Everybody look look see what the Lord has done x2. Thank You Lord x2 All to say, is thank You Lord. What shall say unto the Lord; All have to say is thank You Lord. Praising the Lord always x2, Praising the Lord with all our heart, Praising the Lord with all our heart always. Alleluia my Lord is good x3, Yes, He is good to me.
Thank You Lord for all You have done for me us, thank You for the gift of life and strength. Thank You for the breathe and the vitality Lord, we are grateful to You and to You alone. Glory be to You forever.
Dear beloved, how are you doing this day? Glory be to God in the highest. His love never fail and will never fail. In Him is our strength and our refuge. In Him we run in and are secured.
I want to encourage you this day to hold that fast which you has, that no man take away your crown (Rev 3:11). This is important as many temptation will come your way that will struggle with that which you believe in (Jesus Christ). Hear the Word of God coming your way beloved, “hold fast that which thou has…’’
This is so important so that you will not lose your crown. The accusation can come from the quarters where you lest expected it, make sure you on the right path and stick to it. The crown is for overcomers and not for those that drop by the wayside (Rev 21:7). (He who have ears that Him hear what the Spirit is saying).
Hope you had a nice time in His Presence yesterday? I also want to quickly add that “I hope you prayer life is improving daily as you read from us articles tagged towards making our prayer life better and stronger. Our quest to pray must be on increase.
Jesus said “Blessed are those who hungry and thirst for righteousness”. Beloved, what do hunger and thirst after? Check your desires? Is it after the things that are pleasing to God or after the gratification of the flesh?
Alright, we had God saying to us in our text yesterday ‘that He did not ask the seed of Jacob to seek Him in vain’. And today we will be considering the covenant of God on His dearly beloved ones.
His promised to remember His covenant. What are God’s promises to you? Are you are afraid that He might forget? Am here to tell you that He will never forsake you, whatever He has promised you hitherto, be assured He will bring it to pass. Yours is to be sensitive in your Spirit. Know when God is leading you and fellow suit (Deut 4:31; 31:6; 8; Ps 94:14).
For the fact that you met opposition does not mean that God is not in it or with you. Just remind yourself the promises of God. Remind yourself what God said to you in the beginning. Let your two eyes be focus on God alone. You will surely make it in Jesus Name.
He covenant will not fail; He will remember them forever:
“And I will remember My covenant.” Genesis 9:15
Mark the form of the promise. God does not say, “And when ye shall look upon the bow, and ye shall remember My covenant, then I will not destroy the earth,” but it is gloriously put, not upon our memory, which is fickle and frail, but upon God’s memory, which is infinite and immutable. “The bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant.”
Oh! it is not my remembering God, it is God’s remembering me which is the ground of my safety; it is not my laying hold of His covenant, but His covenant’s laying hold on me. Glory be to God! the whole of the bulwarks of salvation are secured by divine power, and even the minor towers, which we may imagine might have been left to man, are guarded by almighty strength.
Even the remembrance of the covenant is not left to our memories, for we might forget, but our Lord cannot forget the saints whom He has graven on the palms of His hands. It is with us as with Israel in Egypt; the blood was upon the lintel and the two side-posts, but the Lord did not say, “When you see the blood I will pass over you,” but “When I see the blood I will pass over you.”
My looking to Jesus brings me joy and peace, but it is God’s looking to Jesus which secures my salvation and that of all His elect, since it is impossible for our God to look at Christ, our bleeding Surety, and then to be angry with us for sins already punished in Him. No, it is not left with us even to be saved by remembering the covenant. There is no linsey-wolsey here—not a single thread of the creature mars the fabric.
It is not of man, neither by man, but of the Lord alone. We should remember the covenant, and we shall do it, through divine grace; but the hinge of our safety does not hang there—it is God’s remembering us, not our remembering Him; and hence the covenant is an everlasting covenant:
“He hath commanded His covenant for ever.” Psalms 111:9
The Lord’s people delight in the covenant itself. It is an unfailing source of consolation to them so often as the Holy Spirit leads them into its banqueting house and waves its banner of love. They delight to contemplate the antiquity of that covenant, remembering that before the day-star knew its place, or planets ran their round, the interests of the saints were made secure in Christ Jesus.
It is peculiarly pleasing to them to remember the sureness of the covenant, while meditating upon “the sure mercies of David.” They delight to celebrate it as “signed, and sealed, and ratified, in all things ordered well.” It often makes their hearts dilate with joy to think of its immutability, as a covenant which neither time nor eternity, life nor death, shall ever be able to violate—a covenant as old as eternity and as everlasting as the Rock of ages.
They rejoice also to feast upon the fulness of this covenant, for they see in it all things provided for them. God is their portion, Christ their companion, the Spirit their Comforter, earth their lodge, and heaven their home. They see in it an inheritance reserved and entailed to every soul possessing an interest in its ancient and eternal deed of gift. Their eyes sparkled when they saw it as a treasure-trove in the Bible; but oh! how their souls were gladdened when they saw in the last will and testament of their divine kinsman, that it was bequeathed to them!
More especially it is the pleasure of God’s people to contemplate the graciousness of this covenant. They see that the law was made void because it was a covenant of works and depended upon merit, but this they perceive to be enduring because grace is the basis, grace the condition, grace the strain, grace the bulwark, grace the foundation, grace the topstone. The covenant is a treasury of wealth, a granary of food, a fountain of life, a store-house of salvation, a charter of peace, and a haven of joy.
Beloved, in our time God have for us a better covenant in ‘Christ Jesus’, Who was made a surety of a better testament; He is able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them (Heb 7:22 ; 25).
Beloved, has your fear been erased? Are you convinced that our God is a covenant keeping God? Do you also believe we are serving a God that answers prayer? We beseech you therefore to keep your faith alive (Rom 1:17). He will remember you and will never forget His promises to you.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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