02 JULY – 08 JULY 2018
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: 2 CHRONICLES 20:1-17
Good day family; we have once again experienced the God of Alleluia Ministries this weekend. His name is Emmanuel. You are never alone; He is always with you. Winds may blow, waves may come, but you must not fear. He holds your hand and He will show you the way.
In the Scripture above, we hear about Judah, a nation that was lead by King Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was a man who knew God, loved God and walked according to His precepts. Walking with God does not spare one from the attacks of the enemy. Often when the enemy is attacking us we are under the impression that God has forsaken us. The world around sometimes will point figure and say the reason why you are going through what you are going through is because God is not with you. They will say you are not in the will of God, or you have sinned. But the truth is holiness attracts more trouble than sin does.
Often we go through a lot, simply because of what God has deposited in us. The devil is after all that is yours, because he knows who you are in God. Jesus was a just a baby when King Herod ordered his death. Often Satan will fight against you because he is afraid of your future. Jehoshaphat and Judah went through the same. A great army from beyond the seas had gathered against them. This was not because Jehoshaphat or Judah had done something wrong against them. You do not need to provoke the devil by doing something to him, for him to come after you. The enemy comes to steal, to kill and to destroy (John 10:10). He can attack even a child who is not yet born. The mere fact that Jehoshaphat was aligned with what God was doing in that season, was enough to provoke his enemies. The plan of the enemy is to try and abort the mission that God has deployed you on earth.
The Word says, as Jehoshaphat got the news, he greatly feared. There are many things out there that Satan has knitted together and orchestrated on your path, just to scare you. What is good is that, Jehoshaphat in that moment chose to seek the Lord. Some people in that time will compromise and do what they are not supposed to do. Jehoshaphat chose to do right; he looked to God. Those who look to God are radiant and their faces will never be covered with shame (Psalm 34:5). The Psalmist says, I will lift up my eyes to the hills, where will my help come from? (Psalm 121:1).
Jehoshaphat resolved/ set himself to pray, and he proclaimed a fast in Judah. Fasting draws you close to God; your outward man weakens but your inward man strengthens. Sacrifice releases power. You may be going through challenges and pain, but you must still give God praise; it is called the sacrifice of praise. For the sake of what is ahead you must pay the price of sacrifice and you will come out stronger.
As Jehoshaphat and Judah sought the Lord, the word of the Lord came to them. God answered them. The Lord said to them, “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you. ” Family, the man of God said, this is the word of the Lord for you. Your battle has been taken over by the Lord. God is saying; take your position of faith and of prayer. He is asking you to stand firm / still and be unshaken. Be at peace.
1. The IVP (Gifts Transfering Gathering) is finally here. We would like to encourage all the sons and daughters of Pastor Alph Lukau to be part of it. On this Friday the 6 of July 2018 multitudes will be coming from all around the world to be beneficiaries and partakers of spiritual gifts. This is not only for the Pastors, but for everyone who desires the gifts of God. All of us will prophesy in Jesus Name.
2. Disciples’ register is available at Homecells Table every Sunday; the AMI12 Leaders are requested to remind their disciples to meet, sign the register and submit it at Homecells table at the beginning of the 3rd service.
3. Please attend your homecells on Wednesdays and ensure that you submit the Homecells Reports on Fridays or Sundays.