Happy New Year! I am glad that you made it through year 2006 into 2007. To God be the glory, honour and adoration.

Please permit me to congratulate you and to join you in giving thanks to God Almighty if you recorded astonishing successes in 2006.  By His grace you will not regress in 2007 in Jesus name.  Amen.  And perhaps 2006 was a nightmare for you; don’t be discouraged.  Just look around you closely and you will see many reasons why you should give thanks to God.  Yes; your job may not be in a fantastic shape at the moment, you may not even be in any employment at present.  Your finance, health, education or ministry, may not be in the best state and some people close to you may be going through hard times which is affecting you somehow.  Other things may have disturbed you in 2006 and as things are, they have followed you into 2007.  If this is the case with you, I bring good tidings to you.  The Lord is in the picture and he will save you if you call on his name (Joel 2:32).

Without wasting time, let us look at 2 Kings 4:8-37.  Prophet Elisha and his assistant Gehazi were frequent visitors to a community called Shunem.  There God used a childless couple to meet their needs and in appreciation, Elisha predicted that they would have a baby boy the following year.  Of course they did not believe him because it was apparent that as far as child bearing was concerned, their condition had past redemption.  However, the prediction came to pass.  Their son developed normally but died suddenly one day.  His mother did not waste any time-she went straight after Prophet Elisha for divine intervention.  The prophet and his assistant were surprised to see her and they asked after her son amongst others issues and she confessed positively that ‘’IT IS WELL’’ even though things were on the contrary.  One thing led to another and the boy was brought back to life to the glory of God.

Today, we shall look at the statement ‘’IT IS WELL’’.  It can be used to mirror an on going matter that is progressing satisfactorily.  Such matter could be one’s family, job, education, finance, business, health etc.  It could also be used to express a person’s faith in God even though aspects of his or her life are not generating the desired result.  If this is applicable to you, it shows that you are confident that God is able to turn your situation around for the better (Luke 1:37) and definitely you are on the right track.

The Shunammite woman did not confess negatively instead, she said ‘’IT IS WELL’’ with her son who was already dead.  Her answer showed that she had faith in the Lord like some great men and women in the bible such as Abraham, Jacob, Enoch, Noah, Sarah etc and she was not put to shame.  As we enter year 2007, let us confess positively in respect of any situation that may be affecting us.  Let us put our faith into action like the great men and women mentioned earlier on did and we shall not be put to shame.

Isaiah 3:10 reads: ‘’Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them.  For they shall eat the fruits of their doings’’.  Since you are a child of God and since your righteousness is of him, then you are at liberty to declare that in 2007 in the mighty name of Jesus, ‘’IT WILL BE WELL’’ with you and your family, with your marriage, business, job, education, health, future, relationship with God, ministry etc. You must be prepared to make use of your tongue to change the situation of your life.  Remember that ‘’Death and life are in the Power of the tongue’’ (Proverbs 18:21).  Also remember that ‘’—whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven’’ (Mathew 18:18).  Use your tongue to bind those difficult things that are making your life hard and to loose those things that will make it better.  Therefore, speak out loud and clear as from today.  Use your tongue boldly, wisely, convincingly and relentlessly in prayers to God.  Furthermore, do not forget to thank him for the successes that you will record this year and be rest assured that divine help will not be far away from you.

Finally, let me wish you the very best throughout year 2007 and may all your dreams come through.  IT WILL BE WELL with you in Jesus name.  Amen.

Jesus is Lord!