MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach
DATE: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016
AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”.
Many who bear the name ‘Emmanuel’ are without the understanding of its meaning and the strong implications. The aforementioned interpretation of the name is, “God with us”. The message here is that, Jesus is the Spirit of God manifested in human embodiment. Therefore, receiving Jesus means having God. So, Jesus is the essence of God in the physical, by all ramifications. This divine presence is what makes the supernatural differences you crave for a possibility. Emmanuel is otherwise the anointing of God that makes the impossible possible. It is an asurance of deliverance and victory. Listen to Apostle Paul in Rom 8:31 “….. If God be for us, who can be against us?”. David was imparted with God’s faithful presence, he started manifesting the extraordinary. Emmanuel worked out the fulfilment of Joseph dreams. King Hezekiah wouldn’t have escaped disease, death and Sennacherib if not for divine companionship. Bishop David Oyedepo could not be destroyed by the neighborhood conspirators, only for the reason of the Emmanuel. Prophet Elisha dwelt in the consciousness of the Emmanuel; hear his confidence in 2 Kings 6:16 “And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them”. Acknowledging the Lord Jesus as Emmanuel is an effective way of quelling fears by inviting heavenly intervention. Be warned; rejecting Jesus is equal to rejecting God! I pray: May God always be for you. Your tent will not be pitched against God’s. Divine presence shall establish your solution. Emmanuel will invoke your justification and glorification. In the name of Jesus. Amen.