What God has determined shall be done – Part 2
Brethren, the God Almighty has this year begun with us, by changing our old dirty garment of bondage, affliction, sorrow, sickness and unrighteousness to a new garment of freedom, comfort, joy and purity. And from the programme titled, ‘Changing Of Garment,’ He unveiled to us what He has determined for us this year in a four-day international power packed retreat titled, ‘What God has determined shall be done’. In that programme, we were made to understand that all those who will keep to His commandment, maintain righteousness and live a Christlike, spirit filled and controlled life shall be blessed and whatever they desire that are according to God’s Will shall be done for them. Their blessing shall come from God and not determined by their intellectual ability, present status or family background, for they shall know that the God Almighty is the Sovereign God that fills the earth and heaven and determines what goes to everyone.
Isaiah 3:10 says, “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.”
The salvation of the righteous shall not only be seen through their works. but shall also be proved by the fruit-bearing of their faith. The word of God says it shall be well with them, and we know that everything emanates from the word of God. Thus, their wellbeing is guaranteed, and all that are incensed against them shall be ashamed. So, you that are godly, be assured that God will defend you in the midst of troubles of the world. The Lord shall command His blessing upon you in your storehouses, and in all that you set your hand to do; and He shall bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
But as He has planned well for the righteous, He also has reserved wrath for the unrighteous, the wicked one. Everyone shall be rewarded according to his work. He, who is liberal, shall be dealt with liberally. He who is righteous, shall be rewarded and he who is wicked, shall reap according to his deeds.
Gal.6: 7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Whatever you sowed in your relationship with your, husband, wife, children, neighbour and friends is what you will reap if not here, surely in the world after. If you do not know God in this realm of existence, in the world to come, He will not identify with you. If you are a wicked man or woman, and have not bothered to repent, do not be deceived by God’s delay in executing His judgment. Rather, you should know His longsuffering and tolerance is to give you time to repent. And if you remain adamant, you must reap the fruit of your ignorance. Let it be known to you that God has not forgotten to reward you accordingly. Indeed, He has determined to reward you this year according to your deed. This very year, if you are a wicked person, it shall not be well with you. If you have chosen evil above good, your reward shall be in proportion to your work. God has purposed your judgment this year and you shall not escape, for what He determined shall be done.
Isaiah 3: 11 says, “Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.”
The wicked, who refuses to turn a new leaf in Christ, shall be rewarded accordingly. He shall not escape the snares and tempest that shall fill his cup. His punishment is prepared, and God himself is holding it in readiness. He shall be dragged to God’s table of justice, and made to drink his due deserts of wrath and woes.
Ecc. 8: 12 -13 says, “Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”
Since all the years, the wicked may have presumed that the long arm of the Lord cannot reach them, but they goofed. That the judgement of God is not speedily executed on their evil works, does not grant them the leverage to continue their transgressions. If the wicked refuses to repent now that grace abounds, then he will regret forever in hell fire. The Almighty God has determined to prove to him this year that He is the God of justice. God has said, “Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup” (Psalm 11: 6).
Except the wicked repents, God shall place snares upon him this year. Snares to hold him captive for torment, then followed by fire and brimstone, and he cannot escape. These shall be rained upon him, when he least thinks of it, even in the midst of his jolliness, this shall be his case this year except he repents. As the Lord visits him, then shall the question be answered, why God has given him long life and wealth, which he misused for wickedness. Then shall he be called to suffer for all the wickedness he has done and at that instance, all the people that were desirous to be like him shall hide their faces in shame.
So, as it was in the days of Lazarus and the king, when the king came face to face with the reality of the consequences of his wickedness, he cried and asked for mercy. “But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented” (Lk 16: 25)
After the judgment came the condemnation of the king as was determined by God. The wicked king did as it pleased him but now he is being tormented. People should understand that the allurements of Satanic lifestyle shall always attract the worst punishments in their next life, for God is determined to punish that wickedness- anger, cheating, adultery, fornication, murder, uncleanness, abortion, the pride of life, robbery, and all kinds of wickedness. God has determined to revenge all disobedience this year, so, let the wicked repent now before God’s determination is done.
2 Cor. 6:2 says, “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”
The wicked should know that he has today, even now to repent from his evil ways. Procrastinating his day of repentance is a threat to his salvation. This day is the period God is disposed to show him mercy; the time when in His wise arrangements, He has designed that His salvation should be extended to him. Now is the time God has fixed as the appropriate period for his redemption, which means there is a period that will not be a favourable period of salvation. In His efforts to make salvation known to the wicked, God has sustained him till date and has at the same time warned him that the said time for salvation is limited, and that he should do everything possible to repent now.
• My prayer is that anyone who reads this message shall make haste to repent before it is too late.
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