I will lift up Your Name (I will lift up Your Name) I will lift up Your Name (I will lift up Your Name), I will lift up Your Name O God, above every other name, O Lord. // All the glory be to the Lord, for He is worthy of praise, no man on earth should be glory to Himself, all the glory must be to the Lord.

Merciful God, here we are before Your presence, to glorify You and adore You and worship You with all that You made us to be. You are gracious to us; we grateful to You Lord, Who indeed is our all in all. Blessed be Your Name forever and ever.

Beloved, welcome back to our forum this morning, I sincerely hope that you had a nice weekend and you top it with yesterday worship? If you among those that went to church yesterday, shout alleluia!

We are nothing without God and aside Him, we can do nothing. Faithful is our God, we must always plan our programs in such a way that it will enable us to worship God every Sunday, because you are blessed in His presence, aside that you get inspired and you are fired up for the week. Praise God.

For most of us our activity start today and we come with goodnews from the Throne of grace this day to make the rest of the year enjoyable for us despite the distress all around. Thanks be to our Lord Jesus Who knew everything ahead and got us prepared before it came to past.

At the beginning of the month, the Lord declared to us that this is our month of dominion through the grace and peace from the Lord Jesus Christ through the mouth of His servant as she delivered same to the ministry as said by God (1Pet 4:11).

Steadily the days unfold into weeks and just before we are midway in the month, the Word of the Lord manifested. There was chaos all around us, people were greatly distress, thank God that before now He had instructed that we are gaining dominion through the grace that comes from Jesus; through the peace that He left while going back to His Father. Praise the Lord!

Let’s open our bibles to Isa 55:10-11 and it said “just as the rain and snow fall from heaven, and do not return there without saturating the earth, and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My Word that comes from My mouth will not return to me empty but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it [to do]” (HCSB).

Beloveth, this is an assurance to us that even if the whole world is coming down, God is promising safety to us, His children. He is promising His peace and He is making His grace to abound unto us for every good work.

Please can you read the last line again “His word must accomplished that which is pleasing to Him and prosper in what it was sent to do.”

Your peace has been guaranteed by the Lord, however, if you allow the recent happenings to distress you, you are to be blame. It is not you that will bring peace, you are having your peace through submitting and committing yourself, family, business, career, ministry into God’s hand.

Talk to your Father regularly in prayer. Make your channel to heaven wide open and see you triumphanting in the midst of famine and hardship. Praise the Lord!

As the topic of today depicts “in the world you will have tribulation, but in Him you will have peace. Therefore, be courageous! I have conquered the world (Jn 16:33).

So relax your nerve all the time with the Word, pray your way through any challenging until you receive from the Lord what to do. Beloveth, receive grace to persevere in the place of prayer in Jesus Name.

Let’s go through the teaching of the day:

 

“In the world ye shall have tribulation.” John 16:33

 

Art thou asking the reason of this, believer? Look upward to thy heavenly Father, and behold Him pure and holy. Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like Him? Wilt thou easily be conformed to His image? Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify thee? Will it be an easy thing to get rid of thy corruptions, and make thee perfect even as thy Father which is in heaven is perfect?

Next, Christian, turn thine eye downward. Dost thou know what foes thou hast beneath thy feet? Thou wast once a servant of Satan, and no king will willingly lose his subjects. Dost thou think that Satan will let thee alone? No, he will be always at thee, for he “goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

Expect trouble, therefore, Christian, when thou lookest beneath thee. Then look around thee. Where art thou? Thou art in an enemy’s country, a stranger and a sojourner. The world is not thy friend. If it be, then thou art not God’s friend, for he who is the friend of the world is the enemy of God. Be assured that thou shalt find foe-men everywhere. When thou sleepest, think that thou art resting on the battlefield; when thou walkest, suspect an ambush in every hedge. As mosquitoes are said to bite strangers more than natives, so will the trials of earth be sharpest to you.

 Lastly, look within thee, into thine own heart and observe what is there. Sin and self are still within. Ah! if thou hadst no devil to tempt thee, no enemies to fight thee, and no world to ensnare thee, thou wouldst still find in thyself evil enough to be a sore trouble to thee, for “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” Expect trouble then, but despond not on account of it, for God is with thee to help and to strengthen thee. He hath said, “I will be with thee in trouble; I will deliver thee and honour thee.”

Our Lord Jesus said “be courageous! I have conquered the world.” Beloveth, you are dominating this month through the peace Christ left behind while going back to heaven, wherefore He has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heaven in Christ for He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, to be Holy and blameless in His sight…. (Eph 1:3-6). Let’s discover more:

“Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.” Ephesians 1:3

 

All the goodness of the past, the present, and the future, Christ bestows upon His people. In the mysterious ages of the past the Lord Jesus was His Father’s first elect, and in His election He gave us an interest, for we were chosen in Him from before the foundation of the world. He had from all eternity the prerogatives of Sonship, as His Father’s only-begotten and well-beloved Son, and He has, in the riches of His grace, by adoption and regeneration, elevated us to sonship also, so that to us He has given “power to become the sons of God.”

The eternal covenant, based upon suretiship and confirmed by oath, is ours, for our strong consolation and security.

In the everlasting settlements of predestinating wisdom and omnipotent decree, the eye of the Lord Jesus was ever fixed on us; and we may rest assured that in the whole roll of destiny there is not a line which militates against the interests of His redeemed.

The great betrothal of the Prince of Glory is ours, for it is to us that He is affianced, as the sacred nuptials shall ere long declare to an assembled universe.

The marvellous incarnation of the God of heaven, with all the amazing condescension and humiliation which attended it, is ours. The bloody sweat, the scourge, the cross, are ours for ever. Whatever blissful consequences flow from perfect obedience, finished atonement, resurrection, ascension, or intercession, all are ours by His own gift.

Upon His breastplate he is now bearing our names; and in His authoritative pleadings at the throne He remembers our persons and pleads our cause. His dominion over principalities and powers, and His absolute majesty in heaven, He employs for the benefit of them who trust in Him.

His high estate is as much at our service as was His condition of abasement. He who gave Himself for us in the depths of woe and death, doth not withdraw the grant now that He is enthroned in the highest heavens.

God is blessing someone today with His heavenly blessings. If you are the one shout alleluia! This blessings are for His children and am sure you are one. Therefore come and take what belongs to you from the foundation of the world, because you have been predestined to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself according to His favour and will.

Beloveth, before the verse 3 of Eph 1, Apostle Paul in his greeting to the Ephesians said “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (HCSB)

It is this same Word we are leaving you with today as you start your day. Dig deeper in the Word as you walk through this week. May you never be weary or distressed with any news. May our Covenant Keeping God restore your hope in Him through the miracles He will bring your way in Jesus Name.

This week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord the Father, of the Son Jesus Christ and of the Holy Spirit, Amen!

Remain blessed in the 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.