Eternal Rock of ages, who is like unto Thee, there is none like Thee. Thank You for a bright day You have given us, glory be to You Lord. Gracious God, we adore You forever.
Beloved, we have an awesome Father and His mercies endures to all generation. When you are blessed by God, you are indeed blessed. His blessings add no sorrow to you.
Oftentimes, we have expectation and we pray for it without receiving, James said because we ask amiss. My prayer is that we don’t ask amiss going forward in Jesus Name.
In today’s message we will encounter God’s treasury that which only Him owns and distributes at will. We have the liberty to part take or restrain ourselves. How? Someone is asking. When you are not born-again, secondly when you are in sin.
As the Lord invites you to His store house to part-take of His treasure, please come quickly, do not delay, come and be part of it, Amen!
“The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure.” Deut. 28:12
This refers first to the rain. The Lord will give this in its season. Rain is the emblem of all those celestial refreshings which the Lord is ready to bestow upon His people. Oh for a copious shower to refresh the Lord’s heritage!
We seem to think that God’s treasury can only be opened by a great prophet like Elijah, but it is not so, for this promise is to all the faithful in Israel, and, indeed, to each one of them. O believing friend, “the Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure.” Thou, too, mayest see Heaven opened, and thrust in thy hand and take out thy portion, yea, and a portion for all thy brethren round about thee. Ask what thou wilt, and thou shalt not be denied, if thou abidest in Christ, and His words abide in thee.
As yet thou hast not known all thy Lord’s treasures, but He shall open them up to thine understanding. Certainly thou hast not yet enjoyed the fullness of His covenant riches, but He will direct thine heart into His love, and reveal Jesus in thee. Only the Lord himself can do this for thee; but here -is His promise, and if thou wilt hearken diligently unto His voice, and obey His will, His riches in glory by Christ Jesus shall be thine.
When you obey His commands and fear Him in all your doings, your burden will be lifted off your shoulder and He will bear all your burden. Has He said it, will He not do it. He will bear your burden my beloveth. Remember, we have the liberty to questions God, where you are in dark but once clarification or illumination comes, we are not to doubt Him, for God distaste it, and such a person, the Word of God said, will not receive from Him and it is counted as unrighteousness.
Beloved, where are those areas we have concerns about, it might finances, wayward children, unfaithful spouses, difficult boss, unbelieving parents and many more. Why not cast your burden upon Him who knows the end from the beginning, On Him, Who has the manufacturer manual, He will know what to do, for He is God Almighty. Praise God somebody:
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22
Care, even though exercised upon legitimate objects, if carried to excess, has in it the nature of sin. The precept to avoid anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour, again and again; it is reiterated by the apostles; and it is one which cannot be neglected without involving transgression: for the very essence of anxious care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the thrusting ourselves into His place to do for Him that which He has undertaken to do for us.
We attempt to think of that which we fancy He will forget; we labour to take upon ourselves our weary burden, as if He were unable or unwilling to take it for us. Now this disobedience to His plain precept, this unbelief in His Word, this presumption in intruding upon His province, is all sinful. Yet more than this, anxious care often leads to acts of sin. He who cannot calmly leave his affairs in God’s hand, but will carry his own burden, is very likely to be tempted to use wrong means to help himself.
This sin leads to a forsaking of God as our counsellor, and resorting instead to human wisdom. This is going to the “broken cistern” instead of to the “fountain;” a sin which was laid against Israel of old. Anxiety makes us doubt God’s lovingkindness, and thus our love to Him grows cold; we feel mistrust, and thus grieve the Spirit of God, so that our prayers become hindered, our consistent example marred, and our life one of self-seeking.
Thus want of confidence in God leads us to wander far from Him; but if through simple faith in His promise, we cast each burden as it comes upon Him, and are “careful for nothing” because He undertakes to care for us, it will keep us close to Him, and strengthen us against much temptation.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee.”
Beloved, we have the tendencies to carry our burden and help God because He is likely to forget. God provide even for the ants and the raven, talk less of us He made in His own image. When your Spirit begins to fret, apply “caution” May the Holy Spirit help us to discipline ourselves and be less God unto ourselves in Jesus Name.
Don’t forget it is our month of blessedness and only you can stop yourself because by the mandate He has given us, you are unstoppable. Go for it, for He is with you always (2 Cor 9 : 8).
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu