Glorious God we worship You, we praise Your Holy Name, we bless works of Your Hand, Lord, we say thank You. Father, I cannot do without Thee, empower Lord, strengthen my feeble hands and weak limb, carry me on Lord for in You lies my glory.
My exciting moment is here again and I know you are smiling right now. Having to sleep longer by the tomorrow morning. O! hope you are not stretching by now, wait till moro… O! you need to see how my children are turning on the bed as I write, thanks to mid-term break. Am just saying aloud to them “so you need all this rest, right”? Wow!
Beloved, let us always thank God for every opportunity we have to express our gratitude to Him. Let’s thanking Him for another successful week, may Him alone be praise forever!
Unto Thee O Lord do I lift up my soul, let me not be ashamed and let not my enemies triumph over me. Yes! Father arise and be God indeed unto Your children. Let Your right Hand fight our course, win every battle and calm the raging storms in your everyone’s life in Jesus Name.
The Lord is saying something to us, His plan and promises for the month is “Joy Unlimited”. But you are yet to experience gladness not talk of joy. I have a question for you, is it possible you have been weighed in the balances and art found wanting?
Come along as we discover more from the message:
“Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting.” Daniel 5:27
It is well frequently to weigh ourselves in the scale of God’s Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, “Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt? Has my heart ever been broken on account of sin, as his was when he penned his penitential psalms? Has my soul been full of true confidence in the hour of difficulty as his was when he sang of God’s mercies in the cave of Adullam, or in the holds of Engedi? Do I take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord?”
Then turn to the life of Christ, and as you read, ask yourselves how far you are conformed to His likeness. Endeavour to discover whether you have the meekness, the humility, the lovely spirit which He constantly inculcated and displayed.
Take, then, the epistles, and see whether you can go with the apostle in what he said of his experience. Have you ever cried out as he did—”O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death”? Have you ever felt his self-abasement? Have you seemed to yourself the chief of sinners, and less than the least of all saints? Have you known anything of his devotion? Could you join with him and say, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”?
If we thus read God’s Word as a test of our spiritual condition, we shall have good reason to stop many a time and say, “Lord, I feel I have never yet been here, O bring me here! give me true penitence, such as this I read of.
Give me real faith; give me warmer zeal; inflame me with more fervent love; grant me the grace of meekness; make me more like Jesus. Let me no longer be ‘found wanting,’ when weighed in the balances of the sanctuary, lest I be found wanting in the scales of judgment.” “Judge yourselves that ye be not judged.”
Did you hear that? Judge yourselves before you will be judge. I received a message on my whatsApp about a story of a woman who was charge to court and was about to be sentence to death but there was this lawyer who pleaded her case beyond every reasonable doubt why she will be set free and not die. Afterward, She got her freedom and went home. Unfortunately she did not learn her lesson. She want about committing all manners of atrocity and was charge to court again.
On entering the court room this second time, she sighted the gentle man that defended her case the last time on the judge seat. She was so glad, rejoicing at nothing but freedom that was on her way again. But, was that the case? Her case came up for hearing and behold the judge condemned her to death. She pleaded but no mercy was shown to her. And lo, the judge said, in your first case, I stood as a lawyer so I pleaded your case to your favour but today I AM the Judge, and I must be fair in my judgment.
Beloved, today Christ died on the cross of Calvary and His blood is an atonement for our sins to bring us to salvation. While we are at this side of eternity, He is the mediator between us and God. Behold a day cometh when He will be the judge over you and God forbid you are weighed and found wanting. The length of time you have to spend on earth is just for one purpose. “to fulfill divine purpose and calling in your life and to go home to the One Who sent you. Howbeit, that we allow the things of this world to carry us away.
Those lust, evil orgies will vanish and even your so called friends will not stand with you on the judgment stand. God help you that even they repent before death come knocking at their doors, then you will have yourself alone to blame and it will be too late for a second chance.
Today, God is calling on you to repent and bring others to repentance for your Joy Unlimited package for the month. Will you heed this call and come? For His calling is without repentance and as you come, you will see the “NEW YOU”. More below:
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling.” 2Timothy 1:9
The apostle uses the perfect tense and says, “Who hath saved us.” Believers in Christ Jesus are saved. They are not looked upon as persons who are in a hopeful state, and may ultimately be saved, but they are already saved. Salvation is not a blessing to be enjoyed upon the dying bed, and to be sung of in a future state above, but a matter to be obtained, received, promised, and enjoyed now (Heaven on Earth).
The Christian is perfectly saved in God’s purpose; God has ordained him unto salvation, and that purpose is complete. He is saved also as to the price which has been paid for him: “It is finished” was the cry of the Saviour ere He died.
The believer is also perfectly saved in His covenant head, for as he fell in Adam, so he lives in Christ. This complete salvation is accompanied by a holy calling. Those whom the Saviour saved upon the cross are in due time effectually called by the power of God the Holy Spirit unto holiness: they leave their sins; they endeavour to be like Christ; they choose holiness, not out of any compulsion, but from the stress of a new nature, which leads them to rejoice in holiness just as naturally as aforetime they delighted in sin (Jer 31:34).
God neither chose them nor called them because they were holy, but He called them that they might be holy, and holiness is the beauty produced by His workmanship in them. The excellencies which we see in a believer are as much the work of God as the atonement itself (1 Pet 1:16). Thus is brought out very sweetly the fulness of the grace of God.
Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord is the author of it: and what motive but grace could move Him to save the guilty? Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord works in such a manner that our righteousness is for ever excluded. Such is the believer’s privilege—a present salvation; such is the evidence that he is called to it—a holy life.
God called us be able ministers of the testament; not of letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth but the Spirit giveth life. (2 Cor 3:5).
What are waiting for? Come let us go fishing this weekend who knows we will have a net-breaking experience. Praise God.
See you next week by His grace!
Remain blessed in the Lord.