RFWO DAILY GRACE SHOWERS 18 -05-2020
Will You Also Deny Him?
Our Foundational Scriptures are taken from Matthew 26: 67- 75 (AMP), “Then they spat in His face and struck Him with their fists; and some slapped Him in the face, 68 Saying, Prophesy to us, You Christ (the Messiah)! Who was it that struck You? 69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one maid came up to him and said, You were also with Jesus the Galilean! 70 But he denied it falsely before them all, saying, I do not know what you mean. 71 And when he had gone out to the porch, another maid saw him, and she said to the bystanders, This fellow was with Jesus the Nazarene! 72 And again he denied it and disowned Him with an oath, saying, I do not know the Man! 73 After a little while, the bystanders came up and said to Peter, You certainly are one of them too, for even your accent betrays you. 74 Then Peter began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, I do not even know the Man! And at that moment a rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered Jesus’ words, when He had said, Before a single rooster crows, you will deny and disown Me three times. And he went* outside and wept bitterly.”
Beloved, ever before Peter denied Jesus, some had left Him over what they perhaps considered hard terms. As per John 6:64-66(AMP), “But [still] some of you fail to believe and trust and have faith. For Jesus knew from the first who did not believe and had no faith and who would betray Him and be false to Him. 65 And He said, This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted him [unless he is enabled to do so] by the Father. 66 After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him.” Yes, he asked those left, *will you also leave me?*” Are you getting yourself ready for the crucial moments ahead if God does not intervene? Are you still standing?
Beloved, three years ago, Leah Shuabu made headlines as a tough and sincere Believer that refused to denounce Jesus. Believers everywhere prayed for her release by her captors. Sad enough, by late last year, she was in the news as a mother of a baby that belongs to one of the boko haram’s commanders. She had therefore turned her back on Jesus. She succumbed to the evil one under great pressure. She yielded to heavy trials and she no longer has vision of eternity with Jesus. Are you still standing?
Beloved, we are leaving in an era of great trials. First is the Coronavirus or Covid-19 that has changed lifestyles and economies across the globe. Yet some do not believe in its existence as a result of basic functional illiteracy regarding biological and virological entities. They claim it is a scam and people are fraudulently making money from it. They forget that corruption has permeated every human system. Are you still standing?
Beloved, even in religious circles, there are still dubious persons that divert Church funds. The fact that a few persons may corrupt a system does not weaken or vitiate the existence of the truth. Covid-19 is a noisome reality(Psalm 91 :3 ). It is a deadly and devastating plague for this season (Luke 21:12). Bishop David Oyedipo said he had healed about 62 Covid-19 patients. Glory to God. Our God is a healer. Will doubters extract the names of the healed and where they are? Are you still standing?
Beloved, the second battle is coming from *stranger elements* that have defiled security formations to disguise and move enmass to southern states. Their mission is no longer a secret affair. The youths from the North have written their mission. They want to launch full jihad any minute from now and across the southern states. *Full jihad means blood must flow and who are their targets?* You that cling to Jesus is a target. Are there still doubters in the House of God concerning this move? Are you still standing?
Beloved, when you doubt a reality, you are not likely going to prepare yourself for any eventualilty. *Will you deny Jesus at the point you may be confronted with jihadist’s knife?* Those guys are brutal you know. Or are you going to stand firm for Jesus and possibly call down fire from heaven to destroy enemies of your destiny? Elijah destroyed baal prophets(I Kings 18:40) and Elisha commanded bears in the bush to come out to tear forty-two children that mocked him(II Ki. 2:24). This is the battle from stack unbelievers against the children of the Kingdom? How will you confront and defeat them? Your steadfast faith in God can stop and devastate them. I hope you realize this? Are are you still standing?
Beloved, it was heathen nations that God changed their demography by allowing His children to destroy and possess their lands. You can recall the Canaanites, the Hitites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivite and the Jebusites (Exodus 3:8).Those nations did not know Jesus. He did not call them human beings (I Peter 2: 10). Today, do we not have men saved by Grace, inheritors of Abraham blessings in Nigeria? Why do we think that God will allow the children of the bond woman to overrun our land? When will you arise to defend your possession? Are you still standing?
Beloved, as per Lamentations 3: 37-38(AMP), “Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, if the Lord has not authorized and commanded it? 38 Is it not out of the mouth of the Most High that evil and good both proceed [adversity and prosperity, physical evil or misfortune and physical good or happiness]?” Are you still standing?
Beloved, we need to arise in agreement to stir-up God to defend His Own(Matt.18:19; Psalm 68:1). Jesus said unbelievers are wiser than the children of the Kingdom(Luke 16:8). These enemies have been planning and executing their agenda piece-meal over a long period. Southern people suddenly woke up and began to form security outfits which today, are still dead while enemies consolidate. Meditate on our Memory verse ahead. Are you still standing?
1. Thank God for His Word and ask the Holy Spirit to expound it to you.
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to convict you on the need to revive your prayer life.
3. Ask God to strengthen you in the hour of trial.
4. Pray that God will use all elements and creatures in the bushes where our enemies are hiding with their weapons to war against them till they accept Jesus.
Thank God Who always answers all you pray for in Jesus most favourable name, Amen. *MEMORY VERSE.* ” Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those on the mountain of Samaria who are careless and feel secure, the notable men of the chief [because chosen by God] of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes!” (Amos 6:1, AMP). RFWO= Rock Foundation World Outreach.