TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE HAND OF THE LORD
Scripture :Ezra 7: 9. For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We give thanks and praise to God for the revelation of His word that came throughout the month of April. The diverse encounters as we explored the power of the cross, the victory of the cross and the story of redemption. To God alone be all the glory.
I want to officially welcome you to the month of May, a month of experiencing the Hand of the Lord which is the Hand of grace! All through the scriptures and in our contemporary times, we have seen God do mighty things via His Hand:
2 Chronicles 6: 4. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, –
So, whatever God has spoken into your life since the year began, the Hand of the Lord is set to fulfill it this month. Fasten your seat belt because your life must make progress this month! The turnaround story expected is happening in your life this month of May.
What is the Hand of the Lord?
From our anchor scripture, we observed in the fifth month, the hand of the Lord brought favour to Ezra the priest before king Artaxerxes of Persia. Hear what the king said:
Ezra 7: 21. And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,
Hence in this month of May, somebody here will experience the favour dimension of the Hand of the Lord, and we know favour equals grace, therefore grace equals the good hand of the Lord.
Also, the Hand of the Lord equals the anointing;
2 Kings 3: 15. But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.
The Hand that came upon Elisha is the anointing! The anointng is God’s ability and that means grace. Grace is everything God can give – God’s enablement, His ability. That shall be your portion this month in the name of Jesus.
Besides, the Hand of the Lord is the secret of Mercy:
Ezra 7: 28. And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellers, and before all the king’s mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
Ezra enjoyed mercy according to the good Hand of the Lord. We also know that mercy and grace travel together in the same vehicle, hence in this month of May, somebody will experience the mercy of God.
In a nutshell, we can deduce that the hand of the Lord is the favour of the Lord, the mercy of the Lord and the anointng of the Lord which is God’s grace, God’s ability, God’s enablement. Join me as we journey through the Bible in this month of May while looking at the Monarch of the universe for a beam of light from His word to us on this subject, “the Hand of the Lord” via this platform, Moment of Daily Encounter. May you encounter grace daily in Jesus name.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Don’t joke with your eternal salvation, give Jesus a chance in your life today.
- Father thank you for your word to me today.
- Lord, I am available, ready to receive the favour, the grace and mercy packaged for me this month in the name of Jesus
- I declare upon your life in this month of May, you will make progress!
- The month of May is your month of miracle, because the Hand of the Lord will be coming upon your life.
- In this month of May, your life is excused from kidnappers of men and ritualists in the name of Jesus
From your brother Alex God bless you…