I Make Known the End from the Beginning

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do” (Isaiah 46:10,11 NIV).

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I Have Come Down to Rescue Them. So Now, Go

So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians … So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3:8a, 10 NIV).

This chapter in the Bible shows us the divine initiative. It tells us that God is concerned about the suffering of His children. It shows us the heart of God who takes the … Read the rest

Just As Gehazi Was Telling the King

Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land (2 Kings 8:5a NIV).

It is all about divine timing! When people of the world strain and strive to make things happen, God makes it happen for His children in a very special way. When … Read the rest

Even If, Could This Happen?

Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen? (2 Kings 7:2b NIV).

Here is an example of a man who can’t believe good news. Such people are so much influenced by the negative circumstances that they can’t believe that God is bringing good out of it even when it is told them prophetically by a prophet of God.

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Can God Spread a Table in the Desert?

They spoke against God saying, “Can God spread a table in the desert?” (Psalm 78:19 NIV).

Can God? This is a question that many ask even today. When such a question is asked man tries to think in terms of his own limitation. And not in terms of God’s limitless possibilities and infinite wisdom and marvelous creativity. It is good to remember that our God delights to spread a table … Read the rest

Make This Valley Full of Ditches

Make this valley full of ditches. For this is what the Lord says: You will neither see wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water (2 Kings 3:16b, 17a NIV).

God performs miracles only where there is expectation. Even when the need is pressing, many fail to expect God to do something though they pray. The three kings in this incident and all their troops and animals … Read the rest

Do Not Say, “I’ll Pay You Back”

 

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you (Proverbs 20:22 NIV).

The message in this verse needs no explanation. It is crystal clear. Yet is it that simple when it comes to real life? Do we follow this principle when we are wronged? It need to be remembered that we need to practice this for it does not … Read the rest

Was So Long in Coming Down

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us.” (Exodus 32:1a NIV).

God has His own reasons to allow delays in our lives. These delays are sometimes not easy to accept. Because we are generally impatient. We need to be assured of every reason why something is being delayed. … Read the rest

He Did Not Remember Joseph

 

The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him. When two full years had passed, Pharoah had a dream (Genesis 40:23,41:1a NIV).

A dream and its interpretation was the basis upon which Joseph planned his release from prison. Of course he had done nothing to deserve being in prison. But that is not the point here. He gave a favorable interpretation to the chief cupbearer about his … Read the rest

The Lord’s Unfailing Love Surrounds

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him (Psalm 32:10 NIV).

Surrounded! The best experience you might have of this is when you use the “surround” option in your music system or television. You relax and enjoy the music that seems to flow and vibrate and resound everywhere and seem to reach you from all directions all at once. … Read the rest