“KEEP MOVING FORWARD”

Galatians 6:9 NKJV
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

As the coming of the Lord draws closer, It is as if there were forces of evil, an alliance of Principalities and Powers with their hell-bent stubborn determination to withstand all forms of Kingdom expansion project from anyone who decided to advance the course of the Kingdom of God.

As we run the race along the troubled deadly tracks, It is as if, the whole of the Gates of Hell have risen from their joint conference of Principalities and Powers in charge of provinces and territories and issued a communique stating their resolution to hinder all works of the Lord and evangelistic projects whenever, and wherever it is discovered.

And as we press forward towards the Prize of our High Calling, It is as if the whole drums of fury of the forces of darkness have been poured out against all visonary and missionary-minded believers of God. It is as if, all potent techniques and strategies have been unleashed on us all, who have determined to fulfill mandates of the Kingdom and realise heavenly-inspired dreams and visions.

I once got a call from an evangelist, who I perceived in my spirit to be a genuine minister of God. He is a field missionary evangelist, whose landlord has pushed out of the house and desperately looking for N1,500 to get another room to shelter his wife and children. A lot of hard working children of God are struggling to push forward the agenda of God.

I once got a mail from a close brother, a pastor, who had managed to built a half-wall shed for his church and was waiting for God’s provision to complete the walls of the building. He was devastated when a stormy rain came and a rushing wind lifted up the whole roof of the church to a distance and crash it there.

I can not finish listing examples of God-fearing and fervent believers who are finding it hard to move on on this narrow way. Many are being persecuted in places of works and offices. Many female students are facing stringent oppositions from their male lecturers for not allowing them to have their ways with them. IT IS AS IF THIS WAY TO HEAVEN IS GETTING NARROWER AND THE WAY TO HELL IS GETTING BROADER AND BROADER.

Dearly beloved, are you facing one problem or the other for your faith in the Lord? You can not enjoy what others are enjoying because of your focus on heaven. You can not go to places you would freely have gone, because of your love for Jesus. So many seemingly “good opportunities” that would have fetched you extra money were wrong and sinful, but all around you, your friends and co-workers are feasting on these evil opportunities.

Dearly Brothers and Sisters, put a Strong Garment of Faith, and push forward. I WILL NOT GIVE UP.
The temptations are getting hotter and the deceptions are getting more deceptive and crafty. Dearly beloved, I want to leave you with this encouraging word from the Word of God:

Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26 NKJV
[7] “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”‘
[11] “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”‘
[17] “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”‘
[26] And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations.

I CHARGE YOU TO CONTINUE SERVING THE LORD. I encourage you never to be weary and do not faint in doing this service for the Lord. You must move on by force or by fire. You will not be discouraged from this glorious service. Is it some sort of wisdom or understanding you lack, that would have speeded up the work, search out the wisdom and receive it from he Lord.

FOR WHATEVER REASON, IT IS TOO LATE FOR YOU TO DROP YOUR PLOWING TOOL. KEEP MOVING TILL YOU GET THERE. Your reward will come from the Lord.
And hear me, it is not all the rewards for your labour of love you will get here on earth. It was said of Abraham and some Fathers of Faith:

Hebrews 11:39-40 NKJV
[39] And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise,
[40] God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.
He has not promised to give us all our rewards here on earth. Here you may get very few, of your rewards but UP THERE, you shall be crowned with eternal glory for your labour for the kingdom.

So, I encourage you, keep moving on doing what you are doing for the Lord Jesus. tHIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE DISCOURAGE AND THERE IS NEVER A TIME BEFORE US TO BE DISCOURAGED.
So go ahead, holding that program. Go ahead embarking on that project the Lord laid on your heart.

THE PRESENCE OF THE STORM ON THE VOYAGE DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THE ABSENCE OF JESUS IN THE BOAT. Each time He told his disciples to prepare to go over the other side, there was a deadly storm across their way. BUT THEY SAILED THROUGH JUST AS YOU TOO WILL SAIL THROUGH. KEEP SAILING, JESUS IS IN THE BOAT.

Source: Evang. Mike Bamiloye

Jesus loves you, accept Him today, tomorrow might be too late.

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