My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today the special word of God for you is taken from the book of Isaiah 44:21, “O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.”
God looks at each one of you this morning and says, “You will not be forgotten by Me.” Many of you are saying that your husband has forgotten you. Others are saying, “Brother, My wife has forgotten me.’’ Some are saying that your father has forgotten you. While others are saying, “Well even my mother has forgotten me.’’ I have heard certain parents say, “Brother my children have forgotten me.” In this manner many of you are weeping because you have been so badly disappointed and neglected by your children. You are saying that all have forgotten you. When you had money all were with you. But the moment you said that you don’t have money or authority or job then all left you. The entire town has rejected and neglected you. Saying this, you are crying and sobbing bitterly. While you have been badly neglected by everyone, God looks at you and says, “O Israel you will not be forgotten by Me.” You should be worried only when God forgets you. God says, you will not be forgotten by Me. Whether man remembers you or forgets you, the Lord will always support you. He will never forget you or forsake you.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God gives you an assurance saying that whether others forget you or not, God will always remember you. He will not forget you. There is another verse which says, “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me. “God will never forsake you. He will always receive you unto Himself and will never reject you. Many of your people have rejected you. They have taken you out of their list. They have deleted your name from their mobile. They have taken your name out of their contact list. They have chucked you out of the prayer cell. They have thrown you out, don’t worry. Always remember that there is a plan behind it. There is a lesson for you to learn from it. You should know that this is the world and these are the kind of people who live around you. But the Lord will gather you once you are thrown out by the people whom you trusted very much.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, There was a man called Jephthah in the Bible; he was thrown out of his family. His brothers and all the leaders threw him, out. They rejected him and despised him because he was born of wrong relationship. The members in the family thought that it was disgraceful to have him. They felt shameful to consider him as one of the family member. So they cast him out. But the Lord remembered him and made him the leader of a gang of mighty warriors. He became a great man of valor and power. Since he was thrown out of the family, Jephthah became an Outlaw King. Jephthah settled in a place called Tob, on the edge of the desert. When He was doing very well in his life, the people in his own family who once rejected him, who despised him and cast him out of the family was now going through a tight situation. They were in great trouble. They wanted someone to help them. Then they realized that Jephthah the Gileadite was the right person. So, all of them including the elders and leaders approached him for help. Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; He agreed to help his brothers provided they considered him as the leader of the battle. Jephthah led the Israelites in battle against Ammon.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, the Lord was with him and he won the battle. Thus God exalted him who was rejected by his people. His brothers were thus saved from the hands of their enemies. And they lived in peace. Jephthah who was rejected became the corner stone. You need to know that this is the world in which you are living. No one needs you. You are rejected by all. You have been cast aside for no reason. They have thrown you out. But dear children of God, the Lord has considered you. And just as He exalted Jephthah, He will exalt you before those who condemned you and rejected you. All those who despised you and rejected you will come in search of you one day. They will soon come back to you. They will regret for mistreating you. So like Jephthah, learn to submit yourself in the mighty hand of God, and at the appointed time God will exalt you. Allow God to mould you and then you will be a great achiever.
Prayer: Dear Lord we thank You. Lord I bless all the children who are reading this message. Lord we thank you for saying, “O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.” When all others have despised and rejected them and have forgotten them, and refused to join them together, with their family, instead they have cast them out. They have been thrown away from their house. For those children who are crying out for being thrown out. Let them be comforted through Your word. They threw Jephthah out of their house. But God made him a great warrior. I thank God who has gathered all those who have been thrown out of their families. You are one who embraces them upon your heart, one who blesses them and moulds them for better purpose. For those who have been chucked out, God has turned them into the corner stone. Let those who threw them out, come back and include them as members of their family. Let them boldly confess that God is with them, and they need them and may they say that by including them they would be blessed. Mould them, do great things for them, make them to be great achievers.
In Jesus Name We Pray.