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You Too Can Finish Strong

 

(Deuteronomy 34:7) “Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eyesight wasn’t impaired and he was still vigorous and strong.”

(Psalms 92:12-14) “The righteous will flourish like palm trees; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the LORD’s Temple, they will flourish in the courtyard of our God. They will still bear fruit even in old age; they will be luxuriant and green.”

 

 

Moses was 80 when He set the Hebrew nation free from Egyptian slavery and died at 120 full of strength. Noah started to build the ark at the age of 500 and started to repopulate the whole earth at the age of 622. The Lord blessed Job with twice as many possessions, which included 20 children when he was well over 60 years of age. Sarah not only had Isaac at the age of 90 but she also nursed him.

One of the saddest things to experience is when after a lifetime of struggling, fighting for your family, and doing the impossible to become rich or famous, you end up alone and broke. This is not how someone who is submitted to God’s Word is supposed to end up.

We can feel useless in this new age of technology where one cannot even do simple banking without a smartphone. Our knowledge is no longer valued as all knowledge is available through the internet, and fast food with delivery service has completely destroyed the value of a home-cooked meal and all the sacrifice and effort that goes behind it.

However, if we continue to be strong in God’s Word and continue to be faithful to Him, we can finish strong. Don’t give up yet, as God can give us supernatural healing, strength, and encouragement to accomplish all we desire to do. 

God promises that by being planted in His courtyard (that is, constantly in His presence), we will be fruitful and strong even in our old age. Let no one ever tell you that you no longer are valuable because of your advanced age.

I remember when I first started training for ministry work. The Spanish service was made up of the Pastor and His wife, who were in their late 40s, and a handful of elderly ladies who all they could do was pray and slowly accompany us when we went to the streets to evangelize. There were a few more members, but these elderly widows were the ones that were faithful in attendance at every single meeting.  Through their prayers and fasting, the church started to grow and about 5 years later we had over 100 members.

 

 

If all you can do is pray, then this is all that God needs to change your nation. Do whatever you can, and let God turn it into a miracle.

 

 

Prayers

• Lord, You are He who dwells in Zion, You are gifted to dwell among men, You dwell with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit.
• Thank You for not giving up on us or casting us aside due to our advanced age.
• Thank You that You promise to make us fruitful as long as we stay close to you.
• Thank You that our prayers are not in vain and that we can continue in spiritual warfare in our old age.
• Forgive us for making our age an excuse for not accomplishing your will for us.
• Give us the vision for what you want us to do daily and let us see the fruits of our obedience.
• We ask that you will take away every spirit of depression and self-pity and teach us how to bring to submission every thought that rises up against You.
• We declare that even in our old age we will flourish like palm trees; we will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the LORD’s Temple, we will flourish in the courtyard of our God. We will still bear fruit; we will be luxuriant and green.”

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

 

1 Comment

  1. Andrei Crasto
    28 September 2023 @ 18:52

    Yes we will flourish at any age and do the will of God.

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