Praise the name of the Lord forever, amen!
Are you afflicted?
Are you Oppressed ?
Are you passing through turbulent situations and difficult circumstances of Life?
Is things going down the drain?
Are you at the verge of Hopelessness?
God is saying to you today, that he is with you, more often than not, we are used to contemplating even what the word of the Lord as said, and it is always due to lack of Faith, or lack of a Bible based Christian Life, just as a Serious minded student would take pleasure in studying adequately to see to it, that he/she accomplish outstanding success in academic studies, so also Christian Believers are supposed to be addicted to the word of God, if we must have the basic and fundamental understanding of the God whom we serve, the closest access to God is his WORD, when you are regular with your study of the word of God you are surely going to hearing and receiving from God always.
There is a state of mind, that you must have before you can adequately and efficiently hear the Voice of God and that state of mind is a gradual and constructive work that can only be accomplished when you get yourself acquainted with the word of God.
The Spirit of God that we contacted, when we are fully baptized in The Holyghost, grants us access into walking with God both as saints and as a father-son relationship, God is a spirit, so for us to walk with him, we have to be be in the spirit also, and that is why, Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit, which is meant to guide us into all truth, teach us all things, comfort us and bring to our remembrance, all that is important for Life and Godliness.
A major reason why we must walk with God is that, even God promises that he will be with us to the end f the world, that means “We have an ever abiding presence, which is true, there are various faucets through which this can be proven, it can be via a rescue from the plan of the enemy, which testifies to you that God is with you, it can also be through the anointing and the unction of the spirit, by which you can command exploits and breakthrough in Life, Destiny and of course, Ministry.
The Bible says, The Just Shall Live by his FAITH – Habakkuk 2:4, so in the face of tribulation, hard circumstances and opposition, the survival password is “your FAITH”.
It’s a pity in our world today, most believers don’t keep their faith, they don’t build up their faith, and when challenges comes, they seems too light to handle it, and that is why they easily lose their FAITH.
And let’s not forget that the Bible says “By Faith the Elders obtain a good report – Hebrews 11:2 .
But what kind of Faith is the Bible talking about here?
The oral of your walk with God, your entire Christian Life, your journey with the lord on the earth, how you serve, seek, follow after God with all your heart.
This is what makes up for your FAITH, This is the true Christianity, your prayers, your study of the word of God, your personal fellowship and fellowship with the brethren, they are all avenues through you build your faith and strengthen your walk with the Lord.
So, we must be conscious of the fact that, God is with us, he promises he will be with us even to the end of the World, it doesn’t matter what you might be going through, God says, “He is with you“, and if he says it, he will do it, because “God is not a man that he will lie, nor the son of man that he shall repent of his word, – Numbers 23:19 .
What do you do when you are Face with difficult Situations and Hard times?
- Remember the promise of God : God promises to continually and always be with you, so this is not the time to give up o give in, rather continue to believe in his ever abiding presence, Remember the promise of God in the Book of Isaiah 43:2 – When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
2. Don’t lose your FAith : This is your winning key, it is not the time to slow down, it is not the time to stop going to church, you must never allow any external influence to determine your Faith and walk with God, rather in full assurance that its going to turn around for you, continue to walk with the Lord in faith, don’t let go of your conviction of the word of God, remember the Bible says “Ye have a more sure word of Prophecy – 2 Peter 1:19 . So the word of God is a word of prophecy, whatever word you receive from the lord, either as rhema or in the written word, hold unto it, believe it and it shall surely come to fulfillment.
3 Know that it’s only for a While : You must be continually conscious of the fact that, the challenges and difficult situations in the life of a true Child of God is only for a while, it is never forever, it not God’s agenda for his people to be afflicted or oppressed!
The Bible says “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you – 1 Peter 5:10 .
Let’s this conscious be there, that no matter what is wrong now, it is going to turn, the table is turning even again in my Favor, God will show up again and prove himself as the almighty and you’d be glad again, remember the Bible says “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream – Psalm 126:1 .
So God is about to turn your Captivity and you are yet going to be daze and be in a dreaming state, as it will be amaze what the Lord will do for you.
4 Give Yourself to Prayer : The Kingdom of God is not bread and meat, every Faith that makes God totally responsible for the outcome of our life and situation is an irresponsible faith, FAITH always have a work demand attached to it… There is always that thing that you must do for God to show up!
Prayer is one of the requirement that is leveled upon our shoulder, if we truly want to see a total change, liberation and transformation in our lives, You can’t be praying and nothing is working! This is not possible!
JESUS CHRIST our lord is our perfect example in this context, he prayed! While he was on earth, he continually give him to prayer, so as to ensure he fulfill the purpose for which he was sent, some people’s affliction as gone pass the stipulated time the bible calls “A while”, their suffering as passed beyond a while, and in such situation, there is serious demand for prayer!
The Bible gave us some important charge to pray, when you know God is with you, and when you pass throhgh fire, he says, he will be with you, then you can not afford to keep quiet! Pray unto him, pray unto him that answereth prayers, so that your desired change will come speedily!
Some Bible references that charges us to pray!
Pray without ceasing – 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full – John 16:24.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith – Mark 11:23 .
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much – James 5:16 .
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways – Job 22:28.
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children – Isaiah 66:8 .
Then Jesus got up early in the morning when it was still very dark, departed, and went out to a deserted place, and there he spent time in prayer – Mark 1:35 .
5 Give God Thanks always : A Praise-ful Christian is a Winning Christian, when you are always in Thanksgiving, you are always winning, because you can not be exalting God above your situation in praise, and it will still remain there No!
As a matter of fact, another way by which you prove to God that you have Faith in him over every situations of Life, is by giving him Thanks in the midst of contradicting situations and circumstances, when you give God praise and Glory, you are bound to experience speedy Divine intervention, because there is nothing happening to you on the earth, that is powerful or beyond the heavens, so if you give God thanks to God above, then he shall step in to your situation and turn it around for a testimony!
This is the true and living God we serve, he is a mighty Go indeed.
The Bible says;
17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places – Habakkuk 3:17-19 .
Also, I want to to take note of the Scriptures below;
The Bible says: “Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.” (Psalm 67:5-7).
So God does mind blowing things in praise, remember the case of Paul and Silas in the prison, their experience was the confirmation of the ever abiding presence of God, which is the promise of God, they prayed and they praise, God stepped into their case and worked a magnificent miracle to the end that the world really even till today, can say, this is only God!
So in the face of Contradicting situations, always learn to give God praise and Glory! #Always!
Remember the ever abiding presence, which as been made available to us in the word of God;
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee (Isaiah 43:2).
The Lord bless you and come true for you in every situations in the name of Jesus!