TOPIC: THE HAND OF THE LORD – THE HAND OF JUDGEMENT
Scripture: Judges 2: 15. Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Today, we shall be looking at the Hand of the Lord as a Hand of judgement!
When does the Hand of the Lord bring judgement?
- When we go out of His way(Ruth 1:1-13); Elimelech and Naomi went to Moab without God’s instructions and they paid dearly for it.
Beloved, any time we walk out of God’s program for our lives we often suffer untold hardship. Some of you are where God has not sent you, doing what God has not commanded you and all your life is full of frustration! Kindly, return back to God like Naomi returned back to Jerusalem, today. Stop labouring in disobedience! No matter how far you have gone, if you are on the wrong track, it leads no where.
- When we choose to walk in unbelief (Deut.2:15);
Deuteronomy 2: 15. For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
These are people that were once delivered from the Egyptian bondage, but were later wasted in the wilderness because of unbelief.
Beloved, when you rebel against God’s instructions, you are attracting God’s Hand of judgement. When you display unbelief, you are attracting God’s judgement. Infact one great sin that God frowns at is unbelief.
What is unbelief?
Unbelief is incredulity! That is a feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real
Waoh! Imagine someone who wakes up every morning to meet manna – a food you did not go to market to buy, a food you did not harvest from your farm, yet you could not trust the Supplier of such food. Now that apart, imagine three million people eating meat throughout a whole day yet they could not trust the Supplier of that meat to take them to the land He has promised. People who witnessed the red Sea divide into two and they passed through as if it were a tarred road, they saw the mighty Pharaoh and his army that attempted to pursue them drown in the Red Sea yet they could not trust the Lord to take them to the land He had promised.
God vowed to wipe out that generation that refused to believe Him(Num.14:28-36). And that happened when the Hand of God came upon that generation for judgement.
Beloved, God has not changed(Mal.3:6), the same way He handled unbelief then, He is still so angry against unbelief in our time. He may not be destroying us now because of unbelief but we rob ourselves of tangible miracles every day because of unbelief. There are so many prophetic words that have not found fulfilment because we fail to believe God. In Jesus days, the Bible said:
Mark 6: 5. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching .
Finally, God has reserved a day in which He would judge the unbelief of men;
Revelation 21: 8. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Beloved, don’t doubt God and His promises to you. Don’t attract eternal judgement to yourself by refusing to believe in Jesus finished work on the cross. You may have believed before but now you have stopped believing please repent today!
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Don’t gamble with your eternal salvation by walking in unbelief.
- Father thank you for your word to me today.
- Lord, I receive grace to continue to believe your word all the days of my life.
- I declare the power that will manipulate you into unbelief looses their grips over you now in the name of Jesus.
-Your time has come for a lifting, no unbelief shall stop you in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.