The word of God records thus: “Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, pass through the host, and command the people, saying prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it,”-Joshua 1:10-11.
“And it came to pass, when the people remove from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priest bearing the Ark of the Covenant before the people. And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priest that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water (for Jordan over floweth all its banks all the time of harvest). That the waters which came from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city of Adam, that is beside Zeratan and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the Salt Sea, failed and were cut off and the people passed over right against Jericho,” –Joshua 1:14, 15 and 16.
River Jordan spiritually represents an obstacle, a hindrance and limitation standing against one’s progress and advancement. Those countries, havites, Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites which the Israelites must fight before entering into their land of Promise are problems incidental to crossing the Jordan and entering into the Promised Land. In the same vain, there are many battles and problems associated with the Jordan before you. There is a promise from God to possess your possession, but there are many battles to fight. Every Jordan comes with its chains of problems, determination, persistence, perseverance, patience, discipline, obedience, total reliance, dependence and submission to the directives and leadership of God through the Holy Spirit. In deed there are many forces of darkness to fight with. But in all, the Lord shall give you victory. Hence, the word of God declares: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all,” –Psalm 34:19.
Joshua told the people of Israel to ‘prepare.’ For you to enter into your promised land you must be ready, focused and be prepared and this preparation must be comprehensive. You must have a plan, concentrate on your vision and avoid any form of distraction. God made a promise to be with Joshua before the eyes of the Israelites.
God stood by His word. God had the map and direction leading to the Promised Land. God also gave Joshua a firm assurance of His presence, divine strength and protection.
What has God promised to do for you? He saw Joshua through, he shall see you through. Trust and have faith in His power to see you through this Jordan that is before you.
Remove your eyes from the size of the problems before you and focus your eyes on Him who is leading you. Obey Him and abide in the center of His will and you shall surely cross over this Jordan in the name of Jesus.
Dr OLUSEGUN ADELEYE …Not that I have already attained or am already perfected; but I press on. That I may lay hold of that of which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Philippians 3:12 A Christ-like life is progressive and a continuous one. You cannot have enough of it and therefore do not relax and feel that you have apprehended or attained it. A new life in Christ is never stagnant. For the acceleration of new things to come, it is necessary to “forget those things which are behind and reach forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3: 13).
There are two kinds of past that must not be dwelt upon. First, is past virtuous deeds that make one to be full of empty satisfaction and contentment. Reliance on past achievements can hinder pressing forward to attract new th ings. Second is the danger of dwelling on sins, past failures and unpalatable experience.
Dwelling on the past may hinder the materialization of the present and the fulfillment of a bright future. Pray like this: Lord, have mercy upon me, forgive all ‘my iniquities, let not my past hinder my present and future in the name of Jesus. My life shall not be stagnant in Jesus name. Rev. Dr Olusegun Adeleye (08033014891- SMS only, 08035022884). He is the General Overseer of Christian Overcomers Mission (Oluwagbebe s street Ilupeju Estate, Akowonjo, Lagos.
Nigeria project, no man’s affair
The mountain that appears insurmountable in the lives of many people and our nation Nigeria are not caused by the devil, but by their wrong mindset. When the mind of a man is set on wrong things like defeat, failure, impossibility, poverty,… Such a man cannot experience something different from what he occupies his mind with.
But when you think right, you will be energized to act right, and great thing will come your way. For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:’ Prov. 23: Take for example in our nation Nigeria today are feeling the pains of lawlessness, corruption, insecurity, poor medical facilities, bad education system, embezzlement, etc.
We know what we need, but we don’t know how to get them. Everybody seeks his personal comfort even at the expense of others. Our youths are helping in building other nations while our land suffers. Those who could not ‘run away’, though strong and vibrant are wasting away for lack of opportunity. Revelation without reformation cannot bring transformation. We need God to help us and we need God fearing people to manage our blessed resources for our common good. God Bless Nigeria. Evang. Olusola Dare (07065611913, 080 51012911) is the Misions Coordinator of Christ Emissaries Global Missions, (Royal-Way Chapel). Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State. EMail: christemissaries@ gmail.com
Pathway to divine blessing
Do not be deceived; for whatsoever a man’s sows that shall he also reap… Galatians 6:7 Some fruits are sweet while others are bitter. So it is with us. Someone produces fruits and someone else doesn’t. The one that produces fruits is blessed and the fruits are blessed. Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Body was blessed and so were the fruits from His Body: His sputum healed the blind; objects from Peter and Paul’s bodies healed and delivered the sick.
They laid hands on the sick and they recovered. Therefore, like my Lord and the disciples, everything that is in me and comes out of my body is blessed. We had also learnt about THE BLESSING, which God Himself places on His children as the priest speaks it. Today, we have God’s spoken blessing upon the righteous. I repeat, God, who is the Blesser is the One speaking these blessings this evening.
Therefore, the blessings are as sure to happen as He has spoken them. Prayer My blessing covers everything about me: my health is blessed; my family is blessed; my organization is blessed; my Church is blessed; my country is blessed; everything I touch is blessed; Receive God’s spoken Word of blessings: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, by speaking it out and clinging to every word in faith. This message is to celebrate 41st wedding anniversary of Dr & Rev (Mrs) Mike/Mary Ohironoya. Note: 70th birthday anniversary celebration is loading. Watch out! Dr Mike Ohiorenoya (08133450828, 08033016067) is the Presiding Pastor of Covenanters Vintage Church, Joy Avenue Ajao estate, off Int. Airport Rd, Lagos. E-Mail:pastormikeohio@ gmail.com.
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