Gracious father in heaven, we are gathered here once again to learn at your feet. I pray that your Holy spirit will attend our gathering tonight.
I pray that as we consider your infallible words that you will help us to overcome all difficulties in our lives.
Let your spirit be our teacher and guide. Let your word come into us with an unction to function in Jesus name.
Tonight, the Lord will be speaking to us on the topic, ” Christian conduct in adversity “.
I pray that God will help us to overcome every adversities in our lives in Jesus name.
Let’s take a look at the Scriptures in Psalms 24:10
10] Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Please, let open to Psalms 50:15
 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
And proverbs 24:10
” if thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small”.
10] If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
I pray that we will receive a greater strength tonight in Jesus name.
Adversity is the difficult and unpleasant situations that people pass through in life
Almost everybody in the world are faced with adversity or diverse difficulties – the rich or poor, educated or illiterate, adult or children, believers and unbelievers alike.
Adversity is a hard or difficult condition characterized by calamity, tragedy or misfortune.
Other problems may include, sickness, hunger, poverty, failure, lack of money, oppression, persecution in form of beating, denial of rights, abuses and so on.
Frankly, no matter who you are or what you do, as long as you are still in the world, you are bound to encounter moments of adversity at one time or the other. But the reality is, as believers, the way we handle situations will determine whether we shall be victorious or not.The manner believers conduct themselves in times of adversity reveal the stuff they are made of . No wonder, as we have read before in proverbs 24:10, ” if thou faint in the days of adversity, thy strength is small”.
I pray that we will stand firm as believers in times of difficulties in Jesus name. As children of God, we are bound to have difficulties or problems in our lives. The manner of approach and method of dealing with the situation will determine how long it will last.In James 5: 7a says, ” Be patient therefore, brethren…. As a believer, you should realize that because of the present state of the world under Satan’s rule, troubles and trials are inevitable.Joseph was unjustly cast into prison because he refused to commit sin with portiphar’s wife.Many people in the Bible like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and the disciples faced difficulties but they trusted in God and He helped them to overcome.
I pray that we will have greater testimony of being a victor and not a victim in Jesus name.In the midst of strife that pervades the social life of man, our society compels people to swear to confirm the veracity of their claims. But the Scriptures condemned this in Matthews 5:34-37. In the face of oppression and denial of legitimate rights, believers are to remain steadfast in the Lord and rely on scriptural means to solve such problems, radiate saintly character, rejoice in God’s promises and remain calm and peaceful in Chris.
Suffering or adversity is part of the Christian life.Therefore, you must have the following attitude in diversity.Examine yourself whether you are still standing on the word of God and if you find out that you have offended God, you sincerely a d genuinely repent.
Seek the face of God through prayer and fasting.Prayer is the climax of the response of believers to oppression, injustice, persecution and suffering.
When you face adversity, you should pray without fainting and put your trust in God instead of resorting to SELF- PITY and discouragement.
Another thing is to be patient and get close to God as you fellowship with other children of God.One of the adversity that makes Christians waver in faith easily is SICKNESS.In some cases, sick and sicknesses goes together and in other cases, it may not be.
When their is confession and forgiveness of sins, the relief from SICKNESS follows with an exercise of faith.The believer who is sick need not to bear the burden alone but to notify the elders of the church to pray for such a one. If such a Christian is conscious of any sin, he should not make the elders labour in vain.When Hezekiah was told of his imminent death, he had no other claim but his righteousness and with that, he prevailed in prayer ( 2 Kings 20:3-7).Although, fasting aids our faith, the most potent force is living a holy life.
As Christians or believers in Christ Jesus, adversities should not make us waver in faith or be discouraged by to totally trust in the Lord.Adversities of life will make you stronger as you endure.The Grace of God is sufficient to help you stand firm till the end.
God is able to see you through to the end as he did for past believers.Your present difficulties cannot be compared with the blessings that God has prepared for you in heaven( John 14:1-3).A sinner cannot receive strength from God to be victorious in times of adversity.If you are still a sinner, Grace still abound at Calvary today. Jesus Christ will save you and see you through in times of adversities.As a friend of Jesus, stand firm and continue steadfastly in the Lord and you will definitely overcome in Jesus name.
As many that wants to receive the power to overcome in times of adversities, open your mouth and tell it to God.If you are not qualified yet to receive that power, repent, confess, believe and tell God to give that Grace today.
Let’s tell it to God in Prayer.
Many have lost their faith in Christ because of adversities
Tell the Lord to help you, empower you and Give you the Sufficient Grace to stand firm till the end.Many have lost their faith in Christ because of adversities.
Tell the Lord to help you, empower you and Give you the Sufficient Grace to stand firm till the endMany have lost their faith in Christ because of adversities.
Tell the Lord to help you, empower you and Give you the Sufficient Grace to stand firm till the end..That is all for tonight