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It’s Not Over Yet

29th March 2020

Scripture Reading: Luke 17: 11-19

Focus

“And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:” (Luke 17: 12)

In bible times, lepers were kept in the outskirts of cities. So the ten lepers were in the outskirts of the city. They were in a place where the city ended. There were in a place that could be called the end of the road. Notice that as Jesus approached the city, He would have arrived at the outskirts of the city before entering in. So where they called the end of the road for the lepers was Jesus’ beginning. Where men ended was where Jesus started.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: in places where men think you have come to the end of the road, the Lord shall stir up a new beginning for you. The Lord shall cause a new beginning to arise from your old waste places; the Lord shall cause a new beginning to arise from the places where men have written you off; the Lord shall cause a new testimony to arise from the same places where men think you are abandoned and forgotten.

You may have closed certain chapters of your life because you think all hope is lost; today, the Lord opens new chapters of laughter for your sake. You may have given up on yourself, society may have given up on you, prevailing situations may not favour a comeback, things may have already been concluded against you, but as surely as the Lord lives, in that place that has been called the end of the road, the Lord will show up for you.

Jesus is the author and the finisher of your faith. He does not author and allow the devil or a mere mortal to finish what He started. No man can close your chapter when the Lord has kept it open. When men think you are finished, the God you serve will surprise them by stirring up a new beginning. When men think you are finished, God will shock them by causing new things to happen.

Go and announce to those who kept you ‘in the outskirts of the city’ that your story is not over yet; It’s not over yet; all hope is not lost yet; your ending is a divine beginning.

Declaration

New chapters of good news are opened to me; it’s not over yet, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” (Micah 7: 8)

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