It is with great joy that I welcome you to this edition of our educative, conscience and soul awakening as well as inspiring Believer’s Magazine. It is saddening that for sometime now, divine messages conveyed by your Divine Messenger couldn’t come your way. All thanks however be unto our Awesome God who makes all things beautiful in His time because all things according to His word works out together for good unto those who love the LORD and who are called according to His purposes (Romans8:28).
It was indeed such a trying time. A lot of lessons have as well been learnt. Most important of all, being this revelation that negative does not represent original. It was such a good time for gossipers and liars as they went about doing what they know how to do best. They painted images that are far from the truth as their father the devil gave them utterances (John 8:44).
Sometimes I hear it said that the world would have been a more beautiful place without gossipers and liars but I also think that we would have spent more money on advertising or making ourselves known. You may not understand what I mean because you may not have been where I had been. I am talking about being in such a place where you have given your everything and all; to make something out of some people and if you happen to press a wrong knob, the same people who shouted Hosanna in the highest yesterday, will immediately turn around and shout crucify him!
It is more interesting to note that if they realize that their conspiracies hasn’t done you anything, they will plot and plan to destroy you. However, their deadly poisons end up in becoming the best nutrition. Thus instead of getting thin as in their verdict, you grow from power to power because it is no longer you who lives but Christ who lives in you (Galatians2:20). Because He lives in you; therefore, He has given an order to bless you and none, absolutely no one can curse you (Numbers23:20). That for sure deserves your thunderous Amen!
As God therefore does His part, you are expected to do your own part. As such do not spend another day thinking of what they have said about you but wake up and understand the difference between negative and original. This will take us to the laboratory of Photographers. Of late digital cameras are commonly in use nevertheless, you will agree with me that there will always be the story despite the glory seen today. In those days, as you will recall; a look at the negatives of your photographs does not show your real self unless it be produced in its original form. So then it is optional to produce the real pictures or to let them remain in the negatives.
So it is that everything they have and or are saying about you now does not represent you. Would you let the negatives remain or use them to produce the original you; the choice is yours. However, you can refuse to settle for what ever they have said but go all out there to become what your wonderful Creator who made you in His image and after His likeness have said about you. It might interest you to know what I mean here. A journey to the word of God will make you understand that after God created other things, He said they were good but when He created you, He looked at you and said that you are very good (Genesis1:31). He says you are very good; as such, you must endeavor to ignore any other comment and bring out His goodness inside of you.
- Is it traced to your family and as such ancestral curses? There is a remedy. If a man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away and all things are become new (2Corinthians5:17). Your responsibility therefore is to hand over so that He will take over and He sure will!
- Are you bearing a name associated with your family’s circumstances or were you named after your family’s situation? You can wake up today and disconnect your self from those strings attached to your name as Jabez did. You can already be rest assured that as He did to the aforementioned, God is ready to do unto you right away for the Scripture, says: “And God granted him what he asked” (1Chronicles4:10). He is prepared to answer you if you ask!
- Most of the troubles faced are not traced to external but internal forces. As such, take your stock and even if it be your fault, there is a solution! Jacob wrestled with God and thereafter, the Cheat whom no one would have loved to associate with in other to avoid being cheated, had his name changed and he became Israel meaning: “A Prince for God” (Genesis32:22-32). Isn’t that amazing! Turn to God today and wrestle your fortune out of the hands of your enemy.
- What do you think Ruth’s family may have said to her when she decided to follow an old widow back to a foreign land without her husband? Even when she arrived in Israel, do you think she was embraced straight away? No will be the answer because so many negative things may have been spoken but she changed her story. Hear Boaz: “It has been fully reported to me all that you have done - - -“(Ruth2:11-13). You have what it takes to change your story; all you need now is the will power to get this done!
Indeed we can go on and make more lists but what is important now is for your own name to be found among those who changed their stories and re-wrote their histories. This you can surely do holding unto your loving Creator who loves you so much. This is your year to attain this height in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.