Sunday, January 28, 2018

“THE FOCUSED SELF-SERVING LIFESTYLE OF CONCENTRATED ON ONESELF’S DESIRES” 28-1-18


“According to (2 Timothy 1:3-7 GNT)  “I give thanks to God, whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did.  I thank Him as I remember you always in my prayers night and day.  I remember your tears, and I want to see you very much, so that I may be filled with joy.  I remember the sincere faith you have, the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had.  I am sure that you have it also.  For this reason I remind you to keep alive the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you.  For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead His Spirit fills us with power, love and self-control.”
This Scripture indicates the right Spirit of God within us, will lead us and prompt us to have a right standing with God at all times of joy, and love, and gratitude in the things we already have, and not the things that we seek at times, to make us happy.  A spirit of fear lurks around to bring a timidity (frightened, and faint-hearted, cowardly) expression on life with a powerless lack of self-control.  These aspects can thwart (hinder and frustrate) a person’s joy in the things one already has, for always wanting more, and never being satisfied, but rather frustrated, wanting more items, or people that will make them happy.  Jesus warned us in (Matthew 16:1-4 GNT) “Some Pharisees and Sadducees who came to Jesus wanted to trap Him, so they asked Him to perform a miracle for them, to show that God approved of Him.  But Jesus answered, “When the sun is setting, you say, “We are going to have fine weather, because the sky is red.”  And early in the morning you say, “It is going to rain, because the sky is red and dark.”  You can predict the weather by looking at the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs concerning these times!  How evil and godless are the people of this day!  No!  The only miracle you will be given is the miracle of Jonah!”  Jesus had performed many miracles, but yet it wasn’t enough to satisfy those who would not acknowledge them, except for the miracle of Jonah, that Jesus would ultimately give all the world to witness, that of His death on the cross, and three days later His resurrection from the dead to life.  Ingratitude for the things we already possess, will bring a lack of self-control, and missing out on enjoying the things God has already placed into our possession – our life is a miracle, and His gift of faith within us is another miracle, the family we are a part of is another miracle, and lastly but not least, the unfathomable love and forgiveness of the Lord Jesus when we turn away from Him, seeking our joy in things, rather than holding dear to us what we already possess with a grateful heart of thanksgiving and praises to the one and only Provider of our joy and life needs – Jesus!
If by any chance, you have been caught up in timidity or lack of self-control, and are seeking to be happy and have a mindful approach of wanting to be grateful and wanting to be satisfied, here is a prayer, where Jesus can sustain our every desire, and to our joy the things He has already miraculously given us –
*”Lord Jesus, to you I give my thanks for all the miracles of your provisions in my life.  I am grateful for the joy you sustain me with in seeing through your eyes of love and a grateful heart to acknowledge what is already mine from you.  I am deeply sorry Jesus for all the times I’ve missed it, wanting more to make me happy and not exercising the gift of self-control in making decisions and choices for my life, which has drawn me apart from being confident and empowered by the Holy Spirit to discern what my needs really are, and just wanted what I thought would make me happy.  I have sinned against you Lord Jesus, and I now lay at the foot of your cross, all the wonderments of your love through the miracles you have already given me, which I have forsaken and forgotten, and wanted more of what I believed would make me happy and fill my life with joy.  I now draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lot, and I let go and let God on them all.
I ask you Lord Jesus to fulfil in me your every desire to bless me with your miracles, as it is written in (Psalm 116:7 GNT) “Be confident, my heart, because the Lord has been good to me.”

