September 10 The Ship Is About To Dock

The king had a fleet of trading ships that sailed with Hiram’s fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded down with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 1 Kings 10:22 (NLT) Are you battle weary? Is this the state you have degenerated into? Tired of fighting? Rise up and fight again. Having done all to stand you need to stand therefore (Ephesians 6:13). When God gives a promise, it is yes and amen in Christ Jesus (2 Cor 1:20). There is a waiting period, a period of incubation in which you need to wait expectantly and endure hardship as a good soldier of the Lord.

Those who wait upon the Lord shall surely renew their strength. Long ago, there was no sophisticated telecommunication technology and when a ship was loaded and left the harbour; it was a waiting game for the day the ship would return. People would perish at sea and the great depths would swallow the sailors with a great loss of merchandise. You can understand the reason of the excitement when the ship docked after a long period of waiting and anticipation. It meant that the merchant had no loss and that his crew was safe. Psalm 107:23- 30 relates one such voyage. God brought the sailors who were plying routes on the great seas safely into harbour. There is power in the Word, it bring strength and victory. Before the ship reaches the harbour, there is a great voyage that must be undertaken. The seas have their own pirates, robbers and perils. The above scripture tells us about the great fleet that Solomon had. These ships returned once in every three years loaded down with the best of merchandise. These ships, would sail around the world and bring the best from those different lands. Solomon had to learn to wait for three years the ships were out.

Learn to wait child of God, for in due season, there is a reward for the one who patiently waits. You must walk in faith and confidence. Jesus in one of his sermons said, (Matt 12:40-42) “ For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the Wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” Be still and know that a greater one is in our midst. Solomon in his entire splendor is nothing compared to the Lord Jesus, all you are asked to do is trust in Him and patiently wait on Him. Your ship is loaded down with gold, silver and ivory and it’s about to dock. Prepare yourself to receive the best of the land. In moments like these, the devil would want you to be battle weary. Do not despair, this is the time to make that last move of faith for indeed, the Ship will dock despite what the circumstances are. Today you must hear the voice of the Spirit. He is speaking to you and saying “The Ship is about to dock.” The season of uncertainty is coming to an end. The delay you were experiencing on things is coming to an end. It is not over for you, your ship is coming and it is coming loaded. Arise in praise for the Lord’s time is now. Finish off the enemy that was holding back what’s yours through praise.

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