PROMISE:- Everybody knows what and how to make promise; they also know what it stand for either spiritually, carnally or otherwise. Promise is when you manifest a desire to give or offer somebody something. In Genesis 12:1-13, God promised Abraham that whoever bless or curse him so shall also be blessed or cursed; that was a promise. In Joshua 1:1-10, God said nobody will be able to overcome Joshua, that is also promise. In Genesis 8:22, three promises were made by God. In Genesis 13, Abraham was promised that where he laid his feet he shall possess, that we shall also be helped not to fail. Brethren where are you today? Are you out or within the promise; if you do not love your neighbour, you are outside of the promise already. Read generally, Numbers 14:34; 1King 8:53; Psalm 105:42; Act 1:4; Luke 24:49; Roman 4:13; Galatians 3:18-22; Ephesians 1:13; Hebrew 10:36; 2 Peter 2:19; and 3:4,9; 1 John2:25.
PROBLEM:- Problem has come to inconvenience everyone. It is not a friend of anybody. The first thing you think when in problem is to get all your relevant documents ready and travel out to USA. But that does not even mean that you have jumped all your problems as at the port of entry, you may still face problems. However, be polite to the officers as something familiar; for instance, people leaving Africa where law is not respected or is abandoned and the use of connection is the order of the day, leaving one’s family behind to meet many white people in America or Europe could mean inviting problems. A careless phone call from your family in Africa can rubbish the whole situation and invite problem or put problem into your life forever. Somebody who carefully use a used-razor blade may ignorantly face problem of HIV, or careless with his job with this global economic recession may lose his job and commit suicide; or keep on with concubines may also face problem that can cause him his life. Brethren, there is no big or small problem.
Finally, if you never desist from telling lies, begin today to tell the truth. Even people in government tell lies, the problem in USA today was caused by the immediate past president of the US who did not tell the truth about the weapons of mass destruction. There is consequences for telling lies. If you were a Christian and you backslide, you have already invited problem into your life. If you face a family you cannot take care of, you have invited problem into your life. Read the following Bible verses, Revelation 3:1-10, 1 Timothy 6:1-10; Galatians 5:16-end; 1 Corinthians 5:1-10, Romans 1:18-end; Exodus12 and 14; Job 3:20-end; Jonah 1:6-10; 2 & 3; Acts 5:1-10; Judges1:4-10; Joshua 6:1-15; 2 Kings 6:19-26; Esther4:5,6, Acts 27:20-end; Mathew 27:1-5.
If you refuse to abandon the worldly things you are inviting problem to yourself Daniel 4:3,16-end; Numbers16. There are many places in the scripture where problem works in people’s life, check yourself today to see the problems that you have caused for yourself. Proverb 21:30-31, 19:18-24, 24:10, 19:23. Are you ready for your problem in the scripture? Pharaoh, Saul, Judas, Ananiah, Samson, Saphira, Goliat, Lot’s wife, Pharaoh soldiers, Dathan, Abiran, Koran, Moses all these people died in their problem.
PROVISION:- A lot of people die without using the provision given to them by the Lord Almighty. Narrowly King Nebuchadnezzar was saved by God in order to see the provision ahead of him. When you are newly employed, if you can breakthrough your problem, your provision will come. Jesus promised to die and rise up the third day which he did, in order to come and give us the provision he promised. In Genesis 22, God asked Abraham to use his son for sacrifice, but provision came as a ram. He was also faced with a lot of problem and so was Job also faced with a lot of problems - Job3:20-end but in Job 42:10-21, his provision eventually came. Also in the book of 2 Kings 5:1-end, of Elisha and the lepers in the law of Samaria, provision came. In Deuteronomy 28:1, if you delight hearken to the words of God and then your provision will follow. Genesis 13:13-21, says lift up your head and see, that is provision too! If you are still passing through the troubled waters today, look up unto the cross and the man Jesus, will save you. Ecclesiastes 11:3 says "IF YOUR CLOUD IS NOT FILLED-UP WITH WATER, YOU CANNOT HAVE RAIN"! Please also see 1 Timothy 6:1-10; but verse 6 specifically says we came to the world with nothing so why are you running from pillar to post, why are you delighted in robbing Peter to pay Paul? Please read the book of Luke 16 about the story of the rich man and Lazarus. Also see 2 Samuel 14:14; that told us that a day is coming when we shall be like water splashed on the surface of the earth that cannot be got together. if you want to compare Christian, yesterdays we had genuine ones but nowadays we have plenty of fake pastors, fake evangelists and fake prophets were everywhere. All these have been said before hand in 2 Timothy 3:4. You have to take your stand on issues, don’t lie to yourself and be yourself 24/7. Remember to read Jeremiah 5,7,11, Psalm39, Hosea 4:8, Romans 11:29-end; with all these please do a good job.
In school we are taught about evaporation, if there is no evaporation there is no rain, do good always so that rain can fall on you and your family. With the way things are now, church cannot save you, as only Jesus can save you. If your church cannot change you, then change your church. If your thinking cannot save you, look for a spiritual leader; look at 2 Kings 6:20-23, 7:6-9, Mark4:38-39, Acts27:22. Those that are blessed in the Bible they worked for it and the Lord blessed them; please do good so that your land will flow with milk and honey. In Psalm23, the last line says who shall dwell in the house of the Lord, how many of you are going to the house of the Lord, prepare what to offer; so brethren drop your tithe, pay your dues on time to God and it shall be well with you in this fasting period. 1Corinthians13, 3:5-10, 4:4.
As you read this message, meditate on your ways and start doing good today; remember the promise he made to you in Psalm 23. See you next Sunday