HOPE DURING DISTRESS

HOPE DURING DISTRESS

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THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.

Date: Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Topic: HOPE DURING DISTRESS

Bible Reading: Isaiah 7:1-7

📖1….”And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
📖2….And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind….
📖7….Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.”

Message:

🔥Our struggles and fear of the unknown, are self inflicted because we, most of the time, turn away from God, when engaged in confrontations. At critical moments, we ought to understand that it is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness; it is better to face the light and get our shadows behind us, than to put off the light to extinguish our own shadows. Once an attacked child of God turns to the Light, which is God, all the threats of the enemies neither stand, nor come to pass, according to Isaiah 7:7. This is because, their concerted efforts will be frustrated by God’s presence.

🔥🔥So, when Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah, the king of Israel formed an evil alliance against Uzziah, king of Judah, little did they know that Uzziah’s hope, at a time like that, would come from God’s word of assurance. This confirms that, each time the enemy comes against God’s children, and they run towards God (Psalms 56:9), He shows up to defend them. He shows up with his standard which always defeats the flood of our enemies… Isaiah 59:19.

🔥🔥🔥Dearly beloved, if God sent hope to deliver king Ahab in 1 Kgs 20:11-13, from the distress posed by king Benhadad of Syria, and also delivered king Hezekiah from the distress letter of threat sent by king Sennacherib of Assyria in Isaiah 37:14, why are you full of fear for your enemies? As God conquered Benhadad for Ahab with drunkenness in 1 kings 20:16, and killed Sennacherib with a blast of rumour for Hezekiah in Isaiah 37:6-7, 36-38, so he will destroy our enemies for us when in distress. God assured us in Psalm 50:14-15, that if we call upon him during trouble, having redeemed our vows to Him, he will deliver us. Call upon him today, and enjoy the dividends of Christianity.

SOULS ACTIVITIES:

🙏Heavenly Father, by the knowledge of your word in me, I command every self inflicted trouble and pain in me to flee from me, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏O Lord, scatter every unseen gathering of the enemies against me, targeted at causing me distress, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏🙏Lord God, use your unseen standard to overwhelm every distress call the enemy may place on me to cause me sorrow, from now into the coming year, in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Morning:
1 Kings 1 & 2.

Evening:
1 Kings 3 & 4.

I AM A PRODUCT OF GOD’S GRACE

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