WHEN GOD REMEMBERS YOU
Word Study: Malachi 3:16
Now what happens when He remembers his own? Following are what He has given me the grace to list here. But His Word says to “taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8 KJV). Would you be willing to trust Him with your life and cry out to Him that He may remember you too?
- You will receive divine direction (1 Kings 17:1-9).
- New things will begin in your life (Isaiah 43:16-19).
- You will sing a new song (Psalm 40:1-3).
- You will receive sudden divine visitation (Ezekiel 38:8a).
- You will be a candidate for sudden help (Psalm 44:26; 40:13).
- Your expectation will be fulfilled (Proverbs 23:18).
- You will miraculously escape calamities (Psalm 71:2).
- Your heaven will open copiously (Ezekiel 1:1-3).
- Shame, reproach and dishonour will disappear (Psalm 69:19).
- Joy and gladness will be your portion (Jeremiah 33:11).
- You will be celebrated wherever you go (Psalm 126).
- The favour of God will overwhelm your life (Psalm 30:5-7).
- You will become a candidate for testimonies (Ezekiel 17:24).
- Every opposition against you will backfire (Psalm 7:15-16).
- Doors of opportunities will open to you (Revelation 3:7-8).
- The dew of God’s mercy will pour on you (Ecclesiastes 11:3).
- Breakthrough will meet breakthrough in your life (Luke 1:37).
- Limitations and barriers are removed from your life (Isaiah 22:25).
- The problems pursuing you will give up suddenly (Psalm 7:9).
- No more failure at the edge of success.
- The spirit of unexplainable disappointment will vacate your life for good (Psalm 71:1).
- Delay will disappear from your domain.
- Where you have lost hope, God will show up powerfully (2 Kings 3:17).
- You will begin to hear good news (Proverbs 25:25).
- You will begin to recover all your losses (2 Kings 8:1-6).
- He will give you the heavenly keys for breakthroughs (Matthew 16:19).
- Your life will begin to attract godly wealth without sorrow (Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 10:22).
- Those waiting to mock you will wait in vain.
- Your glory will never be reduced nor diminished (Isaiah 50:7).
- You will overcome all your erstwhile challenges.
- Disturbances will disappear from your life (Isaiah 60:18).
- Your smallness will turn to bigness (Isaiah 60:22).
- Your minimum will turn to maximum (Luke 2:52).
- Your part-time blessings will turn to full-time blessings.
- Your defeat will turn to victory (Isaiah 58:8).
- Your barrenness will turn to fruitfulness.
- Your lack will turn to surplus.
- Your disappointment will turn to fulfillment.
- Your hardship will turn to comfort (Isaiah 51:3).
- Your stagnancy will turn to accelerated progress.
- Your delay will turn to quick manifestation.
- Your closed doors will turn to open doors (Isaiah 60:11).
- Your weeping will turn to joy and laughter (Psalm 30:5; Isaiah 35:10)).
- Your mourning will turn to dancing (Isaiah 61:3).
- Your weakness will turn to strength.
- Your hidden star will turn to a risen and shining star (Isaiah 60:1).
- Your complaints will turn to testimonies.
- You will never be stranded in your journey of progress.
- Your ordained helpers in any nation of the world will locate you (Isaiah 46:10-11).
- People will no longer use your old problems to describe you again (Isaiah 43:18-21).
- Memorably beautiful events will begin to happen in your life.
- You will be having angelic visitations (Luke 1:1-25).
- Divine intervention will be your portion (Joshua 10:12-14).
- All your days, you will have reasons to always praise the Lord (Psalm 126).
- The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul (Isaiah 58:11).
- He will raise a standard against your adversaries (Isaiah 59:19).
- For your shame you will have double celebration and victories (Isaiah 61:7).
- Whatsoever He helps you to start will be completed (Philippians 1:6).
- He will strengthen you (Philippians 4:13).
- He will establish you and keep you from evil (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
BIBLICAL CASES: THOSE GOD REMEMBERED
Psalm 136:23 KJV
Who REMEMBERED US IN OUR LOW ESTATE: for his mercy endureth for ever (emphasis mine).
THEN GOD REMEMBERED NOAH (emphasis mine).
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that GOD REMEMBERED ABRAHAM, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt (emphasis mine).
Genesis 30:22, 23
22THEN GOD REMEMBERED RACHEL, and God listened to her and opened her womb.
