An Appointment from Entrapment
An appointment from entrapment
Mishap that sets free
Fires that set free
problems that propel
Difficulties that are opportunities
Hindrances that bring a dance
Barriers that birth blessings
Hurdles that are stepping stones
Stormy winds that fulfil His will
Obstacles that bring miracles
Opposition that brings promotion
Rejection that bring exaltation
And divine direction in stagnation
Opposition that brings promotion
Changes your position
And your playing field
Naomi’s trials were a set up fir a lift up
Abraham’s trial brought laughter- Isaac
Barren Rachel had a double portion
Rebekah was rewarded with Joseph
The fruitful bow- carrier of a great dream
Hannah was festooned with Samuel
A great prophet and Judge of God
Elizabeth- the barren was given John the Baptist.
Daniel saw and angelic visitation in the lion’s den
The Hebrew three were set free by their fire
When Paul and Silas sang in their prison
God was provoked to fight for them
Pharaoh pursuit paved the way
for the parting of the Red Sea.
So in your stormy wind expect
The fulfilment of God’s will
Watch out for a breakthrough
In your night…in your fire…
in your prison…in your entrapment
In your mishap…in your hindrance…in
your opposition will bring promotion
your barriers will birth blessing
your obstacles will bring miracles
God will surprise you, exceed your expectation
He will use the situation to bring glory and honour to His name
He will use your adversary to push you into your destiny
Just like it happened to Joseph and David
‘I was paralysed until my toy mishap’ was the caption of the metro newspaper which told the story of a teenager Olivia Johnson-wilder who, following an injury that broke her back thought she would never walk again. She was paralysed from her waist down after fracturing he spine in five places hen she fell from a window . She had no feelings in her legs and thought she would spend the rest of her life in the wheelchair.
Two months later she got stuck in a plastic car and tried to free herself. In the process she regained feelings in her legs. Appointment from entrapment!
Seeing the Invisible
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Christ Is Preached
12 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,
13 so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; To Live Is Christ
19 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; Ps148:8
Cast Down but Unconquered
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —