Eternal Rock of Ages, we worship You. We glorified in heaven, be glorified here on earth. We thank You for everything You graciously bestowed in our life. Blessed be Thy Holy Name forever and ever! Amen.
O Lord! You answers prayer; Our God answers prayer indeed, when we call Him in truth and in spirit. Holy Communion; true fellowship He despise not.
Beloved, Did you speak to Father as you were encouraged to do? Did you have fellowship with your Father? Sometime events around us get us startled, we tend to lose focus and get worried. Let us remember (Matt 11:28-30).
When the answer is delayed, let there be an inward check up, to see if there is any shortfall anywhere, if there is, make a mend but if not, be hopeful for your answer will surely come, truly He hear especially when it for a just cause.
The message before us encouraging us to share one another burden. When Daniel prayed concerning the children of Israelite in the place of bondage, God heard him. Same with Nehemiah, Ezra, Esther and so many other prophets. Make yourself one of such instrument in God hand and He will hear you whenever you come:
At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Yahweh and had high regard for His name.—Malachi 3:16
God has designed His kingdom so that Christians with kindred spirits join together. It is exciting when you find another Christian who shares the same concerns and burdens that you do! Often, God will graciously bring another believer alongside you who will undergird you in the work and concerns God has placed on your heart.
God releases a powerful dimension of His presence to His children when they unite in heart and mind regarding His kingdom. The Bible says that when two or more Christians meet and reverently discuss matters concerning the Lord, God is pleased to listen to them and to respond to their concerns. When two or three believers agree in prayer, God chooses to respond to their unity by making His powerful presence known in their midst (Matt. 18:19–20). When two people walked together and discussed the confusing events of Christ’s crucifixion, Jesus joined them and helped them understand the events of their day (Luke 24:13–32).
If you are carrying concerns about your family or your church or your friends, ask God to bring like-minded believers around you to share the burden with you in conversation and in prayer. Don’t attempt to bear your load of cares on your own. You may pray about them, but you will miss the blessing of uniting together with a group of believers who join together to intercede for one another and to enjoy God’s presence.
Everything God has woven into the fabric of His kingdom promotes interdependence, not individualism. As you face your concerns, deliberately seek out other believers with whom you can stand and share your load.
Beloved, Jesus is our all in all. He never change. He is ever besides us encouraging us to keep on moving. In difficult terrain He carries us, and He keep on urging us to move on. He is everything to them that beliveth. Glory be to God. Have you receive Him as your Lord and personal savior? Click here to do that now if you have not:
“As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord.” Colossians 2:6
The life of faith is represented as receiving—an act which implies the very opposite of anything like merit. It is simply the acceptance of a gift. As the earth drinks in the rain, as the sea receives the streams, as night accepts light from the stars, so we, giving nothing, partake freely of the grace of God.
The saints are not, by nature, wells, or streams, they are but cisterns into which the living water flows; they are empty vessels into which God pours His salvation. The idea of receiving implies a sense of realization, making the matter a reality. One cannot very well receive a shadow; we receive that which is substantial: so is it in the life of faith, Christ becomes real to us.
While we are without faith, Jesus is a mere name to us—a person who lived a long while ago, so long ago that His life is only a history to us now! By an act of faith Jesus becomes a real person in the consciousness of our heart. But receiving also means grasping or getting possession of. The thing which I receive becomes my own: I appropriate to myself that which is given.
When I receive Jesus, He becomes my Saviour, so mine that neither life nor death shall be able to rob me of Him. All this is to receive Christ—to take Him as God’s free gift; to realize Him in my heart, and to appropriate Him as mine.
Salvation may be described as the blind receiving sight, the deaf receiving hearing, the dead receiving life; but we have not only received these blessings, we have received CHRIST JESUS Himself. It is true that He gave us life from the dead. He gave us pardon of sin; He gave us imputed righteousness.
These are all precious things, but we are not content with them; we have received Christ Himself. The Son of God has been poured into us, and we have received Him, and appropriated Him. What a heartful Jesus must be, for heaven itself cannot contain Him!
Beloved, ask Jesus to tabernacle with you this day and forever more.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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