Topic: Turn To Your Stronghold [Wednesday May 2, 2018]
“Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee”Zechariah 9:12
When you are saved from sin, you become one who is entitled to all-round success. You are entitled to breakthrough. You are entitled to favour. It is your right! It is your heritage! It is all part of the package. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, …” (Romans 8:1 KJV) Beloved, heaven rejoices over you. God is not putting up with you.
You know some people say that they are your friends but they are just enduring you. It is not so with God. He loves you with an everlasting love. That is why He paid the price for your sin. No one goes to hell because of his sins. That will surprise you! People go to hell because they refused the cure for sin. Jesus is the cure for sin. You need to realize that there is nothing you can possibly do to pay for your sin. Whatever you think you can afford is too cheap. Nothing but the blood of Jesus can wash away our sins. Don’t cast away your confidence in Christ. Put your trust absolutely in God. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32 KJV)
In Zechariah 9:12, the ancient prophet of God says: “Turn to your stronghold…”; your stronghold is not your certificate. It is not your connection. It is neither your expertise nor your professionalism. They are all good, but if that is where your trust is, you will be disappointed because they still have a margin for failure. Your stronghold should be on the Rock that is unshakeable. The infallible and errorless Word is your stronghold. Jesus is your stronghold. Turn to your stronghold. Turning to your stronghold is trusting God who has spoken. It is holding fast to the promises irrespective of situations or circumstances. And as you do, be assured, He will come through for you.
Further Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8, Proverbs 21:31, Psalm 20:6-8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Kings 12-13; Evening- Luke 22:1-30
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.