When I look around me I will see my Lord Jesus. I am working in power, am working in miracle, I live a life of favour for I know whom I am. In Your light O Lord is my light and darkness can never comprehend it, for whatever the Lord doeth is Forever.
We worship you, we blessed Your Name, be Thou glorify! Faithful are You Lord, Wonderful is Your Name, You Are the Ancient One, the Great I AM. Praise be to You.
Beloved, another prayer session is here and we are grateful to our God that answers prayer. God said “call unto me and I will show you”. It means, we are to do the calling and the showing rest with Him. How? God reveal things to us in place of prayer and that is why Satan will always want to distract you by engaging your mind and thoughts to other things that will drift you away why in the place of prayer.
Sometimes as you making confession with your mouth at the same time you are doubting same with your mind. Then you leave the prayer altar confuse because you did not even believe in the first instance.
In every miracle witnessed in time of Jesus and Apostles even up until now are all experiences on believe. You must believe that Jesus will make you to experience wholeness. You must believe that sickness is not for you because Jesus already bore it on His body therefore good health is your portion and if peradventure your body is saying otherwise, you speak to your body and bring it under the subjection of the Word of God.
Healing Jesus said is the children bread and therefore you must be born-again to enjoy this divine blessing (Matt 15:26) )(click here to accept Christ now) and where also can you get connected to the source of power? Is in the place of prayer with fervency, the God of Elijah will also be your God (Jas 5:17).
How fervent is our prayer altar? What is your experience in the place of prayer? Do you feel God’s presence or deadness at the prayer altar? What is that thing you are believing God for, call upon Him and He will answer. As many times you can, call the Name of the Lord, He will surely hearken to your voice of supplications (1 Kig 18:41-44). Praise the Name of the Lord!
The messages before us will further clarify most of what we do that are displeasing to God especially with regards to holy things:
“The iniquity of the holy things.” Exodus 28:38
What a veil is lifted up by these words, and what a disclosure is made! It will be humbling and profitable for us to pause awhile and see this sad sight. The iniquities of our public worship, its hypocrisy, formality, lukewarmness, irreverence, wandering of heart and forgetfulness of God, what a full measure have we there!
Our work for the Lord, its emulation, selfishness, carelessness, slackness, unbelief, what a mass of defilement is there! Our private devotions, their laxity, coldness, neglect, sleepiness, and vanity, what a mountain of dead earth is there! If we looked more carefully we should find this iniquity to be far greater than appears at first sight. Dr. Payson, writing to his brother, says, “My parish, as well as my heart, very much resembles the garden of the sluggard; and what is worse, I find that very many of my desires for the melioration of both, proceed either from pride or vanity or indolence.
I look at the weeds which overspread my garden, and breathe out an earnest wish that they were eradicated. But why? What prompts the wish? It may be that I may walk out and say to myself, ‘In what fine order is my garden kept!’ This is pride. Or, it may be that my neighbours may look over the wall and say, ‘How finely your garden flourishes!’ This is vanity. Or I may wish for the destruction of the weeds, because I am weary of pulling them up. This is indolence.”
So that even our desires after holiness may be polluted by ill motives. Under the greenest sods worms hide themselves; we need not look long to discover them. How cheering is the thought, that when the High Priest bore the iniquity of the holy things he wore upon his brow the words, “Holiness to the Lord:” and even so while Jesus bears our sin, He presents before His Father’s face not our unholiness, but his own holiness.
O for grace to view our great High Priest by the eye of faith!
Beloved, how fervent is your prayer life? How about your worship unto God, how is it? Or do you say it doesn’t matter, God will understand. God desire a sweet smelling sacrifice, not of goats nor chickens but of you, your worship, sweet melodies shoot up to heaven in adoration of Whom He Is.
God want a watchman not only for day but also for night (Isa 21:11). We cannot operate in this wicked world without empowerment in the place of prayer and fasting, therefore fasten your belt and be ready to pray until something happens (Ps 10:8-10). If the evil men are keeping watch what about you child of God? are you keeping watch as well?
Be ready for the sweet communion with your Maker, it is indeed a glorious experience when you fellowship with Supreme Being, many will be your testimonies, then shall you exclaim that “thy love is better than wine”:
“Thy love is better than wine.” Song 1:2
Nothing gives the believer so much joy as fellowship with Christ. He has enjoyment as others have in the common mercies of life, he can be glad both in God’s gifts and God’s works; but in all these separately, yea, and in all of them added together, he doth not find such substantial delight as in the matchless person of his Lord Jesus.
He has wine which no vineyard on earth ever yielded; he has bread which all the corn-fields of Egypt could never bring forth. Where can such sweetness be found as we have tasted in communion with our Beloved? In our esteem, the joys of earth are little better than husks for swine compared with Jesus, the heavenly manna. We would rather have one mouthful of Christ’s love, and a sip of his fellowship, than a whole world full of carnal delights.
What is the chaff to the wheat? What is the sparkling paste to the true diamond? What is a dream to the glorious reality? What is time’s mirth, in its best trim, compared to our Lord Jesus in His most despised estate? If you know anything of the inner life, you will confess that our highest, purest, and most enduring joys must be the fruit of the tree of life which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.
No spring yields such sweet water as that well of God which was digged with the soldier’s spear. All earthly bliss is of the earth earthy, but the comforts of Christ’s presence are like Himself, heavenly. We can review our communion with Jesus, and find no regrets of emptiness therein; there are no dregs in this wine, no dead flies in this ointment. The joy of the Lord is solid and enduring.
Vanity hath not looked upon it, but discretion and prudence testify that it abideth the test of years, and is in time and in eternity worthy to be called “the only true delight.” For nourishment, consolation, exhilaration, and refreshment, no wine can rival the love of Jesus. Let us drink to the full this day, Amen!
As you cry unto the Lord (Joel 1:19), in fullness you surely drink and will be satisfy. Praise be to God! The Lord will rescue you from the devil and his cohorts (Ps 10:14-16).
Beloved, the Spirit of God will help your infirmities to pray and breakthrough in Jesus Name (Rom 8:26)
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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