30. May 2017 · Comments Off on CONTINUE TO BE A PRISONER OF HOPE‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Hope, Patience, Trusting God

Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you (Zechariah 9:12 AMPC).

Beloved, a prisoner is someone who is confined in prison or kept in custody, especially as the result of legal process while a prison is a building for the confinement of persons held while awaiting trial or sentenced after conviction. So, when our feature text talks about being a ‘prisoner of hope’, it is referring to someone who is confined to remain in hope which is our prison and I once remember a preacher so beautifully illustrating this once when they brought a prison on stage.

We are meant to be prisoners of hope. However, like the Shunammite woman, many of us are runaway prisoners. We’ve released ourselves from the prison of hope. After what seems like a lifetime of waiting to have a child, she decided… forget it… and so when she was told by Elisha… “Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!” “No, my lord!” she cried. “O man of God, DON’T DECEIVE ME AND GET MY HOPES UP LIKE THAT.” (2 Kings 4:16 NLT)

…DON’T DECEIVE ME AND GET MY HOPES UP LIKE THAT… She couldn’t bear to hope again but that’s because… Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12) and the problem for many of us is that we don’t want to feel that sickness of the heart. Prolonged waiting without seeing any result has actually become traumatic for some. However, waiting for the unseen is what hope is all about… If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently (Romans 8:24-25 NLT).

This means as long as we haven’t seen results, we must remain locked up and continue hoping but it’s not just for nothing. I like that our text says… the reward is a double portion of your former prosperity and like Job who said… I wait, till my change come (Job 12:12), He sure got a double portion of what he lost.

Beloved, don’t be a runaway prisoner. Return to your prison and keep hoping… for surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off (Proverbs 23:18 AMPC).

You are only under trial… For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing (James 1:3-4 NLT).

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12. April 2017 · Comments Off on WHY WORRY ABOUT TIME MORE THAN THE OWNER OF TIME? · Categories: Fruit of the Spirit, God's Plan, Hope, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Trusting God

O Lord, how long will this go on? Will you hide yourself forever?… REMEMBER HOW SHORT MY LIFE IS… (Psalm 89:46-47 NLT)

Beloved, you’ve just got to laugh when you come across some passages in the Bible. It’s consoling though because it makes one realise that there’s nothing one would ever go through or feel that someone else in the Bible hasn’t passed through or felt before.

REMEMBER HOW SHORT MY LIFE IS… Other translations say…HOW SHORT MY TIME IS…

More like “Lord, in case you haven’t noticed, time is not on my side. I know what You say about patience and all but how long am I to wait? I’m not like You who lives for forever…. For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours (Psalm 90:4 NLT) but for me, the clock is ticking so, what are you waiting for?

Beloved, isn’t this what a lot of us are thinking? One of our biggest problem is that we feel time is against us but we must realise that God is the beginning and the end and we fit somewhere in that timeframe. He included you in there for a specific purpose. So, He must know when your life started and surely He knows when it would end. He knows what He promised has to happen within your timeline. You must also know that God never intends to start anything He isn’t intending to finish. Had He not intended to complete it, He won’t have started it so why are you stressing?

Caleb is a good example. He said to Joshua; “You’ll remember what God said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me… I was FORTY YEARS OLD when Moses…sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land… Now look at me: GOD HAS KEPT ME ALIVE, as He promised. It is now forty-five years since God spoke this word to Moses…AND HERE I AM TODAY, EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OLD! I’M AS STRONG AS I WAS THE DAY MOSES SENT ME OUT. I’m as strong as ever in battle, whether coming or going. So give me this hill country that God promised me… IF GOD GOES WITH ME, I will drive them out, JUST AS GOD SAID.” (Joshua 14:7-12 MSG)

Beloved, Caleb was totally reliant on the God that made the promise. Whether he was 40 or 85 was irrelevant. It was all about “GOD HAS KEPT ME ALIVE… IF GOD GOES WITH ME… JUST AS GOD SAID…”

Beloved, in Abraham and Sarah’s case… the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD?… (Genesis 18:13-14 NIV)

Please know that God is not on your clock. Rather, you are on His clock. He is the One that has plans for you and so you must know that… He who has begun a good work in you will complete it… (Philippians 1:6)

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28. January 2017 · Comments Off on WHERE YOUR FRUSTRATION MIGHT BE COMING FROM? · Categories: Hope, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Trusting God

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit (Jeremiah 17:7‭-‬8 NLT).

Beloved, there’s the opposite of our feature text which says… “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land (Jeremiah 17:5‭-‬6 NLT)

Another Scripture says… Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12 NKJV). So, perhaps the reason why you are getting your heart is getting sick or frustrated is because you are still placing your hope in man, waiting for man to open doors or to finance the project and the Lord is waiting for you to exhaust all your sources of hope and when you have nowhere else to go then, perhaps you would finally turn to Him and say I have nowhere else to go.

Our feature text says you will not be… bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. The NKJV says and will not be anxious in the year of drought… This is because your trust is in the Lord and you know that… “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19 NKJV)

The Lord is saying that for what I am about to do in your life, it would only take me. Yes, I might use men but you cannot put your trust in man because as you can already see, they are unstable and would let you down but when you put your trust in the Lord, you would have no reason to worry or be afraid of disappointment.

“These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He who has the key [to the house] of David, He who opens and no one will [be able to] shut, and He who shuts and no one opens: ‘I know your deeds. See, I have set before you an open door which no one is able to shut, for you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not renounced or denied My name (REVELATION 3:7‭-‬8 AMP).

However, you must trust me and… be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV).

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13. October 2016 · Comments Off on DON’T ALLOW THE PAIN OF WAITING CAUSE YOU TO LOSE HOPE · Categories: Hope, Jesus Christ, Promise, Trusting God

“Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!” “NO, MY LORD!” SHE CRIED. “O MAN OF GOD, DON’T DECEIVE ME AND GET MY HOPES UP LIKE THAT.” But sure enough, the woman soon became pregnant. And at that time the following year she had a son, just as Elisha had said (2 Kings 4:16-17 NLT)

Beloved, if you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve waited and waited on God and nothing happened, then you won’t understand where this lady is coming from but I’m sure the rest of us totally understand.

I remember when my brother once told me a story of a grown man who waited for a very long time for a bus out in the cold London winter weather and when the bus eventually came, this man got on it and started to sob. Why are you crying sir? “I waited and waited and waited for the bus to come but it didn’t come”, he said. But aren’t you on the bus now? LOL. Beloved, why was this grown man crying? I believe it’s because there’s something about hoping and waiting for long periods of time that just doesn’t sit well with us. We can’t handle the pain of waiting.

In our feature text, we are told of this wealthy Shunammite woman. In a specific aspect of her life, she had concluded that all hope was lost. But what might have shattered her HOPE?

The bus just wasn’t coming. Over and over again, she had repeatedly failed in the area of child bearing. Each time the pregnancy test results came back with a negative, a little bit of her hope was chipped away until there was nothing left. The Bible says… Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12 NLT). Again, if you haven’t experienced long delays, you won’t understand. For this woman, it reached a point that instead of morning sickness, she experienced a sickness in the heart as her hope was deferred time after time. So, she decided this is just too painful. I just can’t take it anymore. I’ve got to stop this. She gave up because it was way easier to carry on without this expectation than to remain vulnerable and left heartbroken each time. Also, with her husband being old, their natural conditions were no longer favourable. So naturally speaking, hoping was just a waste of time.

She must have said what’s the point but then she looked to other things to fill the void (2 Kings 4:13). “At least, I’m comfortable in other aspects of life. I’m wealthy and influential. Maybe God doesn’t want me to have a child and that’s why He has blessed me in the other areas”. That’s always our way of anesthetizing the pain. She took her hope of ever having a child, locked it up in a box and threw it into the sea, never to be retrieved and now addresses the man of God as a liar. No! The devil is the liar because sure enough, the woman soon had a son.

Beloved, the bus finally came. Dare to hope again?

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04. August 2016 · Comments Off on DON’T GIVE UP… ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD · Categories: Help, Hope, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Restoration, Trusting God, Victory

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: BUT DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD HIS GOD (1 Samuel 30:6 KJV).

Beloved, Scripture says… to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more (Luke 12:48 NKJV). So, don’t be deceived, any kind of leadership position be it a parent, a minister, a boss or a supervisor, can be a great burden. So, what do you do when all odds are against you and all the people that look up to you now turn against you because they no longer have faith in you? They are very distressed but you too are also distressed. Times like that can be overwhelming but it’s not the time to give up. Rather it’s the time to turn to the Lord.

David had just been sent back home, rejected from going to battle with the Philistines, only to find out that they had been raided. Their town was burned to the ground, and their wives and children taken as prisoners. David and his men wept until they were exhausted. Out of frustration, his men turned on him. It’s your fault David. They were about to stone him to death. Maybe it would make them feel better. But David didn’t say his last prayer. NO. He turned to God.

The Amplified Bible says …DAVID ENCOURAGED AND STRENGTHENED HIMSELF IN THE LORD HIS GOD. He must have remembered all the promises God had made to him and knowing that they still had to be fulfilled, he determined in his heart that this can’t be the end. He asked God for strength, reaffirmation and direction.

David prayed to God, “Shall I go after these raiders? Can I catch them?” The answer came, “Go after them! Yes, you’ll catch them! Yes, you’ll make the rescue!” (1 Samuel 30:7-8 MSG)

David found renewed strength. He went after that devil… David pounced. He fought them from before sunrise until evening of the next day. None got away except for four hundred of the younger men who escaped by riding off on camels. David rescued everything the Amalekites had taken. And he rescued his two wives! Nothing and no one was missing—young or old, son or daughter, plunder or whatever. David recovered the whole lot. He herded the sheep and cattle before them, and they all shouted, “David’s plunder!” (1 Samuel 30:17-20 MSG)

That’s how the story ends. Had David given up, he would have lost everything… What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NKJV).

Beloved, don’t think of quitting. Find strength in the Lord. Blank out everything and turn to His word. He will tell you how ‘He will never leave nor forsake you’. He will tell you that ‘you are more than a conqueror’. He will show you the way out. He will tell you the victory that is ahead of you.

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26. July 2016 · Comments Off on ‏TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE FACTS OF YOUR SITUATION‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Hope, Jesus Christ, Patience, Perseverance, Praise, Promise, Trusting God

His faith did not fail, ALTHOUGH HE WAS WELL AWARE THAT his impotent body, after nearly 100 years, was as good as dead and that Sarah’s womb, too, was dead. In spite of all this, his faith in God’s promise did not falter. In fact, his faith grew as he gave glory to God because he was supremely confident that God could deliver on His promise (Romans 4:19-21 VOICE).

ALTHOUGH HE WAS WELL AWARE THAT‎…

Beloved, whenever you are presented with an impossible situation, this is always one portion of scripture to keep in front of you because if Abraham was fully aware of the impossible situation that himself and his wife faced, and he still found it in him to believe what God promised which is that he would be the father of many nation, then it proves that truly nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37)

And I love that God honoured his faith because God rewards great faith (Hebrews 11:6). Abraham was fully aware of the facts presented before Him but he made a conscious decision to take his focus of the facts and place it on the God who made the promises because he probably knew very well that ‎once you focus on the facts and meditate on it, you are no longer giving your faith a chance to work‎.

Beloved… faith proceeds from hearing, as we listen to the message about God’s Anointed (Romans 10:17 VOICE)… not ‎by hearing the word of your situation.

The other point to note here is that like someone said, faith comes by hearing and not just reading and this is why you have to keep meditating on the promises of God for your situation until it speaks to you. That’s when you get impregnated by the word and in no time, you are sure to give birth to your promise.

The opposite of this position is to lose hope because once you lose hope, you have nothing to stand on because as we know‎… Faith is the assurance of THINGS YOU HAVE HOPED FOR, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen (Hebrews 11:1 VOICE).

Thinking of the Shunammite woman, she told Elisha… “O man of God, don’t deceive me and get my hopes up like that.” (2 Kings 4:16 NLT). What she was telling Elisha was don’t get my hopes up only for me to be disappointed. She was so afraid of getting her hopes up and then being disappointed but she needed to hope again.

Beloved, what are your eyes fixed on? Have you looked at your situation and lost hope based on what you see? Remember… hope does not involve what we already have or see. For who goes around hoping for what he already has? But if we wait expectantly for things we have never seen, then we hope with true perseverance and eager anticipation (Romans 8:24-25 VOICE).

TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE FACTS OF YOUR SITUATION and just continue to wait on the Lord, praising your way through.

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17. April 2016 · Comments Off on WAITING ON THE LORD‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Hope, Jesus Christ, Patience, Promise, Trusting God

So here I am. The Eternal has spared my life these 45 years… HERE I AM TODAY, 85 YEARS OLD, STILL AS STRONG… ABLE TO FIGHT AND ABLE TO WORK. SO NOW I ASK THAT YOU GIVE ME THIS HILL COUNTRY THE ETERNAL SPOKE ABOUT ON THAT DAY. You heard then how the Anakim were there with great fortified cities, and so they are still. BECAUSE THE ETERNAL GOES WITH ME, I WILL DRIVE THEM OUT, JUST AS HE HAS SAID (Joshua 14:10-12 VOICE).

Beloved, someone recently asked the question; “what do you do when you’ve been praying to God about something for a very long time and it seems like He isn’t responding? I said “well, to be honest, there are moments when we get discouraged because like the Bible says… Hope deferred makes the heart sick… (Proverbs 13:12). The Voice translation says… Hope postponed grieves the heart…

Yes, if I must admit, there’s a frustration that comes with the waiting but the truth is that regardless of how we feel, we must never lose hope.

In our feature text, we have Caleb who was made a promise at the age of 40 and now at the age of 85, he walks up to Joshua to say… HERE I AM TODAY, 85 YEARS OLD, STILL AS STRONG… ABLE TO FIGHT AND ABLE TO WORK. SO NOW I ASK THAT YOU GIVE ME THIS HILL COUNTRY THE ETERNAL SPOKE ABOUT ON THAT DAY…

So, the question is “why and where did Caleb get the patience to wait for 45 years for that promise and were did he get his strength from?”

I believe the answer is because he believed that the God that made the promise is faithful to His promise. He also believed in and trusted in the Lord’s ability then at the age of 40 (Numbers 14:8-9) and He still believed in and trusted in it now at the age of 85 and though we change and may grow old and weak, God never changes and that was how Caleb got his strength… BECAUSE THE ETERNAL GOES WITH ME, I WILL DRIVE THEM OUT, JUST AS HE HAS SAID.

Beloved, 45 years may seem a long time and when we take our focus away from the Lord, we faint and get weary… but those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired (Isaiah 40:31 AMP).

The VOICE translation says… those who trust in the Eternal One will regain their strength…

Do you need to regain some strength? Remember that… For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20 AMP).

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11. April 2016 · Comments Off on WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO GIVE THAT WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE? · Categories: Action, Change, God's Plan, Healing, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Restoration, Testimony, Victory

The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” (Acts 3:5-6 NLT)

The Bible records that there was a man crippled from birth that always sat by the church gate to beg from those going into the church. I can only imagine how people treated him. Some, if they bothered at all, may just throw money into his bowl without looking at him but not Peter and John. They knew they were called to be the salt and light of the world; people called to make a difference. As they were about to enter the church, the man asked them for the usual handout but… Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” (Acts 3:4 NLT). We are a different kind of Christians. We have power.

Beloved, today, we live in a world where many have said there is no God. They come up with all sorts of reasons why they shouldn’t believe in Jesus. But how are we responding? Are we sitting round the table at lunch time at work talking about how bad the economy is or are we doing things to prove them wrong?

In our feature text, just as Jesus promised, the Holy Spirit comes on believers in power, enabling them to do miracles like this. Now they can participate in the truth of the good news in such a way that made a remarkable difference in this man’s life… All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! They all rushed out in amazement to… where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John. PETER SAW HIS OPPORTUNITY and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness? For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this… (Acts 3:9-13 NLT).

PETER SAW HIS OPPORTUNITY and addressed the crowd…

Beloved, I don’t know about you but I don’t just want to be a talking Christian. I want to do what Jesus said I can when He said “…anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works… (John 14:12 NLT).

We no longer have time for too much talk. If we want to win souls for Jesus, let’s show the world how He can make a difference in their lives. This lame man…  jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, HE WENT INTO THE TEMPLE WITH THEM (Acts 3:8 NLT).

