Song

He has promise He will never fail,

I will follow Him, I will follow Him.

He has promise, He will never fail,

His Faithfulness is forever more     x2

All glory, glory, glory to the Lord. Father, You are, You Are, You Are; A Mighty God You Are. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, He is Worthy, He is Worthy, He is Worthy, Lord we lift Your Holy Name in one accord. Blessed be thy Name.

My heart is overwhelmed with joy this morning, I know that if God is for us who can be against us? No Satan, demons, nor principalities or powers can stop the plan for God in our lives. Though they gather but surly they will scatter and flew in different directions because of the Lord.

Father, we thank You for this day, we blessed Your Holy Name, be Thou exulted O Lord above the heavens.

Brethren, we are call to live a triumphant lives in Christ Jesus. Needless to be remind us that this place is not our home, we are just passing through. Though He told us to occupy till He comes, but we should not lose sight of our finally resting place “the Heaven”. Where He, Jesus has gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us and when the time comes, He will come to take us home. (Like He did recently to one of our veteran, one of our fathers’ in faith- Myles Munroe, wife, daughter and his entourage). May God grant them eternal rest. Amen.

Beloved, knowing that death is inevitable, and it can be at any time, even in the height of one’s success. What do we do   to ensure we are safe at all time (morning, afternoon, or evening)?

Beloved, there are two important days in everyone’s life – the day you were born and the day you will depart. Every other events we achieve stand aloof of this two days. The significant thing about this two date is that you are not aware of what is going on therefore you have no contribution whatsoever, no matter how mighty and influential you were while alive.

Your best friend may not there when you are being lower down to mother earth in case of death. Your brightest child may not be among those who will bid you finally good-bye, talk less of your acquaintances, associates and neighbors. No matter close you are with your family and friends, they escort ends at the grave yard. No one will stand beside you at the judgment seat. It is strictly between you and God.

But there is one thing we must ensure we do while we are still very much around (sound in both mind and body) – is to walk in “His Steps”. “Whose steps” someone is asking, “Jesus Steps”

“So walk ye in Him.” Colossians 2:6

 

If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him. Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that which we believe. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act; for Christ being in him, his hope, his love, his joy, his life, he is the reflex of the image of Jesus; and men say of that man, “He is like his Master; he lives like Jesus Christ.”

Walking signifies progress. “So walk ye in Him”; proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach the uttermost degree of knowledge that a man can attain concerning our Beloved.

Walking implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus, and may then give their hearts to the world all the day: but this is poor living; we should always be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will.

Walking also implies habit. When we speak of a man’s walk and conversation, we mean his habits, the constant tenour of his life. Now, if we sometimes enjoy Christ, and then forget Him; sometimes call Him ours, and anon lose our hold, that is not a habit; we do not walk in Him. We must keep to Him, cling to Him, never let Him go, but live and have our being in Him.

 “As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him”; persevere in the same way in which ye have begun, and, as at the first Christ Jesus was the trust of your faith, the source of your life, the principle of your action, and the joy of your spirit, so let Him be the same till life’s end; the same when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and enter into the joy and the rest which remain for the people of God.

O Holy Spirit, enable us to obey this heavenly precept, we pray Thee.

In walking in His Steps, we chose to abide in Him as numerated above. Why is it so important that we abide in Him? It so important because we are nothing outside Christ, Christ is our light, remember? He is our salvation also. Christ is the tree and we are His branches. Therefore, we must abide in Him to bear fruits. It means that we must abide in Him to triumph, we must abide in Him to stay in the place of command. How do we achieve that, let take a little step further to read the message:

“The branch cannot bear fruit of itself.” John 15:4

 

How did you begin to bear fruit? It was when you came to Jesus and cast yourselves on His great atonement, and rested on His finished righteousness. Ah! what fruit you had then! Do you remember those early days? Then indeed the vine flourished, the tender grape appeared, the pomegranates budded forth, and the beds of spices gave forth their smell. Have you declined since then?

If you have, we charge you to remember that time of love, and repent, and do thy first works. Be most in those engagements which you have experimentally proved to draw you nearest to Christ, because it is from Him that all your fruits proceed. Any holy exercise which will bring you to Him will help you to bear fruit. The sun is, no doubt, a great worker in fruit-creating among the trees of the orchard: and Jesus is still more so among the trees of His garden of grace.

When have you been the most fruitless? Has not it been when you have lived farthest from the Lord Jesus Christ, when you have slackened in prayer, when you have departed from the simplicity of your faith, when your graces have engrossed your attention instead of your Lord, when you have said, “My mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved”; and have forgotten where your strength dwells—has not it been then that your fruit has ceased?

Some of us have been taught that we have nothing out of Christ, by terrible abasements of heart before the Lord; and when we have seen the utter barrenness and death of all creature power, we have cried in anguish, “From Him all my fruit must be found, for no fruit can ever come from me.”

We are taught, by past experience, that the more simply we depend upon the grace of God in Christ, and wait upon the Holy Spirit, the more we shall bring forth fruit unto God. Oh! to trust Jesus for fruit as well as for life.

Grace says it all, depend on me and you bear through and bear fruits; despise me and you burn out for by strength no man prevail. Not by power or by strength but by My Spirit say the Lord of host. We can do all through Christ that strengthen us- by GRACE live an overcomers live and at the end of this journey, when the Master will come calling, you will be made bold to answer yes father here I am and not to say I hid when I heard your voice because I was naked.

May we never be naked when death will come knocking, may we be clothed in our wedding garment waiting to meet with the groom. Praise the Lord! Someone, Alleluia.

Walk in His steps dearly beloved and be assured of resting with Him (Jn 14:1-3).

Have a restful weekend.

 

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.