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Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Great Escape

"What shall we do O noble one?
It’s a strong and mighty army which surrounds us",
The people wailed to the king.
The king had no solution.
"How many men are out there?” the king asked
"Thousands”, they replied 
"Gallant men well equipped with strong stallions".
This is the 10th day since they have besieged us...
Anytime they can force their way in...
Hundreds of our young men are dying every day protecting our great wall
O King what is the solution and what should be done," they continuously wailed.
"We cannot go in for a truce they will capture our women and children and make slaves of our men, the wise men added.
Suddenly an old man pulled his torn robes tightly around him and came forward to bow before the king...
"What’s he doing here”? The king asked moving his face away in disgust
"He says he has the answer", the soldiers who brought him in answered.
"What is it?” the king asked rather impatiently
"This country", the old man, began sounding so educated and cultured in spite of his poverty
"Was known as a country with giants in ancient’s times and it was a myth which had spread far and wide across the nations.
It was for this reason that our country had been safe for so many centuries in spite of its proximity to the seas and mountains
"The giants have woken up! The king exclaimed in excitement
"Precisely we can create sounds of giants walking and get the circus people who can walk on stilts dress up as giants." the old man continued.
"Brilliant!” said the king and the whole city woke up to the idea and in no time the giants were created.
At the set time, the people started running in panic shouting,
"The giants have risen run!” their shrill screams sent the enemy camp fluttering for safety.
There was rejoicing all around and king and all his men laughed and laughed recalling how the enemy fled with the mere sound of drums...
The old man watched them and slowly walked away.
Ecclesiastes 9:15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
15 Now there was found in it a man who was poor but wise, and by his wisdom he saved the city; yet afterwards, nobody remembered that poor man.
Always strive to be prosperous or else like this old man you will fade into oblivion in spite of saving a nation...

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Great Restoration

The great men of war came back to their city
Shell shocked to see their beloved city in ruins
"What happened to our beautiful buildings and lush green fields? They cried
All they could see were oceans of desolation
A city whipped to its knees under the mighty hand of the enemy
“Call forth for the priests, bring out the shofar
Bring out the inhabitants of the city 
Today the people are going to cry and repent before god
Declare a day of mourning a day of repentance”. The captain called out to the inhabitants.
The people did as he told
The Books of Law was opened to Joel 2: 19
Here is how Adonai will answer his people:
“I will send you grain, wine and olive oil,
enough to satisfy you;
and no longer will I make you
A mockery among the Goyim.
“People! the captain shouted out ,the rhema word has been spoken”
"Pick up your sickle and spades and clear the land
And start sowing!" 
The people regained their courage and went about rebuilding their land toiling in cheerfulness singing as their sweated out in the fields 
(Joel 2:21 CJB) Don’t fear, O soil; be glad! Rejoice! For Adonai has done great things.22 don’t be afraid, wild animals; for the desert pastures are green,
the trees are putting out their fruit,
the fig tree and vine is giving full yield.
23 Be glad, people of Tziyon!
Rejoice in Adoni your God!
For he is giving you
the right amount of rain in the fall,
he makes the rain come down for you,
the fall and spring rains — this is what he does first.
24 Then the floors will be full of grain
and the vats overflow with wine and olive oil.25 “I will restore to you the years that the locusts ate,
the grasshoppers, shearer-worms and cutter-worms,
my great army that I sent against you.
26 You will eat until you are satisfied
and will praise the name of Adonai
 your God,
who has done with you such wonders.
Then my people will never again be shamed.
27 You will know that I am with Isra’el
and that I am Adonai your God,
and that there is no other.
Then my people will never again be ashamed.

 The Lord had spoken and so it was  till today ,a city called by all as a land flowing with milk and honey.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Stairway to Heaven

After the tiring journey Jacob lay on a rock under the dark desert sky
Recounting the events of the day he recoiled thinking of the magnitude of all that happened.
Being pushed to deceive his father
Taking over his brother's birth rights namely all the blessings of the first-born
Running away from his brother's wrath
The hasty goodbye to his parents and the gut shattering thought would he ever see them again 
He fell asleep exhausted 
Genesis 28:12 -15 CJB
 12 He dreamt that there before him was a ladder resting on the ground with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of Adonai were going up and down on it.13 Then suddenly Adonai was standing there next to him; and he said, “I am Adonai, the God of Avraham your [grand] father and the God of Yitz’chak. The land on which you are lying I will give to you and to your descendants. 14 Your descendants will be as numerous as the grains of dust on the earth. You will expand to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. By you and your descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed. 15 Look, I am with you. I will guard you wherever you go, and I will bring you back into this land, because I won’t leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
God fulfilled his promise to Jacob.(Ref Psalms 105 CJB)
Just as the stairway to God's provision opened up for Jacob
Beloved there is the stairway to heaven before us as well.
Angels will be with us ministering to our every need
There can be no demons and demonic spirits in the air ways 
To  snatch our blessings and divert us from reaching our destiny
Armor up people and open your hearts to the Lord God Almighty
And then you can encounter the stairway to heaven just like Jacob did. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Arise and Shine Your time has come

After years of frustration
Nathan packed up his wares
Packed his bags and went on a long trip
"I can’t sit around waiting for things to happen I am moving on". he exclaimed to no one in particular and left.
It was days since his parents heard anything about him.
The old couple waited prayed and pleaded with God for their son's safety.
"You know, Ma Baker told her husband one morning,
"I feel such calmness I feel it’s time now for Nathan's break through to finally happen."
Isaiah 60 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
60 “Arise, shine [Yerushalayim],
for your light has come,
the glory of Adonai
has risen over you.
For although darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness the peoples;
on you Adonai will rise;
over you will be seen his glory.
Nations will go toward your light
and kings toward your shining splendor.
Raise your eyes and look around:
“Only time will tell", her dear husband , replied and moved on with his work.
“There’s only one way to find out is by putting the word to test.
I am going to start with re-opening Nathan’s shop.” Ma Baker said
“It’s been three years since it’s’s going to take you more than a month to take the dust out." Pa Baker called out
“Any way it will keep me from worrying about him...and I can use a  bit of my creativity as well"...Ma Baker replied with a huge grin.
Even her husband the old critic could not help marvelling the exquisite work of his wife to turn a dusty old shack of a shop to a master piece in creativity and style.
The next morning was no different than any other only a lot of travellers were
Seen panting up the little hillock towards their store.
"What the hell!...Pa baker exclaimed "Mamma the brightly lit candles you put up have attracted tourists from miles around
They poured into their newly done up store and excitedly pointed out to all the beautiful curios their son had made and in one sale almost everything got sold out
Ma baker started praising God in joy...while
Pa baker went looking for old labourers who worked with their son and after a bit of struggle located  them and soon a flourishing business was going on
Meanwhile Pa Baker was informed by the authorities  in the recent earthquakes that hit the northern country his son was found among the injured and they were bringing him back home
Ma and Pa baker hugged their injured son who was in bandages from head to toe
"I’m so sorry I should have listened now I’m much worse off than before"! he cried brokenly to his parents.
"Not to worry are far blessed than you know." Pa replied.
"Where are all these people going they seem to be coming our pathway? son exclaimed in surprise.
"Watch and you will know, Pa replied with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lip.
He watched in amazement as his eyes fell on the packed store
"Those are my boys,,he exclaimed , dad where did you find them?"
He broke down and cried hugging his parents..
"It is His timing son,,,father whispered cradling his son in his arms..
"Your fortune is where your heart is , this was your dream son to showcase your country's culture to the world and God just made it happen.

Numbers 23:19Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

19 “God is not a human who lies
or a mortal who changes his mind.
When he says something, he will do it;
when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it.