When the Almighty Father decided to restore and bring back the captivity of Zion, the mouths of the captives were full of laughter and testimonials. Many a dry, sun-kissed, flaky, furrowed forehead burst out in a glistening film of sweat. And soon into sweat balls!
This sweat wasn't a result of pressure from within the chambers of the rib cages. Rather, they were from the excitement of thirsty tongues that had in a triumphant chorus screamed: FREE AT LAST! What an answered prayer! The forlorn hope of many revealed in due time. It finally has come to pass!
Has the Holy Spirit within me just described your person? Or your situation?
You have waited for the promise of the Father so faithfully. Critics and mockers have reminded you over and over again that all your hope was lost. That you were past redemption. And possibly, that your case was hopeless! But thus saith the Lord God of Israel: "My words will come to pass. They will not return to me void", Prophet Isaiah testified:
"So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" | Isaiah 55:11.
Moses assuredly testified: "God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox" (Numbers 23:22).
Now, when God brought out the Israeli slaves from under Egypt's Pharaoh or the bondmen of Judah from the draconian Babylonian regime, He did not do it because of them or their goodness. He did because of His holy name's sake! Maybe you too are wondering: How could God be so good to me - and bring me out from a dry and slippery pit despite my nastiness?
You probably already have your answer! It's not because of whatever you have done. Grace is not reckoned on the account of works. Or anyone's goodness. It's on the account of God's full-settlement payment. "Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?" | Romans 2:4
Strobing lights are going to fall on you on stage, this 2023. Whether they be blue, red, brown, or halogen spotlights, I cannot tell. But lights are spotlighting you in the center of God's chosen place; with that God-chosen person/spouse, with God's chosen people, city, ministries, church, workplace etcetera, this new year in name of the LORD!
When this word of prophecy comes to pass, with different handshakes and accolades fighting for your attention and heart, don't forget to bring them all down at the feet of Christ Jesus. Tell Him in an audible, conversational voice: “I am … because YOU are!”
'When the Limelight Hits You' was written by Sammy Joseph. (The picture of the model is copyrighted to PULSE Publishing House, UK).
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