They that observe lying vanities forsake
their own mercy (Jonah 2:8).
Did you ever read about Jonah? A great fish
had swallowed him up after he disobeyed
the Lord’s instruction to go preach in
Nineveh. However, while in the belly of the fish, he
thanked God for delivering him, even though he was
still in trouble.
Jonah wasn’t saying, “O God, deliver me” or
“O God, I know you’ll deliver me from this trouble,”
No! Rather, he said, “Thank you Lord, because you’ve
delivered me.” It takes faith to talk like that.
entire story in Jonah chapter 2; it’s very inspiring!
Jonah was conscious of the mercies of God, and
that inspired faith in him. He said, “They that observe
lying vanities forsake their own mercy” (Jonah 2:8). This
is what many haven’t learnt; they gripe over the pain in
their bodies; they complain about their situation when
what they should do is declare words of faith. They get
overwhelmed by the symptoms of sickness and disease;
they observe lying vanities.
A lying vanity is anything that isn’t consistent
with the Word of God for you as a new creation in
Christ Jesus. Refuse to observe lying vanities. Those
who observe lying vanities forsake their mercies; they
frustrate the grace of God, thereby short-circuiting the
power of God from working in their behalf.
Perhaps you’re a lady, and you’ve been told the
baby in your womb can’t come out alive, or maybe
it’s a tumour or disease, and you can even feel it in
your body; refuse to be moved. Rather, declare who
you are in Christ; affirm the Word. Exodus 23:26 says,
“There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in
thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil” ; hold on to
that Word; make it your daily confession. Declare that
you’re in health, and Christ in you destroys every trace
of sickness, disease and infirmity from your body.
Never let what you see, how you feel, or
anything contrary to God’s Word run your life. Give
thought, attention and focus only to the Word. You’re
greater than any trouble in your body, or in the world.
You’ve already overcome everything that tries to work
against you. 1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God little
children, and have overcome them: because greater
is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”
The Lord is my Rock! In Him I stand secure forever;
He’s my all, and in Him I trust, because there’s no
impossibility with Him. His dominion endures
throughout all generations. My faith in His Word is
unshakeable, for His Word is true, and never fails.
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