“Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” – 1 Samuel 7:12 (KJV)
The children of Israel came and made a sacrifice to God because they recognised that God had helped them. God has taken Israel to be His people, thus He always has compassion over them, even when they mess up.
God is saying to someone today that He will restore back to you ALL the things that the enemy has taken away and eaten in your life, if ONLY you will remember to ask of Him.
Some of us suffer because we take God for granted. We need to start taking God on His words – for “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…..” Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV).
The children of Israel were disobedient and did things that they were not meant to do. They were afflicted and paid dearly for it, until they came to their senses.
When they came to their senses, they went back to that Prophet, that man of God whom they had already discarded and he called unto God and God answered them.
I don’t know what or how you have erred, it’s time to remind yourself that there is a God in Heaven.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped us, but there is still lots of works to be done. The Lord God Almighty has helped us throughout this year.
We should thank God for His protection of our children, for:
- Many may have derailed throughout the year;
- Many children in Primary School, Secondary School, and Tertiary Institutions committed suicide or have had suicidal thoughts;
- Many children were sick, hospitalised, etc.;
- Many Children Died, but in all, God kept us and our children even till today.
Just say thank you to God, for healthy bodies, for sound minds, for His safety and protection over our lives.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped us – our Singles
The Lord God Almighty had earlier promised that many Singles who keyed into His promise will get the fulfilment of their hopes and dreams, and true to His words, God made many singles to be happily married this year.
We should therefore thank God for all the newly wedded this year and even the remaining Singles. The Lord has been good, for in all the marriages that took place this year, there were no mishaps. He alone made the occasions to run smoothly, and we should praise Him for that.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped Us – our Dreams.
Many people have dreams, but their dreams have not been realised. It is either they do not know where to channel their dreams or they are still doing things the wrong way.
Thank God for raising STARS among us, for hitherto has the Lord helped us.
You will think that even though the children of Israel have done the sacrifice unto God, that things should get back to normal for them – NO, the enemy was waiting close by for them.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped us, thus we should:
- Recognise that there is more works to be done;
- Recognise that it’s time to return to the Lord God.
- Recognise that it’s time to DUMP all the strange gods;
- Recognise that it’s time to prepare our hearts unto the Lord
- Recognise that we have not yet reached the end of our journey;
God won the battle for His chosen ones, and gave them victory over the Philistines all the days of the life of Samuel. 1 Samuel 7:13 (KJV)
Hitherto hath the Lord helped Us in our Battles
Today God will fight your battles. Your prayer should be:
- Lord God, please increase my faith to stand on Your word. Amen.
- Lord God, please increase my faith to hear Your word. Amen.
- Lord God, please increase my faith to be a doer of Your words. Amen.
- Lord God Almighty, please for the remaining part of this year and in the years to come, let good news and glad tidings be my portion, Amen.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped us, thus we must praise Him.
If anyone is to make a sacrifice of praise to God, his heart must be right with God. This is why it is very dangerous for a child of God to harbour malice in their heart. ~ Pastor Tokunbo Daniel
You must ask for God’s mercy and settle the quarrels that you have before you can sincerely give sacrifice of praise to God Almighty.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped us, but there is still works to be done. We must live aright to avoid the accusations of the devil. Revelation 12:10 (NKJV)
If you are yet to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour, here is another chance to do so.
If you have missed the way due to some circumstances (backslide), here is another chance to ask God for forgiveness and ask Jesus Christ to renew your covenant with God.
It doesn’t take anything but just for you to make up your mind and take that bold step towards Jesus Christ.