Everything that has ever happened to us, has been permitted, ordained, orchestrated or directed by God for a purpose. He is going to bring beauty out of our calamity, something out of our lives and we will look back after today and laugh. Don’t forget that people will come out to attack, but the Lord that has kept us will not forsake us.
Father, the hour has come, thank You for coming in Your Power and Majesty to change lives. Stretch forth Your Hands and satisfy the needs of the people. What You can do for one, You can do for all. You have done it before and you will do it again. Amen!
[Psalm 23: 1-6] The Lord will always prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies and His goodness will continually dwell with us all the days of our lives [Luke 14:15-17]. All we have gone through in our lives is a process to get us to where we will be. When maize or corn is planted, it is harvested in a few months but when a cocoa tree is planted, it takes a while, a process for it to be harvested.
Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” The reason God is yet to do things in our lives is because we have been praying for the guest He wants to invite to die. Our enemies will gather together as special guests and the Lord will prepare a table before them. Like Joseph, we should always remember that what the enemy has designed hitherto to hurt you, God will turn it around for your good. In Genesis Joseph was in the room with his brothers who sold him into slavery but was not ready to expose them, which we are not careful to observe. We are always quick to advertise our brother’s misdeeds. He was alone when he revealed himself to his brothers and wept out all he had been containing in himself, not as tears of agony, but of joy celebrating God who brings dreams into manifestation.
- Wine that makes the heart of man glad
- Oil that makes the face shine
- Bread which strengthens the heart of man.
Bread: Strengthens the heart. Healing is children’s bread. Jesus Christ was wounded for our transgression, crucified for our iniquities, the chastisement of our sin was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are made whole. He is the bread from heaven. Bread represents the proceeding word – men shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The word of God will come out to us fresh and direct our every step. The word of God will come alive on the inside of us.
Wine: Gladdens the heart. At the wedding in Canaan, Jesus turned water to wine, which removed the shame and reproach from the family of the bride groom and the bride. Now we are the carriers of the new wine, taking it to every city and every nation. Wherever we go, we will spread joy. We will no longer spread misery and remind people of pain. When they see us, joy, light, laughter and illumination will come in.
The blessing coming to us cannot be contained. it will be running over. We will always have more than enough. There is no container big enough to contain what God is pouring down, our cup is running over. We are no longer scratching the bottom of the barrel. Our days of lack are over. Everything about us is running over.
The moment we receive such grace as we have, it will be tested, because there is another table not prepared by the Lord, but by the enemy. The enemy is a counterfeiter that has on his table, shame: (because the zeal of the Lord has consumed us, he will do anything to put us to shame), reproach, and confusion. [Psalm 69:6-12] For all our shame we are going to receive double of everything. [Isaiah 61:1-7]
[Psalm 69:13-28] The table of the enemy is broken, no more shame. Amen!
To listen to message online click HERE