Our Father in heaven, hallow be Thy Name. Let Thy kingdom come and Your will be done in our lives. Thank God for a fulfilled week in You.
Thank You for the early morning showers that send to us. Thank You for Your Goodness that endureth forever. We worship You, Lord!
Let all creation bless Your Holy Name. For Holy are You Lord. Thank You for the miracles of the week and all that You are yet to do. We blest You forever.
Beloved, I want to sincerely appreciate you for your labour of love in the house of the God. The Lord will honour you and blessed you. Thank God for being there for Him, He will fulfill His promises to you.
Wow! Few more days to go and the month will be over. Have you experienced this “Joy Unlimited” as promised us? Is your joy overflowing or is yet to come. Never mind, for the Lord Your God will not slack concerning His promises to you, He will truly bring it to past.
Beloved, can you identify with the message before us today? Apostle Paul, said in his letter to the Philippians “though he is yet to obtained or take hold of it the promise, one thing he did is to forget what was behind and reaching forward to what is ahead (Php 3:13).
Is very important that we consider the message such as this before us today, so that we will not miss it at the end. Constantly keeping touch with the Word of God and re-examining ourselves from time to time to see where we have missed it and make amend before it is too late.
“Ephraim is a cake not turned.” Hosea 7:8
A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee, see whether this be thy case. Art thou thorough in the things of God? Has grace gone through the very centre of thy being so as to be felt in its divine operations in all thy powers, thy actions, thy words, and thy thoughts?
To be sanctified, spirit, soul, and body, should be thine aim and prayer; and although sanctification may not be perfect in thee anywhere in degree, yet it must be universal in its action; there must not be the appearance of holiness in one place and reigning sin in another, else thou, too, wilt be a cake not turned.
A cake not turned is soon burnt on the side nearest the fire, and although no man can have too much religion, there are some who seem burnt black with bigoted zeal for that part of truth which they have received, or are charred to a cinder with a vainglorious Pharisaic ostentation of those religious performances which suit their humour. The assumed appearance of superior sanctity frequently accompanies a total absence of all vital godliness.
The saint in public is a devil in private. He deals in flour by day and in soot by night. The cake which is burned on one side, is dough on the other. If it be so with me, O Lord, turn me! Turn my unsanctified nature to the fire of Thy love and let it feel the sacred glow, and let my burnt side cool a little while I learn my own weakness and want of heat when I am removed from Thy heavenly flame.
Let me not be found a double-minded man, but one entirely under the powerful influence of reigning grace; for well I know if I am left like a cake unturned, and am not on both sides the subject of Thy grace, I must be consumed for ever amid everlasting burnings.
Beloved, you and I will not miss it at the end of our time. mind you that His coming is at hand, so do not be like the foolish virgins who went in without an extra oil, tarry therefore while the bridegroom delay in coming for you knoweth not the hour nor the time but always bear in mind that His coming back and it is at hand (Jas 5:8).
Live as one who is waiting for His Master’s return. Do not live as the World lives but live as one who is waiting for adoption:
“Waiting for the adoption.” Romans 8:23
Even in this world saints are God’s children, but men cannot discover them to be so, except by certain moral characteristics. The adoption is not manifested, the children are not yet openly declared. Among the Romans a man might adopt a child, and keep it private for a long time: but there was a second adoption in public; when the child was brought before the constituted authorities its former garments were taken off, and the father who took it to be his child gave it raiment suitable to its new condition of life.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be.” We are not yet arrayed in the apparel which befits the royal family of heaven; we are wearing in this flesh and blood just what we wore as the sons of Adam; but we know that “when He shall appear” who is the “first-born among many brethren,” we shall be like Him, we shall see Him as He is.
Cannot you imagine that a child taken from the lowest ranks of society, and adopted by a Roman senator, would say to himself, “I long for the day when I shall be publicly adopted. Then I shall leave off these plebeian garments, and be robed as becomes my senatorial rank”? Happy in what he has received, for that very reason he groans to get the fulness of what is promised him. So it is with us today.
We are waiting till we shall put on our proper garments, and shall be manifested as the children of God. We are young nobles, and have not yet worn our coronets. We are young brides, and the marriage day is not yet come, and by the love our Spouse bears us, we are led to long and sigh for the bridal morning. Our very happiness makes us groan after more; our joy, like a swollen spring, longs to well up like an Iceland geyser, leaping to the skies, and it heaves and groans within our spirit for want of space and room by which to manifest itself to men.
Praise be the Name of the Lord for that glorious day, when the triumphant shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise and we that still in alive will caught up together in the cloud, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thess 4:16-17).
Beloved are you seeing your glorious end? Are you painting your picture while you are here and still have the time to make amend of what you want or desire in your glorious appearing before the King of kings. Do not be deceived, whatsoever a man soweth; that he shall also reap.
What are sowing now? Remember, that is whatever you sow; you will harvest. Are you busy sowing deceit, quarrels, wickedness, hatred among brethren, surely that is what you will harvest. Thorns and hell fire shall be your reward.
Or are you sowing righteousness, peace and joy in the lives of people around you (Matt 25:34), behold you will reap same as surely as the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest time is guaranteed. So get ready and run for your dear life before it will be too late.
In the secular world, we are always encouraged to paint and see our glorious future from point of view your services to the organization. Those things will one day be consume by fire or crumble before your very eyes. In fact they do not belong to you, they will perish here on earth. Today, I am inviting you to begin to paint your glorious en, where neither moth nor rust doth consume and where thieves do not break through nor steal (Matt 6: 20). Click here to accept Jesus now, if you are yet to do so!
Beloved, going to heaven can never be accidently, so do not be deceived. Build what you will inherit while you are here and while it is still day, lest the night comes, when no man can work.
Have a wonderful week end dearly beloved. Win a soul today by sending this message to your contact list, you may be saving someone from hell.
Remain blessed in the Lord.