King Saul’s disobedience.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,  I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of  2 Samuel 28:17,18  “ And the Lord hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of Your   hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David:  Because you did not   obey  the voice of the Lord, nor executed his fierce wrath upon  Amalekites, , therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day.”

From the above context we understand that our God takes  vengeance   on those who disobey him and fail to please Him.  So the Lord took away the kingdom from the hand of Saul and gave to David who was a shepherd boy. Moreover king Saul spared the king of the Amalakites and took for  himself  the  best of sheep and cattle  after the battle.     He was supposed to destroy everything but he disobeyed Gods command.  So the wrath of God fell upon king Saul. 

Saul was physically impressive. He was a big   and strong man. He had a great feature for leading   an   army into battle. It   was  at this time when the people of Israel rejected God and wanted a king for themselves. So  God’s word came to Samuel the prophet, to select Saul as the king of Israel. Therefore Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it upon Saul and anointed him as the king of Israel. He was the first king of Israel. God was  pleased  with him. But gradually Saul’s disobedience and  foolishness brought down his downfall. 

God commanded king Saul to completely destroy all the people, men and women,   and all the cattle, while fighting the Amalakites.  But Saul spared the life of Agag the king of  Amalakite ,   and took some of the best sheep and cattle for himself. When he was warned   by prophet Samuel  that his kingdom was about to be taken he  sought  the  help of the  witch  or  Endor  the woman who spoke with the spirits as to what he should do to continue as king. He  failed to inquire of God what he should do and did not even have the courtesy to ask  pardon  from God for all his wrong doings. He forgot God who made him the king of Israel. God regretted for making Saul the king. 

As long as Saul obeyed with God, he prospered. But when he went away from God, Satan easily brought about his downfall. Satan waits to trap you and destroy you completely. So it is always necessary for us to remain with God and not get away from God. When Saul was accused of sin his first instinct was denial and blame shifting. He was unwilling to accept his mistake. Therefore while in battle field against the Philistines, along with his three sons against the Philistines,  he was badly hurt by an arrow. The Philistines were chasing after him, he did not want to die in the hands of his enemies so he took his sword and fell upon it and died. Even his three young  sons  died in the battle. When the spirit of God departed from King Saul, then an evil spirit descended upon him and induced him to commit suicide.   This is the vengeance of God upon Saul for disobeying his command. 

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, so let us examine ourselves and see where we stand. With God or with the Devil who walks   about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Saul was   admired for his personality and bravery but he fell because of his pride and disobedience to God. You too might be trudging in series of failures one after the other, or may be going through a great loss in your business or caught up in a huge debt. May be you are stuck with serious health problem or going through a shameful situation because of your own children. Whatever may be the reason for your affliction,  check if you have troubled anyone in your life or ill  treated someone for petty reasons , then be sure the affliction is from the Lord himself. Reconcile with God. Renew your relationship with God for a better future. God bless you. 

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we  pray that,  we belong to You always and not the devil. Forsake us not Oh God. Keep us always at Your side.  Teach us to do the right thing in our life. Not to be foolish like king Saul. Help us to be obedient and pleasing unto You.  Correct our mistakes and lead us in the right track.  That we  may receive greater blessing from the Lord. In Jesus name we pray.
Amen.

Lord Hide Me.

My   Dear Brothers  and sisters, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of—   Job 14:13 “Oh that You would hide me in the grave, That You would conceal Me, until Your wrath is past, That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me.”

From the above context we see, that Job was going through severe affliction, therefore he realized that he was under the wrath of God. And in the above context he cries out to God, saying “Lord hide me  until Your wrath is past”. Lord hide me in the  grave  that no one would see my condition and mock at me or laugh at me.”  He pleads God to appoint a set time for him and to remember him at this point of affliction and offer him another opportunity for him to live and not die in his affliction.

Job is unable to face his own friends who criticised him of his horrible state. They ridiculed him and said that he must have made some secret sins  in his life,  to go through such a  fearful  and dreadful affliction, so as to lose all his ten children,  his wealth and even his cattle.   His body was filled with boils and he sat on the ashes heap,   scraping his sores with dry shell. So at this state he cries out to God,  begging Him to keep him in secret,  so that no eye should see him, no human eye should see or know all about his  affliction. 

He wanted God to keep him in the grave until the wrath of God, is past. He realised  that God sometimes come out of his place in great wrath and indignation;  to prevent his dear children and people from being involved in certain  calamities, he takes them away beforehand, and hides them in his chambers.    Job was sure that  the wrath of God was upon him, being severely afflicted. He knew that he would not be delivered  until he was brought to the dust, from whence he came   so he cries out to God, to appoint  him a set time, and remember  him. He pleads God to think of his affliction and requests God to give him another opportunity for him to live. He reminds God, saying, “ Lord You have appointed his limits.”   for going down to the grave, and being hid there.  

Is someone angry with you? Don’t worry,  God will protect you from those who are angry with you. Their anger will in no way spoil your peace. But you should never become the object of God’s anger, or the wrath of God. Only when you have a problem you go to God. But if your problem is with God then where will you go? Therefore today you need to renew your relationship with God. So that you will not experience another  calamity in the future. You could avoid   another tragedy or affliction in your life  by renewing your relationship with God. Then the Lord will bless you with a double portion of blessing as He blessed Job and his family. God bless you. 

Prayer:  Our   loving   heavenly   Father, we   thank   You   for this blessed day. Lord   prevent  us   from  the wrath of God.    Lord  help us to  renew our relationship with God to avoid another calamity in  our life.  May we learn not to trouble others knowingly or  unknowingly. But to be  of much help to others. Never to forsake,   God but to hold on to Him even  during   times of crisis. Always to respect others for what they are and enjoy good relationship with God. 

In Jesus name we pray. 

Amen.

God will perfect all things.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word that  God  has  given  for  you  today  is  from the  book of  Ecclesiastes. 3:11  He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts. Except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”    

God has made everything  beautiful  in its time. God made everything, for His pleasure and glory and there is a beauty in them all. He upholds all things; He governs and orders all things according to the counsel of his will.  Some things are done immediately by Him. Some He does when its need arises.  But whatever he does there is a beauty and harmony and all are ordered to answer the wisest and greatest purposes, and everything is done in the time in which he wills,  that  it should  be done. And He does it  in the time most  fit and suitable for it to be done. 

All natural things are beautiful in their season; things in summer, winter, spring, and autumn; frost and snow in winter, and heat in summer; darkness and dews in the night, and light and brightness in the day; and all that He  works together for good; are like Joseph’s coat, of many colours, extremely beautiful, as are all the providences of God to men. The  capacity  of men is so small, and life so short, that they cannot find out all  the works of God.  In fact  they do not live to see them finished, and therefore cannot find them out,  For God has put something “hidden“, so that they cannot be perfectly known.   Such is the greatness of  God  and His creation. History and science has divided man’s life into three divisions. Namely the  past, the present and the future.  We  actually  see several ages or phase of life that one experiences within a particular span of life.  But God says, it does not matter how long the period of ages might be. But He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Hallelujah!

 My dear Brothers and Sisters is there anything undone in your life? Are you expecting for something to happen in your life? Well remember that the Lord will perfect that which concerns you. Nothing is too hard for the Lord to perform. He will perform a miracle for you. Therefore kindly put your faith on Him and He will fulfil the desires of your heart. For  He performs what is appointed for you. Prophetically God says, that you feel,  as if there is nothing perfect in your family.  So  you   seem to say,  “ If only my husband was perfect my children would have been fine. But because he drinks and uses bad language,  now even my children have become bad and they use bad words. Since there is no perfection in my family I am suffering so much in my life.”  Saying so,  many of you are reading this message in tears. Whatever is imperfect in your family,   causes  you  pain, and so you  live in distress.  If   you  think of  your   children  your   heart   aches,   you  feel as if your   head would burst. Because instead   of living a God fearing life they are blaspheming God and they are asking why God created them and what has God done for them.

Instead of producing the fruit of the spirit,  they are living in their own ways, and as they wish. They don’t even come to church. But today God will change  them,  even   your husband. From today God is going to perfect everything in your family, in your life.  He  will set right all the ups and down in your family. He will straighten all that is crooked in your life.  All   that is rough and tough in your life. At times I have seen many ladies begging their husbands to come and meet me, and pray with me.  They might have waited for three long years.  And   finally when they come and sit before me and when they kneel and pray and when I hug them,  I have seen a great change come upon them  and their family. Because the Bible says, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think or pray,   according to the power of the Holy Spirit that  works  in us. He heals the broken hearted and sets the captive free. Therefore turn to God and be blessed. 

Prayer:  Our   loving   heavenly Father,  we   thank   You  for  this  blessed day.   Thank  You  Lord  for  having  made  everything  beautiful  in  its time.  You are the creator of all things. A   great and mighty  God.    For by You  all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible.  All  things  were   created through  You   and for You. Therefore we praise your holy name. Lord   perform what is appointed for us that we may lack nothing.  Help us to enjoy  the creation of God and live in harmony. 

In Jesus name we pray. 

Amen.

Jesus Is the way.

My dear Brothers   and sisters   in Christ,   I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of, John 10:9 “I am the Door.  If anyone enters by  Me, he will be saved.    And will go in and out and find pasture.” 

The above context actually refers to the sheep and the shepherd.  There are many false shepherds in this world and they considered Jesus as an imposter. A  sheep needs man’s care and in return  they lend service to man. In order to protect the sheep from the   wolves and other wild animals, they had their sheep folds or sheep  farm  within the backyard of their houses for the safety of the flocks.  The sheepfold lies much exposed to thieves and robbers. The shepherd safeguards the sheep from the cruel hands of such thieves and robbers.  The sheep hears the voice of his shepherd and enters the door of the sheepfold and are therefore safe. They go in and out under the watchful eyes of the shepherd and are led to green pastures where they find food and rest.

