Jesus You are my good God, I will keep on following you, there is no nothing You cannot do, I will keep on following You. Jesus You are my good God, I will keep on following you, there is no nothing You cannot do, I will keep on following You. Jehovah is Your Name, Jehovah is Your Name, Jehovah is Your Name, Jehovah is Your Name, Mighty warrior great in battle Jehovah is Your Name.

How Excellent is your Name O Lord! How excellent is Your Name, How excellent is your Name, how excellent is Your Name O Lord! How excellent is Your Name, how wonderful is Your Name, how excellent is Your Name O Lord!// Receive our Praise O! Lord, Receive our Praise O! Lord, glory and honour we give unto Thee receive our Praise O Lord!

Father we thank You, we bless Your Name, Glory be to You in highest. Who is like unto Thee Lord, there is none to compare You with thank You Father for all You have been doing and we yet do in our lives in Jesus Name. great are You Lord, greatly to be Praise, greatly to be Praise Father You reign, great are you Lord, You are greatly to be Praise Father You reign, great are You Lord!, Great are You Lord, Great are You are Lord, Great are You Lord!!!!!!! Great are You Lord, Great are You Lord, Great are You Lord Great are You Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beloved, our God is great. He is Beauty to behold and Wonders are His Name. glory be His Name on high. Praise the Name of the Lord forever. Forever You will be, the Lamb upon the throne, I gladly bow my knees, to Worship You dear Lord, forever You will be!. Let us exalt His Holy Name forever for His hand does wonders to His children, glory be to You Lord.

Beloved, do you know who are? That is question before us today, “Who are you?” do you remember where it was said in the bible and by whom? If you are asked who are you, will you be able in a second to give a run down about yourself without missing out some vital information about yourself. Projecting yourself well with attributes of the Holy living evident to an on-looking not by saying it but it is evident?

Beloved, there may be many things in your life asking you “who are you?” can you like the Psalmist reply back and also introduce who your God is at the same time?  Or if our Jesus came by today and ask you “who are you?” what will answer knowing that He knows you better than you know yourself? May God help us that even demons will give a good account of us as did the demon possessed in Paul’s time in Jesus Name.

Who we truly are, are often exhibit during crisis time, when nobody is watching us, when we are in a place where we cannot be easily spotted out. Beloved, the crisis in Naomi’s life exposed the relationship with her two daughter-in-law, why one clave on to her, the other kissed her farewell. Why one want to God and serve her God the other wants to be with her people and their gods.

Beloved, once again we ask you “who are you? Is good you find out who you are and seek amend if need be even Jesus asked the disciple “who do people say I AM” and later He asked also asked them who do you think I AM? Only Peter got it right through the help of the Holy Spirit.

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you tonight and search you through and expose any hidden part in you that needs to be amended. May God help us to truly know who we are? Let’s learn more:

The evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize—but who are you?”—Acts 19:15

There is no secondhand spirituality. No one else can develop Christian maturity on your behalf. A strong Christian heritage is an asset, but it cannot take the place of your own vibrant, growing relationship with Christ.

Paul had a powerful walk with God. God used him so mightily that extraordinary miracles occurred through his life. Cloths that touched Paul were taken to the sick, and the sick were healed (Acts 19:10–12). Evil spirits were cast out. Paul’s preaching and teaching were instrumental in building a strong church in Ephesus. Paul’s ministry was so impressive, in fact, that others tried to duplicate it.

Seven sons of the chief priest, Sceva, attempted to cast out demons the way Paul did. They confronted an evil spirit and attempted to exorcise it “by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” These men were trying to use a spiritual power that Paul had acquired after years of walking closely with his Lord. They could imitate Paul’s words, but they could not duplicate the power that was his through his personal relationship with God.

The evil spirit retorted, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?” The demon then viciously attacked them and humiliated them. The evil spirits were fearfully aware of Jesus (James 2:19); they were familiar with Paul’s influence over the powers of darkness. But the demons had no knowledge of the seven sons of Sceva.

You can duplicate the words and deeds of a spiritually mature Christian, but you cannot inherit his or her walk with God. Christian maturity takes effort; it comes over time. If you ignore the place of prayer and if you neglect your relationship with Christ, you will not grow in your faith. Imitating the faith of others will not give you victory. Only as you nurture your own relationship with Jesus will your life be filled with spiritual maturity and power.

Let learn more from Sister Orpah and great grand mother Ruth, beloved, our walk with God get better and make us mature over time, may the Holy Spirit help us to love God, serve Him and know him better in Jesus Name:

Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth clave unto her.” Ruth 1:14

 

Both of them had an affection for Naomi, and therefore set out with her upon her return to the land of Judah. But the hour of test came; Naomi most unselfishly set before each of them the trials which awaited them, and bade them if they cared for ease and comfort to return to their Moabitish friends.

At first both of them declared that they would cast in their lot with the Lord’s people; but upon still further consideration Orpah with much grief and a respectful kiss left her mother in law, and her people, and her God, and went back to her idolatrous friends, while Ruth with all her heart gave herself up to the God of her mother in law.

It is one thing to love the ways of the Lord when all is fair, and quite another to cleave to them under all discouragements and difficulties. The kiss of outward profession is very cheap and easy, but the practical cleaving to the Lord, which must show itself in holy decision for truth and holiness, is not so small a matter.

How stands the case with us, is our heart fixed upon Jesus, is the sacrifice bound with cords to the horns of the altar? Have we counted the cost, and are we solemnly ready to suffer all worldly loss for the Master’s sake? The after gain will be an abundant recompense, for Egypt’s treasures are not to be compared with the glory to be revealed.

Orpah is heard of no more; in glorious ease and idolatrous pleasure her life melts into the gloom of death; but Ruth lives in history and in heaven, for grace has placed her in the noble line whence sprung the King of kings. Blessed among women shall those be who for Christ’s sake can renounce all; but forgotten and worse than forgotten shall those be who in the hour of temptation do violence to conscience and turn back unto the world.

O that this day we may not be content with the form of devotion, which may be no better than Orpah’s kiss, but may the Holy Spirit work in us a cleaving of our whole heart to our Lord Jesus.

Help us O Lord we pray Thee  to love you dearly and daily in Jesus Name!!!!!!!!!!!

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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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.