How Excellent is Your Name O Lord! 3x how Excellent is Your Name 3x O Lord! I will lift up my voice I will joyful sing not for what You have done but for Who You are, You are song that sing, melody in my song, the reason I sing is to praise Your Name.
Our Father in heaven, hallow be Thy Name. Thank You for this blessed day You have added to us to display Your power again in this part of eternity. We are most gracious to You for upholding and blessing us. Thank You for being God indeed unto us. Precious are You, Father.
Father, we come with our mouth full of praise and thanks in what You done for us in the month of February, we cannot thank You enough. Your Right Hand O! God performed so many miracles, healings, deliverances, and provisions that are too numerous to mention but we cannot withhold our thanks for that will amount to ungratefulness. Thank You and thank You forever and ever.
Beloved, are excited today? When last did you write today’s date on any document? Today seem unique day and it represent different things to different people. It is indeed a special one for many especially those born on this day, who get to celebrate their birthday once every four year. However, for me I see it as an “addition” to be all that God had preserved me to be.
Faithful is our God Who have led us all through the month and brought us thus far. Indeed in blessing He showed up, in healing He was there, in protecting, He is standing sure, in making His Word available, I cannot say enough thank You to my Everlasting Redeemer in Whom it pleased to count me among His servants, blessed be Thy Holy Name forever.
All through the month, we discovered from the teaching that we cannot be saying with our lips that Jesus is Lord while our actions are saying otherwise. We discovered also that obedience to the Word of God naturally positions us to receive His blessings. It was also revealed to that when we wilfully commit sin, we have ourselves condemned and there is no grace or mercy for such an individual. For though God is love, full of mercies and compassion, His Nature of justice is very much alive as His Nature of mercy.
As we rightly pointed out that if after this series of teaching, we are still found doing those things that separates us from the love of God then it will be very disheartening thing to bear.
Coming our way today is a topic that I have been reading for a while and don’t know how to bring it forth.
Beloved, sometime our actions and inactions can lead someone beside us to vow never to come to Christ. I want you to examine yourself and score yourself as you go through it. At the end also, I want you to make a checklist of those things you must be mindful of and to be careful with the way you live so that you will not lead others astray.
Come on with me as we discover the effects of our sins on other brethren, especially those who are young in faith and those that are yet to come to Christ and be careful about the things you do or engage yourself into for you will be accountable before God:
Playing Around With Sin
What happens to our Christian friends when we play around with sin?
Why should we care about how our actions impact others?
- Often our sin deeply hurts our Christian brothers and sisters:
“If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it… ” (1 Corinthians 12:26a)
- We incur the judgment of God if we cause the least among us to stumble:
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6)
Following, are excerpts from a letter I received today from a close friend who is lamenting over the sin of a fallen brother:
“Where my real grief lies is with Sam and his family. Mary and I have been experiencing severe buffeting due to the consequences associated with (Sam’s sin)…
“Dwight, never before have I ever in my life convulsed due to the sin committed by a friend… it made me wretch… How much more so for a pure and holy God…
“Be careful how you walk, Dwight, for the days are full of evil and Satan continues to roam about looking for guys like you and me…
“After seeing Sam’s world come apart in the midst of the absence of accountability to anyone… it serves as a terrifying reminder of just how close we all are (to sinning) at any given time.”
Like it or not, our actions do profoundly affect the lives of those around us.
Not to mention the account to which God will call us, should we by our actions cause others to stumble.
It was commanded of us in several places in the bible to live worthy of the faith we profess that is Jesus Christ. With reference to the letter of Apostle Paul to the Philippians admonished them to live worthy of Christ Who they represent (Phil 1:27) and I believe same is being said to us as well. We cannot be careless of the way we live. We must make ourselves accountable to someone that must always tell us the truth of action and inactions in love.
Beloved, having gone through the month of February with great teachings about and what is expected of us, I will want you to consider the message below and give your answer on whom you truly belong to:
“To whom belongest thou?” 1Samuel 30:13
No neutralities can exist in religion. We are either ranked under the banner of Prince Immanuel, to serve and fight His battles, or we are vassals of the black prince, Satan. “To whom belongest thou?”
Reader, let me assist you in your response. Have you been “born again”? If you have, you belong to Christ, but without the new birth you cannot be His. In whom do you trust? For those who believe in Jesus are the sons of God. Whose work are you doing? You are sure to serve your master, for he whom you serve is thereby owned to be your lord.
What company do you keep? If you belong to Jesus, you will fraternize with those who wear the livery of the cross. “Birds of a feather flock together.” What is your conversation? Is it heavenly or is it earthly? What have you learned of your Master?—for servants learn much from their masters to whom they are apprenticed. If you have served your time with Jesus, it will be said of you, as it was of Peter and John, “They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
We press the question, “To whom belongest thou?” Answer honestly before you give sleep to your eyes. If you are not Christ’s you are in a hard service—Run away from your cruel master! Enter into the service of the Lord of Love, and you shall enjoy a life of blessedness.
If you are Christ’s let me advise you to do four things. You belong to Jesus—obey him; let his word be your law; let His wish be your will. You belong to the Beloved, then love Him; let your heart embrace Him; let your whole soul be filled with Him. You belong to the Son of God, then trust him; rest nowhere but on him. You belong to the King of kings, then be decided for Him.
Thus, without your being branded upon the brow, all will know to whom you belong.
Yes! All will know to whom you truly belong. I am glad to know that you belong to Jesus. Is that whom you believed in?
Beloved, it has been a wonderful time in God’s presence all through the month. My earnest desire is that your decision in Christ will come alive and all the blessings you are entitled to in this month must not elude you but drop in a grand style.
See you in March as God shows us the path to work therein. Love you.
Remain ever blessed in the Lord.