Hello everyone, Trust you are all doing great. I thought I should do a little something that will be of great benefit to us, especially for those that could not attend Shiloh 2013. The next few posts will be on some topics discussed in the course of the event, I hope it blesses every reader.
UNVEILING THE EXCEEDING RICHES OF HIS GRACE
Part 1; STRENGTH (Health and Vitality)
Minister; Bishop David O Oyedepo.
Strength is one of the riches of redemption. God is committed to providing for us who are of his household. The healing bread is our natural entitlement as children of God.
Isaiah 53 vs 4-5 “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed”. Jesus was afflicted, so that we will not be afflicted anymore. A repeat in your life is an assault on your redemption. Jesus already paid the price, no one pays for a good twice.
God’s plan for us is to be strong even in old age. Deut 34 vs 7 “And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated”. Even Abraham was strong and full of energy in his old age, and we are seeds of Abraham according to Galatians 3 vs 29 “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”.
One of the greatest secrets of being healthy is JOY. Proverbs 15 vs 13 “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken”. Joy is rooted in God and not in happenings. Joyful people never lose energy, the Joy of the Lord is a great source of strength.
The cheapest access to encountering the healing virtue is MERCY. Matthew 9 vs 12-13 “But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”.
Every other thing may fail but God’s mercies endureth forever. Lamentations 3 vs 22-23 “ It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness”. Romans 9 vs 15-16 “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy”.
Jesus was always moved with compassion when he saw the sick and afflicted, he never gave any criteria before healing them Matthew 14 vs 14 “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick”.
Mark 1 vs 40-42 “ And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed”.
Whenever you are challenged, no accusation of the devil has meaning to God. You are a candidate for God’s mercies, do not allow the devil deceive you into believing you don’t deserve it.
Mark 2 vs 6-10 “But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion”.
A cry for Mercy always delivers with Faith. Mark 9 vs 24 “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief”.
Mercy will always clear up your mess. Cry out to God for mercy today!
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