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Jesus has gone before you

“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him…. Then Jesus said to them, do not be afraid. Go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.” Matthew 28:7 and 10.

In this chapter we see the angel and then Jesus himself telling the women (Mary Magdalene one of them) to go and tell His disciples to go to Galilee and there they will meet with Jesus.

We may recall that even in the sea of Galilee, Jesus sent His disciples ahead of Him, to go to the other side, and there in that sea they were caught in the storm and Jesus calmed the storm, and the disciples worshiped Jesus.

If today Jesus is telling us to go to the other side or if He is telling us to go to Galilee, we must, because He has already gone ahead of us and has prepared the way for us to meet Him there. If we are caught in the storm, just know that Jesus will calm the storm and we will experience His power and worship Him there.

Let us not worry about the unknown, if Jesus told us to go on the other side, let us go to the other side for we will indeed be on the other side, and we will meet our Lord there. If He has told us to go to Galilee, let us go to Galilee, for Jesus has gone before us and we will meet Him there.

Be of good cheer dear reader, our Lord has promised and He will keep His promise and we will praise Him.

Dear Lord, we don’t know what is on the other side, but if you have told us to go on the other side, we will go, for you will meet us there. And if we face the storms in the middle, you will come its midst and calm the storms and take us safely on the other side. Help us to trust in You alone and not hear any other misleading voices. To You alone O Lord be all glory and honour, now and forever. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!

Lord Save Me!

Save me from my rage

Save me from this bitterness and hate

Save me from my enemy within and the sudden destruction he brings

Save me from myself

And Heal Me Lord!

Heal me from all my afflictions and pain

If only I touch the hem of your garment, Lord if only You speak a Word…

I know I will be healed. I am healed!

I have put my trust in Thee!

There is none like THEE, O LORD!
YOU are ever so WONDERFUL, forever FAITHFUL,
“THY loving KINDNESS is better than LIFE.”

Whom have I, but THEE, in this world and in the UNSEEN!
YOU are my FRIEND, my FIRST LOVE, my ALL.
Ever beside me, my BATTLE SHIELD, my COMFORTER, my GOD, my SAVIOUR YOU are!

For me a sinner, YOU came!
Not as KING (which YOU are), not as PRINCE or PRIEST (which also you are),
But, a mere SERVANT, humble and lowly you became,
That I who was lost be found,
And blind, who could see.

YOU are the CHRIST, the MESSIAH!
The SON of GOD, the CREATOR.
Who suffered and died, shed HIS innocent blood,
To wash away my SINS, and make me FREE forever.

To be my FATHER, my FRIEND, my ALL
So I could be with YOU, now and FOREVERMORE (through eternity)!

Inquire of God, again and always

“Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, ‘you shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.” 1 Chronicles 14:14

There is a reason God called David, a man after His own heart. David inquired of God time and again, for everything. Before attacking his enemies, even before setting up a strategy to defeat his enemies, while fleeing from his arch enemy etc. David always inquired of God, and God would tell him what to do, sometimes not always he had planned, like in this verse quoted above.

You know, many a times we want to hear from God what we want to hear or what our flesh wants us to do. AW Tozer puts it plainly, “Most Christians don’t hear God’s voice because we have already decided we are not going to do what He tells us to do.” This is so true. If you remember the story of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (another king after David who would often inquire of God), when he visited Ahab, the king of Israel, we see that Ahab did not like to hear the voice of God because it went contrary to his fleshly desires. So God had to send a lying spirit to him to tell him what he wanted to hear and to persuade him to go to war. God did speak to him that day through Micah whom Ahab despised and imprisoned, but he chose to listen to those lying spirits that resulted in Ahab’s death.

So you see, if you want to truly hear God’s voice, you must be truly willing to obey His commands and do His will even when it goes against our flesh. And if we are willing to truly obey God at all cost, God will speak and we will hear His voice.

And how does God speak to us today? Mainly through His Word – The Bible, He may confirm His word to you through circumstances, through people, perhaps even through dreams, but He will not contradict His word, His Command or His promises. So ask God to give you His discerning Spirit and a willingness to obey Him at any cost.

Dear Father, please give me a willing heart and obedient heart, for obedience is more important to You than sacrifice. And help me to hear your voice and obey you at any cost, even when it goes against my fleshly desires. For you Lord, in all things and at all times desires to give me you best and glorify Your name through my life. In Jesus name, Amen!

HE Will Rescue You

“Therefore say to the children of Israel: I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments… And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.” Exodus 6: 6 and 8.

The Lord is telling you the same, He will indeed rescue you and deliver you from every satanic bondage. You need only need to ask and cast all your burdens to Him; And He who hears your cry, will deliver you.

One of my favourite Bible verses, infact, it’s a promise from Psalms 50:15, “Call unto me in the day of trouble, I will save you and you will praise Me.”

Each time I was in trouble, each time I needed to be rescued, I reminded my Heavenly Father about this promise, and I tell you, each time He came to my rescue and delivered my out of all my troubles. Praise the Lord.

Dear Father, I pray that whoever is reading this and if he/she is under any bondage, whether financial, spiritual or physical, or even under any demonic stronghold, I pray, you come to their rescue and deliver them from all their troubles and every kind of bondage. You save them and let them praise You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Lift Up Your Eyes

“And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.” Genesis 13:14-15.

God further tells Abram in Genesis 13:17, “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”

Our God is a wonderful comforter. Abram was close to his nephew Lot, so the separation from his brother’s son did hurt him. But God was with Abram. After Lot took the best of the land and left Abram with a wasteland, the Lord comforts Abram and reminds him of His promise to Abram and his descendants.

