Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
Friends, may this be the beginning of months for you! May God crown this month with bounties for you! May this be a month of laughter for you and yours! It is written that the voice of rejoicing is in the tabernacles of the righteous (Psalm 118:15); THE VOICE OF MELODY WILL NEVER DEPART FROM YOUR LIVES IN THE AWESOME NAME OF JESUS!
Beloved, one of the MANY names of God is “Consolation of Israel”. Because we are the spiritual Israelites, HE IS OUR CONSOLATION! The dictionary describes the word “console” as to “comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment”. After Ruth was widowed, she was consoled with a great man Boaz and became an ancestor of our Lord Jesus Christ. Hannah was consoled when she embraced Samuel and so was Sarah when she embraced Isaac. Beloved, GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF WILL CONSOLE YOU THIS MONTH IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS! For your shame you shall have double honor! Everywhere you have been put to shame, God will make you an eternal excellency – a joy of MANY generations! He (God) will make you a name and a praise among the people and change your status from a local to a global champion!
Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
It is written that when a thief is caught he shall restore SEVENFOLD. God promises to restore your health and heal your wounds (Jer. 30:17). He also promises to restore the years that the locust, the cankerworm, the caterpillar, and the palmerworm has eaten (Joel 2:25). Beloved, has he spoken and shall he not do it?
Isaiah 54:11-13 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
My beloved brethren, you may have been afflicted and tossed with tempest. GOD WILL GIVE YOU BEAUTY FOR ASHES AND THE OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING! There shall be not just a simple calm but a GREAT CALM to that great storm! You shall no longer be termed “forsaken” neither shall your land be termed “desolate”! But you shall be called “Hephzibah” and “Beulah” because God delights in you (Isaiah 62:4)…May God comfort you and comfort all your waste places! Violence shall no longer be heard in your courts! He will make your officers peace and your extractors righteousness! For brass, He will give you gold, for iron He will give you silver, for wood He will give you brass (Isaiah 60:17)! You will not die unsung! YOU SHALL BE CELEBRATED!
Song: He’s turned my mourning into dancing again! He’s lifted my sorrows! I can’t stay silent, I must sing for my joy has come!