Scripture Reading: Revelation 10:6
“I alone know the plan I have for you; plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” Jer. 29:11
Dear friends in Christ, believers are purposeful and intentional creations of God. Our existence is not a product of chance. On the contrary, God made us with a purpose and has a definitive plan for our lives. This plan is gradually unveiled as we continually live and exist in Him. Indeed, God’s plan for our lives is always a perfect one. However, this plan can and may be delayed. It can be delayed, firstly by us through our indecisions and wrong decisions. Secondly, spiritual forces can be a source of delay to God’s plans through satanic manipulations. Thirdly, our neighbours can also be a source of delay to God’s plans for our lives. The consequence of this is a distortion of God’s divine plan. In the event of such distortion, it sometimes seems that all hope is lost, yet God does not leave without. It is those of us who are experiencing delays in various aspects of our lives that our lead passage addresses today in a prophetic manner as it echoes out, “There is no more delay.”
Whatever form of delay you may be passing through in life at this moment, God assures you in a special way that it is coming to an end. Are you experienced delay in marriage, child bearing, employment, promotion, examination success, etc. God says to you today, “the delay is over”. Just trust God! God is already actualizing His plans for you in every area of your life. Your delays are over. There is a new dawn of God’s grace. God is about to usher you into another realm where you shall enjoy the full measure of His grace. The devil may cause delay but God has the final verdict in our lives and He can restore those wasted years caused by delay. He can bring about a turnaroundin that awkward situation just by the power of His word. As you pray, I announce to you that He has rolled away the reproach of delay already.
MASS: VIOLET Wis 2: 1a. 12-22; Ps 34: 17-18. 19-20. 21 and 23; Jn 7: 1-2. 10. 25-30DAY OF ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT (AGE 14AND UP).
Prayer Points:
Thank God for today’s message and for all His care.
O Lord my God, have mercy upon me and forgive me in every area that I have transgressed Your law. Commit every aspect of your life experiencing delay into the hands of God.
Father, Your word says, “There is no more delay”. Confirm Your word in my life O Lord.
Let every power responsible for setbacks and delays in my life receive the divine touch of the hand of the Most High. I reject stagnancy, retrogression, setbacks, rise and fall and backwardness in the glorious name of Jesus.
Thou God of Elijah, give divine speed this year to pursue, overtake and set the pace in every area of my life and endeavours.
I decree by the anointing of God’s word, delay is over in every aspect of my life. (name the specific aspects)
Take the Divine Mercy prayer, Terminating evil covenants and Blood of Jesus as Weapon for Demonic Destruction (at midnight)
Exercise: Pray to be part of the International Retreat for all Distributors, Partners and Users of Daily Strength Devotional on Thursday 27th to Friday 29th April 2017 holding at the Jubilee Retreat and Conference Centre, Effurun, Warri, Delta State.
Meditation: Proverbs 23:18