Thought for Today: ” Blessed are the peacemakers”
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
We are called upon daily as Christians to settle disputes. The question is “Do we add gas to the fire or do we seek to resolve the disputes?
As Christians we are agents of peace. Our God is the Prince of Peace. So if it is possible be and live in peace with all men.
Thought for Today: ” Blessed are the meek”
” Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
What a wonderful inheritance that awaits the believer in Christ who chooses to be meek. Ask God to allow his Holy Spirit to help you as you encounter situations daily that requires meekness. When you choose to be meek, the earth is yours.
Thought for Today:” Put on the new man”
That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
The believer is to be renewed in the Spirit of his mind. His thoughts must reflect holiness and righteousness. The old man must be crucified daily and the new man must be allowed allowed to manifest the truth nature and character of the LORD Jesus Christ.
For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air and so shall we ever be with the LORD.
Words of comfort for those who have lost love ones who died in the LORD. Jesus is coming soon to take his bride. Are you Ready?
Thought for Today: “Stand true in suffering for Christ”
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you might stand fast in one Spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.
The Apostle Paul encouraged the believer to live out the gospel message. To be united in spirit and to fight together against the enemy of the gospel. The church must stand united against the forces of evil and those who blatantly promote a life style for Christians that stands in opposition to the word of God.
Wednesday July 9th to Wednesday July 15th, 2014
“Warning against Idleness”
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ” If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” We hear that some of you are idle. They are not busy;they are busybodies.Such people we command and urge in the LORD Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.And as for you, brothers, never tired of doing what is right. If any one does not obey our instructions in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warm him as a brother.
Even though we live in hard economic times Our God is able to take care of us.Those whom he bless with good health and strength must work and earn a living. Idleness is a form of laziness. God loves people who will work both in his Kingdom and in their daily duties. Paul advised the church that if a man refuses to work he must not eat. a sobering note to parents, that they should not encourage laziness from their children but must encourage them to work and study hard. he further advised that if any refuses to obey the wise instructions they must be marked and warned as a brother. When God created Adam he made him tend the garden so form since creation man worked.
Tuesday July 1st to Tuesday July 8th, 2014
“God has send me to preserved Life”
Now therefore be not grieved , nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me hither; for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve you a prosperity in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
Joseph made known himself to his brothers and know tell them that they must not be angry with themselves for selling him to slavery. He choose to focus on what God did and not on his unfortunate situation over the years. God wanted him in Egypt so that he can preserve life and preserve a prosperity for his own brothers who hated him. As you focus on your situations, testing and trials ask God to reveal his will in the matter so that you will not be consume with jealously, malice, envy, hatred and strife.
Saturday June 28th to Monday June 30th, 2014
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than the honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warmed; in keeping them there is great reward.
The Psalmist paints such beautiful imagery of GOD’s Law. He then declares that we are warm by the law of the LORD but when we keep them, when we choose to obey the Law of God we will be rewarded. We will see ( The commands of the LORD gives light to the eyes) We will receive joy:( The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart) Oh how we need joy . The list of rewards are never ending. As we strive to be children of God, let us keep his laws, statues, precepts, commands, fear and ordinances.
Wednesday 24th June to Friday 27th June, 2014
So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.”
Notice the justice of God. He deals with the originator of the sin first, and execute judgement against the Devil because he deceived Eve. God hates sin and will judge all those who continue to practice sin. The prophetic declaration as it relates to The LORD Jesus Christ and the Devil came to pass at Calvary. Satan was crushed by Christ’s death on the cross. Today we are free from his deception, we can live above his schemes and snares and rest assuredly in grace that is extended to us. The devil has been dealt with, resist him always.
Wednesday 18th June, 2014
“Accept your responsibility”
Genesis: 3:12- 13
The man said, ” The woman you put here with me- she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” Then the LORD said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, ” The serpent deceived me and I ate.”
What a pity that Adam tried to put the blame on God and Eve. He ate of the tree knowing that he was not to and when God ask what has he done he throw God’s kindness in his face by saying ” The woman you gave me” God saw that he was alone so he made Eve to make him happy now Adam is blaming her for his transgression. Own up to your weakness, stop blaming people and circumstances for your sins. At least Eve was honest and she told the LORD that she was deceived by the Serpent which the devil impersonated. My friends be careful with the Devil, he loves to impersonate but most of all he is a master deceiver. If he could have deceived Eve who had no knowledge of sin, how much more can he deceive us who were born in sin. Resist the devil and he will flee.
Tuesday 17th June, 2014
“Hiding from the Lord”
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD called to the man “Where are you?” He answered ” I heard you in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
And he said “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
Man’s sins will always cause him to hide from God. Nakedness highlights sins, shame and disgrace. When ever we disobey we cant stand before a Holy God. Don’t let us sins and and nakedness rob you from seeking God’s forgiveness . Repent and desist from those things that constantly hinder your christian walk and enjoy God’s beautiful fellowship.
Monday 16th June, 2014
“Holding on to faith and a good conscience”
Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
Many have allowed their faith to be shipwreck. The believer must hold on to faith and maintain a good conscience. In so doing we can wage spiritual warfare against the enemy of our soul.
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June, 2014
“If two agrees”
“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for , it will be done for you by my father in heaven. For where two or three are gather together in my name, there am I with them.”
The power of agreement. God is present where ever people are gathered in his name. Not merely invoking his presence for a particular event and then dismissing him after the prayer. So when we gather let’s forget about ourselves concentrate on him and worship him.
Thursday 12th June, 2014
“Where is your name written”
He replied, ” I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. How ever, do not rejoice that the spirits subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
The emphasis must not be on the power the believer has over demons and devils, but it must lie at the core of our relationship with the LORD Jesus Christ. Is your name written down in glory. If it is not then having power is useless.
Wednesday 11th June, 2014
“The name Jesus”
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying , LORD, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
The name of Jesus carries tremendous authority. The believer has the privileged of using that name. The demonic is subject to the name of Jesus. Let them roar and spread fear into the hearts of men, but for the believer they are noting through the name Jesus.
Monday 09th June to Tuesday 10th June, 2014
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Note the 120 that were gathered in the upper room were of one mind. None were uninterested, unconcerned or lukewarm. They were all in earnest and united in faith and prayer. God’s power was never intended to divide us. We have to be one if we want to receive the Holy Ghost power to be witnesses.
Friday 6th June, 2014 to Sunday June 8th, 2014
“Thoughts for everyday living”
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you and not your own mouth;someone else and not your own lips. Stone is heavy and sand is a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both. Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter taste sweet. Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home. Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel. Don’t forsake your friend and the friend of your father and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you—-better a neighbour nearby than a brother far away.
As you enjoy this weekend reflect on the above and pay careful attention to the following: Open rebuke is better than secret love and Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
Wednesday 4th to Thursday 5th June, 2014
As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.
Our heart determines who we are, from it our actions are derived. So when people behave in a certain way don’t be fooled they are only expressing who they really are.
Tuesday 3rd June, 2014
“The Lord is my Shepherd”
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
God is our shepherd and he knows what we need even better than we do. As our Shepherd he provides. He make sure that his children daily needs are met. Trust God as your Shepherd.
Monday 2nd June, 2014
“Fulfilling the Law”
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.
Love should be the only thing we owe people. When we love men/women we are fulfilling God’s law. The law is base on love for God and our fellow men.
Thursday 29th May to Sunday 1st June, 2014
“By our fruits we shall be known”
“Beware of false prophets, which come to in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Solemn words of Jesus. A tree is known by its fruit. So the believer is also known by the fruits he/she bear. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit. What fruit are you bearing. Is it fruits of righteousness of deeds of corruption. May we strive to be better Christians as we live in a world where every thing we do is observe with keen eyes and interest. Let us heed the word of the Lord and never forget that we are known by our fruits.
Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th May, 2014
“The LORD will perfect that which concern you”
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; forsake not the works of thine own hands.
God has a plan for our lives and he will ensure that his plan for your life come to past. He is working it out for you. Though you walk in the midst of trouble, he will revive you. No matter what you are going through, God plans for your life will come to fruition.
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th May, 2014
“Till he come and rain righteousness on you”
Sow to yourself in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
This requires the believer to exercise patience and perseverance. Through prayer we must wait on God and as we wait we must continue in prayer till he comes and shower us with righteousness. Just as the farmer waits for the rain so we must wait for God. We need that divine rain to water your soil and the seed sown in our hearts so that it can germinate and blossom into fruits for God’s honor and glory.
Thursday 22nd May, 2014
“For it is time to seek the Lord”
Sow to yourself in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
It is the devil responsibility to ensure that we are too busy to pray to spend time with the Lord. Our jobs, family and just to live comfortably in this world are all designs to keep us so occupied that we ignore our spiritual daily service of talking to God. If we want to grow spiritually, we must seek the LORD, if we want to see our family, community and nation change, we must seek the LORD. The child of God must seek him now, fervently. May we be people of prayer?
Wednesday 21st May, 2014
“Break up your fallow ground”
Sow to yourself in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
It is the responsibility of every believer to make sure that is heart is so soft and prepared to received the seed which is the word of God. Fallow grounds are grounds that were once plowed and ready for planting but left unattended. Hosea is warning us that if we want to avert the judgement of the LORD we must pay attention to our heart and how we respond to the word of God. May we take heed to what we hear?
Tuesday 20th May, 2014
“Reap in Mercy”
The law of sowing and reaping plays out here. If you sow righteousness you will reap mercy. You must accept the mercy that God has offered us. The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases his mercy never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness O LORD, great is thy faithfulness. There is no end to God’s mercy. It is extended to all those who accept it through repentance.
Monday 19th May, 2014
“Sow to yourself in righteousness”
Sow to yourself in righteousness, indicates that we must stop living in sin and do that which is right before God and man. As the farmer sow with the intention to reap a harvest, if we sow in righteousness we will reap righteousness, we will produce right living.
Thursday 15th May to Sunday 18th May,2014
Hear, O heavens and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourish and brought up children and they have rebelled against me. The Ox knowneth his owner and the Donkey his master’s crib: But Grenada doth now know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: They have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Grenada unto anger , they are gone away backward.
Such is the state of our country and by extension our churches. Let us consider and Know God, let us depart from iniquity, evil and being corrupt and turn to God through repentance. May we cease from provoking God and walk in his ways.
Wednesday 14th May, 2014
” Benefits of fearing God”
For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. He will spend his days in prosperity and his descendants will inherit the land. The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
One of the attributes of God is righteousness. He cannot behold the iniquities of men. Therefore forgiveness is extended when asked through repentance. Instructions , prosperity and an inheritance is offered to the man and his descendants who fears the LORD. God confides in those who fear him. He tells things that they will only hear when they have a relationship with him. He will guide them so that their feet will never be trapped in the snare of men or the devil.
Tuesday 13th May, 2014
“God’s ways are loving and faithful”
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keeps the demand of his covenant.
God loves sinners. He constantly offers them a better way through his word. He guides those that are humble in the right things. His ways are loving and he is faithful to his word. All we have to do is do our best to keep his covenant and when we vow to serve him, just do that serve him no matter what comes our way.
Monday 12th May, 2014
“Show me your ways”
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour and my hope is in you all day long.
God has to show us his ways and teach us his path. Since we are prone to lie and to err is normal for man, we have to ask him daily to guide in his truth. Our hope must rest in the LORD. Many people are hopeless cause they refuse to accept the hope that salvation offers. However the believer faith and trust and hope must be in the Living Christ every day and ever hour.
Friday 9th to Sunday 11 May,2014
“Women of Noble Character”
A woman of noble Character who can find her? She is worth far more than rubies. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speak with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Her children rises up and call her blessed; she husband also and he praises her:” Many women do noble things , but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers who continue to ensure that they fulfill God’s purposes for their lives.
Thursday 8th May, 2014
“God has the final say”
The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he direct it like a watercourse where ever he pleases. All a man’s ways seems right to him but the LORD weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
God is control of our time and life. We choose our destiny. Man can do what he thinks its but God is concern with our heart, for our actions and behaviour is a reflection of the condition of our heart. So if you are not happy with the laws and the direction your country is going ask the LORD to intervene since the leader’s heart is in his hand. God is concern about us doing what is right and just and not pretending or using the church to hide our evil deeds. Remember the LORD weighs the heart.
Wednesday 7th May, 2014
“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation,drunkenness and the anxieties of life and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.”
The believer is not only to live focusing on his day to day activities, chores and cares of this life. he /she must always be a state of readiness or preparedness to meet his God whether through death or the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore we must pay careful attention to how we live and heed the warning of the words of the LORD and be careful for that day will come upon us unexpectedly like a trap. The question begs an answer Are you ready to meet your God?
Tuesday 6th May, 2014
“God’s word is eternal”
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The word of the Lord has eternal value and it is everlasting. It is truth. We will be judge by the word. His word will not and cannot change. The believer then can have confidence in God’s word. Whatever he says concerning us will come to pass. So those who claim that the bible is not God’s inspired or revealed word will be judged by the same bible (word) on the day of judgement. God’s word is eternal and it will never pass away.
Monday 5th May, 2014
“Always give thanks”
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out with a loud voice, “Jesus, Master,have pity on us !” when he saw them, he said “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” and as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’s feet and thanked him and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Note when the lepers were cleanse… when they obeyed the word of the Lord. As they went they were cleansed. We need to obey the word of the Lord if we want to be healed. Then one came back to worship and to say thanks. This must be our constant attitude always saying thanks and worshiping God. Even though ten men were cleansed only one was made well. You can be cleansed and still not made well or whole. The key is to be thankful and offer worship to your God.
