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  • Bayo Afolaranmi
    Dearly Beloved, YOU WILL BE CELEBRATED! “When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a compact with them at Hebron before
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2010
      Dearly Beloved,
      “When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a compact with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel” (2 Samuel 5:3 NIV).
      I seldom base my weekly devotional messages on the Nigerian political atmosphere. However, I was inspired by the content of one of the numerous text messages (SMS) that I received from my friends recently. Here is the content of the text message: “As God remembered Governor Aregbesola in Osun State [of Nigeria], people will rejoice with you. It is last hurdle of the year. Compliment of the season, merry Christmas and Happy New year 2011 in advance.” The person was undoubtedly referring to the new governor that was just sworn in after almost-four-year judicial struggle to regain his stolen mandate. The celebration that greeted his victory at the court of appeal and his swearing in as governor was a reminiscence of celebrations that greeted similar victories of other politicians that regained their mandates through the law court after many years of legal struggles, especially that of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State, who had to go through election re-run and series of appeals before he also was sworn in as the rightful governor of his state. The case of each of these people looked hopeless, especially if one considers the fact that they were battling with people that had the so-called “federal might” and the not-too-trusted judicial system of the country. These people risked their lives for daring to fight for their stolen mandates. However, God fought for each of them and today, they are in their rightful positions.
      David had a similar experience. After God rejected Saul as the king of Israel (1 Samuel 13:13-14; 15:26-29), He sent Samuel to anoint David as the next king (1 Samuel 16:1-13). David had to wait for many years. He became a fugitive in foreign lands and even had to relocate his parents to another foreign land (1 Samuel 21:10-14; 22:3-4; 27:1-12). Even, after the death of Saul, another person was installed as the next king in Israel (2 Samuel 2:8-9). Nevertheless, at God’s appointed time, He remembered David, and David became the king of Israel. He was celebrated and became a rally point for the whole nation (2 Samuel 5).
      Are you also feeling cheated in one way or another? Is somebody depriving you of something that is rightly belonging to you? Has God not fulfilled His promise for you this year? Before the end of this year, God will remember you. The reason is that, “The LORD will fulfil His purpose for [you]...” (Psalm 138:8a NIV). You will indeed be celebrated!
      Let me also say to everyone: “Compliment of the season, merry Christmas and Happy New Year (2011) in advance in Jesus’ name.”
      In His service,
      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

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      God bless you!

      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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      I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will
      have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted
      in my body, whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST
      AND TO DIE IS GAIN (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).

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