TEXT: Psalm 69:1-4 says, “Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.”
Mark 9:17-19 says, “And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.”
So many people are going through terrible situations in life and some have come to a point that others are asking them ‘where is your God?’ They have done so many things humanly possible to be free from such ugly situations without success; instead of solution to their problems it is getting worse and multiplying and are being weighed down and for some, they have given up hope already. But I announce to you that your day of salvation is at hand even as you are reading this message and the God who saw others through their ugly experience in life shall see you through also in Jesus name.
Isaiah 1:6 says, “From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and purifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.”
There may have been problems upon problems but I bring you good tidings today, there is hope for you and you are coming out of every ugly situations in Jesus name.
The psalmist suffered terribly in the hands of his enemies while he waited for his God as described in the place we read earlier in Psalm 69:1-4
My friend, do not give up, you too can determine to wait and your change and miracle are nearer to you than you are ever imagined.
POINTA TO CONSIDER
- A. POSSIBLE PREVAILING SITUATIONS AND EXAMPLES
There were so many people in times past who passed through terrible situations but the Lord saw them through, and the same God who remains unchangeable will change your situation in Jesus name.
It could be that your situations are comparable to those of old, like that of the Psalmist or that of Job, I want you to relax because He who has promised will change all that ugly situation.
Many of you have had so many kinds of attention to see off the situation without recording any success and some may have been classified as beggars because of the terrible nature of the situations; and you are presently wondering when this ugly situation will change, thank God for Jesus: your time of change has come because it is God’s desire to intervene and quash all those ugly situations.
It is possible you may have been doing well in life before but somewhere in the witchcraft coven they have locked you up and are making caricature of you, I tell you that your freedom is already determined by God and you are coming out and will begin to do well again in life.
It is also possible that your womb may have been cut off or blocked by fibroid or other things and many have told you that you will never be able to conceive let alone have babies, this is a lie. I want you to understand that God is here to intervene and that ugly situation will change.
For some, it maybe that they are having crisis in their marriages or for some they may be finding it a struggle in life, to get married and they are wondering if it will ever happen: good news my friends, God says He will work in your life and no one can stop Him.
For others it could be that they are having great difficulty in passing their examinations but today the yoke shall be broken and you will pass your examinations in flying colours. All those pockets that have holes in them will be sealed up because God has determined to intervene in your life and the situation will change.
Many of you can pray very well and even preach and things will happen but today the situation has been reversed thereby decaying your spiritual life, the good news is that your spiritual light and your life are coming back as God finally intervenes.
For some others, you used to love the things of God i.e you can read the Bible, go to prayer vigils, work in God’s vineyard but now you see yourself struggling to cope with these things, God is intervening in your life to bring all such ugly experiences to an end.
Brethren, understand that the Lord is ahead of you and has seen all your troubles, afflictions and ugly situations hence this message is coming your way, for He is determined to save you and rescue you from all these ugly situations. Over the years you have been out of employment and have been struggling, and everywhere you take your C.V. does not attract any favour; but I tell you that after today you will be selective in the kind of employment you are entering into.
The God who saw all others of old and in present times who went through such difficult times will see you through as well in Jesus name.
Job 42:10-13 says, “ And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and everyone an earring of gold. So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters.”
Many know too well the story of Job and how he suffered terribly but when the Lord intervened, his latter end was better than his beginning. God blessed him abundantly and you too shall be blessed in same fashion in Jesus name.
Beloved, I want you to do the same thing that Job did. Pray for all those who before today have been mocking you and making caricature of you because of your ugly situations and the Lord will deliver you and bless you abundantly in Jesus name.
Matt. 4:23-24 says, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.”
All these people had terrible cases, but as they came to Jesus Christ and heard His ministrations, they were all healed of their ugly situations. God saw all these people through, in the same way also God will see you through in Jesus name.
Do you know of Abraham and Sarah’s case? The son of promise Isaac was given to them after twenty-five years of what today many regard as an ugly situation.
