By Funmi Komolafe
Gradually brethren, the eleventh month is coming to an end, but as the Lord liveth, God will give you a pleasant surprise in the name of Jesus.
Many of us have started losing hope. We have started asking if God indeed still answers prayers. Our faith is no longer as solid as the rock because of one challenge or the other.
For someone on the sick bed or managing a particular illness, doubt has set in. He is saying to himself, “Can I really make it?”. Those thoughts are not misplaced. Why? We are human and the capacity of any human being is limited. However, as Christians we believe in a God that is unlimited. Awesome God! The one that is capable of transforming any and every situation.
Therefore, I advise you, don’t collapse under that challenge.
Stand on your feet and claim your right in the name of Jesus.
This is the time to exercise faith at a maximum level and ask for the favour of the Lord.
What gives me that confidence? Let’s refer to the word in the Holy Bible. Galatians 3 vs. 11- 14 “But no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but The man that doeth them shall live in them. Verses 13 & 14 “ Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”. Brethren, our emphasis is on verses 13 and 14. We are told that we have been redeemed from sicknesses, barrenness, stagnation, failure and other challenges of life. The word of the Lord says “ cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree” Suicide here means your submission to the challenge. No, no, no. you cannot submit to sickness, barrenness, loneliness or stagnation because that is not the promise of God for you.
What then is his promise? The second part of verse 14 is quite clear on this. It speaks of the “ blessing of Abraham” coming through the Holy Spirit . The Spirit of Truth.I chose to call him, the Spirit of Promise.
The Holy Spirit, the third head of the Trinity is so crucial to our miracles. This much our Lord Jesus said in John 14 ; indeed my favourite chapter in the Holy Bible.
Let’s share the word. John chapter 14. I suggest you read the entire chapter and fully digest it but for this purpose, let’s consider verses 16 and 17 “ And I will pray the Father (the Lord Jesus is speaking here) and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive , because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you”.
For more emphasis, let’s consider verse 26 of the same chapter “ But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance , whatsoever I have said unto you”.
Hear the assurance of the Lord Jesus in verse 27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the peace the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. I’m sure by now, something in changing in your Spiritual life in the name of Jesus.
Stop focusing on the challenge, rather ask for the favour of God.
Link up with the Holy Spirit and that miracle you so much desire is assured.
I’ll share this personal story. Once a Pastor came visiting Flora; my friend and colleague in Vanguard. I walked in. The Pastor said to his hostess, let’s pray and a short prayer was said. Of course we all said, Amen!
As I turned to go, he asked my friend, “ does this lady work here?”. We both answered in the affirmative. Then he said, “God will do a miracle through you”. We both said Amen and I left for my department. The miracle that he spoke about did not come until about five years later when the yoke of barrenness was broken and Samuel was born after 22 years of waiting.
In the mighty name of Jesus, that miracle that you so much desire is coming your way sooner than you expect . Just hold on to Jesus; the author and finisher of our faith.
Ask repeatedly for his favour. Don’t get tired of asking. Be steadfast in prayer. Psalm 102 verse 13 “ Thou shall arise and have mercy on Zion: (replace Zion with your name) for the time to favour her yea, the set time is come”.
This season you will receive the favour of the Lord in Jesus name. God can heal. He can deliver. He can make you fruitful. Whatever you desire, ask in faith and you will receive in the name of Jesus.
Twins after 16 years delay – It’s the testimony of Pastor and Assistant Pastor Oyebadejo of RCCG culled from RCCG, Redemption Testimonies .
“We got married in RCCG in May 1999 and since then; we have been waiting on God for the fruit of the womb. During the waiting years, we went for some medical tests and all the results proved that we were okay as they all revealed that we had no medical or fertility issues but they could not explain the delay. We did In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) but nothing substantial came out of it, so we were asked to repeat it. Even though my wife is a nurse and I am a veterinary doctor, we refused and said God would do it for us.
Our pastor friends began to pray along with us and there were several revelations, but we held on to God. In 2014, Pastor E.A Adeboye told us that God said He would give 1000 set of twins before the next convention and we claimed it. By April 2015, my wife started feeling funny. Reluctantly, she went for a pregnancy test and scan and it was discovered that she was two months pregnant.
The pregnancy period was smooth and there were no complications of any sort. We had the twins on November 10, 2015. God finally answered us after 16 years of waiting on Him”.
To God be the Glory.
Now, let’s take these as lessons. First is that human efforts failed . Secondly , the couple as medical personnel, this was a reproach that must have made people to mock them. Third, they stuck together and looked upon and held on to God. They did not allow the knowledge of medicine to create a distance between them and God.
Four. Note the twins were born in November. So, take your prayer point the way God leads you. Ask that God should give you a miracle that will make you remember the month of November with joy.
What are you passing through? Be strong in faith. Yours isn’t the worst case, you will surely triumph.
As Christians, we should bear in mind, the word of God in Galatians 6 vs. 9 “ And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”.
By the grace of God, this is your season. Before this year ends, you shall receive answers to your prayers in Jesus name.
It is well with you.