Monday, January 1, 2018

“PRAISE BE TO GOD FOR OUR PLUSES & NOT OUR LOSSES” 1-1-18


“According to the Scripture of (Matthew 18:23-35 NKJV) we have a perfect mandate how to count our pluses and not our losses, through our forgiveness of those who have planned and undermined us in any ways to get us into troubles or heartbreaking times – “Therefore the kingdom of God is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents.  But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.  The servant fell down before him, saying, “Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.”  Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.  But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, “Pay me what you owe me!”  So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you all!”  And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.  So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.  Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, “You wicked servant!  I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.  Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?”  And his master was angry, and delivered him to the servants until he should pay all that was due to him.  “So my heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from the heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” 
This stern warning by Jesus is for our good life counting our pluses and not regarding our losses, through bad-mouthing anyone who has wronged us in any way, but to forgive them and letting go of them and letting God on them all.  This is the only way God can bless us through our moving forward counting our pluses of blessings through Jesus, who shed His blood on the cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, and likewise setting an example for the way we must conduct ourselves as Jesus was crucified for all our transgressions we can also lay at the foot of the cross all our transgressors’ sins against us, and by the blood of  Jesus be cleansed and purified and resurrected from the past into the beautiful future Jesus acclaimed for us in doing His Father’s will, setting the example of love for everyone who is in our life, without holding any grudges against those of whom we no longer have a communicative relationship.  Forgiving, immediately those whom are near and dear to us.
Here is a prayer for forgiving those of whom we no longer have a relationship with, but we are still feeling the hurt they inflicted upon us.  Harbouring un-forgiveness will only remind us constantly of the unjust treatment served us, for it is time we moved forward and give all our losses to Jesus, and acknowledge HIM with thanksgiving for all the pluses He has made available to us –
*”Almighty God and Father, in Jesus’ name I give you thanks for all the pluses in my life, and I now choose to leave all my losses with you Lord Jesus, and in your precious name Jesus, I can now forgive all my adversaries of the losses past of the losses, and lay them all the foot of the cross Lord Jesus, and with humble thanksgiving for your forgiveness of all my sins, I now draw the bloodline of Jesus over all the adversaries, and I let go of them all and I let God on them all, Amen!
So be it Lord Jesus to do it, for God is and God will always provide for me, to disregard the losses by never bringing them up with bad-mouthing anyone, which will be beneficial to me, and give you the honour and the glory Jesus for all the pluses instead!  Amen!”

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

“THE UNSEEN WONDERMENTS OF THE LORD” 5-12-17


“According to (2 Samuel 22:33 GNT), “This God is my strong refuge; He makes my pathway safe.”  It’s true in every aspect of the word.  My pathway is safe because of the wonderments of the Lord’s provisions ahead of me daily, improvising for my losses with His goodness and mercies daily.  God, is always wanting to protect us from harm’s way in directing our paths as we proceed forward, not in our own strength, but in His capacity to be sure footed every step of the way we encounter on life’s challenges daily, to be ever faithful and true to His Word of Truth Jesus stands for in leading and guiding us into His provisions for our good, and never to harm us.
At Christmas time we can see how much change occurs from the daily routines, with people busy shopping for gifts to give one another in exchange during Christmas celebrations, and to put under the tree as a gift from santa.  This was never God’s intention that people had to be stressed to the max about what to choose for gifts at Christmas time, but rather the opposite, to accept His gift of Jesus Christ, His beloved Son, for whom we celebrate Christmas and God’s greatest gift of love, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 ).  This gift of Jesus is free for all to receive Him as our Saviour in all of life’s strategies, to uphold the peace within our heart and soul and mind to, “Have reverence for God, and obey His commands, because this is all that we were created for.  God is going to judge everything we do whether good or bad, even things done in secret.” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14 GNT).
God does not want us to perish ever from His good will through Jesus to us, to testify of His love in all our display of character, especially at Christmas time when everything is hectic and the rush and bustle is everywhere to be seen, with more traffic about, more shoppers in the malls, and people carrying their goods in trolleys back to their cars to take home for the festive season of Christmas.  Have a look at their faces-- is gladness apparent—or is stress and anxiety obvious in their demeanour?  Jesus came that we might have a life of joy and peace remembering Him always, but especially at Christmas time, for Jesus is the reason for the season, and we should heed what the angels sang announcing Jesus’ birth to the shepherds in the fields in (Luke 2:14 NKJV) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men!”  Peace and good will is our gift to each other, displaying God’s love for us and the free gift of good will to men, and women and children alike, persevering with great patience at Christmas in all that we say and do, never complaining, but cheerfully giving of our peace and good will and courteousness to others to share the love of God especially now with the forthcoming Christmas day approaching with, “the unseen wonderments of the Lord,” providing for all our needs without any anxiety or stress on our part, but to trust Him with all our plans for a super special Christmas day honouring God’s greatest gift to us, Jesus the Lord, and second to none.
One more aspect of Christmas is the commercialism of this time, to buy and pay later.  This is offensive to God because Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time, and not a worrying time for after Christmas day in how to pay for the items bought to satisfy our ambitious giving to receive appraisal.  God wants us to be happy—not stressed out, so if you would like help in this area, please pray for, the unseen wonderments of the Lord, to guide and provide for what we can truly afford to give monetarily with joy, and not over spending our capacity:
*”Lord Jesus, I come to you now with thanksgiving and praise for becoming your Father’s greatest gift to me.  I need you Jesus more and more in my life at this particular time of Christmas.  Help me by your grace through the Holy Spirit Jesus, to remain peaceful at all times with a sound mind to not give in to the commercialism of this season, but to be a joyous giver in my spending adequately for the gifts and Christmas day celebration provisions in my budget capacity.
I thank you Lord Jesus, that you are the focus for me at this time and especially beyond, that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”  According to (Philippians 4:13), to remain constant and stable in my purchases of goods within my budget capacity, debt free for the coming New Year, where I will trust in the unseen wonderments of the Lord who, “is my strong refuge; He makes my pathway safe,” Amen!”
“Have a happy and joyous New Year!”

