Wednesday 26 March 2014

BE PATIENT- 27/03/2014

BE PATIENT- 27/03/2014

Yesterday’s message was titled “TRUE WORSHIP ”. Today’s message is titled “BE PATIENT” as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Hebrews 6: 12: "That be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. " and read Matthew 4:1 -4.  The Bible in one year for today has been taken from Ezekiel 23-24 and Psalm 71:1-13 .(Adeboye, 2014).

Quoted below is the text for today's message. God bless you or your contribution.

"One Common point of weakness in the life of many believers today is impatience. It is unfortunate that this weak point is being exploited by the devil to prey on believers. The tempter sometimes. capitalises on the fact that a believer is hungry, to tempt him or her to ”turn   stone into bread”. At such moments, the believer should react like his Master did in Matthew 4:4‘ by saying this in  response:
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” But what do we see today? Some couples go all out in search of the fruit of the womb when there is an apparent delay. This they do in spite of numerous scriptural passages that enjoin us to patiently run the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1).The Bible in Genesis 41 :1 says:
"And it came to pass at the end of two full years,   that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold; he stood by the river.”
This scriptural passage speaks volumes and our understanding of its deep meaning will go a long way to cure us of the spiritual disease of impatience. Whatever and however terrible the situation a child of God is passing through, the promise of God is that it shall not last forever; rather it shall come to pass! Two full years passed from the commencement of Joseph's expectation of release from prison to the time Pharaoh had the dream that would eventually set him free.
Why is the Christian life characterised by challenges? It IS because the world hates the godly lifestyle of a believer. It takes determination for believers to stand in the face of adversities which the world puts as a stumbling block to cause their fall. This is why Jesus Christ prayed for believers in John17:15-16 saying:
”I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
Beloved, let us keep on looking unto Jesus, the Author and
Finisher of our faith, who was once tempted like us, but remained determined to endure everything for our sake. And because he was victorious, we shall be victorious; for the scripture in Romans 8:37 says this concerning us: 
 ”Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that Ioved us.” "

For our prayer point today, we are expected to pray as follows: Holy Spirit Divine, please see me through the challenges of life with your comfort and guidance.

I pray for the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in all that we go through in Jesus Name. God bless you all, amen.

Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited.


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  2. God continue to bless! I once read about the ancient Masai tribe warriors. These fighters were trained from childhood to live with any injury without any expression of pain. You could cut off their arm at war and they would braze to pick that arm up and bind the wound up and disappear without a trace or noise! Now if a soldier of man could so muster stoicism, how much more should a soldier of Christ. Many of us need retraining not to give up or mess up in the thick of the inevitable battles of life! Paul admonished to endue hardness as a good soldier of Christ- let us be found to break through and appear at the overcomers corner as we battle on no matter how hard or how long it takes! Christ has secured every victory!!!

  3. Kehinde Sojobi-Alogi27 March 2014 at 06:56

    God bless His servant in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen

  4. Being patient in storms might be difficult But our attitude during that time is what matters. Are we complaining or counting our blessing one by one. May God grant us the attitude of gratefulness even when it all seems when it all seems wrong.b

  5. Dear mr Jacob this message is talking about patience not endurance, it is more of emotional than the physical, you talked about the ancient Masai tribe warriors.they can be physically strong but not spiritually alive, our spiritual muscles are at play more than our physical muscles as soldiers of Christ, God Bless you