What shall we do today? Today o, I will lift up my hands in praise, for I know You are always there for me Almighty God, … Glory, Glory, Alleluia, glory glory praise the Lord, 2x. Jesus is a Mighty God! All powers bow before Him He is Mighty God.
Gracious God, hallow be Thy Name, let Thy kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it was in beginning. Thank You for the beginning of a new week in this wonder- filled month, we are grateful to You Who dwells on high. Thank You for Your Faithfulness endureth forever, thank You for watching over us (Prov 18: 10).
Beloved, how are you doing? Come, let us magnify the Lord forever, for He liveth forever more and He is our Rock and our salvation, our strength in the day of battle. Truly Faithful is our God and Faithful will He remain through all the generation.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever and ever and ever more. Amen!
We are the portion of the Lord. Do you believe that? We are the elect of our Father, are you among them? This declaration of the Lord is a powerful and it has every potential to deliver and to make whole, in it is our possession in the Lord. Beloved, Faithful is our God, greatly to be praise.
Beloved, what a privilege to be numbered among the Lord’s portion. This verse was a line in a song given to Moses by God to teach the children of Israelite when they were about to cross over to the Promised Land. Having done so much for His people, the Lord lamented that His own heritage will forsake Him sooner they are settled in the land which He promised them and go after other gods, make sacrifice to them which had no hand in their rescue or their restoration. The song was meant to be a witness between them and God.
Beloved, how often do we forget our Father, Who have been so faithful to us, Who delivered us from sickness, troubles, maladies, name it, and worship other gods, idols inform of success, wealth, careers, ministry, children and spouse?
The Lord chooses our inheritance for us, we learnt last week, whatsoever He chooses for us, we should be humble enough to accept. Beloved, The Lord has chosen you to deliver you by His Mighty Hand according His Word to us as a ministry this month, will you be still and know that He is your God and you are His portion ever. Come with me as we discover more how this transaction was done:
“The Lord’s portion is His people.” Deuteronomy 32:9
How are they His? By His own sovereign choice. He chose them, and set His love upon them. This He did altogether apart from any goodness in them at the time, or any goodness which He foresaw in them. He had mercy on whom He would have mercy, and ordained a chosen company unto eternal life; thus, therefore, are they His by His unconstrained election.
They are not only His by choice, but by purchase. He has bought and paid for them to the utmost farthing, hence about His title there can be no dispute. Not with corruptible things, as with silver and gold, but with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord’s portion has been fully redeemed.
There is no mortgage on His estate; no suits can be raised by opposing claimants, the price was paid in open court, and the Church is the Lord’s freehold for ever. See the blood-mark upon all the chosen, invisible to human eye, but known to Christ, for “the Lord knoweth them that are His”; He forgetteth none of those whom He has redeemed from among men; He counts the sheep for whom He laid down His life, and remembers well the Church for which He gave Himself.
They are also His by conquest. What a battle He had in us before we would be won! How long He laid siege to our hearts! How often He sent us terms of capitulation! but we barred our gates, and fenced our walls against Him. Do we not remember that glorious hour when He carried our hearts by storm? When He placed His cross against the wall, and scaled our ramparts, planting on our strongholds the blood-red flag of His omnipotent mercy?
Yes, we are, indeed, the conquered captives of His omnipotent love. Thus chosen, purchased, and subdued, the rights of our divine possessor are inalienable: we rejoice that we never can be our own; and we desire, day by day, to do His will, and to show forth His glory.
Beloved, we are fully redeemed not with corruptible things but with the “Blood” not bulls and lambs but the blood of Jesus Christ. Let us therefore go in that confidence that we are co-heir with Christ and put away sin far from us:
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake Thy law.” Psalm 119:53
My soul, feelest thou this holy shuddering at the sins of others? for otherwise thou lackest inward holiness. David’s cheeks were wet with rivers of waters because of prevailing unholiness; Jeremiah desired eyes like fountains that he might lament the iniquities of Israel, and Lot was vexed with the conversation of the men of Sodom.
Those upon whom the mark was set in Ezekiel’s vision, were those who sighed and cried for the abominations of Jerusalem. It cannot but grieve gracious souls to see what pains men take to go to hell. They know the evil of sin experimentally, and they are alarmed to see others flying like moths into its blaze.
Sin makes the righteous shudder, because it violates a holy law, which it is to every man’s highest interest to keep; it pulls down the pillars of the commonwealth. Sin in others horrifies a believer, because it puts him in mind of the baseness of his own heart: when he sees a transgressor he cries with the saint mentioned by Bernard, “He fell today, and I may fall tomorrow.”
Sin to a believer is horrible, because it crucified the Saviour; he sees in every iniquity the nails and spear. How can a saved soul behold that cursed kill-Christ sin without abhorrence? Say, my heart, dost thou sensibly join in all this? It is an awful thing to insult God to His face. The good God deserves better treatment, the great God claims it, the just God will have it, or repay His adversary to his face.
An awakened heart trembles at the audacity of sin, and stands alarmed at the contemplation of its punishment. How monstrous a thing is rebellion! How direful a doom is prepared for the ungodly! My soul, never laugh at sin’s fooleries, lest thou come to smile at sin itself. It is thine enemy, and thy Lord’s enemy—view it with detestation, for so only canst thou evidence the possession of holiness, without which no man can see the Lord.
Beloved, let us like David bemoaned our sinful nature if truly we want God to intervene in our situation and deliver us from them that are mighty than us. Amen.
This week is declare blessed in the Name of the Lord. Before the end of this week, you will have a testimony. The Lord your God will show forth His glory in your life and situation in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.