A WILLFUL ANSWER.

“As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.”

Jer. 44:16KJV

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In the aftermath of the captivity of Judah to Babylon, a strong warning from the LORD came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt because of their wickedness which they committed to provoke Him to anger. They burnt incense and served other gods, whom they knew not. God told them the state of Judah before destroying them that upon all their idolatry, He sent unto them all His servants, the prophets, who rose early and said to them, “Oh do not this abomination that God hates”. But they hearkened not nor did they incline their ear to turn from their wickedness and idolatry. Wherefore, His fury and anger poured forth against them and gave them up to their enemies.

After all these warnings from the Lord, none of the Jews was ever ready to repent and hearken unto the Lord. Rather, all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods and all the people that dwell in the land of Egypt answered Jeremiah, saying, “As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee. But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.”

Such is a willful answer from a disobedient heart. But don’t be too quick to judge these people, aren’t Christians of today doing same? Upon all the preachings, prophecies, revelations and end-time messages, are we not living our lives as we will? Aren’t we loving the world which God’s words said we shouldn’t? Aren’t we preaching virtue and practicing vice? Aren’t we confessing this same answer to God and His prophets by the lives that we’re living? It’s time to wake up and be willing to be obedient!
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PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please forgive me for any rude answer that I’m giving you through my lifestyle. Help me to obey all your words for I love you in your name I pray.
AMEN

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THE TRUE GOD

“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”
Jer. 10:10

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There are many gods —idols made of the hands of men, who are creatures of the living GOD. The demons are more than humans on earth. Some are living in some men, trees, sea, mountains, valley, hills, etc and yet there are many of them who are still on earth without a dwelling place. Both the fallen angels and human beings were created by GOD. So it’s of a fact that there’s none comparable in wisdom, sovereignty, power and majesty with GOD. He’s independent of all his creation, He is the true everlasting and living GOD.

Believers admire the greatness of GOD during worship and praises times. We adore Him to be omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and confess the beauty of His nature and attributes. The LORD said, “Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion”. (V. 11&12)

David, the Psalmist, knew this and professed, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.(Psalm 48:1) GOD is great, the vastness of His mightiness is incomprehensible. Beloved, how great is GOD is your life? How are you showing to the world that the LORD is the only true GOD? Is He reigning in your life?
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PRAYER: You’re great yes, you’re, mighty God. Everything about you is great. You’re great, Oh yes, you’re great LORD JESUS.
AMEN

TAKE YOUR TERRITORY NOW!

“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses”.
Joshua 1:3KJV

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The kingdom of God shall be upon the earth even as it is in Heaven. Such is the prayers taught by the King of the kingdom himself and we believe he’s going to answer it himself. For the past years of the early Christians, this prayers has not disappeared from the mouth of Christians. Even now, we continue to pray in an unwavering faith that God will establish his kingdom upon the earth. That’s our kingdom; we have no share in the kingdom of this world, our territories are not earthly as the Israelites, but heavenly.

Christians who sought their territories among the kingdom of this world had their portions of it in where their king reigns — hell. Satan reigns in hell and anyone who will take his territory in his kingdom will have his share in his palace of hell fire. So the question is, “where should Christians take their territories?”. The WORD! Yes, our territories are in no other place other than in the words of our King.

The words of God have no boundary with the world; it has nothing similar or sharable with the kingdom of this world. It’s a kingdom independent on its things. Christians living in this kingdom had their independence on Calvary, where Christ shed his blood to save us from the kingdom of this world. Every word of God is a promise that we must take. The Bible is the territory of Christians. It’s the land that we must live in like the Israelites migrated from Egypt to Canaan; we have migrated from the world to the WORD. Our king is looking forward to seeing us taking our territories in His words. Have you yet taken your territory? Take your territory now! Yes, now!
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PRAYER: I renounce any kind of worldliness in my life and I take my territory now in the words of my King, Christ Jesus.
AMEN

BEHOLDING THE LORD’S BEAUTY

“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple”.
Psalm 27:4KJV

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The greatest quest of David wasn’t earthly but heavenly. He hungered for a dwelling high above the heavens—a place where saints resides with angelic host; a place of eternal joy and peace. He knew that there was no perfect peace here; he was fully aware of joy and sorrow, peace and pain, happiness and sadness that had so much blended in the lives of humans on earth. He tasted it and therefore desired to always remain in the presence of the Lord, which is full of joy—his strength.

Beauty is something that everyone is looking for. Beauty beheld afar, is half seen: until a person comes closer to the thing he’s beholding, he will never know its perfect beauty. David was a man after God’s own heart; he had a love and an intimate relationship with the Lord. He was always in the presence of the Lord, wherefore, he saw how handsome his maker was. He knew the beauty of God by beholding him daily in his relationship with Him. So he prayed to always behold God in His dwelling place— the Edenic world.

John tried describing the Lord’s beauty “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. (Rev. 1:14-15) We will never vividly comprehend this beauty until we have experience it ourselves, until we become united with him here and in His kingdom where we’ll be granted the eye to behold Him clearly. Is not He who created faces handsome? Is not He who created beauty gorgeous? Do you desire to behold the Lord’s beauty?

John saw His beauty and knew Him, for he loved Him and confessed, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; *for we shall see him as he is*. (1John 3:2) If you don’t know the Lord, how will you ever see Him as He is? Start beholding the Lord’s beauty now, oh dear believer!
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PRAYER: You’re so marvelous and handsome, dear Lord Jesus. Your beauty is beyond comprehension. Help me to behold your face oh Lord.
AMEN

DWELLING IN THE LORD’S HOUSE

“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”
Psalm 27:4KJV

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In this very Psalm, David dauntlessly confessed who the LORD was to Him. He knew and had tasted the goodness of his maker. When he was in absolute darkness, the Lord remained his light and saved him from all the schemes of his enemies. Therefore, the LORD was his savior. This was one of the heartily confessions of David. He had intrepid confident in his Lord— the strength of His life. Wherefore, his heart didn’t fear when an host encamped against him and war rained down on him.

Irrespective of all these, his heart wasn’t desiring any thing more or less than dwelling in the house of the Lord all the days of his life. David wasn’t desiring an earthly dwelling place of the Lord. Christ Jesus said, _” In my *Father’s house are many mansions* if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you”._ (John 14:2)
This was the house that David was desiring to live. This was the only thing that He was thirsting after in all his days on earth. He really sought it and found it.

Beloved, what one thing are you desiring of the Lord? What are you seeking after in your life? The Lord said, _”And if I go and prepare a place for you, *I will come again,* and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”_ (V. 3). Are you seeking after the heavenly mansions or the earthly houses? Do you even desire to be in Heaven?
*CHRIST JESUS IS COMING, YES, HE IS COMING!!*
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PRAYER: Thank you everlasting father for your saving words. Please help me desire and seek after the things of heaven in Christ Jesus’ mighty name.
AMEN

PRAISES FOR GOD’S PROMISES

“And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.”
2Sam. 7:20KJV

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How outstanding are the promises of God! It comforts the comfortless, soothes the sorrowful, and cheers His children. The Lord vividly outline the purpose of His children to them when they have a relationship with Him. Throughout the whole bible, we find God telling the purpose of those He called to them. When Moses first encountered God, He showed him why he had called him. Christians who are living out their heavenly purposes are those who have truly encountered Christ.

David was astounded for the promises of God in His life. He knew God and believed that God also knew Him for he had a love relationship with the Almighty. On hearing all that God said concerning his life, he begun to pray and praise God for his promises. He was short of words in gratitude and adoration unto his maker. Therefore, he proclaimed, “And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.” Yes, how can he possibly express his obligations unto the lover of His soul? For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.

When we stand in the promises of the Lord in our lives, let’s not question and doubt how or when it will come to pass in our lives, but let’s praise the one who had promised us, knowing that He is faithful and He will do it; For His promises are true and they’ll surely come to pass. PRAISE THE LORD! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
PRAYER: How wonderful is your name, mighty Savior, for your glorious promises upon my life. Help me to have faith in them and build my life on it in your name.
AMEN

WHO AM I, O LORD?

“Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?”
2 Sam. 7:18KJV

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When king David became the king of all the Israelites, he thought of initiating his long heart desire of building a dwelling place for the Lord. The Lord immediately sent Prophet Nathan to deliver His words to him: “Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel. And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. (v. 5, 8, 12-13).

Indeed, the Lord gave David great and astounding promises that his very heart was full of joy. Nothing was left for David to do than bow before the Lord in worship and gratitude. Whenever we receive the promises and words of the Lord, our heart should be in constant adoration unto our lovely Lord whose promises fail not— they’re still yes and Amen. Do you remember where God took you from? David remembered and said, “Who am I, O Lord and what is my house that you’ve bestowed all these goodness upon my life? What is man that you’re mindful of him?

“Who am I, that the lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the bright and morning star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart?

“Not because of who I am
But because of what you’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who you are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I’m calling
Lord, you catch me when I’m falling
And you’ve told me who I am
I am yours

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again?
Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me?” (A song)
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PRAYER: I am yours, my Lord JESUS. Help me to worship you all the days of my life on earth in your matchless name.
AMEN