Friday 2nd to Sunday 04th May, 2014
“Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘ We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ ” (Niv)
what a classical example of the sad and rough treatment that some people experience in the scope of their work duties on a daily basis. If you are a believer and have helpers, please don’t treat them in such manner. Jesus was illustrating the point that we must see what we do for him and the work of ministry as our duty and not to look for commendation and special treatment. We must not abuse the people we serve or those who serve us, but rather entreat them as a brother. At the conclusion of time when our work is ended, we give thanks to God for giving us the strength to do his will.
Wednesday 30th,April, 2014 to Thursday May 1st, 2014
“Increase your faith“
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
The believer is the one who has to have faith in God. God cannot increase one’s faith. That responsibility lies solely with us. Christ in responding to the apostles’ question for increase faith told them that all that is required is faith. If they will only have a small quantity of faith and will exercise it. Faith has to be put to action. Note Jesus words “It will obey you”. We cannot exercise faith and not expect result. So start by having faith and then as you begin to exercise faith in your God, your faith will increase.
Tuesday 29th April, 2014
“Relationship and sin”
” So watch yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him and if he repents forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day and seven times comes back to you and say, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”
Jesus is our model. He is a forgiving God, a merciful father and he invites us to do the same with our family. How many times we tear them up, we snap at them if they just step on one of our toes. If your brother sins against you and he repents, forgive him. When God forgives he don’t remember our sins neither does he hold our sins against us. When we forgive others we must not hold their sins over their head, release them and release yourself and forgive. Its through forgiveness we will find rest, joy and peace.
Monday 28th April , 2014
Jesus said to his disciples: ” Things that caused people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person to whom offences come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause of these little ones to sin.
Strong language, but real. People will offend us as long as we remain on earth, but those who causes offences if never repented they will not inherit God’s Kingdom. Destruction, misery and woe is pronounce on those who causes God’s children to sin, those who delight in abusing people, and raping the innocence of the young minds, Christ is better that they drown in the sea. Let us take heed to God’s word and do not cause people to sin.
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April , 2014
” Jesus is the same”
Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and for ever.
We serve a God who is forever the same. He is the same in power, in substance, in presence. He has the same standard of righteousness, Holiness,purity and his love will never change. What he despise and hate two thousand years ago he despise and hate today. His principles are the same. He cannot change because of social and cultural changes. He expect his children to love what he loves and live according to his standards and principles. So when we are tempted to confirm to the standard of the world and society that is against the principles of God’s word, remember Jesus remained the same and he will not be please with our actions.
Wednesday April 23rd to Thursday April 24th, 2014
“Practice the good you hear and see”
Philippians 4:9 NIV
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you”
Paul was encouraging the Church at Phillipi to rejoice, to think on good things, not to anxious for anything, but through prayer and supplication make their request known to the LORD. Then he admonish them to practice the good christian living they have seen of him, the letters of encouragement he wrote to them. Today you and I have the word of the Lord. Let us follow Jesus our example and practice true Christianity.
Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? You are observing special days, months, seasons and years! I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you. Having been known by God the believe is to life a free life, not one that put him in bondage. When we are known by God, it matters not what man thinks of us or what direction man tries to steer us in. Our focus will be on him . In Christ there are no religious practice, code and creed.
Wednesday April 17th, to Monday April 21st, 2014
1 Corinthians:15: 1-6
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preach unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how Jesus Christ died for our sins accordingly to the scriptures; and that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures; And that he was seen of Peter, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
This is why we celebrate Easter. The heart of the gospel is simply Jesus loved us so much that he died for our sins and rose again for our justification and victory over sin and the grave. We celebrate Christ victory the Church triumphant marches on, hell cannot prevail over the Church cause the Lord of the Church Jesus himself is alive, seated at the right hand of majesty and power. ” He lives, he lives, Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talk with me along life narrow way. He lives he lives, salvation to impart . You ask me how I know he lives, he lives within my heart.
Is he living within your hearts?
Tuesday April 15th, 2014
“The LORD is good and slow to anger”
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
Our God is a good and merciful good. He will not let those who do wrong go unpunished. Our legal systems have flaw and many times those who are guilty walks free on the basic of technicality in the law and through the wise maneuvering of the systems by lawyers. But with the LORD justice system, the guilty will be guilty as charge and will reap their just reward. Yet if they repent the goodness and mercies of God will be extended to them.
Our God is good, he a refuge in times of trouble. Are you in trouble , run to God and seek refuge in his arms.
Monday April 14th, 2014
I appointed watchmen over you and said ‘Listen to the sound of trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear, O nations; observe, O witnesses, what will happen to them.
We need to be still and listen to God through his servants. He appointed men and women to be watchmen over us, they see things we will not see, he reveal his plans to them, so when ever they sound the trumpet or alarm lest us take heed and believe what they are saying is of God.
Friday April 11th to Sunday April 13th, 2014
“Walk in the good way”
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. ” But you said, ‘We will not listen.’
Don’t be like the children of Israel, who refuse to listen to the voice of God through his prophets. Revisit the old way and walk in it. It is a good way that will lead to life and happiness.
Have a productive weekend. One that will be filled with praise and worship directed to LORD GOD Almighty.
Thursday April 10th, 2014
“Blessed is the man who fears the LORD”
Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the Land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house and his righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns from the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, he who conducts his affairs with Justice. Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever.
Beautiful words of encouragement from the Psalmist. We are encouraged to lend freely, to conduct our affairs with justice, to find delights in the LORD’s commands. When we do these things, we will never be shaken. Good will come to us and we will be remembered for ever. Let us strive to be righteous.
Wednesday April 09th, 2014.
“He sent his word and heal them”
Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities. They loathed all food and drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and health them;he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
Our God is the only God who can rescue people from distress. Don’t wait till you are at the gates of death to ask him for help. Eat healthy food, exercise as often as you can, do your regular doctor’s checkup, pray and meditate daily on God’s word. If he spoke and the world came into existence, then he can speak into your situation and cause it to change course. God’s words bring healing. Trust him word, know what it said concerning you and call upon day and night.
Tuesday April 08th, 2014
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hands of the enemy. Oh that men will praise the LORD for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfied the longing soul and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Some times when we do small deeds of kindness to others and those act of kindness goes on notice we feel sad. Just a note of appreciation by uttering these simple words “Thank you” makes us feel happy and contented. Have you ever stopped from your busy schedule of life and say to God “Thanks”?. Thanks for the gift of life, for allowing me to be of sound mind and disposition. Thank you for the food we eat, for the weather. The psalmist admonished us to give thanks, to praise the LORD for his goodness and his wonderful works to the children of men. Surely God is good to us. If you are hungry in Spirit he can satisfied and filled your life with joy, peace and love. Take a moment today and just give God thanks.
Monday April 07th, 2014
“Let us return to the Lord”
Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come? Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Self examination is important in the life of a believer. The wages of sin is death, there when we sin we will eventually die. let us proved that our ways are pleasing to God and if we have wandered from him, let us return while is he merciful, kind and loving.
Friday April 04th to Sunday April 06th, 2014
Lamentations: 3: 19-23
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.
God love for us will never come to an end. Paul writing to the Church in Romans Ch:8 declares ” That nothing shall separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus.” People love base on condition and time, but God loves us unconditionally and to the end. His mercies are new every day. We awake to his faithfulness and mercies. He is concern about us. Is your soul downcast. Hope in God and rest in the fact that his mercies has no end, his love never ceases and his faithfulness is great continually.
Wednesday April 2nd, 2014
“Be Exalted, O God”
I will praise you, O Lord among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
David had fled from King Saul and was hiding in a cave when he wrote this psalm. Yet in the midst of his distress he found time to ask God to have mercy on him. He said ” I will take refuge in the shadow if your wings until the disaster has passed.” Then David began to praise and exalt the Lord. When was the last time did u praise your God? When last did you sing songs among the people?
You may be going through a natural , self made or situation disaster, give God thanks, exalt his name and thank him for providing a refuge so that you can be protected till the disaster past.
Tuesday April 1st, 2014
“Cast your Cares”
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
The Lord will uphold the righteous. We all have cares and concerns. God knows them and he offer us the opportunity to bring them to him. Peter tells us” Casting all your cares upon him for he cares for you”.
Let leave our burden to the Lord he will never let the righteous fall.
Monday March 31st, 2014
“My Sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of my father’s hand. I and the father are one.”
What a lovely imagery. Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord hears his voice and are obedient to his call.He offers eternal life and divine security. Let the devil rage, let men say or do what ever they want. They can kill your body, they can afflict sickness and diseases upon your flesh, but no, no man, no devil, no demon , powers can snatch you out the Almighty God hand.
Walk in that security and keep trusting your God.
Friday March 28th, to Sunday March 30th, 2014
“God always hear the righteous”
So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.
Many people today, still don;t believe that Jesus was sent by God. Our prayers are offered to God through Jesus Christ alone. For he is seated at the right hand of Majesty making intercession for us. We are so thankful that we have a God who hears us. He is attentive to our prayers, our cries, our needs and concerns.Let us approach his Holy Throne with confidence , gold fear and reverence and ask of him that which we need and not only our needs but the needs of others.
Thursday March 27th, 2014
“If you believe”
Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, ” by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.” Then Jesus said, ” Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
No what how far you sink in your deep situation once you believe that your God is able to deliver you it will happened. Faith is required if one wants to see the glory of the Lord. Don’t look at your situation, focus not on the negative, let not the pain and hurts side track you from God’s ability to do what he said he will do. If you want to see the glory of the Lord…why don’t you praise him lift up your hands and praise him.
Wednesday March 26th, 2014
When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was moved in Spirit and deeply troubled. ” Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see ,Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said ” see how he loved him!” but some of them said, ” Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”
Jesus is touch with our infirmities. He understand our weakness, heart aches and pain. He was fully man and God so he can relate to us. When you are going through situations that sometimes overwhelm you, know that God is there with you, his heart is touch with your grief as the song writer so beautiful capture it. ” When the days are deary the long nights weary I know my Saviour cares.”
Tuesday March 25th, 2014
Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my anxious thoughts: see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the everlasting way.
The believer cannot like those who rise up against their God. Those who are enemies of Christ are our enemy. We have to take a stand for right living and for those principles that are true to God word. As we go along life’s journey it is wise to ask God to search us, since he alone knows the intent of the heart. As we are tested accept the truth about our conditions that will come to light and make changes where necessary in order to preserve our faith, purity, charity and commitment to our God and his work.
Monday March 24th, 2014
“God’s thoughts about us”
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! I can’t even count them; they out number the grain of the sand!And when I wake up in the morning you are still with me!
What a comforting psalms to be assured of God’s loving thoughts concerning us. They are precious and are the basis for his love towards us. He is ever present with us. God watches over us when we sleep and his presence is there when we awake. May we begin this week with renewed hope, comfort and joy, knowing that God is always thinking about us.
Saturday March 22nd, to Sunday March 23rd, 2014
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made”
For thou hast possessed my reins; thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will give praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret and curiously wrought in the lowest part of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
God formed us in our Mother’s womb. Nothing is hid from him. He saw us when we were just an embryo and watch over our every stage of development. The psalmist understood this and as a result offer thanks and praise to God for creating him. We were created perfectly, there was no fault in the way we were made. Let no one called you ugly or demean you, for the creator of the universe God himself made you and in his eyes you are the most precious of his creation.
Wednesday March 19th, 2014 to Friday March 21st,2014
“Run but you cannot hide”
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens you are there; If I make my bed in hell you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hands will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say “surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” Even the darkness will not be dark unto you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
David recognized that God is omnipresent. Man through out the ages have been running from God but where ever we go God is present. What ever your situation may be , God knows, he looks from heaven and behold the good and the bad. He is ever present with his children. Therefore those you delights in evil and in darkness, know that God is light and even the darkness is as light to him. Live in the light, do good, serve God for he is a very present help in all our affairs.
Tuesday March 18th, 2014
“God knows us”
O Lord, you have search me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before the word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
The psalmist recognized that God knows every thing about him. He scrutinize our path our den, he inspect all our ways, he knows our works, ways , words even our thoughts while they are being formed. David said ” such knowledge of God about him is beyond him, he cannot comprehend”. Remember what ever you do, what ever situation you are face with, God knows. So trust him and let him guide you after all he is the all knowing God.
Monday March 17th, 2014
” How can we sing the Lord’s song”
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea we wept, when we remember Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there our captors demanded a song of us. Our tormentors requested a joyful hymn: “Sing us one of those songs of Zion!” But how can we sing the Lord’s songs in a strange land.
As children of God, what burdens drive you? What do you cry or weep over? We must have a passion for something. The world wants to use us conveniently, when they want to invoke God’s presence in an ungodly event they call upon the church. What are singing about? What makes us rejoice? Can you sing the Lord song among the wicked ? The believer should feel strange when mixing with the world and its schemes. This world is not our home. Our attitude must be one of care , love and concern for those who are not serving the Lord, but at no time are we to compromise our godly principles for the dictates of the world and its followers.
Friday March 14th to Sunday March 16th, 2014
“Victory comes from God”
Arise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. Victory comes from you , O Lord. May your blessing rest on your people.
Victory comes from God. The believer needs to know when he must just rest in the safety of knowing that God will strike his enemies. He must be comforted in the fact, that the blessings of the Lord are upon him and one of those blessings is peace.
Thursday March 13th, 2014
“God watches over his children”
I cried unto the Lord and he answered me from his holy mountain. I lay down and slept. I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.
David was on the run from his son Absalom. Even though it appeared that he and his men were outnumbered by the armies of Absalom, he place his trust and committed his life and safety in the hands of the Lord. He slept while on the run. God is our protector. When the night comes no matter what you are going through, sleep, enjoy the sweet sleep that God promise to his children. Be not of afraid of those who surround you to destroy you, the lord watches over you and he will deliver you from their grips. Cried out to him and he will answer, trust him and he will never disappoint you.
Wednesday March 12th, 2014
“Shield Around Me”
O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts my head high.
Sometimes we experience situation that we think that not even God can solved. Even our friends and family are some times of the view that we are beyond God’s help. As believers we must know other wise. We must looked to God for help and encouragement. God is our glory and the one who can lift our heads high even when our situation have us bending low. Trust God everyday.
Tuesday March 11th, 2014
“Encourage to Love”
Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. (The Life Recovery Bible)
When one becomes a part of the family of God, he/she is encouraged to join a local assembly where they can be nurtured, prayed for and get the spiritual help that will foster growth, development and spiritual maturity. The Onassis is on all believers to find ways to help love each other and to support the various needs among the believers.
When this is done the unity of the body will be preserved and fellowship will become and integral part of the believers life.
Monday March 10th, 2014
Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. (The Recovery Bible)
Let us not doubt God’s ability to keep and bring to past those promises he has given to us through his word. He is not a man that he should lie, but is faithful to his word.. Hold on to the blessed hope that you have received and live your life trusting God each day to see you through.
Friday March 07th to Sunday March 09th, 2014
Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.
The believer is transform when he change the way he thinks. Our thoughts determine our actions. When our thoughts are in line with the word of God and are pure , true, lovely and of good report , the transforming process takes place. God wants to transform us into the image of Jesus but this cannot be done if our thoughts are focus on worldly affairs, lust, evil intentions and disobedience.
Thursday March 06th, 2014
“Confirming to the world”
Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. (Life Recovery Bible)
The believer must not pattern their lives, ways and customs after the world systems. We must not love the world neither the deeds and things of the world that are in conflict with the scriptures. Our lives must be patterned after God’s standard.
Tuesday March 04th to Wednesday March 05th, 2014
“Reasonable Service or Spiritual Worship”
Therefore, I urge you , brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and well pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship.(N.I.V)
God wants us to simple give ourselves to him, not to strive by doing plenty works to look holy and righteous, but simply live a holy life, being obedient to his word and daily offering ourselves to him having mortified the flesh so that the spirit will be strong and pure. This is our reasonable service.
Monday March 03rd, 2014
I beseech you therefore,brethren my the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Paul encouraged the believer to offer his body as a sacrifice unto the Lord, holy and acceptable. The Temple sacrifice can longer atone for sins. Christ did it once and for all. Now we must stand daily before him, ministering by offering our selves to God to be used by him for his work and service.
Friday February 28th, 2014
As Jesus walked beside the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the Lake, for they were fishermen. “Come follow me,” Jesus said, “And I will make you fishers of men.” And at once they left their nets and followed him.
Jesus extends the call to all of us today “come follow me”. He was us to fish for me, to see the importance of man being a part of his Kingdom. Will you obey the Saviour’s call to follow Jesus all the days of your life?
Thursday February 27th, 2014
John: 3: 16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
No parent will sacrifice the life of their child for any one. in fact they will protect the life of their children with theirs. God loved us so much that he was willing to give his son who is perfect,blameless and holy to be the sacrifice for man’s redemption.
Praise God for giving us his son.
Wednesday February 26th, 2014
Jesus said to him ” Today salvation has come to your house, because this man, too is a son of Abraham. For the son of man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
Once anyone comes in contact with Jesus he has to change. Zacchaeus , was a tax collector. He cheated the state and the people. But he heard about Jesus and had an interesting encounter with him which change his life for good. Jesus has come to seek men and women who are lost in sin, who are lost in a world of darkness. He is the light, let him shine his light of salvation into your dark world and you will see your way out of your situation. Give Christ a chance.
Wednesday February 19th, 2014
“Life ” Is it fair”
Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills. Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothed themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits. Thy scoff and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven and their tongues take possession of the earth.Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance. They say, ” how can the God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?” This is what the wicked are like- always carefree, they increase in wealth.
As we listen to the news daily, we hear of injustice all over the world. The rich are treated differently from the poor when committing crimes. So much people live in poverty and so much civil war has caused impoverishment. Many will argue where is God in all this. I encourage you to read the entire chapter and remember verse 1. God is good to those who are of a pure heart.
Monday February 17th to Tuesday February 18th, 2014
Jesus answered her” If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I gave him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
No one can come to Jesus and not be satisfied. Christ satisfy our every longing. This water is spiritual. Just as in the natural we need water to live and survive so in the Spiritual we need Christ to live and survive.
Friday February 14th, 2014 to Sunday February 16th, 2014
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay do his life for his friends.”
This is how love is measured. When one is willing to give up all for the other. Christ gave his life for us. He exhibited the highest level of selflessness. As we celebrate love know this , we cannot love if we don’t love God. For love is of God and God is love.
Thursday February 13th, 2014
And he told them “Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.”
This is our duty and mission. We must spread the gospel all over the world. It is not our concern if men believe or don’t believe our message, but once we do our part God will support us for his word will never return onto him void.
May we become a missionary minded people.
Wednesday February 12th, 2014
John:17:18 “The same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world”.
We all have a mission to reconcile men to Christ. Let us not take lightly this wonderful task.
Tuesday February 11th, 2014
2 Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished:
Deliverance always awaits the believer, Jesus is our deliverer. Those who refuses to make Jesus their Lord and Saviour judgement is reserve for you.
Monday February 10th, 2014
“Life & Godliness”
2 Peter 1:3-4
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escape the corruption that is in the world through lust:
God has given to us all that we need to live the christian life. The precious promises are found in the new life in Christ, they are the benefits of living a Holy and blameless life. We can make it with the help of The Holy Spirit.
Friday February 07th, 2014 to Sunday February 09th,2014
“Trust in the Lord”
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in Princes”.
Since man is human and subject to mistakes and limitations, our trust and confidence must be placed in a God who is not human, who cannot lie or err, but is faithful to his word and true to all his promises. God will never disappoint his children.
Let us trust him, not only when things are tough and situations bleak, but let us constantly place our childlike faith and trust in the Living and Eternal God and be well assured that he is faithful to keep that which we have committed unto him.
Thursday February 06th to Friday February 07th, 2014
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.” This is the requirement for Spiritual and National healing and personal cleansing. As the nation paused to celebrate 40 years of Independence there are so many things we can reflect on, many lessons learn and much to be thankful for. It is the believers that God has called upon to help restore healing to the land. The child of God must be humble, he must pray and constantly seek God’s face and turn from living wicked. Then God will hear, forgive sins and bring healing to the land. Let us as God’s children seek him until he rain righteousness upon us.
Wednesday February 05th, 2014
“Light of the World”
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
The solemn words of the Lord. The believer is the light of the world. He/she must not hide the light which they receive when they allow the Light which is Jesus to come into their hearts. Our lives must be lived in such a way that when men see, God will be glorified. Our deeds must be of kindness, love and selflessness.
The world is in darkness they need direction, they will only get it when you and I allow our lights to shine brighter and brighter.
Tuesday February 04th, 2014
“Salt of the Earth”
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses it’s saltiness, how can it be salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. (NIV)
Salt preserves and give flavour. The believer but allow his life to give flavour and to be a preserver of truth, honesty, righteousness, justice and God’s love.
Monday February 03rd, 2014
For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law , you will certainly not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.(NIV)
The Pharisees try to show their righteousness . Jesus wants us to live our Christianity. He wants us to be sincere. Our love must be pure towards him and to all men. Entranced into God’s Kingdom is through Salvation and righteous living.
Let our righteousness surpass those of the religious people we meet daily.
Friday January 31st to Sunday February 2nd, 2014
“The Righteous will always prevail”
“Go at once,” the king commanded Haman. “Get the robe and the horse and do just as you have suggested for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate. Do not neglect anything you have recommended.” So Haman got the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai and led him on the horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him. ” This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!”
Afterward Mordecai returned to the King’s gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief, and told Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, ” Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has statred, is of Jewish Origin, you cannot stand against him- you will surely come to ruin!” while they were still talking to him, the King’s eunuchs arrived and hurried Haman away to banquet Esther had prepared.
Those who try to destroy you and embarrassed you will only do so to their detriment. God is with his children, the righteous will always prevail over those who choose to annihilate them. Haman thought he could have get rid of Mordecai. He allowed his hate and jealously to get in the way of reason and not only did he had to honor Mordecai in public, he also suffered by being hanged on the said gallows he made for Mordecai.
Trust God when you are up against the struggles and praise him for he works with those who praise him. Have a blessed and enjoyable weekend.
Thursday January 30th, 2014
“Flee Youthful Lust”
2 Timothy 2:22-23
Flee also youthful lust: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace with all them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife.
The believer must follow righteousness, faith , charity and peace with all believers and men. May God help us to live the way he wants us to.
Wednesday January 29th, 2014
“Vessels of Honor”
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth: and some to honor and some to dishonor. If any man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the master use and prepared unto every good work.
If any man hold fast to the true gospel and not stray from the truth, he will be a vessel of honor.
What are you today. Are you sanctified and meet for the master use.
Tuesday January 28th, 2014
“The Lord knows them that are his”
Nevertheless the foundation of the Lord standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his: And let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
God’s foundation is solid, it cannot be shaken. Those who trust in him shall never be disappointed. God knows those who belong to him. That is comforting to know. Many people claim to be Christians but their lifestyle is nothing close to what God demands of his children. Let us heed the warning of the Apostle Paul: ” Let those that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity”.
God despise iniquities but he loves people. As Christians let us live the life that he called us to live in holiness, righteousness and truth.
Monday January 27th, 2014
“He Abideth Faithful”
2 Timothy: 2:11-13
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we also shall live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: If we deny him, he also will deny us. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: He cannot deny himself.
Christianity is not an easy way of life. It is about enduring , being discipline. It is a good life . It involves suffering and at times disappointments. It also offer hope. If we suffer we shall reign with him, if we be dead with him, she shall also live with him.
It offers clear instructions as to our future, if we deny him, he will also deny us. Those who choose to turn their backs on God here his solemn warning. God remains faithful he cannot deny himself. He will carry out his promises to us and his warnings. Divine faithfulness is a comfort for those who remain loyal and a solemn warning for those who depart from the Faith. God is faithful to his word.
Friday January 24th to Sunday January 26th, 2014
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempted he any man: But ever man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin:and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
As you enjoy the weekend, pay attention to the solemn words of James ” do not err my brethren”.
Yield not to temptation for yielding is sin.
Thursday January 23rd, 2014
“The Crown of Life”
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall received the crown of life , which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
There are three thing to note. 1. Endure temptation. James is saying that we are bless when we endure, trials and testing.
2. After our period of testing we will receive the Crown of Life, that is our reward.
3. This crown of life is promised to them that love God. Jesus said” if you love me , keep my commandments”. Therefore one cannot love God and not honor or keep his commandments.
The believer is to give thanks in everything and be appreciative of every situation that he is confronted with, knowing that one day the Lord will reward our endurance.
Wednesday January 22nd, 2014
“Outpouring of the Holy Spirit”
And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh;and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also upon your servants and upon you handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.
God wants every believer to experience the fullness of the Spirit. Note that God will not pour out his Spirit on those who constantly live a life that is not pleasing to him. He hates sin and cannot dwell where, sin, evil, unrighteousness dwells. So if you want to experience the outpouring of God’s Spirit on your life, in your church and your country, desist from living an ungodly life and turn to him in righteousness, Holiness and truth.
Tuesday January 21st, 2014
“The Power of the baptism in the Holy Spirit”
Acts: 1: 8
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, in all Judaea, in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth”.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit will bring the personal boldness and power of the Holy Spirit into the believer’s life in order to accomplish mighty works in Christ’s name and to make the believer witness effective.
This baptism is sustained in the believer’s life by prayer, worship in the Spirit, witness and a sanctified life. If you have just been converted, or you have been saved for a while and have not been filled with the Spirit. I urge you to pray and ask God to baptize you with his Holy Spirit.
Monday January 20th, 2014
“The Promise of the Holy Spirit”
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.
The baptism in the Holy Ghost is promised to every believer. Having being born of the Spirit through repentance, the believer should exercise his faith in God and seek to be baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire.
Friday January 17th to Sunday January 19th,2014
Revelation: 2: 4-5
“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen and repent and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly and will remove thy candlestick out of its place, expect thou repent.”
The stern warning of the Lord Jesus Christ. So many people have left their first love but it is never too late to remember, and repent. God is merciful he will forgive.
Wednesday January 15th, 2014 to Thursday January 16th, 2014
“It is finished”
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said,“It is finished”: and he bowed his head and gave up the ghost.
Those were the liberating words for mankind. Christ ultimate sacrifice made it possible for all men regardless of their sins to have forgiveness and access to a new life, lived in righteousness and holiness.
What was finished? The defeat of Satan, cancellation of sin’s power, Salvation from all sins, making of peace between God and man and the establishing of personal access to God.
Satan thought that by putting Christ to death he had obtain his ultimate goal, but thank God for Christ obedience. It brought redemption to mankind. Thank you Lord.
Tuesday January 14th, 2014
Jesus answered and said unto him ” Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.
