Song

AMAZING GRACE

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound—

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind but now I see.

Gracious father, how Wonderful Your lovingkindness on them that were once lost but were found by You. You searched every underground, every tunnel, every highway, up the mountain, through the riverside, in desert looking for the lost, the wretched, despised, hopeless, homeless, wanderers to bring them in and make them learn of Your unfailing love.

Thank You, Father for not allowing us to be consumed in our wretched state. The law demand justice but Your love speak for graceeeeeeeeeeeeee.

We are joining two things together today. Today is ushering us into the new month and we must not forget that we also pray today.

Beloved, there is GRACE in the house this month. The Lord of compassionate and grace is available for us this month to visit, heal, restore and be made whole.

I don’t know where you have missed it but I know that the Lord full of mercy and grace like a Great Shepard, He is standing at the door of your heart, knocking to come in, will you open and invite Him to come and dine with you? (Click here to accept Jesus if you are yet to receive Christ into your heart as your Lord and personal Saviour)

Through the gift of God (His Son) to us this month, we usher you into your month of “GRACE –SO AMAZING” (Jn 1:17). Beloved, our God truly do not desire that any of us will perish. I am a living witness and God is releasing His profound GRACE to mankind in this Special month to bring back to the fold all (us) that the enemy of our souls held captive through their unforgiving spirit, those wandering in the lost land and like the prodigal prefer to eat with pigs rather than come back home.

Peradventure you are not there, but you know someone who is wallowing in sin of self-pity, condemnation, a harden sinner, please send this mail to such a person or send us the email address to be included in receiving this mail as you do this, the Divine Touch of God will locate this individual and heal him or her.

Are you born-again and standing right before God and therefore you feel bitter or condemned others that have fallen into sin. You desire that God must punish than rather than show mercy to such a person. I come to you with the word of Apostle Paul to be careful, “If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall” 1 Cor 10:12 (NLT)

This is one special month you must not toil with. The Lord wants to do amazing things in the house this month, please don’t be left out. Seek out those you think that this is an opportunity to bring them back to Christ and minister love not condemnation to them. In case you have also in any where refuse to forgive yourself and the enemy is capitalized on it to keep your bond. This is also an opportunity to you to be free. Praise the Name of the Lord!

Are We Compassionate In Our Ministry To Others?

Cowboys drive cattle.

 Shepherds lead sheep.

There is a difference, but occasionally in our efforts to minister we confuse the two.

 One way to assess whether we resemble cattlemen or shepherds is to observe our reactions when people fail to perform up to our expectations:

  • Are we irritated by their failure, or driven to our knees in intercession?
  • Is our approach characterized by law or grace?

The Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17)

 Jesus, like Moses gave us the truth… but shrouded it in grace:

        “We all have received grace upon grace” (John 1:16)

 That is, we have received grace that is continuous and never exhausted.

 Surely that is also to be our approach in ministering to others.

 When our primary objective in ministry is to help people toward an intimate relationship with Christ, the tenor of our service will be that of tender care rather than demands for rigid compliance.

If, however, we view people primarily as an important cog in achieving our ends of building a larger organization, or enhancing our image as a spiritual leader, those under our charge will be driven toward external conformity rather than nurtured toward internal transformation:

 Driven like cattle rather than led like sheep.

 When Jesus asked Peter if He loved Him, the Master suggested that the way to express that love was to feed His sheep. Shepherd His flock.

 And that is our calling as well. Is that your calling beloveth? We born again, spirit filled Christian have sincerely lost our virtue of kindness, love, not rejoicing at wrong of another. We have rather became God, judging and condemning people to death even before the final judgment. May God have mercy on us (Matt 7:1-5; 1 Cor 10:12).

In view of what God is laying in my heart this month, I want you to see how Your Master; Your Role model, “Jesus” did when He discovered the plan of Satan against one of His disciple. Exactly that, is expected of us. Read along I pray thee.

“Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat.

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”—Luke 22:31–32

Jesus dearly loved Peter. Jesus spoke to him specifically and said, “Simon! Simon! Satan has made a request to sift all of you (plural) as wheat. But I have prayed for you (singular), that your faith will not fail. And when you (singular) have returned to Me, strengthen your brothers.”

Even as Jesus faced His imminent arrest and crucifixion, He took time to strengthen Peter for what was to come! He assured him that God had set limits on Satan’s influence. He expressed His confidence that even though Peter’s faith would falter, he would overcome, to the point of strengthening others. Since Jesus Himself was interceding for Peter, Peter might fail for a moment, but his life would ultimately be victorious.

Jesus is fully aware of every temptation and test you will encounter, and He stands ready to deliver you (1 Cor. 10:13). He intercedes for you just as He did for Peter (Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25). Temptation might catch you by surprise, but Jesus is already interceding with the Father on your behalf. Remember that temptation is not a sin.

When you are tempted, turn immediately to Jesus. He will take you to the Father, and you will overcome the temptation, for Jesus has overcome everything you can face in the world (1 John 4:4). When you are tested and are secure in the intercession of Jesus, you, too, will be able to strengthen others.

If you are grappling with temptation, Jesus is interced-ing for you with the Father even now. Be steadfast and encouraged!

Yes! The enemy will test us and we will remain secure through the intercession of our Lord Jesus. Amen! Pray my brethren that you don’t hold yourself captive in any kind or form. Not forgetting that rewards are only for those who are overcomers- (Rev 3:12)

Once again I welcome you all to the month of “Grace -So Amazing”

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Back to our song “Amazing Grace”

 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound—

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

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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.