Rev. John Owusu Agyeman. Head pastor.

Psalm 121 is a song of Ascents. A song of Ascents is any one of the 15 psalms starting from psalms 120 to 134 that were sung by Hebrew Pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem or while ascending Mount Zion or the Steps of the Temple.

I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from where comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keeps thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day or the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore (Psalm 121).

Assess the blessing of the Lord over your life and you will realise that the Lord is the keeper of your soul. He keeps and preserves you from evil day and night. Even though you are facing some hardships, know that God will not sleep on His promise to preserve you. Holy Ghost Revival Chapel International has gone through a lot of challenges but the Lord has preserved the Church. To God be the glory for the great things He has done for the Church and also in our lives.

When things are rough in your life that is the time God shows up. Never be discouraged, because the storm is meant to mould and prepare you for the best thing that is coming your way. Age is not a limitation when your best is yet to come. Abraham and Sarah were old but the promise of God was fulfilled even in their old age. When God is the one preparing you, your best will always materialise.

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee (John 2:1-11). The mother of Jesus was there and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the ceremony. The wine got finished and the mother of Jesus went to tell Jesus about it. Jesus asks his mother saying “woman why do you involve me? My hour has not yet come”. His mother did not get offended for being referred to as woman instead of mother. She only told the servants to do whatever he told them to do because she believed in what her son can do. Jesus also never let his mother down. He asked the servants to fill the pots with water which he turned into wine. The water turned into wine tasted better than the wine that was served earlier before it finished. The master of ceremony then asked the bridegroom how come he saved the best drink for last. Have you ever expected something and never had it? Never despair; your best is yet to come. God will bless you till you shall overtake those you thought had it ahead of.

In Matt. 15:21-28 a Canaanite woman came to ask Jesus to heal her demon-possessed daughter. Initially, Jesus did not bother her but she persisted. Jesus told his disciples that he was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. Despite this the woman persisted and came to kneel down before Jesus. Again Jesus told her “it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs”. The woman replied “yes it is” because “even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table”. Jesus said to her “woman you have great faith. Your request is granted” and her daughter was healed instantly. Like this woman, be humble and persist in whatever you seek and your request will be granted because of the faith you have.