By Funmi Komolafe
Brethren, I congratulate you. You and I are alive today, December 3, 2017. It is not because we are righteous it is the mercy of God that has kept us alive. From today we are 21 days away from Christmas. So, let’s begin to ask God for befitting Christmas present. Ask for something big because our God is a great God.
Let’s ask our God for that thing that only Him can do. Or do you have any doubt in your mind that he can do all things?
When Sarah laughed out of doubt , God said in Gen. 18 vs. 14 “ Is anything too hard for the LORD? That is a question for you to answer and your answer could determine what you receive.
But God himself gave us an assurance in Jeremiah 32 vs.27 “ Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
For someone lying on a sick bed in the hospital or you are at home taking prescribed drugs but you doubt if you will ever be completely well again, be rest assured that you can be well again. Only, if you remain connected to the greatest physician; Jesus.
I’ll share with you a testimony of a woman told by the General Overseer of Laughter Foundation International Ministry, Pastor Gbenga Oso. A woman who had been waiting on the Lord remained connected to God in prayer and worship.
Then she had a dream in which she saw two human beings in very clean white apparel come into her room. One was dressed like a surgeon and carried instruments the way surgeons do. They performed an operation on her and left.
When she woke up, she saw on her body drops of blood at the very spot where the two men had operated on her in the dream.
Naturally, she was in shock. She cleaned it off. It was not long after that, she took in and had a baby boy.
Who visited her? The angels of the living God. Here was a woman who had been diagnosed with ailments that medically could prevent her from getting pregnant.
But the doctor of doctors came in and she became whole. I am believing God for someone reading this article, in the name of the Almighty God, the greatest healer will step into your situation right now.
Note that when we talk of illness it is not only physical, it could be spiritual.
Financial barrenness is a form of sickness. Loneliness is a form of sickness. It is physical and spiritual. As a matter of fact, loneliness as a result of being single or being married without children can hasten death if one does not manage it well.
Indebtedness is another form of sickness. As a child of Abraham, you are not expected to be moving from one degree of indebtedness to another.
Which is yours? Take a deep reflection on your life and you will realize that you have something in your life, the life of your spouse or even that of your children that has not made you whole. When you are whole you will enjoy the peace of the Lord.
Brethren , in all honesty, are you enjoying the peace of the Lord? As Christians we are all entitled to the peace of the Lord. We are not expected to live a life filled with storms because it troubles the mind. Our God is the prince of peace.
When we come into situations like this, what we do is to ask for the mercy of God.
What exactly is mercy? Let’s consider two dictionary meanings. The first defines mercy as “something for which to be thankful”. Another definition describes mercy as “leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice”.
For this purpose, the second definition is appropriate.
Let’s consider the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 57 “ Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over past”.
First, we need to ask for God’s mercy because we realize that we cannot confront the forces attacking our life physically. Even if you can, can you overcome? Also from passage quoted, it is clear that we have a God that can make our challenges history. He can give us victory over whatever is the challenge we are coping with right now.
But asking for his mercy requires some form of action from us. You cannot seat, fold your arms and expect his mercy. His mercy is for those who genuinely ask for it. It is not thrown at everybody.
Verse 2 of Psalm 57 “ I will cry unto God most high, unto God that performeth all things for me”.
Did you get that? I will CRY, ……. That performeth all things for me”.
So, you need to cry unto him and believe that He can perform all things. Therefore, there is NOTHING, he cannot do.
As a mother, that marriage of your daughter that you are praying to witness and carry your grandchildren, will come to be if only you can ask for his mercy.
To cry unto God, you must be ready to take your prayer life beyond the ordinary level. You must find more time to pray. You must be consistent with your demand, create time to fast and make a vow. A vow need not be money, you could make a promise to serve him and spread the gospel,
Remember Hannah did and God answered her. You too can.
Once you receive the mercy of God, brethren your story will change. You that have been soaking your pillow with tears of sorrow, very soon, you will shed tears of joy openly.
Brethren, when you receive the mercy of God, every challenge will give way.
This season as you ask for his mercy, every challenge that you have been contending with since the beginning of the year will give way in Jesus name.
I’ll share with you the testimony of a woman who had been waiting on the Lord for her biological children. A steadfast Christian. She suddenly took in and went for scan after a few months. Initially, the baby showed signs of growth for which she and her doctor rejoiced.
However, another scan showed the baby had become lifeless and the doctor would need to evacuate it, flush it out. The woman refused and ran to her church for prayers.
After this the woman went back to the same gynecologist and lo and behold, the baby was found alive . I witnessed her testimony where she presented the baby girl that was initially declared dead for dedication.
Brethren, everything that has been dead in your life, our God will restore it very soon in Jesus name.
As we look forward to Christmas, let’s also focus on our spiritual needs. With his mercy, we can have all our heart’s desires.
Brothers and sisters, let’s get something right. Whatever, it is you are going through, someone has passed through it before.
Have you ever heard of someone who broke through? You too will breakthrough in the name of Jesus “,
May I remind you that the annual Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God holds from December 4-9, 2017. Venue is the Redemption Camp. Km 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Its theme is Songs of Victory.
This year, whether the enemy likes it or not, you will sing songs of victory before this year ends in Jesus name.