February 17

Yahweh, Your Name is Yahweh, You are miracle working God Your Name is Yahweh. Receive our praise O Lord x2  Glory and honour belongs to You Lord receive our praise O Lord! Father, we are here, Jesus we are here, Father, we are here, we are here for You.

Blessed Redeemer, we have come unto You Who can do all things. Ever Faithful, Reliable, Dependable, Powerful, Ever Glorious, Self-Existing, Unchangeable Changer and Miracle Working God. We bow before the Throne, we reverence You with the twenty and four elders in heaven in worship as we sing Holy, Holy, Holy to The King of kings, the Lord of Lord, the Ancient One, the Lion of the tribe of Judea. Receive our worship in Jesus Wonderful Name.

Beloved, what a glorious day before us today, we will experience God’s goodness in a greater dimension this year in Jesus Name. God in His mercies will go before us to make every crooked path to be strengthen and every narrow way to be widen for our sake in Jesus Name (Ps 52:8). He will hear and answer all our prayers in Jesus Name Amen!!!

 Beloved, we are here again not unto man but unto our God, the Almighty God in Whom we are trusted and was save. Hannah cried unto God with brokenness and she was help likewise we must look up to Him for our salvation and deliverance and hope. We cannot afford to lose our hope in God.

With reference to Hannah in our yesterday devotional, her crying and drunkenness as was perceive by Eli the priest was not of unbelief but a sign of helplessness outside God. It was not of self- pity but of confident that God will answer (1 Sam 1:9-18, 20).

Where are the Hannahs of our days Who will not accept anything less than an answer from their creator? Who will hang on; hold on until their change will come? God is still searching out for intercessors who will pray between the porch and the altar (Joel 2:17). Who will take out time to speak of God someone anywhere they are (Matt 6:33).

Who will not give up in the midst of their trials and display God’s weakness in their situation but will rather stand still in the midst of it and God will show up (I Sam 1:10-11;20). Praise the Lord.

Before us today is a call for an unbroken fellowship with our Father. We must as a necessity key into all the tips that will drive us through in our relationship with our Maker and never be tried.

The second message for today contained in it another powerful tools in keeping this fellowship going not giving up but ever green.  This is so essensital because our God is a jealousy says He. He cannot share you with anything whatsoever.

According to God’s Word “God created us to worship and serve Him alone. However, the devil did a smart one, he wanted us distracted and went on to achieve that through introducing mammon in our everyday living. So many people get in engrossed into activities and keep running the circle year in; year out.

To many having the good things of life make them to forget their creator and be at ease in Zion instead of interceding and doing God’s bidding, we are running after different mammon distracting us from gaining from our fellowship with God. God do not want competition but the only thing that can compete with Him is mammon. Therefore Jesus warned us “ that you cannot serve God and money.

Therefore every child of God must abide with 1 Tim 6:6-  godliness with contentment is a great gain. When the heart of men is besieged with the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and pride of life it is difficult for the Word of God to grow or succeed in it. Do remember the parable of the sower. The seed that fall on the wayside, the stony places and among the thorns bears no fruit in them. Note yea that those that fall on the thorns- though the received the word but the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choked the Word and made the Word unfruitful. All these seeds bears no fruit except those that fall on the good soil (Matt 13).

Beloved this good soil can only be gotten in the place of prayer, the place of fellowship, that is, unbroken fellowship is the guarantee for our fruitfulness in our relationship with God.

 Like I have prophesied earlier today is going to be great by the special grace of God. Men ought to pray and faint not, after today fellowship, we must hunger and thirst after fellowship with our heavenly Father. Praise God. so put on your seat beat while the Holy Spirit take us on this cruise:

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 15:7

Of necessity we must be in Christ to live unto Him, and we must abide in Him to be able to claim the largesse of this promise from Him. To abide in Jesus is never to quit Him for another love, or another object, but to remain in living, loving, conscious, willing union with Him. The branch is not only ever near the stem, but ever receiving life and fruitfulness from it.

All true believers abide in Christ in a sense; but there is a higher meaning, and this we must know before we can gain unlimited power at the throne. “Ask what ye will” is for Enochs who walk with God, for Johns who lie in the Lord’s bosom, for those whose union with Christ leads to constant communion.

The heart must remain in love, the mind must be rooted in faith, the hope must be cemented to the Word, the whole man must be joined unto the Lord, or else it would be dangerous to trust us with power in prayer. The carte blanche can only be given to one whose very life is, “Not I, but Christ liveth in me.” O you who break your fellowship, what power you lose! If you would be mighty in your pleadings, the Lord Himself must abide in you, and you in Him.

Martha was cumbered about much serving.” Luke 10:40

Her fault was not that she served: the condition of a servant well becomes every Christian. “I serve,” should be the motto of all the princes of the royal family of heaven. Nor was it her fault that she had “much serving.” We cannot do too much. Let us do all that we possibly can; let head, and heart, and hands, be engaged in the Master’s service.

It was no fault of hers that she was busy preparing a feast for the Master. Happy Martha, to have an opportunity of entertaining so blessed a guest; and happy, too, to have the spirit to throw her whole soul so heartily into the engagement. Her fault was that she grew “cumbered with much serving,” so that she forgot Him, and only remembered the service. She allowed service to override communion, and so presented one duty stained with the blood of another.

We ought to be Martha and Mary in one: we should do much service, and have much communion at the same time. For this we need great grace. It is easier to serve than to commune. Joshua never grew weary in fighting with the Amalekites; but Moses, on the top of the mountain in prayer, needed two helpers to sustain his hands. The more spiritual the exercise, the sooner we tire in it. The choicest fruits are the hardest to rear: the most heavenly graces are the most difficult to cultivate.

Beloved, while we do not neglect external things, which are good enough in themselves, we ought also to see to it that we enjoy living, personal fellowship with Jesus. See to it that sitting at the Saviour’s feet is not neglected, even though it be under the specious pretext of doing Him service.

The first thing for our soul’s health, the first thing for His glory, and the first thing for our own usefulness, is to keep ourselves in perpetual communion with the Lord Jesus, and to see that the vital spirituality of our religion is maintained over and above everything else in the world.

Beloved, sow yourself in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up all your farrow grounds as pray today and add the essentials of keeping the grass ever green by praying and giving services- through evangelism and many others means and see God rain righteousness upon you (Hos 10:12). He God will speak to the heavens and the heaven will speak the earth and the earth will bring increase.

Be ready for your great blessedness in Christ Jesus after today’s encounter in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu

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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.