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Hosea 2. God’s Love For His Unfaithful People. Unfaithful Gomer. Unfaithful Israel. God.

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What will your harvest be? You Will Reap What You Sow

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What will your harvest be?  You Will Reap What You Sow

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

1 Timothy 6:3-19

Galatians 6:7-10; 2 Corinthians 9:6-13

Hosea 10; Luke 8:1-15; Romans 6:11-23

 

The law of sowing and reaping applies to both the natural and the spiritual realm.

Just as a farmers have to pay attention to the physical laws of nature to be sure the seeds they plant grow and produce harvest, so must believers follow the spiritual laws of God to be sure the spiritual seeds they plant produce harvest in the kingdom of God.

Paul told the Galatians that a man will reap whatever he sows. A farmer who planted carrots in the spring is not going to reap strawberries in the fall, but the harvest will just be full of those carrots. A believer who sows hate into the lives of others will not reap blessings, but a believer who sows love and kindness and patience and forgiveness will reap a harvest full of these same things.

What will your harvest be? Have you been planting love and kindness, patience and generosity? Or have you been planting, envy and animosity? If it has been the latter, it’s never too late to dig up these weeds and replace them with seeds of God’s goodness.

 

 

 

 

 

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

He Sent His Word And Healed Them And Delivered Them From Their Destructions (Psalm 107:20)

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He Sent His Word And Healed Them And Delivered Them From Their Destructions (Psalm 107:20)

You Can Live Above Sickness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The human body was formed by God in a way that nothing could harm it. Man was made to live long and free of sickness, disease of any kind or anything that hurts. However, Adam’s fall introduced death into the fabric of everything in the world. “Death” does not only imply the cessation of life; it also means “to fail” “to be damaged” and to “fade away”.

Thus, Adam’s fall introduced failure and damage to the world. Man, who was created in God’s image, could now fall sick. His heart, blood, liver, kidney etc, could now fail. When Jesus Christ came however, He defeated the devil and his cohorts and seized the keys of hell and death from them.

The Bible says in 1 John 3:8, “for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” After He destroyed the hold of sin and death over your life, He then declared, “…..sin shall not have dominion over you” (Romans 6:14)! Meaning therefore that sin and all its negative effects such as sickness, failure, poverty, and death ought not to have any power over you!

The LORD Jesus Christ has given us the victory over the enemy. The reason some people are still living in bondage to the devil is lack of knowledge. God said “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Refuse to be in bondage to sickness, disease or the devil. You can change that negative situation by stirring up the power of The Holy Spirit in you. The more of the power of The Holy Spirit you stir up by speaking in other tongues, the less of the things of this world that will be able to manifest in your life. Amen!

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Go for God’s Kind of knowledge!

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Go for God’s kind of knowledge!

 

A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. (Proverbs 11:9).

 

 

 

 

In Matthew 22:29, Jesus said “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures…..” He’s letting us know that the reason people make mistakes and go wrong in their choices and action is their ignorance of God’s Word. Those who lack accurate and relevant spiritual information from God’s Word have unwittingly programmed themselves for failure in life.

A man’s problem is not anything but what he doesn’t know. In other words, your limitation in life is your lack of relevant and accurate knowledge of God’s Word; for when you get to know, that knowledge delivers you. Knowledge is power! I’m talking about knowledge of God’s Word. The Bible says through it, shall the just be delivered; not from trouble, or from the devil but into their inheritance. Your problem is not the devil; it’s your ignorance and lack of knowledge!

This is the reason you find some Christians who are sick and diseased in their physical bodies, or those who are broke financially and suffering terribly. It’s not because the devil is powerful, for he is not. It is the result of their ignorance of God’s Word. The Bible never said God’s people perish because the devil is powerful, but “For the lack of knowledge”  (Hosea 4:6). Ignorance is the reason many of God’s children are living below their calling.

Everything you’ll ever need in your life is wrapped up in the Word; therefore go for the Word. Study the Bible; listen to God’s Word all the time; your success, promotion, increase, progress and prosperity all depend on it. Inundate your spirit and bombard your mind with the knowledge of the Scriptures on a daily basis and watch your life grow from glory to glory and from success to success!

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that You daily grant me understanding and insight into Your will, purpose and plans as I study Your Word. Flood my heart with wisdom and cause my progress to be obvious to all as I study Your Word daily to imbibe divine knowledge in Christ Jesus, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

When God Moves

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When God moves

 

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going – John 3:8 (NIV)

March is the windy month. And when I see the evidence of the wind in the bending trees and rippling lake water, I’m reminded of the example Jesus used in John 3:8 to describe God’s movement in a person’s life. He said, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going” (NIV).

Have you ever prayed for the Wind to blow? “God, would You please move in this situation? Do something! Make Yourself known!” And have you assumed that His movement would be wrapped in glory and blessing? That if only God would move in your family, in your marriage, in your church, in your community, in your own life, something dramatic would happen, and things would get better?

Hosea was an Old Testament prophet who also longed to experience the movement of God in his life and in his country. But in his wisdom, he knew that the movement of God is not always pleasant. In fact, it can be painful.

 

 

Read Hosea 6:1-3

 

 

I. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS PAINFUL
Hosea 6:1

Give the two phrases in verse 1 that indicate God’s movement is sometimes painful.

Give the two phrases in verse 1 that indicate God cares for those He wounds.

How is the movement of God described in John 15:1-2? If a plant had feelings, do you think pruning would hurt?

How is God pruning you? What has He “cut you back” from doing? Or saying? Where has He cut you back from going?

What word is used to describe the painful movement of God in Hebrews 12:10-11?

What are at least three things the pain produces, according to Hebrews?

Do you think there is any way to achieve these three things without pain?

What are two things Jesus teaches us by His own example in Hebrews 5:8?

How does Peter answer those who say God’s will is for us to be happy, healthy, prosperous and problem free? List phrases from 1 Peter 1:6, 4:19 and 5:1.

How does Peter also refer to God’s care for the wounded? See 1 Peter 5:10.

What painful experience are you now going through? Could it be evidence of the Wind?

 

 

II. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS PROGRESSIVE
Hosea 6:2

What phrase in verse 2 implies that God may not do everything all at once, but that His movement may be progressive?

Describe how this progressive movement is confirmed in Genesis 1:1-31 and 2:1-2, Exodus 14:13-14 and 19-22, Joshua 6:1-5, Hebrews 11:30, 1 Kings 17:17-24 and 18:41-45, Psalm 27:13-14, Mark 8:22-25 and Luke 9:22.

Read God’s promises in these verses: Genesis 12:1-2, 13:15-16 and 15:1-6. Then read Genesis 16:1-4 and Genesis 16:15-16 and describe how Abraham tried to “help” God out when God’s movement seemed too slow.

What were the results of Abraham’s effort to rush God? Read Genesis 21:8-14.

Read Genesis 27:1-45. Describe how Jacob and Rebekah tried to help God out. What were the results?

What counsel does the Bible give to those who are tempted to help God out? See James 5:7, 2 Peter 3:9, Genesis 27:1-45 (Rebekah and Jacob deceiving Isaac), and Psalm 40:1-3 and 27:13-14.

Instead of rushing God or helping Him out, would you give Him time to move?

 

 

III. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS PURPOSEFUL
Hosea 6:2-3

What three words reveal the purposes for God’s movement in verse 2? List the phrases that include these words.

Write out the dictionary definition for each of these words.

How are these purposes confirmed in Psalm 80:16-19?

What additional purpose is mentioned in Psalm 85:6?

Is it possible that you are spiritually dry and lack joy because you have been resisting God’s purpose when it involves pain and patience?

 

 

IV. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS POWERFUL
Hosea 6:3

Read Hosea 6:3. Give characteristics of the sun’s rise each day that illustrate the movement of God.

Describe these same characteristics in Exodus 16:4 and Luke 9:10-17.

What general transformation do spring rains bring about? See Leviticus 26:4.

How is the movement of God similar to the rain? Read Isaiah 55:10-11, John 10:10 and Galatians 5:22-23.

Have you misunderstood the quietness of God’s power and thought He was inactive?

What example does Paul use to describe the powerful movement of God in our lives? See Ephesians 1:19-21.

Describe a time in your life when you have experienced the powerful movement of God.

As you view your life, or that of your loved one or your friend …

As you view your church, or this nation, or this world …

Ask God to give you eyes to see the Wind.

It’s blowing!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!