Come and join me sign alleluia, Jehovah Jireh has done me well, come and join me sign alleluia, Jehovah Jireh has done me well.// I will enter His gate with Thanksgiving in my mouth, I will enter His court with praise, I will say this is day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad, (He has made me glad). He has made me glad, I am so glad I will rejoice that He has made me glad 2x.

O Father Who are art heaven, hallow be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come and Thy will be done on earth. Again we come to Thank You for another blessed day You have made and said we should rejoice and be glad in it, Thank You Lord for You did not leave us an orphan but adopted us unto Yourself, blessed be Thy Holy Name. Let the earth rejoice and people rejoice for the Lord God reign.

Beloved, good morning. How are you doing? One week into this month of dominion through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, how are your faring in your department of faith? This is question is coming your way this early so as to help you key into the theme early enough so as to benefit from it.

Anything that is not monitored, is left to chance and anything left to chance can go either way. However as a child of God we don’t live our destiny to chance rather by Divine providence. God authors every day and everything that happens therein (Act 8; 26-27; Lk 10:31). Therefore we must also be deliberate in our walk with God. Praise the Lord

In having faith in God, there are two element that must be presence. And those elements are love and trust. Coming down to our human level, any relationship devoid of these two basic element will be but a short while. The love in you concerning an individual helps you in the area of having trust in such a person after all.

However, though we cannot see God but we can see His works amongest us. He created the universe and made us in His image (Jn 17:10). So we cannot but believe Him and trust Him. However there are times it is difficult to know what to believe and what to trust due to events in one’s live.

What should a child of God do at such a moment like that? My suggestion based on bible is to hold on to God (Jn 2:9).

Talking about salvation, what is salvation? This word is used of the deliverance of the Israelite from the Egyptians (Ex 14:13), and of deliverance generally from evil or danger. In the New Testament it is specially used with reference to the great deliverance from guilt and pollution of sin wrought by Jesus Christ (Heb 2:3). He redeemed us from sin and bring us into His marvelous light (1 Pet 1:18, 19, Gal 4:4, 5; Rev 5:9).

Therefore if our salvation was deliberately order by God we must not live our lives to chance (1 Cor 6:19, 20; 1 Tim 2:5, 6; Ex 3:7, 8).

Beloveth, we are by all these exposition preparing ground on the key subject ‘faith’ and we have also mention in the previous messages that for us Christians it is not just the development of faith that is important but also the development of faith in the triune God of Scripture. A mature faith in an incorrect or inappropriate object is ultimately worthless.

A well prepared ground guarantees a greater and better harvest, more so, we must not miss the mark (Heb 7:22)

Beloveth, your love in God will lead you to trust Him even when it seems as if all is lost. Do you remember one of the prayer line in the tonic yesterday “Be with me in my silence… – [“In quietness and trust is your strength… ” (Isaiah 30:15b)].

Even those moment you think nothing is happening in the physical, the Lord your God is working. So don’t ever be discourage no matter what it is. Remember Mary and Martha in Lazarus case?

God is still alive and that same Jesus is in heaven now making intercessions on your behalf to His Father Who faileth not. (Heb 7:25; Rom 8:34). Praise God.

Let get into today’s teaching to learn more:

                    “Thou whom my soul loveth.” Song 1:7  

It is well to be able, without any “if” or “but,” to say of the Lord Jesus—”Thou whom my soul loveth.” Many can only say of Jesus that they hope they love Him; they trust they love Him; but only a poor and shallow experience will be content to stay here. No one ought to give any rest to his spirit till he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance.

We ought not to be satisfied with a superficial hope that Jesus loves us, and with a bare trust that we love Him. The old saints did not generally speak with “buts,” and “ifs,” and “hopes,” and “trusts,” but they spoke positively and plainly. “I know whom I have believed,” saith Paul. “I know that my Redeemer liveth,” saith Job. Get positive knowledge of your love of Jesus, and be not satisfied till you can speak of your interest in Him as a reality, which you have made sure by having received the witness of the Holy Spirit, and His seal upon your soul by faith.

True love to Christ is in every case the Holy Spirit’s work, and must be wrought in the heart by Him. He is the efficient cause of it; but the logical reason why we love Jesus lies in Himself. Why do we love Jesus? Because He first loved us. Why do we love Jesus? Because He “gave Himself for us.” We have life through His death; we have peace through His blood. Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor.

Why do we love Jesus? Because of the excellency of His person. We are filled with a sense of His beauty! an admiration of His charms! a consciousness of His infinite perfection! His greatness, goodness, and loveliness, in one resplendent ray, combine to enchant the soul till it is so ravished that it exclaims, “Yea, He is altogether lovely.” Blessed love this—a love which binds the heart with chains more soft than silk, and yet more firm than adamant!

