Though the fig, vine, olive failed to yield. - Bro. T. Stephen
My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Haggai 2:19, “Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit.” From this day on I will bless you.’”
The verse says “I will bless you.” Men might make many promises but they fail to keep them. Our God who is an unchanging God will surely keep His promise, you can trust Him. He remains the same yesterday, today and forever. Many husbands, wives and even children fail to keep their promises. While we are living in such a situation, our God promises to say, “I will bless you from this day onward.” Many of you are disheartened saying, “When will a change come into my life?” God will soon bring about a change in your business, in your education, in your family life, in your ministry, in your behavior, in your speech, and in all that you do. Since God is going to bless you to receive God’s blessing, you need to change according to His nature of life.
God has decided to bless you since you have lived a miserable life in the past. You had faced many failures and destruction in your life. You went through shame and humiliation because of debts and other financial problems. Therefore, God has considered your helpless situation and wants to keep you happy and cheerful for the rest of your life. He knows that you have suffered much. At the beginning of this verse, we read that neither the vine, the fig nor the pomegranate or the olive brought forth fruit, yet God out of His mercy has decided to bless you from this day. Since there was no proper yield, you couldn’t do well in life. You had taken several steps to improve your financial status but all was a failure. God has been watching all your pain and struggle that you had gone through, to go up the ladder, but you couldn’t succeed.
You need to understand that although you tried many methods you couldn’t do well because you had been constantly changing from time and again. You were never stable. You never had a steady mind. To prosper you need to have a steady mind. You started with one job but shifted to another for some reason. You never remained in one job permanently, so you couldn’t reach the top and you fell to the bottom. Many do not take the counselling of God, while choosing a business or a job or even in the ministry. They will do random shifting from one ministry to another. Then how can God bless them? Many of you have set goals but instead of achieving your goal, you keep on moving here and there as a result, you could not reach your destination. But the Lord says, “I will lead you in the straight path and help you reach the destination.” May God Bless you in your journey.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, let all the children be blessed wherever they are. We thank you for your words of assurance. You desire to live in our hearts, we open our hearts and welcome You.. Father bring an end to all our sinful life. Life of sin and cheating. A life, causing pain and sorrow to others. Help us to be of some use to others. Change our wicked hearts and give us a new heart. Jesus may Your children experience a change in their bitter situations and enjoy the joy of holding Your hand and walk forward in their life from today onwards.