'Then the Lord turned to him and said, Go with the strength you have and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!' Judges 6:14
There is a special mission that God is sending you now and that is exactly why you are coming in contact with this message at this particular time. God is the creator and ultimate controller of the universe. He made everything and manipulates all creation and events to suit His will and purposes. Nothing happens without His consent. True! Now, when He decides to intervene in any situation, His decisions are always final. And as you are reading this, there is a divine purpose that He is sending you to achieve now. It might look impossible, crazy, unachievable, but God is saying to you today that you must immediately begin to go after that assignment. With Him nothing, I repeat, nothing shall ever be impossible. Arise, for it is time!
At the time of Gideon, Israel was in a terrible mess. They were in bondage. They were held captive by the very cruel Midianites for seven years. During this period, Israelites would plant their crops and the marauders from Midian and their evil allies would arrive in droves targeting and attacking the land during harvest. They would camp around Israel and make sure that nothing is left of their crops, sheep, oxen, donkeys, etc. They would take all and even destroy the left over. Israel would only run away and hide in the mountains and caves. Intimidated, starving, humiliated, weeping, suffering, dejected confused and bruised, the Israelite would cry, endure their losses and nurse their wounds, hoping that the following year will be better but were also disappointed. This went on for good seven years!
Maybe, the above situation best describes your situation or the situation of your family, people or somebody you know. You plant and others reap. You sow and the enemy scatters. You toil and see no positive results. You have been bruised, intimidated and humiliated. You are even contemplating suicide; tired of this living in this wicked world. You have struggled with life, business, and enemies (visible and invisible) for so long. Now, hear the word of God, 'This is your time for freedom!' As you read this message, the process of your deliverance will automatically commence in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! We will continue next week.
Rev. Agbo is the author of the book Power of Midnight Prayer and a minister with the Assemblies of God Nigeria. Tel: 08037113283 E-mail: [email protected]