Today is exactly six weeks since I fell and broke my ankle. I have to stay in my room and rest my leg. It is not easy but I testify that God is with me helping me to make the most out of this difficult situation. I have been thinking about the last sermons I preached before this ‘accident’ happened. In Saturday Class we are in a season of spiritual warfare and I preached from Psalm 129. In the Women’s fellowship it was Proverbs 31:14. The two basic messages coming out from these scriptures are these:
1. VICTORY- God will fight your battles against wicked people who are jealous on you. Your victory is sure!
2. PROSPERITY- God will bless the work of your hands and you shall experience supernatural prosperity!
I may be in a prison of circumstances and my voice cannot be heard in the church (for now…). But the Word of God is not in prison. The Word of God is alive and eternal. The Word of God is loud like a trumpet for them who have ears to hear what the Holy Spirit says to the churches! The devil cannot stop it. If you believe these prophetic messages, it is to the glory of God, to the shame of the devil and for the encouragement of other believers around you. But if you do not believe these words, it means that I preached them in vain and that is more painful than a broken foot. There is no need to say you miss me if you do not believe my words!
The following are taken from the sermon I preached at the last women’s fellowship I attended. This is to refresh your memory. After I preached this message in less than 12 hours I fell. Read and pray about these prophetic words.
SHE IS LIKE THE MERCHANT SHIPS
“She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar” (PV 31:14)
The virtuous woman of God in the Book of Proverbs 31 is described as ‘merchant ships bringing her food from afar’. This is a metaphor implying that she is a very successful business woman. She is ever on the lookout for opportunities to make great profit. She buys cheaply at a distance from home, instead of paying a larger price on the spot. This is the picture of an active, wise, spiritual and extremely successful business woman. She is hard working and therefore wealthy. God blesses the work of her hands. She is a leader in her field and an inspiration to many others. Her primary motive for doing business is the glory of God. The second motive is to help her husband in providing for the home. She is not a liability to her husband in any way, but a helper indeed, as God destined her to be. Her husband is a godly leader and praises her publicly. Her children joyfully bless her daily. She is a wife, a mother and a worker. She successfully combines these offices with great skill. She is a godly woman for only ‘godliness is profitable for all things’ (1Tim 4:8). She is a wise woman for only a wise woman is able to ‘build her home’ (PV 14:1).
In the Book of Revelation Chapters 18 and 19 we witness a heavenly drama, a battle between two women. There is a wicked woman called Babylon and there is the virtuous woman called the Bride of Christ. Just like the virtuous woman, the Babylonian woman also trades like ship on the waters. But the evil woman is wicked. She seduces ‘the merchants of the earth with her excessive luxuries’. Her lovers are like the pirates on the seas. They steal from others treasures of ‘gold, silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen… and the bodies and the souls of men’ (Rev 18:3, 11-13). This is the cursed trade of sin that deceives men and even the nations. This spiritual slavery trade is under the supervision of the devil.
He was once perfect in wisdom and beauty but he became proud and was rejected by God. “By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within and you sinned” (Ez 28:16).
The judgment of God is upon this cursed woman. Her followers will weep at their loss. All their ships and their cargo shall sink at the bottom of the sea. The angel of judgment sent by God shall destroy them as a millstone is thrown into the sea. Nothing shall remain from all that success. The magic spell of the Babylonian whore and the evil greedy merchants shall all be destroyed. There shall be no more singing, partying or merry making. Oppression and cheating shall end. There shall be only weeping and gashing of teeth in hell. And the saints in heaven shall rejoice at the just judgment of God. The true and free worship of the Lamb, with His bride by His side shall manifest eternally.
I hope you see what I see and you are encouraged today! Victory and supernatural prosperity is sure! In Jesus name, amen!