Who have the final say, brethren Jehovah has the final say, over my life, my family, career, ministry; again who has the final say, Jehovah have the final say. He turns my life around; he makes a way where there seems no way, Jehovah has the final say. Come and see my Lord is good; come see my Lord is good; there is nothing He cannot do. Come and see the Lord is good.
Father, thank You for this wonderful moment with You today, let our sweet melodious sound come on high and send down rain, heavy rain of Your blessings and deliverance in the Name of Jesus. Blessed be thy Holy Name for ever.
Beloved, what manner of love that Saviour has bestowed unto us. That we may be called the sons of God (1 John 3:1). We are co-heir with Christ and we will reign with Him forever. Are you ready to reign with Christ? Who is qualified to reign with Him?
Holiness is the nature of God. Does God except us to be holy? How on earth will He ever put such command? How does He wants us to live it out? This and many more question sometime goes on in our mind searching for answers. We also seek out answers from other resources like books, tapes, internet to mention just a few.
Can a man be blameless before God? Let find out in the message below:
There was a man in the country of Uz named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity, who feared God and turned away from evil.—Job 1:1
There is a tremendous sense of freedom in living a blameless life. Job was blameless. Neither Satan nor any person could accuse him of wrongdoing. Even through the most rigorous tests, Job remained above reproach.
The apostle Paul said he diligently sought to relate to others in such a way that he would never regret his actions (Acts 24:16). This desire should be ours as well. The Book of Revelation indicates that those in heaven will be blameless (Rev. 14:5). This condition does not mean they never sinned on earth, but that God forgave their sins and granted them His righteousness.
Blameless does not mean perfect. It means that in every situation you do the correct thing. If you sin against someone, you confess your sin and ask for forgiveness. If you sin against God, you repent and begin to obey Him (Prov. 28:13). Often the way you handle your sin is as important as the sin itself. When you become aware of your transgression, seek to be blameless in the way you deal with it. If you attempt to conceal your sin, deny it, justify it, or blame others for it, you make the original offense much worse.
Have you been blameless in your dealings with God and others? When you have failed to treat people as you should, have you responded with integrity as you reconciled with them? If you are to be blameless, you must do everything in your power to correct any wrongdoing and reconcile any broken relationship. There is a profound sense of peace for the one whose way is blameless!
Beloved, notice you one thing in the passage we just read? It said that a blameless person does not means that he has no sin or wrong. But as soon as he discovers the wrong, he will repent of it as unto God or restitute as unto man.
Is there anything you are regretting at this moment? May be someone made you to lose so much in a transaction, life experiences, in a relationship. It is hurting so bad that you refuse to forgive such a person or ever let go.
Hear me child of God, move on in life. Forgive, we learnt last week is an ultimate life saver. You cannot continue to live in the past. You have stand long on this mountain and the Lord is saying is time to move forward. Accept it and let go. I assure you that as soon as you can drop that weight and burden off your shoulder, the Lord will surprise you.
In situation such as this, bitterness is eminent but how can we escape from the danger of unforgiveness, temperament, and payback day. I will suggest you let go and God. I have lost so much obeying God. But I don’t have alternative than to do the right no matter the cost. Truth is expensive but you just have to do it right.
We have an experience recently that proved to me that the just shall live by faith. More so, that God vindicate the righteous. My daughter participated in the last common entrance examination into the secondary school conducted by the federal government. My first son took this same exam two years ago, came out the first top from his school, we were very hopeful that he will make it to the school of choice only to hear later that he was not taken due to quota system. As painful as it may be, we have to let go, even when those who are far below his scores were given admission on quota system. I felt sad and disappointed in the government and the educational system.
So during my daughter’s turn, we were advise to change her state of origin so as facilitate her chances of consideration, I told myself that will be the last thing that will come to my mind not to talk of implementing same. We did the right, remind her often that if she must come out with flying colour, she must study. We also reminded her to study to be independent and never ask question in the examination hall and top most, we constantly remind God of His covenant with the children of His servants. The result came out, she was second top most in her school but yet another interview to attempt, with no clear criteria. At the end of it all, brethren, her name came out on the merit list. Praise God.
The testimony is that all those who changed their state of origin to increased their chances of their ward being taken are likely to lose their “admission” (except again, the corruption that have eaten deep into the fabric of our society) since the concerned state refuse to issue them certificate of state of origin. What a corrupt system we are running. What are we teaching those children? It then becomes a voracious cycle. Truth is expensive no doubt but it pays to stand on the right all the time. He is able to give you much more than that. Here is a classic example of one who allowed God to be truly God. God showed up:
“And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.” 2Chron. 25:9
If you have made a mistake, bear the loss of it; but do not act contrary to the will of the Lord. The Lord can give you much more than you are likely to lose; and if He does not, will you begin bargaining and chaffering with God? The king of Judah has hired an army from idolatrous Israel, and he was commanded to send home the fighting men because the Lord was not with them.
He was willing to send away the host, only he grudged paying the hundred talents for nothing. Oh for shame! If the Lord will give the victory without the hirelings, surely it was a good bargain to pay their wages and to be rid of them.
Be willing to lose money for conscience’ sake, for peace’s sake, for Christ’s sake. Rest assured that losses for the Lord are not losses. Even in this life they are more than recompensed: in some cases the Lord prevents any loss from happening. As to our immortal life, what we lose for Jesus is invested in Heaven. Fret not at apparent disaster but listen to the whisper, “The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.”
Beloved, I don’t know what you have lost before now that is weighing you down, you are so embittered about, never wanting to forgive. Will you let God to take over, He will give you much more than that. Walk in love and in the newness that can only be found in Christ. You will healed, both your land and water will be blessed (Jn 10:17; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 Cor 8:3; Col 2:10).
I was once cut up in this evil web, I refuse to let go, but thank God for God, His faithfulness endureth for ever. He helped me when I keep telling him to help me, because I was hurting. The Lord healed me, part of this testimony that I shared with you is one of the many package of letting go and trusting God. He told me that He will do some marvelous things in my life. He assured me that He will make my life beautiful again but first I must obey Him; and I did. Much more He will still do for me.
Peradventure as you are reading this piece, your spirit is telling you same thing. Obey God and you will have surprise packages deliver to you. The Lord will healed your hurting. Whatever you have lost on the course of obeying God, He will replenish for you. Don’t forget everything belongs to Him alone and to Him be all the glory forever more.
Above all, let us live a blameless life fitting for a child of God, and the Lord will honour you according to His Word. (1 Pet 1:16; 1 Pet 2:9; Rev 3:11-12; 21:27).
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu