I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song I will praise His Name for my Lord is good. I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song I will praise His Name for my God is good. // Jehovah is Your Name Jehovah is Your Name, from everlasting to everlasting Jehovah is Your Name.
Yes Lord Jehovah is Your Name. What a wonderful God we serve. he is good and liveth forever more. Thank You for the gift of today and miracles Your Hand has done in my life, faithful God we bless You we adorn Thee, we give You Praise. Let Your peace that passeth all understanding rest upon us now and forever and ever.
Beloved, our God is Jehovah indeed. Merciful Father whose love never end. Let us bow at the Throne this day and honour Him forever and ever. Beloved, how was your weekend? Hope beautiful? Hope you made it to a place of worship?
By the grace of God we are in a week, full of pleasant surprises from God. Yours will not be different. You will enjoy the goodness of God in the land of the living. Every power that rises to suppress the plan of God will meet fire of the Holy Ghost in Jesus Name. Yes! The Hand of God has been positioned to do us good in this remaining part of the morn and no power is permitted to hinder it in Jesus Name.
Beloved, have you ever encounter God’s discipline in any way or manner? Or is possible you are not the one but someone close to you.
Today we are going find out what exactly is going on. Whether is warfare or Discipline.
Christ is chosen of the Lord to bear our sins so that you and I will live a victorious life. We dwell so much last week talking about being like Jesus.
Of the flesh we cannot do it but if the Spirit of God rest in you, He will transform you. Removing the heart of fresh and giving you the mind of Jesus. He will enable you see what is going on in your life. Are you experiencing warfare or the discipline that is coming directly from the Father
Beloved, there is need to examine the exact thing you are experiencing. Everything is from Satan, often things God uses some difficulty to bring us closer to Himself. God is more interested in what you are becoming. Your carnal man will not allow to please God, but the Spirit of God in the life of a believer is something more than gold.
Let’s discover more beloved:
For the Lord disciplines the one He loves,
and punishes every son whom He receives.—Hebrews 12:6
There is a tendency among Christians to view anything unpleasant that happens to them as the result of “spiritual warfare.” When a difficulty arises, many immediately ask God to remove their distress. The problem is that their predicament may have nothing to do with Satan or with spiritual warfare. It may appear far more glorious for us to explain our hardships as Satan’s determined attacks against us, rather than admitting that we are merely reaping what we have sown and are being disciplined by our heavenly Father (Gal. 6:7).
What is often mistaken as Satan’s attack may actually be chastisement from our loving Father. If you have neglected your role as spiritual teacher to your children, God may allow them to fall into sin. If you have been dishonest at work, God may correct you by letting you face the consequences. It would be foolish to pray that God would ease your discomfort.
God is disciplining you in order to gain your attention and bring necessary change to your life. How tragic never to make the connection between your problems and God’s discipline. God’s discipline will not help you if you dismiss it as Satan’s doing or spiritual warfare. Not every hardship you face is the chastisement of God, but Scripture indicates that God will discipline you.
If you misunderstand God’s chastening, you may actually blame Him for not answering your prayers or failing to protect you from Satan. Meanwhile, God is warning you of the danger you face because of your sin. Are there difficult circumstances in your life? Could it be the discipline of God?
God, whose nature is perfect love, will correct you because He has your ultimate good in His heart. and that is why Jesus was the perfect example to emulate. Do you want a victorious living before imitating Jesus is the only way out? Imitate Him. Beloved, we preach Christ crucified (1 Cor 1:23; Ps 18:35) let it be said of us that we are living letters – Christ’ letter, produced by us, not written in ink but with the Spirit of the Living God: not on the stone tablets but on tablets that are hearts of flesh. (2 Cor 3:3). More below:
“I have exalted one chosen out of the people.” Psalm 89:19
Why was Christ chosen out of the people? Speak, my heart, for heart-thoughts are best. Was it not that He might be able to be our brother, in the blest tie of kindred blood? Oh, what relationship there is between Christ and the believer! The believer can say, “I have a Brother in heaven; I may be poor, but I have a Brother who is rich, and is a King, and will He suffer me to want while He is on His throne? Oh, no! He loves me; He is my Brother.”
Believer, wear this blessed thought, like a necklace of diamonds, around the neck of thy memory; put it, as a golden ring, on the finger of recollection, and use it as the King’s own seal, stamping the petitions of thy faith with confidence of success. He is a brother born for adversity, treat Him as such.
Christ was also chosen out of the people that He might know our wants and sympathize with us. “He was tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin.” In all our sorrows we have His sympathy. Temptation, pain, disappointment, weakness, weariness, poverty—He knows them all, for He has felt all.
Remember this, Christian, and let it comfort thee. However difficult and painful thy road, it is marked by the footsteps of thy Saviour; and even when thou reachest the dark valley of the shadow of death, and the deep waters of the swelling Jordan, thou wilt find His footprints there. In all places whithersoever we go, He has been our forerunner; each burden we have to carry, has once been laid on the shoulders of Immanuel.
“His way was much rougher and darker than mine
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer, and shall I repine?”
Take courage! Royal feet have left a blood-red track upon the road, and consecrated the thorny path for ever.
Beloved, let us humble ourselves before God and consider His discipline as a correction and a weapon to draw us closer to Himself. Let us not be weary or lose heart. Let us not take the Lord’s discipline lightly, or faint when you are reproved by him; (Heb 12:3-6).
On this note beloved we declared this week blessed in the Name of Jesus. Walk triumphantly in Jesus Name. May the merciful hand of God direct your affairs this week in Jesus Name.
Be blessed in the Name of the Lord and remain ever faithful in your relationship in Jesus Christ our God. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu