No matter how careful you are. No matter how holy you stand. It doesn’t matter how much committed you are to your faith in God. As long as examination remains the passage to success, the trial of your faith is inevitable.
Before I begin to dig into this crucial topic, let me define the word “BALLISTIC MISSILE” to you. All ballistic missiles are made up of three essential elements: a propulsion system, which provides the energy necessary to reach the target; a guidance system, which contains steering of the missile during powered flight and ensures the correct initial conditions for the ballistic trajectory.
By careful control and manoeuvring of the missile during its powered flight, the payload can be very accurately delivered to the desired target point. If you are bible student and you don’t know the full meaning of “NO WEAPON FASHIONED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER”. Follow me carefully today.
In the Lord’s Prayer, we were taught “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from all evil”. This simply means that even if God keeps us away from temptation, evil will still rumble at us.
When I was pastoring in the 90s, I have had occasions when my beloved church members called on me sometimes 1 am that their loved ones just died. I would rush down and pray all night and the more I prayed, the stiffer the body becomes.
My most painful and unforgettable experience happens on Saturday 19th of January 2008 when my mother died. A widow of 30 years who singlehandedly raised 7 children. The last born got married in December and she died January. Oh my God!!!
By my record, that’s my biggest blow in life. It hit me hard. I entered into the fullness of my intercessory office. I prayed. I continued to pray at the emergency word of Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta. But the more prayed, the more colder and stiffer the body of my beloved 66-year-old Mum becomes.
As she was being taken into the mortuary, my senior pastor took me in his car taking me home. Oh my God!!!
My dear reader, there is a moment in our lives when some issues in life remain the same after volumes of prayer. Instead of my mother to wake up as I intensified my prayers, people in comatose around her were coming back to life. God sometimes will use you for others and when it comes to your case it becomes “physician, heal yourself “.
Sometimes it’s your finance that looks you in the face like a dead body. Sometimes it’s your health. There is a woman who had a sick son. The boy is 13. He has a stroke as a result of sickle cell and he has also gone blind now. She sent me a message last week that the boy was convulsing wanting some money from me again to take him to the hospital. The husband had run away.
You see, I pity any believer who got born again with a motive apart from because you love Jesus. If you came to Jesus because you need husband, that marriage will be the Devil’s target. If it’s because of a child, he will come after the child. Your reason for coming to Jesus is always an exhibit against you.
Never say why me. Never say never. Be hopeful for the best. Plan for success and work tirelessly towards it. Like I wrote yesterday, ride on your storms and turmoil into glory. Take your lemonade from your lemon. Take your triumph from your trial.
Just as orange juice is a derivative of orange, your testimony is a derivative of your tests and trials. I love the way Peter wrote it in 1:Peter:5:10. But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
May God settle you!!!
You shall not suffer in vain!!!!
You will not bring forth for trouble.!!!!
You will not plant for another to reap!!!!
God will give you double blessings for your one trouble!!!!
May your miracles of today make you forget the pains of yesterday!!!!
You will make it!!!
2020 will not pass without giving you all its owes you!!!!
I will hear From you in 2021 and it will be good tidings!!!
Everyone who looks down on you today will come back to look up to you tomorrow!!!
You are the new definition of GREATNESS in your family!!!
You will come back to pay house rents and school fees of the children of your mockers today!!!
Your star will shine!!!
You will not die in your prime!!!
You will leave plenty of property for your children.!!!!
When you die at a ripe old age, your burial will last for weeks and it will be said of you…”HE CAME, HE SAW AND HE CONQUERED IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME!!!!