There shall be showers of blessings, this is promise of God. There shall be seasons refreshing send from the savior above. Showers of blessings, showers of blessing we need. Mercies around us are falling just for the showers we plead. // Praise the Lord O! my soul, praise the Lord O! my soul. Praise the Lord O! my soul, Praise the Lord O! my soul.
What shall I say unto the Lord all I have to say is thank You Lord. For Your goodness, thank You Lord, for Your kindness thank You Lord all I have to say is thank Your Lord.
Eternal Rocks of Ages, Ancient of Days, I Am that I Am. You are the Lily of the valley, my Mountain Top. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the End, who can be compared with You? I have look through all eternity and I said there is none like You.
Beloved, thank God is Friday. You know I am always excited on Fridays. Well, in our usually practice on Fridays, we will dwell mostly on those things we learnt all through the week. It is usually our take home day, and is very interesting if you want to grow in your Christian life which is our major concern as a ministry. Praise God.
Have you been thinking on the theme of this month, or do I rather say, have you been praying on theme of the month? As a reminder, the Holy Spirit help us to understand through message of the day that we will encounter God through prayer. As a result, we hereby enjoin you to engage yourself in those things that will bring you into God’s presence.
This injunction by implication means that we stay off those thing that will revolt against the Holy Spirit. So, what are those things if engage in, will attract the Spirit of God into our lives?
Beloved, we are to be in much prayer, much singing, much reading and much meditation and most importantly much in good works that are approved by heaven.
However, the Spirit of God is bearing a witness inside of me that the last point will pose a lot of problems to many. How? I asked. Praying, singing, reading and meditating on the Word is no threat to many that are called my children but good works are not easy to many that profess to be Christians. He went further to proffer solution since He knew the next question in my mind. He refer me to yesterday’s teaching on grace.
Wow! it was indeed profound. It wouldn’t have entered into my mind that the solution has already be given if the Spirit of God did not point it out.
That will be bring us to the teaching of today and also confirm the theme of the month. It is also a pointer to this verse of the bible which says that “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” (2 Peter 1:3 (KJV)
So beloved, for those works we may find difficult to do, God said, He has given us grace to do it. We were also encouraged to read 2 Cor 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (KJV).
Beloved the verse nine says “ (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.” (KJV). Please can you read to the end. What is your understanding of it?
Beloved, we are nothing without the help of God. He that giveth thee seed also gives you bread which when you use to His glory counts as righteousness to you. And by prayers of the saints whom you have blessed, God’s exceeding grace will continual be made available to you. Are in line for an encounter that is Divine?
Apply the teaching of the day and you see a new YOU. Somebody praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beloved, it is God and nothing but God that bless us and makes us to look like a wonder.
It is not your certificate, it may add to it. It is not the knowledge you acquired but the Wisdom of God that set you apart and make you a superman or woman to your contemporaries.
As you apply the teachings of today two things is going to happen to you. Firstly, you will encounter God, and secondly, your eyes will see, beloved, your ears will hear and I prophesy into your life, your mouth will speak forth to the glory of God.
Beloved this means that when you speak heaven will back you up, what do you think the world around you will think of you? Beloved, you will become a wonder to your world. Can I hear a believing alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
You will become an instrument to be used by God to propagate the gospel and His works here on earth. As was Paul the Apostle.
Beloved, I am excited and I believe that heaven is also happy because many Apostle Pauls’ are going to merge to be part of “Great Commission.”
If you are ready to be part of it, let’s get more information from the message below:
“But your eyes are blessed because they do see, and your ears because they do hear!”—Matthew 13:16
When you became a Christian, God gave you spiritual sight and hearing so you could begin experiencing His presence and activity all around you. The Holy Spirit helps you to develop these spiritual senses as you walk with Him. Spiritual sensitivity to God is a gift that must be accepted and exercised. Scripture indicates that those who are spiritually dead cannot see or understand spiritual things (Matt. 13:14–15). Without spiritual eyes, you can be right in the midst of a mighty act of God and not recognize it.
There is a radical difference between seeing your surroundings from a human perspective and seeing life through spiritual eyes. Non-Christians will see world events around them and become confused. You will look at the same events, recognize the activity of God, and adjust your life to Him.
When you meet a person who is seeking God, you will recognize the convicting work of the Holy Spirit and adjust your life to God’s activity (Rom. 3:11). Someone without spiritual perception will encounter that same person and not grasp the eternal significance of what is happening in that person’s life.
Others will hear of new philosophies and trends in society and not know how to discern the truth. You will hear God’s voice over the din of the world’s voices, and you will keep your bearings in the midst of the confusing circumstances.
Sin dulls your senses, ultimately leaving you spiritually blind and deaf. Do not be content with merely seeing with physical eyes and hearing with natural ears but not sensing what God is doing. Ask God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to sensitize you to His activity all around you.
Your eyes will see; your ears will hear and mouth will also proclaim the goodness of God. Paul had an encounter that not only change him but also influence his world. Beloved, the same is bound to happen to you right now if you will surrender all to God. There is grace in the house today, Paul called himself a chief sinner but in spite of that “Grace” found him. Do you want to experience same? No matter where you are now, that grace will help you. Let’s discover more:
“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” Ephesians 3:8
The apostle Paul felt it a great privilege to be allowed to preach the gospel. He did not look upon his calling as a drudgery, but he entered upon it with intense delight. Yet while Paul was thus thankful for his office, his success in it greatly humbled him. The fuller a vessel becomes, the deeper it sinks in the water.
Idlers may indulge a fond conceit of their abilities, because they are untried; but the earnest worker soon learns his own weakness. If you seek humility, try hard work; if you would know your nothingness, attempt some great thing for Jesus. If you would feel how utterly powerless you are apart from the living God, attempt especially the great work of proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ, and you will know, as you never knew before, what a weak unworthy thing you are.
Although the apostle thus knew and confessed his weakness, he was never perplexed as to the subject of his ministry. From his first sermon to his last, Paul preached Christ, and nothing but Christ. He lifted up the cross, and extolled the Son of God who bled thereon.
Follow his example in all your personal efforts to spread the glad tidings of salvation, and let “Christ and Him crucified” be your ever recurring theme. The Christian should be like those lovely spring flowers which, when the sun is shining, open their golden cups, as if saying, “Fill us with thy beams!” but when the sun is hidden behind a cloud, they close their cups and droop their heads.
So should the Christian feel the sweet influence of Jesus; Jesus must be his sun, and he must be the flower which yields itself to the Sun of Righteousness. Oh! to speak of Christ alone, this is the subject which is both “seed for the sower, and bread for the eater.” This is the live coal for the lip of the speaker, and the master-key to the heart of the hearer.
Beloved, I hope you enjoyed yourself with the teaching of the day? I want encourage us to be doers of what we are learning and not readers alone.
Henceforth, the Hand of the Lord will perform all what we learnt today. So be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit and you will be blessed.
Have a blessed weekend. See you next week by God’s grace.
Remain blessed in the Lord
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu