“And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise” (Heb 6:15)

When God makes you a promise, expect contrary winds and conditions from the adversary geared towards making you give up on that promise. Many believers erroneously expect a smooth ride from a promise to its fulfillment. Any promise you fail to fight for may never be realized. After God promised to liberate the Israelites from 430 year-long slavery, they met with resistance. Pharaoh was the most formidable. It took several plagues, climaxing in the death of Pharaoh’s firstborn and all the firstborn of the Egyptians and their animals to let them go. Another Bible character God made a mighty promise to was David. One day a messenger came to this shepherd boy telling him he was urgently needed at home to be anointed as king. (1sam 16:11-13) But instead of being enthroned after the anointing, he found himself dodging the king’s javelin at the palace. In (1sam 22:1-2) he relocated to a cave living with a group of vagabonds who made him their captain. In 2 Sam 2:1-4 a day came when David was appointed king over Judah. Then in (2Sam 5:1-5) he was anointed king over all Israel. Note in (Mk 10: 46-52) Blind Bartimeous called Him son of David. God took a shepherd boy and made him the father of the King of kings. Is God’s promise for you looking far fetched? Hold on to it. (H.O.)

PRAYER LINE: Father, I sense I am on the verge of a great challenge and I am about to go over the edge of the next, show me how broad and expansive are Your wings. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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“Has the LORD’S arm be shortened? Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not” (Num 11:23)

 

 

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