Faith Transforms Life

Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Mark 9:23,”And Jesus said to him, ” ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”

2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good, through the power of the Holy Spirit,  healing all manner of sickness, and delivering all who were oppressed of the devil. His object was not simply a ‘quick-fix’ physical cure for the moment, but a ‘long-term’ spiritual healing, with eternal consequences. When approached by those who desired healing, the Lord Jesus made sure he addressed the ‘faith’ issue, and the healing of the demon-possessed boy demonstrates this in a beautiful way.  Jesus clearly says, in the above context that all things are possible to them that believe. When Jesus  descended  from the mountain , down  to the valley there He saw a distressed father, who  sought healing for his demon-possessed child.  Jesus  and the three disciples, Peter, James and John,  enjoyed   the glimpse of heavenly realm on the mountain,  but soon they  returned to the stark reality of a groaning creation, life’s seemingly endless problems, and their own limited understanding which depressed their spirit.

A distraught father had come to ask Jesus to heal his son. All Christ’s disciples had been given the power and authority to heal the sick and cast out demons, but when attempting to heal this man’s son – they failed miserably. Jesus looked at the man and said, If you can believe all things are possible.” The Father immediately replied to Jesus,  “Lord I believe,  help my unbelief.”The devastated man hurriedly   said, all that had happened as Jesus drew near. Out of the crowd, the man approached Him, “Teacher,” he pleaded, “I brought my son to You. He has a spirit that makes him unable to speak. Wherever it seizes him, he has convulsions; it throws him down; he foams at the mouth; grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked Your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn’t.”He further pleaded, “But if You can do anything,  have compassion on us and help us,” was the father’s heartbroken request. The disciples who were empowered to perform mighty miracles in Christ’s name and preach the gospel of the kingdom, were powerless to cast out this dumb spirit and so  Jesus rebuked them and said, “This kind,  can be cast out only by prayer. … He said to them, “This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting. Jesus emphasised the need of fasting and praying.

The father had previously heard that Jesus had performed many miracles for the people. And since all his attempt he had taken to save   his son  from the evil spirit,  had been a failure, he approached  Jesus. He had faint faith in Jesus, yet he thought that something good would happen to his son. Therefore he came in search of this miracle working God. He said, Lord, I have brought my son to you, he is  possessed with a mute spirit, and whenever it seizes him, he throws him down ,he foams, at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. Kindly take pity on us and heal my son,  O Lord. When Jesus saw the young man, the spirit convulsed, himself and fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming at the mouth. Jesus asked the father, “ How long,  has this been happening to your son? And the father replied, “From childhood days, he has been caught up by an evil spirit. And he is dumb and mute, and deaf.” 

But Christ’s compassionate heart quickly turned to the man and his mute son and Jesus gently picked-up on his faltering faith and hesitant entreaty. “If You can?” He said again, “All things are possible to him who believes.” It was not Christ’s ability to heal,   was being tested, for He created all things and by Him all things hold together. It was the man’s faith in Christ,  that had been severely impacted. It was his faith that Jesus needed to restore. But by God’s grace he was able to cry out, “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.” So we see that and he was rewarded. His son was healed and immediately his faith in Jesus   also increased.   Faith sets no limit on God’s ability, for the one who is ready and willing to trust Him in all things, submit to His will, and not permit mountainous problems or seemingly impossible situations to adversely influence their faith in God’s ability, is the one who will witness great things in their life.  For Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and His ability to heal the broken-hearted, cast our demons, set the captive free, make the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, has never diminished over time. For as Prophet Jeremiah reminds us, “nothing is too difficult for You.” Yes God will do miracles in your life.

Prayer:  Our   loving    heavenly  Father,  we  thank   You   for  this  blessed day.  Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons we learn from the man who cried out to the Lord Jesus for help, and was reminded that, “all things are possible to him who believes.” May we never forget that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that Your power to heal and help in every situation is as sure today as it was when You healed the sick and turned water into wine 2000 years ago.  Keep us from doubting Your Word,   and  increase our  faith in the days ahead.    Lord, we  do believe, in You O Lord. Increase our love and trust for You. 

