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’’VOLUME ONE’’

‘’CHAPTER FIVE’’

“PEACE BE STILL!”

FEEL SAFE AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THE POWER OF FAITH

 

BY

ONI ABIMBOLA DANIEL

CHAPTER FIVE

 DOES TURBULENT PERIODS LAST LONG?

 

The writer of Ecclesiastes summarized the stages of life here on earth saying. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Eccl.3:1. Likewise, should one consider the nature of weather that the morning season must not cease from given the evening season a way to accomplish its duty? It always moves from stage to stage according to its nature. This is also the nature of turbulent periods; it does not last long in a particular place. When it appears suddenly, it is for a while; it must go back to where it comes from, the devil who found the particular period is always going ‘TO and FRO’ in the earth (Job 1:7).

Whatever path he takes would not stay too long but for a while, this is because he has much commitment to execute in different places; he has purposed in his heart to set trial on every man that he may derail them from the faith they had towards God. This plot is not a strange thing to everyone who read the Bible; he is long time terror in the world and war seriously to pull everyone down from the faith.

 

It reminds me of three men in the province of Babylon which were threatened to be destroyed by fiery furnace that king Nebuchadnezzar had set up for whoever refuses to worship his golden image; he gave order that such a person should be throw alive into the fire. He commanded that all people, tribes, language, nations should bow down their heads and worship the golden image at same hour they hear the sound of the instrument and that whoever refused to comply should be thrown alive into the fiery furnace. Dan. 3:1-6. But there were three men who care not, neither do they accept such worshiped, verse: 8, and the accusers brought report to the king and the king asked whether is true or not. But these men confessed to the king and said. ‘’O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and He will deliver us out of thine hand. O king’’. Dan.3:14-18. These three men got ready to face the consequence at that particular hour, they never mind whatever may be the outcome, but strictly believe in the LORD God of their forefathers and vowed to render their worship to Him alone. And the king was wrath, he ordered his men to carry them and thrown them into the burning fiery furnace immediately and they were carried into the fire; and the LORD God sent His angel to be with them in the fire and they never got burnt.

 

And when the king saw them afar off that they are still alive, he said. ’Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? Lo, I see four men lose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have not hurt: and the form of the forth is like the son of God’ ’Dan 3:24-25. When the king saw this, he ordered his men to release these men from the fire. ‘’Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon’’. Dan.3:30. This history testified the little turbulent period that these men spent in the burning fiery furnace which promoted them, and the king reverence the LORD God they serve, not only that, he also commanded all nations, language, tribes to serve the LORD God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in those days. Dan 3:28-29. He passed decree that whoever failed to do so should be brought to book.

 

Many people adhere strictly for a short period, thinking that things would get better as soon as possible, but when things could not go as easy as they thought, they quit the faith and jumped into the other side of faith which is fear. This happened because of little hours of trouble they pass through, thinking it will continue like that, not knowing that it is for a while. Why people act in such manner is because they lack of understanding and do not know what purpose the period stand for? The Bible gives details about such period saying, ’A time to be born and a time to die Eccl.3:2. Lord Jesus spoke about the fact that most things must happen unto humans, He said. “It is impossible but that offences will come, but woe unto him, through who they come”. Luke 17:1.

 

It permitted that the unpleasant ugly trial time should come through the adversary who wanted to rule the affairs of men by all means, but God is able to deliver His own children from the horrible situations. Job did no wrong neither committed any sin according to the LORD God’s testimony in the day when the sons of God gather themselves to worship Him, Job.1:8, that the devil also came among them, thinking he may assassinate Job’s character before God but God knew Job as a man of integrity who fears Him to the core. Job also knew God as He who does whatever that pleases Him, even when Job’s wife was trying to encourage him to deny the LORD and die, he replied and said to her; ‘’What? Shall we receive well at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this, did not job sin with his lips? “Job 2:10. At the end of all trial of job, the Bible recorded that. ‘’So, the LORD blessed the latter end of job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep and a thousand yoke of oxen, and six thousand camels, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters’’. Job.42:12-17.

 

People are dying in their problems because they lack understanding, not knowing that every problem has expiry date. That is, when the trial hour comes it must go back because its commitments are so much than to stay at one particular place. The Bible explains its movement to have been directed by its author (Satan) and had caution whoever that may concern to endure such period saying. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, worked about, seeking whom he may devour”. 1Peter.5:8.

 

Problems at the turbulent periods seem like a roaring lion, it wasn’t the main Lion of the tribes of Judea which shall latter consume all sinners at the end of all things, those who refused the counsel of the Holy Ghost at this period shall be consume. Lord Jesus confirmed what to do and whom to fear, He said.’’ And fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell’’. Matt.10:28.

 

Lord Jesus gave us a better understanding of turbulent periods and how to go about it and what to do when it comes on board. Not as people overrate its capacity, but is lower than the way people thought it to be, one should stand on God’s promises according to the Bible written that says. ‘’I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go: I will guide thee with mine eye’’.Ps.32: 8. So many people faint from hoping in God’s promises at turbulent hours and began to murmur why God allowed such period since He made all things, and had made man after His own likeness, Gen.1:26-27. What kind of likeness should that be when men are driven into calamity and suffering day by day; some were of this thought all the time, but the Bible brought such evil thought to a halt by enlightened men the real causes to such situation saying.

 

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of the LORD: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempted He any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then, when lust hath conceived, it brings forth sin, and. When it is finished, it brings forth death”. Jam: 1:13-15. Believers should understand that God is not responsible for all the problems that people are passing through, seeing that He loved the son of man so much and always made provision to save and deliver them out of their calamity which they brought forth to themselves through the act of disobedience. Majority of men should acknowledge that error came forth into existence through Adam our grandfather and are urged to take their stand against the causes that brought them to the pit of molestation. How can someone get out of this pit? It goes according to the saying of our Lord Jesus which says. “All that the father gives me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise casts out John.6:37.

 

Lord Jesus came into this world as the only solution to all problems of life, He is the answer to every nasty situation here on earth, of which some of those learned men who claimed to be super powers, who thought they have gotten solution to the problem of the entire world, but are found to be liars. In the sense that, if truly they are what they claimed to be, would they not have live without seeing death? Or arise from the dead when they have finally died, just as our Lord Jesus did when He died, but rose from the dead? He who has power to do all things is supposed to extend it to his life span and cease from death and die no more, just as our Lord Jesus did who died and rose from the dead the third day and live forever more: Amen: Rev.1:18.

 

Lord Jesus declared His victory over all things and He said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Mat.28:18. Of course, He who rose from the dead into real life has total power over all things, and He can deliver others from the power of death without any doubt. This proved the capability of our Lord Jesus over the molestation of life generally, mostly in the life of them that believe and follow Him. “Temptation and trial is an element of promotion to them that love God and follow His way”. Jam.1:12. To love God is to run from every appearance of evil. For whosoever loves someone should do everything possible to keep the relationship intact, but unloving worthless persons always break the covenant of love, just as Judas Iscariot did to our Lord Jesus and betrayed Him.

 

Let no one love with the mouth alone but also with the heart and indeed. For God so love the world and gave our Lord Jesus for it, John.3:16. Satan the wicked one has his own reasons for introducing lawlessness into existence, according to the thought of his heart desire which the Bible exposed him saying: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north. “Isa: 14:13. He desired all these evil things in his heart and put them into practice from a long time ever before Christ came into the world. He eventually empowered all his savants which came down together with him from heavenly place, charging them to take control of every secret place in the world, and to mastermind the system of making riches and wealth, giving them power to govern all the secret places of wealth in this present world. Ezek.28:2-5.

 

Nevertheless, the Bible assured the believers of certain ways of God’s judgment over the issue of Satan crafty power and cunning ways by saying, ‘’He has swallows down riches: And he shall vomit them up again; God shall cast them out of his belly’’. Job.20:15. The Bible furthermore explains saying, “The Lord knows how to deliver the Godly out of temptations, and reserve the unjust unto the Day of Judgment to be punished”. 2Pet.2:9. A journey of hundred miles reduces by a step; God who did not fail to create all things will also bring to pass all His promises upon the earth. Patience is the solution for them that shall escape the evil day and be worthy of next steps of life. The true warning is announced throughout the Bible verses, but which this particular one says,

 

‘If any man has an ear, let him hear. He that leaded into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killed with the sword must be killed with the sward; here is the patience and the faith of the saints’’. Rev.13:9-10.

 

Let those who always at hasten to be rich belt up for the consequences that is about to happen, the Lord will uncover them according to the judgment over the matter which is sooner than ever before, He said, “Because thou sayeth, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knows not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked” Rev.3:17. The Lord had better offer for as many that come unto Him and He assured believers to come for proper enrichment saying.

 

‘’I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich: and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed: and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see’’. Rev: 3:18. The promises of God are everlasting and shall surely come to pass upon them who believe and patiently wait for Him, “Amen”. Do not follow the fashion of this wicked world and act according to their deeds. The world knew that these things are the causes of calamity that have befalling the entire world, and shall be their ruin at the end: stay clear from such way and ruin not your life while aiming to rule your world, the Lord comes quickly than the expected, run for your survival and be saved, Amen.1John.2:15-17.

                                 Jesus Christ is Lord

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