All power belongs to Jesus, all power belongs to Jesus, all power belongs to Jesus, no power belongs to satan.// What a Mighty God we serve, alleluia! What a Mighty God we serve, alleluia! heaven and earth adore Him, angels bow before Him, what a Mighty God we serve!

Thank You Father for another bless opportunity to be in Your Presence and learn at Your feet, Father we do take for granted. We reverence O! Holy one of Israel blessed Thy Name forever and ever in Jesus Name. You are truly a Wonder to my soul and as many as believeth in Thee. Come, have Your way again in our today, help us to be everything You have made us to be, quicken our spirit by Your Spirit and let our life radiate Your light and love which You have shed abroad in our heart through Your Spirit Amen!

Beloved, good morning! How are you doing? Hope you are seeing God’s touch in your life and career? I am a living testimony, praise the Lord! The hand of God is so strong upon my life that I cannot thank Him enough. I know that my God will come and will fail. Praise be to Jesus whose power has broken the bar of iron and shatter the gate of brass, praise be to Jesus, alleluia Amen!!!

Yesterday’s topic was inexhaustible; I still have few things to talk about. I want to ask you this question “will you choose the fear of the Lord?

What are your fears? Frogs, tornados, clowns, the dark or spiders? These fears have a grown man standing on a chair! Some are afraid of the dark, I use to be so you see me dash in and out when I was still young and was sent on errand. Our fear can be deep set and crippling. Many last a lifetime, even if they seem unfounded and silly to those around us. (For anyone who is under these siege of these demonic fear be let loose now in Jesus Name).

Fear like I mentioned yesterday are of two types. One is “phobos,” a fear that either keeps us bound up with terror, or causes us to flee in face of the unknown. The bible has hundreds of scriptures telling us not to have this kind of fear. The other fear is “yirah” which is awe and respect. This type of fear keeps us safe from consequences. It’s a healthy fear and we have so many scriptures encouraging to “yirah,” to “fear God”. The fear of God is a place of safety for us. It sets a boundary of protection around us, keeping us from evil. It is a place of knowing Who He is, and of realizing whom we are not. Fear of God is a place of humility

Satan is so deceptive. We often have a deeper fear of him than we do of God. His lies and deceptions keep us in bondage to fear him, fear of the future, fear of death, fear of what people think, fear of things, all of these unhealthy fears drive us away from God. But the fear of God drives us to Him.

Fear of God has great rewards, but without it, we will drift away from him. Therefore brethren, choose the fear of the Lord. It will drive you towards Him. Are you blessed with the above insight, give Jesus a clapping ovation. ( Prov.1:7, 2:1-5, 3:7-8, 8:13, 14:26-27, Ps 36:1, 103:17-18)

Beloved, our God is a merciful and kind, He will surely make a way in our moments of trial. The stories in our message of today is good enough to teach us our state of mind why we pray. we don’t pray and don’t believe, it will not be answered. God is looking for that man or woman who believes as he/she prays. Even Jesus prayed and trusted God for it to be done. Oftentimes, we saw Him praying with thanksgiving and the Father has to back Him up.

Can we start by doing same, other than doubting while our lips is still praying. Let us always remember that God answers us when we call upon Him and the one He cannot take away like the case of our Lord Jesus Christ, He strengthens us to carry.

Beloved, let us have a good attitude to pray and we will triumph always. Let us also pray in Spirit as the Spirit knows the mind of Christ concerning every matter, praise the Lord.

Remember that the key to success is joy in the Holy Ghost. Rejoice always, I say rejoice!

Join me as we discover more:

 

Numbers 15:1-41,Psalm 35:11-16, Proverbs 8:18-19, Mark 14:22-42

Making Sadness Sing

They repay me evil for good, making me desolate…. I humbled myself with fasting, and my prayer was genuine.—Psalm 35:12-13

Expect God to supply you with the strength to transform everything that comes to you, making it contribute to the central purposes for which you live. “Expect God to supply you with strength.” That is the secret.

In the Christian life, we get what we expect. You likely have heard the story of the woman who, having heard a sermon on the text, “If anyone says to this mountain ‘Be lifted up,'” decided to try out her faith on a mountain near her home. Prior to going to sleep, she looked out of her window and said to the mountain, “Be lifted up.” In the morning, as soon as she awoke, she looked out, saw that the mountain was still there, and said woefully, “Just as I expected.” Yes, in the Christian life, we get what we expect.

Notice the remainder of the phrase from this line of advice: “… strength to transform everything that comes …” This is what Jesus did. As the Gospel writer recorded, “Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray, ‘Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me—nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.’ Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him” (Lk 22:41-43). Here, God’s answer was not to take away the cup but to supply the strength to turn that bitter cup into a cup of salvation, which He would put to the thirsty lips of humanity. In the midst of your trials, don’t whine to be released. Ask rather for the strength to make every sadness sing.

Prayer        

Father, don’t ever let me forget this lesson—that if I cannot change my surroundings, I can change my soul. Help me see that if I am not saved from a situation, then I can be saved in the situation. I am deeply thankful. Amen.

Further Study

Isa 40; 41:10; 2Co 12:9

What is promised to those who wait on the Lord?

What was Paul’s testimony?

Beloveth pray for the renewal of your strength. Ask God to strengthen from the inner mind and you will be a victor. We are nothing without Christ; therefore let us always look up to Him for help. Amen!

Read Rom 10:13, Phil 4: 4, 6.

 

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.