In Jesus Name We Pray.  

Amen. 

God Will Rejoice in Jerusalem

Isaiah 65:19,  “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and will be glad in my people and there shall no more be heard in her the voice of weeping, or the voice of crying.”

My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you all  in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Today’s   word of God for you is taken  from   the book  of  Isaiah 65:19,  “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and will be glad in my people and there shall no more be heard in her the voice of weeping, or the voice of crying.”

When will God rejoice over us?  God will first make you glad, and then He will rejoice over you. The Bible says God was afflicted in all our affliction. When we cry, He too cries. When we are sad, He also becomes sad. But when we are happy then He rejoices over our gladness.

The worldly man will take part in your joy but fail to take part in your sorrow. But God will not only take part in your joy but also take part in your sorrow. In the Bible, we can see that, when the brother of Mary and Martha was dead, Jesus took part in their sorrow. When He saw them cry, He couldn’t bear, their sorrow. And so, He brought Lazarus alive out of the grave and handed him over to the sisters. The Bible says He wept along with them. Because He was filled with grief. Over the death of Lazarus. God who says, I will rejoice over you, will be glad when He sees your sorrow and performs a miracle for you. And makes you feel happy or glad then He rejoices over you.

My dear children of God, today God is going to change all your sorrow into joy. He will turn your tears into joyous laughter. He will change your saddened or grief-stricken house into a house of joy. Go in the presence of God and tell Him about your sorrow, and your grief, tell Him that you are saddened at heart, and tell Him whatever you are in need of. When you share your grief with the Lord, then He will take pity on you and perform a miracle for you in that area that has caused you sorrow and He will make you glad. Then He will rejoice over you.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for speaking to us through the verse “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and will be glad in my people and there shall no more be heard in her the voice of weeping, or the voice of crying.” Turn all the sorrows of my children and make them glad. Let there be a miracle in the area, which has caused sorrow to my children. Help those children who are going through continuous failure, and hence couldn’t secure a job.  Open a way for such kind of children, to get a good job, for those who have not been able to settle, in life, and are sad because of this reason I pray that God will create a good family life, and make them happy in their life. May they enjoy peace and joy and let there be praises in their homes, Open the womb of all the barren women and help them live as joyful mothers of children.    Some are crying over their debts, change all the sorrows of my children into joy and bring days of liberation in their life.

 In Jesus Name we pray.

 Amen

The Lord Will Set You High

Deuteronomy 28:1, “Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.”

My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today’s life-giving word is taken from the book of Deuteronomy 28:1, “Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.”

My dear children of God, God wants to exalt you. God says, “I will set you high.” How will He exalt you? To be exalted you need to be humble. When you humble yourself before the Lord you will be exalted by God before others and on the other hand, obeying God is of utmost importance to everyone. Obedience shows God that we love Him and we trust Him which in turn activates His power in our lives, but most importantly there is a reward for obedience as said in the verse Deuteronomy 28:13, “The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom”.

Everybody likes to be well placed in a high position. Nobody wishes to be at a lower level or lower position. Today God wants to fulfil your desire of being lifted to a higher position.  God will exalt you, in your business, in your ministry, in your studies, in your work spot, and in every area of your life. Humble yourself before the Lord and obey Him.  We can see in the Bible that God exalted Daniel. Though many kings changed, one after another, Daniel kept on moving forward. He held a high position in the government office of Babylon. He prayed three times a day and He was faithful and honest. Though kings came and left, Daniel kept on prospering and moving forward.  Daniel was victorious. God Who lifted Daniel high above others amid different kings, God will exalt you too.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for speaking to us through the verse that “Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.” Lord, you said, you will set your children high above all the nations. Exalt my children above all the people, where they were humiliated and stamped upon. May they be honoured by others, let their name be exalted and beautify them before others. We thank You for performing miracles for them and making them joyous. Bless them when they come in and when they go out. Bless them with royal exaltation.

In Jesus’ Name we pray.

Amen.

