Monday, September 9, 2013

The Plans HE has for Us - Jim Wilson

Scripture Verse for reference: Jeremiah 29: 11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Beloved Brothers /Sisters in Christ,
From the reference words, we are going to meditate and highlight on the term "Prosper".
These words of Promise and Comfort were spoken by our God to the Israelites, when they were about to leave the city of Babylon. God gave an assurance to the Israelites even though they were in tribulations. He had plans for them, plans to prosper and retain the goodness.
Here, in our lives, we are into different tribulations and sufferings. But, as God promised to the Israelites, he is with us and comforts us with his words. Not only comforting and he gives us a good hope to prosper. Because he the God of compassion and mercy.
We often do not know our own minds, but the Lord is never at an uncertainty. We sometimes fear that God's designs or plans are all against us and might lead in a different way, but as to his own people, even that which seems evil or temptation, is for good.
Secondly, even when we come across the temptation the God gives us the capability and endurance as said in 1 Corinthians 10:13   No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Our situations, health, struggles, problems may overcome us, but still we are able, so our God permit us to bear these tribulations and also makes a way to get rid of it.  
When we see in the book of Job, It states how he was sincere to God and how he holds our God even in his most horrible situations. Job lost all his possessions and even his children in a single day.  But, God had a plan for Job; he permitted this situation to Job, not to harm him but to prosper him. Even though, he had a tough time. He did not repudiate his GOD or come down in faith. Because of his strong hold on GOD, he blessed Job again and restored him of two fold as said in Job 40: 10 & 12
10 And the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, we might be into a hard situation like Job. Our relatives may leave us, our friends may leave us but the unchanging and everlasting God Jesus Christ is with us. He has awesome plans for us. Our heavenly father knows our present conditions and keenly observes and gives us a good hope and future. The only thing we need to do is to have a complete faith on him. Whatever, our situations may be….. Do we have the faith that Job had in his life?
God will give us, not the expectations of our fears, or the expectations of what we think, but the expectations of faith, the end he has promised and which will be the best for us.
The Creator, Our God's plan is always to restore and prosper us. His Promise to us never fails. He blesses and satisfies us with the Goodness and Mercy.    
Dear Brothers/ Sisters
Here are the key Points to Remember
1.     Do you completely rely and depend on God, to execute his plan on you?
2.     Do not dishearten, because God's promise never fails.
3.     Submit your life to God, he will shape you and make you Prosper.
Amen!
** This message is by Jim Wilson, the evangelist in making**

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