Great is thy Faithfulness great is thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see, all that I needed Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy Faithfulness Lord unto me.// Who is like unto Thee, O Lord! Who is like unto Thee, among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness, fearful in praising doing wonders Alleluia.
Father we thank You for another day in Your presence. We are grateful and we come to say Thank You. It is only the living and the sound in mind that can praise You with a deep sense of reverence, Thank You and Thank You and thank You Lord. Thank You for the gift of another month, another opportunity to do exploits through Your Mighty powers. Thank You for not getting weary of us, Thank You for not abandoning us in the various pits of lie but by Your Mighty hand, You draw us and set our feet going. Blessed be to Thy Holy Name, Amen!
Beloveth, how are you doing? Jesus is a wonderful man you know. Are you grateful for all He has been doing for you? By the grace of God we will be learning much from Him again this month. So be prepared to follow through to get the word in season that will set you free forever.
Meekness as a virtue was well displayed in the life of Jesus and if we claimed to be His followers, such must also be displayed in our lifestyle. Come to think of it Jesus Christ as the son of God was there in the beginning (Gen1:26; Jn16:17, 28) yet made Himself of no reputation. That is, He humbled Himself in obedience to the will of His father and died on the cross so as to reconcile us back to God (Phil 2:5-11).
The following usually come to mind when I study this very passage of the bible, firstly, it shows that God can be trusted (Jn17:4-5; Phil 2:9-11). God is loving (Eph 2:4-6; Rom 5:8). God has respect for His Word (Heb 6:18; Num23:19). It also means that Jesus also have faith in His Father. And that should gladden our heart, having had a month teaching on faith.
Beloved, Jesus in His own Word in Jn 10:15-18 made this explicit for us, showing that His right as a son was not violated nor was it abuse but He humbled Himself to do His father’s will and so He came down on earth as babe into Joseph and Mary’s home of low estate though He is the Saviour of the whole world.
Beloved, humility displayed. Did God honoured Him? Yes He did honour Him according to Phil 2:9-11.
Beloved, the way to this humility as our have started from yesterday ministration is what we will studying all through the month and every other thing that will aid our understanding of this topic as God will lay in our hands.
However in our lesson today, we will be seeing God’s faithfulness in action. Even the seasons knows that God is faithful why men are afraid of their provisions. Beloved, we come along way learning to manifest great virtues that are in Christ and this month is not an exception. Don’t forget that we also mentioned to you that we have two great power of God that will propel us through the month as the day go by. So be strong and never give up, God has not given up on you, He is too faithful to fail you and I. Praise God. So let’s ride on:
“Pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.” Song 7:13
The spouse desires to give to Jesus all that she produces. Our heart has “all manner of pleasant fruits,” both “old and new,” and they are laid up for our Beloved. At this rich autumnal season of fruit, let us survey our stores. We have new fruits. We desire to feel new life, new joy, new gratitude; we wish to make new resolves and carry them out by new labours; our heart blossoms with new prayers, and our soul is pledging herself to new efforts.
But we have some old fruits too. There is our first love: a choice fruit that! and Jesus delights in it. There is our first faith: that simple faith by which, having nothing, we became possessors of all things. There is our joy when first we knew the Lord: let us revive it. We have our old remembrances of the promises.
How faithful has God been! In sickness, how softly did He make our bed! In deep waters, how placidly did He buoy us up! In the flaming furnace, how graciously did He deliver us. Old fruits, indeed! We have many of them, for His mercies have been more than the hairs of our head. Old sins we must regret, but then we have had repentances which He has given us, by which we have wept our way to the cross, and learned the merit of His blood.
We have fruits, this morning, both new and old; but here is the point—they are all laid up for Jesus. Truly, those are the best and most acceptable services in which Jesus is the solitary aim of the soul, and His glory, without any admixture whatever, the end of all our efforts. Let our many fruits be laid up only for our Beloved; let us display them when He is with us, and not hold them up before the gaze of men. Jesus, we will turn the key in our garden door, and none shall enter to rob Thee of one good fruit from the soil which Thou hast watered with Thy bloody sweat.
Our all shall be Thine, Thine only, O Jesus, our Beloved!
Is that your confession also? His grace and glory will bring it pass. All the outstanding issues in your life, God is aware of them all and He will surely give you grace and glory. Praise the Name of Jesus:
“He will give grace and glory.” Psalm 84:11
Bounteous is Jehovah in His nature; to give is His delight. His gifts are beyond measure precious, and are as freely given as the light of the sun. He gives grace to His elect because He wills it, to His redeemed because of His covenant, to the called because of His promise, to believers because they seek it, to sinners because they need it.
He gives grace abundantly, seasonably, constantly, readily, sovereignly; doubly enhancing the value of the boon by the manner of its bestowal. Grace in all its forms He freely renders to His people: comforting, preserving, sanctifying, directing, instructing, assisting grace, He generously pours into their souls without ceasing, and He always will do so, whatever may occur. Sickness may befall, but the Lord will give grace; poverty may happen to us, but grace will surely be afforded; death must cone but grace will light a candle at the darkest hour. Reader, how blessed it is as years roll round, and the leaves begin again to fall, to enjoy such an unfading promise as this, “The Lord will give grace.”
The little conjunction “and” in this verse is a diamond rivet binding the present with the future: grace and glory always go together. God has married them, and none can divorce them. The Lord will never deny a soul glory to whom He has freely given to live upon His grace; indeed, glory is nothing more than grace in its Sabbath dress, grace in full bloom, grace like autumn fruit, mellow and perfected.
How soon we may have glory none can tell! It may be before this month of October has run out we shall see the Holy City; but be the interval longer or shorter, we shall be glorified ere long. Glory, the glory of heaven, the glory of eternity, the glory of Jesus, the glory of the Father, the Lord will surely give to His chosen. Oh, rare promise of a faithful God!
Two golden links of one celestial chain:
Who owneth grace shall surely glory gain.
Jesus saw this same glory, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and (now) set down at the right hand of the Throne of God. Beloved don’t be short sighted, have in eternity in view and you will not only have dominion you will also triumph.
Beloved, I glad to announce to you that the glory of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former, saith the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I (God) give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.
Remain blessed in the Lord.