Bible Reading: Genesis 6
Memory Verse: Genesis 6:3 (KJV)
And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen! How are you? Hope you had a great day today? What are some of the things you are grateful for? I am grateful to God for life and for a wonderful family. Have you read yesterday’s dose? What did you think about it? It was an eye- opener for me. I pray that you were blessed by it. Before I sent the message, I was asking God, “This is too radical. I will receive a lot of backlash.” He told me to send it because you and I need to hear/ read the truth. The truth sets you free. I am freeing someone through the message; I posted it. In posting these blogs, I realise sometimes that it is very easy to slip and do it your way. But if you make the decision to follow God, He would help you; if you have an open and obedient heart. This is a small “tip” that I want to leave with all of you.
Today’s message is Part 17 of The Genesis Story. We are going to look at God’ promise of long life on earth. I want us to take a closer look at the memory verse. So we will take it bit by bit and get a better understanding of it.
Let’s look a Genesis 6:3a which says, “And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he is also flesh.” This verse is an interesting verse. it is a verse that talks about our daily walk with Christ. Every single day you and I contend with the Spirit of God. you might ask why I say this? This is because every day, we are faced with situations that requires us to choose. We can either choose God’s way or our own way. Another word for the strive is contend. The Spirit of the Lord is contending with us every day. Let’s look at this example. Its four a.m., you know that you must get up to pray and do your quiet time (because that’s the only time you will get to do so). You weigh the option of sleeping or waking up to do your Bible study. In this instance, you are contending with the Spirit. This contention happens every day of our lives from the day we were born.
The Bible tells us that this contention occurs because of our flesh. Our flesh wants what is nice and comforting. It prefers to be lazy than hardworking. It prefers to eat ice cream than eat vegetables. It prefers to sleep than have quiet time. The flesh like the temporary things for the now. I will call this the “primary battle of life.” The battle with the flesh. Its not an easy battle but we can all fight it.
Let’s look at the second/ last part of this verse, “Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” This statement here carries a lot of weight. It shows how much God loves us and is how merciful He is. You will notice that the conjunction in the verse is “yet.” We know that a conjunction usually joins two or more sentences together that have the same idea. With the first part of the verse, you will expect that an ultimate would follow; the use of conjunction like “so.” This is not the cause; the Bible uses “yet”. From the dictionary, the word ‘yet” means ‘in spite of’, ‘nevertheless’, ‘at the same time’. God is telling us that in spite of all that contention and corruption in man’s life, He has blessed us with one hundred and twenty years on earth. Is that not amazing. That really is. I do not know anyone who loves like this. Do you? This God is too good. He’s amazing. He’s telling us that even though all that contention goes on, He is blessing us with long life on earth. That’s so amazing.
There’s a condition for this. You must be a child of God. You must have Christ in your heart. When you do that, then you can take this Word and believe that it will happen. Then you remind God of the promise He made to you as His child.
For all those who know my mother very well, you know that she is always proclaiming that she will live for one hundred and twenty years. She has taken the Word and said it so many times that its not in her heart. Her mind, body and soul are all in sync that she will be living until the age of one hundred and twenty years. That is how believing works. Due to the constant utterance of this promise/ blessing of God, it has been ordained in the Spiritual realms by the power of the tongue. So it will manifest in the physical. I used my mother as an example to show you of how to believe in God’s promises. He will never disappoint. Anytime she gets really ill, she reminds God of this promise. She is telling Him that she is not accepting the illness because her time on earth is nowhere near done. So she cannot spend it sick. Hallelujah! I pray that your faith and belief in God’s Word would be like hers. Amen.
After reading this piece and you want to enjoy this promise, then you need to ask Christ to come and live in your heart and take control of your life. If you have made the decision to accept Christ, kindly pray this prayer.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you Lord. Amen.
If you said this prayer, congratulations! You are now part of God’s family. Heaven is jubilating by your welcome. Hallelujah! You have been given new life. Hallelujah! You are already walking in eternity. To do so, I would encourage you to get yourself a Bible- in a version that you understand. Read it constantly. By doing this, you would be able to know and understand God better; as well as grow Spiritually. I will encourage you to find a Bible- believing church to attend, so that you can fellowship with other Christians. God has released His promise. Its just for you to take it and believe.
I pray that this message has really inspired you. I pray that you would have received some sort of encouragement or uplifting through this message. God bless you all for reading it.
Have a wonderful evening and let God inspire you!
Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I pray that you protect me and my family this day. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
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