Matthew 26:39 (MSG) Going a little ahead, he fell on his face, praying, “My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?”

Sisters and brothers I am super excited and encouraged in my spirit today. God is so awesome! Not only is He awesome, He’s faithful!, He’s merciful, He’s just, He’s a loving God, He’s kind, He’s a provider, He’s a way-maker, He’s a deliverer, and He’s a healer. Can I get witness? We are smack in the middle of the Passover Season Jesus shows us to trust God in this text!

I am not here to “Preach on today’s word cup”, but only to ignite your faith, hope and trust in God. I just want to tell you “Don’t throw in the towel just yet”. Though it may appear that all hope is gone, that everyone else is finishing the race without you, “It Ain’t Over”! Don’t give up just yet. Today, many people want to quit due to the various situations and trials facing their life. However, God has blessings for you that if you don’t quit, you will see His promises for your life. Just because things don’t work out exactly how we planned them does not mean that God is not at work in your life. No matter what your situation is saying, “It Ain’t Over”! I know you are probably saying that the word “AINT” is not correct grammar,  isn’t he supposed to be an educated man? yes I have a good education, but education has not gotten me where I am today. It has been the promises of God! So many people are turning away from God simply because no matter how much they pray and go to church, they don’t see a change in their lives.

Jarius thought it was over his daughter was dead, but God said it wasn’t over (Mark 5:21-36). The man at the pool of Bethesda thought it was over because he couldn’t make it into the water, but God said it wasn’t over (John 5). Everyone thought it was over for Daniel when he was thrown into the lion’s den, but God said it wasn’t over (Daniel 6). Nebuchadnezzar thought it would be over for Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego, but God said it wasn’t over (Daniel 3). Job’s wife thought it was over and encouraged her husband to curse God and die, but God said it wasn’t over (Job 2). It Ain’t Over Until God Says It’s Over!

I don’t know what the future holds, but I say with complete certainty that I know who holds my future! When most people think it’s over, God asks, “Did I say it was over?” A marriage can come back together, family can come back together, church can come back together, business can come back together, dreams can come back together, and hope can come back together! Why? Because, “It Ain’t Over until” God says it’s over. Keep fighting, keep praying, keep fasting, keep believing, keep trusting, keep trying, keep living, keep giving, and keep going! And when people say you can’t, remember, God can. Why? because, “It Ain’t Over” until God says it’s over! Happy Holy Thursday

Elder Baker

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