Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest the angels are singing Hosanna in the highest. On the way to Calvary He wept for me, Jesus wept for me, Saviour wept for me, all the way to Calvary He wept for me, He die to set me free.
Father, we Thank You for this great week worthy of remembrance of Your love thousands years ago. Thank You for Your undying love which save a wretched like me. Thank You for giving us the best You have that we may return back to You. Thank You Father; Thank You Lord.
Beloved, hope you celebrated the Palm Sunday yesterday? Christ triumphant entry into Jerusalem which today represent our triumph over the kingdom of darkness and all his cohort. Jesus is “all hail” as He went down to Jerusalem so as to deliver you from everlasting damnation. Glory be to God in the highest.
This week known as the Passion Week a lot of our teachings will be bring to remembrance the journey of Christ to the cross and His victory over death and reassurance of our joy through Christ Jesus up until the end of the month.
The only reason why we sing, dance, rejoice and shout is here. If not for the death of Christ on the Calvary and His resurrection and the promise of eternal life, we are of all men, miserable. Why? Because the death and resurrection of Christ is the only assurance of our eternal life. So make sure You don’t miss it.
A consideration of today’s topic “when Christ gives a command” is something that should gladden every born again child of God’s heart. Why do I say so?
It means that for every command given by Christ concerning me in His word if I diligently obey it, I will be a conquering even as Christ is. Every instruction given by Christ to His disciples and the attending blessings are mine if I will harken and obey Him.
The second message made it clear to us that we should count ourselves privilege to be used by God. The psalmist said “what is man that yea are so mindful of him?
Beloveth, whatever you are is given and you must therefore be grateful to God the Giver and you must also use it to honour Him in return.
The life of Christ teaches us a lot on humility. When the Spirit of God gave me rheme on this “ have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, …. He became obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross.. God highly exalted Him… (NASB), I came trembling in the area of my life where I was struggling with.
Today, having a better understanding, I am an overcomer in Christ Jesus and God is adding more of His beauty and glory in my life. Beloved, it pays to humble yourself and obey God even when You don’t have full understanding why You should.
Let us go through the wordings, “having this attitude in you”… “a thing to be grasped”. Beloved, many Christians are having problems with this “having the attitude of Christ” so many regard it as foolishness, while some will not even want to ponder on it.
Truth is constant and there is no bending with God. If He did not bend the rule with son then ask yourselves will He bend it for me. Or have you forgotten, that Christ shared the same nature with God? (Phil 2:6) Christ also showed His willingness when He said “…I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself (Jn 10:17-18).
Beloved, we must humble ourselves to receive from God. There are some relationship we must have to humble ourselves so that God will exalt us even as He exalted the One Who He instructed us to have His attitude, never mind whether you are on the right, God knows everything, therefore He will yet exalt you when the time is right.
Come let us discover the truth in Christ commands and the blessings of yielding ourselves to His bidding. He is God forever and ever:
So He sent two of His disciples and told them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him.”—Mark 14:13
The two disciples were given very detailed instructions to go to a certain town and look for a particular man performing a specific task. He would have a large room, furnished and ready to observe the Passover. These instructions might have seemed unusual had it not been their Lord speaking, but the two disciples obeyed and found everything just as Jesus had said. Jesus knew exactly what they would find, and so He guided them specifically. One of the most memorable and precious times the disciples would spend with their Teacher hinged on the obedience of these two.
Obedience to Christ’s commands always brings fulfillment. When the Lord gives you instructions, obey immediately. Don’t wait until you have figured it all out and everything makes perfect sense to you. Sometimes God will lead you to do things that you will not fully understand until after you have done them.
He does not usually reveal all the details of His will when He first speaks to you. Instead, He tells you enough so you can implement what He has said, but He withholds enough information so that you must continue to rely upon His guidance. Your response will affect what God does next in your life. Your obedience may affect how others around you experience Christ as well. If there is any directive God has given you that you have not obeyed, obey that word immediately and watch God’s perfect plan unfold in your life.
“I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40
But could the stones cry out? Assuredly they could if He who opens the mouth of the dumb should bid them lift up their voice. Certainly if they were to speak, they would have much to testify in praise of Him who created them by the word of His power; they could extol the wisdom and power of their Maker who called them into being.
Shall not we speak well of Him who made us anew, and out of stones raised up children unto Abraham? The old rocks could tell of chaos and order, and the handiwork of God in successive stages of creation’s drama; and cannot we talk of God’s decrees, of God’s great work in ancient times, in all that He did for His church in the days of old? If the stones were to speak, they could tell of their breaker, how he took them from the quarry, and made them fit for the temple, and cannot we tell of our glorious Breaker, who broke our hearts with the hammer of His word, that He might build us into His temple?
If the stones should cry out they would magnify their builder, who polished them and fashioned them after the similitude of a palace; and shall not we talk of our Architect and Builder, who has put us in our place in the temple of the living God? If the stones could cry out, they might have a long, long story to tell by way of memorial, for many a time hath a great stone been rolled as a memorial before the Lord; and we too can testify of Ebenezers, stones of help, pillars of remembrance.
The broken stones of the law cry out against us, but Christ Himself, who has rolled away the stone from the door of the sepulcher, speaks for us. Stones might well cry out, but we will not let them: we will hush their noise with ours; we will break forth into sacred song, and bless the majesty of the Most High, all our days glorifying Him who is called by Jacob the Shepherd and Stone of Israel.
Beloved, something must happen this week in our live. Diligently walk with Christ as we go through His Passion this week, God will yet destroy every ills in your live, roll away stones from the sepulcher and make your live more beautiful. Make sure you fellow through for I see many testimonies coming your way in Jesus Name.
I decree this week blessed in the Name of Jesus Christ. I ask from the Lord and I decree unto you that the package of this season be delivered to you through the Joy that in Christ Jesus Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord.