We am going higher, we am going higher, we am going higher, higher, higher, higher, every day, exceeding grace! What a mighty God we serve x4. Let living water flow over my soul, let the Holy Spirit come and take control, of every situation that troubles my heart, all my care and burden unto thee I come.

O! Lord, we come before You with a heart full of gratitude, bowing down at Your feet and we are singing “Faithfull is Your Name!”. Lord, we magnify Your Name, we adore You, we sing praises to the One Who is sitted far above in the heavenly places. We magnified Your Name forever more. What more can we say Lord, that is befitting to You except we ask You to accept our praise and worship as an offering with sweet aroma.

Beloved, Let our praise be strong to pull down Your down His glory. Let it be strong enough as in the day of old to break the prison gate, and set the captive free, heal the sick and restore our lost glory in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen!

Father, we are thanking You for the month of September. Thank You for Your presence in our lives. Thank for all the provisions, protections, healings, deliverance, restorations above all, thank You for the gifts of salvation. So many came to the Lord in the month of the glorious lifting. The Lord lifted them from obscurity into His marvelous light. The wandering found home at last in Christ, it was indeed something great to rejoice in the Lord and be glad.

So many secured employments, many others started new businesses, some got married, others got admissions into schools of their choice, and so many others concluded their projects. It was indeed a month of glorious lifting beloved. The Lord lifted us up gloriously and we are back to say “Thank You”.  Are saying “Thank You Lord?

The gift of life worth my ‘Thanks’. Beloved, when ‘life’ is granted, other things fall into place as you will later read from the message the Lord is bringing our way today.

The Lord dealt graciously with us last month, we are not hoping for less but we are looking forward to nothing but the best from the King of kings, the Owner of life and all that He has created. Praise God!

Beloved, we welcome you to another month of Remembrance “ Our Month of Exceeding Grace.” (Eph 2:4-10)  Is someone excited? Are you rejoicing in the Lord Your Saviour?

Wow! I am going higher, I am going higher, I am going higher, higher, higher, higher every day, exceeding grace! Thank You Lord for Your kindness and goodness in our lives. We that were destined for wrath, destruction by the nature but Your Mercy Lord through Grace You rescued us from such destruction.

Beloved, have you ever encountered Grace? Do you know the power of Grace? Have you experienced ‘Grace’ in your live? What guarantees ‘Grace’ in our lives? What can hinder the ‘Works of Grace’ in an individual life? Is Grace by merit or a gift? By His grace, all these and many more will the Lord bring into focus all through this month. Make sure to keep a date with us all through the month of this ‘Exceeding Grace’. Amen!

Come as we celebrate another level of remembrance by the Lord backed up by His grace. Alleluia somebody! Come and sing forth the Honour of His Name and …:

“Sing forth the honour of His name, make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:2

It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God’s most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of His grace, is bound to praise God from day to day.

It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no commandment prescribing certain hours of song and thanksgiving: but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise God; and the unwritten mandate comes to us with as much force as if it had been recorded on the tables of stone, or handed to us from the top of thundering Sinai.

Yes, it is the Christian’s duty to praise God. It is not only a pleasurable exercise, but it is the absolute obligation of his life. Think not ye who are always mourning, that ye are guiltless in this respect, or imagine that ye can discharge your duty to your God without songs of praise. You are bound by the bonds of His love to bless His name so long as you live, and His praise should continually be in your mouth, for you are blessed, in order that you may bless Him; “this people have I formed for myself, they shall show forth my praise”; and if you do not praise God, you are not bringing forth the fruit which He, as the Divine Husbandman, has a right to expect at your hands.

Let not your harp then hang upon the willows, but take it down, and strive, with a grateful heart, to bring forth its loudest music. Arise and chant His praise. With every morning’s dawn, lift up your notes of thanksgiving, and let every setting sun be followed with your song. Girdle the earth with your praises; surround it with an atmosphere of melody, and God Himself will hearken from heaven and accept your music.

“E’en so I love Thee, and will love,

And in Thy praise will sing,

Because Thou art my loving God,

And my redeeming King.”

Beloved, are you praising the Lord for another opportunity to be what He has made you to be? Are you praising or are you murmuring about what God should have done but He is yet to do in your life? O! come off it.

Have you not heard that a thousand years is like a day before the Lord? (2Pet 3:8). You have not read also that He bought forth nation in one day? (Isa 66:8) Now come and read this and make the confession with your mouth that as long as there is life left in you, the Lord will perfect all that concerneth you. Even at the end, He will bring to pass His promise (1 Cor 15:58) to those that lived according to his commandment.

His power is mighty to deliver and to make whole. Whatever be it, the Lord is able to perfect it. Beloved, just know that a living dog truly is better than a dead lion:

“A living dog is better than a dead lion.” Ecclesiastes 9:4

Life is a precious thing, and in its humblest form it is superior to death. This truth is eminently certain in spiritual things. It is better to be the least in the kingdom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is superior to the noblest development of unregenerate nature. Where the Holy Ghost implants divine life in the soul, there is a precious deposit which none of the refinements of education can equal.

The thief on the cross excels Caesar on his throne; Lazarus among the dogs is better than Cicero among the senators; and the most unlettered Christian is in the sight of God superior to Plato. Life is the badge of nobility in the realm of spiritual things, and men without it are only coarser or finer specimens of the same lifeless material, needing to be quickened, for they are dead in trespasses and sins.

A living, loving, gospel sermon, however unlearned in matter and uncouth in style, is better than the finest discourse devoid of unction and power. A living dog keeps better watch than a dead lion, and is of more service to his master; and so the poorest spiritual preacher is infinitely to be preferred to the exquisite orator who has no wisdom but that of words, no energy but that of sound.

The like holds good of our prayers and other religious exercises; if we are quickened in them by the Holy Spirit, they are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, though we may think them to be worthless things; while our grand performances in which our hearts were absent, like dead lions, are mere carrion in the sight of the living God.

O for living groans, living sighs, living despondencies, rather than lifeless songs and dead calms. Better anything than death. The snarlings of the dog of hell will at least keep us awake, but dead faith and dead profession, what greater curses can a man have? Quicken us, quicken us, O Lord!

Beloved, once there is breathe in your nostrils the Lord will bring to pass all His promises to you to pass. Remember Defeat is not an option! Quitting is out of it. Keep on believing God. Don’t get tried, don’t be dismay. The Lord will surely bring it to pass, I assured you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This month will deliver fatness at your door, you will live off the fat of the land. The land will yield its increase and your vet will be with new wine according to the word of the Lord. His hand will bring it to pass and you will sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. He will show his exceeding riches of His grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

Let the Lord quicken us in faith and in His rich mercy as His grace abound in our lives going forward. Beloved, once again, we welcome you into your month of “Exceeding Grace”

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.