CHOOSE YOUR LAND
It has become the most dreaded word in our nation today. People talk about it with a feeling of awe as if it has the power to destroy.
Many do not know how to pronounce it. Some have called it names like Reception and Resistion.
I refer to the recession that has ‘befallen’ our great nation.
I took time to find out the meaning of the word. The Word Web defines it as A state of economic decline; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year.
This economic state has filled the hearts of many people with fear. It is not unusual to hear people say…..’ This recession period…….there is no money anywhere…….This is happening……that is happening.
I heard a message from my Pastor, Reverend Sam Adeyemi that gave a different perspective to the issue.
Citing an example from The Bible, he told the story of TWO LANDS.
In one of the LANDS, there was a BLEAK SITUATION:
So there was hail and fire mingled with the hail, very gracious, such as there was none like it in all THE LAND OF EGYPT since it became a nation. Exodus 9:24 (Emphasis mine)
Then compare it with the OTHER LAND:
Only in the LAND OF GOSHEN where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. Exodus 9:26 (Emphasis mine)
The question is: Which of these two LANDS do you belong to?
The LAND OF EGYPT where there is pestilence or GOSHEN where God EXEMPTED his people from pestilence?
Hear what God said:
But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that the LORD doth PUT A DIFFERENCE between the Egyptians and Israel.
God has SEPARATED his people from the economic crisis of the world.
The choice is yours.
CHOOSE YOUR LAND!