Amazing grace how sweet thou sound that save a wretch like me. I was once lost but now am found, was dead but now I live.// I want more of You Jesus, I want more of You O Lord! I want more of You Jesus, the more I love You, the more I want to love You Jesus more of You.
Father, I stand in awe of You. Thank You for Your goodness towards all that You have made. Thank You for granting us Your peace that stills the storm. Thank You for in Your favour is life. Thank You Father for the Amazing Grace that saved a wretch like me. Thank You Father for ever more in Jesus Name. Praise the Name of the Lord.
Beloved, are thanking God with me this moment, are you appreciating Him for the sustenance and preservation all through the month of January to May. Are Thank Him ahead for the month June with the great and good things tagging along with it? Glory be to God in the highest.
May is finally say goodbye to us today and am glad that it has delivered all that was meant for us this month. However, if there is any area of your life that you trusting God for His manifestation, yours is to keep holding on, keep faith alive for it shall be deliver to you eventually, remember every time is with Him.
Finally today we will be considering the theme of the month together, in summation but not in finality because our God has no end and so are His works also.
Still on grace, we will be asking you this question “where is grace.” I will answer it with what Jesus is saying to us, “you went away in Adam, but you are coming back in Christ. And when you come back you will find the Father hasn’t changed. He is the same Father that He was when you went out, every man to his own way. But when you come back in Jesus Christ you will find Him exactly the same as you left Him – unchanged.
So beloved if you are out of the grace of God, do you know where to look for grace? Turn your eyes upon Jesus, and there is the grace of God flowing free for you- all the grace you need. If you set your teeth against Him, the grace of God might as well not exist for you. And Christ might as well not have died. But if you yield to Him and come home, then all the overwhelming, incomprehensible plentitude of goodness and kindness in the great illimitable reaches of God’s nature are on your side. Even justice is on the side of the returning sinner. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.”(1 Jn 1:9) Don’t make light of this opportunity if you are outside of God’s grace.
Beloved, the Lord saying to you and I to be of good cheers, in spite of that troubles, pains, lack, challenges. For your tribulation He will give you peace. But you must be ready to do what it takes to have peace. Peradventure you have been wanting everything to change so that peace will be inheritance, I believe it is time for you to ask God to show you what and what to change in your own life that will engender peace.
I believe someone need to pray this prayer with me now, “Lord, I have got to have peace, I don’t care what I do to in You, I don’t care what kind of changes I have to make in You. I don’t care how You have to change me and how I have to adapt and adjust to everybody around me. I just have to have peace.
As you make this prayer, I believe you will have peace as you listens to and obey the prompting of Spirit of God. You must learn to do whatever God will be instructing you to do from now on, I see you dominating your world in Jesus Name.
“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
My Lord’s words are true as to the tribulation. I have my share of it beyond all doubt. The flail is not hung up out of the way, nor can I hope that it will be laid aside so long as I lie upon the threshing floor. How can I look to be at home in the enemy’s country, joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? This is not my rest. This is the place of the furnace, and the forge, and the hammer. My experience tallies with my Lord’s words.
I note how He bids me “be of good cheer.” Alas! I am far too apt to be downcast. My spirit soon sinks when I am sorely tried. But I must not give way to this feeling. When my Lord bids me cheer up I must not dare to be cast down.
What is the argument which He uses to encourage me? Why, it is His own victory. He says, “I have overcome the world.” His battle was much more severe than mine. I have not yet resisted unto blood. Why do I despair of overcoming? See, my soul, the enemy has been once overcome. I fight with a beaten foe. O world, Jesus has already vanquished thee; and in me, by His grace, He will overcome thee again. Therefore am I of good cheer, and sing unto my conquering Lord.
Beloved, are you putting on the shoe of peace that comes from the good news so that you will be fully prepared to dominate and resist sin and satan? Beloved, no longer are we going to serve sin for we know that God has chosen us as His servant, therefore we must flee from all appearances of evil. His grace must not be in vain in my life:
“That henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6
Christian, what hast thou to do with sin? Hath it not cost thee enough already? Burnt child, wilt thou play with the fire? What! when thou hast already been between the jaws of the lion, wilt thou step a second time into his den? Hast thou not had enough of the old serpent? Did he not poison all thy veins once, and wilt thou play upon the hole of the asp, and put thy hand upon the cockatrice’s den a second time?
Oh, be not so mad! so foolish! Did sin ever yield thee real pleasure? Didst thou find solid satisfaction in it? If so, go back to thine old drudgery, and wear the chain again, if it delight thee. But inasmuch as sin did never give thee what it promised to bestow, but deluded thee with lies, be not a second time snared by the old fowler—be free, and let the remembrance of thy ancient bondage forbid thee to enter the net again!
It is contrary to the designs of eternal love, which all have an eye to thy purity and holiness; therefore run not counter to the purposes of thy Lord. Another thought should restrain thee from sin. Christians can never sin cheaply; they pay a heavy price for iniquity. Transgression destroys peace of mind, obscures fellowship with Jesus, hinders prayer, brings darkness over the soul; therefore be not the serf and bondman of sin.
There is yet a higher argument: each time you “serve sin” you have “Crucified the Lord afresh, and put Him to an open shame.” Can you bear that thought? Oh! if you have fallen into any special sin during this day, it may be my Master has sent this admonition this day, to bring you back before you have backslidden very far.
Turn thee to Jesus anew; He has not forgotten His love to thee; His grace is still the same. With weeping and repentance, come thou to His footstool, and thou shalt be once more received into His heart; thou shalt be set upon a rock again, and thy goings shall be established.
Did you read that- thou shall be set upon a rock – Jesus again, and thy goings shall be established as we make progress into a new month?
Beloveth, I leave here for now and lets us pray and wait on the Lord for the arrival of June for indeed it is going to be great with Him on our side. Praise the Name of the living Jesus. Finally let this peace He leave with us ever abide with us in Jesus Name. Father, we pray that sweep away our self-righteousness, even any little, ragged traces of self-righteousness that may be left. Save us from ourselves. Let grace abound from Calvary, and teach us not by grace and something else, but by grace alone. May grace abound in us all through our stay here in Jesus Name we pray! Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read Hab 3:2 and so shall it be in Jesus Name!!!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu