I Am with You

Reference: Haggai 1:13, 14

If you are discouraged today, “I am with you” is God’s word of encouragement for you. The task ahead might be huge, the enemies around you might try to intimidate you, and perhaps you find that your own strength is giving out. There is only one reply God has for you, “I am with you.”

Therefore start working says your God. Here, God is speaking through … Read the rest

The Trumpets for Signalling

Reference: Numbers 31:6z

What is the importance of the signal?

The man who signals has to be in perfect tune and obedience to his commander. Though a huge army is prepared for war, the war will begin only when the trumpet is sounded. And when the command is given by the leader, the man who signals should be ready and prepared to blow the trumpet. Therefore he should be in … Read the rest

The Ninevites Believed God

Reference: Jonah 3:5

The message from God came through Prophet Jonah to the Ninevites. They believed God and repented at his preaching. God accepted their change of heart. He relented from the calamity he had planned to send on them.

Jonah was given a message of Judgement to proclaim. But he did not want to become the messenger. There were several reasons for this. One definitely was that he did … Read the rest

God Will Not Turn His Face Away from You

He will not turn his face from you if you return to him (2 Chronicles 30:9b).

God is speaking a word of encouragement to you today. He will not turn his face from you. In response, will you say along with the Psalmist “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”

The people of Judah and all Israel had forsaken God. And they were worshipping idols. It was during such a time … Read the rest

The Israelites Are to Camp Round

Reference: Numbers 2:2

What are the lessons we can learn from the way the Israelites camped?

First of all, it was not their idea, but it was God’s command. The Israelites camped in a particular way because God so commanded it. So it was obedience in action. We also need to note that God is interested in having order and discipline in his ranks. He is the God of order … Read the rest

A Lying Spirit

Reference: 2 Chronicles 18:21

It is amazing to note how much lies are said today in the Christian world. This is nothing new.
As we look at the passage given above, we find how prophets of God spoke lies to gain the favour of the king. There were four hundred prophets who predicted success for the king of Israel in the coming war. But they were speaking their own words.… Read the rest

When I Found Israel, it Was Like

Reference: Hosea 9:10

This verse talks about the deep disappointment of God. The Israelites had showed great promise at the beginning of their journey with God. God compares this to a traveller finding grapes in the desert. It would create a great expectation in the person’s heart about finding plenty more food and water in an unlikely place.

Have you given God a great expectation? What has happened to it … Read the rest

Then the Temple of the LORD

Reference: 2 Chronicles 5:13b, 14.

Then. You might be curious to know what happened after “Then.” We are now trying to look at one the biggest moments in the history of Israel. It was the day the magnificent temple at Jerusalem was dedicated. When they had done a few things under the leadership of Solomon and the priests, something happened. The glory of the Lord filled the temple of God … Read the rest

Be Holy, Because

“Be holy, because I, the LORD your God, am holy” (Leviticus 19:2b NIV).

First of all, we should be thankful that God has given us no less a standard than he himself. There is no doubt about this command. “Be holy,” leaves us with no doubt that this is impossible. Then why did God issue this command? It was to let us know that there is no compromise regarding his … Read the rest

David’s Mighty Men

This is the list of David’s mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:11)

What was the reason some of the finest men were attracted to David the king? We know that David came not from a royal line; he was simply a shepherd boy. But he had great confidence in his God. This was seen when he faced Goliath even as a young lad. More than that, mighty men were attracted to … Read the rest