VICTORY! Beloved, congratulations to you all. You have the victory. Today, you can look back on a great achievement. You planned to fast for Twenty-One days, to seek the LORD for a better way, Seek the LORD for a strategy, Seek the LORD for protection for you, your loved ones and your possessions. You made a plan to fast before the LORD and you did it. Congratulation on this magnificent achievement. You are to be commended.
Allow me to thank all of our guest bloggers, Pastor Dorothy Colon, Pastor Paul Dean and of course Pastor Maurice Johnson. Join me in thanking God for them, praying for them and for wishing them much success in their ministry. All of you have been a blessing, personally to me and a source of encouragement for the body. I think I can speak for all of us who went through this fast when I say a heart felt Thank You, to you all.
So what now? Well as I sit at my desk, having just drank the first cup of coffee in three (3) weeks, Selah. I am in awe of the God we serve, who is faithful to answer prayer. Let’s look at the word of God for an answer.
2Chr. 20:15 ¶ He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2Chr. 20:16 Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel.
The text tells us that Jehoshaphat, having been made aware of the threat before him, call a fast and prayed to God to get a strategy. God answered and told him and the people of God, the battle is not yours, but God’s. This is awesome news for all of us. Hear the word of the LORD for you for 2012 and all the things on your prayer list, 2012 is not yours to fight, but God’s. With that bit of information, God now gives this blessed people instruction.
Tomorrow, march out against them. March out against the people who are your enemy. March out against that coalition that is trying to stop you. Beloved, March out on 2012. The word of the LORD to you, don’t back up, do not be afraid, walk right up to the problem. Yes the very problem that caused you fears, before the fast. Nothing has changed in their resolve. They have not been weakened. The difference is you now have a word to rely on. March out tomorrow. Beloved, today is that tomorrow. The word of the LORD came to them as they were fasting, that tomorrow was going to be the day they watch God deliver them. Today is that tomorrow. This week, march out and attack the week. Do not give in to no. Don’t accept the maybe later; people will try to convince you are the only option. You are a child of God, with a word. March out, without fear, and take hold of what God has provided for you to possess. Remember, in the King James Version the word of the LORD is recorded thusly:1Cor. 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Beloved I am praying for you. I believe God will show himself strong in your week and blow your mind. Be encouraged, you have done a great thing, in seeking God. Continue in the statutes of God and look for results.
From this point on, I will endeavor to issue blogs on a weekly basis. Would you pray for me and for IHP? We solicit your prayers. Remember, plan now to bring someone to church with you. You need to fulfill God’s mandate. Remember, your master wants his house filled. You can make that happen. Conquer your week, and march out against the enemy of mediocrity.