THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 5, No. 1 – Sunday, 5th January, 2020
(Dan.4:33-36, 2 Kings.8:1-6, Ruth.1, 2, 3)
SUSPENSION NOT CANCELLATION; DELAYED NOT DENIED: YOUR EXPECTATION WILL CERTAINLY BIRTH YOUR MANIFESTATION
Welcome to a glorious brand New Year in Jesus name. Be reminded that the New Year, year 2020 is a complete year of victories, hope, mercy, solution and achievements. I decree that in the accomplishment of God’s greatness in this New Year, our record of success will not be empty.
Let me begin this edition of The Message Now with a few hard facts. It is a statement of hard truth that one of the most difficult people to convince is a discouraged, depressed or a spiritually dead person. The question is why is this so?
It is so because the discouraged, the depressed and the spiritually dead often hold the argument that ‘I have tried this and that before. Therefore it is not new’. Other times, some even query by noting that ‘where was God when so and so were happening to me?’
Beloved, maybe this too is similar to your experience in the just gone year, 2019. And perhaps you aren’t expecting much difference with the New Year, 2020. Understand that to fail to have an expectation is to deliberately plan for non-achievements.
Note that for any good thing to manifest in the realm of reality there must first and foremost exist an expectation of that good thing in the heart of man. For expectation alone breeds and beget manifestation.
The woman in our second Scripture (without being told) had an expectation that the king of Israel would do something to succor her situation as soon as she brought her case before him. Did not her expectation beget the great manifestation she desired?
More than this, there is yet a great mystery. Do you know that as potent as the power of sin is, nonetheless sin can only suspend manifestation of one’s miracles, sin cannot cancel it. Note that the agenda of God is the direct handwriting of the Almighty supported by His divine seal.
Because of the input of divinity in the given agenda, such agenda or manifestation can only be delayed, it cannot be denied. I have not written this to waterdown the power of sin or in order to encourage frivolities and the freedom to commit sin. Let us examine the story of king Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonian empire.
Like the woman in our second Scripture, king Nebuchadnezzar was driven away from among men for 7 years. On his return to sanity, the greatness and faithfulness of God had made him to lose nothing. Or is it not shocking that even his throne was not contested over by anyone through out those 7 years of his absence from the kingdom?
History holds true the fact that the Medo-Persian empire (modern day Iran) have always been enemies at war with the Babylonians (the modern day Iraq). Why is it that whilst king Nebuchadnezzar was sent on divine exile, the Medo-Persians did not cease the opportunity to overthrow the government of Babylon? This, the Medo-Persians eventually did in Daniel chapter 5 during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar’s son who was in every way so narcissistically arrogant like his father.
The overall point is an obvious one: keep the fire of your expectation ever aglow. The manifestation of that expectation is only a matter of time. Know this for certain that nothing can cancel God’s divine agenda for your life. The worst they can do is to suspend it.
Know this also for certain that the more your expectation drags on the more and the greater your manifestation will turn out to be. The expectation of all humanity waited for four hundred years in which God Almighty spoke to no one (that is between Malachi and Matthew) all because the biggest miracle of all was about to be given to mankind.
Four hundred years! That was a terrible long wait but it produced the greatest manifestation of blessing ever known to man. It was after four hundred years wait that God remembered mankind and sent His only begotten son with the uncommon passion to love, care, die for the entirety of humanity and redeem the whole of human race from eternal damnation.
IN THE END, THEREFORE, UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR AWAITED HUSBAND, WIFE, TRIP TO THAT GLORIOUS LAND, YOUR MIRACLE BABIES, YOUR DESIRED PROSPERITY, PROMOTION AND PROGRESS, THE CERTIFICATE(s) BEING PURSUED, THE ONCE DELAYED ANSWERS TO PRAYERS AND TRANSFORMING IDEAS AND LIFE-CHANGING CONTRACTS WILL CERTAINLY AND SOON DAWN THE DOORSTEP OF PERFECT REALITY. THIS THEN WILL TEACH YOU THE LESSON THAT THE UNFAITHFULNESS OF MAN WILL NEVER CHANGE THE FAITHFUL NATURE OF THE ALMIGHTY.
Question and Answer Section
Question: Who did the Bible refer to as ‘spreading like the green bay tree’?
Answer: ‘the wicked’.
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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).
HYMN: Ask The Saviour To Help You
1. O my God, perfect all that concerns me in the year 2020.
2. Father, Lord God of heaven and earth, destroy every auto-renewing covenant plaguing my life year in year out.
3. I sack by the power of the Holy Ghost all ancestral powers monitoring my every move.
4. I shall drink the honey and milk of God’s enemies this year by God’s perfect design.
5. I break free from all ancestral curses that stopped others.
6. Powers operating between 12 A.M. and 6 A.M., forget me and fail in your agenda against me this year.
7. My body receive Holy Ghost fire and cease to be that cupboard for the enemy’s habitation.
8. O my God, lavish upon me the mercy of Mephibosheth, the favour of David and Joseph and the grace of Samuel and Mordecai.
9. O my God, please fulfill the contents of Psalm 16:5-6 in my life and destiny.
10. O great God, as you preserved the throne of Nebuchadnezzar, recover and preserve my portion in the land of the living.
Present your personal petitions now.