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DELAY IS NOT DENIAL (one)

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Joy cometh in the morning [Psalm 30:5]

Joy is coming by Blugi on DeviantArt

1)            Concoctions composed of cruel ingredients are the experiential encounters known of the boot camps engaged in demonic operations; the sole bourne of which is none other than to veer your course of destiny from God’s expected end. To achieve this bourne, ergo, it must come with it an excruciating deal of phenomenal torments. Thinking that delay is denial, the scripturally unschooled and the one who runs into a dearth of God’s words of His promises lose all hopes, having gulped the satanic laden motivational calumny, as one downs huge draughts of spirited brew, the victim is ushered into the sottish inebriation of the Devil’s gulag. This is Lucifer’s bourne: for in this state suicidal attempts and perfections have continued to drown mankind.  

Abraham’s experience of delay

                If delay is tantamount to denial there definitely would not exist in Scripture which says, For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” [Psalm 30:5]. ‘Favour’ is the Hebrew rawtson (raw-tsone’) meaning: ‘delight.’ Boqer (bo’-ker) is the Hebrew for ‘morning’ meaning: ‘of end of night; of coming of daylight.’ The word ‘weeping’ speaks of an overflow of tears. Too much of shed tears is of hopelessness. Genesis 15:1-3, “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2) And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3) And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.”

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre [Genesis 18:1]

The Visitant is none other than physical genuineness of JEHOVAH –CHRIST.

                This was not a mere lord that spoke with Abraham. LORD (written in capitals) is the Hebraic Yahweh or Jehovah –this is the eternal Lord God of the creationism. At this point his name was Abram, meaning ‘father of heights’ which has a hyponymic term of ‘arrogance.’ As Abram, he was still under a probationary existence. Why would God go into the homiletic treatment of “fear not” exhortation? It was to serve as an insufflation of a spiritual inoculant aimed at taking care of Abram’s perturbatory trepidity. It was important that God Himself would visit Abraham. Through this man of faith, the Incarnation would be a historical facticity –correcting the Adamic fall. The Bible, today, is God serving all of us with the same admonitory, ‘fear not’ in every situation of a seemingly irremediable predicament. Can you just imagine the Creator telling Abram that He is his ‘shield’ and that would not suffice? The word ‘shield’ comes from the Hebrew mâgên (maw-gane’), meaning: ‘shield, buckler, figuratively, a protector.’ Mâgên comes from the root gânan (gaw-nan’) ‘to defend, cover, surround, hedge about’.

                The truth is that God understands our Adamic nature of puerility. One small wrap of candy can carry off a cute little child by kidnappers for good! Abram was so deaf, spiritually, that he did not even catch the part of “I Am thy exceeding great reward.” Many times our cravings becloud our sense of good judgment. God is a good Personage, who overlooks our shortcomings. So, one day He is the Visitant to Abraham’s abode.

Abraham’s prayer for a child

Genesis 18:1-14, 1) “And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2) And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3) And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4) Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5) And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6) And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. 7) And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8) And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

“Shall I of a surety bear a child?”

                9) And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10) And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11) Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12) Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13) And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14) Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

                Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.

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