Gracious Father, hallow be thou name, let thy kingdom come and may will forever be here on earth as it is in heaven, glory be to You. O! Lord thank You for this great moment to fellowship with You. We praise You, we adorn thee forever.
In this month of “Divine Lifting” Lord, You will lift us to our next levels in career, family, ministries in Jesus name. We will be lifted above sin, sickness and sorrows in Jesus name.
Are you confined in any situation in life, what is happening now might not look like a lifting plan, but you know what Jesus said if you confess me before men I will confess you before my father which is in heaven. I am not ashamed of the circumstance I found myself presently neither am I moved by that situations, ill health, financial position in everything I count it lost for the sake of Christ through whom am save, sanctified and made whole. Praise the Lord. Beloveth, never be ashamed of Whom you believed in “Jesus”.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 10:32
Gracious promise! It is a great Joy to me to confess my Lord. Whatever my faults may be, I am not ashamed of Jesus, nor do I fear to declare the doctrines of His cross. O Lord, I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart.
Sweet is the prospect which the text sets before me! Friends forsake and enemies exult, but the Lord does not disown His servant. Doubtless my Lord will own me even here, and give me new tokens of His favorable regard.
But there comes a day when I must stand before the great Father. What bliss to think that Jesus will confess me then! He will say, “This man truly trusted me, and was willing to be reproached for my name’s sake; and therefore I acknowledge him as mine.” The other day a great man was made a knight, and the Queen handed him a jeweled garter; but what of that?
It will be an honor beyond all honors for the Lord Jesus to confess us in the presence of the divine Majesty in the Heavens. Never let me be ashamed to own my Lord. Never let me indulge a cowardly silence, or allow a fainthearted compromise. Shall I blush to own Him who promises to own me?
And He will also say, come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matt 25:34. Will you be numbered among those Christ will say this to? The path way to it you discover below:
“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8
Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot know Jesus through another person’s acquaintance with Him. No, I must know Him myself; I must know Him on my own account.
It will be an intelligent knowledge—I must know Him, not as the visionary dreams of Him, but as the Word reveals Him. I must know His natures, divine and human. I must know His offices—His attributes—His works—His shame—His glory.
I must meditate upon Him until I “comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.” It will be an affectionate knowledge of Him; indeed, if I know Him at all, I must love Him. An ounce of heart knowledge is worth a ton of head learning.
Our knowledge of Him will be a satisfying knowledge. When I know my Saviour, my mind will be full to the brim—I shall feel that I have that which my spirit panted after. “This is that bread whereof if a man eat he shall never hunger.”
At the same time it will be an exciting knowledge; the more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. The higher I climb the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. I shall want the more as I get the more. Like the miser’s treasure, my gold will make me covet more.
To conclude; this knowledge of Christ Jesus will be a most happy one; in fact, so elevating, that sometimes it will completely bear me up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows; and it will, while I enjoy it, make me something more than “Man that is born of woman, who is of few days, and full of trouble”; for it will fling about me the immortality of the everliving Saviour, and gird me with the golden girdle of His eternal joy.
Come, my soul, sit at Jesus’s feet and learn of Him all this day in Jesus name, Amen! May our lives be a showcase of the kingdom while here on earth in Jesus name!
Remain blessed in Lord.
Evang Ifeoma Ohondu