“It’s Never Hopeless”

 
 

Hello Saints! I have an encouraging revelation from the Lord that I would like to share with you.  It’s entitled, “It’s Never Hopeless!”

As a believer there are certain absolutes we MUST come to know. And the one that I will share with you in this teaching is, no matter what you are facing, no matter how difficult things are, no matter how ugly the reports may be, for the believer, it is NEVER hopeless!

Follow with me as we uncover the truth of this reality in Amos 3:12:

“…As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.”

This verse is rich with revelation. And there are three keys that I want to highlight that will conclude a guarantee of hope and a surety of deliverance no matter what you are facing. The first key is found in this line, “…as the shepherd TAKETH out of the mouth of the lion…”

1. Our nature is greater than any Lion. 

Friends, notice the Shepherd. What person in their right mind, is going to approach a lion, let alone a lion that is in the middle of getting his eats on? That doesn’t sound logical does it? No it doesn’t. That’s because faith isn’t logical, neither is the nature of righteousness that Jesus is showing us here! The same way our Good Shepherd is not afraid to confront and take out of the mouth of the eating lion the things that do not belong to him, is a picture of the nature and image of righteousness that we are in Christ Jesus! As the Righteousness of God, we have a nature that is greater and more powerful than any eating lion! We don’t have to respond like the world and just let the devil devour our health, devour our peace, devour our children…and we just sit back and look helpless and hopeless. With the Lord Jesus Christ as our example, He is showing us to not be afraid of any enemy, but to take authority over that which is trying to overtake us. So I encourage you today to trust the image of Righteousness that is within you and confront your enemies today with the authority of who you are in Christ, with the power of the word of God, and with the power of the blood of Jesus, and you will also see an eating lion bow!

The second key we find in this line: “…as the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion TWO LEGS, or a PIECE OF AN EAR;”

2. God is able to restore what remains

No matter how bad things look, as believers we must know that God is able to restore what remains. Notice in this verse, by the time the Shepherd confronts the lion the majority of the body is eaten, and the only pieces remaining are two legs or a piece of an ear. Now if you or I had come on that scene, we might’ve still kicked the lion’s tail (that is moving in faith from point #1), but we would’ve have counted our possessions to be a lost, since most of it was gone anyway. So let’s be truthful. How many of us have been devoured by a health challenge, by debt, by past mistakes, broken relationships, guilt, regret, a criminal record, divorce, the list is endless…and still we have not recovered from all that? And why did it end that way? Because we looked at the pieces that remained in our life and conceded that that was enough as it is; we were just happy to leave with whatever dignity or possessions we had remaining. But that’s not so with God! Foremost God doesn’t want the devil to have ANY of our stuff. Secondly, whatever the devil has destroyed into pieces, God is also able to take that which remains and make them whole again~

◊ He did it in Ezekiel’s day when he breathed life into the dead bones (Ezekiel 37:2-4).

◊ He did it for the woman with the issue of blood who spent all she had, and still grew worse instead of better (Mark 5:25-27).

◊ He did it through our Lord when He took the pieces of his broken, scorged body and restored wholeness back to all who would believe and receive Him! – (1 Corinthians 11:23-25; John 3:16)

And He is still doing it today for all who have their trust in Him!

So no matter what you are facing, not only are you greater than every enemy, but also know that God is able to restore the pieces of our life that we give to Him.

The second key we find in this line: “…as the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion TWO LEGS, or a PIECE OF AN EAR;”

3. You still have an ear to hear and walk it out

Lastly, notice the Shepherd takes out of mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear. What’s with THOSE body parts? Why not two arms, or the chin, or the left foot? But here’s what the Lord shared with me that is significant about those body parts. No matter how devastating your situation is, no matter how tragic your loss has been, or the results appear to be…as long as you have a “piece of an ear” or “legs”, all will be ok! Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying.

A “piece of an ear” is to hear the word of faith. And the “legs of faith” is to walk out what you have heard and believe! When you do so…all things will be restored!

I don’t know about you, but this was a good time to shout and throw up your wig!

That tells me that regardless of how hopeless your situation appears to be, for the believer, keep in mind that…

1. We have the nature of righteousness within us, and it is greater than any Lion

2. God is able to restore the pieces that we bring to Him, and

3. No matter what the loss or tragedy is, you still have an ear to hear, and corresponding faith to walk out and engage the power of God.

My prayer for you today is that you believe, receive, and apply this prophetic word of hope to your life and situations. And watch God’s power destroy the enemy!

Be Blessed,

Minister Jacquese

“Unto you it is given to know the Mystery of the Kingdom of God” – Mark 4:11

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