June 22, 2022

Good Days - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord   has given for you today is from the book of Job 14:14, “If a man dies, shall he live again?  All the days, of my hard service, I will wait, till my change comes.”

From the above context we see that Job questions God, as to when a change will come in his life.  He says, “I am waiting for the end time of my affliction to come.” Our God is one who brings about changes, in our life. But he does not change. At the same time He   changes, our circumstances.  In the case of Job, it was God who allowed him to be   afflicted in order to check his faith in God. Job proved himself to be blameless and righteous. He did not murmur against God, neither did he grumble over his situation. He believed that God will bring about a great change in his life, after the period of his affliction. He says that he is waiting for the appointed time, for God to bring about a change in his life. He had faith in God that God the Father will not   destroy him in his affliction; instead he will change his sorrow into joy and also help him see the days of glory as he had lived in the past days of his life. This shows how wealthy he had been in the past with his wife and children. He had lived a respectable life.

But now his condition was miserable. I see in my spirit, many of you reading this message with much expectation, hoping for a change to take place in your life. Those of you who are going through affliction and trials due to financial crisis, joblessness, failure in business, poor payment, huge debts, and poor health condition, may be anxiously waiting for a change to happen in your life. You may be saying, “Will not God open His eyes and see my affliction? How long am I going to suffer like this? When will I see good days in my life? When will I get a good job? When will I earn more money? When will  I get settled  ? When will I have a child?   I am living in great shame and   humiliation, How can I face the society? When will I do well in my business?  ”These are some of the questions that may arise in your mind. Well as prophesy, I wish to say that God will soon bring about a change in your life provided you remain quiet like Job who waited for the appointed time   of change in his life. God says, surely there is an end, to all   your   sufferings. Your hope will not be cut off.  There will be an end to your sickness, your state of poverty,    and your debts. God will bring an end to your shame and   humiliation, He knows all your problems and sorrows that you go through in your life. The Bible says, “The eyes of the Lord look down from heaven, upon the children of men. “God keeps looking at you and your needs to support you when you are in trouble. All you need to do is to wait upon God patiently for His time.   

Job was living peacefully as a wealthy man with his wife and ten children. But disaster suddenly struck his family. He lost his ten children on a single day, then his cattle, his wealth and all glory and honour.  He took a potsherd             with which to scrape, the boils from the sole of his foot to the crown   of his head.  His friends looking at his disfigured body wondered whether he had committed some   secret sin against God. Even his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity?  Curse God and die.  But he spoke to her saying, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks.” Shall we who accepted good from God and shall we not accept adversity?  And in   this Job did not sin   with his lips. So when affliction strikes your door then count it all joy when you fall into various trials. Because once the period of affliction gets over then God will pour out his blessings upon you. He blessed Job who endured very patiently, a double portion of blessing. Then his brothers and sisters, and all his acquaintances, came to him and ate food with him, consoled and comforted him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold. The Lord blessed the latter days of Job, more than his beginning. God will bless you also as he had blessed Job. Wait patiently for the appointed   time of change.  God bless you.   

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank   You   for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank You for telling us about Job and his affliction. Help us to bear patiently the affliction that we need to go through. Give us the grace we need to wait upon God, when we go through affliction. 

In Jesus Name We Pray.


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