11.04.2022 Feature Article

You will not die now!

You will not die now!
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You will not die now! A child of God is not supposed to die anyhow. Yes, when you walk in the knowledge of a functional covenant with God nothing is permitted to take away your life prematurely. Nothing! Be it disease, demonic powers, hardship, or whatever. Nothing and I mean nothing is permitted to terminate your life before fulfilling your destiny. Everybody has an assignment(s) that brought them into the world. God did not waste his time and resources crafting a wonderful creature like you. Or haven’t you heard that you are wonderfully and fearfully made? Also look at all the things – the time, the resources, the emotions, the prayer, the love and sometimes planning and expectations put into the process of bringing a baby into this world. Like your parents coming together, the relationship, the expectations, your miraculous conception and formation in the womb, the preparations, your birth and your growth, etc. So much!

Millions do not survive these stages. But you did! This clearly shows that there is a definite divine plan for your life. True. I recently overheard a respected gynecologist / surgeon, a professor, a dean of a collage of medicine saying that nobody, not even experts have totally understood what God did in the process of conception and child-bearing. And immediately those words registered in my spirit. I remember my first daughter Joy was delivered in his clinic. My wife had been in labor for about fourteen hours and I believe they were getting ready deliver through cesarean section, when the baby suddenly began to come out. When the nurses called him on phone that the baby was already coming, he could not believe it until he spoke directly with my wife. I don’t exactly know what happened, but I suspected that with the position of baby he knew that it would only take an operation to come through. But God overruled. Prayers were being poured on her and the baby for those fourteen hours until God did it. You can do all you know scientifically and medically, but it is only God that permits, perfects and natures life. I think it is also a standing belief in medicine and that is why the doctors will tell you that they care and treat but that it is only God that heals. Ask them. Every life must come from and end in him. Even when you are treating or praying for fruit of the womb, you must have it at the back of your mind that it is only God that can bring forth life. Yes, science can be helpful. Yes, medicine is great and always necessary, but it is still God that perfects the outcome. You can apply everything that you know and it will still not work. And you also may not do anything at all and still things will work out perfectly. It is God - that unseen hand. True.

Now, also look at all you’ve been through in life. Almost everybody has some painful stories to tell. Some have theirs characterized with protracted pains, ‘bumps’ of life, calamities, disappointments and regrets that though they are now successful, they still get emotional each time they remember what they have been through. Even presidents, business moguls, kings, celebrities, men of God go through this. Once you are born, the world begins to unleash its unkindness on you. Yes, even great men like Jesus had their own fair share of pains and tears. Yet, in all these, an unseen hand kept you alive and going! I remember preaching like this many years ago and my boss, a very wealthy man in Lagos, with tears, sat me down and began to tell me all he went through in life and how God’s grace miraculously kept him. I couldn’t believe it. So with all this vast wealth and estate this man still had scares of pain and tears in his life. Yes, in the midst of all these, God has a purpose for your life. You are not dying now. No! We will continue. Please, share this message with others.

Rev Gabriel Agbo is the of the Assemblies of God and author of the books / audiobooks: Power of Midnight Prayer, Receive Your Healing, Breaking Generational Curses: Claiming Your Freedom, Never Again!, I Shall Not Die, Move Forward, Power of Sacrifice and many others. Tel: +2348037113283 E-mail: [email protected] Website Twitter: pastorgabagbo

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