MESSAGES

SMS ID - 0414

Day of Week - FRIDAY

SMS Subject - FAITH

SMS Date - APRIL 8, 2016

SMS Message - CONFIDENCE IN GOD FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIM SHOULD BE EXPRESSED BOTH IN DIFFICULT AND EASY TIMES 2TIMOTHY 1:12. THESE ARE THE BEST TIMES TO SHOW THAT YOU KNOW THE GOD YOU ARE SERVING. AT A TIME IN THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM AS RECORDED IN GENESIS 22 FROM VERSE 1, GOD ASKED HIM TO TAKE HIS SON ISAAC WHOM HE LOVED AND GO TO THE REGION OF MORICAH AND SACRIFICE HIM THERE. ABRAHAM HUMBLY OBEYED AND FOLLOWED GOD INSTRUCTIONS. AT A POINT IN THEIR JOURNEY FOR THE SACRIFICE IN VERSE 7, ISAAC ASKED ABRAHAM HIS FATHER “THE FIRE AND WOOD ARE HERE, BUT WHERE IS THE LAMB FOR THE BURNT OFFERING?” ABRAHAM ANSWERED HIM IN VERSE 8 “GOD HIMSELF WILL PROVIDE THE LAMB FOR THE BURNT OFFERING, MY SON.” IT TAKES SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THE GOD HE IS SERVING AND WHO HAVE BUILT CONFIDENCE IN HIM OVERTIME TO FOLLOW DIVINE INSTRUCTIONS WITHOUT DOUBTS. THIS WAS WHAT ABRAHAM DID. NATURALLY, THE HUMAN NATURE WILL ASK ‘WHAT IF....’ WHAT IF GOD DID NOT PROVIDE – WILL THAT CHANGE ABRAHAM’S BELIEVE IN GOD? WHAT IF GOD DID NOT PROVIDE FOR THAT THING YOU TRUST HIM FOR NOW – WHAT EFFECT WILL IT HAVE REGARDING YOUR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN HIM? CAN WE SAY LIKE JOB – “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES...” JOB 19:25. IF IN THE CASE OF JOB, ALL HE HAD WAS LOST, DID HIS CONFIDENCE IN GOD NOT PAYOFF AT THE END OF THE DAY? IT DOES, MUCH MORE THAN WHAT HE LOST AND THE PAINS HE WENT THROUGH. NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH NOW, HOLD STRONG TO YOUR CONFIDENCE IN GOD, HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU. HE DID NOT FAIL ABRAHAM AND JOB, SO HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU. LET US SAY LIKE PAUL IN 2TIMOTHY 1:12 “FOR I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, AND AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE TO KEEP WHAT I HAVE COMMITTED TO HIM UNTIL THAT DAY”.



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