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Should I still believe him?


“Elisha replied, ‘Hear this message from the LORD! This is what the LORD says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of fine flour will cost only half and ounce of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only half an ounce of silver.” 2 kings 7:1

There is an imminent solution coming your way. As you digest this timely message, expect the power of God to bring about a new dawn in your life. You will agree with me that these are very trying times. Individuals, groups, corporations and nations are really struggling, amongst other problems, to get out of economic, political and security challenges. Some of these problems have also proved unsolvable and protracted, defying all known human solutions. Today, our economic and political lexicons have been over-stretched to accommodate new jargons and coinages that have been used while trying to explain, interpret and proffer solutions to these global problems. Today, an ordinary man on the street can virtually give lectures on these subjects – economic reform, austerity measure, bail out, money market, conflict resolution, security, intelligence, etc. This is made possible through the quantum of discussions, talk shows, workshops, symposia and conferences that are convened daily to find solutions to all these problems. But have we succeeded? NO!

Now, I want to say that we have reached the stage, where we must go back to the Bible and imbibe the divine principles God gave us to solve human problems. Every situation we go through in this generation surely has a corresponding account in the scriptures. There is no circumstance that is entirely strange to God’s word. He knew that at some point in our lives as individuals or as a nation we would come to a point, where our human ability and efforts would fail us. So, He graciously put in place the mechanisms from the manual of life (Bible) to help us. When we have difficulties in life, we must endeavour to look into this Book and find solutions to our problems. There is no situation that cannot be solved through God’s word. And that is why the Bible said there is nothing new under the sun. Show me any problem and I will show you a corresponding situation and solution from the scriptures.

Israel was in a very precarious situation. They were invaded and plundered by the Syrians (Aramians). The result of this enemy invasion was so severe that it triggered famine and anarchy in the land. They were humiliated. They were defeated, disgraced and disrobed. There was hunger, anger, lawlessness and even backsliding. People were killing their children for food. They ate forbidden things to survive. I could hear them querying God’s existence. I could hear them doubting the just nature of God, because they did nothing to warrant Syrians’ attack in the first place. Israel has been good to them. But the Syrians, especially their king, have been making every effort to destroy them. Yes, sometimes it happens that way. The people you were good would turn around to pay you with evil, treachery, etc.

Rev. Gabriel Agbo is the author of the book Power of Midnight Prayer. Website E-mail:

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