Let the living Praise the Lord, let the living worship the Lord. Let the living Praise the Lord, let the living glorify the Lord. Let the living Praise the Lord, let the living honour the Lord.// I will exalt You Lord for Thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love. (I will exalt You Jesus) I will exalt Father for Thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love.
Almighty Father thank You, Eternal Creator thank You, how Wonderful, how precious You are Lord, You are more Than able to deliver and to make whole, glory be to Your Holy Name. Be Thou exalted forever and ever in Jesus Name. Father, we bow in worship, we glorify Your Holy Name, we reverence You not because what you have done but for Who You are Father, be Thou exalted O! Lord in Jesus Name.
Arise and take Your glory! Honour and adoration belongs to You alone in Jesus Name.
Beloved, here we are today in the place where Jesus having been betrayed with a kiss one of the twelve and standing before Pontius Pilate the governor as result of the conspiracy between the chief priests and elders to put him to death (Matt 27:1-2).
Have you ever experienced an act of betrayer? Have someone close to you lift the hook of the eye? How did you feel? Have you been accused wrongly? What was your reaction? It is not a good experience at all? But you know what, Jesus our Model and Master will not stop amazing me. Can you read what our text for the day said “He answered Him not a word”
Dear reader, did you read that? Can you do that? We are not talking about an inconsequential matter; we are talking about between life and death. Brethren, He uttered not a word. This is humanly not possible, it also humanly not practical but Jesus though God he is became man that you and I will reconcile back to His Father. He uttered not a word in order that the scriptures be fulfilled (Matt 26:53-54).
It is unlimited grace bestowed unto Christ while interceding before His Father in the garden concerning this hour (Lk 22:39-44). The grace He received helped Him to pull through. listen all while Jesus was praying that the cup be taken away from Him nothing happened but the moment He aligned Himself with the Will of His Father, an angel was sent to strengthened Him.
Beloved, we must learn from our Master, Jesus though He is God still pray to His Father. He is always in tune with heaven is doing per second. He never did anything on His own except what heaven is doing. That why His success factor was 100%. He never experienced break in transmission because He is always in tune with what His Father is doing in heaven and so be it done on earth. Praise the Lord (Jn 8:28-29, Mk 1:35).
How are you applying the unlimited/boundless grace granted unto you by our Father? How far is it helping you to go in your journey of life? You cannot go far without the help and guidance of your heavenly Father. Beloved we must put on “Grace” daily as we put on cloths daily, anything short of that is going to compromise our day, may God give your insight to this teaching in Jesus Name.
“He uttered not a word,” come along with us for more:
“He answered him to never a word.” Matthew 27:14
He had never been slow of speech when He could bless the sons of men, but He would not say a single word for Himself. “Never man spake like this Man,” and never man was silent like Him. Was this singular silence the index of His perfect self-sacrifice? Did it show that He would not utter a word to stay the slaughter of His sacred person, which He had dedicated as an offering for us? Had He so entirely surrendered Himself that He would not interfere in His own behalf, even in the minutest degree, but be bound and slain an unstruggling, uncomplaining victim?
Was this silence a type of the defenselessness of sin? Nothing can be said in palliation or excuse of human guilt; and, therefore, He who bore its whole weight stood speechless before His judge. Is not patient silence the best reply to a gainsaying world?
Calm endurance answers some questions infinitely more conclusively than the loftiest eloquence. The best apologists for Christianity in the early days were its martyrs. The anvil breaks a host of hammers by quietly bearing their blows. Did not the silent Lamb of God furnish us with a grand example of wisdom? Where every word was occasion for new blasphemy, it was the line of duty to afford no fuel for the flame of sin. The ambiguous and the false, the unworthy and mean, will ere long overthrow and confute themselves, and therefore the true can afford to be quiet, and finds silence to be its wisdom.
Evidently our Lord, by His silence, furnished a remarkable fulfillment of prophecy. A long defence of Himself would have been contrary to Isaiah’s prediction. “He is led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.” By His quiet He conclusively proved Himself to be the true Lamb of God. As such we salute Him this morning. Be with us, Jesus, and in the silence of our heart, let us hear the voice of Thy love.
Yes Father let us hear Thy voice of love in our heart in Jesus Name. may we daily carry our cross in our line of duty while putting on unlimited grace not err even as Jesus thought it wisdom to be silent even in the face of danger so that the scripture may be fulfilled.
Help us Lord to always receive a daily dose of grace sufficient for the day. Praise the Lord somebody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remain blessed in the Lord.