THE SECRET OF DIVINE STRENGTH NLT Bible. 2 Chronicles 16:7-9; 10,12-13 [7]At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram. [8]Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and charioteers? At that time you relied on the lord, and he handed them over to you.[9]The eyes of the lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.”10]Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people. [12]In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the lord’s help but turned only to his physicians.[13]So he died in the forty-first year of his reign. The secret of divine strength is dogged commitment to the source of power. Commitment to God sustains our connection to the source of power. From our text, King Baasha of Israel rose against king Asa of Judah and built a fortified city preventing many from entering or leaving Judah. Imagine a nation holding another nation captive in their own nation. King Asa forgot God and decided to bribe his way out of Judah's captivity. He bribed a king of another nation with gold and silver from the temple and his palace to break ties with king Baasha of Israel so that Judah can be free.
He succeeded but the Lord told Him through Hanani, the seer that because he sought for help from a man and never relied on God he has lost victory. There was no need for Asa to remain committed because he felt the battle did not need God's attention.Whatever can be done by your hands still needs the help of God so you don't make mistakes like king Asa of Judah. Many are only committed to God when the battle is bigger than them and they turn their backs on God after God gives them victory.
Commitment is the rule for continuous victory because it gets the believer bound to the source of power. King Asa left the Lord and as a result strength left him. He was afflicted with a disease on his feet which was very severe. I believe he had diabetic foot. Even in sickness, he despised God and chose to seek help from physicians. Strength had gone because of lack of commitment and death came.Have you strayed away?
In Word study,
In Word practice
In the gathering of brethren.
Please return to God.  No matter your position, you still need God.
As long as you make you of the air He gave you, you still need Him.
Do not walk into the day without a word from the Lord or prayer.
Receive Grace to be committed to God in Jesus name! Amen

   Laziness kills marriage

·         Suspicion kills marriage

·         Lack of trust kills marriage

·         Lack of mutual respect kills marriage

·         Unforgiveness kills marriage (Forgiveness is not optional but mandatory)

·         Arguments kills marriage

·         Keeping secrets from your spouse kills marriage

·         Every form of infidelity kills marriage (financial, emotional, psychological, material, etc)

·         Poor communication kills marriage

. Lies easily kills marriage, be sincere to your spouse in every aspect.

·         Relating more with your parents than your spouse kills marriage

·         Lack of, inadequate or unenjoyable sex kills marriage.

·         Nagging kills marriage

·         Too much talk and careless talk kills marriage

·         Spending less or little time with your spouse kills marriage

·         Being too independent minded kills marriage

·         Love for party, money and spending/partying kills marriage

·         Exposing the inadequacies of your spouse to your parents or siblings kills marriage

·         Not being steadfast/fervent in the spirit kills not only marriage but your life

·         Spurning correction and reprimand kills marriage.

·         Always wearing a sad face and being moody kills marriage.

·         FEMINISM ADVOCACY kills marriage.

.     MALE CHAUVINISM kills marriage

·         Uncontrolled or hot temperament kills marriage.

·         Not understanding your role and position in marriage as instituted by God kills marriage.

·         Not being sensitive to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of your spouse kills marriage

·         When anything threatens the position/security of a wife, her reaction(s) will be detrimental to her marriage.

·         Lack of the knowledge of the word of God kills marriage.

.Please, save a marriage today by sharing this.May the Lord bring healing to every troubled home and family.  Amen.

1. Ecclesiastes 10:10
Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That's the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.

Ecclésiaste, 10:10
 S`il a émoussé le fer, et s`il n`en a pas aiguisé le tranchant, il devra redoubler de force; mais la sagesse a l`avantage du succès.

Meaning: Just like having the right tools makes it easier and faster to get the job done, the same is true with wisdom.  We have the choice to work harder or work smarter.  Wisdom may not always lead to the easier route, but it will lead you to success.  Make sure to ask God to give you wisdom when you seek advice.  He will share His wisdom with you.

2  Acts 17:11
And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul's message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth.

Actes, 17:11
Ces Juifs avaient des sentiments plus nobles que ceux de Thessalonique; ils reçurent la parole avec beaucoup d`empressement, et ils examinaient chaque jour les Écritures, pour voir si ce qu`on leur disait était exact.

Meaning: Habits can be beneficial because they prevent us from forgetting to do things. Getting into the habit of reading the Bible daily is good; however, habits can also slip under the radar without much thought. Like the people of Berea in this verse, don't forget to pour passion into reading God's words. Those words apply directly to your life everyday.

3. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are hedged in on every side, but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; we are pursued, but not deserted; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed.

 2 Corinthiens, 4:8-9
 Nous sommes pressés de toute manière, mais non réduits à l`extrémité; dans la détresse, mais non dans le désespoir; persécutés, mais non abandonnés; abattus, mais non perdus;

Meaning: All of us become disappointed when we have a plan that fails, a hope that does not materialize, a goal that is unreached. When things like that happen, for a certain period of time we experience a letdown, one that can lead to depression if it is not handled properly. That's when we have to make the decision to adapt and adjust, to take a new approach, to just keep going despite our feelings. That's when we must remember that we have the Greater One residing within us, so that no matter what may happen to frustrate us, or how long it may take for our dreams and goals to become reality, we are not going to give up and quit just because of our emotions. That is when we must remember what God once told me in just such a moment: "When you get disappointed, you can always make the decision to get reappointed.

4. Romans 8:27
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romains, 8:21
 avec l`espérance qu`elle aussi sera affranchie de la servitude de la corruption, pour avoir part à la liberté de la gloire des enfants de Dieu.

Meaning: Wouldn’t you like to pray effective prayers that are always in line with the will of God and which always hit the mark? Well, when you pray in the Spirit, you can. You see, when we pray in English or our known language, and according to our limited understanding, we can pray amiss. Sometimes, our heads get in the way and we find ourselves asking, “Isn’t it selfish of me to pray like this?” or “Am I praying in line with God’s will?” My friend, that is why God gives us the gift of praying in tongues. When we pray in tongues or in the Holy Spirit, we can never pray out of God’s will because the Holy Spirit “makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God”. In other words, we pray perfect prayers in line with God’s will when we pray in tongues.

5. John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Jean, 4:14
mais celui qui boira de l`eau que je lui donnerai n`aura jamais soif, et l`eau que je lui donnerai deviendra en lui une source d`eau qui jaillira jusque dans la vie éternelle.Meaning: Naturally, thirst indicates a shortage in the water level of the body. The immediate response to thirst is to have a quick drink. Likewise, spiritually, to thirst means to have a strong desire to see the manifestation of the power of God in any aspect of life. It is a longing in the heart to see the supernatural move of God become manifested. It is the desire of a thirsty person to see the glory and power of God manifested. Just as physical thirst requires an immediate response, spiritual thirst requires an immediate intake of spiritual water through praying in tongues. God is completely and totally committed to thirsty people. In life, you are either thirsty or indifferent. God has no provisions for people who are indifferent towards Him.
Proverbs 21:30:
 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord
1. Lord make my prayer life more dynamic and effective
2. Lord help me to be busy for you always
3. Lord let something positive happen in my life
Do you? Heaven or hell, which one will you choose? Jesus Christ awaits your answer. John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him. In case you are not of yourself knowing where you are to be on this planet earth then say this after me: Lord Jesus I am a great sinner but today I want you to forgive me all my sins and take my life henceforth all the days of my life to be in your court so that when you appear I will not be left behind. Thank you Jesus for saving me. Now get a bible believing church where at all time people are led to Jesus Christ and be there till he comes.