It is very interesting to note that certain numbers appear in the Bible and are consistently associated with specific situations or events. The number nine (last of the single digits) of 2019 is no exception. This number represents two major things. Firstly, finality or the end of a season – followed by divine judgement of man’s works. Secondly, our walk with God and seeking His Will, which produces fruitfulness, joy, and blessing. It is also the number connected to the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) and the manifestation of the nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor 12:4-10). Therefore, we – as the church of God – have much to look forward to.
The Church has the power!
It is the responsibility of every Christian to seek the face of God in true humility, beseeching the Lord to restore the power of the Holy Spirit in His church. Let’s face it; the Church walks with the solution regarding the countless problems and wickedness of modern society. So let us pray for the restoration and activation of the power of God in churches everywhere.
We are the salt
We have national elections taking place later this year and we have to ask the Lord to appoint those whom He wants. The Bible clearly tells us that it is the Will of God that we submit to governments. It is often hard to submit when we see corruption and wrong doing, but that is the very reason we pray for God’s intervention. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matt 5:16-18).
Date published: 15/03/2019
Written by: Harold Weitsz
Article source: JOY! Magazine