Saturday, 22nd February, 2014
For surely there is an end; and thine
expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs 23:18
READ: Luke 2:25-32
25 And, behold, there was a man in
Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon;
and the same man was just and
devout, waiting for the consolation of
Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon
26 And it was revealed unto him by
the Holy Ghost, that he should not
see death, before he had seen the
Lord’s Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the
temple: and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for
him after the custom of the law,
28 Then took he him up in his arms,
and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant
depart in peace, according to thy
30 For mine eyes have seen thy
31 Which thou hast prepared before
the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and
the glory of thy people Israel.
1:1-3:5 and PSALM 44:1-8
One of the divine attributes of God is
Truth. He revealed himself as the
Truth in John 14:6. He is truth
personified. It is impossible to expect
God to lie or to be deceitful (Titus
The Bible reading for today tells of
an occasion after the birth of Jesus,
where He was brought to the temple
for dedication. Simeon, a devout man
had been told by the Holy Spirit that
he would not die until he had seen
Jesus born. Just as he was promised,
at the exact point in time Jesus was
brought to the Temple as a babe, this
man turned up. From his statements,
this singular event was all that was
left for his life to be fulfilled as
purposed by God, and it came true
exactly as he was told. Has the Lord
made any promise to you at any time
before? Be rest assured that He will
surely bring it to fulfilment in due
season no matter what may be.
Besides a personal promise
specifically made to you at any
definite time, the Bible is full of
several promises that God has put in
His word to take care of His people
and their needs. As a child of God
you would do yourself a world of
good to avail yourself of this great
Just like the Psalmist said in Psalm
23:5, the table of the Lord is full of
all menus to satisfy all needs. It’s a
pity that many children of God suffer
needlessly when they have a Father
that not only has the ability to solve
any problem, but is also faithful and
willing to do it for them.
Nevertheless, it requires that you
release your faith when expecting
God’s promises to be fulfilled in any
area of your life.
“But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering. For he that wavereth is like
a wave of the sea driven with the
wind and tossed. For let not that
man think that he shall receive any
thing of the Lord. A double minded
man is unstable in all his ways.”
James 1:6-8
Another thing you must be ready to
do is to pray. When it comes to
prayer, many children of God are
lazy, preferring that some other
person do the praying on their
behalf. Actually, there is nothing
wrong in praying for one another, but
when you choose to live your
Christian life entirely dependent on
other people’s prayers, definitely you
cannot get the best of what the faith
promises and therefore cannot
amount to much before God and
man. Obviously, no person with the
mind of Christ should be willing to
settle for such a base life.
Action Point:
Search the Scriptures for promises of
God on answer to prayer, healing,
deliverance, victory over sin, victory
over enemies, divine promotion and
financial breakthrough.

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