Blessed be The Name of the Lord, For He is worthy, He is worthy, He is worthy. You are worthy to be glorified; You are worthy; Lord Jesus. Worthy! You are worthy! King of kings, Lord of lords You are worthy. Your children are saying Lord, You are worthy, You are worthy O! Lord. Be thou glorified.

Today is the day of the Lord and we are here to worship Him for He is Worthy of praise. Whosoever will, let him take of the water freely (Rev 22:17) and His everlasting joy shall be upon them. We are the children of light (1 Thess 5:5).  And we will walk in the Name of the Lord forever and ever (Mic 4:5).

Beloveth, come make your request known to him (Phil 4:6), do not despair. Believe in the Lord, Your Saviour for Our God is ABLE TO DO WHAT He says he will do and all that you can ever think of Him to do for you. Make your request known to Him but continue in prayer (Col 4:2). Don’t you ever give up on Him; He is able.

God must answer, because He is God answering God. For His Name sake, you will not be put to shame. But you must do your part and wait on Him to do that which only He can do, (2 Cor 1:20). Looking back in bible times He answered all and He does same things over and over again, surprised? Read (Eccl 3:15 NLT). So what He did in the time past, He is still able to do it in your life now. Just be nearer to Him.

Pray without ceasing for God desire you live close to Him. Prayer is the shortest way to Him and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Draw nearer to Him and He will draw nearer to you, for when they seek Him; He was found by them (2 Chr 15:4) when you find Him you will have a wonderful experience that you will not able to contain (2 Cor 12:9). His grace will be sufficient for you; for your strength is made perfect in weakness. This is the experience of those who live nearer the Almighty, therefore, come let us join ourselves to the Lord (Jer 50:5):

 

A people near unto him.” Psalm 148:14

The dispensation of the old covenant was that of distance. When God appeared even to His servant Moses, He said, “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet”; and when He manifested Himself upon Mount Sinai, to His own chosen and separated people, one of the first commands was, “Thou shalt set bounds about the mount.” Both in the sacred worship of the tabernacle and the temple, the thought of distance was always prominent.

The mass of the people did not even enter the outer court. Into the inner court none but the priests might dare to intrude; while into the innermost place, or the holy of holies, the high priest entered but once in the year. It was as if the Lord in those early ages would teach man that sin was so utterly loathsome to Him, that He must treat men as lepers put without the camp; and when He came nearest to them, He yet made them feel the width of the separation between a holy God and an impure sinner.

When the gospel came, we were placed on quite another footing. The word “Go” was ex changed for “Come”; distance was made to give place to nearness, and we who aforetime were afar off, were made nigh by the blood of Jesus Christ. Incarnate Deity has no wall of fire about it. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” is the joyful proclamation of God as He appears in human flesh.

Not now does He teach the leper his leprosy by setting him at a distance, but by Himself suffering the penalty of His defilement. What a state of safety and privilege is this nearness to God through Jesus! Do you know it by experience? If you know it, are you living in the power of it? Marvellous is this nearness, yet it is to be followed by a dispensation of greater nearness still, when it shall be said, “The tabernacle of God is with men, and He doth dwell among them.” Hasten it, O Lord.

Return unto Him, you who had wandered away from Him. He is waiting with an outstretch arm to welcome you home. You cannot afford to stay off forever, He cast none away that returned unto Him. Come and confess your sins to Him and you will live. Consider the message below, seek His forgiveness and live as did David:

“I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” Psalm 32:5

David’s grief for sin was bitter. Its effects were visible upon his outward frame: “his bones waxed old”; “his moisture was turned into the drought of summer.” No remedy could he find, until he made a full confession before the throne of the heavenly grace. He tells us that for a time he kept silence, and his heart became more and more filled with grief: like a mountain tarn whose outlet is blocked up, his soul was swollen with torrents of sorrow. He fashioned excuses; he endeavoured to divert his thoughts, but it was all to no purpose; like a festering sore his anguish gathered, and as he would not use the lancet of confession, his spirit was full of torment, and knew no rest.

 At last it came to this, that he must return unto his God in humble penitence, or die outright; so he hastened to the mercy-seat, and there unrolled the volume of his iniquities before the all-seeing One, acknowledging all the evil of his ways in language such as you read in the fifty-first and other penitential Psalms.

Having done this, a work so simple and yet so difficult to pride, he received at once the token of divine forgiveness; the bones which had been broken were made to rejoice, and he came forth from his closet to sing the blessedness of the man whose transgression is forgiven. See the value of a grace-wrought confession of sin!

It is to be prized above all price, for in every case where there is a genuine, gracious confession, mercy is freely given, not because the repentance and confession deserve mercy, but for Christ’s sake. Blessed be God, there is always healing for the broken heart; the fountain is ever flowing to cleanse us from our sins. Truly, O Lord, Thou art a God “ready to pardon!” Therefore will we acknowledge our iniquities.

Beloved by His strips you are healed (1 Pet 2:4). Remember what David said, when He has not confessed his sins, his bone rots away. You are made whole in Him. Jesus is Same Yesterday, Today and Forever (Heb 13:8).

Don’t allow today to pass you by without reconciling with your Maker. Did you backslid, do not stay there, go back as did the prodigal son and he is remember upon until this day. Do like wise and you will live.

Pray for His cleansing power that is available for take and you never be the same again. Click here to accept Jesus Now, if you are yet to receive Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. You are also invited to click on it, if you have backslidden, so as to reconnect again to the folds. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us (1 Cor 5:7) to set us free from bondage of sin, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, we have the true liberty (2 Cor 4:17).

After today, the devil has no path with you any longer, just stay nearer to Him and you will be free for ever. Amen!  Because God loves you, He rescued you from the slavery of sins (Deut 7:8) and whatever He doeth shall be forever, thus says the Lord (Eccl 3:14)

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Evang/ Ifeoma Ohondu

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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.