Merciful Father, Wonderful Jesus, my Sweet Partner the Holy Spirit what a blessed day to be part of, we Thank You Lord. Thank You for this great day You have and enable us to be part of it, for even when we fail You; You remaineth Faithful. Everlasting King of glory, we bow before Your Throne to worship You and to adore You Who lives forever and ever.

Beloveth, we are going higher every day, we are going higher to the Lord. Thank God for another privilege of standing before His presence to worship Him. It was our heart desire and the Lord granted it, to Him alone be glory Amen!

Someone is wondering about my last statement, come with me to the book of proverb-3:5-6. You remember that it was the desire of King David to build a sanctuary for the Lord, what was God’s responses to Him but rather e ranted his son Solomon the grace to do so((2 Sam 7:1-17; 1 kings 5:3-5; 1 King 7:51b)

 Do you also remember that while Abel’s offerings was accepted by God, Cain’s offerings was not. Hannah’s offering of Samuel was accepted by God likewise Solomon’s sacrifice but king Saul’s sacrifice was rejected. King Uzziah’s burnt incense unto the Lord was not only rejected but he earned him leprous (2 Chr 26:16-21).

Beloved, we have no righteousness of our own in God except through the blood of Jesus, it is through His grace extended to man that we can come before His presence and whenever our Spirit’s bears us witness that God’s presence is with us we must be very grateful for that.

Is important to note something very unique in David life. When God rejected his building a Temple for Him rather appointed his son Solomon in his stead, David did something that was amazing, while am pointing it out? Because that is how it ought to be in our own life also.

David was not grieved with God’s position in the building of the temple, rather it was recorded that he went buying every materials that his son will ever need to build the temple. Ranging from gold, silver, woods and all precious stones. Praise the Lord.

How are you living your life? How often do you trust God that He knows the best for you? Do you offer worthy sacrifice to Him or you offer your left-over to Him like Cain instead of the choicest like Abel did, and his sacrifice till today speaks and is being mention with the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus just to tell you how valuable it was before God. Praise the Lord.

Beloveth, this is our month of grace and peace from the Christ Jesus. It is a special month and God is set again to set free those in captivity of any kind. He is set to deliver and make whole, He is ready to show us the way up, the question is, “are you ready?” If you are, now is the time to delivery as many that are frighten with the things the devil has brought their way, and Jesus is saying to them “Peace be with You”

C-o-m-e—o-n in let’s get into the teaching of the day:

“Thou art my hope in the day of evil.” Jeremiah 17:17

The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God’s Word, “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;” and it is a great truth, that religion is calculated to give a man happiness below as well as bliss above; but experience tells us that if the course of the just be “As the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day,” yet sometimes that light is eclipsed.

At certain periods clouds cover the believer’s sun, and he walks in darkness and sees no light. There are many who have rejoiced in the presence of God for a season; they have basked in the sunshine in the earlier stages of their Christian career; they have walked along the “green pastures” by the side of the “still waters,” but suddenly they find the glorious sky is clouded; instead of the Land of Goshen they have to tread the sandy desert; in the place of sweet waters, they find troubled streams, bitter to their taste, and they say, “Surely, if I were a child of God, this would not happen.”

Oh! say not so, thou who art walking in darkness. The best of God’s saints must drink the wormwood; the dearest of His children must bear the cross. No Christian has enjoyed perpetual prosperity; no believer can always keep his harp from the willows. Perhaps the Lord allotted you at first a smooth and unclouded path, because you were weak and timid. He tempered the wind to the shorn lamb, but now that you are stronger in the spiritual life, you must enter upon the riper and rougher experience of God’s full-grown children.

We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off the rotten bough of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ. The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.

Why, because the Lord taketh pleasure in His people, ride on:

“The Lord taketh pleasure in His people.” Psalm 149:4

                                                                 

How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of His people’s interests which He does not consider, and there is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to Him. Not merely does He think of you, believer, as an immortal being, but as a mortal being too. Do not deny it or doubt it: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered.” “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in His way”

It were a sad thing for us if this mantle of love did not cover all our concerns, for what mischief might be wrought to us in that part of our business which did not come under our gracious Lord’s inspection! Believer, rest assured that the heart of Jesus cares about your meaner affairs. The breadth of His tender love is such that you may resort to Him in all matters; for in all your afflictions He is afflicted, and like as a father pitieth his children, so doth He pity you.

The meanest interests of all His saints are all borne upon the broad bosom of the Son of God. Oh, what a heart is His, that doth not merely comprehend the persons of His people, but comprehends also the diverse and innumerable concerns of all those persons! Dost thou think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ?

Think of what His love has brought thee—justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life! The riches of His goodness are unsearchable; thou shalt never be able to tell them out or even conceive them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment?

O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.

He will surely do all these to you if you trust in Him. Let’s go rejoicing the Lord is our Maker and our Peace.

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.