 

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“LABOURING IN VAIN WITH CONSTANT FEAR AND RESENTMENT & LYING TO ONESELF” 8-11-17

“(1 Corinthians 15:57-58 AMP), “But thanks be to God who gives us the victory (as conquerors) through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work  of the Lord (always doing your best and doing more than needed), being continually aware that your labour (even to the point of exhaustion) in the Lord is not futile nor wasted (it is never without purpose.”

*“God forgive all my sins for the sake of Jesus.   I have sinned in labouring in vain with constant fear and resentment, and lying to myself for the positioning of myself in areas which you did not provide for me, where I laboured for my own gain, my own popularity in appeasing others, in lying to myself that all was fine and good for me.  I have succeeded to remove your plans for me Lord Jesus, in replacing them with my ambitiousness and planning what I believed would be to my success in all the avenues for my life’s pursuit to be successful in the fields I worked in, and building my house on vanity and pride, whereby it was a constant battle with fear and resentment to remain afloat.  I have gone astray from your ways Lord Jesus, and found myself indebted to many people for what they could provide for me to gain access into my life to suck me dry of all empowerment in making right and honourable choices which would last in the prosperity gain I expected, being fully incapacitated to their whims of appeasement in a life of demise and pitiful returns.
 
I am deeply sorry Jesus for my futile attempts without you in my life, to be the person and live the life I thought would make me happy, but I lied to myself, for everyday was a battle that I lost with trying to keep up the charade of prosperity in my life, when the reality was that through my lifestyle of labouring in vain with constant fear and resentment and lying to myself, I was never happy for what I did, or had, because it was not from you Jesus.  I have successfully manipulated others into giving me what I thought would make me happy, but alas it was a constant battle to appease those who submitted to my will in placing my agendas for life as my priority.
 
Lord Jesus I now stand before you in repentance and the full understanding of my erring in your sight, and I place all of my faults and sins through the lifestyle I believed would make me happy, living and labouring with constant fear and resentment and lying to myself, was all in vain, and I cast it all onto you Lord Jesus, that I might be cleansed of it all once and for all time, for good, with the washing of your precious blood Jesus, that I might receive in its place your plans for my good always, in subjecting myself and my life into your hands, as the Scripture declares in (Jeremiah 29:11 GNT) “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity, and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.”  This I trust will happen now through you Jesus, Lord and Saviour of my life, and may the Holy Spirit fill me up with your abundance of grace to, “be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord,” for I am now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, and my life belongs to Jesus now and forever, Amen!  I now draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lots, Amen!  For God is and God will provide!  Amen!”

Sunday, November 5, 2017

“SELF-JUSTIFICATION IS AN ABOMINATION IN GOD’S SIGHT” 5-11-17

“We are told by Jesus the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in (Luke 18:14 GNT), how it is easy to justify oneself without recognizing it.  “Jesus also told this parable to people who were sure of their own goodness and despised everybody else. “Once there were two men who went up to the Temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood apart by himself and prayed, ‘I thank you, God, that I am not greedy, dishonest, or an adulterer, like everybody else.  I thank you that I am not like that tax collector over there.  I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of all my income.  But the tax collector stood some distance away and would not even raise his face to heaven but beat on his breast and said, God, have pity on me, a sinner!’  I tell you,” said Jesus, “the tax collector, and not the Pharisee, was in the right with God when he went home.  For those who make themselves great will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be made great.”

What a powerful testimony of his faith we read about the tax collector.  Jesus gave this parable to give us insight of His power over all, and not man’s power over all, for God is all -knowing, omnipotent and omniscient, where He knows us and our true nature before we utter one word in our defence.  Just like the original sin committed in the Garden of Eden, in (Genesis 3:12-13 GNT), the role of self-justification came into play from Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God’s command, not to eat from the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad, in (Genesis 2:16-17), “You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad.  You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do, you will die the same day.”  This dying God informs us about, is called sin, for before they committed the sin of disobedience, Adam and Eve were in harmony with God their creator, but once the disobedience came into their lives, it altered them from the good they had known, into the bad traits of self-justification mode as a self-defence mechanism.  This is the origin of self-justification we first read about in God’s Word the Bible, and it is a clear indication how God is certainly not pleased with our self-defence mechanisms when we pray to Him for forgiveness of any sins we may have encountered in our daily journey of life, for God is a compassionate and loving Father, who sent His own beloved Son Jesus to pay for all our sins firsthand, and we don’t need to justify ourselves whatsoever, but just repent of all our sins with a grateful heart of the availability of Jesus’ blood shed at Calvary, which can wash away all our sins when we pray with a penitent heart just like the tax collector who praised God with his simple prayer of acknowledgement of his wrong doing and humbling himself before the Supreme God of the universe.  Jesus is our only defence, and He alone can forgive our sins, so let’s be humble like that tax collector who heartily acknowledged he was a sinner, and prayed for God’s forgiveness:
*”Lord Jesus we thank you for the parables you have given us in your Word the Bible, that we might display all your qualities of good in our lives, and that when we sin you are there always ready to forgive us and restore the good back to us.
Lord Jesus we have no need for self-justification or self-defence on our own part, for you conquered sin and death on the cross at Calvary with the shedding of your blood for all our sins once and for all, and on the third day you rose from the dead, and you are now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven interceding on our behalf when we repent you are our defence and our righteousness.  Lord Jesus, we now lay at your feet in repentance, all of our sins of self-justification and self-defence, which have furthered our sins to pride, for which we are truly sorry. 
 
Help us by your grace Lord Jesus to remember that you are Sovereign, and all we need to do is truly repent with a penitent heart for all our sins, and you will forgive us.
 
Help us Jesus to be free once and for all from the sins of pride through self-justification and self-defence, by washing us clean now with your precious blood Jesus, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness to now be right standing with you, by your grace through the Holy Spirit to enter us now with the confidence in you alone Jesus, for the joy of the Lord is our strength and our salvation daily to continue in our life’s journey with the hope of good and not bad.
 
In Jesus’ name we pray Father God to you in thanksgiving for what Jesus did on the cross at Calvary for us, with the truth of your Word, that “God is and God will provide,” and we thank you now to draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lots, Amen!”

