And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. (Joshua 6:25 KJV)
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. (Heb 11:31 KJV)
You can be delivered in the middle of your WORST circumstance.
A whatsapp message to my phone some hours ago caused me to immediately shift into "Double Encouragement Mode." The person shared their issue with me and my words were - "Things are going to work out!" Their response wasn't what I expected though. The person said, "I'm tired of hearing that and nothing is changing." It was then I knew I had much more encouraging to do.
I didn't bash them for making that statement for at times we all feel that way too. What is interesting and exciting though, is that God, many times, blesses in the middle of an individual's mess.
I personally know about that. I've been through a whole lot in my life and I SURVIVED! You can too!
This was the case with Rahab the Harlot. In today's terms - Rahab the prostitute or Rahab the whore. Bible history tells us that she was a well known prostitute in her time. In many cultures then and now, people looked down on prostitutes, and in a sense WROTE THEM OFF. By doing this, they offered NO ROOM for forgiveness and restitution.
JESUS IS DIFFERENT THOUGH!
Joshua and the children of Israel were about to come up against Jericho. Rahab aids his team by securing and protecting some spies. Her help to God's work and plans for his people immediately allows her to gain her BLESSING in the middle of her MESSY LIFE. She and her family are saved from slaying or being KILLED when Jericho is conquered.
What a God! You may feel like the situation you're in is way too difficult for a deliverance. This is NOT so! There is NOTHING TOO HARD for God to do. Like Rahab, be willing to go all the way for Jesus our maker and he will not forget you.
The formula is very simple, Trust Him. Stay Faithful. Support his Work. Receive Your Breakthrough and Blessing. STAY SPIRITUAL - not religious.
Trust God my friend. Things are going to work out! No mess is too small or large for God to deal with.
You can be BLESSED in the middle of your mess - Just Believe on Jesus Christ and Keep Your HOPES HIGH.