Friday 17 May 2013

RiDs - Wednesday 27th February 2013


We are at a point in time when the tested virtue called PATIENCE is fast
becoming a forgotten quality and everything should and must happen

The blessed tolerance, longsuffering, perseverance, endurance, etc.
seems to have become anathema and totally disappeared from our modern
day acceptable behavior and virtue.

2 Pet 1: 5 - 8 'And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your
faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and
to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness
brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these
things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be
barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 21: 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Heb 10: 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive the promise.

Eccl 7: 8 - 9 Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof:
[and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit.

Isa 30: 15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In
returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence
shall be your strength: and you would not.

Isa 28: 10 - For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Beloved, I sincerely believe that you have a goodly heritage and your
heaven-ordained change cometh in due Season. I am also a firm believer
in the fact that our God is ALL POWERFUL & MERCIFUL such that changing
times and season is the least of His worries.

Having said that however, we cannot rule out the fact that He is the
sovereign God and He makes all things beautiful in His Time. Here is
what Peter said about God and His promises. 2 Peter 3:9b. The Lord is
not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that
all should come to repentance. The is NEVER slack concerning His
promises towards YOU.

Luke 21: 19 says that in my patience, I can possess everything (my
soul). Many because of lack of discretion and self - control had lost
out of very wonderful opportunities in life. I am sure you have examples
of those who messed up on account of their carelessness. Herein is the
crux of this message. How do you wait upon God and yet don't mess up
your opportunity through lack of discretion and wisdom?

Thinking about the story of the Fig tree as recorded in Mark 11: 12 -
14, I began to feel the concern of God for His people, notably you and
I. Every time I had looked at this scripture, I was always focusing on
the curse of Jesus. Today, I will like you to have a different perspective.

The bible says that the Fig tree had green leaves but no figs. How do I
deal with season of delay? Majority have been discouraged and lost out

Mark 11:12–14
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he
might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing
but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and
said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever. And his
disciples heard it.

I definitely know what that's like. We are sometimes like the fig tree.
Green from afar off but no fruit.

The reason why Jesus cursed the fig tree was because the fig tree spoke
first. Vs 14 says and Jesus answered and said unto it. You don't answer
someone who hasn't said anything to you. Jesus responded to the spirit
of hunger and barrenness speaking against Him from the tree. The Fig was
green outwardly but inwardly, there was barrenness contending and
speaking against Jesus. What are the negative vibes speaking against
your destiny?

Blessed with qualifications but no job, blessed with a great marriage
but no kids; studying hard but only failure, looking great in church but
sorrow at home. Fig leaves but no figs.

Beloveth, Instead of loosing hope and compromising your salvation, is it
not better to confront the spirit issuing negative decrees into your
life? Is not ideal that you confront the spirit behind the mountains
that you see? You are not to loose confidence in God, rather, you are to
confront the yokes of delay and failure by faith with patience in God.

Paul prayed for a door of utterance. Words are doors! Declare that your
words are filled with divine wisdom and open great doors of opportunity
to you today. Declare that your words as doors will open up the fountain
of the heavens and the earth to fast track your joy and blessings.

Declare in faith continuously but wait patiently on God for a
performance. There shall be a performance if you wait not.

Shalom and Blessings!!!

From the Desk of: Pastor in The House

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