EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 2, No. 32 – Monday, 7th August, 2017
BEYOND THE STORM LIES YOUR MIRACLE
(Deuteronomy 1 and Deuteronomy 2)
Have you ever wondered why the storm seem to rage at its strongest when you are at the peak of your prayer and perhaps with fasting? There is no much need to so wonder. The secret is an open one; the force behind the storm wants you to doubt God and turn back.
The fact is that the enemy wants you to quit either:
(1) before the time appointed for your miracle,
(2) experience failure at the edge of your breakthrough, or
(3) the enemy wants you to be bitter and see God in a negative light.
Going by the eternal words of today’s text, you will discover that the enemy never takes up his arsenal of resistance until the moment the Christian comes to the full realization of taking steps to possess his possessions.
We understand from Deuteronomy chapters 1 and 2 that upon the arrival of the children of Israel in Kadesh-barnea having descended from Horeb, the land of Canaan (the promise land) was only eleven days away.
By this time, they had neither fought wars nor had too extreme difficulties. At this moment, the word of the Lord came to prophet Moses, the Man of God: instructing the people to go and possess the land of promise.
It was also at this time that the spirit of resistance through doubt, rebellion and murmuring awoke from its slumber. In the end, entry and possession which would have been accomplished within a period of about eleven days was confined to the waste bin of history for the next thirty-eight years which were equally years of warfare.
Think about that! Delay of thirty-eight years whilst already just eleven days before expected miracle. The point is this: hitherto you have been waiting on the Lord with your petitions. This time cannot be the time to lose heart.
For one, losing trust in God postpones the glorious day already within your reach. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I decree an end to your wilderness experience. Every force and storm that have hitherto driven you back from your entry gate to greatness shall be buried forever.
Realise therefore the following dear beloved:
(1) you are closer to your miracles than ever.
(2) You are being afflicted with doubts, physical attacks and dream attacks, fear, discouragement or further oppression because the enemy has something precious to take out of your hands.
The antidote is to resist him firmly in faith. Be consistent in the faithful confession of your mouth and heart. Your happiness gladdens the heart of the Lord; why then will He hold any interests in your sadness.
Finally, realize that it is never over even when it seems ended. God is always several steps ahead of man and satan. Therefore, the Eternal One cannot be outsmarted or outwitted. Give no moment of attention to those dreadful dreams; they are toothless bulldogs. They cannot bite.
IT IS THE GREATEST WISDOM TO KEEP ONE’S HEART STEADFASTLY STILL AND FOCUSED ON THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, REALISING THAT THE LORD’S QUIETNESS IN TIMES OF YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE’S STORM MEANS THE MOMENT OF HIS GREATEST CONCENTRATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE COMPLETION OF YOUR LIFE’S BUSINESS.
Altar call: 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 Psalm 54 in closing and pray more).
Hymn: Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Wow I feel like I’m the one who is being spoken to here.God bless you sir.