The new birth cannot be equated with physical birth, for the relationship of God with the believer is a matter of Spirit and not flesh. While the physical tie between and father and son can never be annulled, the father and son relationship which God desires with us is voluntary and not indissoluble during our time here on earth.
Unless you are converted and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour you are not born again and thus cannot see or be a part of God’s Kingdom.
Monday January 13th, 2014
“Freedom to worship”
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciples of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore and took the body of Jesus.
Enshrined in most countries Constitution is the right to assemble. As christian we must not take this right lightly. Our hearts goes out to the thousand who like Joseph have to worship God in secret. living in a country who respect the right to worship one’s God is an honor and a blessing for which we must be thankful daily.
Let us remember all those who continue to die for the sake of Christ and their families in prayer.
Friday January 10th to Sunday January 12th, 2014
“Count your blessings”
The words of this song written by the Rev Johnson Oatman Jr. is so fitting for us as we begin this new year. Let us remember the blessings of 2013 and look forward to God’s continued love, mercy , and countless blessings in 2014. If you know the song sing it or just read it. It will help you to complain less.
The following are the words to the song:
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God hath done! Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your many blessings, see what God hath done. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will keep singing as the days go by. Refrain When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings money cannot buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. Refrain So, amid the conflict whether great or small, Do not be discouraged, God is over all; Count your many blessings, angels will attend, Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.
Thursday January 9th, 2014
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the Land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. I will early destroy all the wicked of the Land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
God eyes is upon the faithful and they will dwell with him. What peace and security God is offering those who are faithful and who walk in a perfect way. Let us endeavour to exhibit the righteous character of God in our lives that his name will be praised and glorified among men. Let us desist from working deceit and stay away from evil.
Wednesday January 8th, 2014
I will sing of mercy and judgement: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A forward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
The psalmist is making some personal vows to the Lord. As believers it is important that we follow his example and walk within our house with a perfect heart. Too many children don’t want to hear about church and God because they observe their parents living one life at home and another in church. They note with disdain the way Christians and church leaders bad mouth each other at home and then smile and greet each other in church; pure hypocrisy.
Let us learn how to behave ourselves wisely in a perfect way.
Tuesday January 7th, 2014
“Stand fast in one Spirit”
Philippians: 1: 27b
That ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.
The believe must endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit. He must not seek to divide or cause any brother or sister to fall. We must stand fast in one Spirit if we are to be build up in faith and grow spiritually.
Monday January 6th ,2014
“Walk Worthy of the Gospel of Christ”
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ; that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. We must conduct our selves in a manner as representative of Christ.Our lives must be the same where ever we are. There must be no double standards. Christ is our example and he lived a pure and righteous life we must strive with the help of the Holy Spirit to live like Christ. Friday January 3rd to Sunday January 5th, 2014
“Walk in Love”
Ephesians: 5: 1-2
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
Walking in love is the responsibility of the believer. We must emulate the Lord Jesus Christ. His entire ministry was centered on loving people. He loved people just the way they are, he disapproved of their sins and wrong choices but never condemn them.
As we begin the new year let us follow his example and love all of humanity in so doing we will fulfill his continued ministry here on earth.
Tuesday December 31st, 2013 to Thursday January 02nd,2014
“Entrance into God’s Kingdom”
For this you know, that no Whore-monger, or unclean person, or covetous man who is an Idolater, hath any inheritance into the Kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the Children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
As we celebrate a new year and remember God’s goodness during the past year. Let us be mindful of the fact that our God is a Holy God and entrance into his Kingdom is for those who choose to live Holy and righteous.
Happy New Year to All.
Monday December 30th, 2013
“Walk in light”
Ephesians: 5:8,11, 13 & 15
For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as Children of Light: But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. As the year comes to an end. Let us as children of God walk in the Light. Our lives must be clearly seen my all men as one that is befitting a child of the King. We must have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them. We cannot be silent or neutral to those things that constitute the works of Darkness and immorality. Our voices must be heard declaring the word of God to all those who choose to go contrary to the principles of the Holy Scripture. May we walk up from our slumber and rise from the dead and receive the light that only Christ can give.
Friday December 20 to Sunday December 29th, 2013
“The Reason for the Season”
Now the birth of Jesus was on this wise: when as his mother Mary was engage to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband being a just man and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on those things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done , that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, “behold a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son and they shall his name Emmanuel , which being interpreted is, God with us”.
Each year we celebrate Christmas, by giving gifts and spending time with our families. Some make sure that the poor and less fortunate among us are looked after. All these are ways that God wants us to continue through out the year.
However the true meaning of Christmas is this.. Jesus came to save his people from their sins. Sin has caused more pain and suffering among men than any other thing. It still remains man’s greatest problem. If you are bound in and by sin let the Christ of Christmas deliver you from its domain, grip and entice.
” And thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”.
Let the Saviour of the World save you from your sins.
Thursday December 19th, 2013
“The unity of the Spirit”
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the Bond of peace.
We cannot keep the unity of the Spirit through human efforts or religious organizations. We keep the unity of the Spirit when we walk worthy of the vocation where with we are called. Spiritual unity is maintain when we walk after the Spirit and remain loyal to the truth and tenants of God’s word.
If you are living and walking in the flesh you cannot keep the Unity of the Spirit.
Wednesday December 18th, 2013
Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ever ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
God is able to do more for us than our imagination can think. Let us not run ahead and help ourselves. Place our cares, concerns, burdens and needs before him and let him do for us what he wants to do. As Jesus taught us ” thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Let God’s will for your life be done here on earth. In order for that to be accomplished you must be led by his Holy Spirit.
Tuesday December 17th, 2013
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Access to God the father is through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. Access means that we can approach the Father with confidence at any time. The Spirit of the Lord help guide us to pray according to the will of the Father.
Let us therefore come boldly before the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace in the time of need.
Thursday December 12th, 2013
“Christ is our Peace”
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were afar off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
No matter what you are going through today find comfort in the fact that Christ is your peace.
Wednesday December 11th, 2013
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
Let us be mindful of the fact that many will choose to abandon their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and return to a life of sin and immorality. They will abandon God Moral standards. Many churches will tolerate anything for the sake of money and numbers. God cannot change and what he dislike 3000 years ago he cannot like now.
Tuesday December 10th,2013
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
The falling away will have two dimension one is the departure from biblical truth ( Theological Apostasy). Many in the last days will reject the original teachings of Christ and the Apostles. They will try to lower the biblical standard for holy living. They will present a gospel that is centered on human desires. needs and self interest.
Be aware of those kind and reject them. Stay connected to the word of God and let it continue to be the manual and standard by which you live.
Monday December 9th, 2013
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
Let us be careful and not think that grace and time is on our side, because the Lord has not yet return. Let each of us examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith and not part of the great falling way. So many people are active in their local assembly thinking that they are going to heaven but they are on the road of destruction.
Live righteously and godly and stay in the faith for soon and very soon the son of man will put in his appearance.
