death sentence hoping that it would silence Him once and for all but… none of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8 NIV).

I can only imagine the look on their faces when they realised that they had been played. There’s nothing worse than knowing your carefully thought out plan backfired. A typical… ‘you intended to harm me, BUT God intended it all for good’ (Genesis 50:20) moment. Isn’t it very humiliating to know that you were the one that got played in your own game? Jesus… having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2:15 NIV).

More than 2000 years ago, the enemy thought he was smart by trying to kill Jesus but he didn’t realise that it wasn’t actually death but the birth of many. Jesus said… Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24 NIV).

As Christians around the world celebrate the risen Lord today, let this be an encouragement to you. The enemy would be taken unawares when it comes to a sudden change in your situation… as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:8-9 NIV).

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10. April 2017 · Comments Off on WHEN THE LORD PUTS YOU ON A ROLLER COASTER JOURNEY · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Suffering

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step] (Psalm 37:23 AMPC).

Beloved, you know the story of the shunammite woman who was rewarded for looking after God’s servant. She told her husband… let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us” (2 Kings 4:10 NIV). As a reward, the Lord blessed her with a child.

Isn’t it just nice when God rewards you for your faithful service? However, she soon finds herself on this roller coaster journey. No doubt, she must have felt really blessed when she had a son but then, the child dies. OK… I didn’t see this coming but I can handle it. Elisha, fix this. And he did. Thank God.

So, she must have thought it was all over until she later found that due to a famine, she had to leave her nice home. To make it worse, Elisha was the one that came to break the news and I’m sure by this time, she was thinking “what kind of trouble have I brought upon myself? All because I opened my home to you. I was content with my life when you came to tell me that God will give me a son. Then the son died. Then you raised him up. Now, it’s famine. So, I now have to leave my home for 7 years. What’s my crime, Elisha? Was it a bad thing that I opened my home to you?”

Beloved, has God ever put you on a roller coaster journey while you are doing all you can to be faithful to Him? Well, know that God never forsakes the righteous. He took this woman full circle and at the end of her 7 years of sojourning in a foreign land, she comes back to appeal to the king for her possession. But what she didn’t know was that conversations were already taking place behind her back.

The king wanted to know more about this popular Elisha so… Gehazi was telling the king about the time Elisha had brought a boy back to life. At that very moment, the mother of the boy walked in to make her appeal to the king about her house and land. “Look, my lord the king!” Gehazi exclaimed. “Here is the woman now, and this is her son—the very one Elisha brought back to life!” “Is this true?” the king asked her. And she told him the story. So he directed one of his officials to see that EVERYTHING SHE HAD LOST WAS RESTORED TO HER, including the value of any crops that had been harvested during her absence. (2 Kings 8:5-6 NLT). Hmmm… nothing was lost.

Beloved, does it feel like you’re on a roller-coaster journey? Please know that the Lord is in control. He busies Himself with your every step. Conversations are going on on your behalf and in due season, you would see that it was worth the ride.

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26. March 2017 · Comments Off on THE PREVAILING MOTHER · Categories: favor, God's Plan, Help, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Perseverance, Relationship, Restoration, Thanks giving

And Adam knew Eve as his wife, and she became pregnant and bore Cain; and she said, I have gotten and gained a man WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD. And [next] she gave birth to his brother Abel… (Genesis 4:1-2 AMPC).

Beloved, Happy mother’s day to all you wonderful mothers and mothers to be out there. I have great news for you… NOTHING CAN STOP YOU! I was just reflecting on all the agony Eve had to go through. From her very first appearance on the scene of this earth, the devil was after her. Yes, she fell. Yes her actions had consequences but no matter how she struggled… No matter what life brought her way, she PREVAILED. She had to go through hard labour but WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD… she PREVAILED…

Because of the enmity between the offspring of satan and her offspring (Genesis 3:15), there was war in her household and even after she lost both sons, her story did not end there, she… again became pregnant, and she bore a son and called his name Seth. For God, she said, has appointed for me another child…(Genesis 4:25 AMPC)… WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD… she PREVAILED…

Beloved, since that time, women struggled with all sorts of issues. Barrenness was top on the list but when the world thought it was all over for Sarah, Rachael, Rebecca, Hannah, Elizabeth and the like, the Lord changed their stories… WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD… they PREVAILED…

And then the angel of the Lord appeared to one very special woman… And he came to her and said, Hail, O favored one [endued with grace]! The Lord is with you! Blessed (favored of God) are you before all other women!…And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace (free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving-kindness) with God. And listen! You will become pregnant and will give birth to a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus (Luke 1:28-31 AMPC).

The enemy fought that Son… He was crucified. Mary probably thought she had lost Him forever but He resurrected… He ascended in to Heaven and… On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place…. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them (Acts 2:1,3 NLT). That was the Holy Spirit coming to dwell inside of them. Mary, the mother of Jesus was there (Acts 1:14). She felt her Son inside her once again… She was a favored one… WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD… she PREVAILED…

Beloved, such would be your case… you would keep on PREVAILING. On this special mother’s day, you blessed woman, favored of God, may you receive a special visitation from the Lord. May you receive gifts that you know… THIS CAN ONLY BE GOD.

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12. March 2017 · Comments Off on A DIFFERENT KIND OF GOSSIP WHEN GOD SHOWS UP · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Restoration, Thanks giving, Trusting God

What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! PEOPLE USED TO SAY SHE WAS BARREN, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. FOR NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD (Luke 1:36-37 NLT)

Beloved, I’ve found out that regardless of whatever happens, people are bound to talk about you. You can’t do anything about that but the good thing is that the good Lord hears every conversation… even the ones you don’t get to hear. In our feature text, the angel of the Lord visited Mary, the mother of Jesus to let her know of the part she had to play in God’s divine purpose to save humanity and then He told her about Elizabeth’s pregnancy in her old age.

He said… PEOPLE USED TO SAY SHE WAS BARREN… Yes, that was the gist in town for a very long time but one day the Lord stepped in… FOR NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

When it was time for Elizabeth’s baby to be born, she gave birth to a son. And when her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very merciful to her, EVERYONE REJOICED WITH HER (Luke 1:57-58 NLT).

EVERYONE REJOICED WITH HER…This were probably the same people that called her barren but now, the topic of their discussion changed.

The scripture goes on to say… everyone who heard about it reflected on these events and asked, “WHAT WILL THIS CHILD TURN OUT TO BE?” For the hand of the Lord was surely upon him in a special way (Luke 1:66 NLT).

Beloved, like I said, people would not stop talking about your situation but please be patient and allow God to give them something to talk about…WHAT WILL THIS CHILD TURN OUT TO BE?

As for you, just keep doing what you are doing. Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations (Luke 1:6 NLT).

What’s more, Zechariah was a priest and when the angel of the Lord made this special visitation, he didn’t have to look for Zechariah in a different place out of frustration. Zechariah could have said… I’m tired of all this… I’m not going to church today… After all what am I getting for all my faithful service? NO! He was found serving God in the Temple carrying out his priestly duties and the angel of the Lord said to him… “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer (Luke 1:13 NLT).

Both husband and wife were old when the Lord answered their prayers but to God it was the right time.

So, beloved, let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint (Galatians 6:9 AMPC).

This is my pray for everyone waiting on the Lord for one thing or the other. Your story is bound to change. The Lord will give ALL YOUR OBSERVERS something worth talking about.

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