I praise You, I praise You O Lord, in my life, I see what You one more time Lord, I lift up my voice to You.// You are the Pillar that holds my life. Master Jesus, You are the pillar that holds my life.

Father, we Thank You, we blessed Your Holy Name we worship You, we give You praise, we give You adoration in the name of Jesus. Thank You for making it possible for us to be among the living. Thank You O Lord for upholding us O Lord, in spite of entice of the devil to pull us down. To make us lose our testimony in Christ. Glory be to You Lord. Continue O Lord to teach us Thy way (Ps 27:11).

Merciful Jesus Thank You for being our Light Jn 1:4. Shine through us, we pray thee that we may be true ambassadors of yours, doers of Your Word and not forgetful hearers in Jesus Name.

Dear beloved hope you said amen to the prayer above. Why, someone wants to know. Kindness can come in various form. Sometime you may be directly involve, at other times it might be your concurrence that will actualize the act of kindness. So be careful not to misjudge any situation (Heb 4:14)

You may see yourself in a situation where the devil has sorely afflicted and you are left with nothing than to turn your back to such an individual in a critical situation. Beloved, if you have been following our teachings here, we have pointed out on many occasion who your real enemy is.

Beloveth, though the attacked might be through an individual or a group but is important for you to know the ‘person’ behind the mask – the devil.

The situation I am painting here is a real life situation. You may be a manager in an office or a messenger either in the office or home, it cuts across. As a manager, before you is an appraisal of this individual who have allowed the devil to use him against you and sincerely you will want use the big stick because it is in your custody.

The same enemy is at work, telling you why this is an opportune time for you. Beloveth it might be more than that, it might be more than appraisal issue. It might be a situation to save a life or a family member from ejection but because you are sorely bitter, your refusal might cost a life which will lead to blaspheming the Name of Lord.

I pray for you that God will help you at such trying times (Ps 119:173). When you will look beyond who you are, the hurting on your personality or otherwise. You must remember that Christ was also sorely waxed, denied by one of His disciple and was betrayed by another one. But He forgave all.

Again you are Christ ambassador, you must do exactly what Jesus would do in such a situation. It takes God to look beyond pains and insults inflicted on you and humbly surrender to Jesus, Who though was chastise but He responded not but humbled himself to the point of death on the cross.

Slave to righteousness is a message you keep in view to constantly remind yourself who you are in Christ Jesus. My prayer for you is that you will not fail God. You must stand up for righteousness at all times and you see God fighting all your battle and putting the devil under your feet forever in Jesus’s Name.

Again, having reminded ourselves that there is nothing too difficult for God to do yesterday, it does not matter what is happening around you or what you are passing through. What is important is that you have a Father who can do all things; of whom everything is possible and stand in awe of Who He is. Praise God (Ps 62:5-8). I want you to know also that if you suffer for Christ sake now, you will also reign with Him hereafter.

Come along with me as we dig further on this:

And having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.—Romans 6:18

Before you were a Christian you were a slave, in bondage to sin. Even when you did not want to sin, you were unable to do otherwise (Rom. 7:15–24). When God saved you, He freed you from sin, but you remained a slave. Now, rather than being bound to sin, you are bound to righteousness. In every area of your life you are obligated to do what honors God.

There are some who believe that when Christ sets them free, they are free to do whatever they want. That is not so. The apostle Paul realized that when he began following Christ he became a “bondservant” of Christ, and his life was no longer his own (Rom. 1:1). Now, rather than being enslaved to sin, he was enslaved to God and His righteousness.

When people mistreated him, he had forfeited the right to respond from his natural feelings but was compelled to offer a righteous response. When he was tempted, he was no longer free to succumb to his feelings. Paul could not enter the workplace and act selfishly. He understood that, as a slave of righteousness, he was obligated to live a holy life, honoring his Master.

Righteous living is not an option for a Christian. Nor is it something we must try to do over time. It is an obligation, mandatory for every child of God. Our freedom in Christ is not freedom to do what we want. It is freedom to live righteously, something we could not do when we were in bondage to sin. Now that we are free to live righteously, we must allow the Holy Spirit to produce in us a holy, sanctified life (1 John 3:7).

May God be your help at such a time in Jesus Name (Job 35:9-11). Your God is more than able if you can ask Him to give you wisdom you need to run the race and the grace to be humble.

Let’s keep going:

 

“If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.” 2Timothy 2:12

 

We must not imagine that we are suffering for Christ, and with Christ, if we are not in Christ. Beloved friend, are you trusting to Jesus only? If not, whatever you may have to mourn over on earth, you are not “suffering with Christ,” land have no hope of reigning with Him in heaven. Neither are we to conclude that all a Christian’s sufferings are sufferings with Christ, for it is essential that he be called by God to suffer.

If we are rash and imprudent, and run into positions for which neither providence nor grace has fitted us, we ought to question whether we are not rather sinning than communing with Jesus. If we let passion take the place of judgment, and self-will reign instead of Scriptural authority, we shall fight the Lord’s battles with the devil’s weapons, and if we cut our own fingers we must not be surprised.

Again, in troubles which come upon us as the result of sin, we must not dream that we are suffering with Christ. When Miriam spoke evil of Moses, and the leprosy polluted her, she was not suffering for God. Moreover, suffering which God accepts must have God’s glory as its end. If I suffer that I may earn a name, or win applause, I shall get no other reward than that of the Pharisee.

It is requisite also that love to Jesus, and love to His elect, be ever the mainspring of all our patience. We must manifest the Spirit of Christ in meekness, gentleness, and forgiveness. Let us search and see if we truly suffer with Jesus. And if we do thus suffer, what is our “light affliction” compared with reigning with Him?

Oh it is so blessed to be in the furnace with Christ, and such an honour to stand in the pillory with Him, that if there were no future reward, we might count ourselves happy in present honour; but when the recompense is so eternal, so infinitely more than we had any right to expect, shall we not take up the cross with alacrity, and go on our way rejoicing?

In Phil 4:13, the bible says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Tell God to help you to go in the strength of the Lord for you cannot help yourself aside Him (Ps 71:16; 1Jn 1:3).

Finally, I pray that an Abigail be sent your way so that you will not avenge your hurt (! Sam 25:32; Ps 119:173). Beloved read Rom 12:10 – 21- the Christian Sword I call it and one of tenets in this ministry and you will be richly blessed.

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.