Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I bring you the better than good news of the Kingdom, today, & I know beyond any doubt that as you plug in your faith in the Spirit of LOVE, everything about you will be getting better according to our heavenly Father’s plan for you, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Beloved, I want you to be encouraged in our Lord Jesus & keep following His programme for your life because the attendant blessings are very real!
For instance, Zechariah & Elizabeth had prayed to God for a child but it seems to them that the prayers weren’t answered, whereas, God had heard & answered, knowing that in His Wisdom, there’s a set time for the realization of that request – Luke 1.5-7,13(KJV):
[5″]There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth”.
”And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless”.
”And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years”.
”But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John”.
In the case of Hannah, as recorded in First Samuel, her prayer was answered with the testimony, instantly!
You must understand that divine providence is according to divine wisdom & wisdom shows in planning in times & seasons.
A time came in my own life, not too long ago, that I thought I was just in God’s perfect will for my life because everything was just going on well as I thought they should be, as His son & servant.
However, He was preparing me for His good & great works that I’ve been ordained & recreated for in Christ Jesus, as His workmanship – Ephesians 2.10(Amplified version).
Beloved, I didn’t know I was in preparation for eighteen years but what a joy when in His Love, grace, mercy & magnanimity, He told me in 2016 that I was just stepping into the first phase of my ministry!
The point is that we shouldn’t allow anything whatsoever to dissuade & discourage us from always being expectant of whatever we are believing Him for.
He’s ever so faithful!
One thing is very sure, that, whatever is needful for you & that’ll bring glory to Him won’t be denied you at all – Jeremiah 29.11(NIV):
“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”.
As His beloved, you must not allow the devil to pressurise you into doubt, unbelief & lackadaisical attitude in your walk with the Lord, trust Him enough to help you out according to His Word!
Hosea 2.21(Good News Bible):
“At that time I will answer the prayers of my people…”.
Hosea 2.21(Living Bible):
“In that day,” says the Lord, “I will answer the pleading of the sky for clouds, to pour down water on the earth in answer to its cry for rain“.
Hosea 2.21-22(Amplified version):
”And in that day I will respond, says the Lord; I will respond to the heavens [which ask for rain to pour on the earth], and they shall respond to the earth [which begs for the rain it needs]”,
“And the earth shall respond to the grain and the wine and the oil [which beseech it to bring them forth], and these shall respond to Jezreel [restored Israel, who prays for a supply of them]“.
Hosea 2.21-22(Message Bible):
“On the very same day, I’ll answer“—this is God’s Message—
“I’ll answer the sky, sky will answer earth”,
22 “Earth will answer grain and wine and olive oil,
and they’ll all answer Jezreel“.
21″ “In that day, I will answer,” says the Lord. “I will answer the sky as it pleads for clouds. And the sky will answer the earth with rain”.
22 “Then the earth will answer the thirsty cries of the grain, the grapevines, and the olive trees. And they in turn will answer, ‘Jezreel’—‘…!’”
21″”In that day I will respond,” declares the LORD–“I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth”;
22″and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and oil, and they will respond to Jezreel“.
As you can see, our heavenly Father has it in His eternal programmes for us in the Church of Jesus to make our lives better than good on all sides, moreso, as we hold on to Him in the covenant.
All the better things that accompany salvation have been programmed to make your life & my life better than good – Hebrews 6.9; Revelation 5.12(KJV).
Even the elements of nature must attend to us favourable, everywhere & always!
Your walk in the covenant has been programmed to be prosperous with the dew of heaven & the fatness of the earth for freshness, refreshing & ease – Zechariah 8.12-15(Good News Bible):
12 “They will plant their crops in peace. Their vines will bear grapes, the earth will produce crops, and there will be plenty of rain. I will give all these blessings to the people of my nation who survive”.
13 “People of Judah and Israel! In the past foreigners have cursed one another by saying, ‘May the same disasters fall on you that fell on Judah and Israel!’ But I will save you, and then those foreigners will say to one another, ‘May you receive the same blessings that came to Judah and Israel!’ So have courage and don’t be afraid””.
14 “The LORD Almighty says, “When your ancestors made me angry, I planned disaster for them and did not change my mind, but carried out my plans”.
15 “But now I am planning to bless the people of Jerusalem and Judah. So don’t be afraid“.
Zechariah 8.12-15(Message Bible):
12 “Sowing and harvesting will resume,
Vines will grow grapes,
Gardens will flourish,
Dew and rain will make everything green.
“My core survivors will get everything they need—and more”.
13 “You’ve gotten a reputation as a bad-news people, you people of Judah and Israel, but I’m coming to save you. From now on, you’re the good-news people. Don’t be afraid. Keep a firm grip on what I’m doing””.
14 “A Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
“In the same way that I decided to punish you when your ancestors made me angry, and didn’t pull my punches”,
15 “at this time I’ve decided to bless Jerusalem and the country of Judah. Don’t be afraid“.
It really doesn’t matter how bad & terrible your reputation has been, even as a christian, our heavenly Father in His Love & mercy is changing your story into His glory for you to be a positive & glorious reference point, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
In Christ Jesus, you & I have become the good news people!
You & I are no longer the bad news people!
If you’ve believed any portion of Scriptures before, you should & must believe this one, also!
”For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things”.
”So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not“.
Zechariah 8.12(Amplified version):
”For there shall the seed produce peace and prosperity; the vine shall yield her fruit and the ground shall give its increase and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things“.
“Among the other nations, Judah and Israel became symbols of a cursed nation. But no longer! Now I will rescue you and make you both a symbol and a source of blessing. So don’t be afraid. Be strong, and get on with rebuilding the Temple”!
Zechariah 8.13-14(Living Bible):
13 “‘May you be as poor as Judah,’ the heathen used to say to those they cursed! But no longer! For now Judah is a word of blessing, not a curse. ‘May you be as prosperous and happy as Judah is,’ they’ll say. So don’t be afraid or discouraged! Get on with rebuilding the Temple”!
14 “If you do, I will certainly bless you. And don’t think that I might change my mind. I did what I said I would when your fathers angered me and I promised to punish them, and I won’t change this decision of mine to bless you“.
Beloved, be strong in the Lord & in the power of His might – Ephesians 6.10(KJV).
Agree & cooperate with the Lord in the rebuilding of His temple, His Church, the Body of Christ – Matthew 16.18(KJV).
Locate & stay in your part – Joel 2.7-8(KJV) & Ephesians 2.10(Amplified version), faithfully, joyfully & expectantly, remember, hope, expectation doesn’t bring shame – Roman 5.5; 4.17-21(KJV).
It is your season of joyful success & prosperity!
Our Father, the Lord God of seedtime & harvest, according to His good Word, will make your seeds & offerings to be prosperous, on all sides, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Take grace to be in fellowship with the saints tomorrow morning & you’ll keep shining!
JESUS IS LORD!