Take glory Father take glory Son take glory Holy Ghost now forever more.// Our God is a perfect God, Our God is a perfect God, Our God is a perfect God, yes! He is perfect God.
Thank You father because You are worthy to be praise. in You we are everything without You we can do nothing. Precious Redeemer we thank You. We bless Your Holy Name forever and ever. Miraculous Jesus be alive in us. Help us to be a wonder to our world in Jesus Name. Father, who is like unto Thee, there is no one to compare You with. Glory be to Your Holy Name. Amen.
Beloved, Friday is here again, glory be to God. It will be good to be grateful to God for His faithfulness all through the week. Many started this week with us but as at today they no more, we are not better than but we still standing and I think we should be grateful to God for preserving us.
Beloved, we are complete in Jesus. How do I know that because the Word of says that. In Christ dwell the fullness of Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power (Col 2:9, 10).
Looking around us today, it looks as if the world is going round an object unchronological but in all of it beloved, God is still in charge. The economy may not very friendly but your economy is of heaven, we should be asking God, what do You have me do at a time and season such as this. No negative comments nor depressing attitude but the right attitude will get you there.
Are you one of His children? Then you need not to be afraid as we will be reading later in today’s teaching, in God, there is complete safety. Nothing move without His permission no matter how hard the devil will try, it can only lift his finger but not against you because there is mark upon you.
You are bought with a price and God is too mindful of you because you are the apple of His eyes. You need not be afraid because He will be on your side (2Thess 3:3).
Beloved, one thing we should always do if you have not been doing it before now is to always return all the glory of your success to God. God created you for His good pleasure and whatever He is doing should be to His glory not to you but if you are failing at that, the second message coming our way today will be putting a CAUTION sign for you.
“And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.” Deut. 33:12
Yes, there is no safety like that which comes of dwelling near to God. For His best beloved the Lord can find no surer or safer place. O Lord, let me always abide under thy shadow, close to thy wounded side. Nearer and nearer would I come to thee, my Lord; and when once specially near thee, I would abide there for ever.
What a covering is that which the Lord gives to His chosen! Not a fair roof shall cover him, nor a bombproof casement, nor even an angel’s wing, but Jehovah Himself. Nothing can come at us when we are thus covered. This covering the Lord will grant us all the day long, however long the day. Lord, let me abide this day consciously beneath this canopy of love, this pavilion of sovereign power.
Does the third clause mean that the Lord in His temple would dwell among the mountains of Benjamin, or that the Lord would be where Benjamin’s burden should be placed, or does it mean that we are borne upon the shoulders of the Eternal? In any case, the Lord is the support and strength of His saints. Lord, let me ever enjoy thy help and then my arms will be sufficient for me.
Just Whose “Success” Is It, Anyway?
In recent months a number of personal friends have lost their fortunes in a deepening recession. This morning, one of these men and I meditated through chapters 1 and 2 of Hosea. He, like so many “successful” businessmen, rode a wave of prosperity, assuming it was he who had brilliantly put the deals together in creating wealth. This was also Israel’s assumption, so God chose to discipline her:
“She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold… ” (2:8a)
But that is exactly what we do, is it not? We believe it is our planning, our selling ability, or our talent that brings “success.” Thus we, like Israel tend to take the credit unto ourselves.
So God DISCIPLINED her by removing her wealth:
In His enduring love, He then “ALLURED” her back to Himself:
“I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.” 2:14)
Perhaps He will place us in the “desert” in order to help us reestablish intimacy with Himself.
He then “BETROTHED” her again to Himself:
“I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.” (2:19, 20)
And finally, He RESTORED her:
“I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.‘ I will say to those called ‘Not my people,‘ ‘You are my people‘; and they will say, ‘You are my God.‘” (2:23)
I don’t know your circumstances, but I do know that God loves us too much to allow us to take credit for any “success” we may experience.
Go through this and provide the answer. Ask God to help you to ignore self and lift Him above all thing. Always return all glory to Him in Jesus Name. God is displaying himself through us, and want that man that woman that will be lowering to be use of Him.
beloved, this is God’s promise to you Isa 35:6-7. Do have a wonderful weekend and see you next week by God grace.
Remain blessed in the Lord.