Blessed be the Name of the Lord, He is worthy to be praise and adore, Lord we lift our Holy hands in one accord, singing blessed be Thy Name, blessed be Thy Name of the Lord. He is alive forever, He is alive, my Jesus is alive forever is alive Amen!
Father, we thank You we bless You Father. What a loving Father You are to Your children who call on You, who trust You with all their hearts, who are patiently for intervention in their lives and situations. Father be praise forever in Jesus Name. Eternal Rock of Ages we bow before You to hallow Your Name above every other Name praised be Your Name forever. Thank You for answers to prayers.
It is so exciting to remember that the God we serve answering prayers. He is ever caring and His lovingkindness faileth not. Glory be to your Name forever and ever in Jesus Name.
Beloved, how are doing today? Did you prayer as we were encouraged yesterday. Did you asked God to show the way to secure eternity and be part of those that will wear the imperishable crown? I will encourage you that going forward you should be praying this prayer point the way you ask God to give you financial blessings and prosperity.
Beloved, do you know that when the end will come it only this crown that will stand you out, you will live all you your mansion, cars, friends and family and go alone to stand before the God Almighty. Let ne share an experience you with you that I got realm yesterday while walking down my street.
I saw a car with an obituary poster behind it. On it was from my calculation if you permit me I say she was born-again because of her outward appearance (dressing). I don’t know her in person. But am going somewhere. The thought that flash my mind was this – wahoo, how funny life is. This sister even if she was the owner of the car I saw poster on would only be part that car as a poster, never again will she sit in it nor claim ownership of the car or any other properties she must have worked for and earned whether genuinely or fraudulent.
Beloved, we sometime point things like this out because we are pilgrims here on earth and will one day depart to meet the Lord. Will the Lord say to you “well done good and faithful servant or depart from me.” Is worthy to give this a thought and amend the way we live our life daily. Praise God.
Beloved, today’s topic “tempted as we are” was carefully chosen to back up our yesterday teaching. Beloved, we have no excuse to fall out of the faith. You have God as your Father, Who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can stand. The Holy Spirit has been provided for your guidance, Jesus went to the cross and die for you.
What are those thing that you foresee will hinder your progress match to eternity and prevent you from earning the imperishable crown. It is important you point it out to the Holy Spirit to help you. He will help you. He will guide you and protect you from every assault of the Satan. Praise God.
So you have to make up your mind to win. Those who obtain the imperishable crown are winners. They are overcomers. You are an overcomer in Jesus Name.
I want to ask you “are you an overcomer?” The Name of this ministry was given in the place of prayer. It was not named after choice or desire but the Holy Spirit give it to me while waiting on Him. So if you are part of this ministry, you must make it your aim to truly overcome sin and Satan. It must be your aim to overcome and be a winner at the end of the day.
Our God is great. He love you and will not let your soul perish. Therefore, beloved whatever temptation that comes your way, you are not permitted to fall. You are not permitted to wake up one morning and backslid because of what is happening around you. So you have to make a resolve today to be an overcomer. Therefore you have to start living an overcomer’s life.
Our mentor is our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore our lifestyle should be exemplary as it is contained in 1 John 5:4; Rev 12:11. Our terms of reference and scope of operation is found in Heb 12:2 as it is contained in the bible.
Beloved, what this means is that we should continually look unto Jesus no matter what is happening around us. Praise God. let Jesus be our focus. Never to miss the mark.
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For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.—Hebrews 2:18
You will never face a temptation so strong that God has not made complete provision for you to overcome it. God, out of His love, has done everything necessary for you to be victorious whenever you face temptation. He has clearly revealed His will to you in Scripture so that you will not be confused about the right thing to do.
He has placed the Holy Spirit within you to guide you in your decisions and to convict you when you make harmful choices. With every temptation God also provides a way of escape so that you never have to yield to it (1 Cor. 10:13). Everything is in place for you to experience victory over every temptation.
God in His infinite love, however, has done even more to safeguard you from temptation. He has allowed Himself to suffer the full brunt of temptation. The very Son of God humbled Himself, taking on all the limitations of frail human flesh, and was tempted in every way that we are. Jesus knew what it was like to grow tired, to be hungry, to experience the same limitations we have; yet He was without sin.
It is to this One that we turn when we are facing temptation. Ours is not an unsympathetic God who is unconcerned with our struggle to live righteously, but we follow a God who knows how difficult it is to resist sin and withstand temptation. We can approach Christ with confidence, knowing that He understands our plight. He knows how to aid us when we are tempted.
Jesus was also faced with temptation while here but he chose not to sin because He knew the implication of what sin involves. So He ignored everything that will hinder his going to His Father after he went to cross. He carefully choose his lifestyle to be in conformity with heaven’s agenda and He emerged a winner at the end.
So beloved, you must be deliberate in your Christian walk to live as pleasing as unto the Lord. Remember we said yesterday that we must watch lest anyone takes away your crown.
How do ensure that you keep your crown at the end, fellow me as we discover more below:
“Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5
When the believer has begun with trembling feet to walk in the way of the Lord, he asks to be still led onward like a little child upheld by its parent’s helping hand, and he craves to be further instructed in the alphabet of truth.
Experimental teaching is the burden of this prayer. David knew much, but he felt his ignorance, and desired to be still in the Lord’s school: four times over in two verses he applies for a scholarship in the college of grace. It were well for many professors if instead of following their own devices, and cutting out new paths of thought for themselves, they would enquire for the good old ways of God’s own truth, and beseech the Holy Ghost to give them sanctified understandings and teachable spirits. “For thou art the God of my salvation.”
The Three-One Jehovah is the Author and Perfecter of salvation to His people. Reader, is He the God of your salvation? Do you find in the Father’s election, in the Son’s atonement, and in the Spirit’s quickening, all the grounds of your eternal hopes? If so, you may use this as an argument for obtaining further blessings; if the Lord has ordained to save you, surely He will not refuse to instruct you in His ways.
It is a happy thing when we can address the Lord with the confidence which David here manifests, it gives us great power in prayer, and comfort in trial. “On Thee do I wait all the day.”
Patience is the fair handmaid and daughter of faith; we cheerfully wait when we are certain that we shall not wait in vain. It is our duty and our privilege to wait upon the Lord in service, in worship, in expectancy, in trust all the days of our life.
Our faith will be tried faith, and if it be of the true kind, it will bear continued trial without yielding. We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us.
Yes! He once waited for us to come to salvation, do remember that? Now we must be prepare to be patient enough to obtain our blessings including our salvation and redemption plan. Praise God.
Is your faith heightened? Are you blessed? Are you resolved to stand tall in face of every temptation that might come your way knowing that Jesus has won the battle for you what is remaining is for you to enter into your victory. Praise God.
Beloved we will overcome come what may. The Mighty Hand of Jehovah will deliver us and uphold us to the end in Jesus Name. Praise God.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu