Memorize : If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24:10″
Devotional Reading: 1 Samuel 30:1-20
What is adversity? Adversity is any situation that brings unpleasant feeling to us when our joy or freedom is challenged. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ had His day of adversity, when the kingdom of darkness was allowed to crucify Him. Nonetheless, the strength of Christ grew even stronger, to overturn death by His resurrection, and totally defeat death, hell, and the grave. We are grateful to God for sending His only begotten son to die for us and purchase our salvation.
Job had his day of adversity; his wife even asked him to curse God and die, but Job kept his integrity towards God. Finally, Job triumph over his adversity and was restored twice over.
Every Christian will face their day’s of adversity and God expects His children to be strong and triumph over adversity.
The fact that we are born again and have accepted Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour does not immune us from adversity, Jesus was in the boat with his disciples in the book of Mark 4:35-31; the bible recorded in vs 37″ And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full” The disciples were fearful, they went to Jesus to save them, He calm the storm and said peace be still.
I pray for everyone experiencing storm at this time and season, peace be still over that situation in Jesus name. Every born again believer has been given the power and authority to rebuke the wind and storm of life, you too like Jesus can command the winds and waves of life and they must surely obey you if you have faith. There are some spiritual tools that we can use to speak to adversity or storms, they are; The word of God, the Holy Spirit, the blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus, holiness, grace, prayer, fasting, e.t.c, I pray that the power of resurrection of Jesus will restore peace to every stormy nation, family or ministry and bring our world back to God.
The situation you are going through right now may be a test of your faith.You need to be strong and ensure God is in it with you. You cannot go through adversity on your own or in your power, you need God to be with you, He promised never to leave or forsake you – Hebrews 13:5. Like David, you need to encourage yourself in the Lord. 1 Samuel. 30:1-31 David had the biggest attack of his life, while he was away, the enemies came and invaded his land Ziklag, smote it and burned it with fire, took away everyone including the women and children. So when david and his men came to the city and saw what the enemies had done. David and his men wept bitterly to the extent they had no more power to weep.
While everyone was busy weeping and thinking of stoning him, the bible says “David encouraged himself in the Lord his God”. The most he could do was to encourage himself, strength came back and the thought of what action to take came to his mind. We were told that David recovered everything that the enemies stole.
I pray that you too today will recover everything the devil has stolen from you, family, business and ministry in the mighty name of Jesus, the power of resurrection will work in your life and situations and restore all you have lost in Jesus name.
Allow the word of God to be your bedrock, take in plenty dose of it every day, look unto Jesus. The amount of God’s word in you, will determine how much strength you will have to win the battle in the day of adversity. Some people beg for their life in battle, while the strong, courageous and those full of faith stand their ground, fight and win the battle. The difference is that one has enough strength to push forward while the other have little or none.
May the Lord give you sufficient strength to fight and be triumphant on your day of adversity in Jesus mighty name.
Prayer point: O MIGHTY GOD in battle, please give me triumph over all my adversities in Jesus name.
Key Dose: Life is a battle, only the strong, courageous and faith filled can win the battle of life, have faith in God..
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle