Jesus what a Wonder You Are. You are so Precious, so Good and so K-i-n-d. You Who shines (Who shines) like a bright morning star (like a bright morning star). Jesus, Lord Jesus, what a Wonder You are. // Blessed be Thy Name of the Lord, He is worthy to be praise and adore, Lord we lift our Holy hands in one accord, singing blessed be Thy Name x2 of the Lord.
Our Father in heaven, we lift our eyes unto Thee, You’re dressed in Royal Majesty. We exalt You, we bless Your Holy Name, we are adore You forever and ever Amen! Thank You for saving us from all dangers, Thank You for the provisions and Your loving-kindness all around Your children, blessed by Thy Name for ever and ever.
Dear Beloveth, is good to praise and worship the One Who is and is yet to come. It is also good to acknowledge God in all that you do and plan to do because He is the One that establishes our thoughts. Praise God.
In Phil 4:7, the Word of the Lord said “and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. But before these verse can you read verse 6? What is it talking about?
It said, “be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.”
And that is what we are going to do right away. To pray to our God Who is our present help at all times. Instead of fretting on any issues of life, we should take it to God, our Father, our Helper.
Before we get going, I just want to briefly share an encounter with you that happened this morning to confer to you that Prayer works and our God indeed is “our present help.”
While bathing my second son this morning, the cloud was dark and he and his siblings were discussing about the dark cloud, while all these were going on, I did not utter a word and my son notice it and said “mum of all what we saying you aren’t worried one bit,” and I replied “worried about what?
He said “about the fact that it might start raining any moment from now and I replied him “of what use will that be if I should start worrying about the rain that is about to fall, however I added even if it is going to rain, I believe that when you will be fully ready to go to school it will stop raining and that ended the discussion ofcourse I had also finished bathing him.
And that was exactly what happened by the time they were ready to leave the house, the rain not only stop but the cloud was so bright.
Why am I sharing this you, after I reassured my son that the rain will stop before they will be ready to go to school this morning, on getting to my room, I offered prayer to God to stop the rain before the children are ready to go and God honoured my prayer. Now imagine what would have happen if I was panicked the way they were and got myself worked up and worrying over the rainfall.
So it is in some of the things that happens around us, we get irritated over nothing and sometimes things though physically we don’t have control over then but spiritually our Father can handle it on our behalf.
Oftentimes, the things we fear most never get to happen, why getting yourself in that corner? So let us learn to apply this very portion of the Word in our life and situation, tell you the truth it works.
“Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication … let your request be made known unto God.”
Let us go into today’s teaching:
“A very present help.” Psalm 46:1
Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell Him all thy grief? Has He not a sympathizing heart, and can He not comfort and relieve thee? No, thou art going about to all thy friends, save thy best Friend, and telling thy tale everywhere except into the bosom of thy Lord.
Art thou burdened with this day’s sins? Here is a fountain filled with blood: use it, saint, use it. Has a sense of guilt returned upon thee? The pardoning grace of Jesus may be proved again and again. Come to Him at once for cleansing.
Dost thou deplore thy weakness? He is thy strength: why not lean upon Him? Dost thou feel naked? Come hither, soul; put on the robe of Jesus’ righteousness. Stand not looking at it, but wear it. Strip off thine own righteousness, and thine own fears too: put on the fair white linen, for it was meant to wear.
Dost thou feel thyself sick? Pull the night-bell of prayer, and call up the Beloved Physician! He will give the cordial that will revive thee. Thou art poor, but then thou hast “a kinsman, a mighty man of wealth.” What! wilt thou not go to Him, and ask Him to give thee of His abundance, when He has given thee this promise, that thou shalt be joint heir with Him, and has made over all that He is and all that He has to be thine?
There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for His people to make a show-thing of Him, and not to use Him. He loves to be employed by us. The more burdens we put on His shoulders, the more precious will He be to us.
“Let us be simple with Him, then,
Not backward, stiff, or cold,
As though our Bethlehem could be
What Sinai was of old.”
Did you read that “He loves to be employed by us, to be use by us and not to make a show of Him.” See the next instruction to you, “do you dare to open the door for him to come in.”
I sensed in my Spirit that this is not referring to being “born again”. Beloved, where do you need His touch? Which area of your life do you want Him to touch or put in another way, which area of your live is a “Touch Not”? That is where Jesus is knocking at this moment, if you let Him in, you will be free from its torment forever:
“If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.” Revelation 3:20
What is your desire today? Is it set upon heavenly things? Do you long to enjoy the high doctrine of eternal love? Do you desire liberty in very close communion with God? Do you aspire to know the heights, and depths, and lengths, and breadths?
Then you must draw ear to Jesus; you must get a clear sight of Him in His preciousness and completeness: you must view Him in His work, in His offices, in His person. He who understands Christ, receives an anointing from the Holy One, by which He knows all things. Christ is the great master-key of all the chambers of God: there is no treasure-house of God which will not open and yield up all its wealth to the soul that lives near to Jesus.
Are you saying, “O that He would dwell in my bosom”? “Would that He would make my heart His dwelling-place for ever”? Open the door, beloved, and He will come into your souls. He has long been knocking, and all with this object, that He may sup with you, and you with Him. He sups with you because you find the house or the heart, and you with Him because He brings the provision. He could not sup with you if it were not in your heart, you finding the house; nor could you sup with Him, for you have a bare cupboard, if He did not bring provision with Him.
Fling wide, then, the portals of your soul. He will come with that love which you long to feel; He will come with that joy into which you cannot work your poor depressed spirit; He will bring the peace which now you have not; He will come with His flagons of wine and sweet apples of love, and cheer you till you have no other sickness but that of “love o’erpowering, love divine.”
Only open the door to Him, drive out His enemies, give Him the keys of your heart, and He will dwell there for ever. Oh, wondrous love, that brings such a guest to dwell in such a heart!
Open that portion where you need Jesus to come in and you are settle for ever. Never give up on Him, believe Jesus and He will be your present help all the way.
Pray and receive answers to all you will ask from today. God answers prayer; yours will not be an exception.
Today is an acceptable day, let the Prince of Peace into Your heart and see His glory shinning all around you.
Remain blessed in the Lord.