(Wake Up And Put On Strength)
TO THE BIBLE: Isaiah 51:9-10
“Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord! Awake as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Are You not the arm that cut Rahab apart, and wounded the serpent? Are You not the One who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that made the depths of the sea a road for the redeemed to cross over?”
Some years back, somewhere around 1981, I felt unhappy and didn’t quite know why. I prayed about it, but the more I prayed the more I felt like I needed the Lord to comfort me. I was just confused and unhappy, and if you had asked me what was wrong, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. I took my Bible, hoping that God would say something to me, and when I opened it, I came across this scripture above (Isaiah 51:9-10).
I jumped out of bed after reading it. As far as I was concerned the Lord was talking to me; He was talking about the last few months prior to that time. I had done a lot of beautiful things and had preached in many crusades, healing the sick, casting out devils, with many souls giving their hearts to Christ. Now, the Lord was encouraging me and telling me, “Son, you did that before. Come on, rise up; you can do more.” That brought me comfort, and I was strengthened and encouraged. So, if lately, you’ve felt unhappy or even depressed about certain things that are going on around you, the Lord is saying to you today, don’t to be depressed; put on strength!
Think about all the glorious things you did in the Name of the Lord last year, and then wake up, for there’s more to be done! There’re more victories for you in this year; so be encouraged, for the Lord is with you! He’ll yet do great and mighty things with your life. So wake up, be comforted and put on strength!
2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Isaiah 51:11
Dear Father, I thank you because you’re my comforter and helper. Indeed, you’re the God of all comfort, and I rejoice exceedingly because you have brought me into your rest, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 13:24-43, Genesis 44-45
Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 19
Speak in tongues right now, and declare that you’re born again, full of the Holy Spirit, and that you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.
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