EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRY
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 6, No. 8 – Sunday, 18th April, 2021
(Jn.20:11-18, Lk.11:5-13, 18:1-8)
NOTHING HINDERS TENACITY FROM MEETING ITS TARGET
The great God has created us all differently. Even our stars differ too. 1 Cor.15:41 informs us that “one star differeth from another star in glory”.
It is a statement of spiritual fact that some stars are swifter in meeting their targets than others. This is why some human beings receive answers to their prayers faster than others. But this spiritual equation can always be changed depending on the owner of the star being asked to fetch a given solution. The question is how?
He who gives up before the finish line is the biggest loser of all time. Men must understand certain facts about certain undeniable realities in the spirit realm. It is a fact known to spiritual reality that all human beings have their own stars; that all stars are living entities; that all stars have the ability to perform one function or the other even such functions such as partaking in warfare on one’s behalf (see Judges 5:20); that sometimes stars need to be propelled for certain actions to occur and for certain events to happen within the time of need; that some stars are faster than others within spiritual space.
He who knows this truth ought to know that stars need help to perform their rightful actions on certain occasions. But this edition is not a discourse about stars. The point is persistence otherwise called tenacity is key to accomplishing any feat of success. Our first text clearly indicates this.
Whilst others had given up and returned home, Mary rather persisted in the search for the Lord. In the end, didn’t her tenacity pay off? Understand dear beloved, men did not see the Lord, but a woman saw Him first by dint of tenacity. Great Apostles quit so easily, and did not see the Lord, but a mere member-disciple saw Him. The vision of the two angels sitting at the head and at the foot of the place where the Lord lay was not seen by the great Apostles but by the woman, Mary, the woman from whom the Lord had driven out seven demons. Tenacity was the difference.
How long have you tarried in your expectation for that miracle, sister? Having prayed so much prayers on that single subject, is it time to give up? Learn the lesson of tenacity from Mary Magdalene.
Know this: that the Longer we tarry before God on any given issue informs us and God how much we trust Him that He is there and that He will show up in the end. Do you know that brother who waited for seven years only to have God fulfill a five minutes vision? What do you call that other than tenacity?
When we give up, it is always a sign to God that we have another God who can do it for us other than the God whom we have been waiting on. Do you have any such alternative God?
IN THE END, HAVING A PLAN B SHOULD GOD FAIL TO TURN UP ON TIME IS THE ATTITUDE OF SATAN AND HIS UNBELIEVING CHILDREN. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT ‘UNTIL A MAN BECOMES AN UNCOMPROMISING NON-CONFORMIST, HE WILL BOW TO ANYTHING AND TO EVERYTHING’. BOW TO GOD ALONE AND NEVER BOW TO “NO” OR “NEVER”. YOU WILL SOON GET TO THE FINISH LINE.
Question and Answer Section
Question: The great questions again! When was the last time that you preached to any soul? Do you serve God with joyful heart or with reluctance? How much hurt is in your soul against that fellow? Won’t rather forgive them and forget their mischief so that you can rightly serve your loving Father? When was the last time you smiled genuinely and truly from your heart about yourself bearing in mind the bright days to come? when was the last time you heard a force praying within your belly without your consciousness? When was the last time you gave something to support God’s work apart from your tithes and offerings? When was the last time you supported any man to fulfill a divine or a personal agenda? When was the last time you put smile on the face of someone?
Counseling, Prayers and Appointments: Please contact. Alternatively, meet us every Sunday at the address below:
Suite 26, 2nd Floor, Nikky Africana Plaza, 70C Allen Avenue, Opposite UBA/MTN Office, Ikeja, Lagos. Or: every Tuesday at Chapel of Christ The Light Alausa, Ikeja from 12 noon for lunch-break fellowship and reenergizing motivation for progress of every kind.
Further information: Be informed that this Ministry has only one Facebook page and no other. Any other Facebook page is counterfeit. Any Concerns or questions about this Facebook page should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The General Superintendent Minister of this Ministry therefore pleads and urges you to desist from all such fake and ungodly Facebook pages. Our website is: www.expressimageglory.com
Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
Recommended Bible Scripture For New Converts And The Newly Restored: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN.
HYMN: My Faith Looks Up To Thee
1. O God, I repent most sincerely for every point where I have set alternatives to you.
2. O God, please pour out your grace upon me to tarry to the end.
3. Revisit before God any issue which you have given up on.
4. Present your personal petitions.