THE FIG TREE SHALL NOT BLOSSOM

fig-treeHab 3:17 & 18: Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

These poignant expressions of lament were penned by Habakkuk the prophet who ministered  to the nation of Judah just before the Babylonian captivity. He gives the reader a picture of total loss from an agrarian perspective. The fig, the grapes, the olives and the cattle, a farmers means of sustenance, all of them have either failed or have been lost; the cattle taken not just from the fields where they were grazing, but also from the fold.

And yet, despite coming to the end of that road where hope fades into thin air, and mourning and lament looks like the order of the day, the prophet offers unshakable hope in God. When everything  fails, God begins, He begins to show you that He can, no matter what the circumstance be. He begins to show you that it is your attitude towards Him that matters, that the attitude you display in your brokenness is the altitude you get to soar in your God-given assignment.

Coming to the end of you road, your resources, is your time to experience the supernatural. Remember, when you come to the end of the road, it is time for a new season, a brand new assignment. Get excited. Get ready!

 

 

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SPEAKKK TO THE MOUNTAIN!

speaktomtnMARK 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

 

As a kid, I am one at heart even now, I had, with great expectations, literally spoken to “the mountains and the hills”, hoping these things would move. They didn’t. Continue reading

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A Cheerful Person is a Feasting Person

Mutton_BiryaniPro_15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

The Bible says that being merry (cheerful) is like having the choicest mutton biriyani every day of your life, and if mutton biriyani doesn’t make you happy, it could be anything that could lift your spirits. Yes, the merry heart is a feasting heart. Mish-teh, the Hebrew word for feast, used here, is a symbol of gastronomic banqueting pleasure.

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Pearls from Proverbs

Proverbs-Series1) Proverbs 12:18 The tongue of the wise is health. Proverbs: 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life. Proverbs: 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters. Continue reading

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Sleeping through the Storm

Christ_in_Storm_on_Sea_of_Galilee_Ludolf_BackhuysenThe Bible: Luke 8:23-to-25

But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
And he said unto them, Where is your faith?

The only person to whom historical distinction for having slept through a storm can be given is Jesus. He literally slept! and with that made one of the profoundest exhibitions of faith. That it is possible to sleep-rest-in the midst of the greatest tragedies of our life, if we know that God exists, and that He is in control. Continue reading

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Except ye be converted…

 

Matthew 18:3 – And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Except ye be converted like little children, Jesus didn’t say except ye be converted like Abraham, Moses or David. 

So what is that children have that adults don’t? Few traits of children that instinctively came to my mind:

1) Little children are dependent: They are completely dependent on their parents. When in need, they cry expecting their parents to take care of them, no matter what the situation be. If only adults could be like children in their dependence on God. If only they can cry out in need, expecting answers from God.  If only they can keep their ego’s aside and understand that independent of God their lives are never going to be productive and meaningful.

2) Little children are secure in their parents arms: You can carry your child to the greatest heights and he will never cry, you can toss him up in the air and he will laugh…enjoying it. Even in the midst of visible danger you child will never complain as long as he is in your arms. If adults can realize that they have the same kind of security in the arms of Jesus their lives will never be the same again. He can carry you through the crisis, the danger and the pain. He is the strong fortress that we can hide in.

3) Little children are Innocent: Innocence means, “when someone is not guilty of a crime, or does not have much experience of life and does not know about the bad things that happen in life.”  Innocence is what makes the child cuddle up with his father or mother who spanked him  a while ago. Children do not keep a record of  wrong things done to them. Innocence is what makes them discard and forget every form of insult and disrespect met out to them.

4) Little children can be moulded: They are like lumps of clay that can be fashioned into anything that we desire.  They can end up being anything that we like. They  have superior absorbing quality than adults, they are open to learning and correction.

5) Little children are humble: They don’t understand pride. There is nothing they can brag-about in terms of achievements or qualifications.

Therefore Jesus says: convert like children, convert means to change in form, character and opinion.  So convert from being worldly to  being  Godly; from filthy to being holy. Convert ye from being adults to being children to enter the Kindgom.

 

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13 from Corinthians 13

—and the greatest of these is love.

Love: the foundational element of the Kingdom

1) If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2) If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.

3) If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

4) Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous Keep reading — >

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I therefore so run, not as uncertainly

Finish your course, keep the faith: 2Timothy 4:7

Running in to the Kingdom

Gilbert Tuhabonye was born on November 22, 1974, in the southern county of Songa in Burundi, a small mountainous country in east central Africa. He is the third of four children. His parents were part of the Tutsi tribe and were farmers by profession. 

His love of running was forged early. Gilbert loved to run everywhere. He ran to the valley’s edge to get water for his family. He ran to school, five miles away, and he loved to race his friends. His favorite thing to do was to chase his family’s cows.While attending the Kibimba school, Gilbert began running competitively. Running barefoot, he won an 8K race while only a freshman. As a sophomore, he met a man who taught him how to change his running technique by getting his knees up and holding his arms correctly Keep reading — >

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