SUPPORT SYSTEM

Friendship is a precious gift from God, God wants us to have health relationships that will help us not face life alone . While we don’t pick what to go through we choose who to go through it with . God has given us many great gifts and friendship is one of them.

Luke 24:1-6

[1]BUT ON the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women] went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had made ready.

[2]And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb,

[3]But when they went inside, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

[4]And while they were perplexed and wondering what to do about this, behold, two men in dazzling raiment suddenly stood beside them.

[5]And as [the women] were frightened and were bowing their faces to the ground, the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among [those who are] dead?

[6]He is not here, but has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee

God wishes us to have relationships that are based on the right thing. When we look at these women they where extremely United . Imagine they travelled all the way from Galile to Jerusalem to see Jesus. But even when they found Jesus was dead they didn’t split they still said let us go and offer Jesus body a good death . Such unit can only come when a relationship is based on Jesus Christ. God wants us to Base our relationship on Jesus . These women were brought together by Jesus.

Their relationship was formed before a crisis . They were friends before Jesus died and because he was the one who was their rock they stayed together even after his death . When you have friends who your foundation is based on Jesus Christ you get to have collective faith , strength and energy. Even when you are weak you are able to rest on your friends strength from God.

When you surround yourself with right people they become your SUPPORT SYSTEM and God speaks to you through them . This speaking is indirectly , for example you want to give up and a friend encourages you not to and helps you pick up your broken pieces and rebuild your life . That’s God working through them …No one is suppose to be an island we need one another in life !

HOW IS YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM?

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SUPPORT SYSTEM!

God has given us so many good gifts and one of the best gift he has given us is friendship. God never planned for us to be loners he wants us to be surrounded by health and good relationships . He wants us to be surrounded by people who will shower us with love, support care and kindness . While we don’t pick what we wish to go through we pick who to go through it with. God wants us to have a strong support system.

Life is not like a game of Tennis. I don’t know if you know that in tennis coaching during a match is not allowed and it can result into a penalty. In Tennis when you are playing you are expected to encourage yourself, correct yourself and see everything by yourself but this is not how God designed our life to be . We must live life like boxers where after a round we go in a corner where people in our support system dress our wounds , encourage us, correct us and give us advise. Unfortunately most of us have being living a life of Tennis because of weak support systems.

Luke 23:55-56

[55]The women who had come with [Jesus] from Galilee followed closely and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.

[56]Then they went back and made ready spices and ointments (perfumes). On the Sabbath day they rested in accordance with the commandment.

Luke 24:1-2

[1]BUT ON the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women] went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had made ready.

[2]And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb,

When we look at these women who first knew about the resurrection of Christ they were a strong support system. Imagine in this crisis while the disciples were scattered these women from Galilee were still together and were ready without fear to give Jesus a proper burial. The first thing I noticed that made their friendship strong is that their relationship had a common foundation all of them had their ground on Christ . These women’s friendship was based on the right thing because they were brought together by Jesus. What has brought you and your friends together? On which ground is your friendship founded? Trust me if you want to have a strong support system it must be based on the right thing!

When you look at these women they travelled from Galilee to Jerusalem (a 70 miles journey ) this journey use to take about 6 days it doesn’t take any friend to travel this much just to go and see Jesus! These women had one thing in common all of them were healed by Jesus. Jesus was the common thing amongst themselves. Even when they went to Galilee they went to see Jesus. Now look at these women after they found out Jesus was crucified in the middle of a crisis, they were still together. It takes a strong support system to remain intact even after a crisis!

Imagine having a support system that will rally with you in the middle of a storm . A support system that you will get vulnerable and honest to, knowing they will offer you aid. A support system that will share faith and strength with you. Have you ever been in a situation where you have no faith and strength but the because of the faith and strength people around you have you get charged up ? Imagine having a collective faith and strength from a group of friends who are in your support system?

Imagine being honest and vulnerable to friends who won’t use you ugly truth against you? How strong is your support system?

LET THE DIRT DO ITS WORK!

When a farmer is preparing to plant his crop he makes sure everything is in place, the seeds must be ready, the weather conditions must be favourable, the soil must be rich ect. Now once he plants his crops, they come a point where he has no power to make the seed grow but instead he waits for the soil(dirt) to do its work . Have you ever been in a situation where you have done all you can do but you’ve reached a point where you have no means or to power to change anything but wait on the Lord? This is for you 😊

When the seed is in the soil and the dirt is doing its work it’s invisible and for the people watching it looks insignificant. What dirt are you going through today? How much harm has the dirt done to you ? I am sure the dirt has made it look that you are insignificant to human eyes, but remember we don’t move by sight but by faith . The dirt is a hard place because you don’t know how, nevertheless it’s not a big deal when you know who! God is looking for people who don’t know how but know who,So they can fully depend on him . There’s a part we play once we reach where we can’t make it rain, LET THE DIRT DO ITS WORK!

