Text: Isaiah 46:9-11
The Lord through His servant (the angel of the Church) has declared that the watchmen are called to be WONDERS in the positive (Rom.3:4).
Today, as a matter of emphasis, we are looking at things that must be and why they must be, so as to encourage ourselves in our faith. To do this we will consider the following sub-titles. (1) Things That Must Be; (2) Why They Must Be (3) Our Attitudes In This Regard.
(1) THE THINGS THAT MUST BE (Gen. 15:13-14; 17:15-21; Num. 23:19;
There are things that must be which the Lord wants us to know very clearly. Those things are the things He (God) has declared and fixed by His words, decrees, sanctions and prophecies. (Ps. 104:5-10; 105:6-13). Therefore the things the Lord has spoken, the promises He has made us, all that is written directly or indirectly concerning us, as well as the declarations and blessings pronounced on us by His Servants in His name, they are the things that must be (2 Chro. 20:20; 2 Pt. 1:21).
(2) WHY THEY MUST BE (Num. 23:19; Heb. 6:16-18)
These thing must be because He that declared or said them takes into consideration all conditions, past and present before saying them. He is Omniscient. He knows what had been and what will be. In His foresight He declares the things that are not as though they are. He is also Omnipotent, having the power to order things to suite His will and purpose (Rev. 19:6; Job 38:1-23). Our God has such enormous powers that it will be foolishness to think that anybody or anything can stop or withstand His will and purpose. (Deut. 32:39-40; Isa. 46:9-11). What should then be our attitude when this God or His Servants in His name declare to us His mind, His counsel and His purpose? This brings us to the last point.
(3) OUR ATTITUDE IN THIS REGARD (Isa. 3:10-11; 45:16-25)
Our attitude must be that of absolute and resolute trust and faith in God. We must refuse any persuasion to give up or try an ungodly option in the face of delay to our miracles and blessings. We must tell ourselves that those things must be which the Lord has spoken to us. No condition of health, of the body, of nature, of the nation or other things can stop it (Rom.3:4, Prov.19:21).
We must tell ourselves that we are not serving or seeking God in vain — (Isa. 45:19). Therefore the things for which I have put faith in God must come to be.
We also must eschew evil, and sin, seek peace and pursue after righteousness. As we do all the above it is very sure that shortly those promises of God must become our testimonies in Jesus’ Name!
Those who have not yet surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ should realise that their only prayers which God can answer is the prayer of repentance and confession of their sins and forgiveness from God. This will give them the opportunity to share in the things that must be. Therefore all such people should do so as we begin to pray now.