Praise the Lord O my soul, Praise the Lord O my soul 2x.// He is alive forever He is alive, my Jesus is alive forever He is alive amen.
Gracious Father we Thank You we bless Your Name, we worship You for You are great. Faithful are You Lord. Greatly to be praise. Thank You Lord for the gift of a new month, a new quarter, the month of perfection. We are grateful and we return to give You worship for all You have done for us in the first half of the year, alleluia to Your Name O Lord.
Father, we cannot Thank You enough for Your goodness and kindness towards us, Your children. O Lord, who is like unto Thee among other gods? Faithful are You Lord. In Your richness, You showed love, care and Your lovingkindness never cease. We bow before the Throne. Be thou exalted Lord forever and ever in Jesus Name.
Dear beloved, happy new month. You are welcome into this great month of perfection according to divine order. Everything outstanding in your life must be perfected in Jesus Name.
Beloved, we are in the next half of the year, is interesting to know that we are gradually taking dominion according to God’s plan for this year and nothing is permitted to hinder the progress. So sit tight and make sure you are focus. Don’t get distracted so that You can land safely to your desired destination before or by the end of this year in Jesus Name.
We are pleased to welcome you to our month of Dominion through Kindness that is in Christ Jesus (Tit 3:1-7; 2 Sam 9:1-7).
Today is also a special day to us, so we will be combining the message we have to meet up with demand of the day.
Kindness is one virtue that is not common to man except by the grace of God. Man by nature is selfish and will not want part with anything. However in our theme text Tit. 3:1-7, Apostle Paul was encouraging the people to live worthy of their calling and in so doing show kindness to others.
God’s kind of kindness is also exhibited by the saving grace in Christ Jesus. Having save us not of works but according to His mercy through the washing and regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, making us heir with Christ and the granting us the hope of eternal life.
Also in our theme text in the Old Testament, we saw King David showing kindness to Mephibosheth, the son of his bosom friend, Jonathan.
By the grace of God, we will be expanding this during the course of month.
Beloved, are you driven by fear or faith? We consider this topic fit for today as we want to start off the month on the ground of faith and also in conjunction with our Friday’s teaching on PCL.
Can we get going:
“In summer and in winter shall it be.” Zechariah 14:8
The streams of living water which flow from Jerusalem are not dried up by the parching heats of sultry midsummer any more than they were frozen by the cold winds of blustering winter. Rejoice, O my soul, that thou art spared to testify of the faithfulness of the Lord. The seasons change and thou changest, but thy Lord abides evermore the same, and the streams of His love are as deep, as broad and as full as ever.
The heats of business cares and scorching trials make me need the cooling influences of the river of His grace; I may go at once and drink to the full from the inexhaustible fountain, for in summer and in winter it pours forth its flood. The upper springs are never scanty, and blessed be the name of the Lord, the nether springs cannot fail either. Elijah found Cherith dry up, but Jehovah was still the same God of providence. Job said his brethren were like deceitful brooks, but he found his God an overflowing river of consolation.
The Nile is the great confidence of Egypt, but its floods are variable; our Lord is evermore the same. By turning the course of the Euphrates, Cyrus took the city of Babylon, but no power, human or infernal, can divert the current of divine grace. The tracks of ancient rivers have been found all dry and desolate, but the streams which take their rise on the mountains of divine sovereignty and infinite love shall ever be full to the brim.
Generations melt away, but the course of grace is unaltered. The river of God may sing with greater truth than the brook in the poem—-
“Men may come, and men may go,
But I go on for ever.”
How happy art thou, my soul, to be led beside such still waters! never wander to other streams, lest thou hear the Lord’s rebuke, “What hast thou to do in the way of Egypt to drink of the muddy river?”
Let keep going:
How Do You Respond To Seemingly Impossible Circumstances?
With fear or faith?
King Saul and his son Jonathan illustrate both:
SAUL, panics as he sees his troops deserting him while on a military skirmish as they await the priest’s appearance to offer a sacrifice. So Saul steps in and presumptuously assumes the priest’s religious duty.
“I saw that the men were scattering.” – Frazzled by circumstances.
“I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me… ‘” – Ruled by fear.
“I felt compelled to offer burnt offerings.” – Prompted by emotions.
The consequences? Saul is disenfranchised as king, (and dies a premature death):
“Now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader… because you have not kept the Lord‘s command.” (1 Samuel 13:14)
JONATHAN, by contrast, is vastly out-numbered by the Philistine army, yet chooses to believe God to use him in defeating them.
“Come, let‘s go over to the Philistines” – Scoped out the enemy.
“Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf” – Made himself available to be used of God.
“Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” – Believed God could use him to destroy the enemy.
The consequences? Jonathan victoriously destroys enemy forces.
SAUL saw challenging circumstances through the eyes of fear and failed.
JONATHAN saw challenging circumstances through the eyes of faith and succeeded. (1 Samuel 13:1-14:23)
QUESTION: When you are faced with difficult circumstances that appear to be overwhelmingly impossible, what do you do? Panic, like Saul and resort to your own solutions? Or do you, like Jonathan trust God, and see Him come through with His solution?
Beloved, have you answered the question above? How have you been reacting or responding to events surrounding your live and situation since the beginning of the year? Is so important that we get it right as we step into the second half of the year so that we will indeed have the desired result come the end of the year.
Beloved, kindness is another virtue we must imbibe if we must have the desired dominion ordained by God for us. Please ensure that you follow us all the month to be better equip as we move on in life.
Once again “welcome to your month of Dominion through kindness that is in Christ Jesus.”
Have a wonderful weekend. See you on next week by the grace of God.
Remain blessed in the Lord.