Friday, May 21, 2010

God's Love and Mercy

ST. JOHN 3:16 KJV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus! He gave us His son Jesus. Can you imagine that for one moment? Anyone who is a parent knows just what an act of mercy that would be! I can remember the anguish I felt as a parent, dropping off my child at preschool for the first time, having to leave her there for the day! I simply cannot imagine how it felt for God to have to watch His precious Son die on that cross, all so that we would not perish but have eternal life! Hallelujah!

What a gift to us! It is something we must never take for granted. Praise be to God the Father in Heaven! His promise is to a thousand generations! Psalm 105:7-8 RSV “He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He is mindful of his covenant for ever, of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations...”

God in His great wisdom knew that the only way for us to be saved would be if He allowed His Son Jesus to die for our sins. Our sins could not go unpunished therefore Jesus bore them in His own body by the many lashings He dutifully received on our behalf. Isaiah 53:4-5 RSV “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried away our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.”

Jesus faithfully and obediently allowed Himself to be delivered up to the authorities like a lamb to the slaughter! All so that we could have life abundantly! All so that we could be free of sicknesses and infirmities. All so that we could have life everlasting! Isaiah 53:7-9 RSV “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.”

Let’s all take a moment to bow our heads in reverence for the Lord God Almighty, who has made it possible for us to live our lives, covered and protected by His unending love, grace and mercy! Amen.

PS Psalm 100:1-5 KJV “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gate with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” AMEN!

All glory for these words as always goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Praise be to God! Amen.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Gift of Enlightenment

Come to Me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest. As you reach out to Me I will give to you the strength that you need to get through any trials you may be undergoing. I will equip you with what is necessary for you for the fulfilment of your hearts desires. I the Lord have spoken.

When you come to Me with your heart open and in all sincerity, you will find a very loving God who will open doors for you in places unknown to you and those around you. You will receive much guidance and all the necessary advancements in order that you may be equipped for each step to take, no matter how small. Sometimes, it is the small steps that carefully prepare the way and help to negotiate you around the many obstacles in your way.

Do not be concerned that you seem to be making little or no headway – it is in these times that you must wait on Me, for these are the times of great preparation around you – preparation that is necessary for the aggrandisement of My plans in you. Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

It is through the trials of your life that you will be given much enlightenment. It is through these trials that you will gain much understanding and insight. This insight can be applied to many other situations that will surround you in the times to come. This is how I equip you and what is referred to as equipping the saints.

Ephesians 4:11-13 AMP “And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, travelling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.”

PS When all these things are given to you, you shall be at a place where security and safety become a normal part of your existence, and nothing by any means shall ever harm you again! Luke 10:19 AMP “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpion, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” Amen.

All glory for these words as always goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sowing Seeds of Righteousness

Love comes to those who have somewhere in the past, given out love or in other words, sown seeds of love. It happens that what we plant, we harvest – what we sow, we reap. So if you want hope – give it to someone else and when you least expect it, hope will be given back to you in full measure. Hosea 10:12 NKJV “Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.”

Tomorrow brings with it much in the way of these things that we have planted before. What you experience today will depend upon what you have dealt out to others. It may be that you are now receiving kindness from someone you’ve known only a short time. This happens as a result of some kindness seeds you have planted in the past. Proverbs 21:21 NKJV “He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness and honor.”

It is only when you come to realise that what you give out will be returned to you in full, that you will be more careful in what you dish out to others. It is through this realisation that much progress will be made in your personal life. For those seeds you planted yesterday, are about to germinate and become either the fulfilment of something desirable or on the other hand not so desirable.

This is very important knowledge to you on your journey. This will help you to achieve either a peaceful existence or one that is wrought with chaos. The good news is, no matter what the situation, it is never too late to start sowing good seeds – seeds that you will enjoy – you can begin sowing seeds of righteousness. Proverbs 11:18-21 “The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward. As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.”

PS If you can make a commitment today to walk in truth, to not slander, criticise or judge others, and to show love, peace and goodwill to those around you, I guarantee that you will begin to reap a harvest of righteousness for which you shall be justified as radiant as the midday sun! Psalm 37:3-6 NKJV “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.” Amen!

All glory as always for these words goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Joy and Peace Everlasting

May the God of all peace guide you and instruct you in all your ways. Peace, love and restoration by yours in Jesus mighty name. Amen! Hallelujah to the King! His ways are above ours and His wisdom is not of this world! These are the days of the fulfilment of His many promises to you! This is the beginning of the end of the evil one! Amen!

I run to the hills and cry out your name, oh mighty one of Israel! It is you Lord, who hears and answers my prayers! For the God of our ancestors is the same and mighty God before us today! He is the way, the truth and the life!

He is the way forward for us to reach potentials in this life that we have never dreamed of! He has given you so much already and He is waiting to give you so much more! He is waiting to give you your destiny – a destiny which He had in mind for you before you were even born! Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Amen.

Sit before the Lord all peoples, and worship Him with all your heart and with all your soul, because He is about to give deliverance to all from the destruction of the powers of darkness! Yes that’s right! He will claim you as His own! His sheep are coming home!

My sheep hear My voice and I am calling them to Me! Wake up all you peoples and hear the voice of the Lord God Almighty! Come to Him and behold His glory! He has given you His life in exchange for your sins! This is the call to you all peoples, for it is not My will for anyone to perish! It is My will for you to have life everlasting, and to enjoy all the many benefits of peace, love, joy and Salvation. It’s yours for the taking – it’s available to all!

John 10:14-16 NKJV “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.” Praise be to God, Amen!

PS Come to me all you who labor and are tired. In Me you will find the strength that you need to traverse these mountains and cliff tops. I will bring you peace and mercy, and joy everlasting for all the days of your life. This is My promise to you! Isaiah 41:10 NKJV “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Amen.

All glory as always goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.