He is alive, forever, He is alive, Jesus is alive, forever He is alive Amen. He is alive, forever, He is alive, Jesus is alive, forever He is alive Amen.// Thank You for saving me thank You my Lord thank You for saving me thank You my Lord.
Heavenly Father, we thank you, we blessed your Name, we adore You Ancient of Days for Who You are. We come before the Throne this day for reverence You for the countless blessings that You bestowed on us, glory be to Your Name forever and ever.
Beloveth, good morning. How was your weekend? Hope fine? Glory be to Jesus who loves us with an everlasting love. How did you fare in the month, thoughtfully well? I believe God has been gracious to you and blessed you beyond your imaginations and that is His wish for you (Jer 29:11).
To glory of God this month is gradually rolling away never to be, is possible that all you are trusting God for was not fulfilled. I come with goodnews to you that God is still in the business of doing good. He will never you nor forsake you.
We have written to you concerning this things that when it seems to you that all is not working the way you want it just know that God is still in the workshop putting together your request. It also means that the time of manifestation has not yet come. At the due time God will show up.
This month as pronounce by the Spirit of God as our month of freedom through the love of Christ has been a wonderful month indeed. I believe you have many testimonies to share about the goodness of God towards you and your family, friends and colleagues. Praise God!
I in particular had a nice time with every ministration that the Lord sent to us. I saw the living God all the way, manifesting to suit each occasion as they show up. I believe I have witness in the house. Praise God!
The Lord is saying to someone before the end of this month I will show up in your case, if that individual shout a benefiting Alleluia!!!!!!!!!
However, today’s ministration is coming your way to drive home to you what establishes your freedom forever. Beloved, the Lord is saying something to you, will you listen and pay great attention as He speaks forth?
You are “set apart.” Someone is surprise at what am writing. Nothing to be surprised at, the Lord is saying to you that you are set apart unto Him to do His good pleasure and will. Are you willing to do so?
If you are, then come along with me as we consider the message before us and study it along with the book of liberty.
“Ye shall be named the priests of the Lord.” Isa. 61:6
This literal promise to Israel belongs spiritually to the seed after the Spirit, namely, to all believers. If we live up to our privileges, we shall live unto God so clearly and distinctly, that men shall see that we are set apart for holy service, and shall name us the priests of the Lord.
We may work, or trade, as others do, and yet we may be solely and wholly the ministering servants of God. Our one occupation shall be to present the perpetual sacrifice of prayer, and praise, and testimony, and self-consecration, to the living God by Jesus Christ.
This being our one aim, we may leave distracting concerns to those who have no higher calling. “Let the dead bury their dead.” It is written, “Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vine-dressers.”
They may manage politics, puzzle out financial problems, discuss science, and settle the last new quibbles of criticism; but we will give ourselves unto such service as becomes those who, like the Lord Jesus, are ordained to a perpetual priesthood.
Accepting this honorable promise as involving a sacred duty, let us put on the vestments of holiness, and minister before the Lord all day long.
I love this part, let us put on the vestments of holiness and minister before the Lord all day long. Wow! did you notice that the “vestment of holiness.” What is the vestment of holiness?
I will answer you this with a story someone sent to me through whatsapp and it goes like this, ‘When an European airline was initially launched, an educated Christian gentleman was travelling in the first class section. An air hostess approached him with complimentary drink, this was an alcohol drink, but the man politely refused. The air hostess returned but this time brought the drink on a platter, designed to appeal and impress. However, the Christian man again politely refused, explanting he doesn’t drink alcohol. The air hostess was concerned and informed the manager. The manager approached the man with another platter, now designed with flowers. He questioned, “Is there something wrong with our services? Please enjoy the drink, it is a complimentary offer.” Then, the Christian proposed that the manager should give the drink to the pilot first. The manager stated, “How can the pilot drink alcohol, he’s on duty! And if he drinks there are all chances for the plane to crash.” The Christian passenger with tears in his eyes, replied, “I am a Christian and I am ALWAYS on duty in order to protect my FAITH and if I drink Alcohol I will crash my whole life here and hereafter. I AM 100% ON DUTY!”
Wow! What a profound wisdom. Beloved, maybe yours might not be an alcohol, it may be tempting you for sex as it was done to Joseph, battling with how to control your anger, profane and vain babblings, your dressing, your attitude towards people and finally not sharing the Word do you know that souls are dying because of those reckless behaviors of yours?
Beloved are YOU 100% on DUTY? So how do you wear your Holy vestment? Every now and then? Or ever on? You need to answer this question personally because it needs a personal answer. The book of James told us to ask wisdom from God because He gives liberally to those who asked from him. It means that you may not have what it takes to undertake a particular assignment but you have an open cheque to ask from the Lord. Don’t die in ignorance because it is no excuse. God command us to open our mouth wide to ask. And Jesus said ask and you will receive. I believe the young man prayed to God to give the wisdom that is required at that time to answer them so that the Name of the Lord will be glorified. And God did just that.
Beloved, remember yea are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s (1 Cor 3:23) therefore, we must be conscious of the way we live our lives. Also note that everyone will be rewarded according to his/her labour (1 Cor 3:8). The story above showed that the young man feared the Lord and hear what the bible said concerning them that fear God “yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.” Eccl 8:12b (KJV).
Do you fear the Lord? Do you wear a vestment of holiness? God will help you if you call upon Him.
Ask for His strength in what you are doing and you will see God working in your favour:
“His bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Genesis 49:24
That strength which God gives to His Josephs is real strength; it is not a boasted valour, a fiction, a thing of which men talk, but which ends in smoke; it is true—divine strength. Why does Joseph stand against temptation? Because God gives him aid.
There is nought that we can do without the power of God. All true strength comes from “the mighty God of Jacob.” Notice in what a blessedly familiar way God gives this strength to Joseph—”The arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Thus God is represented as putting His hands on Joseph’s hands, placing His arms on Joseph’s arms.
Like as a father teaches his children, so the Lord teaches them that fear Him. He puts His arms upon them. Marvellous condescension! God Almighty, Eternal, Omnipotent, stoops from His throne and lays His hand upon the child’s hand, stretching His arm upon the arm of Joseph, that he may be made strong!
This strength was also covenant strength, for it is ascribed to “the mighty God of Jacob.” Now, wherever you read of the God of Jacob in the Bible, you should remember the covenant with Jacob. Christians love to think of God’s covenant. All the power, all the grace, all the blessings, all the mercies, all the comforts, all the things we have, flow to us from the well-head, through the covenant.
If there were no covenant, then we should fail indeed; for all grace proceeds from it, as light and heat from the sun. No angels ascend or descend, save upon that ladder which Jacob saw, at the top of which stood a covenant God. Christian, it may be that the archers have sorely grieved you, and shot at you, and wounded you, but still your bow abides in strength; be sure, then, to ascribe all the glory to Jacob’s God.
Beloved, are you ‘set apart’ unto the Lord? Are You on 100% duty? Mediate on these Things, as this will establish your freedom forever.
This week is declared blessed in the Lord. Go and do exploits for the Lord. before the end of this month, God will visit you and bless you. our God is merciful. Be ever abiding in Him.
Remain blessed in the Lord
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu