All the glory must be to the Lord, for He is worthy of our praise, no man on earth should be glory to himself, all the glory must be to Lord.// Worthy, You are Worthy, King of kings Lord of Lord You are Worthy. Worthy, You are Worthy, King of kings, Lord of Lord I worship You.
Our Father in heaven O God! We bless Your Holy Name, thank You for showing yourself Mighty on our behalf all through the week. We cannot thank You enough Lord. Blessed be Your Holy Name. We come before Your Throne and bow before You. Receive our praise O Lord!
Beloved, did you enjoy the just concluded week? What are those notable miracles you received that gladdens your heart? How often do you go to God thanking for making His Word available to you and giving you understanding as you read and mediate therein?
Let us learn to have a grateful heart to little favours, blessings, protections, provisions and safety we enjoy daily. A grateful heart can never be forsaken by God. God is please each time you come His Throne with thanksgiving and grateful heart for what he has done or received from Him. Those things He cause men to bless you. Even those you attained.
Is important we know that gratefulness draws down God’s mercies and favour and therefore we should be rich in offering same to our Maker, Who is the Beginning and the End.
This week’s teaching has been very beneficial to me, I don’t know about you? Right from the first day up until now am richly blessed by every ministration we share on this platform.
Today is our PCL and as our tradition demands us to consider those things that helps our Christian journey.
Our topic today is an eyes opener why so many who claim to be born again are not growing as suppose in the Lord. Thank God for His Word in season that is sent to give us the desired victory as has been declared unto us. And the second message like I said earlier will move us to another level in our Christian race. Many are afraid to take the step and stand up for truth especially when it is hurting and can be avoid.
How disappointing it is when a supposed child of God cannot stand up for truth. So many people are very skeptical to deal with you once you mention you are a Christian, in fact they become more strict and careful. But it is never meant to be that way.
May God help us to always tell the truth. Be sincere in our dealings show forth the Christ Ambassador as demanded of us. Let us be strong in the Lord. Hold on to Him whatever is the result of standing for truth.
Let us search further in the ministration below:
For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.—2 Corinthians 7:10
There is a difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow, though both are deeply felt. You can feel genuine sorrow over something you have done. Your mind can become consumed with your failure and offense against God and others. Judas felt this kind of sorrow. He betrayed the Son of God for thirty pieces of silver, the standard price of a slave. Yet his sorrow did not lead him to repent and to seek restoration with his fellow disciples, but rather to a lonely field where, in his anguish, he took his own life (Matt. 27:3–5). Judas carried his sorrow to his grave.
How different Peter’s sorrow was! Peter, too, failed Jesus on the night of His crucifixion. Peter also went out and wept bitterly (Luke 22:62). Yet Peter returned to Jesus and reaffirmed his love for Him (John 21:15–17). Peter was not only remorseful, he was also repentant. Peter’s life changed. There is no record of Peter ever denying his Lord again, even when he was persecuted and threatened with death. Peter repented, turned his life around, and never committed that sin again.
Don’t allow mere unhappiness over what you have done to rob you of genuine repentance. You can blame yourself and be angry with yourself for the sins you have committed, but that is not repentance. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the gravity of your sins. Ask the Spirit to clearly show you how God views your character. When you see your sin from God’s perspective, you will experience godly sorrow.
What about these message below:
The Price Of Telling The Truth
Just how important is upholding the truth to you? What price are you willing to pay?
There are times when we need to lay the truth on the line. Tell it like it is. Stand up and be counted. Regardless of the cost to us personally.
Of course, the name of the game today is: “To get along is to go along.” “Don‘t rock the boat.” “Go with the flow.“
The Scriptures however, tersely remind us that deceit is not an option for the believer:
“The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.” (Proverbs 12:22)
“Those who practice lies… their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” (Hell) (Revelation 21:8b)
Stanley Hauerwas makes this startling observation,
“The ministry seems captured in our time by people who are desperately afraid they might actually be caught with a conviction at some point… that might curtail future ambition.“
A rare breed, these people who choose to speak the truth even at great personal expense:
- John the Baptist fearlessly admonished King Herod concerning his adulterous relationship with his sister-in-law. Consequence: Beheaded. (Mark 6:17-28)
- Micaiah the prophet courageously warned King Ahab against his wishes to not attack Ramoth Gilead. Ahab, knowing Micaiah’s commitment to telling the truth said of him, “I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me… ” Consequence: Prison sentence (aborted however, in the 11th hour by Micaiah’s fulfilled prophesy). (1 Kings 22:8-27)
QUESTION: In business and the professions where duplicity, deceit and compromise are standard fare, are you willing to be identified with that rare breed of believers who courageously live and speak the truth without concession?
Whatever the personal cost?
The world around us desperately needs such people. And Christ expects nothing less from us.
I don’t know it might have cause to say and stand for the truth but I know it will would have cost you so much but never mind it is the acceptable to God. Are you living to please men or God.
Is quite unfortunately that such be seen even among the household of God but worry for whatever a man sow he will also reap.
I believe that this ministration is smoothing your wound and I pray that Jesus grant you healing in Jesus Name.
Keep the light shinning and God will reward you as you keep away from compromise and honour God by the way you live and don’t forget that God will set your apart for His glorification when the time come. I will forever praise God as He is the only true God.
And knowing Him and serving Him is the only way to eternity. May God help us as we show forth godly sorrow each time we miss it. Let us seek help as Peter did and not to take law into our hands as did Judas. Don’t allow the deceiver to tell you to end it all because you have failed, arise up and shout out for help, God will be glad you did and like Peter was save and restored, you will also experience.
Beloved, mediate on all these and make progress. Remember a grateful heart is one desires of God. Don’t stop trusting and believing God for all your desired miracles and keep the fire of your faith blazing. It is your faith that brings down your miracles so keep it alive.
Have a loving weekend and see you next week by God’s grace.
Remain blessed in the Lord.