This is to encourage someone out there in ministry that might be feeling weary or faint. (Psalms 27 v 13) I would have lost heart unless i believed to see the goodness of the Lord. Job said though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh i shall see God.
It was believing still, that kept Job. there are times in our lives as believers, ministers of the gospel that it would appear that nothing in our lives or current situation, reflects God's word to us. It is critical in those moments to still believe. It seemed only natural for the disciples, after seeing their WORD on the cross, their hope, their promise, to follow Peter back to fishing, back to Tiberias, going back to what God took us from, maybe a job, a life style.
But seeing we have received this ministry, let us not faint. Let us not be weary, but TRUST GOD. let us not faint ( lose consciousness, lose heart) but let us continue to hold on to the WORD we have gotten from the Lord. The Word you have to stand on will come alive in your life, even if it now appears to be dead.
It might seem we are failing at what we do, but through faith continuer to speak life to your situation. Speak life over your ministry. Write the vision and make it plain, it has been proven that often people who succeed are those who record their dreams, where they want to be.
Your dream cant be killed, its you that can be, Joseph brothers said let us kill the dreamer and see what becomes of his dreams. The devil wants you out, thats the reason for all the pain, for all the struggles. Its to make you weary and feel faint. Its to make you despondent, and walk away from what is on the inside of you.
A mother who is about to deliver has to believe, and dear not faint. The nearer the delivery, the more intense the pain and the closer the pains get. Does it seem as if you are suddenly experiencing one pain after another, like all hell is against you, like no demons left in hell, they are all out to get you, you may be nearer than you think to your moment of deliverance.
Zechariah 3 v 1&2 Satan stood at Joshua the high priest right hand to resist him, can you imagine the warfare he was going through at this time in his ministry. A high priest was no ordinary person, a high priest means he was not thinking of going into ministry, he was in ministry. Mighty God, it took God to rebuke Satan, he said, the Lord rebuke you satan, is not this the brand plucked from the fire'
We know we have been plucked from the fire to do the work of the Lord, but now we are facing strong resistance from the enemy. Do not faint. Continue to believe that He is able, He who started a good work will perform it to the end.
Micah 4 and 5 are beautiful passages. Chapter 4 v 4 & 10 expalined the pains f a woman in travail, pains in ministry Mighty God, it says to Babylon shall you go and there you shall be delivered. Your deliverance is coming in a strange place, in a strange way. What is certain is that it is coming.
Chapter 5 v 2 " But you Bethlehem, though you are little am9ng the thousands in Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to me, the One that shall be ruler in Israel" So what was all this pain for? the pains described in chapter 4, its is because the pain was leading to the birth of the Messiah. Your pain is leading to something, its pain with a purpose.
The women who have children reading this will be able to tell how difficult it can be to be listening to a midwife/doctor when the labour pains are on, but even at this point we need to hear and obey. YES. We need to inspite of the fright, the sweating, heavy breathing, baby pushing, ministry swelling, to hear what God is saying to us. Listen through the pains, it can make you life and delivery process a whole lot easier cause even at this point you can still miscarry.
The devil desires to sift you, you know you have been called, you are persuaded of your purpose, you have been trodding the road a long time, you have received many word of prophesy, but even so, you have got the revelation of who Jesus is, man people are depending on you, people's deliverance tied up in your ministry but at this point there is indeed a wrestling. Evil seem ever present even now if you can find it in you to believe.
I would have fainted unless i had believed, your future depends on your NOW faith ( Hebrews 11 v 1) The thing i love about David most of all, he never pretended to be always on a high, he was true to himself and to God, we saw his praise days, his lows days, his sad days, we saw a real person. We will never be always on a high, and thats the reason we should pray for each other. God bless you all.