“Awake, awake, put on strength and might, O arm of the Lord; Awake as in the ancient days, as in the generations of long ago. Was it not You who cut Rahab (Egypt) in pieces, Who pierced the dragon [of Egypt]?”
– Isaiah 51:9 (AMP)
This Yoruba word that means the one with a mighty outstretched arm is quite popular in Christian circles nowadays thanks to the Hallelujah challenge, the biggest social media crusade to ever happen. And subsequent song produced by Nigeria’s very own gospel artiste, Nathaniel Bassey & Wale Adenuga.
Who else has an outstretched arm that is mighty to save and yet soft enough to comfort? No one else except the Almighty God, the creator of all, Our King, Your Father and My Father.
As we crossed over into 2018, I hear God saying He is ready to stretch out His hand into every and any situation in the life of His children.
In fact it seems like God is daring His children to beckon on His arm to intervene in all affairs of life. God’s arm is literally ‘itchy’ in your favor. He is ready to pounce with angelic intervention and swift action.
The song on my lips was;
…Aka aka ya, (The arm of the Lord)
Aka Jehovah na’eme mma (The arm of the Lord does great things) ….
Beloved, no crestfallen-ness this year! The arm of God is activated.
As you go about your assignments this year, one thing you must never forget is that God’s outstretched arm is ready to turn things around for your good.
This arm is so strong and so powerful but not lose or dangling. It is available on request, yes that is the protocol, you must ask with open mouth, and tenacity of faith. God loves to honor invites!
Are you in need of restoration?
Are you hungry for more of God?
Are you tired of the ordinary and mundane?
Then beseech the Olowogbogboro to awake with strength on your behalf.
Isaiah 51 is replete with great prophecies of restoration for God’s children. You should read and pray it into your life.
We as an assembly are starting the year with fasting and prayer Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with a special prayer session on Saturday Morning, It’s restoration time!
Awake, awake, put on strength and might, O arm of the Lord; Awake as in the ancient days, as in the generations of long ago. So that I the redeemed of the Lord will return, And come with joyful shouting to your presence; Everlasting joy will be on my head.
I will obtain gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing are far from me this year and forever.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.