According to the above reference, each one must enter through Jesus. Because He is the only  door to   heaven. All those who believe in Christ will be saved. And   their souls are safe and secure. Jesus is the protector of the sheep. He saves from both sin and damnation; people will be saved from the means and the end. This is the result of being saved.  Jesus will provide daily needs for the spiritual sustenance of believers. They will be nourished and refreshed. Beyond salvation of the soul, those who enter eternal life by Christ will have access to God’s operating assets. Salvation means, that the believer will be sustained in the daily routine of everyday living the life that God gives. The term “ pasture”refers to plenty.   God’s sheep will find lush, green pastures for their nourishment. God’s people will find many divine provisions beyond salvation itself. Jesus provides divine operating assets for life with God. 

We are living in a dangerous world.  Any where we turn, we are surrounded with horrible disease. Cancer, heart attack ,  Diabetes,  Arthritis, Corona  and so on. There is a question that rises in our minds. Who will save me from this situation? There is no remedy for certain disease and even before we could diagnose the disease the person dies of illness.  Such is the state of our current life.

That is why God says, I am the door.  I alone am the healer.  I am the  one who sustains  you.  Anyone  who enters the door will be saved,  will be healed. Take Jesus along with you where ever you go.  He will never fail you nor forsake you. God wants to protect us from the adversary the devil, that walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.  We are likely to meet with accidents, disease and many such dangers.  God does not want to put us to shame.  The sheep fold represents the church. When one enters the church he will be saved. One must realize that Jesus is the door of the kingdom of God.  Anyone who enters through the door will be rescued. He will be saved from sin, curse and condemnation, from wrath to come and would be kept safe in the hands of God. Then no one can pluck them/you   out of his hand.  May the Lord help you to enter the door and be safe.   God bless you.  

Prayer: Our loving heavenly, Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank  you Lord for assuring  us  with your hand of protection. Thank you for preserving our lives, from   sickness, from  disease,  and from causing shame. We thank you for protecting us from    accidents and many such dangers. Teach us to enter the church and be saved.   Please   help us to enter the door  through Jesus  and be safe. 

 In Jesus Name we pray. 

 Amen

Jesus Became Poor.

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of 2 Corinthians 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”

From the above context we come to understand that Jesus became poor in order that you and I  should, become rich. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ  is beyond expression. The Bible says, Grace abounds for forgiveness of sins. More than that, there is abundance of grace to bring us to a life of overcoming sin. God saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages, began.  And since grace has been given to each one of us, Paul in his Epistles instructs   us to excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness  and see that we  excel in this act of grace also.

Paul had been commenting positively on the good works that were being carried out by the Corinthian believers – and the motive behind the generous things they were doing. Perhaps it was to stem the possibility of unfounded pride in their own generosity or to encourage an explosion of grace within this Christian community that Paul began to draw a stark and astonishing comparison with the great and generous grace that God had bountifully poured out upon all humanity through our Lord Jesus Christ – for though He was rich beyond all measure, yet for our sakes He became poor, so that by His poverty He could make us rich, beyond our wildest imaginings. What Love! What Grace! What a God!

In His perfect divinity and divine nature dwelt all the fullness of the Triune God head and in  whom resided all the glorious, infinite, eternal attributes of God in all their fullest measure. Our minds cannot conceive of the infinite riches of the eternal   Son   of God, in the majesty of His existence.  Because   all things were made by Him – all the riches of the earth and the wealth of sky – the treasures of the oceans and the bountiful resources of the vast universe – all things were made by Him and all things were made for Him. All these unimaginable riches and the glories of His elevated heavenly status were laid aside simply because of His GRACE towards us. All the inconceivable and vast riches of His glory were set aside for your sake and for mine and He stripped Himself of everything – becoming so poor that He did not even have a place to rest His head.

Though He was the Creator of the universe He was born into a human race that had rebelled against their creator – He came into a fallen world that was lying in the evil one – a world that was in bondage to the evil governance of Satan a created being who rebelled against His Creator God. and  the Son of God did all this for love of you and for love of me – so that by His deep poverty we might become rich. Gods children should always be the best.  Even our speech should be seasoned with grace. We should be smart looking. Our dressing should impress others. People should say,  He is God’s dear child. God’s children should  look good in appearance, both in dressing and mannerism. When others see you,  they should be able to identify you as God’s Children. Your dress, your laughter,  your words and style if everything is fine  with you , then  God will place you in the best possible place.   

God’s children will never lack any good thing.  God does not prefer that we should suffer. Or live in pain and agony. Instead he wants you to be blessed in every way. In  order to make you rich He became poor. That is why  Jesus  suffered  on the cross of Calvary at Golgotha.  Because   He  wanted  all of us to become rich.  God gave Job a double portion of blessing  in life.  To get God’s blessing we need to throw away  all the dirt from our lives.  If you displease   God  in anyway,   you will not get the  blessings that He has kept for you in your life.  You should be perfect in all things in your life.   God Bless You. 

  Prayer :  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Loving Lord and heavenly God – how great is Your grace and love towards us– that You would strip Yourself of all You had and all You were to live a life of humiliating poverty, so that we could be saved from our  sin and become a son of God. We Praise Your holy name, Lord give us victory in our  life. Help us to live without failure in our life. We should be victorious in our spiritual life, too.  We  should be able to overcome the world,  flesh and Satan. Let us shine in the Lord.  

In Jesus Name.  

Amen. 

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