I Believe By Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Topic: I Believe
Dearly Beloved, I bring you greetings in the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ the Son of the living God, and our soon coming King. It’s always a joy for me to come your way every Sunday with an encouraging Word from God. Thank God for His grace and mercies towards us. Today I’ll be sharing on the subject of Belief.
We live in a time where everything is spiraling downwards and people are asking whether God is still on His throne or if he has gone on vacation. Everywhere you look there is one crisis or another with no solution in sight and so if God is really on the throne, why are we encountering so many challenges. People are asking does God still answer prayers, because I have prayed, I have fasted, I have sown seeds and yet nothing is changing, so God where are you? Where are those mighty miracles our fathers told us about? (Judges 6:13)
“Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.” – Romans 4:18 (KJV)
The book of Romans 4 teaches us about Abraham’s journey of faith even while the odds were stacked against him. God made a promise to Abraham, that He will bless Him and Sarah with their own child. But at almost 100 years old, it looked impossible, I mean Sarah was way past the childbearing age, and so how can it be? I’m sure for some of you, you are asking the very same questions, the odds are stacked against you, impossibilities are staring you in the face, and you are asking is this still my year of All Grace? Can anything good still come out of this year? Should I just pack up and quit.
Abraham against all hope believed in hope, he decided to take his attention off of his limitations and focus on the One who made the promise. He decided to fix His eyes on the Way-Maker, Miracle Worker, and Promise Keeper. Abraham chose to believe God. Child of God, it is time to take your eyes off of your circumstances and believe God. Yes I know the situation is staring at you in the faceand it’s screaming loudly, yes I know it looks hopeless, but it is time to hope against hope because God can never fail.
It is indeed still your year of All Grace and you will recover all. The Grace of God will strengthen, perfect, establish, and settle you. No weapon that is fashioned against you shall prosper. You will carry your baby, you will dedicate your house, you will get married, promotion is coming your way, you shall surely testify; only believe. Refuse to be distracted by what the enemy is trying to show you, fix your eyes on the Word of God. This is why it is so vitally important to ensure that you are putting the Word of God into your heart because that’s the only thing that can produce something out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3).
Don’t allow the devil to run rampage with your mind, shut him up. Like I told you at the end of the October fast, shutting up the devil is not a one-time event, but a lifestyle, and so whenever He shows up with His lies, shut Him up. This is why you must be fully armedwith the Word of God to be able to withstand the devil.
From Wednesday, November 18 – Sunday, November 22, the Grace Dimensions Conference kicks off, and we will be equipping you with the Word of God to enable you to stand in your victory. It is a virtual conference and so no one has an excuse not to be a part of it. You can hook up with us either on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and different other platforms. Make sure you are a part of this conference because it will bless you. It is only the Word of God that will enable us to stand in this day and age and we cannot afford to trivialize it. See you there.
As a Father in the house, I bless you in the name of Jesus, Amen.
In His Royal Service,
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop
In case you don’t know, Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.
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