TOPIC: Remember Ebenezer! Choose to Rejoice
BASIC SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 7:7-13
7 Now when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel had gathered together at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines.
8 So the children of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
9 And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Then Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him.
10 Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the Lord thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel.
11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and drove them back as far as below Beth Car.
12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
13 So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
Welcome! Hear Erica Long: “The trick is not how much pain you feel but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live; excuses, excuses, excuses.” It’s time to stop giving excuses for being unhappy.
EXCUSES ARE THE DOORWAYS THROUGH WHICH THE AGENTS OF DARKNESS WALK INTO THE LIFE OF A MAN TO AFFLICT HIM. Shut those doors today. STOP GIVING EXCUSES FOR DEPRESSION. Your prayer was not answered? So what! How about the many prayers that He has answered?
Today’s scripture talks about “JEHOVAH EBENEZER” – THE STONE OF YOUR HELP! Ebenezer is a reminder of WHAT GOD HAS DONE BEFORE! EBENEZER means GOD WILL DO IT AGAIN and again because HITHERTO (so far) He has been faithful! That person that you prayed for still died all the same?
So what! Will they not go to heaven? Turn your attention off what is not happening and fix it on what is happening. Fix your gaze on what God has done and is doing. Let His Word and His works fill your heart with joy.
DETERMINE TO REJOICE ALWAYS because your God, JEHOVAH EBENEZER, is on the throne! When you’re full of joy, you become too hot for the devil to handle. Rejoice today! Rejoice always because God will do it again!
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1. Take any song of worship as led now.
2. Pray over today’s word as it has ministered to you.
3. JEHOVAH EBENEZER! You are my STONE OF HELP! I shall know no shame in Jesus name.
4. JEHOVAH EBENEZER! I choose to rejoice! I know You have done it before and You will do it again.
5. I scatter every plot of the enemy to gain access into my life through fear of the future, depression or bitterness in Jesus name.
6. Pray about today seriously as led now. PULL DOWN STRONGHOLDS of GLOOM AND SORROW!
Our Daily Manna 29 June 2021 ODM Devotional Message. Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe (author of ODM) is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he has been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and Cities with signs following.