Scripture Reading: Numbers 22: 1- 40
“Behold I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold thou shall call a nation that thou knowest not, and the nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy one of Israel, for He hath glorified thee”
(Isaiah 35: 4 – 5).
Share this testimony with me:
A Christian brother went to his village to start a building project. He gave money to some persons to clear the area. After period of five weeks, the brother travelled home to find out if his cousin had cleared the area so that the molding of blocks can commence. Surprisingly, nothing had been done even as at the sixth week. The brother was angry and wondered why his cousin refused to do the work after sufficient money had been released for it. On return from the village after the sixth week, the brother called his wife and proposed that a day of fasting be taken; peradventure the finger of the enemy was behind the problem. In agreement, both of them fasted the next day which was a Thursday. About mid – day, the brother prayed as planned and then laid down to rest before the 3:00pm prayer time, and he slept off. In a dream a very notorious juju man from his village said to him, “Even though you have refused to pacify me and my people, we have decided to allow the building project go on”. He woke up and thanked God for the revelation and victory. The next day he travelled home and found out that the woman who had the contract to supply materials had concluded arrangements for the clearing of the land. By Saturday of the same week, work had started on the site. On Monday the following week, this same man stopped into the work site and blessed the person building the house. All the workers were shocked because they knew him to be very wicked man. When the brother visited home to assess the progress of work, he was told all what happened. Remembering the case of Balak the Moabite King, and Balaam the son of Boer, he praised God for his faithfulness. King Balak terrified by the news of the victories recorded by the Israelites, complained to Balaam in saying, “I want you to know that a whole nation has come from Egypt, its people spreading out everywhere and threatening to take over our land. They out number us; so, come and put a CURSE on them for us”. Just like King Balak, some persons may be envious, unhappy, and very upset with your progress in life. They query the source of your blessing or the source of your strength, and so in their anger they impose curses on us, or hire evil men to carry out the wicked assignment for them.
The Holy Ghost tells us today not to be afraid but trust in the fact that the Lord has built a spiritual cocoon around you and all that concerns you. So like the juju man in our story, and like Balaam, we shall be blessed rather than cursed. All this is the work of the Almighty God, to show His love for us through His Son Jesus Christ. Scripture says that our lives in Christ shall be such that when we need assistance, helpers who do not know shall run to offer their assistance. In Christ Jesus name, I decree that every curse be turned into a blessing.
- Take the song from Lamentations 3: 22- 23.
- O’ Lord be merciful to those who seek your help with a clear heart.
- Lord, when you say yes, nobody can say no. So Holy Lord, say No to the plans of the wicked against me and all that concerns me in Jesus Name.
- O Lord, deliver all your children who are under the weight of curses.
Exercise: Share this with someone else.
Memory Verse: Proverbs 16: 4