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He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants. Psalms 107:33‭-‬34 ESV

http://bible.com/59/psa.107.33-34.ESV

Rivers and deserts are opposite extremes beyond human control, therefore regarded as unchanging. Our text reveals they’re however not unchanging in the hands of the Unchanging God.

Beloved, nothing is really unchangeable to God. He turns rivers to a desert, a desert to a pool of waters, similarly springs into thirsty ground, thirsty ground into springs and fruitful land to an unproductive dirt, all because of the inhabitants. Invariably whatever God does, is a direct response to what men do. Where you’re located or what you have is insignificant, whether rivers or a desert, fruitful land or unproductive wasteland. What’s important is your relationship with the Lord. How obedient and pleasing your ways are to Him, determines what He’ll do concerning you! You’re the engineer of your destiny, how are you building?

Grace upon grace!
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All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! Psalms 118:10 ESV

http://bible.com/59/psa.118.10.ESV

In warfare to be surrounded spells hopelessness and doom. Our text ironically reveals victory in hopelessness.

Beloved, you don’t get surrounded except you walked into a trap, you don’t walk into a trap except you’re not very careful and sensitive. All these happened to the Psalmist. “All nations” represent the enemy who not only got him hopelessly cornered, but far out numbered him like a swarm of bees, therefore began celebrating his assumed triumph. But in the name of the Lord, the hopeless Psalmist spun a quick one against him, defeated and destroyed him. The number of people, demons or challenges that come against and surround you is irrelevant. Once the Lord is with you, in His name you’ll always spin a quick one against them and surely defeat and destroy them like a fast burning bush! The Lord will always be with you if you trust Him!

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The soldiers led Jesus away. At that same time there was a man from Cyrene named Simon coming into the city from the fields. The soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross and walk behind him. Luke 23:26 ERV

http://bible.com/406/luk.23.26.ERV

Compulsion, the act of driving or urging another is very synonymous with soldiers and our text reveals this being done to Simon of Cyrene.

Beloved, in as much as compulsion is not usually very appealing, it’s sometimes the only option for productivity. Jesus became very weak and couldn’t move under the weight of the cross. He must get to Calvary and be crucified for salvation to be possible, therefore He needed help to carry the cross which no one was willing to offer. Simon’s consent to the compulsion, helped Jesus fulfill His destiny. Every destiny has crosses and strictures which others must help to overcome. Since destinies are interwoven, helping others carry their crosses equals helping yourself. Simon never remained the same after carrying the cross, neither the soldiers that compelled him. Look out today for crosses to help others carry to fulfill destiny.

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“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Luke 6:22 ESV

http://bible.com/59/luk.6.22.ESV

To be excluded and spurned is to be hated, insulted, rejected with disdain, as well as expel and bar. Our text reveals this as a reward of bringing to Jesus.

Beloved, Jesus said this must happen because a servant cannot be greater than his master; when it does, we should be happy and jump for joy because it means we’ve great blessings awaiting us in heaven. Hatred, insult, rejection and expulsion are marks of unacceptance; while unacceptance is a mark of difference. This difference is the result of encountering Jesus. The level of acceptance or rejection you’re enjoying from the unbelievers around you, is a proof of your relevance to the Kingdom and impact on them as well as your heavenly reward. What’s your worth in heaven’s economy?

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And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. Acts 20:9 ESV

http://bible.com/59/act.20.9.ESV

It’s been scientifically proven that we won’t age or be sick if only we can sleep enough, because through sleep the body naturally repairs and replenishes itself. However our text reveals a bad sleep.

Beloved a bad sleep accomplishes nothing positive but rather creates a platform for plundering and death. Spiritually, you can’t die, be bound, plundered, or destructive seeds sown in your life or family unless you fall asleep. “While Samson slept he was shaved”; “While men slept, the enemy sowed the tares”; While Euthycus slept, he fell out of the window. Sleep makes you unconscious of your environment, transactions going on, give consent to what you rather wouldn’t and lose what you ought not. “Wake up o sleeper and rise from the dead” Paul says. In what areas of your life are you sleeping, and slumbering? Will you obey the Apostle now before you become an Euthycus?

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Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. Psalms 91:9‭-‬10 ESV

http://bible.com/59/psa.91.9-10.ESV

Divine preservation is superior to protection. Protection may save from loss but not necessarily from damage. Our text reveals preservation does both.

Beloved, divine preservation is part of the honor and decoration of unlimited grace enjoyed by those who make the Lord their dwelling place. He cannot be your dwelling place unless you make a definite decision to go to Him and you cannot go to Him unless you trust Him. When you’re enjoying divine preservation, you’ve nothing to fear or worry about by day or night. Divine preservation doesn’t guarantee you won’t see things meant or sent to harm you, no you’ll, but all you’ll do is keep trusting Him even in the midst of seeming contradictions, then surely nothing bad will happen to you. No disease or danger will come near you, because His angels of preservation will always be on duty!

Grace upon grace!
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On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. Esther 6:1 ESV

http://bible.com/59/est.6.1.ESV

The set time is an appointed time in a season for an event. Our text reveals such time!

Beloved, when the set time comes, is understood and utilized, everything in that season must make a dramatic turn around in order to synchronize to usher in divine honor. Joseph understood and utilized the set times in his life and was honored. Mordecai and Daniel did same and were honored as well. Before the set time, things might seem to go awry, and out of sync, but a persistent faith in the Lord and His Word will always usher in divine honor, because He never ignores faith in His Word. He’ll certainly make channels He wishes to use to become restless and relentless until you’re honored. Now is the time for salvation from whatever that has limited or is opposing God’s will in your life says the Lord, believe Him and experience it.

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You people are so bad, but you still know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask Him. Matthew 7:11 ERV

http://bible.com/406/mat.7.11.ERV

Good things are simply the desirable, pleasurable, beneficial and luxurious things that make life worth living. Our text reveals this as God’s will.

Beloved, no father normally keep away the pleasurable and beneficial things of life from his child, but rather does all within reach to ensure the child’s comfort and excellence. God our Father stops at nothing to ensure His children’s comfort, excellence and pleasure. However anyone that’ll enjoy these good things from Him must first believe it’s His pleasure to give them, and secondly must specifically ask for them with faith. Asking is the condition for receiving in the divine economy! Whatever good thing lacking in your life as God’s child is lacking because you’ve either not asked or you’ve not ask with faith, because giving is not just God’s pleasure, but good pleasure! Will you now ask?

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“But be careful! Don’t forget the Lord. You were slaves in Egypt, but He brought you out of the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 6:12 ERV

http://bible.com/406/deu.6.12.ERV

Forgetfulness is the greatest handicap of the mind. Whatever is forgotten becomes useless. Our text reveals the panacea to this malady.

Beloved, whoever is forgotten can’t be loved, whatever is forgotten can’t be done. Lack of love means lack of blessing, since blessing is God’s nature, He gave the warning in our text. Remembrance which enhances obedience costs carefulness and diligence. Continuous reading, hearing, seeing, talking about, memorizing and teaching of the Word, makes it to richly dwell in you, and promotes unforgettableness which makes obedience simpler. When it richly dwells in you, you can remember it, when you remember it, you can obey it, when you obey it, it proves your love for God. You can’t love who you don’t remember. Your degree of love equals your degree of remembrance!

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Then Elijah said to all the people, “Now come here.” So they gathered around Elijah. The Lord’S altar had been torn down, so Elijah repaired it.
1 Kings 18:30 ERV

http://bible.com/406/1ki.18.30.ERV

An altar is the centre of worship, the meeting place of divinity and humanity. Our text reveals Elijah rebuilding the altar and restoring the miraculous in Israel.

Beloved, altars are broken for several reasons and in several ways. When an altar is broken, relationship and connection with divinity is broken. When connection with divinity is broken, it’s grace, protection and provisions are lost. Rebuilding an altar is acknowledging your error in breaking it, also repenting and reconnecting with divinity. Reconnection with divinity restores lost grace, protection and provisions. Without altars there’ll be no acceptable sacrificial worship, without an acceptable sacrificial worship, there’ll be no miracles. Whenever God seems silent, and miracles are lacking, your altar is either cold and without sacrifices or broken. It either needs reigniting or rebuilding!

Grace upon grace!
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