CALLED TO LIBERATE – Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Jeremiah 34:17 KJV

Therefore thus saith the Lord ; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

Everybody loves freedom. No wonder songs of freedom and freedom fighters always outlive their time and are sang for many generations.

When freedom is denied for life, a big injustice is done to the victims. God never wanted a hand in such injustice, and so would instruct a year of liberty after 7years of service. This was a norm with the slaves/servants/handmaids of the Jews. Their term lasted only 7years.

So when a time came but their masters refused to liberate them, God Himself would intervene with such a force… captivity in Babylon! This was one of the mandates of King Nebuchadnezzar, the pagan king.

In our time, we have the mandate from God Himself to liberate sinners, in the name of His son Jesus. God wants to see them walk free from bondage, from the rule of the wicked one. How much of this work are you doing? Think about this? How much have you done to see this dream of God come true?

Have a blessed day.
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LONG SUFFERING – Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

When this Word of God came to Jeremiah the prophet, he was actually in prison, definitely for some things he had said earlier. His fate was seemingly bleak.

Jeremiah himself needed a Word from the Lord concerning himself and his conditions. He needed some inspiration, some uplifting, some assurance that he wasn’t going die against the backdrop that it wasn’t the first time he had come close to death.

Yet this message of assurance came to Jeremiah, not for himself, but for the trampled cities of Judah and Jerusalem. To the families that have been broken by war. How does one bear such news when one is in dire need of same. This is the cross the man had to bear… and he did!!!

Christianity without long suffering is a different message. It is no gospel!
Chasing self gratification in the face of general public pain is not The Message of the Cross. Christ has taught us this in many ways, let’s stick to the basics, we can’t go wrong on them.

Have a blessed day.
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