Divine Providence (Part One), by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi
TEXT: JOEL 2 VS 23 – 26.
AS we all know that the Almighty God is our divine provider (Jehovah Jireh). Providence Is an influence that is not human in origin and has the ability to control people’s life as it were.
The provision of God is not limited to any of the resources that is visible to our human eyes. Out of nothing He has the ability to produce the unthinkable, the – that is my God. He is called El Shadai – that is, the God that is more than enough.
The text for the prophetic theme of the month which is Joel 2: 23 – 26 tells us that it is only Him that can determine what is past, what is present and what is the future in my life and your life.
Our own calendar is not God’s calendar, because what you think is gone with 2016, may be what God is planning for you in 2020. So being the Supreme God, the case that you think is past, may still be in the future plan of God. And the bible says in Eccl 3:11, that He does everything beautiful in its time.
Verse 23 of our text said, He hath given us the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you and me, the former rain, and the latter rain in this first month. And so shall it be in Jesus name.
The consequence of the rain in verse 23 is what we see in verse 24, He said our floors shall be full of wheat, (think less to use containers for the wheat) and the vats(containers of industrial sizes) shall overflow with wine and oil, what a season of abundance, and so shall it be in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
The Lord has always been faithful to His promises, as Numbers 23:19 , records that God is not a man, that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. If He says it, then be rest assured that He can do it.
I will encourage us very dearly, that we should believe Him this year more than ever before for all His unfailing promises for us, as individuals, families and as a church. For there is nothing that is impossible for them that believe. Mark 9 vs 23.
The advantages of rain includes the following
The rain refreshes
The rain brings hope to humans and plants
The rain provides water for use
The rain wets the ground, thereby making it possible to work on very easily especially for the farmers,
The rain directly and indirectly causes the availability and abundance of food, drinks and riches as it were.
My prayer is that our rain of divine providence will not elude us this season in Jesus name.
TO BE CONTINUED, if Jesus tarries.
The sermon Divine Providence (Part One), by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi was delivered by Pastor Victor OLOBANIYI on January 8th 2017.