Blessed Redeemer, hallow be Thy Name. Let Thy kingdom and let Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, our daily portion is assured and all our sin wipe away, for the Lord is our strength both now and er.
Thank You Lord for another privilege to stand before You and learn at Your Feet, we do not take it for guaranteed, for Holy is Your Name. Thank You Father; thank You Lord. I praise you forever and ever more.
Come beloved, let us meditate on the person of Christ. He love you and I to reconcile us back to His Father. He died no simply death but a shameful one on the cross of Calvary. In other to show that life and death are in His hand He rose from death according to scripture.
The power that quicken Christ from death, that same power is able to do all things for us. The obedience and the humility of Christ is incomprehensible. Lord make me more like you. help me to fear Thee and be humble just as you. The pride the Lord despises and He will also not consider when He is passing by.
The Lord will give grace and glory to as many as desire of Him according to His Word (Ps 84:11).
Come dear beloved, let us receive of the Lord the consolation that only Christ can give even in that ugly situation, He is able to see you through. For the preaching of the gospel is to them that are perish foolishness; but unto us whaich are saved it is the power of God (1 Cor 1:18):
“For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.” 2Corinthians 1:5
There is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales—in this side He puts His people’s trials, and in that He puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you will always find the scale of consolation in nearly the same condition; and when the scale of trials is full, you will find the scale of consolation just as heavy.
When the black clouds gather most, the light is the more brightly revealed to us. When the night lowers and the tempest is coming on, the Heavenly Captain is always closest to His crew. It is a blessed thing, that when we are most cast down, then it is that we are most lifted up by the consolations of the Spirit. One reason is, because trials make more room for consolation.
Great hearts can only be made by great troubles. The spade of trouble digs the reservoir of comfort deeper, and makes more room for consolation. God comes into our heart—He finds it full—He begins to break our comforts and to make it empty; then there is more room for grace. The humbler a man lies, the more comfort he will always have, because he will be more fitted to receive it.
Another reason why we are often most happy in our troubles, is this—then we have the closest dealings with God. When the barn is full, man can live without God: when the purse is bursting with gold, we try to do without so much prayer. But once take our gourds away, and we want our God; once cleanse the idols out of the house, then we are compelled to honour Jehovah.
“Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.” There is no cry so good as that which comes from the bottom of the mountains; no prayer half so hearty as that which comes up from the depths of the soul, through deep trials and afflictions. Hence they bring us to God, and we are happier; for nearness to God is happiness.
Come, troubled believer, fret not over your heavy troubles, for they are the heralds of weighty mercies.
He promised us a comforter, our bosom friend, the Holy Spirit to come and abide with us. Can the feel the presence of the Holy Spirit around that still voice, that gentle breeze, that gentle touch that urges us on when we are weak. The Holy Spirit is indeed our comforter:
“He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.” John 14:16
Great Father revealed Himself to believers of old before the coming of His Son, and was known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the God Almighty. Then Jesus came, and the ever-blessed Son in His own proper person, was the delight of His people’s eyes. At the time of the Redeemer’s ascension, the Holy Spirit became the head of the present dispensation, and His power was gloriously manifested in and after Pentecost.
He remains at this hour the present Immanuel—God with us, dwelling in and with His people, quickening, guiding, and ruling in their midst. Is His presence recognized as it ought to be? We cannot control His working; He is most sovereign in all His operations, but are we sufficiently anxious to obtain His help, or sufficiently watchful lest we provoke Him to withdraw His aid?
Without Him we can do nothing, but by His almighty energy the most extraordinary results can be produced: everything depends upon his manifesting or concealing His power. Do we always look up to Him both for our inner life and our outward service with the respectful dependence which is fitting? Do we not too often run before His call and act independently of His aid?
Let us humble ourselves this day for past neglects, and now entreat the heavenly dew to rest upon us, the sacred oil to anoint us, the celestial flame to burn within us. The Holy Ghost is no temporary gift, He abides with the saints. We have but to seek Him aright, and He will be found of us.
He is jealous, but He is pitiful; if He leaves in anger, He returns in mercy. Condescending and tender, He does not weary of us, but awaits to be gracious still.
Sin has been hammering my heart
Unto a hardness, void of love,
Let supplying grace to cross his art
Drop from above.
Sweet Holy Spirit, ever abiding comforter, make my heart your abode from this day forward in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.