MONDAY 30TH MARCH
Memorise: He, being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly, and that without remedy. Proverbs 29:1
Read: Revelations 2:11-12
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
Bible in one year: Judges 3-5
God is merciful. In fact, He is the Father of mercies (2nd Corinthians 1:3). Romans 9:15 however tells us His mercy will not always be accessible to everyone. This means that even though God is merciful, He still reserves the right to withhold His mercy when He wants. Don’t take His mercy for granted. If God has overlooked your wrongdoing a number of times, then I think you should know that the more He overlooks, the less time you have until your cup is full.
A woman – very sick and at the point of death, was brought to me for prayers some years ago. As I laid my hands on her, I felt the anointing flow through my hands like warm oil and when it got to her head, it bounced back. I enquired the cause of this from God and He said He had warned her several times to repent but she had refused; now it was His own turn to refuse to heal her.
I ran to the altar and cried for mercy on her behalf; there was hardly any scripture on mercy that I did not quote. Then I ran back and laid my hands on her head the second time; the anointing bounced back again. I ran to God pleading for mercy again, laid my hands on her the third time, yet the anointing bounced back. I tried to lay my hand on her head again but it was too late as she had given up the ghost.
In another incident, an elderly man who was the head of the occult in his village led some other cultist into the church where I was preaching. I seized the opportunity to preach the gospel to them with all my heart. When I made the altar call, the leader – the elderly man – was the first to give his life to Jesus. A few weeks later, he passed on.
The woman did not stop when she had the chance to, despite several warnings from God, and she faced the consequences. The elderly man on the other hand was wise enough to stop when he received a warning from God and he must have made it to heaven. Are you still committing one sin or the other? If you are wise, you will heed this warning now and stop it. Don’t wait until He withholds His mercy.
Key Point: If you take the mercies of God for granted, a day will come when He will withhold it.