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17. January 2016 · Comments Off on DON’T FORGET THAT THE LORD IS YOUR HELPER‏ · Categories: Help, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus Christ

I look up at the vast size of the mountains— from where will my help come in times of trouble? The Eternal Creator of heaven and earth and these mountains will send the help I need (Psalm 121:1-2 VOICE).

There are times we find ourselves in overwhelming situations and the first thing that the enemy would have us believe is that we are helpless. As I was reading the story of Jacob and his family, that’s exactly what came to mind. His daughter was raped and seeing that their dad did not immediately take action (just like we sometimes feel when we think that the Lord is too slow to take action), his sons took matters into their own hands but instead of making things better, they made it worse by performing mass slaughter (Genesis 34:25-26) and then their father reacts in this hopeless and helpless manner…You have brought a lot of trouble to me… I DON’T HAVE HUGE ARMIES OF MEN TO DEFEND US. If they all decide to gather against me and attack me, I WILL BE DESTROYED ALONG WITH MY ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD (Genesis 34:30 VOICE).

I DON’T HAVE HUGE ARMIES OF MEN TO DEFEND US… I WILL BE DESTROYED ALONG WITH MY ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD… Really Jacob? However, I love that though he doesn’t acknowledge the Lord, the Lord still appears to him and says Jacob, that’s not exactly true…. Get up, go back to Bethel, and settle there. Build an altar to Me, to the God who appeared to you when you ran away from your brother, Esau (Genesis 35:1 VOICE).

The Lord appears to him and says “hello!… don’t forget I’m still here… Hello… Hello… Can anyone hear me? Remember Me… I am God. The same God that intervened when you were in big trouble with your brother, Esau and let’s not forget I also saved you from Uncle Laban”.

Many times, we are quick to panic when there’s a crisis and we forget all about God, but the Lord says… be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic… For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT)

Beloved, do you feel totally helpless? Please remember that… God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1 NLT). You are never alone. Jesus said… I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever… He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]… (John 14:16-19 AMP).

There is no situation that is hopeless before God and He wants to help you today. Why not just simply reach out and say Lord, I really need your help… please help me.

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31. December 2015 · Comments Off on THE WEAPON DID NOT PROSPER‏ · Categories: Choices, God's Plan, Hope, Jesus Christ, Pain, Suffering, Thanks giving

No weapon formed against you shall prosper… (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV).

“Many of us are nursing wounds from weapons that did not prosper”. When I heard these words recently, I couldn’t shake it off. What this means is that we didn’t get to experience anything near what the enemy intended for us but yet can’t get over whatever discomfort we had to face. However, if the Lord should really open our eyes to see what the enemy planned for us, we would be speechless. The truth is that the Lord diverted many things because He still has plans for our future and that’s something to be grateful about.

I’m thinking of Joseph… When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming… they made plans to kill him (Genesis 37:18 NLT). That was their plan but if God didn’t have His own plan for Joseph’s future, he would have been killed. Rather, they changed their mind and threw him into a pit (Genesis 37:21-24). That weapon did not proper. Can you imagine what would have happened if Joseph got stuck in that moment of his life, nursing wounds saying “I can’t move on because my brothers threw me into a bit and then sold me into slavery. Don’t you think the Lord would have said “common, Joseph, but for my intervention, you would have been dead”.

Beloved, think back over the last 12 months, are you nursing wounds from weapons that didn’t prosper? Don’t you think that if those weapons had really prospered, you won’t be alive today? But the fact that you’re reading this today means that the Lord stopped the enemy’s plans concerning you.

I personally know someone that the Lord miraculously intervened when they were about to be involved in a car accident. A few weeks later, this same person was almost molested but the molester immediately stopped and later apologised, admitting that they saw a bright light shine from her. Hmmm… a few weeks after that, this same person unknowingly found herself on the scene of a gang crime and as she stopped to help the victim, the gang members drove off. Little did she know that they were waiting for her somewhere and as she drove off, they started chasing her. She got to a point where she couldn’t escape anymore but when one of the guys came out of their car and pointed a gun at her face, he couldn’t shoot. He just walked away.

None of those weapons prospered but you can only imagine how such incidents can keep one traumatised but she has to realise that those weapons didn’t prosper and move on.

Beloved, I’m not sure what your year has been like but you have to decide to stop nursing wounds from weapons that did not prosper, let go and move on to what the Lord has for you.

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 (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).

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