Great is Thy Faithfulness /x2 Morning by morning new mercies I see. All that I needed your hands has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me/. When I come into Your Presence Lord am happy!!!
Father, we thank You for another great opportunity granted me to be here again. I grateful to You Lord, I do not take it for granted. Father, we thank you for the blood of Jesus Christ that speaketh better things than the blood of Abel, the blood that delivers and make whole. The blood that breaks every yokes. The blood that saves perishing souls, praise be the Name of the Lord in the highest.
Beloved, January is its heel, wow! how time flies. We are at the last lap of the month. Are you thanking God for His grace available to you since the beginning of the year? Whatever you are standing for since the year began must be delivered to you for I believe you have been making special prayers and fasting alongside so that all that God has in plan for you must deliver at the due time.
We will not experience delay this year rather the Holy Spirit of God will fast forward that issue of concern in Jesus Name. Beloved, we will be considering the last but the lest of the on the this series “the poor in Spirit”
What normally comes to your mind each time you come across this? Who was He referring to? Is the heaven meant only for those who are physically poor or otherwise? What exactly was He saying here in clear terms.
I want to to join me as we dig deeper on this:
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.—Matthew 5:3
The Bible presents many paradoxes that challenge our human way of thinking. We think of the poor as possessing very little, yet Jesus said the riches of heaven belong to the poor in spirit. Self-reliance robs us of God’s good gifts.
Jesus insisted that in order to follow Him we must deny self. As long as we rely on our own resources, we will never place our trust in Him. As we acknowledge the poverty of our souls, we realize how desperately we need a Savior. Jesus declared: “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matt. 4:17). God has so much to give the one who recognizes his need and will call upon Jesus!
Jesus said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. He had just encountered the rich ruler, who valued his possessions so much that he could not give them up to follow Jesus (Luke 18:18–24). Jesus later encountered Zaccheus, a wealthy, notorious sinner (Luke 19:1–10).
Despite Zaccheus’s material wealth, he recognized his spiritual poverty and found salvation. Jesus taught the disciples that true wealth is found in a relationship with God. Those who realize their inherent spiritual poverty apart from God will trust in Him, and He will enrich their lives immeasurably. Do not allow your resources, wisdom, talent, or abilities to prevent you from trusting the Person who can bring you abundant life.
Beloved are you spiritual poor? I want you to examine yourself right now? Can it be said of you that you are spiritual sound or you are spiritual pauper?
Our next message is bound to humble you. Have you ever asked yourself “why did Jesus love me so? Why am preferred among others who are speeding to hell daily? Beloved, is important we pay attention to these things so that we can daily number our days right (Rev 3:11). Let’s go on:
“Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?” Ezekiel 15:2
These words are for the humbling of God’s people; they are called God’s vine, but what are they by nature more than others? They, by God’s goodness, have become fruitful, having been planted in a good soil; the Lord hath trained them upon the walls of the sanctuary, and they bring forth fruit to His glory; but what are they without their God? What are they without the continual influence of the Spirit, begetting fruitfulness in them? (Isa 32:15a).
O believer, learn to reject pride, seeing that thou hast no ground for it. Whatever thou art, thou hast nothing to make thee proud. The more thou hast, the more thou art in debt to God; and thou shouldst not be proud of that which renders thee a debtor. Consider thine origin; look back to what thou wast. Consider what thou wouldst have been but for divine grace. Look upon thyself as thou art now. Doth not thy conscience reproach thee? Do not thy thousand wanderings stand before thee, and tell thee that thou art unworthy to be called His son? And if He hath made thee anything, art thou not taught thereby that it is grace which hath made thee to differ?
Great believer, thou wouldst have been a great sinner if God had not made thee to differ. O thou who art valiant for truth, thou wouldst have been as valiant for error if grace had not laid hold upon thee. Therefore, be not proud, though thou hast a large estate—a wide domain of grace, thou hadst not once a single thing to call thine own except thy sin and misery.
Oh! strange infatuation, that thou, who hast borrowed everything, shouldst think of exalting thyself; a poor dependent pensioner upon the bounty of thy Saviour, one who hath a life which dies without fresh streams of life from Jesus, and yet proud! Fie on thee, O silly heart!
Great way to start our week. Is good to know who we are in Christ, let us therefore humble ourselves before the Almighty hand of God and He will exalt us at the due time. He promised not to live us nor forsake us. We receive grace to be poor in our spirit so as to inherit the promise of eternal life. Blessed be the One Who is above all!
This week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord, let us go and be fruitful therein. Any power that is holding us to the past will be crush by the power that is in Christ Jesus. For our sake the wrath of the God is raise upon our enemies and will defected them in Jesus Name. Be fruitful in Jesus Name!
Remain blessed in the Lord.