Friday December 06th, to Sunday December 08th, 2013
“Walk in Love”
Ephesians: 5: 1-2
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
Christ sacrifice himself because he loved us. As we enjoy our weekend, let us walk in love and remember Christ’s sacrifice, for the whole world.
Thursday December 05th, 2013
“Exhortation to righteous living”
Let all bitterness and wrath, anger, clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tender hearted , forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Let us as Christians as we celebrate Christ’s birth strive to live right and honorable before God and men.
Wednesday December 04th, 2013
“Grieve Not the Holy Spirit”
Ephesians: 4: 30
And Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby we ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
We grieve the Holy Spirit when we do that which we have been forbidden to do in scripture, we grieve him when we choose to ignore his warnings. We grieve him, when we deny his work( healing, miracles and graces) with in the church.
Let us take the warning of Paul seriously and desist from grieving the Holy Spirit of God.
Monday December 02nd to Tuesday December 03rd, 2013
“Careful what you say”
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Every believer is a minister, we must therefore be careful with our words, guard our tongue and make sure our conversation is worth building up people.
There is a song that says” be careful little tongue what you say, oh be careful little tongue what you say, there’s a father up above looking down in tender love, oh be careful little tongue what you say”.
Thursday November 28th, 2013
“Fathers provoke not your children”
Ephesians: 6: 4
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
It is the solemn obligation of parents to give their children the instruction and correction that belong to a christian upbringing. Parents should be examples of christian life and conduct, caring more for the salvation of their children than their education, professions, ministry in the church or social standing.
In raising their children, parents should show favoritism, encourage as well as correct, punish wrong doing, instruct with patience and dedicate their lives in love to them with a heart of compassion, gentleness, kindness and patience.
As families celebrate Thanksgiving through out the United States may God have mercy on the family.
Wednesday November 27th, 2013
Ephesians: 6: 1-3
Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor they father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth.
The promise of obedience to parents and those in authority is “long life”. Let us a christian live out the principles of the bible. We will only teach and show our children obedience when we as adults obey those who are in authority.
May God help this generation in understanding what true obedience entails. So many children dishonor their parents through poor and selfish decisions,ungodly lifestyle and by their hurtful words. Judgement is already set against those who practice such.. “short life”. The choice is yours.
Tuesday November 26th, 2013
“Rich in Mercy”
Ephesians: 2: 4-5
But God, who is rich in love and mercy, for his great love where with he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) And hath raised us up together and made us to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
The Christian life is a privilege life. Through salvation we were not only delivered from our past life of sin, but we were made to live in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Don’t let any one belittle your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a privilege to know the Lord.
Monday November 25th, 2013
“Be no More Children”
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cumming craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from which the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
The believer must reach a stage in Christ where he is Spiritually mature, he/she must not be unstable or easily deceive by false doctrine of men. To be spiritually mature involves speaking the truth in love. Maintaining the unity of the faith must be based on an active love which seeks to resolve problems and reconcile differences by mutual loyalty and obedience to Christ and his word.
The word of God then must have priority over institutions, traditions and individual people. The word of God is the highest court of appeal for the believer.
Friday November 22nd to Sunday November 24th,2013
“Three Commands: One Blessing”
Proverbs 5: 5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.
As you enjoy your weekend remember that we cannot lean or trust in our own understanding. God will give us direction when we ask. Don’t make plans and then ask God. Consult him, seek his guidance and he certainly will give you the wisdom needed to live in this world.
Have a bless weekend.
Wednesday November 20th, 2013
1 Corinthians: 11:27-28
“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup”.
When we partake of the Lord’s communion in an unworthily manner, we are doing so with an indifferent , self centered and careless spirit, without any intention or desire of departing from known sins and accepting the covenant of grace with all its promises and obligations. The persons who partakes in such manner sins terribly against the Lord and is guilty of crucifying The Lord Jesus Christ afresh. When one is guilty of the body and blood of the Lord , they are held responsible for his death. In light of this, let us examine ourselves, to see if we are in the faith and let us make every effort to deal with the known sins in our lives. May the Holy Spirit help us as we make a conceited effort to change.
Tuesday November 19th, 2013
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, “This cup is the testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me”. For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
The “Cup” represented the blood of Jesus Christ shed on Calvary of the ratification of the new testament (covenant). His blood was shed for the remission of our sins. When one eats the bread and drink the cup he/she is proclaiming and accepting the benefits of The Lord’s death.
Thanks for the blood, the blood of Calvary, thanks for the blood, the blood that set us free.
Monday November 18th, 2013
1 Corinthians: 11:23-25
” For I have received of the Lord, that which I also delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: and when he had given thanks, he break it and said ” Take, eat: this is my body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me”.
Christ body was broken for us, he who knew no sin, took our sins that we might be redeem through his death. When we partake of the Lord’s communion we are remembering the sacrifice he made for us. The pain and shame he went through to purchase our salvation.
May we with gratitude remember the Love, blood and grace of the Lord and the suffering he went through for our sake.
Friday November 13th to Sunday November 17th, 2013
“The people reaction to Stephen’s message”/Stephen beholding the glory of God/ Christ welcoming Stephen
” When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, ” behold I see the heavens opened, and the son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and they cast him out of the city and stoned him, and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God and saying , ” Lord Jesus,received my spirit”. And he kneeled down and cried with a loud voice, ” Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep”.
What a tragedy, instead of repenting , having heard the message, the people allow hate to incite violence which resulted in murder, Stephen was killed for preaching the truth. While they were stoning him God allowed him to see the risen Christ and the glory of heaven, that was an honor , that Christ welcome Stephen into his Kingdom.
But note even in all this as they continued to stoned him, Stephen asked the Lord not to lay this sin against the people. What a man of strong faith, conviction and certainly full of the Holy Ghost.
Are you willing to pay the price, like Stephen are you willing to lay down your life for the cause of Christ.
Wednesday & Thursday November 13 & 14, 2013
Acts: 7: 51
” Ye stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resit the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye”.
We must be aware of our tendency to live as the children of Israel did under the Covenant of old. We can turn from Christ and his word and refuse to heed the voice of the Holy spirit. When this happens we will incur judgement from God. Rather than repenting they were filled with hatred.
May we heed the voice of the Holy Ghost as he speaks through his servants.
Tuesday November 12th, 2013
“ And they were not able to resist the wisdom and spirit by which he spake. Then they suborned men, which said ” we have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God”.
And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes and came and caught him and brought him to the council, and set up false witnesses, which said, ” this man ceaseth not too speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
For we heard him him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us. And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
When we are full of the Holy Ghost, faith and power, men will see us a threat to their evil ways and lifestyle. We think of all the Christians all over the world who are persecuted for their faith and belief in the Living Christ.
He the righteous judge will deliver his children and even though we may face death for his cause he will welcome us into his paradise with open hands.
Stand for what you believe in.