I want you to also understand that after so many years of barrenness in the life of Elizabeth, God visited her and gave her a son called John the Baptist. Hannah was also barren for so many years but the Lord visited her and she was given the child named Samuel. I pray for many who are at this moment reading this message and are barren in any area of their lives, God will do something special in your lives in Jesus name.
What about Jabez? He struggled so much in life and his name even had the hallmark of sorrow and failure but God turned his ugly situation around when he cried to the Lord, asking for intervention.
Are you sick, sorrowful, oppressed, bound, disappointed in life, barren, without husband or wife, tormented by evil dreams and evil personalities? God has the solution to all your problems in this life and the only thing you have to do is to cry out to God at the end of reading this message, he has all the resources and power to change your ugly situations.
Matt. 9:27-30 says, “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.”
Beloved, the giver and creator of life has all the answers to all life problems. No matter the ugly situation in your life and people have said you can never be free, it is a lie, because Jesus Himself said “I come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” Jesus came to destroy all the works of the devil and if all those ugly situations are not things planted by God but the devil, God will have them all uprooted and you will begin to enjoy your life again in the Lord.
Faith and belief in God made this woman whole after twelve years. No matter how long your situation may have persisted if you can exhibit this kind of faith, the Lord will overturn your ugly problems in Jesus name.
Many of such ugly situations that may have defied prayers and solutions in time past shall be melted today for God to take the glory in Jesus name.
- B. GOD’S INVERVENTION AND BENEFIT
Our God has decided to intervene in your life today and no matter the prevailing ugly situation, they must change in Jesus name.
Psalm 42:3, 10 says, “My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? Verse 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
The Psalmist was tormented to the extent that he was asked where his God was; but God
intervened in his situation and he ruled Israel for forty years. Heaven defeated his enemies.
Psalm 40:1-3 says, “I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
The Psalmist waited upon the Lord patiently and God hearkened to his prayers and was delivered.
In the new testament days also, an impotent man for thirty-eight years was made whole after an encounter with Jesus Christ. The Lord is stepping into your matter today and that ugly situation must change in Jesus name.
As you bring your case to the Lord, just like He did for all those people of old, God will change that ugly situation and you will rejoice and be truly blessed and full of total freedom in Jesus name.
Luke 5:17 says, “And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”
Believe in God and His power shall manifest in your ugly situation and you will completely be free.
Whatever your problem may be, or who may have attended to you, the power of the Lord to save and deliver you from all such ugly situations in life shall be made manifest in your life and new testimonies shall be your song continually in Jesus name.
Amend your ways, believe in the Lord and you shall certainly rejoice. For sinners, backsliders and compromisers, let them repent of their sins. They should confess and forsake their sins without covering any. Once this is done, they shall obtain God’s mercy according to Proverbs 28:13 says, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
1John 3:8-9 says, “He that commiteth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remained in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”
A sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a sinner. You cannot claim to be born again and you are still living in sin. That would be hypocrisy.
1John 5:17(a) “All unrighteousness is sin”. Anything you do that does not glorify God is sin, you will therefore do well to abstain from all appearance of evil according to 1Thess. 5:22 which says, “Abstain from all appearance of evil”.
1Cor. 6:9-10 says, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
All who are into these abominable acts shall not enter into God’s kingdom as stated
above; and, in fact, all the ugly situations in their lives cannot be taken away.
Matt. 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
1John 5:18 says, “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”
Begin to live the kind of life that will glorify our Lord Jesus Christ and the devil and all his agents of darkness can never touch you nor bring upon you ugly situations in Jesus name.
Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
God is a covenant keeper and He that has promised to grant salvation shall do so if you will keep your own part of the bargain by calling on the name of the Lord for your deliverance and salvation now.
Beloved, I encourage you to do so now and be saved and it shall be well with you and your family and this God shall see you through any prevailing situation in Jesus name. Amen.
- Pastor Lazarus Muoka