What a Mighty God we serve! 4x, into my life 2x, come in to my life, Lord Jesus, come into stay 2x, Come in to my life, Lord Jesus. You are the Lord, that is Your Name, You never share glory with any one, you will never share your glory with anybody, Almighty God, that is your Name!
Blessed Redeemer, we thank You for You are God. Thank You for the gift of life, blessings, protections, deliverances and healings. You are more than what we call You. You are more than what I can ever imagine. You are Higher than the highest. You are Greater than the greatest. You are Wiser than the wisest. There is no one to be compared with you. Blessed be Your Holy Name.
Beloved, welcome to a new week, another opportunity under heaven to worship God with our service and be blessed. Glory be to God. Powerful is our God, He can do things, All power belongs to Him. Have you had an encounter with the King of kings? Have you encountered Christ in His Majesty? Wow! Awesome is our God. He will reveal Himself to you, if you are willing to encounter Him. Be prepare to meet Him in a unique way.
When Saul encountered Christ, there was a transformation that was lasting all through his life time. That experienced left Him a change man. Saul- A Persecutor of the Christian faith transformed to Paul – A Defender of the Christian faith. Have you encountered Him lately? Come, let us consider how wonderful this transformation experience is:
“Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague.” Leviticus 13:13
Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved that the constitution was sound. This day it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of so singular a rule. We, too, are lepers, and may read the law of leper as applicable to ourselves. When a man sees himself to be altogether lost and ruined, covered all over with the defilement of sin, and no part free from pollution; when he disclaims all righteousness of his own, and pleads guilty before the Lord, then is he clean through the blood of Jesus, and the grace of God.
Hidden, unfelt, unconfessed iniquity is the true leprosy, but when sin is seen and felt it has received its death blow, and the Lord looks with eyes of mercy upon the soul afflicted with it. Nothing is more deadly than self-righteousness, or more hopeful than contrition. We must confess that we are “nothing else but sin,” for no confession short of this will be the whole truth, and if the Holy Spirit be at work with us, convincing us of sin, there will be no difficulty about making such an acknowledgment—it will spring spontaneously from our lips.
What comfort does the text afford to those under a deep sense of sin! Sin mourned and confessed, however black and foul, shall never shut a man out from the Lord Jesus. Whosoever cometh unto Him, He will in no wise cast out. Though dishonest as the thief, though unchaste as the woman who was a sinner, though fierce as Saul of Tarsus, though cruel as Manasseh, though rebellious as the prodigal, the great heart of love will look upon the man who feels himself to have no soundness in him, and will pronounce him clean, when he trusts in Jesus crucified.
Come to Him, then, poor heavy-laden sinner,
Come needy, come guilty, come loathsome and bare;
You can’t come too filthy—come just as you are.
Just as you are, that’s what the Lord said. Remember when God was calling Adam in the garden, Adam was hiding from God on the account that he was naked, he could not make a befitting covering for himself and his wife, Eve. God did that for Him. God covered His nakedness despite his sinful nature. Same way, Jesus is inviting you now to come and be cleansed.
When he declared you whole, beloved you are whole. He declared healed, you are healed. If He said it is well, so it is for you. Come and behold His love again as it was on the cross but now on the Throne:
“I found Him whom my soul loveth: I held Him, and would not let Him go.” Song 3:4
Does Christ receive us when we come to Him, notwithstanding all our past sinfulness? Does He never chide us for having tried all other refuges first? And is there none on earth like Him? Is He the best of all the good, the fairest of all the fair? Oh, then let us praise Him! Daughters of Jerusalem, extol Him with timbrel and harp! Down with your idols, up with the Lord Jesus.
Now let the standards of pomp and pride be trampled under foot, but let the cross of Jesus, which the world frowns and scoffs at, be lifted on high. O for a throne of ivory for our King Solomon! let Him be set on high for ever, and let my soul sit at His footstool, and kiss His feet, and wash them with my tears. Oh, how precious is Christ! How can it be that I have thought so little of Him? How is it I can go abroad for joy or comfort when He is so full, so rich, so satisfying.
Fellow believer, make a covenant with thine heart that thou wilt never depart from Him, and ask thy Lord to ratify it. Bid Him set thee as a signet upon His finger, and as a bracelet upon His arm. Ask Him to bind thee about Him, as the bride decketh herself with ornaments, and as the bridegroom putteth on his jewels. I would live in Christ’s heart; in the clefts of that rock my soul would eternally abide.
The sparrow hath made a house, and the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God; and so too would I make my nest, my home, in Thee, and never from Thee may the soul of Thy turtle dove go forth again, but may I nestle close to Thee, O Jesus, my true and only rest.
“When my precious Lord I find,
All my ardent passions glow;
Him with cords of love I bind,
Hold and will not let Him go.”
The grace has been made available to you, the more you make good of it the more is provided for you. Beloved, it is not the desire of God that any perishes but that all will come to the true knowledge of God and be save. The grace made available for us must not be in vain but will help us to bring in the sheaves of the harvest.
Beloved, harvest time is usually a joyous time for a good labourer. I encourage you to join the labourers and bring in the sheaves for the Lord. Behold the harvest is ripe, wait no more, join the harvester, for the Lord will surely pay your dues wages – a crown that fadeth not surrendered with stars (Jas 1 :12; 1 Pet 5:4).
This week be blessed in the Name of the Lord. Go and enjoy the grace available to do every good work.
Remain blessed in the Lord.