KEEP BELIEVING!

Nov 29, 2021

Numbers 11:4,10-15
Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat? Then Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, everyone at the door of his tent; and the anger of the Lord was greatly aroused; Moses also was displeased.

The nation of the children of Israel used to attack and complain to Moses every time a need arose. They never appreciated what God was doing for them.

Numbers 11:18-20 …Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you shall eat. You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days, but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils…

Moses was a man who saw wonders God had done in Egypt but he thought God could not give meat to six thousand people. He thought God would have to kill many cows to feed them with meat for a whole month ( Numbers 11:21-22 ).

Numbers 11:23 And the Lord said to Moses, “Has the Lord’s arm been shortened? Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not.”

God’s hand is not shortened, He will show to you whatever He has spoken the same way He showed to Moses.

You don’t need to see and know-how but rather believe that He is gonna do it (Numbers 11:31).

Luke 1.45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

There is no hopeless case with God, keep hoping and don’t give up because His timing is always the best.

Romans 4:18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed,…

John 11:4-17 When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.

God is aware of everything happening to you. Mary and Martha must have been heartbroken but Jesus was aware when Lazarus died.

Jesus wanted them to keep holding onto the first word He gave them that the sickness would not end in death.

John 11:21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

Mary worshipped Jesus but in pain and disappointment thinking He was late but her worship provoked Jesus to do something John 11:32

John 11:34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”

Mary and Martha only had faith in Jesus for healing. Their faith died and was buried when Lazarus die but Jesus walked in to keep His word (Isiah 55:11).

Always welcome (worship) Jesus even in pain and confusion, because what will come out of your worship will amaze you.

John 11:39-43 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

What you think of nullity is a divine setup of God’s glory in your family, nations, etc. Lazarus’ resurrection was the most outstanding miracle in the ministry of Jesus for three and a half years.

Only Mary and Martha would have known if Jesus had healed Lazarus but an entire city knew Jesus because of Lazarus’ resurrection. That’s when the Pharisees and Sadducees started planning to hang him on the cross. ( John 11:46- )

God has a strategy. Your clan will follow you to serve your God when He is through with you.

Just hold on and continue believing even in confusion and disappointment. Everything God told you will come to pass.

We serve a prayer-answering God. Keep your eyes on Jesus in whatever you are going through.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU. PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.!