Have you noticed how the greatest work is done when the dirt is doing its work and not when the farmer is working? Even when the plant develops it’s the dirt(soil) that holds it , once it’s removed from the dirt before harvest it dies prematurely . The farmer scatters but the soil produces. I don’t know what dirt you are going through today but trust me most of your progress will be made there in the dirt ! And after the dirt has done its work you will gleam sparkle and dazzle!🌚

When Jesus was about to be crucified to defeat the power of SIN and DEATH he was insulted, broken, wounded, mocked even left naked but he allowed all this to happen to him because he knew the dirt had to do its work . He would have called Angels to stop them but he didn’t because he knew the dirt had a role to play. He went as far as sleeping in the grave for 3 days why? He wanted the dirt to completely do its work .And after the dirt had worked you and me found our salvation!

Now the greatest temptation when the dirt is doing its work is to give up because the stage looks insignificant to our sight . But I am here to tell you keep sowing you don’t have to know how but who! Let the *Disappoints*, *Impossibilities*, *Rejection*and *Troubles* Produce it’s fruits which are better than the Dirt. LET THE DIRT DO ITS WORK!

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Mark 4:26-29
[26]And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,
[27]And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases–he knows not how.
[28]The earth produces [acting] by itself–first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
[29]But when the grain is ripe and permits, immediately he sends forth [the reapers] and puts in the sickle, because the harvest stands ready.

THE BLOOD OF JESUS

Do you know we are protected by the blood of Jesus?

Joshua 2:18
[18]Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and you shall bring your father and mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household into your house.

This scripture is taken from the point when Rahab asked the spies to remember her when they come to attack Jericho. The spies told her to put a scarlet clothing on her window. This represents the blood of Jesus. When the wall of Jericho fell only one part remained standing and that was Rahab’s house . If a shadow of the blood of Jesus would do such great thing what about the true blood of Jesus we have?

When you declare the blood of Jesus upon your life your life will stand even when others are falling ! When you declare the blood of Jesus upon you family or house your family and house will stand! The blood is that powerful no wonder the psalmist said

Psalm 91:7
[7]A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.

When the blood of Jesus is your strength expect all strongholds to be brought down . Without the shedding of blood there’s no forgiveness of Sin. The blood of Jesus was shed so our sins can be forgiven . Blood speaks and the blood of Jesus speaks better things . The blood speaks forgiveness of Sin and protection!

I AM ADAMANT

Paul is believed to be one of the most adamant preachers of the Gospel in the new Testament. He wrote about 13 books in the new Testament and the last epistle he wrote was 2 Timothy which is believed to be written from prison . Now one of the the things Paul wanted to echo in this epistle is to adamant about the word of God!

2 Timothy 1:13-14
[13]Hold fast and follow the pattern of wholesome and sound teaching which you have heard from me, in [all] the faith and love which are [for us] in Christ Jesus.
[14]Guard and keep [with the greatest care] the precious and excellently adapted [Truth] which has been entrusted [to you], by the [help of the] Holy Spirit Who makes His home in us.

We see in this portion of scripture that actually false doctrine started entering the church as far as Paul’s time. This is why Paul is begging Timothy to stay focused on the true Gospel. This is the Gospel of Grace, love , kindness , Mercy and forever loved.

Just like those days even today the false Gospel is attacking the church of Christ. But has people who know the true doctrine of Grace . Let’s stay Adamant about it and spread it .

I want you to shout “I am Adamant! “

FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY

We are all fighting something, like every person is fighting something each and every day . Each and every person has a battle moreover life is a battlefield this fight will only end when Jesus takes us where we really belong. We are all strangers here and death is just a bridge that leads us home to GOD. This is the reason I advise each and every person to be joyful not because of the circumstances but because Jesus the Joy is in us.

Now as we fight this day to day battle I want to remind each and every person to fight the true enemy . What I mean by this is that it’s very easy to label someone as the enemy when they are not . Personally too I have fought the fake enemy before and when one fights the fake enemy all the powers they use go to waste. I guess no one wishes to fight the wrong enemy, then who is the real enemy ?

Ephesians 6:12
[12]For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

This verse is 100% black and white the neighbour who irritate you is not your enemy, the people who hurt you are not your enemies, the friend who disappointed you is not your real enemy, the people who cheated you are not your enemies. Your enemy is the spiritual force behind all these people . You can cut a stem but as long as the roots are in the soil expect another tree.

When we realise that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood but against the devil and his demons, already we get the victory. Yes already , remember Jesus already has the victory , when we fight the devil and with Jesus as our solid rock we don’t fight for victory we fight from victory. We already have the victory in Christ all we do is posses it .

The right enemy is the devil we don’t wrestle with people but the devil and his principalities. When you label people as your opponents and begin to fight them you will never win because you are cutting the stem while you leave the roots in the soil . But when you stand in Christ and fight the devil you remove the roots the stem has no option but to dry up . I advise you to do a reality check whom you are fighting!

2 Corinthians 10:
[3]For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
[4]For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,

WHO ARE YOU FIGHTING ?