Topic: Values Of Difficulties [Friday, November 10, 2017]
Basic Scriptures: Hebrews 12: 5-13; Jeremiah 31:16-18
Welcome to the fresh dew of hermon! Someone said: “What makes a man of God is what he face in life. A man of God that has not faced anything is just a man. When he faces some real things, he becomes a man of God. It is the level of trials you face that qualifies you as a man of God”.
The same can also apply to every believer and child of God because really, (children of God/believers) are called into one form of ministry or the other! See PSALM 24:19: “Many are affliction of the righteous, but God delivereth him/her out of them all.” This verse confused me for many years after I got Born Again On February 3rd 1976. How can I run from devil to Jesus and then face MANY AFFLICTIONS after that? That one scripture has also sent thousands from the old rugged cross and the narrow way because they lacked spiritual insight!
Did the Bible not say: “THEY SHALL SURELY GATHER (Isaiah 54:15)? Surely! Not MAYBE! So the Holy Ghost is only reminding you through today’s devotional that: One of the marks of righteousness is trials. This is because satan declares WAR on you once you are a terror to his kingdom! He However he knows no weapon fashioned against you will prosper because for every trial, there is GREATER GRACE from your Father God! Your grace to survive is what makes you a winner! Also be reminded that man in his crude state, cannot be perfected without trials!
Ephraim said in Jeremiah 31:18: “Thou has chastised me and I was chastised. I shall be turned for thou art the Lord God.” Chastisement or trials are for your turning! You may not like them, but there is something in difficulties that bring out the best in you and draws you closer to the divine. Emerson said, “Bad times have scientific value. There are occasions a good learner would not miss.” Never forget that tough times never last but tough people do!
I ask again, are you just a man or a man of God? Are you just a child or you are a child of God? You can face trials, trust God patiently and win. Impossibilities vanish when a man and God confront a mountain! There is hope in thy end! You will never end this year or indeed your life/ministry in shame in Jesus name! Amen and Amen!
Prayer Points: Take song of worship as led.
1. Father, grant me grace in every of life’s battle in Jesus name. I reject unnecessary wars!
2. Lord, grant me divine promotion through every trial You allow in my life/ministry I Jesus name.
3. O God, arise and let my head be lifted up above the gates of hell again I Jesus name (Pray it very well).
4. Pray about today now!
By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And
Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.