Sunday, August 19, 2018

DON'T GIVE UP THE BEGINNING IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST

Our God has a perfect perspective of everything we experience. The psalmist wrote, “For He looked down from His holy height; from heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to set free those who were doomed to death” (Psalm 102:19–20 nasb).

Like the hurting people pictured in Psalm 102, we are often locked into the present with its struggles, “groaning” with despair. But God sees our lives from beginning to end. Our Lord is never caught off guard by the things that can blindside us. As the psalmist anticipated, His perfect perspective will lead to an ultimate rescue that sets free even those “doomed to death” (vv. 20, 27–28).

In difficult moments, remember: We may not know what is coming next, but our Lord does. We can trust Him with every moment that stretches before us. Focusing on Christ puts everything else into perspective.

Altitude expands our field of view, not just our perspective. From the heights we can see things that are hidden from us when we are on the ground. This can be an analogy for God’s view of our life. God looks down from the heavens and sees us (Psalm 102:19). His view takes in both time and space; He sees the ends of the earth and the beginning and end of our lives. How does knowing that God sees everything from beginning to end offer comfort?

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:15‬ ‭KJV.

Dearly beloved and friends, our God is a very progressive God.He is always on the move and in the right directions at all times.What is holding you down from actualizing your destiny?Stop running in circles, move forward.Moving forward,means it's a time to break from cycles, habits, patterns and routines that have been unproductive and unhealthy, you have been going round long enough; move forward.



You can't practically re-live the past ,no matter how hard you may try.It is over. The past is a place of reference and not a place of residence. Better and glorious days are ahead,they are filled with possibilities and joy (Isaiah 4:5; John 16:24; Proverbs 22:29) Don't be stuck in the past. The past is past. (Isaiah 43:18-29). Remember,time moves forward and waits for no man(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8), nothing stays the same(Daniel 2:21). We must never accept as permanent what is supposed to only be temporary; never give the "temporary" permission to become "permanent".
To move forward involves personal conviction and determination, even when others don't see it that way and are even ready to oppose you or go the other way, remember David, he encouraged himself in the Lord his God (1 Samuel 30:6).



Commit your ways to the Lord. Revisit the Vision ,understand it afresh. A leader is a loner, try carry and persuade others along, but you must move forward even if they are unwilling; ask for grace so to do. Run by the rules and keep your eyes on the Lord our guide, the Lord Jesus Christ

Luke  10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:  10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Many are times we are much  busy at doing what pleases us,  neglecting the things that pleases  God.

Many are too occupied with natural things of this world neglecting the spiritual duties God has committed to us.  

What profit are you to  Christ and God, since you have been named with Him?We keep asking from God,  yet we fail to give Him what He deserves. Apostle Paul said, "all that were gained to me I consider lost for the sake of Christ" Your whole life is meaningless if it makes no meaning to God. What profit have you made for God,  who has given you many things even before you request for it.
I have even heard of thee,that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee (Daniel 5:14).

In the Old Testament, Daniel was celebrated as one whohadanexcellent spirit; he was blessed with excellent wisdom. Another example is King Solomon, who was esteemed as the wisest man that ever lived, until Jesus. However, as much as we may admire the excellence and wisdom of Daniel and Solomon, we have something in the New Testament that they both didn’t have—Christ! He’s our wisdom.

Colossians 2:3 says in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In other words, He’s the embodiment of all wisdom and knowledge. This same Christ, according to 1 Corinthians 1:30, has been made unto you wisdom: “But of him* (God) are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom….” Therefore, in Christ, you have access to all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

This is greater and better than what Solomon had. The One that gave Solomon wisdom, who is Himself wisdom, lives in you. When you made Jesus the Lord of your life, and He took up His abode in the quarters of your heart, Wisdom took up His abode in you.

Thus, not only has Jesus become your Saviour and Lord, He’s also your wisdom, meaning you’re sound, wise, sagacious, and perspicacious. Affirm it! Say, “Christ is my wisdom; therefore, I talk and deal wisely always; He directs my thinking. He has anointed my mind to receive sanctified thoughts; wisdom is seen and heard in me always!”

Live victoriously every day by taking advantage of the wisdom of God available to you in Christ Jesus. Through wisdom, you’ll know how to manage your home, your family, your business, finances, and everything about your life. Keep learning God’s Word, and avail yourself of the privileges and advantages of divine wisdom.

Proverbs 4:7-8
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. [8] Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

One of the greatest inspired word in the Bible that keeps us from the devil's grab was when Apostle Paul said, "For we are not ignorant of his (devil) devices. We know that everything we see in this world is created by humans. And we also know by revelation that the whole world is in the power of the wicked one. So, it is pivotal for us to know that the father and director of all who believes not in God through Jesus is the devil. And this devil operates inside them to formulate standards, norms and traditions. And these forms that were formulated are in the real sense a motive to bring down God's children. And that is the major reason why God said in the old testament that the Israelites should not serve what others serve and should likewise not fear what they fear. Meanwhile, Jesus made it clearer in the new testament that "whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters".

The only person against Jesus is the devil but we only see his agents which are humans but not the devil himself. So it will be to your detriment as a child of God not to see and understand the systems that has been created to bring sons and daughters of God down by the devil.
Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy.

Am not saying to make enemies with people but you must conspicuously draw a line between yourself and the standards they live by. The standards of the world through a revelational sight will obviously show us all the evils in the world and how its meant to bring saints down.

The best thing to do is to get the reality you will live by in the word of God. Don't be a friend of the world, it's standards are poisonous to our faith and it's effects are eternally damaging.

Of course we are in this world, but we must not do what the world does, not see what the world sees, and also not talk the way the world talks. We are children of God and must necessarily live as one.
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.”Isaiah‬ ‭43:21‬KJV.

Dearly beloved and friends ,it's marvelous to see another brand new day. May we all fulfill the purpose of this gift amen.The question today is "why am I alive?" Do you know your existence is not an accident but a carefully crafted work of God to fit into a particular purpose in God’s plan at a period in life?Ponder about what David wrote :
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalms‬ ‭139:14‬. Are you fulfilling the mandate God gave to man in Genesis 1:26-28 ? :
1.Be fruitful(John 15:4)
2.Multiply(Matthew 14:19)
3.Replenish(John 2:8)
4.Subdue(Matthew 11:12)
5.Have dominion.(Philippians 2:10-11)

Have you lost or toyed with your mandate? It is never late to start afresh and ask the Lord to show you the real purpose of your existence. Paul, Daniel, Esther, Joseph and co found purpose and ran with the vision.It is your turn. Run !!!.
Prayer Points
1. Father ,thank You for giving me another lease of life,help me to finish well, please remove the spirit of complacency, stagnation and procrastination from my life, please propel me forward.
2.Father,I have no other guide but You, please take my eyes and mind off distractions.
4.Father,as I moved forward,please give me the divine strength and grace to surmount all obstacles on the way.
5.Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the divine wisdom that’s been made available to me in Christ. My thoughts, words, and actions are anointed to produce excellence. I’m catapulted to a place of honour and promotion, through your wisdom that’s at work in me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
6.Father, thank You for creating me; please help me to be focused on Your agenda for my life.
7.Father, please don't let me run another man’s race, please remove distractions from my way.
8.Father let all that is within me be totally surrendered unto You in Jesus name amen.


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