23And she conceived and bore a son (emphasis mine).
Exodus 2:23, 24
23Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.
24So GOD HEARD THEIR GROANING, AND REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM, with Isaac, and with Jacob, and God acknowledged them (emphasis mine).
I Samuel 1:1, 2, 19, 20
1Now there was a certain man…and his name was Elkanah…
2And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
19…And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, AND THE LORD REMEMBERED HER.
20…Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked him from the LORD.” (emphasis mine)
For all of these people and others, never for once did God forget them. He is always “mind-full” of His children. But “remembering” them in their cry was only the first step in providing divine help and coming through for them in His miraculous saving acts.
- Obed-Edom (1 Chronicles 13:14)
- Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9:1-end )
- Joseph (Genesis 41:14-46)
- Mordecai (Esther 6:1-12; 8:1-2)
- Esther (Esther 2:15-18)
- Jabez (1 Chronicle 4:9-10 )
- Hannah (1 Samuel 1:5-20)
- The man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:2-9)
- Peter the fisherman (Luke 5:1-11)
- Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52)
- Woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25-34)
- Daughter of Abraham (Luke 13:11-17)
- The man born blind (John 9:1-7)
- Daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 27:1-11)
- Israel by the Red Sea (Exodus 14:21-31)
- Paul and Silas (Acts 5:19; 12:7-11)
- The lame man at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3)
- Jeremiah as he regained his freedom (Jeremiah 40:1-4)
- The victim helped by the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-36)
- The widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:1-24)
- The widow of Nain’s son about to be buried (Luke 7:11-17)
- Zacharias and Elizabeth (Luke 1)
- Jonah in the belly of the whale (Jonah 2:1-10)
- Gift of a son to the Shunammite woman and the raising afterwards of the son from the dead (2 Kings 4:14-37)
- Daniel in the lions’ den (Daniel 6:16-23)
WHAT TO DO TO PROVOKE GOD’S REMEMBRANCE
- Surrender your life at His invitation that you may enjoy a personal relationship with Him (John 3:3).
- Get sanctified and filled with Holy Ghost (Acts 1:4-5).
- Live a life of holiness (1 Peter 1:15).
- Live a life of total obedience (Deuteronomy 28:1; Isaiah 1:1-19).
- Get to know Him personally daily through the Quiet Time (Ephesians 1:17-19).
- Live a life of absolute surrender and total yieldedness (Galatians 2:20).
- Visit Calvary regularly for purging (Colossians 3:1).
- Be heavenly-minded always (Colossians 3:1-3; 1 Peter 4:7).
- Be faithful with your giving—your tithes, first fruits, participation in kingdom projects, crusade seed, blessing God’s servants and helping the needy (See Acts 10 for the amazing story of Cornelius’ giving and God’s gift of salvation to him—even though he was a Gentile.).
- Intercede for others; be a burden-bearer on the altar of prayer.
- Remember the widows, orphans and the fatherless; those who can’t feed, who can’t pay their hospital bills; those in the prison, etc. (Matthew 25).
- Don’t let your mind and its rational logic interfere with the laws and principles of God (Malachi 3:8-12). Always remember: The foolishness of God is wiser than men (1 Corinthians 1:25).
- Shun a sinful lifestyle; sin is a barrier (Romans 6:1; Isaiah 59:1-2). Forgive when you stand to pray (Mark 11:25). Confess and forsake your sins; he who covers his sins shall not prosper (Proverbs 28:13).
- Avoid bitterness, anger, wrath, resentment, clamour, evil speaking, malice, envy, etc. (Ephesians 4:26-31).
- Don’t be slothful, work hard (Hebrews 6:12; Proverbs 18: 9). God will not remember a lazy person.
- Don’t go to Egypt for help no matter the pressure. Remember Hannah: she waited enduringly on the Lord until God remembered her (1 Samuel 1&2; Isaiah 31:1-3).
- Serve God with all your heart wherever duty finds or takes you (John 12:24-26).
- Let the fear of God rule your life—no matter how highly placed you may be (Proverbs 19:23).
- Invest in other people, in humanity in general. Don’t store up wealth; spread it. Help the needy. Know that whatever you have, you are holding it in trust for God; to give Him pleasure and carry out His agenda on Earth. Ensure a blameless stewardship of the riches of His grace and goodness. Be humble.
- Learn to give thanks always to the Lord, no matter the situation (Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18).