Beloved, did you just finish reading why you must love Jesus and place your trust in Him. You faith must be in triune God. We also admonish you not only believing God and Holy Spirit or only in Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit but Your believe and faith must be in triune God – God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Is possible you have been doing all that were mentioned above and it seems as if everything is working against you. I once had the same thought and experience. In fact in the quest of a way out of my trials of faith, gave birth to this ministry and by the grace of God and by His outstretched arm of God, He delivered me on the instruction that I must do same to others as He has done to me. Beloved that is why like Paul, am under chains to bring the goodnews to all those whose faith is under trials and also those whom the devil wants to wreck due to ignorance or naïve and am not ashamed but my faith is taking root in God’s Word and salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 1:16,17). Praise God.

If you are in such a situation right now or you know someone whose faith needs strengthen, do not hesitate to send this message across to strengthen such an individual. You can go a step further to send in their email addresses to us, so that they too can part of these largess that comes daily from the Lord’s Table. Glory be to God.  Come with me for more discover:

“The Lord trieth the righteous.” Psalm 11:5

All events are under the control of Providence; consequently all the trials of our outward life are traceable at once to the great First Cause. Out of the golden gate of God’s ordinance the armies of trial march forth in array, clad in their iron armour, and armed with weapons of war. All providences are doors to trial. Even our mercies, like roses, have their thorns.

Men may be drowned in seas of prosperity as well as in rivers of affliction. Our mountains are not too high, and our valleys are not too low for temptations: trials lurk on all roads. Everywhere, above and beneath, we are beset and surrounded with dangers. Yet no shower falls unpermitted from the threatening cloud; every drop has its order ere it hastens to the earth.

The trials which come from God are sent to prove and strengthen our graces, and so at once to illustrate the power of divine grace, to test the genuineness of our virtues, and to add to their energy.

Our Lord in His infinite wisdom and superabundant love, sets so high a value upon His people’s faith that He will not screen them from those trials by which faith is strengthened. You would never have possessed the precious faith which now supports you if the trial of your faith had not been like unto fire.

You are a tree that never would have rooted so well if the wind had not rocked you to and fro, and made you take firm hold upon the precious truths of the covenant grace. Worldly ease is a great foe to faith; it loosens the joints of holy valour, and snaps the sinews of sacred courage.

The balloon never rises until the cords are cut; affliction doth this sharp service for believing souls. While the wheat sleeps comfortably in the husk it is useless to man, it must be threshed out of its resting place before its value can be known.

Thus it is well that Jehovah trieth the righteous, for it causeth them to grow rich towards God.

Even the roses have thorns surrounding it what more about you redeemed of the Lord. No impurity will be seen in heaven therefore the Great God is refining us for eternal rest (Rev 21:8).

Beloved put on the whole armor of God …and above all, taking the shield of faith, wherein ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (Eph 6:11-13, 16).

Make every effort to grow in your faith that you will faint in the day of adversity dearly beloved (Pro 24:10). Don’t be like doubting Thomas who wants to only see the side of Jesus but also put his hand in it before he believe. Considering the life of Thomas, there was no epistle written by him or any book am aware of at the time of these write up. Moreover, after his encounter with the risen Christ, there was no bible account about him (Jn 20:24-29). So many Christian fall under this category.

He did not hold any meetings where we read about the sick being healed or conduct any crusade where the demonized and oppressed was set free unlike his encounter parts (Acts 5:15; Acts 3:6, 7; Acts 8:5, 12, 13, 26-39). Christians in ‘Thomas’ categories believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that is all. They never believe He can do anything in them or through them, so beware. Even while Jesus was with them, he exhibited doubt all the way (Jn 14:5).

Unlike Paul, who though did not walk with Jesus physically during his life time but believe all that was said to him during his encounter with Him on his way to Damascus (Acts 22:6-21). That vision became Paul’s zeal till the end of his life here on earth.

Beloved, once again our Christian walk with God must be deliberate else we walk in errors. God forbid. Therefore walk in love for God loves you before you did. Do not grow faint when God is proving your faith in Him. Ask God to lead you to His faithful children who will help you to stand through your trying times and not those that will encourage you to rebel against God because they don’t want to part with anything of value to you or will ask you to cause God and die as was the case Job. However job resolve to trust God who giveth wealth and also trieth the righteous to help him and he was help as we also read in the later life of Job (Job 5: 6- 27; Job 40 – 42 ). Praise God.

He Who trieth Thee will yet save Thee. Praise the Name of the Lord for He is your refuge and salvation (Ps 18:2, Ps 62, 2Sam 22:3) Be constant in prayer (1Thess 5:17).

Do you know where you are going at the end of this month? You must aim at the faith and trust that made Jesus left the Throne because He believe His Father is able to keep His own end of the bargain and to restore Him to the glory He knew from the beginning with Him, and that made Him stay focus irrespective of what was going on around Him while He was here on earth (Jn 17:1- 5; Phil 2:5-11).

So by the end of this time with God through His power, He will set your faith on high too through the very many things you will experience and see also. you must be stronger than you were at the beginning of the month. Praise God.

If you believe, your lines will fall in pleasant places; so keep believing. Just keep having faith in Christ Jesus. you will also testify like Job did.

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.