The same God is with us. Probably you are in similar position as Abraham was, you helped a friend, a relative, a brother, and it left you in pain, in an uncertain situation. But God is with you.

No matter where you are and what situation you are in, our Heavenly Father is telling you today, lift up your eyes and look from where you are – northward, southward, eastward and westward. You are more precious to Him than sparrows, now even more so when you are His child. He is telling you that all the promises in the Bible are yours, you need to walk through it, claim it and believe it, for the Lord, our Father, promises to give it to us.

Dear Father, I thank you for your wonderful promises in the Bible. Today I claim them, and receive them by Faith in your Son Jesus Christ. You O Lord are the same, yesterday, today and forever. In Jesus name. Amen!

He who finds a wife…

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains the favour from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22.

This verse, like every other in the Bible, is so true. The Lord’s favour increases manifold for His son, to take care of his wife, to provide for her, nourish her, cherish her, to protect her and to love her. Even in times that we are in today, we know we have His favour and that He is still in control.

I have experienced this favour. Quite frankly the Lord gave me much more than what I asked for and much more than what I actually deserved. Even today, when the economy is down and things are not looking bright, the Lord has taken good care of me, and is helping me take good care of my wife.

Today, dear reader, I want you to know that no matter what you are going through, the favour of the Lord is with you, and He will meet your needs according to His riches. Don’t lose hope and don’t lose faith. “Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5

Dear Father, Thank you for meeting our needs according to your riches, thank you for giving us more than we have asked for and for meeting our needs according to Your riches in Heaven. Thank you that in this world we are not alone, but You are with us, by our side all the time. To You and You alone O Lord be all glory and honour, now and forevermore. Amen!

Come to the Throne of Grace Boldly

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16.

By the grace of God and through our faith in Jesus Christ alone, God has given us the privilege and the right to go right upto the Throne of Grace to obtain His mercy and grace and make our requests known to Him. Jesus too has repeatedly told us to ask the Father whatever we need in His name and the Father will give it to us. Therefore we can now go directly and boldly to the Father’s Throne of Grace and ask whatever we need and receive His grace, mercy and favour.

This is similar to Esther, she entered the king’s court without his permission for a specific need, and the king raised his scepter and saved her life and granted her request. Esther being the queen, could not enter the king’s throne boldly, she literally risked her life. But thanks to the perfect work of Jesus, His death and resurrection and our faith in Jesus alone, for our salvation, we are now children of God, and heirs in His Kingdom, and therefore we need to fear for our life, but can come boldly and confidently to the Throne of Grace and make our requests known to God the Father.

So let us make good use of this privilege that God has given us, while we still can, and let us know our Lord more intimately and personally. Let us come to His Throne of Grace boldly, not only to meet our needs, but also for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and even for those that are lost in the pleasures of this world.

Dear Father, thank you for giving us the privilege to come to your Throne, and to come boldly and ask whatever we need in Jesus name, and we know that you will grant our request, according to your perfect will and plan for our life. We pray that you help us recognise what a great privilege you have given us and to make good use of it, not only for us and our families, but even more for those that are lost. To You O Lord be all glory and honour, now and forevermore. Amen!

Like a Thief in the Night

“For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2.

We ought to live every day, all the time, knowing that our Lord will come at anytime. Like a thief in the night, our Lord will come at an unexpected time, so let us be ready, let us be watchful dear reader, lest we be caught unaware.

While the world is busy in hate, immorality, self righteousness, a child of God is mindful of the things above. He spends more time with the Lord, conversing with Him, in Spirit and in Truth, casting all cares upon Him, and most importantly being more like Jesus to this lost world.

Let us be watchful and bear fruits worthy of repentance, let us also bear the fruit of righteousness and the fruit of the Spirit (which is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control), so that we become good ambassadors of Christ and warn the lost and our near and dear ones, that our Bridegroom is on His way to take His Bride.

Dear Father, prepare us to meet you, and while we are still on earth, help us to be more like you and be your good ambassadors to the lost. In Jesus name, Amen!

Is there anything too difficult for the Lord?

“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” Jeremiah 32:17.

Dear reader, today no matter what challenges, difficulties, impossibilities, hopelessness etc. you must be going through, just ask one question to your soul, is there anything too hard for the Lord? The answer to this question is a big No! Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for Him. “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27. Casting all your cares on Him for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.

These Bible verses are quite clear and in plain language, Jesus cares for you and therefore cast all your cares, worries, anxieties, challenges, fears, impossibilities upon Him. Cry out to Him, remind our Lord His promises, worship Him and praise Him. And He who knows your name and He who knew you even before the foundation of the earth, will come to your rescue. He will walk with you and not let you be burnt, He will not let you be drowned, but He will walk with you through the fire, through the waters and bring you out of them all as He promised in His Word. Know this, God is not man that He should lie, He promised and He will deliver, but dear reader, you must also do your part, which is trust in Him, confess and repent of your sins, and if you are not His, then first come to Him and believe in God’s only Son, Jesus Christ whom He sent to lay down His life for you, for the redemption and forgiveness of your sins, and also believe that God raised Him from the dead on the third day.

Take all things to God in prayer and worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

Dear Father, we come to you in Jesus name and ask you to keep your Word and rescue us from our troubles, and help us overcome our challenges. Lord, we praise You, for You never leave us nor have forsaken us, but are walking with us through this fire and water without allowing us to be burnt or drowned. Thank you Father for bring us through this all and refining us to through this all. In Jesus mighty name, Amen!