 

God Will Make You fruitful

Dearly Beloved 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 Ezekiel 36:11, “ I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

From the above context we learn that God wants to multiply you with many men and cattle. He is a God of blessing and wants to bless you in great measure. The first and foremost blessing that God gave to Adam and Eve was that they should multiply and increase in everything and fill the earth. God in the beginning of the creation itself had a plan to increase mankind. God wanted man to multiply and increase in everything he did. God who created man in his own image, was not content that he should remain in the same level or position, but move forward to the next level in life. It can be spiritual experience or it can be related to generations or based on the income or your financial stability.  God expects that you should increase in all aspects of your life. It is not God’s plan that you should, shrink in life. But be widened, or expand in life. God expects His children to multiply with regard to children, in the family, or an increment in your salary, or an upliftment in your business. Whatever you do, there should be an increase. 

Your relatives or your friends may desire to see your down fall.   But God does not want to see you suffer from any loss. He always desires that you should do well in life. He is afflicted when you go through affliction. In case you fall the Lord will only lift you up and encourage you to rise up in life. He will only gather you up in his arms from your fallen state of life. Today you might have been pushed down in your business, or you might have been de-promoted in your service, instead of being promoted. Your friends or your own relatives may be spreading false tales about you and also speaking ill about you because of jealousy. Therefore you are terribly hurt about their odd behaviour. You are not able to move    forward   in   life because of their interference.

Dearly Beloved, God wants to bring an end to all these petty problems and He desires that you live peacefully. He wants to bring an end to all the painful situation that you are going through. God had chosen this day to provide an increase in all your doings. He is emphasising on this particular thing that you move forward in your life, and not slip backward. If you desire to increase and multiply in your material and worldly life, then you need to spend more time with God. You need to increase your prayer life. The more you pray the more you will prosper. Learn to pray for a longer period of time, and then you shall be blessed. The more we pray the more we will be successful in our life. God Bless you.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we   thank   you   for   this   blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank You because You desire that we multiply and increase in our life.  Thank You Father for promising us, to grant us men and cattle. And that You will make us prosperous more than before.  We thank You  for helping us move forward in life.

In  Jesus  Name We Pray.

Amen.

God Makes You Glad

Psalm 90: 15, “Make us glad according to the days, in which You have afflicted us.”                            

My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today’s word of God is taken from the book of Psalm 90: 15, “Make us glad according to the days, in which You have afflicted us.”

My dear children of God, many of you have been afflicted by others during the course of your life. And you are continuously suffering pain and agony in your life even now. Today God is looking at the affliction that you are going through and he is going to perform a miracle for you to make you glad. Watching over your affliction, God wants to do some good deed in your life and make you happy as per this verse, ‘God will satisfy you early, according to the days wherein you have been afflicted’.

 In the Bible, we can see that the people of Israel were being crushed in the hands of the Egyptians by their taskmasters. Daily they were shedding tears and suffering in pain, They cried out to heaven. The Lord sent Moses, the man of God with the gift of power to relive these people and redeemed them from the hands of the Egyptians. Today God is listening to your cry which reaches the doors of heaven, He hears your lamentation that you make before God. So, God is sending His life-giving Word to comfort you and strengthen you. And just as God gave the people of Israel the good and large land flowing with milk and honey, He is going to bless you with a new life running with milk and honey and He will reward you for the years you faced pain, torment, and tribulation.

Hannah said to God, Lord if you will see my affliction and grant to me a child, I shall dedicate that child for the ministry of God. Some children are afflicted and insulted by everyone. Today, ask the Lord to see your affliction today and grant you a child or a job or with a life partner. Then He will surely answer your prayers and grant you what you have asked for.

PRAYER:  Our loving heavenly Father, as you said in your word today that“Make us glad according to the days, in which You have afflicted us.” We claim it in Jesus Name in our life. Lord, let your promise be fulfilled in their life, open the doors of heaven and bless them. May all barriers be broken apart and let all the good things happen in their homes. Change all their sorrows into joy and make them glad. I submit all the problems of my children into Your hands, deliver my children from all their trials and temptations. Bless them with peace and happiness.  

In Jesus Name I pray.

Amen

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