By Pastor William F. Kumuyi
God knows all your needs and has reserved the very best for you, your family and community. He has promised to turn your life around for the better. He has perfected the plan to turn you from the life of sin into sonship; and from the child of the devil (1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning”) into becoming the child of God. Such a turn around occurs when a captive of the devil becomes a conqueror over sin and Satan through the power in the blood of Jesus Christ.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
If you will humble yourself and turn to God by accepting Jesus as your Saviour, heaven will cause a turn around effect in your life, family and job condition. If you make up your mind today to turn away from the life of darkness, light from on high will take hold of you and there will be a supernatural transformation in your life. If you make up your mind not to remain a victim of sin and Satan, then you will experience victory over sin and Satan, which the conquering Christ offers those who surrender to His Lordship.
God said that you are part of the collection of His people, because you are among the creatures created to have dominion over sin and Satan, right from the beginning, before the fall of the first man Adam. But since sin has distanced you from entering into His dwelling place of heaven, in order for you to experience His divine provisions, you must renew that lost relationship Adam and Eve enjoyed
Ordinarily, the people God wonderfully created ought not to suffer any loss, lack anything and or be limited by circumstances, because of the divine entitlements heaven has made available for their inheritance; however, sin in their lives have made them to become orphans destitute of God and His innumerable promises.
Today, there are many people out there who claim to know and believe in God; due to the fact that they belong to a local church and must have participated in certain religious rites; they suffice the account to support an argument that they are children of God. Nevertheless, such an eventful account will not curry divine favour from God, especially if sin is still resident in such people’s lives.
Isaiah 1:3 “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.”
God has not denied the fact that you are part of the people He painstakingly created. But the issue at stake is that you have failed to put Him in remembrance when it matters most; while ordinary animals like goats, dogs, and fowls recognize their owners. God is bewailing the fact that you do not follow Him, accept His way nor consider His generous offer for you at calvary. All these is what leads to the wrath of God upon sinners and you inclusive.
Isaiah 1:4 “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.”
Those who fail to yield to the commandments of God and refuse His splendid demands for their lives by condoning evil practices and wickedness will attract His wrath. If you live your life as though you have not been to a living church and or read the Bible to know the mind of God, but you couch under the cloak of religion to offer God lip service only to live a contrary life style when you are out of the church circle, then the anger of God will befall you, which may come in the form of sickness, suffering, oppression, obstacles, etc.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
God loves you. He wants to make a remarkable change in your life. He is willingly ready to avail His bowel of mercy to as many who will consent to humble themselves before Him.
You must understand this fact of life, because it is an open secret: we are the cause of our problems. As people created by God, we need to consider and realize the obvious that God wants us to live a life that will glorify Him and propagate His nature. When we actualize that goal, then the blessings and promises of God will begin to materialize in our lives. But if you keep wandering away from God’s divine demand for your soul, spirit and body, the repercussions will be colossal and detrimental.