It is good to praise the Name of Lord; Maker of heaven and earth. Who forgive us all our trespasses and healed all our diseases. Who made His countenance to shine upon us and grant us peace. We thank You for the twelve month of this year and for all that You did for us in the past months. Let all glory to Your Holy Name.
This month calls for praises from every child of God. We should be grateful to God for Divine provisions, guidance and protections all through the year. The Lord granted us health of mind and body. He foiled all the plans and counsels of the evil ones against us, He also destroyed all their enterprise, The Lord clog their wheels and drown them in their own mischiefs.
What about many healings in our bodies and the works of our hands? All the secret battles He fought for us and many deliverances He worked for us. He put laughter in our mouths and wipe away our tears (Gen 15:1). Beloved, is good indeed to praise His Holy Name.
Beloved, we are in the grand finale of year 2014 and His declaration for the month is “New birth in Christ Jesus” (Jn 3:3). To those that have given their lives to Christ, He is granting us free spiritual check-up, and to those who are yet to give their lives to Christ, it is an invitation to do something about their lives before it is too late.
Beloved, having walked with Him all through the year, the Lord is saying to you, my son; my daughter, come, let us reason together once again. The Lord is granting us another opportunity to re-examine our lives.
Are you surprise as I was? On further inquiring, I discovered that the Lord is saying something we must listen to (1 Cor 10:12-14; Col 1:10; 4:6). Though my spirit is bearing me witness that so many of us are recalling when we gave our lives to Christ and how fervent we have been on fire for Him, therefore may not need this check-up. I want to quickly add that the Lord is speaking to you a believer, spirit filled and heaven bound. Is another opportunity to reexamining our lives and it is also an invitation extended to unbelievers through “you”.
However, It’s promising to be an exciting moment, you will be amaze at what the Lord will open up to you, so keep a date with us daily, Monday-Friday as you look forward to what the Hand of the Lord will do in and through you before the end of the year. Praise the Name of the Lord. the message below is telling you how the Lord is admiring you, please read on:
“Thou art all fair, my love.” Song 4:7
The Lord’s admiration of His Church is very a wonderful, and His description of her beauty is very glowing. She is not merely fair, but “all fair.” He views her in Himself, washed in His sin-atoning blood and clothed in His meritorious righteousness, and He considers her to be full of comeliness and beauty.
No wonder that such is the case, since it is but His own perfect excellency that He admires; for the holiness, glory, and perfection of His Church are His own glorious garments on the back of His own well-beloved spouse. She is not simply pure, or well-proportioned; she is positively lovely and fair! She has actual merit! Her deformities of sin are removed; but more, she has through her Lord obtained a meritorious righteousness by which an actual beauty is conferred upon her.
Believers have a positive righteousness given to them when they become “accepted in the beloved” (Eph. 1:6). Nor is the Church barely lovely, she is superlatively so. Her Lord styles her “Thou fairest among women.” She has a real worth and excellence which cannot be rivalled by all the nobility and royalty of the world. If Jesus could exchange His elect bride for all the queens and empresses of earth, or even for the angels in heaven, He would not, for He puts her first and foremost—”fairest among women.” Like the moon she far outshines the stars. Nor is this an opinion which He is ashamed of, for He invites all men to hear it.
He sets a “behold” before it, a special note of exclamation, inviting and arresting attention. “Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair” (Song of Sol. 4:1). His opinion He publishes abroad even now, and one day from the throne of His glory He will avow the truth of it before the assembled universe. “Come, ye blessed of my Father” (Matt. 25:34), will be His solemn affirmation of the loveliness of His elect.
Is possible you are struggling with giving your “All” to the King of kings. That is, you still have some part of your lives that you are keeping to yourself or struggling to give it Christ, come and hear what the wisest man on earth has to say concerning it:
“Behold, all is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 1:14
Nothing can satisfy the entire man but the Lord’s love and the Lord’s own self. Saints have tried to anchor in other roadsteads, but they have been driven out of such fatal refuges. Solomon, the wisest of men, was permitted to make experiments for us all, and to do for us what we must not dare to do for ourselves.
Here is his testimony in his own words: “So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.”
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” What! the whole of it vanity? O favoured monarch, is there nothing in all thy wealth? Nothing in that wide dominion reaching from the river even to the sea? Nothing in Palmyra’s glorious palaces? Nothing in the house of the forest of Lebanon? In all thy music and dancing, and wine and luxury, is there nothing? “Nothing,” he says, “but weariness of spirit.” This was his verdict when he had trodden the whole round of pleasure. To embrace our Lord Jesus, to dwell in His love, and be fully assured of union with Him—this is all in all.
Dear reader, you need not try other forms of life in order to see whether they are better than the Christian’s: if you roam the world around, you will see no sights like a sight of the Saviour’s face; if you could have all the comforts of life, if you lost your Saviour, you would be wretched; but if you win Christ, then should you rot in a dungeon, you would find it a paradise; should you live in obscurity, or die with famine, you will yet be satisfied with favour and full of the goodness of the Lord.
Let us answer this clarion call and make sure we are sure footed in Lord as we herald in the birth of our Lord Jesus, and as we do all the Lord will direct us to do, we will move from glory to glory unto that perfect day when we will meet Jesus face to face and receive from Him “come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”.
Remain blessed in the Lord.