Happy new year everyone!
I wish you a blessed and joyous one!
May the good Lord grant you all your heart’s desires.
One of the key messages that stood out to me before the end of year 2022, is ‘Fighting By The Finger of God.’
A message by Pastor Dr. D. K. Olukoya.
What a powerful and encouraging message that was, to have that assurance that the Finger of God is more than enough to fight for you.
Please see the link to the message. https://youtu.be/Z1bHRxHh0eY
The prayer point from this powerful message was ‘Finger of God, arise and fight for me.’
A prayer point that I have used before, but I intend to continually pray in 2023, by the grace of God.
Inspired by Pastor Dr. D. K Olukoya’s message, I wanted to share with you what The Lord has laid on my heart, ‘The Power of God’s Hand.’
Brethren, there is no limit to God’s Power, there is no limit to His Hand.
Throughout His Word we see the power of God’s Hand moving.
We see the impossible being made possible, just by one Touch.
I pray that the impossible shall be made possible for you in the year 2023 in the Name of Jesus.
There are so many examples of the Hand of God moving in His Word, but I’m going to share a few examples that The Lord has laid on my heart, this morning.
1. The Hand of God’s Judgement. (The strange Writing on the wall).
25 “And this is the inscription that was written:
MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
26 This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 27 TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; 28 PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Not only does this scripture reveal God’s judgement, but it reveals the mystery of His Hand.
May The Lord move in mysterious ways for you in the year 2023, so much so, that your enemies shall be left in derision.
Remember, that there is ‘a time to keep silent, and a time to speak.’ Ecclesiastes 3:7
Keep your enemies guessing, and allow the Hand of God’s Power to work for you. 🔥🙏
2. The Hand of His Commandments. (The writing on the tablets of stone and the reflection of the hearts of His people).
18 And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
What is the state of your heart?
You see the reason why God considered Moses as a friend, according to Exodus 33:11, is because the heart of Moses was open to the Lord. For you see, God spoke to Moses not in parables, but face to face.
Moses wrote the first five books of the bible, which is referred to as the Pentateuch.
God revealed the beginning of creation to Moses, such a Word could only be received by a heart that’s open to the Lord.
God wrote on a tablet of stone for His people, and the hearts of His people at the time the commandments were being written, were hardened like stone.
In Exodus 32-34 we see that whilst Moses sought the face of the Lord, the heart’s of the Hebrews hardened, and instead of worshipping God, they created their own god, the golden calf and worshipped it.
Brethren, do not let this be your case, in the year 2023.
Seek the face of The Lord, so that you do not fall short of His glory.
In this day and age, it is very easy to fall for the sin that so doth easily beset us. Hebrews 12:1
Our lack of patience, the constant war that rages to be overthrown by our flesh.
It’s time to question the state of our heart.
Proverbs 7:3 says
Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.
2 Corinthians 3:3 says
clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
Ezekiel 11:19 says
19 And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,
Jeremiah 31:33 says
33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Don’t allow your heart to become thorny, as expressed in the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:7;22.
3. The Hand of God Parting The Red Sea.(What God has placed in your hand, He can use for His glory).
“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.”
Before the Children of Israel fell short of glory of God, and worshipped the golden calf, God did something miraculous, something that we have never seen since the time of Moses and we have never seen again.
By the Power of God’s Hand, He parted the Red Sea.
Let’s look into a few more details of the Red Sea.
According to Britannica.com
The sea separates the coasts of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea to the west from those of Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the east. Its maximum width is 190 miles, its greatest depth 9,974 feet (3,040 metres), and its area approximately 174,000 square miles (450,000 square km).
It’s only the Hand of God that could part such an expanse of water, to open deep depths the floor beds of the sea and make a way for His children!
Surely brethren, there is absolutely nothing that is too difficult for The Lord to do in your life.
Remember, that there is no limit to His power.
There is nothing that is too difficult for God, there is nothing, that God cannot do for you, in the year 2023.
God makes the crooked way straight.
God will open the way for you, He will make room for you.
This is the ultimate God will make a way scripture:
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
God will make room for your gifts, but only if you allow Him to.
For you see, you must step out in faith, you must be bold, and you must use what the lord has placed in your Hand.
We all have gifts, we all have talents, use them for the glory of the Lord, and in anything you do work as if you are working for the Lord.
Refer to these scriptures and meditate on them
The workers in the vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16
The parable of the talents – Matthew 25:14-30
“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee; the tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle, and the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot, and the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office, and the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.”
With the staff in Moses hand, God used it for His glory.
What will you allow the Lord to use you for in the year 2023?
What’s that you have in your hand?
I can use it,
If you’re willing to lose it.
Take the little you have and make it grand.
I am Elshadai and I’ll more than supply your needs.
He steps in – song by Alvin Slaughter.
What are you willing to lose for the Lord to step into your situation?
Sometimes you have to be willing to lose something, you have to be willing to let go, you have to be willing to make that sacrifice.
4. The Hand of God opening closed gates. (The power of intercessory prayers that breaks chains)
“Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.”
“Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. Then the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and tie on your sandals”; and so he did. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.” So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. And when Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.””
Something interesting happens in Acts 12, whereby in Acts 12:1-4 James dies and Herod proceeds to imprison Peter, because it pleases the enemy. Yet, we see in verses 5-11 that it’s the power of prayer that does not allow this to be the same fate for Peter.
There is power in prayer.
Prayer has the Power to release you from the prison.
Prayer is all that it takes to receive your breakthrough, to be delivered and to be restored.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
5. The Power of His Healing Hand (He heals the broken hearted).
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”
He takes the pain away.
He seeks and saves the lost.
He restores all that was lost.
He heals the broken hearted.
There is Power in the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
No matter what the extent of the infirmity is, whether spiritual or physical, we have the hope and the assurance in Jesus Christ, that by His stripes We Are Healed!
We are saved, we are delivered, we are set free!
That is our blessed assurance.
So with that blessed assurance let’s put that into to action.
Like the woman with the issue of blood, in Luke 8:43-48.
She had the attitude of ‘The Faith that Takes’
She kept pressing on, in the midst of the crowd, in the midst of the storm, in the midst of the very apparent infirmity, she could have been discouraged, she could have let, she could have turned around, yet she kept going, determined, she made it to her Source of her strength, she made it to her Saviour and indeed she was saved.
I pray that in the year 2023, that no situation shall defeat you, rather, you shall defeat ALL situations, because of the very Healing Power of God’s Hand.
Oh it is Jesus.
Yes it is Jesus.
In my soul.
For I have touched, the Hem of His Garment.
And His Blood has made me whole.♥️🩸🙌
Song by Andraé Crouch.
God bless you and I wish you a very happy and bless new year.
Love you all loads and thanks for following on the journey of DaFruits so far.
It will officially be ten years in December and I’m grateful to God for His ever revealing Word. God bless and till next time.😊♥️🎉🥳🙏💒