What a Mighty God we serve, alleluia 2x Heaven and Earth adore Thee, angels bow before Thee. What a Mighty God we serve. We come to say thank you, all I have to say is thank you, Lord.
Father, we thank You, we bless Your Holy Name, we blessed Your Holy Name. We adore You forever and ever. O Lord how can we thank You enough for the gift of new month, a new day, we adore forever and ever.
You made Your goodness to pass before us all through the month of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and now we are in December. O what a Wonderful God You Are, we are grateful to You Lord.
Beloved, a new month is here, a new dawn of the Lord is here again to bless and to honour us once again. The joy of the Lord is our strength and we live because Jesus lives.
We are glad to welcome you into your month of “Great Tidings” (Esther 8:3-8). Beloved, indeed this month will be indeed a month of “great tiding” to you. Good news will be heard in your camp in this month of great tidings.
Every plan of Satan and his cohorts concerning you and household, the Hand of the Lord will reverse in Jesus Name. The birth of Jesus will bring into your bosom “great tidings” in Jesus Name. Be glad and rejoice in the work of the Lord our God:
“Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work.” Psalm 92:4
Do you believe that your sins are forgiven, and that Christ has made a full atonement for them? Then what a joyful Christian you ought to be! How you should live above the common trials and troubles of the world! Since sin is forgiven, can it matter what happens to you now?
Luther said, “Smite, Lord, smite, for my sin is forgiven; if Thou hast but forgiven me, smite as hard as Thou wilt”; and in a similar spirit you may say, “Send sickness, poverty, losses, crosses, persecution, what Thou wilt, Thou hast forgiven me, and my soul is glad.” Christian, if thou art thus saved, whilst thou art glad, be grateful and loving.
Cling to that cross which took thy sin away; serve thou Him who served thee. “I beseech you therefore, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Let not your zeal evaporate in some little ebullition of song.
Show your love in expressive tokens. Love the brethren of Him who loved you. If there be a Mephibosheth anywhere who is lame or halt, help him for Jonathan’s sake. If there be a poor tried believer, weep with him, and bear his cross for the sake of Him who wept for thee and carried thy sins.
Since thou art thus forgiven freely for Christ’s sake, go and tell to others the joyful news of pardoning mercy. Be not contented with this unspeakable blessing for thyself alone, but publish abroad the story of the cross. Holy gladness and holy boldness will make you a good preacher, and all the world will be a pulpit for you to preach in.
Cheerful holiness is the most forcible of sermons, but the Lord must give it you. Seek it this morning before you go into the world. When it is the Lord’s work in which we rejoice, we need not be afraid of being too glad.
Beloved, not worry that you are in the twelve month of the year, whatever belong to you must be delivered before the year runs out. Do you remember the boy that came to Jesus meeting and offered his five loaves and two fishes for the promotion of Jesus kingdom work? He went home with twelve basket. Can you imagine the shouts of joy that was heard in his household?
Same miracle will be repeated in the life of someone who will dare to promote God’s work in this season of “Great Tidings”. “God is not looking for “who” to use; He is looking for “who” to bless” and am sure you will position yourself for such a wonderful blessings planned out for the seasons. Be glad for the Lord know their sorrows:
“I know their sorrows.” Exodus 3:7
The child is cheered as he sings, “This my father knows”; and shall not we be comforted as we discern that our dear Friend and tender soul-husband knows all about us?
- He is the Physician, and if He knows all, there is no need that the patient should know. Hush, thou silly, fluttering heart, prying, peeping, and suspecting! What thou knowest not now, thou shalt know hereafter, and meanwhile Jesus, the beloved Physician, knows thy soul in adversities. Why need the patient analyze all the medicine, or estimate all the symptoms? This is the Physician’s work, not mine; it is my business to trust, and His to prescribe. If He shall write His prescription in uncouth characters which I cannot read, I will not be uneasy on that account, but rely upon His unfailing skill to make all plain in the result, however mysterious in the working.
- He is the Master, and His knowledge is to serve us instead of our own; we are to obey, not to judge: “The servant knoweth not what his lord doeth.” Shall the architect explain his plans to every hodman on the works? If he knows his own intent, is it not enough? The vessel on the wheel cannot guess to what pattern it shall be conformed, but if the potter understands his art, what matters the ignorance of the clay? My Lord must not be cross-questioned any more by one so ignorant as I am.
- He is the Head. All understanding centres there. What judgment has the arm? What comprehension has the foot? All the power to know lies in the head. Why should the member have a brain of its own when the head fulfils for it every intellectual office? Here, then, must the believer rest his comfort in sickness, not that he himself can see the end, but that Jesus knows all. Sweet Lord, be thou for ever eye, and soul, and head for us, and let us be content to know only what Thou choosest to reveal.
Beloved, every of your blessings the enemies had withheld from January up to this time must be surely be delivered to you. Be ready to receive your twelve baskets in this month of “Great Tidings”. Even when they have taken counsels against you and have planned out against you, do not be afraid for the God of Esther and the Israel will arise for you and upturn all their plans and give you victory.
God who delivered Daniel from the lion’s den is still alive. He lives forever. Once again, Welcome to your month of “Great Tidings”. The month of the Birth of our Lord Jesus, your Redeemer, the Holy one of Israel. Praise the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord.