I will sing of the goodness of Jesus and all He has done for me. My very soul shall sing alleluia praise the Lord for saving me. Who is wonderful, is Jesus, Who is powerful, is Jesus, who is glorious, is Jesus who is precious, is Jesus, shout alleluia alleluia shout alleluia alleluia.

Father, we come to You with shouts of praise this morning, Glory be to Holy Name forever and ever. Precious Redeemer, we thank You for Who You are. Thank You for the gift life among the living. Thank You Jesus. Thank You Lord.

Beloved, are grateful to God for giving you another opportunity to worship and serve Him in the land of the living? If you are, shout alleluia to the King of kings. Glory be to God in the highest. Praise God for His faithfulness endureth forever.

What is faith? Faith is ‘now.’ If I want anything from God and I pray concerning it, the bible say I have it. Someone want to know where was it written? Turn your bible to Heb 11:1; and Mk 11:24. I want to consider it with Moffatts New Testament bible and it said ‘Now faith means we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see.’ Heb 11:1

And So I tell you, whatever you pray for and ask, believe you have got it and you shall have it. Mark 11:24 (MOFF).

 Now before verse 24 of Mk 11 reading from verse 22 what did Jesus said? Jesus said “Have faith in God” then verse 23 says …whatever you ask without a doubt in you your heart you will have it.

I quickly want to share something with you that will help you to be enthroned before the end of this month. “faith is giving a substance ….to things what is hope for.’’

The difference between Faith and hope. What God is simply telling us is that faith is laying hold of the unseen realm of hope and bringing it into the realm of reality. Too many times when it come to receiving the Holy Spirit or healing or an answer to prayer, many people are just simply hoping they will receive.

Beloved, it means that if faith is not now, it not faith. When you are pointing to the future is faith, that is hope because hope is always pointing to the future. Faith says, ‘‘I will receive right now, I believe I have my petition now when I pray’’ (Mk 11:24). We need to realize this when it comes to receiving from God.

This principles of faith are the same in any area, whether it be finances, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Divine healing, or whatever the petition is. and if You can learn the principle of faith, then it is easy to receive whatever it is you are seeking or whatever you desire from God that is in line with Word.

You don’t receive anything from God through hope. It is by Faith that you receive.’’

In today’s teaching we seeing God as a jealous God. God chose the Israelite as His own people and cannot share His people with any other gods. He want them to Himself. In Jeremiah 10:1-16.

Likewise God has choose you among others and He cannot share you with anything that you cherish above Him. Come and read more of what He will contend with:

“God is jealous.” Nahum 1:2

 

Your Lord is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did He choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did He buy you with His own blood? He cannot endure that you should think that you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that He would not stop in heaven without you; He would sooner die than you should perish, and He cannot endure that anything should stand between your heart’s love and Himself.

He is very jealous of your trust. He will not permit you to trust in an arm of flesh. He cannot bear that you should hew out broken cisterns, when the overflowing fountain is always free to you. When we lean upon Him, He is glad, but when we transfer our dependence to another, when we rely upon our own wisdom, or the wisdom of a friend—worst of all, when we trust in any works of our own, He is displeased, and will chasten us that He may bring us to Himself.

He is also very jealous of our company. There should be no one with whom we converse so much as with Jesus. To abide in Him only, this is true love; but to commune with the world, to find sufficient solace in our carnal comforts, to prefer even the society of our fellow Christians to secret intercourse with Him, this is grievous to our jealous Lord. He would fain have us abide in Him, and enjoy constant fellowship with Himself; and many of the trials which He sends us are for the purpose of weaning our hearts from the creature, and fixing them more closely upon Himself.

Let this jealousy which would keep us near to Christ be also a comfort to us, for if He loves us so much as to care thus about our love we may be sure that He will suffer nothing to harm us, and will protect us from all our enemies. Oh that we may have grace this day to keep our hearts in sacred chastity for our Beloved alone, with sacred jealousy shutting our eyes to all the fascinations of the world!

Let faith have it full course in you. Beloved, the trails sent to us by God is not to kill us but to help us, let keep going:

“I will sing of mercy and judgment.” Psalm 101:1

Faith triumphs in trial. When reason is thrust into the inner prison, with her feet made fast in the stocks, faith makes the dungeon walls ring with her merry notes as she I cries, “I will sing of mercy and of judgment. Unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.” Faith pulls the black mask from the face of trouble, and discovers the angel beneath. Faith looks up at the cloud, and sees that

‘Tis big with mercy and shall break

In blessings on her head.”

There is a subject for song even in the judgments of God towards us. For, first, the trial is not so heavy as it might have been; next, the trouble is not so severe as we deserved to have borne; and our affliction is not so crushing as the burden which others have to carry. Faith sees that in her worst sorrow there is nothing penal; there is not a drop of God’s wrath in it; it is all sent in love.

Faith discerns love gleaming like a jewel on the breast of an angry God. Faith says of her grief, “This is a badge of honour, for the child must feel the rod”; and then she sings of the sweet result of her sorrows, because they work her spiritual good. Nay, more, says Faith, “These light afflictions, which are but for a moment, work out for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” So Faith rides forth on the black horse, conquering and to conquer, trampling down carnal reason and fleshly sense, and chanting notes of victory amid the thickest of the fray.

“All I meet I find assists me

In my path to heavenly joy:

Where, though trials now attend me,

Trials never more annoy.

“Blest there with a weight of glory,

Still the path I’ll ne’er forget,

But, exulting, cry, it led me

To my blessed Saviour’s seat.”

Beloved. We starting this week gloriously. This week is declare blessed in Jesus Name and for everything you are standing for will come according to your faith.

Remain blessed in Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.