Glory be to God in the highest, glory be God in the highest amen, for His mercies enduerth forever amen, for His mercies enduerth forever amen. // Who is like unto Thee O Lord! Who is like unto Thee O Lord, among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness fearful in praises doing wonders alleluia, O doing wonders alleluia.

Faithful Father, thank You for this blessed day You made and said we rejoice and be glad in it. Thank You for gift of a new week, we rejoice because it will do us good and not evil. We are much grateful for another opportunity given us to be all we are created to be may you Name be Praise for ever in Jesus Name.

Glorious God, we exalt Your Name above other gods, have You way, Lord, be Thou glorified in Jesus Name.

Beloved, how was your weekend, hope you are had a good time during service last Sunday, glory be to God who will always visit His people to bless and honour those He love. Again He show his grace and mercies unto us, glory be to Him alone in Jesus Name.

We ended the week examining this hidden sin we all fall prey unknowing “demandingness.” with bible character that exhibited such and use same to x-ray our life also. Today we will be considering what God did in the life of Jacob after which transform him from living a life of “demandingness” to a life pleasing to God.

May the Holy Spirit help us to live a life free from accusation and be blameless before God in Jesus Name.

Come along with me for more:

 

Genesis 32:1-33:20, Psalm 10:13-18, Proverbs 3:1-2, Matthew 12:9-37

“What Is Your Name?”

Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.—Genesis 32:24

The way in which God helped Jacob to be rid of his spirit of demandingness is revealing—”a man wrestled with him until daybreak.” Like the hound of heaven, the love of God pursued him down the years, awaiting the hour when he would be ready to admit that he was beaten.

This man (probably an angelic representative) wrestled with him until Jacob’s strength was diminished, at which point he asked him: “What is your name?” To us it seems a simple question, but in those days one’s name was the expression of one’s character; if the character changed, the name was changed. So Jacob, after a tremendous struggle, made the crucial confession: “My name is Jacob—the supplanter,” he sobbed. The depths were uncovered. Jacob’s heart was naked before God. The real problem was identified.

If you have not reached this place in your spiritual experience, I suggest you stop everything and tell God your name. You might have to confess: “My name is Demandingness; I insist on having my own way in everything.” This may be hard to say, but get it out no matter what the cost, for there will be no new name until you say the old name.

The saying of the old name is a confession, a catharsis. When Jacob said his name, the angel said: “Your name will no longer be Jacob … It will be Israel” (v. 28)—a striver with God. The new nation of Israel would be named for this crooked man made straight. Jacob was buried; Israel was alive forevermore.

Prayer

God, help me to tell You my name—my real name. Help me to dodge no longer; the game is up. Take out of me the spirit of demandingness. Change my name and change my character. Save me from myself. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Further Study

1Jn 1:1-9; Ezr 10:11; 2Sm 12:13

What are we to do with our sin?

How did Nathan respond to David?

Beloved, we have read again what depicts the character of “demandingness” are you in any way living this kind of life, ask the Holy Spirit to help you, and make your life blameless, a life that will be pleasing and a living sacrifice to God Almighty in Jesus Name.

Is possible like Jacob you are going to change your Name, if that is the case don’t waste time at all, go to the throne of mercy and surrender your life to Jesus Christ right way and it shall be well with you.

Notice you that the life of Jacob made progress, no more a striver but a possessor of heavenly blessings and inheritance, beloved, check again and apply same to your life if that is where you are right now and your life will being to take shape for better in Jesus Name. Remember, nothing short of God’s glory will speak in our life this year in Jesus Name. We are on our path to “glorious manifestations,” don’t be left out.

On this note we declare this week open and by the grace of go we go through it and we return at the end with testimonies in Jesus Name. May the Lord help us in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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