O! My Redeemer liveth, indeed He liveth forever! Forever O! Lord Your Word is settled. Who can battle with Lord? When Jesus says YES! Nobody can say NO. It is well with my soul! God said it and believe Him that settles it. I won’t let go, Jesus hold me by the hand and I won’t let go.

Father we offer praise, we glorify Your Holy Name. Every living souls praise the Lord.

Beloved, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8) He will never change, as He was in the beginning, so He is even up until now. What He did in the time past He is still able to do now.

Beloved, sometimes we are dull in understanding the person of Christ and the devil takes advantage of that to deal with us when we are challenged but if you get to know that whatever JESUS stand for is CONSTANT it will help you in your walk in life.

Was JESUS able to healed the sick and restored; the same JESUS is still able to do it today. Was JESUS able to calm the storm and feed the multitude; He is still able to do it as we are read this piece.

But you know, our belief system has been so altered that we think that those things were only possible with Jesus when He was around or probably with the apostle’s because they saw Him do those miracles and He also empowered them to do likewise.

Beloved, those promises are also for you and I to explore and enjoy. It is for our comfort here on earth. Was it ever recorded that the disciples were sick anywhere in the bible? So why should we allow our body that is the Lord’s temple to be invaded by demons and diseases, setback and afflictions.

Just call on that name JESUS AND YOU ARE HEAL. Praise the Lord. That bring us to the topic before us “The life in the Spirit – the life of faith and the walk of faith.

The quest for material success and well being sometimes make even the Christian’s to live a life of compromise which is very surprising to the faith they profess. They go for anything all in the name of being “the head and not the tail” . they are carried away with momentary satisfaction not minding the implication even in their Christian walk.

The God Who is supposedly doing all these things is “Holy”, therefore will not go out of His laid down principle to bless you beyond measure. He cannot likewise take corrupt seeds or offerings from you in return. So of what effect is faith without holiness.

In as much as you want to say, the Lord did this and this in your life, please watch every step and make sure is order by God and will glorify His Holy Name and not desecrate it.

Come along with me as we shed more light on this:

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

 

The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk of faith. He who shall rightly understand these is not far from being a master in experimental theology, for they are vital points to a Christian. You will never find true faith unattended by true godliness; on the other hand, you will never discover a truly holy life which has not for its root a living faith upon the righteousness of Christ.

Woe unto those who seek after the one without the other! There are some who cultivate faith and forget holiness; these may be very high in orthodoxy, but they shall be very deep in condemnation, for they hold the truth in unrighteousness; and there are others who have strained after holiness of life, but have denied the faith, like the Pharisees of old, of whom the Master said, they were “whitewashed sepulchres.”

We must have faith, for this is the foundation; we must have holiness of life, for this is the superstructure. Of what service is the mere foundation of a building to a man in the day of tempest? Can he hide himself therein? He wants a house to cover him, as well as a foundation for that house. Even so we need the superstructure of spiritual life if we would have comfort in the day of doubt. But seek not a holy life without faith, for that would be to erect a house which can afford no permanent shelter, because it has no foundation on a rock.

Let faith and life be put together, and, like the two abutments of an arch, they will make our piety enduring. Like light and heat streaming from the same sun, they are alike full of blessing. Like the two pillars of the temple, they are for glory and for beauty. They are two streams from the fountain of grace; two lamps lit with holy fire; two olive trees watered by heavenly care.

 O Lord, give us this day life within, and it will reveal itself without to Thy glory, we pray Thee!

Beloved, the Lord is concern so much about you because YOU are His delight. Of everything He created, we were told He created us in His image and He wants to delight in YOU. But without holiness your praises and worships cannot be accepted by Him. He will not delight in you.

I have enjoy some uncommon miracles and healings from God that convinced me beyond any doubt that He delights in me and am sure you will also testify to that in your life. So beyond our faith, is our perfection in God, Who is the Maker of heaven and earth. Ever consider your joy when your child or someone close to you is doing well, then imagine the joy of Your Creator when you succeed and make waves (Neh 8:10). Alleluia! Hear Him what He has to say concerning YOU:

“I will rejoice over them to do them good.” Jeremiah 32:41

How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in His saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we often have to groan, being burdened; conscious of our sinfulness, and deploring our unfaithfulness; and we fear that God’s people cannot take much delight in us, for they must perceive so much of our imperfections and our follies, that they may rather lament our infirmities than admire our graces.

 But we love to dwell upon this transcendent truth, this glorious mystery: that as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so does the Lord rejoice over us. We do not read anywhere that God delighteth in the cloud-capped mountains, or the sparkling stars, but we do read that He delighteth in the habitable parts of the earth, and that His delights are with the sons of men.

We do not find it written that even angels give His soul delight; nor doth He say, concerning cherubim and seraphim, “Thou shalt be called Hephzibah, for the Lord delighteth in thee”; but He does say all that to poor fallen creatures like ourselves, debased and depraved by sin, but saved, exalted, and glorified by His grace. In what strong language He expresses His delight in His people!

Who could have conceived of the eternal One as bursting forth into a song? Yet it is written, “He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.” As He looked upon the world He had made, He said, “It is very good”; but when He beheld those who are the purchase of Jesus’ blood, His own chosen ones, it seemed as if the great heart of the Infinite could restrain itself no longer, but overflowed in divine exclamations of joy.

Should not we utter our grateful response to such a marvellous declaration of His love, and sing, “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation?”

Finally, live the life of faith, do the walk of faith and the Lord will rejoice over you. Shalom!

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.