Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.Abraham was remembered
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.
Rachel was remembered
22 Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.
Israel was remembered
24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.
9 “When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.
Hannah was remembered
1 Samuel 1
19 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.
Mordecai was remembered
1 That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.2 And it was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, the doorkeepers who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.3 Then the king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?”
And the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”
4 So the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace to suggest that the king hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
5 The king’s servants said to him, “Haman is there, standing in the court.”
And the king said, “Let him come in.”
6 So Haman came in, and the king asked him, “What shall be done for the man whom the king delights to honor?”
Now Haman thought in his heart, “Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?”7 And Haman answered the king, “For the man whom the king delights to honor,8 let a royal robe be brought which the king has worn, and a horse on which the king has ridden, which has a royal crest placed on its head.9 Then let this robe and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that he may array the man whom the king delights to honor. Then parade him on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him: ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!’ “
10 Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry, take the robe and the horse, as you have suggested, and do so for Mordecai the Jew who sits within the king’s gate! Leave nothing undone of all that you have spoken.”
11 So Haman took the robe and the horse, arrayed Mordecai and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!”
Daniel was remembered
10 The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change.11 There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father — your father the king — made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.12 Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.”
13 Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah?14 I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.15 Now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing.16 And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”
Joseph was remembered
9 Then Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed about them, and said to them, “You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land!”
8 Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh.
9 Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: “I remember my faults this day.10 When Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker,11 we each had a dream in one night, he and I. Each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.12 Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there, a servant of the captain of the guard. And we told him, and he interpreted our dreams for us; to each man he interpreted according to his own dream.13 And it came to pass, just as he interpreted for us, so it happened. He restored me to my office, and he hanged him.”
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.44 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
No, it was Good Friday, the day before. So it is Good Saturday.
It pleased the Father to bruise Him to reconcile man to God. Because of Good Friday, Jesus paved the way with His blood.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.Isa53:10
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
We now have access to the Father.
We have been purchased with a great price.1Pet1:18-19
As many as received Him He gave the authority to be children of God.
We are now heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. We have now been delivered from the powers of darkness. We have been translated from the kingdom of darkness and brought into the His marvellous light- the Kingdom of God. Heaven is now our home.( John1:12, John3:16, Col1:12-13,Rom8:1-2. Ro5:1,
20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ(Phil3:20)
What they thought was His demise was His advantage. He replicated Himself in us. He made us the light of the world; City on a hill, Salt of the earth. They now have to contend with many Christ-like people.
Those demon spirits who were in great glee: ‘We got Him, We got Him!’ had a rude awakening when the righteous demands of a just God were satisfied; when Jesus took His blood to the mercy seat and it was accepted.
Psalm 16:10-11 was fulfilled
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
They had crucified an innocent Man and spilled holy blood.
“You take Him and crucifyHim, for I find no fault in Him.”John19:6
Because of ‘It is Finished!,’ the Father had to raise Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. And Just as Jesus commanded Lazarus: ‘Lazarus come forth!’, the Father commanded, ‘Jesus, Come forth!’
And Jesus came forth!
He went to Hades to release captives; led captivity captive. He went to Hades and released all the saints Of old: Abraham, Isaac Jacob, the prophets etc etc and marched them out.
Jesus took the keys that the first Adam had given to Satan, disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them. As He was going into Hades, there was a shout: 7Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Sela
Jesus led a victory parade. He rose on the third day.
Yes, on the day of the resurrection, the sun rose and there was an earthquake and people who died came back to life.
51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.Matt27:51-53
On Sunday, the first day of the week, as the sun rose, the Son rose. The stone was rolled away and Jesus came forth.
So Saturday was not a Sad Saturday after all because Good Friday had come and Sunday was on the horizon. Alleluia!
Exhortation songs as you await the resurrection of your dream that has died or is dying or our vision that has vanished.
When your dream is shattered before your very eyes, Remember that all things are possible to those who believe and with God all things are possible. Do not despair. Dead dreams can live and shall live. Only believe.
All things are possible, To those who believe. I have prayed the word, And I will receive. The word of God is so sure- Settled in heaven. It will accomplish That which pleases Him. CH:I believe ( I believe) and I will see. I believe (Yes! I believe) and I will receive. I believe (I believe) and I speak. My confession will bring a manifestation. If God says, ‘Yes!’, (tell me) Who can say, ‘No’ By two unchangeable things (His word and oath) it’s impossible for God to lie. His promises are Yes and Amen In Christ Jesus The word gone forth from His mouth, Will not return to Him empty
Miracle Working God I have a miracle working God x2 He is the Alpha and Omega I have a miracle working He walked upon the sea He made the blind the see I have a miracle working He made the lame to walk He made the dumb to talk I have a miracle working Yes with two five loaves five thousand fed He rose again from the dead I have a miracle working
Thank you all for your companionship, partnership and encouragement and opportunity to impact your lives. We need each other to go on further. I need your endowment and you need mine. So the Lord made it in His divine wisdom.
He has done great things in this Year of Greatness. But what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. Greater glory remain in store because the glory of the latter house shall surpass the former.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and glorious New Year.
1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; 2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, 3 On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound. 4 For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.Ps92: 5 O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.Ps92:1-3
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, 3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. Ps107:1-3
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever. 3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever: 4 To Him who alone does great wonders, For His mercy endures forever; 5 To Him who by wisdom made the heavens, For His mercy endures forever; 6 To Him who laid out the earth above the waters, For His mercy endures forever; 7 To Him who made great lights, For His mercy endures forever — 8 The sun to rule by day, For His mercy endures forever; 9 The moon and stars to rule by night, For His mercy endures forever. Ps136:1-9
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations. Ps100
Are in the power of the tongue.’ Reflect your Maker.
You’re the light of the world, City on a Hill,
salt of the earth, partaker of the divine nature,
created in the image of God.”
Then the calendar butted in, ‘Plan if you want to pass,
Because if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Have godly goals and pursue your goals with zest.
Put God first in your plan and you will not come last. Learn from your past but don’t let it define you. Look ahead with Confidence because if God be for you, no one can be against you.’
As I was about to get up, the bed spoke, “if you lie for too long poverty will come like an armed bandit.” That jolted me!
Before I got near the door, it began to give its counsel, ‘If you’re on a hinge, you may swing in and out but you will not get anywhere like me. However, learn to open doors for others and others will open doors for you, because what you sow, you reap. Remember Joseph who interpreted the dream for the butler. In the fullness of time, the butler remembered him and he was brought out of jail to become a Prime Minister in a foreign land.’
Then the carpet invited me to go on my knees and begin the day with prayer:
“Though clouds surround the present and I do not know what the future may hold, I have the assurance that the Shepherd will show me the way. My task is to follow Him in love and obedience, and trust each step to Him.” David Roper (Our Daily Bread)
8 Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and said, “Who are these?”
9 Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place.” And he said, “Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.”
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
11 And Israel said to Joseph, “I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!”
12 So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near him.
14 Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said: ” God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” Gen.48:8-16