TRIUMPHING OVER ADVERSITY
Adversity refers to a situation of tribulations, trials, pain, difficulty, heartache, torture, heavy loss, etc.
At times GOD allows us to go through such adversity desert to train us for treasure/ministry a head of us or shape our character.
2017 was a desert year to most families, even as the world entered a new year of 2018, a number of people were still being overwhelmed by the trauma-cloud of life challenges of sickness, loss of lost property, failed marriage, financial challenges, unexplained rejections, failed relationship, job loss, false accusations, spiritual violence, etc, and with many questions of GOD’s care in the life’s equation. Yes the LORD cares. It has been as if your GOD has been on holiday.
It has been a desert situation that Job describes in Job 23:8-10 “Look! If I go east, he isn’t there! If I go to the west, I don’t perceive him. If he’s working in the north, I can’t observe him; If he turns south, I can’t see him. Because he knows the road on which I travel, when he has tested me, I’ll come out like gold.”
Yes indeed great waves, tossed to and fro by every wind, a huge cloud hanging on your head, yet being scoffed by your own brethren, I have one word for you, the LORD cares, he says in Isa 54:11-13 “O afflicted one, passed back and forth, and not comforted, Look! I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
And I’ll make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s prosperity.”
Brethren, Joseph’s path to the palace as prime-minister was in the prison, Daniel’s path to prime-minister was through the den of lions, Job’s fulfillment of His life came after such desert of adversity and we read in Job 42:12-17 “The LORD blessed Job during the latter part of his life more than the former, since he owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first daughter Jemima, the second Keziah, and the name of the third was Keren-happuch. No one could find more beautiful women in the whole land than Job’s daughters. Their father gave them their inheritance along with their brothers. Job lived 140 years after this, and saw his children and grandchildren to the fourth generation.Then Job died at an old age, having lived a full life.
Hallelujah!! indeed We have crossed the 2017 desert into our 2018 promises, we pray for healing of all suffered scars.
Our key is to live in obedience to GOD that is in faith in the finished work of JESUS Christ our LORD, who triumphed over powers and principalities to give us victory and all GOD’s promises (cr Col 2:14). Gal 3:14 “in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.”
We pray for triumph to all going through life adversity, that 2018 opens a new chapter of joy, the LORD redeems and restores double for all your sufferings (Zechariah 9:12) in JESUS’ name. May the LORD calm every storm in your life, may the LORD remember you like Job, to live to full life, that your latter days will bring fulfillment of your divine destiny in JESUS’ name. Amen.
HOW TO GET SAVED
Accept salvation and confess that you are saved. (It is that simple).
Romans 10:9 “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Salvation requires a decision on your part of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and savior of your life. Through his death on the cross he paid the sin penalty.
Salvation is a destiny changing decision, which we freely receive from God not by chance but choice. We will be grateful to hear from you about your salvation decision. God bless you