O my Redeemer, Redeemer liveth, Redeemer x2. I will lift up Your Name, I will lift Your Name above every other Name. I have a very Big God Who is always by my side, a very Big God by my side, by my side. Angels are singing, You are Worthy O Lord!
Father, we thank You this day, we are rejoicing because Jesus conquered the World. Thanks be to Jesus for the mighty works and deliverance He is doing in our lives daily. Thank God for the finished work of Calvary that saved a wretch like me. thank You for mercy rejoiceth over judgment (Jas 2:13).
Am grateful Lord and I think so you are, dearly beloved? Thanks be Jesus Whose merciful work is speaking in our lives and situations in Jesus Name. Amen!
Beloved, we are before God, The Maker of heaven and earth. We bow as we pray that our request be granted unto us this day in Jesus Name.
Beloved, may I ask you a question? Where is your treasure? Okay, put in another way, what do you treasure most in your life? Someone is saying “what tickles your fancy?”
Because, where your treasure is, there lies your heart. Have you ever been involved in a project as an individual or as a group and everyone has to contribute to it success? Or you are made the project manager?
How do you feel? What goes on in your brain at that moment if you are the serious type is the completion of that project. As you eat, rest or sleep, you see your project before you and until is deliver, you will not be relief of its burden off your shoulder. This is a simple illustration of the topic before us today.
Now can you tell me where your treasure is? What do you spend your time and money on? Does it please God? Will He be happy with you having blessed you to be a blessing, are you representing Him adequately? Do you treasure worship? Glory be to God.
Come as we discover more below:
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.—Luke 12:34
What you value most is your treasure. Where you spend your time and your money is your treasure. Whatever dominates your conversation is what you treasure. What others know you for is a good indication of what your treasure is.
Most Christians are quick to claim that God is their first priority. Yet often their actions reveal that their treasure is not God but things of this world. Some Christians find it difficult to discuss their relationship with God, but they can chatter easily about their family, friends, or hobbies. Some find it impossible to rise early in order to spend time with God, but they willingly get up at dawn to pursue a hobby.
Some find it difficult to give an offering to God but readily spend lavishly on recreation. Some boldly approach strangers to sell a product, yet they are painfully timid in telling others about their Savior. Some give hundreds of hours to serve in volunteer organizations but feel they have no time available to serve God.
If you are unsure of where your treasure is, examine where you spend your available time and money. Reflect on what it is you most enjoy thinking about and discussing. Ask your friends to tell you what they think is most important to you. Ask your children to list the things most valuable to you. It may surprise you to know what others consider to be your treasure.
Did you read that? Even if you are not quite such about where your treasure is, I bet you to ask your six year old child or grandchild and you will be shock at the answer cos you are a mirror and you are under close observation all day without your knowledge (Law of observation).
This is a clarion call for us to reorder our steps in Christ Jesus on whose way we must follow. Devote time to worship Him. create time to tarry in His presence. Meditate on the Word even as we are commanded to do, so that we will have good success. Praise the Lord!
Come and see what happens when you tarry before God. Reading the message following will surprise you and you will never toy with any opportunity you have to pray:
“And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” John 1:51
Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see Heaven opened. Jesus Himself has opened that kingdom to all believers. We gaze into the place of mystery and glory, for He has revealed it to us. We shall enter it soon, for He is the way.
Now we see the explanation of Jacob’s ladder. Between earth and Heaven there is a holy commerce; prayer ascends, and answers come down, by the way of Jesus, the Mediator. We see this ladder when we see our Lord. In Him a stairway of light now furnishes a clear passage to the throne of the Most High. Let us use it, and send up by it the messengers of our prayers. We shall live the angelic life ourselves if we run up to Heaven in intercession, and lay hold upon the blessings of the covenant, and then descend again to scatter those gifts among the sons of men.
This choice sight which Jacob only saw in a dream we will turn into a bright reality. This very day we will be up and down the ladder each hour; climbing in communion, and coming down in labor to save our fellow-men. This is thy promise, O Lord Jesus, let us joyfully see it fulfilled.
Amen! As we pray today, may we also remember those that are perishing especially those who have tasted the truth and today are eating with swine because of their inordinate passions. Pray for as many as you can remember and those that are not known to you.
Beloved, is the mercy of God that we are consumed. The devil has not given up on you, he keep trying to woo you out from the salvation that you are presently professing. So don’t let down your guide or else you will … God forbid! I refuse to say it, but be warned!
May heaven be opened unto you this day as you intercede in the place of prayer in Jesus Name. O Lord hear the prayers of your children, let our cry come unto you. Let heaven deliver to us the desires of our heart and let us live in accordance of your will for us, we pray in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.