EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 2, No. 25 – Monday, 19th June, 2017
(Psalm 40:1-4, Psalm 30:1-12, Psalm 27:14)
WAITING IN THE WAITING ROOM OF LIFE
The gap between expectation and manifestation is always a painful one; it is known by that word considered not so nice by many: the unfriendly word called “wait”. The point however is those who have ever dared to align themselves with this word patiently have never once faced the battering arm of shame in the overall end.
As Woodrow T. Wilson puts it: ‘All things come to him who waits—provided he knows what he is waiting for’. It was about 2007-2008, all was dark and gloomy, and to my innocent but doubtful mind, all was over as far as my Ph.D study was concerned. For one, my home state government had ceased to forward any money for over a year. But was the delay in remitting funds the actual problem? The unequivocal answer was and is still NO! Why? At the peak of that painful delay, a pastor raised the question which again re-echoed what the real problem was. The pastor said to me: ‘but sir, concerning this problem, what is the Lord saying?’ My answer (given in reluctance) was: ‘wait, the Lord told me, wait’.
May I point out that this is always the problem with most men when in pursuit of any meaningful thing. But the truth is; the end of any command from God to wait will always be sweet in the very end.
Consider what this intelligent libertarian, Benjamin Franklin had to say: ‘He that can have patience, can have what he will’. If my personal account has demonstrated anything, then align with this somewhat unfriendly word “wait”, and just read further.
The positive response of life for Mrs Alabi: the proprietress of Iyinola Nursery and Primary School, Ago-Okota, Lagos state, Nigeria never arrived as she planned in marriage. ‘Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward’ says the Holy Scripture in Psalm 127:3. But for this proprietress (Mrs Alabi), that fruit of the womb never showed up until she was 59 years of age. Did you just read that? Or was it a slip of your eye-blinks or eye-glasses? NO! Mrs Alabi had her first baby when she was 59 years of age and her second baby which was also a girl at the age of 62.
Are you still in doubt or in shock? Then hear this, I met Mrs Alabi in 2014 personally when she attended one of our prayer meetings. So, her story is certainly a true life account. Do you wish to hear more or are you satisfied now? No, let us employ that unfriendly word wait, again. So, wait a little and read more.
Mrs Alabi who is still alive and well had her first-child at 59 when her marriage was already over 30 years. Are you yet asking how these are all possible at such mentioned years of age? Well, life and science has a sealing for most blessings and heights of success but not the Almighty.
For life and science, there is a period called menopause, which to them completes the cycle for child-bearing.
But in God’s interpretation, menopause is simply a pause to attend to some other things and possibly continue if you wish. In God’s dictionary, there may be a temporary seizure called menopause; but not menostop as the word menostop is absolutely foreign to His knowledge and lexicon.
In the name of the Lord Jesus, I prophesy upon the reader of today’s magazine: the hand of the Lord is pulling you out of that waiting room of life now and within 24 hours, a miracle is coming your way.
That number 40 or thereabout which just appeared in front of me: I decree into that lady’s life, today, by the recreative power of the Holy Ghost I reduce your age to 26 in the name of the Lord Jesus.
That pregnancy shall be delivered with the greatest ease. You tiger-like-personality attacking unborn children, I sever your head today from your neck with the sword of the Lord, in the name of the Lord Jesus.
All those evil dreams sponsored by the wicked to retard you shall die within 3 days, in the name of the Lord Jesus. Every good thing that have been snatched away from you and the good times that the enemy has caused to pass you by, on the authority of the word of God in Zechariah 9:11-12, I return them all back to you, in the name of the Lord Jesus.
It is written: ‘but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened’. Therefore, in the name of the Lord Jesus, I shorten the days of your painful wait.
But remember that God is all knowing. So, the question is: can you wait for God? The pleasure of the end of waiting for God and on God is too sweet to imagine. It supersedes the pain. While waiting, don’t settle for a second choice. That second choice is Ishmael, not Isaac. Every Isaac will be waited for, because every Isaac is special and every Isaac is and will always be the best.
Are you waiting on God for anything? Consider not the length of time or the delay in the manifestation. Rather than considering and being troubled, realise that you are waiting for the best which is worth waiting for.
THE BEST IN LIFE AND FROM GOD WILL NEVER COME CHEAP. IF IT DOES, THEN IT IS NOT THE BEST BUT THE LESSER THAN THE BEST.
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: Standing On The Promises Of God