God has sworn to bless you, if…
2nd Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”.
God takes an oath to bless a man who is continuously but unconditionally obedient to His Word and always desirous of living a holy and righteous life. The blessing of God makes rich and adds no sorrow with it. No man has ever served the Supreme God in holiness and righteousness and remained the same. There must be a manifestation of evidence that such a man encountered the Almighty God and received blessings from Him. Evidences abound in the Bible of people who served God, were obedient to His words and God mightily favoured them. The greatest of them all was Abraham, who in obedience to Divine instruction, wanted to use his only son for a burnt offering. The Bible reports thus in Genesis 22:16-18: “And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice”. At the ripe age of 100 years, God gave Abraham a son and his wife, Sarah, was 90 years then. About 15 years later, the same God instructed Abraham to use his only son for a burnt sacrifice. Without questions, Abraham took his 15-year-old son to the mountain for the sacrifice and was about killing the boy, when God called him to stop and then showed him the lamb prepared for the sacrifice. It was after this attempt God swore by himself to bless Abraham. The evidence of this promise was made manifest in Genesis 24:1 where the Bible says, “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things”.
It was due to the unconditional obedience to God’s voice and instruction that Abraham was blessed in all things.
The same thing applied to Job, who served and obeyed God with all his heart. And God blessed him to the extent the Bible identifies him as the richest man in the East. The Devil even afflicted Job with sicknesses, but the faith Job had in God did not subside even for one day. Having passed the test, God restored his wealth twice what he had earlier and healed him of the afflictions from the Devil. All this was as a result of obedience to God’s Word. It is the will and plan of God to bless whoever serves Him. The Bible promises in Haggai 2:19, “Is the seed yet in the barn? Yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you”. This is the Divine promise that, as from this day, God will bless you. The pre-condition is obedience to the Word of God.
When God created heaven and earth and eventually man in the representation of Adam and Eve, God placed them in the Garden of Eden and blessed them. They were under the glory of God; hence they lacked nothing. Unfortunately, that blessing was lost on the altar of disobedience, following the deceit of the Devil, who led them into eating the forbidden fruit. They fell from the glory of God and were sent out of the comfortable Garden. The earth was awash with iniquity. God loved man and does not want him to perish; hence He sent the only Son Jesus Christ that whosoever that believes on Him will be saved from sins and such person would enjoy everlasting life in heaven.
Man has derailed from obeying the Word of God, his Creator. God gave man conscience to choose between good and evil. That is why God allowed evils of killings, robbery, kidnapping, and all other sinful activities to be going on in this present world. But, as many as will listen to the Word of God, repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour will be blessed here in this world and granted eternal life in heaven. That is why the Bible advises in Matthew 6:33,
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. God has good plan for His children, both here on earth and in heaven. He only demands obedience from every one of us to enable Him bless us here on earth and grant us eternal life in heaven. For our salvation and other welfare God gave His only Son to the world as the Bible made us understand in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. God is prepared to give us everything comprising the blessings of material things on earth— sound health and children and He will finally cap it up with everlasting life in heaven. You, reading this message should immediately consider your lifestyle and question if it is in line with the demands of the scripture, especially Matthew 6:33. If you are far from it and have not repented, you need to act immediately. God wants every human being He created to come to His knowledge and be saved. Today, you need Jesus Christ in your life. So, strive at all times to live holy and righteous life, and God will bless you here on earth and grant you eternal life in heaven at the end of your earthly life.
Testimony Of The Lord’s Doing (2)
Generational Land Case Settled In
Favour Of A Chosen
Exo.14v14 says: “The Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace.”
Psalm 50v15 says: “And call upon me in the day of trouble, I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me.”
THE two quotations above aptly depict what God did for me. He actually fought my battle and gave me victory over my enemy and dominion over the mighty. Before I go into my testimony, my name is Brother Tochukwu Anthony. I am from Isu-Njaba in Owerri, Imo State. I joined The Lord’s Chosen in 2011. I thank God Who made me a Chosen because He has stronger covenant with the Chosen people. Also our General Pastor usually says that his faith is greater than our doubt. These statements or words encourage me a lot.
Now my testimony:
God granted me victory over the mighty, over my enemy. I left my land of nativity for 17 years. I was in Benin City for about 12 years, and from there I travelled to Equatorial Guinea, where I spent five years and returned in 2015. By the time I came back, my father and my uncles had died. I came back with nothing because my master did not settle me. He just said I should go back and assess the situation of things, so I had no money with me. Tears filled my eyes because there was no father, mother, uncle or aunt, as they were all dead. What they did was to just show me the graves of my father, mother, uncles, etc. I left for Equatorial Guinea from my aunt’s house in Benin City, but before I came back, she had died. So, there was no place to go and I was stranded in the village. However, I thank God that I was already a Chosen – a moderator in Equatorial Guinea and when I came back, I continued with the God of Chosen. There was a problem in the family, which my father and uncles were trying to settle before death took them away. If anyone dabbled into the case, the person would die.
Nine men had been killed because of this case. So, there was no man again to talk about this matter in my family. What was the matter? Land issue! The man known as the first son in this family is a retired police officer. He is the devil incarnate and into terrible charm (juju) making. Everybody in Njaba knows him as an evil man.
Once you speak against him, just go and pray to God to receive your soul in peace. Nobody could talk even all the people that knew the truth could not come out to say it for fear of being killed. When I came back without anything, I had to go and learn welding (Alumaco) and since then, God has been helping me and because of my long sojourn outside my land of nativity, I lost touch with Igbo customs. I began to learn Igbo customs again because I was away for seventeen years. I had lost touch of the customs of the land. The land in contention was about 22 to 23 plots. In 2020, fresh problem ensued and I bought wine and called people to discuss about the land matter. The evil man took offence and in a rage, asked whether I knew whom I was talking to. I made him understand that I understood very well whom I was talking with. Eventually, he plotted for me to get involved in accidents for me twice, but God of Chosen delivered me from them all. The last straw that broke the Camel’s back was when I gave my branch church two speakers. Then God of Chosen swung into action and the case was called up again and at the end, victory was granted to me. Today, I am a proud owner of my own plots of land. What my fathers or that generation could not achieve, the God of Chosen has helped me to achieve it. Praise the Lord!
Moreover, my community had resolved and rejected idolatory. They all agreed to serve the Living and true God. Consequently, all the idols and shrines, among others, that people had been worshipping had all been dug up and burnt. This has been my prayer and desire and as soon as I gave my branch the two speakers, God of Chosen swung into action and destroyed all the man-made gods. Praise the Lord! God of Chosen is so great. I pray for the General Pastor and all the Chosen worldwide. Heaven at last in Jesus name! Praise the Lord!
Brother Tochukwu Anthony
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