Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 159 – MAINTAIN AN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN GOD

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Friday 30th June, 2023

MAINTAIN AN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN GOD

Jesus looked at her and said, “Didn’t I tell you that if you will believe in me, you will see God unveil his power?” John 11:40 (TPT).
 
There is a reason the Lord keep reminding you of things pertaining to your faith walk with Him.
Anytime the Lord bring admonishments your way, He is establishing a certain consciousness in you.
If you have been reading Machaira with Apostle Bennie, you must know that your time of harvest is here.
When the children of Israel were in slavery, the only message they needed was “DELIVERANCE”. But that wasn’t the message they needed when they were entering the promise land. At that point they needed to be Conscious of the presence of the Lord and be strong and courageous. And that was the message the Lord was administering to Joshua.
Whenever the adversary sees you stepping into greater heights, he attempts to weaken your confidence in God.
Understand that God doesn’t bring challenges your way to prove your faith. God only inspires you to do great things. The adversary uses challenges or negative situations to distract or stop you from doing the things God wants you to do.
This is why you must maintain absolute confidence in God. No challenge should be big enough to move you away from God. No challenge should be big enough to make you doubt God. Hold on strongly to what God have said.
In the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from dead, you will see two instances of faith.
Remember faith is your response to God’s Word.
We are going to look at how two sisters (Martha and Mary) responded to Jesus.
One day Lazarus (a brother of Martha and Mary, and a loving friend to Jesus) became very sick to the point of death. “So his sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, our brother Lazarus, the one you love, is very sick. Please come!”
When He (Jesus) heard this, he said, “ This sickness will not end in death for Lazarus, but will bring glory and praise to God. This will reveal the greatness of the Son of God by what takes place.” (See John 11:3-4)
 
This was the foundational word which got Lazarus raised from the dead.
Jesus said this sickness is not unto death but unto the glory and praise of God.
Again, it doesn’t mean God afflicts people with sickness and diseases to show His glory, but rather, when the adversary strikes people with any infirmities, because of God’s healing power, many sees God’s glory and give praise to Him.
Now Mary and Martha were to hold on to that message and allow it to define their composure.
Nevertheless, Martha for example argued and doubted the decision of Jesus to roll away Lazarus’ tomb.
Look at this, John 11:38-40 (TPT):
” Then Jesus, with intense emotions, came to the tomb—a cave with a stone placed over its entrance. Jesus told them, “Roll away the stone.”
Then Martha said, “But Lord, it’s been four days since he died—by now his body is already decomposing!”
Jesus looked at her and said, “Didn’t I tell you that if you will believe in me, you will see God unveil his power?”
I believe Jesus had to look at her with astonishment, because prior to this time He had said a lot to Martha and Mary about He being the resurrection and the life.
Martha was not holding on to the Words of Jesus. Until you hold on to Word of God, you will not demonstrate absolute confidence in God.
“So they rolled away the heavy stone. Jesus gazed into heaven and said, “Father, thank you that you have heard my prayer, for you listen to every word I speak. Now, so that these who stand here with me will believe that you have sent me to the earth as your messenger, I will use the power you have given me.” Then with a loud voice Jesus shouted with authority: “Lazarus! Come out of the tomb!”
Then in front of everyone, Lazarus, who had died four days earlier, slowly hobbled out—he still had grave clothes tightly wrapped around his hands and feet and covering his face! Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him loose.” From that day forward many of those who had come to visit Mary believed in him, for they had seen with their own eyes this amazing miracle! John 11:41-45 (TPT).
Oh hallelujah.
Beloved, the word of the Lord is true and absolute. Don’t look at the challenges to doubt God. Make the Word of the Lord your focus and you will see the manifestation of His glory.
Shalom
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DIG DEEPER:
(John 11; Hebrews 11)
 
WE PRAY:
That no matter the opposition which will confront us, we shall not cast away our confidence in God and that we will remain resolute and indefatigable to work towards the Kingdom goals or targets given us.
 
BIBLE READING:
DAY 148: Ezra 3-4
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS
– My time of harvest is here and I don’t permit any distraction from the adversary.
– I refuse to doubt God, I hold on strongly to what God has said.
– No challenge is big enough to move me away from God.
– I don’t permit any voice to distract me from the sure word of God.
– I imbue focus to maintain absolute confidence in God.
– Through prayer and the study of the word I build more absolute confidence in God.
– I don’t give my mind to the negative situations around me, I make the word of God my focus.
Oh Hallelujah, Gloreeeey!!!

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Belle
Belle
11 months ago

I make the word of God my focus

Edward
Edward
11 months ago

I maintain absolute confidence in God.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
11 months ago

Oh Glory!
Absolute confidence in God.
No wavering!!!!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
11 months ago

My time of harvest is here.
The Lord does not bring challenges to prove my faith.
I hold strong to what the Lord has said.
Although the adversary will strive to inflict us with infirmities and troubles, God’s power is being revealed in every situation.
Until I hold unto God’s word, I would not demonstrate confidence in God.
I dont look at challenges to doubt my God.
God only inspires me to do great things but the adversary brings challenges my way with the attempt to stop me from doing great things.

Kennedy
Kennedy
11 months ago

I maintain absolute confidence in God
Oh hallelujah

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
11 months ago

I don’t give my mind to the negative situations around me, I make the word of God my focus.
Oh Hallelujah, Gloreeeey!!!

Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
11 months ago

My confidence remains in God

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Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
11 months ago

I respond to Gods word by faith….I maintain absolute confidence in God.

Nuel
Nuel
11 months ago

Glory to God

I don’t cast away my confidence in God.

I hold on to God’s Word
Glorey

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