All through the scriptures, God is constantly telling us about his love. God’s promise is always being revealed in Scriptures.
With the lives of the patriarchs, God communicates his plans to us even in this generation.
Let’s look at the story of Jabez for example.
This was a man born into sorrow and agony, yet that did not determine how he ended his sojourn here on earth.
1 Chronicles 4:10 ESV Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
The part I love in this verse says …and God granted what he asked.
What a loving father. He is simply telling us whatever we ask in faith, we will receive.
Dear children, you should continually pray and confess the Word of God into your lives every day. Let it be a part of you.
You do so with faith in your heart that regardless of how you started, God can turn things around for your good.
As you grow, it is my prayer that the Lord will bless you indeed and enlarge your coast. You are shielded from all harm, In Jesus Name.
Stay with God! Make Him your priority in all you do and the promises of God will come into manifestation in your life in Jesus mighty name, Amen.
PRAYER I love the word of God in Jesus’ name
ACTION PLAN Write out God’s promises and begin to memorize them.
DECLARATION Father, bless me and enlarge my coast.
Understand that God’s word will not fail. Let’s look at the journey of the Israelites. After the death of Moses, the Israelites needed a new leader.
After the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them- to give to the Israelites. (Joshua 1:1-2 NIV)
Moses died before he got to the Promised Land and God needed to fulfill His promise to Abraham. So, God chose Joshua to continue from where Moses had stopped.
Since he had been an aide to Moses, he was the best fit for the job of leading the descendants of Jacob to the promised land.
He also fought many wars to win land for his kinsmen. God also showed and used His great power during this period.
Through praise, he had the wall of Jericho fall down so that the Israelites could defeat the people of Jericho.
The Jordan also parted for the Israelites to walk through it just like the Red Sea, in the time of Moses.
The sun stood still so the Israelites could win their fight against the Amorites (chapter 10) and victories over many more battles.
It was in Joshua’s time that each tribe of Israel received their portion of the land promised them by God.
God was with Joshua just like He was with Moses. He did everything He promised. He gave provision and protection as always.
On any adventure, God always watches over His children.
In some parts of the bible, we find places where the author writes “…saith the Lord.” Do you believe what God says?
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: Ex 4:22 KJV
At other places, God Himself speaks, saying “I will…”
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isa 43:19 KJV
These are words that tell us about the promises and power of God.
When you come across such phrases in the bible, what comes to your mind? Do you think these words are still applicable today? Is God still saying “I will?” Are the words written by those writers still in effect? Do they mean that God is still saying?
Everything written in the bible is still as powerful as they were in bible times. God is still saying the same thing. His promises are continuous. He hasn’t changed. Nothing about Him has and never will.
When next you come across such words, believe that God is still saying them to you and everyone. If it is a place where God made a promise, claim it for yourself and others. That is how to believe and enjoy His promises. He even tells us that He honours His words more than His name.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Ps 138:2 KJV
He wants us to believe in Him and His words. We are greatly rewarded when we do so.
What a wonderful God we serve!
Prayer: I claim every promise you made to me even before I was born in Jesus name. Amen.
Action plan: Try to find two instances each for where a writer records, “…says the Lord” and God saying “I will.” Read the full chapters and meditate on them.
Declaration: My children are studious. They read, study, and meditate on God’s word daily.
Every marriage will go through its season when the wind will go contrary and the storm boisterous. Whether you are an unbeliever or a pastor, bishop or circumference bishop we will all go through that dark season.
Thank God it is only a going through. We are meant to pass through it and come out stronger, better and bigger. The season is not meant to swallow us or swallow our marriage. The test of commitment to each other and to the marriage covenant is known here.
It is in this season that whether our love for each other is unconditional or conditional is tested. Whether we will stay with each other for the long haul or whether our faith in the God of the marriage will dwindle.
It is here that the believers have to hold on to the Word of God, To His promises. This claiming God’s promises is not a once and for all thing. It took the family of Abraham and Sarah standing in faith for over 20 years for the promise to be fulfilled. The same with David and Joseph.
Bible says we should hold on to the profession of our faith.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) – Heb 10:23
The reason why we should hold fast is because He is faithful that promised. We hold on not wavering because we will reap if we faint not.
What each marriage will face will be different. But standing on God’s promises and declaring His word is common to all. It could be a health challenge, financial difficulty, issue of work, business or career, children issues, spiritual issues or emotional challenges.
For any of these issues that combat the marriage, we have to stand strong knowing that God is faithful to bring His promises to pass in our lives. We have to keep the promises in our mouth because the miracle is in our mouth. We release the miracle by speaking it out loud, in the face of any contradictions.
We must use the covenant we share of one chasing one thousand and two putting ten thousand to flight to resist any onslaught of the enemy. We should also use the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ to resist the lies of the enemy.
The blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus, the word of God, the communion, and speaking the Word out of our mouth to defeat whatever the enemy brings our way.
We are meant to face and resist our challenges just as David faced Goliath. The challenge seemed insurmountable but David knew well that the Word of God never fails. Whatever he says, He is also able to fulfill it.
So I want you to be encouraged. You have to also learn to encourage yourself in the Lord. Fight the good fight of faith.
Whatever you may be facing, the main attack is your marriage. Let me make you know this, ‘The Devil Is After Your Marriage’.
The main bone of contention is your marriage. He is scared of your marriage. He is scared of the power of unity you carry. The power of your oneness. So whatever attack it is you are faced with, you have to face it together as one.
Whatever comes against your marriage is to be seen as something against your covenant to disrupt and distract you.
May the Lord grant you strength to stand on His promises in faith.
God bless your marriage.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY God’s word is working in my home.
PRAYERS FOR THE DAY Oh Lord, do a miracle in my marriage today.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) – Heb 10:23
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY Start declaring God’s word