Who is like unto Thee O Lord who is like unto Thee O Lord. among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness fearful in praising doing wonders Alleluia.// How excellent is Your Name O Lord 2x how Excellent is Thy Name how excellent is Thy Name how excellent is Thy Name O God! 2x

Faithful Father, we bow before the Throne to worship and to exalt Your Holy Name. Thank You Jesus, our Great  Redeemer. We come to honour You. Thank You for saving us. Thank You for delivery us from all unrighteous. Thank You writing my name in the book of life, Thank You for saving the whole world. Thank You we praise Your Name forever and ever.

Beloved, have your name been written in the book of life? any evidence to show that you have been sanctified and redeemed from this fallen world and have been translated into heaven above. Are sanctified by God, in His Son Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit?

Father we Thank You for Your Word is settle forever, no power is able to stop Your plan O Lord! Satan tried in garden but Thank God for the plan of salvation that put him under the feet of the seed of the woman. Glory be to God!!!!!

Hear this dear beloved, the fire shall ever be burning upon the altar, it shall never go out? Can it be said that you doing just that? The fire on your altar is ever glowing and has never gone to ashes now and then?

Beloved, is possible to have ashes in place of fire if one is not careful and consciously putting the oil into fire. It must done deliberately; It must be done consciously too.

The teachings of today will help us not to be sluggish in the place of prayer more especially in our private devotion, even our family altar. Hear what James said in his book chapter 5 :16 “ effectual fervent prayer avileth much.

Beloved, we need watchmen and women in our time than we has in the time of Moses (Exo 17:12). We need dedicated brothers and sisters now that it were in the time Daniel, we need brethren who can stand in gap now more than it were in the house of Mary the mother of John Mark (Acts 12:12).

Where are the brethren who can pray till something happens. Whose prayers can heal the sick? Whose prayers can restore our desolate places, bring down showers of blessing rather hardship in our land. Where are the men and women who tarries until the power of Holy Ghost rests upon them. Praise the Lord,

Beloved the Name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runneth into it and He is blessed. Are you ready to do just as we are instructed to do? (Keep the fire burning).  Are you ready to go the extra mile? (Pray until something happens). Be more studious in your closest and prayerful stand in the gap?

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“The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.” Leviticus 6:13

 

Keep the altar of private prayer burning. This is the very life of all piety. The sanctuary and family altars borrow their fires here, there- fore let this burn well. Secret devotion is the very essence, evidence, and barometer, of vital and experimental religion.

Burn here the fat of your sacrifices. Let your closet seasons be, if possible, regular, frequent, and undisturbed. Effectual prayer availeth much. Have you nothing to pray for? Let us suggest the Church, the ministry, your own soul, your children, your relations, your neighbours, your country, and the cause of God and truth throughout the world.

Let us examine ourselves on this important matter. Do we engage with lukewarmness in private devotion? Is the fire of devotion burning dimly in our hearts? Do the chariot wheels drag heavily? If so, let us be alarmed at this sign of decay. Let us go with weeping, and ask for the Spirit of grace and of supplications.

Let us set apart special seasons for extraordinary prayer. For if this fire should be smothered beneath the ashes of a worldly conformity, it will dim the fire on the family altar, and lessen our influence both in the Church and in the world.

The text will also apply to the altar of the heart. This is a golden altar indeed. God loves to see the hearts of His people glowing towards Himself. Let us give to God our hearts, all blazing with love, and seek His grace, that the fire may never be quenched; for it will not burn if the Lord does not keep it burning.

 Many foes will attempt to extinguish it; but if the unseen hand behind the wall pour thereon the sacred oil, it will blaze higher and higher. Let us use texts of Scripture as fuel for our heart’s fire, they are live coals; let us attend sermons, but above all, let us be much alone with Jesus.

Here is an example of one who did and was blessed, the same blessings await You if You can follow suit:

He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.” Mark 16:9

Jesus “appeared first to Mary Magdalene,” probably not only on account of her great love and persevering seeking, but because, as the context intimates, she had been a special trophy of Christ’s delivering power.

Learn from this, that the greatness of our sin before conversion should not make us imagine that we may not be specially favoured with the very highest grade of fellowship. She was one who had left all to become a constant attendant on the Saviour. He was her first, her chief object. Many who were on Christ’s side did not take up Christ’s cross; she did. She spent her substance in relieving His wants.

If we would see much of Christ, let us serve Him. Tell me who they are that sit oftenest under the banner of His love, and drink deepest draughts from the cup of communion, and I am sure they will be those who give most, who serve best, and who abide closest to the bleeding heart of their dear Lord.

But notice how Christ revealed Himself to this sorrowing one—by a word, “Mary.” It needed but one word in His voice, and at once she knew Him, and her heart owned allegiance by another word, her heart was too full to say more. That one word would naturally be the most fitting for the occasion. It implies obedience. She said, “Master.” There is no state of mind in which this confession of allegiance will be too cold.

No, when your spirit glows most with the heavenly fire, then you will say, “I am Thy servant, Thou hast loosed my bonds.” If you can say, “Master,” if you feel that His will is your will, then you stand in a happy, holy place. He must have said, “Mary,” or else you could not have said, “Rabboni.”

 See, then, from all this, how Christ honours those who honour Him, how love draws our Beloved, how it needs but one word of His to turn our weeping to rejoicing, how His presence makes the heart’s sunshine.

Now is your turn, do likewise. Pray, study, worship, keep the fire burning.

Finally beloved, we will receive answers from above in Jesus Name. by God’s grace our fire will not go down in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.