 
 

 
 
 




 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

“WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM LIFE IN GOD’S SERVICE OF OUR FAITHFULNESS?” 4-11-17

"The Bible tells us clearly how God would have us exercise our faithfulness and to trust Him to be with us through any such hardships, even when nothing seems to be going the way we thought it would, we need to be confident it will happen as we know God has told us.
“The sower and the soils” is the parable Jesus told of the various types of stages people can miss out on their salvation, which is written in (Matthew 13; Mark 4 ; Luke 8), “A farmer set off to sow some seed on his land.  He threw it in huge sweeps, and as he did so, some fell onto the well-trodden path on which he was walking.  Almost as soon as the seed bounced on the hard ground, hungry birds swooped down and ate it.
Other seed fell on rocky patches with just a thin covering of soil.  The plants grew quickly at first, but soon shrivelled up, because their short roots could not find enough water to protect them from the scorching sun.
Some seeds landed among thorns that choked the young plants.
Others however, fell on rich soil and gave rise to thirty, sixty or a hundred times the crop.”
“Jesus concluded, “Whoever hears my words, let them hear with understanding.”
“Master,” His disciples then asked Him, “what does this parable mean?”
“Jesus replied, “The seed that was sown along the path is like a person who listens to the message of the Kingdom of God, but does not understand it.  The devil comes and plucks away what has been sown in that person’s heart.
The seed that landed on the rocky soil is like someone who gladly listens to the message and is full of joy.  But without any roots it is impossible to last.  As soon as any form of difficulty or trouble comes, all enthusiasm is lost and the person falls away.
The seed that fell among the thorns is like the person who hears the Word, but is suffocated by the worries and concerns of this life and is unable to produce any fruit.
Lastly, the seed that fell on productive soil is like the person who hears and understands the message.  That person then produces a crop thirty, sixty or a hundred times what was originally sown.”
This account Jesus’ gives, is to awaken our understanding that, it is by faith alone that we are saved, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, nor of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV).  This then is how we should live in faith at all times, even when nothing is going the way we thought things would be for us now, we must keep our faith fully immersed in Jesus, and not our circumstances, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16), and that’s where our faith lies alone, and never on our standards due to the circumstances which may arise to entrap us to give up our faith and our salvation here now, and through to eternity with Jesus who is our faith in all things made possible to us when nothing seems to be working out as we believed would happen.”

Monday, October 2, 2017

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAME IN THE WORLD IS JESUS!” 2-10-17

“(Hebrews 12:2 NKJV) “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  What this all means is this: Jesus took upon Himself all the shame and despise that we have carried through misadventures of ours, that we did not know any better, and where sin invaded our camps undetected.  Jesus was disliked by those in authority who despised and shamed Him in front of the multitude of Jews who at first followed Jesus, wanting to be close by Him and to receive the benefits He could give them, but denied Him when they found out He was not going to rebel against the authority of the Romans in their town of Jerusalem.  People may follow Jesus for a short time when things are good, but when things don’t turn out as they would have thought, they retreat back to their old ways.

We must never turn back to our old ways of living, but, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God,” we too can be sitting in wait for Jesus to complete all His promises to us with joy.  We can endure as Jesus endured the cross – which is a symbol of suffering, because He is the finisher of our faith when the completion is set before us of the long awaited miracle before our very eyes.  Jesus is the only way, truth, and life we need to live by, and all else is meaningless without His authority in our lives, for God is and God will provide, when least we expect it, and in the form we could never imagine possible, but He is the Creator of all things, and can do all things for our advantage, and what God gives, God gives for keeps, and where God guides He does provide for, and what God provides, He cares for.  So let’s affirm with faith solely on Jesus to do His part, and we do our part in our life to remain joyful until the end of the matter, by affirming out loud – “I am looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God, as I have with Him in all that I do and say to be mindful that Jesus is my Lord and my Saviour, Amen!”

Sunday, September 3, 2017

“WHAT CAN WE DO TO BECOME MORE AFFECTIVE IN OUR LIVES TO RECEIVE GOD’S BEST FOR US”


“The Bible refers to many ways we can inherit God’s blessings, even the most minute of ways serving Him as described in (Matthew 10:42 NKJV) “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, truly I tell you, he will never lose his rewards.”
Many times when we have done exactly what the Scripture tells us to do, and we’ve not seen any rewards forthcoming, it does not mean that God has forgotten us, but rather that He is going to be forthcoming with our rewards for diligently serving Him at the right season when the reward will matter to our lives most.  In general, we can be sure that God notices everything we do for Him as His followers, just as the disciples did, with a fervent heart towards God, and not our rewards for doing so.
People who do good things because of the need for them, do it out of an unselfish ambition to please God, serving Him in their life fulfilling the needs of family and their job responsibilities with integrity always to serve because that is just simply what is a necessary part of our lives, to serve, and be served by blessing others.  To serve God is a blessing in itself, for when we can serve Him in serving others and fulfilling their needs (even if it is offering someone a cup of water) then we do it to Him, and He acknowledges us in that when we need something (even a cup of cold water offered to us) we can remember that what we have sown we also reap back as a blessing.
Many times alas, people have deserted us after taking advantage of our goodwill and kindness to them, but God has not forgotten those times because we did it to Him as is written in (Matthew 10:42).  So let’s not blame God for the times we did good and were repaid evil from those we helped and served.  God is love, and therefore love covers a multitude of sins (Proverbs 10:12 NKJV) “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.”  This means that we are not to hate anyone for not acknowledging our kindness and generosity to them, but rather forgive them for anything they took advantage of us, and let God deal with them, and may His love fill us up to the brim overflowing with joys immeasurable, that we could, and still can love in His name.
This is a short prayer to bring about His comfort to our “waiting on Him” times to bring about His rewards to us, when others have deserted us:
*”Lord Jesus, I know that you are omnipresent in my life, and I know that Your Word is truth to me.  Help me Jesus to remember that always in those times when I have felt abandoned and rejected for doing your will in my life as is mentioned in (Matthew 10:42) when I have given freely and not received in return anything from those who have used my kindness and generosity for their gain alone, Lord I believe I did them unto you, because the need was required to be filled.  I am truly sorry Jesus for harbouring bad thoughts about those who have deserted me in my time of need, but that’s when I have seen your love and kindness fulfil my every need.  Lord Jesus I love you, and I will serve you in doing good as is needed because that’s what you would do and have done for me.  Help me by your grace Lord Jesus to forgive all who have abandoned me in my time of need, wash and cleanse me of all unrighteousness with your blood shed at Calvary for my sins, and may the Holy Spirit indwell me with the gifts of compassion and understanding  to forgive and forget all my sins and those who have wronged me, because love covers all sins, and I will not keep an account open for them any longer, but I now close off all accounts of my past sins and others’ towards me, with the precious blood of Jesus drawn over the whole lots, Amen, so be it Lord Jesus to do it, for God is and God will provide, Amen!”                                                                                                                  3-9-17

Thursday, August 10, 2017

“GOD IS AND GOD WILL PROVIDE!” 10-8-17


“It is written in (Matthew 7:7 GNT) “Ask, and you will receive, seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  This is the fundamental basis of our faith in God, for even Jesus, during His ministry on earth during the last three years of His life on earth, applied this principle, for His faith was always in His Father’s provision for Him.  Likewise Jesus taught the disciples and His followers to pray to the Father, He taught them that, “Your Father already knows what you need before you ask Him.  This then is how you should pray;
"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever. Amen!" (Matthew 6:8-13 NKJV).
This universal prayer suffices all our needs in life’s most tragic of circumstances, to the joys of the long awaited breakthrough in seeing the fruition of all our awaited prayers before us visible in our lives.  Faith, is believing before we see it, so imagine that which we asked is in God’s hands, and it’s only when God has completed the work to finalizing that event we are waiting for, that He hands it over to us to enjoy.  Nothing is ever half finished by God, for what God gives God gives for keeps, meaning that He has given us what we have so desired in prayer finished and completed to do His will in the given answer to us.  My aim here is to tell you – don’t give up when nothing seems to be happing in the reality while you are waiting – rather believe that each day brings us closer to the prayer request being finalised by God, who will then give us the full and completed work He has done for us.

The Lord’s Prayer above, is sufficient for those times when we are lagging in faith, and it will strengthen us for the long run in all our prayer requests’ fruition.  I affirm this daily, and it soothes me in knowing God is and God will Provide!”                                     

Sunday, July 16, 2017

“OUR DEVOTION TO GOD REQUIRES SACRIFICES” 16-7-17


 “Sacrifices = are anything given up for the sake of others”
(Romans 14:8 NKJV) “For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.  Therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”
(Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your might.”
(1 Peter 4:1-2 NKJV) “Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.”
(2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV) “And He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
“This is the life we are called to live by, to dedicate our lives to Christ Jesus who is the beginning and the end of all our endurance to be the person He created us to be willing to cast all our problems, worries and concerns onto Him, and then He enables us to do the sacrifices which will benefit others firstly, then ourselves, to glorify Him in all our doings and sufferings against doing what our flesh desires, to resist the devil by fleshly words of opposition, into the will of God to “let go of the situation at hand which is causing strife and anger, and unrest, and let God!”
Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will manage all of life’s difficulties for you in a way you could never know or imagine possible, for an outcome for your good and the good of others, by stepping back and sacrificing what we want for what God knows best.  This is hard when faced with ridicule or misbehaviour on the part of others, but if we stand back and “let go of it all and let God” miracles happen when we are silent and allow God!
I know too well this life, and I can vouch that “GOD IS AND GOD WILL PROVIDE” for so many circumstances which were beyond any human reasoning of a way out.  But God knows all things before they happen, and He never allows more to come upon us than what we can handle, so with that confidence, I can believe and trust in Him in all the occasions when I need to sacrifice my words to Him in being silent and not speak negative words which could inflame the situation, but give Him the honour and the glory in trusting Him to defeat the enemy’s attacks, and he will flee from the situation at hand.
Love is unconditional, and we give without wanting anything back but to be loved as well.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16), this is what true love is and requires our love back to God as He has requested in (Deuteronomy 6:5) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
Here is a prayer to enable your confidence to be sound and based on God’s Word, that “God is and God will provide” as Abraham placed his trust in God (Genesis 22:1-14):
*”Lord Jesus, I thank you for the sacrifice you paid for my sins on the cross at Calvary.  I look to you for my strength in the times when I am in a position of not knowing what to do, to remember to cast all of my problems onto you, and not to dwell on them by speaking out negative words of fear and doubt, but to leave and let go of all problems to you, who will bring the outcome to a peaceful and satisfying conclusion.  I am sorry for all the times I have not done this, and took the matter into my hands, which was stressful and hard.  But I have learnt through those past events, that only you Jesus are my resolve to any solutions still outstanding, and I thank you Lord to strengthen me to remain sincere and to sacrifice my silence for your glory and not mine in the awaited event’s finality for the common good in my life and the life of others.  I thank you Lord for giving me your gift of peace which surpasses all understanding, at and during confrontations, to speak only positive words of truth to uphold my faith always in you, to let go of it all, and let God on it all!  Amen!
I am truly sorry for all the times of my doubting you would do what you have said you would do for me, and taken matters into my own hands.  Please wash me with the precious blood you Jesus, shed for me on the cross at Calvary, and renew in me a right spirit through the Holy Spirit’s entering me as (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) declares, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own.  For you were bought at a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”  Thank you Jesus for your love and mercies to me, which are  new every morning, and I devote my life to serving you with the sacrifices I face in my daily living by offering them up to you, for God is and God will provide!  Amen!  So be it Lord Jesus to do it!  And I draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lots.  Amen!”