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Against All Odds

22nd January 2021

Scripture Reading: Numbers 17: 1-10


“And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.” (Numbers 17: 8)

It is important to observe that the rod of Aaron was not planted in the ground before it budded. It was simply kept in the presence of the Lord, in the tabernacle of witness (Ark of the Covenant). It was kept in an environment where it had no chance to develop roots or grow by natural processes. It was kept in a place where what it needed to grow was missing, yet it grew. Aaron’s rod budded despite what was missing.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: despite whatever is missing around you, your ‘rod’ will bud. Despite the missing links that make your progress unachievable, you will rise against all odds. The environment may not be favourable to enable you to advance, but God says you will advance against all odds. Policies may not be in your favour at the moment, but God says you will rise against all odds.

Because the rod was not planted in the ground before it budded, it would have been impossible for the ground to claim responsibility or take the glory for what happened in the rod. God eliminated the favourable environment that was needed in order to take all the glory to Himself. Hear me as I hear the Lord: God will orchestrate a chain of events that will cause your advancement to bring glory to Him alone. Your rising shall be called an act of God, by the finger of God.

Aaron’s rod was kept in the tabernacle of witness, it was kept in the presence of the Lord, and that presence of the Lord made up for what is missing. As surely as the Lord lives, as you dwell in His presence, He will supernaturally make up for whatever is missing around you. God will miraculously fill the gaps that exist in your environment. God will make provision to take care of the help you do not have. God will fill the gaps.

Ask God to orchestrate a chain of events that will cause you to advance against all odds. Ask God to make you rise despite what is missing.


Despite what is missing, I rise, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.” (Psalm 44: 3)

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