The Central Bank devalues the Naira; ISIS beheads 21 Coptic Christians; Boko Haram suicide bomber detonates a bomb in the market killing… Man kills his wife over…Woman hangs herself over…
Bad news sells. Bad news travels fast. People live for news headlines such as these. Fear and terror has seized the land. People think about all the bad stuff before they determine if they will eat on a given day or plan for the next day. Most without even knowing have put their lives on hold because they are not sure that tomorrow will come for them.
The only snag is it has been 5 months, 10 months or even more for some and tomorrow still comes. So I ask, why put your life on hold because the newspapers and news channels tell you the end is here? Is it possible that this is the end time? Absolutely! Do I have to live ready? Definitely! But do I have to stop living? Not at all!
So I decided that I am in this world but not of this world. Whatever is melting in their homes will not come near me. This is not an empty boast; I have precedent.
I remember in my Bible that there was a day when a famine hit the land of Israel, and everyone went down to Egypt. I remember God told Isaac to stay put and that same year, Isaac sowed in a land where there was famine, and he reaped a 100 fold. I remember that there was a time the children of Israel were in slavery in Egypt and darkness fell upon the land. I recall that while there was darkness in Egypt, there was light in Goshen where the Israelites were camped.
I have seen this God work out miracles beyond my comprehension that I have decided that I will not roll over and wait to die because the newspapers ask me to.
So what am I doing, you ask? I am speaking the Word of God. I recognise His Word as the elixir for my soul. I know it is the solution so I will keep speaking it to myself, to those around me, into the atmosphere, I will speak the Word. Until I see the salvation of the Lord in my life, I will keep speaking the Word.
You can join me, join me to speak the word, it is the solution. Every time you repeat what they say is wrong or likely to go wrong, you emit into the atmosphere the wrong energy and force, and it can only come back to bite you.
So the next time they say to you, “the economy is breaking or melting”; tell them “when men say there is a casting down, I shall say there is a lifting up”. When they say, “danger lurks,” tell them “your life is hid in Christ, and Christ’s in God”. Tell them that you are the apple of God’s eye and the day the devil can poke his finger into God’s eye that day danger can get you.
Stick to what you know to be tried and tested over generations. Stick with the God, who has never lost a battle. Take His Word and apply it as is appropriate and wait to see what He will wrought for you.
Use the Word, work the Word and deploy the Word because from where I stand, nothing else is working anyway.
Use His Word because ultimately, He honours it even above His name. Stand on His Word because ultimately, a man can only thrive as much as what He depends on.
I chose the Word. Ultimately, I chose the Word.