Let not your heart be troubled

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go prepare a place for you.” John 14: 1 and 2.

Believer, if your heart is troubled, let it not be so because Jesus tells us to trust in Him. He will indeed calm your troubled heart. Just ask Him, take your troubled heart to Him and He will give you rest, and perfect peace.

1 Peter 5:7 tells us, “Cast all your anxiety upon Him for He cares for you.”

Isaiah 26: 3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

Put on the Helmet of Salvation, dear reader, and fill your mind with His Word. Ask God to give you the mind of Christ, and He will give you perfect Peace. Trust in the Lord and do not lean on your own understanding, and He will direct your path.

Jesus has already gone before you, to prepare a place for you. He has already gone before you to straighten the crooked paths, to defeat your enemies, to fight your battles, to bless you with streams in the desert and make road for you in the wilderness. Trust Him and He will do what is impossible for you. Is anything too hard for the Lord?

The year of Restoration, for those who Believe

“The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, My great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2: 24 and 25.

Believer, remember that in Jesus, every promise in the Bible is ours. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 2:14.

The lost years in your life will be restored. No matter what you lost, no matter where you are now and no matter what you have done, if it is in the perfect will of God, He will give it to you, you simply need to ask. If you doubt, then ask this one question that God Himself had once asked Abraham – “Is anything too hard for the Lord”? The answer my friend, is nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for the Lord. It is possible for Him to give you every good thing, and He will indeed supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Just do not ask asmiss.

If you have not believed in God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and if you have not confessed with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him up from the dead, if you have not repented of your sins, and decided to turn to Jesus, then you are not His child and if not His child then you are not heir to His Kingdom, and these promises or any promise in the Bible, not even an Everlasting Life with Him is yours to claim. Try Jesus, turn to Him alone for the redemption of your sins, and see the Salvation of God.

Dear Father, I thank you for your Son Jesus Christ whom you sent to die for us, who shed every drop of His blood for the forgiveness and for the redemption of our sins and whom You raised from the dead on the third day. In this uncertain world Lord, you are our Certainty and Hope and in Jesus your Son we claim every promise in the Bible, even the restoration of the lost years of our lives. May your will be done Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today, Forever

“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.

The same God who created the Heavens and the Earth, and formed you beautifully and wonderfully with His hands, the same God, will be with you in your tomorrows.

The same God who parted the Red Sea, made the Sun stand still, the same who was with the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace and with Daniel in the den of lions, the same God, the very God of the very God will also be with you tomorrow and always.

The same God who turned the water into wine, calmed the winds and the waves, healed the sick and raised the dead, will deliver you as you enter a new year.

The same God who raised you up and brought you thus far, the same God who helped you clear that exam, gave you that job, helped clear your bills and blessed you with many blessings. The same God will continue to bless you with many blessings even in the new year and forever more.

The same God who never gave up on you, even when your dearest and nearest ones gave up on you, the same God who was always by your side when all others left and abandoned you, the same God will wipe away your tears and promises to never leave or forsake you even in the future. He will be your Hope, your Future and Your Peace.

Dear reader, we do not know what tomorrow holds, but we sure know who holds our tomorrow. This same Jesus, who was with you and delivered you and provided for you thus far, the same Jesus will be with you tomorrow and forever.

Dear Father, we thank You for being with us thus far, for hearing our cry, answering our prayers, for rescuing us and delivering us every time we called out Your name. As we enter a new year, as we step into the unknown, we know that you are certain, the One who does not change, does not slumber nor sleeps. We know that You will always be our Shield, our Shelter, our High Tower, our Jehova Jireh, our Healer, our Physician, and our All in All. Help us rest in You, trust You and follow You always, and give us the Grace we need and Your Power and enable us to deny ourself, take up our cross daily and follow You. Help us to shine our light so bright that the people around us will see You in us and glorify Your name alone. In Jesus name, Amen!

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!