Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine, O what a foretaste of glory divine, Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long, This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long// Who is unto Thee O! Lord! Who is like unto Thee O! among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness fearful in Praising doing wonders alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our Father we thank and bless Your Holy Name, we adore Thee, we give you Praise, we give You honour, we worship You, be thou exalted forever and ever in Jesus Name. thank You for the gift this week. Thank You for miracles, thank You for safety, thank You for mercies, thank You deliverance, besides You there is no other God, arise in Your glory and come and take Your place and Your Spirit guides our heart and make it willing to obey You in all situations in Jesus Name.
Beloveth, we are in our PCL session, another time for practical Christian living, though it may not be easy, the tide might be against us, and it seems as if help is far and may never come. May we through all the teachings in your Word and all the exposures You have given us this week help us to navigate through this rocky paths in Jesus Name.
Beloveth today is for practical classes in this ministry and by the grace of God we will put to work all through we have learnt during the week God helping us.
Quickly taking a lesson from yesterday teaching- … Yet God is working a plan on cosmic scale that is far greater than you .and a plan which is far greater than you believe. The key is God’s Spirit that He has placed in you, nothing is impossible.
Beloveth, the Spirit of God in you is what makes the difference.
Our Lord Jesus though He is God only started His ministry after the Holy Spirit empowered Him (Lk 4:18-20). This same that commissioned Jesus ministry also raised Him from death.
Beloveth, grace is the Spirit of God personified. Jesus promises us the gift of the Spirit of God while He was ascending to heaven and that promise was fulfilled on the Pentecost when the Spirit of God descended like a tongue of fire on each disciple and the same is still happening today.
Beloveth we will be considering another Bible character today to drive home the teaching of today. Who is that gonna be? We will be looking at the life of Apostle Paul. He lived his life with so much emphasis on grace though a train lawyer but He gave all his titles for the sake of the gospel of our Jesus Christ (Rom 15:15, 1 Cor 15:10,).
I have seen men and women from far less strenuous circumstances that the apostle Paul’s full of anger and hostility. They were mad at God for what He to them. But not Paul. Why?
Because he recognized that what God allowed to be done to him was simply preparation for what he wanted to for him. As Paul grew more and more dependent upon the Lord for strength, it became second nature to him. His faith in Christ grew to the point that he could say with all sincerity, “I am well content with weaknesses.”
The whole idea of being content with weakness contradicts the messages society send us . in an age characterized by so many striving for power and control, it is unusual for people to get very excited about living in a state of weakness. But upon examining the life of the apostle Paul , one hardly gets the impression that he was a weak man. on the contrary, he debated against Christ’s apostles over the question of gentile salvation, and he won! He spent his life preaching in the most hostile of circumstances.
He planted churches throughout the major cities of Asia Minor and in the port cities along the Aegean sea. Paul trained the first pastors and elders of these early congregations. And to top it all off, he wrote half of the New Testament!
I don’t know what you think, but that certainly doesn’t sound like a weak man to me. if Paul had been a businessman, he would have been extremely successful. He knew how to set goals and accomplish them. He understood the principles involved in motivating people. He was a mover and shaker.
So how do we reconcile Paul’s claim to weakness with his amazing accomplishments? Simple there is in the phrase “when I am weak then I am strong.” A paraphrase of his comment would go something like this: “when I Paul , in and of my own strength, am weak, then I Paul , relying on the power of Christ in me (Holy Spirit) becomes strong, capable of whatever the Lord required of me, full of energy and zeal to accomplish His will.”
Beloveth, the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of apostle Paul made him to accomplished so much for God, which he wouldn’t have been able to accomplish expect by the Spirit and so shall it with us in Jesus Name.
Come along with us to for more:
“The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
Believer, YOU can bear your testimony that Christ is the only begotten of the Father, as well as the first begotten from the dead. You can say, “He is divine to me, if He be human to all the world beside. He has done that for me which none but a God could do.
He has subdued my stubborn will, melted a heart of adamant, opened gates of brass, and snapped bars of iron. He hath turned for me my mourning into laughter, and my desolation into joy; He hath led my captivity captive, and made my heart rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Let others think as they will of Him, to me He must be the only begotten of the Father: blessed be His name. And He is full of grace. Ah! had He not been I should never have been saved. He drew me when I struggled to escape from His grace; and when at last I came all trembling like a condemned culprit to His mercy-seat He said, ‘Thy sins which are many are all forgiven thee: be of good cheer.’
And He is full of truth. True have His promises been, not one has failed. I bear witness that never servant had such a master as I have; never brother such a kinsman as He has been to me; never spouse such a husband as Christ has been to my soul; never sinner a better Saviour; never mourner a better comforter than Christ hath been to my spirit. I want none beside Him.
In life He is my life, and in death He shall be the death of death; in poverty Christ is my riches; in sickness He makes my bed; in darkness He is my star, and in brightness He is my sun; He is the manna of the camp in the wilderness, and He shall be the new corn of the host when they come to Canaan.
Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath, all truth and no falsehood: and of truth and grace He is full, infinitely full. My soul, this night, bless with all thy might ‘the only Begotten.'”
Glory be to God for his Spirit that dwells among men and for the work of Calvary upon which we are save.
In your weakness may Christ became strength for you and His grace accomplish greater things for God and humanity through you in Jesus Name.
He has promise; He will never fail us. Let us play our part as He has instructed us and our mouth will be fill with rejoicing in Jesus Name.
Have a glorious weekend dearly beloved; see you on Monday by God’s grace while we trust God to take us higher in Jesus Name, Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let conclude the song we sang earlier
Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blessed
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
Remain blessed in the Lord.