MARCH, 2017

Destiny mean: fortune, doom. Destined mean: certain or doomed, unavoidable fate. Destiny can lead one to be ordained, appoint to a higher office, or take you to an unexpected place, it can also lead to the unexpected happening which we sometimes question, it may be a good fortune or opposite.

If we look at above definitions, i.e. certain and unavoidable fate, we can now compare the journey of Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Joseph, Job, Daniel, Jeremiah, our Lord Jesus Christ to mention a few, as certain and unavoidable fate.

In the journey of above mentioned people, they all went through a rough part, but at the end it led them to a glory journey. As a Christian we must learn to endure when we are going through a rough part. The book of Habakkuk 2:3 says, for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie, though it takes a long time, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry. The word surely means certain, either we believe or not, it would certainly happen.

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Let us now examine the journey of Abraham. Genesis 12:1 says, now the Lord said to Abram, get out of your country, from your family to the land that I will show you, we can see from this verse how the destiny of Abraham was revealed unto him by Jehovah, but Abraham did not first understand, but because of unavoidable fate, Abram decided to follow the instruction of Jehovah. The book of Exodus 23:20-22 says, behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you. Verse 21 say, beware of him and obey his voice. Verse 22 say, if you indeed obey his voice and do all that I speak. Genesis 12:4, so Abram departed as the Lord had spoken unto him. But Abram journey through a rough part, in verse 9&10 of Genesis 12, so Abram journeyed, he journeys toward the south and there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land. But through the rough part [famine] Abram met his joy and blessing. Verse 16 says, Pharaoh treated Abram well for her sake, he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels. Though the bible says Abram was treated well because of his wife, it was the hand work of God who had predestined Abraham journey. God said, He would bless him, and he should move from his country to where He had prepared Abraham blessing, but for him to laid his hand on the blessing, famine have to chased him to the land of Egypt, where God had already stored his blessing.

“I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Exodus 23:20

We can also relate Abraham stories to that of Joseph. He was rejected by his brothers, sold, imprisoned, but the rough part led him to his destiny.
He went through unavoidable fate. As he said in Genesis 45:5&7, but, now, do not therefore grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, God sent me before you to preserve life. And sent me before you to preserve prosperity for you in the earth. Joseph father also went through unexpected fate, but at the end joy cameth. Through the hatred, rejection, sold, imprisoned, Joseph became an important person. Pharaoh told Joseph in Genesis 41:39, you shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word. The above word credited to Pharaoh was what was destined for Joseph. It has already been ordained by God.

Moses stories is not difference, before Moses was even born, there was already proclamation that all male born by an Israelis should be killed during the birth by Egyptian midwives [Exodus 1:15]. The stories of Moses tell us that whatever God had purposed for us, no one can stop it. It may take a way that we can not comprehend, but to God, His ways are unsearchable, God touched the heart of the Egyptian midwives and Moses was not killed during the birth. But for his destiny to be fulfilled, Moses was dumped by the river’s bank by his mother [Exodus2:3], but Moses was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter who came to bathe at the river [Exodus 2: 5-10]. God had already pre-planned above event, it was just the manifestation of an event that can be made known to man. Though Moses enjoyed during his younger ages, but God planted him in Pharaoh’s palace to prepare him for journey that was ahead of him. Moses been rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter was not an accident, If was God planned so that Moses can grow together with Pharaoh’s son who had been destiny to become Pharaoh and for doomed. God knew before hand that when he become Pharaoh, he will be wicked, evil, and not having fear of God, because of this, God decided to Plant Moses with him, a man he would regard as his brother not as his enemy. God new the task that faces the Israelis in land of Egypt during the time of said Pharaoh. God new that Pharaoh would not give audient to an Israelite. God thought to Himself that the only way he can deal with Pharaoh in fairness was to send someone he can listing to, [Christ said, I will not judge the world until every human being have heard me] and for this purposed, Moses was born, and for him to fulfilled his destiny, he went through good and rough part.


True Repentance

True Repentance

True Repentance

If you return, O Israel, declares the Lord, then you should return to Me, and if you will put away all your detested thing from My presence, and will not waver, and you will not swear, as the Lord lives, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then the nation will bless themselves in Him, and in Him they will glory [Jeremiah 4: 1-2.]

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, that you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts lodge within you? Jeremiah 4:14

Your ways and your deeds have brought these things unto you; this is your evil, because it is bitter, because it has reached unto your heart Jeremiah 4:18

For my people are foolish they know me not, they are stupid children, and they have no understanding. They shrewd to do evil, but to do good, they do not know. Jeremiah 4:22

I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void, and to the heavens, and they have no light. I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled. I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all cities were pulled down before the Lord, before His fierce anger. Jeremiah 4: 23-26 [Gen. 1]

The Red sea became a dry land for the people to walked pass. To many people, the Red sea that became a dry land is like a great miracle. But to God, He had already commanded water to give way to a dry land before the Red sea became a dry land. The book of Gen. 1:9 said, Then God said, ‘‘Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let dry land appear’’ and it was so and verse 10 said, And God called the dry land earth. Because of our un-believe/lack of faith in God, we human are so trouble when we are faced with a problem. It is about you knowing your God, the creator of heaven and earth, He is a powerful God.

He made the moon for the seasons; the sun knows the place of its setting. Psalm 104:19. We human does not know our to and fro, and this has caused us so many problems. As the sun knows it setting place no matter where it goes, we should all have a direction.

He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. Psalm 104:19

Why do you jealous your neighbour or your fellow brother/sister in Christ when things are going well with them. The book of Gen. 4:6-7 says then the Lord said to Cain, why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if thou doest not do well, sin lieth at your door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shall rule over him.

Do not commit evil against your neighbour because as human in flesh, we do not know those that have found favour with God Almighty, He always made a covenant with His own people [And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them Exo. 2:24-25]. Book of Gen. 4:10-11 says, The Lord said, what hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand.
The book of Exodus 3:9-10 also said, now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. Even though Cain killed his brother, God also made a covenant with him. Gen. 4: 15, and the Lord said unto him, therefore whosoever slayest Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.

Some human being evil behaviours ways can be traced back to Cain descendants.
The bible made us understand from the book of Gen. 4 from verse 16 that after Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden, that Cain knew his wife and bare a son Enoch.
Unto Enoch was born Irad, Irad begat Mehujael, Mehujael begat Mehusael, and Mehusael begat Lamech.
Lamech has two wives, in verse 23, and Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear my voice ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech for I have slain a man for wounding me and a young man for hurting me.

Some righteous people can be traced back to the descendant of Seth. From Seth was born Enos, through him we were told men began to call upon the name of the Lord. Through the descendant of Seth begat Enoch who we were told in Gen. 5:25 that Enoch walked with God, that God took him. Bible also told us that Enoch begat Methuselah, Methuselah begat Lamech, Lamech begat Noah who was a just man and perfect in his generations and Noah walked with God [Gen. 6:9].
We may argue that Cain descendant was destroyed in the flood. Remember that God saved Noah with his wife, his two sons and the wife of his two sons. The question you should ask yourself, which descendant did Noah wife came from also which descendant did the two wives of Noah sons came from.
If the wives are from Cain descendant, this means some human’s behaviours are from Cain. These behaviours can be washed away with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Once you are washed with the blood of Jesus Christ, you are separated from generation Cain evil blood [being born again].

Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve, man lost the grace of God. And the Lord God said unto the woman, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow, thou shall bring forth children, and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying thou shall not eat of it; cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shall thou eat of it all days of thy life [Gen 3:16-19].
But man lost the spirit of God when man began to multiply on the face of the earth. And God said My spirit shall not always strive with man [Gen. 6:1-7].

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

But God sent His only begotten son to us. [But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God John 1: 12]. The book of John 3: 15-21 says that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged, he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hate the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.
From text taking from the book of John Chapter 3, we can see even though man lost the grace and spirit of God through sins, but He made a way out for man to receive the grace and spirit that was lost in the book of Gen. 3&6 through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him, we become children of God.