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God’s promises must come to pass

Keep on praying

Sometimes we undergo seasons in which we can’t see the beauty of life anymore. Worse yet, the seasons may seem endless and we feel like withdrawing.

But it shouldn’t be so to believers. When things seem to be running south, our faith should remain rock solid. When we’re being pressed under the carpet, we should wiggle our way out.

Israel experienced a prolonged drought during Ahab’s reign. At the same time, Ahab was annihilating God’s prophets. But Elijah, the prophet stood firm in the faith. He didn’t lose hope and retire from his assignment. So, God manifested Himself powerfully and it was known all over Israel that Elijah was a true prophet of a true God.

Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was heavy rain.

1 Kings 18: 44 – 45.

Elijah’s servant looked towards the sea six times seeing no sign of rain. However, at the seventh time, he saw a small cloud that soon produced heavy rains. 

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.”

James 5:17–18.

Amid scarcity/drought, God’s children should continue to pray fervently. It doesn’t matter how adverse the drought is, or for how long they have waited, at the seventh time there is going to be an abundance of rain. If God promises, it must come to pass.

Maybe you’ve waited for too long and you’re on the verge of resigning. I want to tell you that, no season is eternal. Do not, therefore, stop praying. Prayers unlock doors to God’s abundance. Just hold on in faith; endure the hardships, hostilities, temptations, delays… Do not quit, soon you’re going to experience an abundance of showers of blessings. Amen!

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God’s wisdom far surpasses that of man

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20–21.

Glory to God because He doesn’t answer prayers according to our wishes or how we present our desires and needs to Him. He answers according to the power that works in us.

Daniel and his colleagues got on a verge of a fiasco when it was taught that all the wise men would be annihilated on failure to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Instead of worry, they chose to seek God’s mercy because they had faith in their God.

“Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”

Daniel 2:17–19.

These scriptures confirm that the wisdom of the heavenly Kingdom far surpasses that of the earthly kingdom. When we seek God’s wisdom (not man’s) amid dilemma, He creates a way of escape. God won’t allow those who seek His mercies to perish with those who seek earthly wisdom.

“For the Wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness.””

1 Corinthians 3:19.

Oftentimes, God seems to be silent or to have delayed, and we might lose hope. Amazingly, it is in that moment when He answers in the most extraordinary, supernatural and exciting manner.

It is better to keep on waiting on God in faith, regardless of the nature of the circumstances than to lose hope. Amen.

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We never outgrow dependence on our heavenly Father

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

John 15:7–8

In the earthly kingdom, our earthly fathers expect that, when we grow up, we stop depending on them. In the heavenly Kingdom, we never outgrow dependence on our heavenly Father.

The more we abide in Him, the more we receive from Him; the more we grow. This is our Father’s glory! Contrary, the more we abide in our earthly fathers, the more they push us away, sometimes when we need their help most.

Therefore, no matter what happens, whether small or big, whether the people you depend on push you away or not, it cannot break God’s covenant of peace and kindness from His children. He’s a merciful God.

It is better to focus on the promises of the author and the finisher of our faith than to focus on the gravity of circumstances and people who can change at any time.

“For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

Isaiah 54:10

The one whose promises are yes and amen says,

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away”.

Matthew 24:35.

The creator and the owner of all things assures us,

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:32.

When you discover your true Father, you stop depending on earthly fathers. You leave everything the world promises—false treasures and pleasures; you leave everything in the hands of your heavenly Father. You rest in your Father’s Kingdom of true love, mercy and abundant grace. You maintain eternal peace and fulfilment. Amen!