YEAR END MESSAGE

Here is the year end message for you brethren. Based on a Latin American tradition, individuals write down unpleasant, embarrassing memories and bad issues from the past year and throw them into an industrial-strength shredder. Or some take a sledgehammer to their good riddance item.

The writer of Psalm 103 goes beyond suggesting that people say good riddance to unpleasant memories. He reminded us that God bids good riddance to our sins. In his attempt to express God’s vast love for His people, the psalmist used word pictures. He compared the vastness of God’s love to the distance between the heavens and the earth (v. 11).

Then the psalmist talked about His forgiveness in spatial terms. As far as the place where the sun rises is from the place where the sun sets, so the Lord has removed His people’s sins from them (v. 12). They psalmist wanted God’s people to know that His love and forgiveness were infinite and complete. God freed His people from the power of their transgressions by fully pardoning them.

Good news! We don’t have to wait until the New Year to experience breakthrough! Through our faith in Jesus, when we confess and turn from our sins, He bids good riddance to them and casts them into the depths of the sea.

2 Corinthians 2:19-20,  For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed among you …was not “Yes” and “No,” but in Him it has always been “Yes.” For all the promises of God are "Yes" in Christ. … Paul said he didn’t preach a Yes and No Jesus to anybody, Christ always says YES. Does that mean YES to every funny request and lustful desires? The answer is also given in the text, “all the promises of God are "Yes" in Christ”. So if your desires and requests are in tandem with God’s promises, the answer you will get in Christ is YES!

When you are convinced that God won’t say no, then you will seek him resolutely till you get your miracle.  “…for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” That is faith! (Heb 11:6). Faith is the conviction that God will surely and will soon say Yes!

When the wine finished at the wedding at Cana, Mary told Jesus. But his reply was “Woman, … My hour has not yet come.” (Jhn 2:3-4). Although that response didn’t sound encouraging, the important thing to Mary was that Jesus hadn’t said no! Immediately, Mary began to act in faith. He told the servants “Whatever He says to you, do it.” (vs 6).
That is, if he hasn’t said NO, then I should expect a YES and a miracle. Truly, soon after, Jesus said YES and performed the miracle. Receive heaven’s Yes today in Jesus name!

In Matt 15:22 A Canaanite woman ran to Jesus for helped because of her demon-possessed daughter. But He did not answer her a word. Jesus silence to this woman’s cry was interpreted as NO by the disciples, so they said “"Send her away…." But the woman kept shouting, because even though Jesus said nothing, she believed silence didn't mean NO! Even when Jesus likened her to dogs, for her that never meant a NO ! Her faith got her a YES and a miracle! I hope someone won’t give up on God even if the answer tarries and the storms increased! Increased difficulty does not indicate a NO from God, wait on him .

YES in Christ also mean an assurance that the Lord will continuously act in your interest and for your good. This also include when the Lord is silent or seemingly delaying or even when the Lord’s action looks contrary to your expectation. Yes and Amen in Christ is the affirmation that all things work together for good to them that loves the Lord (Rom 8:28).

Its few days to the end of the year, but I encourage you never to give up on God for those pending reques because even if he hasn’t done it, he hasn’t said NO yet. God will not disapprove whatever relates to your peace and comfort. “And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” (Lk 1:45). God hasn’t said No, Expect a miracle!

This year shall not go with your testimony in Jesus name!

"In perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1. In Isaiah 25:1–5, after prophesying Israel’s punishment and subsequent deliverance from her enemies, the prophet praises God for His plans. All these “wonderful things,” Isaiah notes, had been “planned long ago” (v. 1), yet they included some arduous times.

It can be hard to hear God saying no, and even harder to understand when we’re praying for something good—like someone’s deliverance from a crisis. That’s when we need to hold on to the truth of God’s good plans. We may not understand why, but we can keep trusting in His love, goodness, and faithfulness.

Lord, give me the faith to keep trusting You even when You say no. When God says no, He has a plan. Keep trusting Him!

Throughout Isaiah we see dark and dire prophecies interspersed with oases of hope. We may think these dramatically different sections contrast with each other—and they do—but they’re also complementary. Note how Isaiah 25 responds to previous pronouncements of judgment, which the prophet praises God for.

"If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

Now to become successful 2019 , you need to do the following

BELIEVE while others are doubting.
PLAN  while others are playing.
STUDY while others are sleeping.
DECIDE while others are delaying.
PREPARE while others are day-dreaming.
BEGINwhile others are procrastinating.
WORK while others are wishing
INVEST while others are wasting.
LISTEN while others are talking.
SMILE while others are frowning.
COMMEND while others are criticizing.

PERSIST while others are quitting.

PATIENCE while others are impatience.

2019 will be great if you believe. Year 2019 shall not go with your testimony in Jesus name!

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