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 Job 1:21, “The Lord Gave And the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the lord.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we understand that God who gives us all that we have also
has the right to take away from us. There was no picture grandeur and
more touching than that of Job, who was very wealthy and happy during his
earlier days, rich, joyful, with all his children around him. He lived in much
honour and dignity and walked upright before God. Then came the dramatic completeness and
suddenness of his great trials. One day he was suddenly stripped of all that he
possessed. Though Job lost everything he did not sin nor charge God with
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Job felt that God had taken away what
belonged to Him. He did not murmur against God or complain about his loss. May
be He blessed the Lord for giving him life. Job was a spiritual man, who
trusted God. He was a prayerful man, who kept his seven sons and three
daughters, covered by prayer and supplication. He was a wise man who had been
blessed by God in many ways. And he was a pillar of spiritual piety among his
peers. But Job was unaware of the spiritual battle that was
raging in heavenly places. Although he
knew God as Creator, and worshipped him with reverent fear.
My dear Brothers and Sisters, Multiple disasters befell the stricken man,
including the death of his ten children, and the loss of his entire material
assets. His many possessions and dearly loved offspring were all snatched away from
Job in one day but this godly man did not curse the Lord despite, the broken
hearted grief. Job tore his mantle, in
anguish of hearts, shaved his head, as a sign of mourning and inner turmoil and
fell on the ground in order to worship the Lord. He said, “Naked
I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and
the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Satan thought that Job would
curse God. But Job recognised that everything he had was a gift from the Lord.
And acknowledged that God retains the right to remove it. God is equally justified in permitting evil
to overtake his servant as well as good.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Job’s response to his tragic loss
demonstrates a truly extraordinary man. With a truly remarkable faith in God.
He reacted to his woes with worship. And to his devastating losses with
reverence and humility of heart. Job did not curse as satan had supposed.
Despite his ongoing problems and pain he retained his faith in the Lord which honoured
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, May the Lord help you also to reiterate the
words that came from the mouth of Job and the sentiment that ruled his heart,
even when we do not, know or understand why difficulties and disasters strew
our pathway. May we be prepared to cry
like Job, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I
shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the
name of the Lord.” God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this
blessed day. Heavenly Father, we thank you for the amazing lessons we can learn
from your servant Job. Lord we thank you for the many blessings you have
graciously given us throughout our life. Teach us to realize, that all that we
have is from You. And whether we are rich or poor, whether we have much or
little, Whether we are rejoicing or in
mourning, May we rejoice in the goodness
always whether You give or take away,
In Jesus name we pray.
THE LORD WILL BE WITH YOU
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 Kings 18:6,7 , “For He held fast to the Lord, he did not depart from following Him, but kept his commandments which the Lord had commanded Moses. The Lord was with him, he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and did not serve him.”
From the above context we come to understand that Hezekiah feared God and kept his commandments. He held on to God for all his needs therefore he prospered wherever he went. Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty five years old. And he did what was right in the sight of God, according to all that his father, David had done. He removed the high places, and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden images, and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made in the wilderness.
He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him, there was none like him, among all the kings of Judah. For he held fast to the Lord, he did not depart from following Him, but kept his commandments. Which the Lord had commanded Moses. The Lord was with him and therefore Hezekiah prospered wherever he went. He also refused to serve the king of Assyria, He was even known for preserving antiquity like the golden pot of Manna, and Aaron’s rod. that budded, and the tablets of the covenant. Thus Hezekiah obeyed the commandments, of Moses which were laid down for the people of Israel.
Many of you while reading this message seem to be so worried, and perplexed as to why things are not working the way you expect, and you are not successful, like Hezekiah. You are broken in heart with much disappointment; You seem to have been a failure, all this while. You begin to do something, but you end up in failure. You go to distant places in order to look out for a bride or bridegroom, but you return disappointed. You always, get a negative reply, a negative response to all your queries. As a result you have sunk in depression. Because you are so disappointed that nothing is working as per your desire. You seem to be a total failure. You seem to say, “Look if I take one step forward then I fall four steps backward.”No never think that way, for God is more concerned about your life. He will enlist you in the order of Hezekiah, and cause you to be successful in life, provided you acquire the quality of Hezekiah.
To be successful, you need to do two things, firstly you should not depart from God, and secondly you should live a dependent life on God. You should never backslide and join the devil in any way. If a man has the character, of the devil then he is of the devil, and does not belong to God. May God help you to analyse for yourself, where you have fallen short, of the glory of God. and repair the damages caused in your life. David repented of his sins therefore God exalted him. Similarly God will exalt you and cause his face to shine upon you. The Bible says, David prospered in all his undertakings for the Lord was with him. And He continued to prosper in all his ways. Likewise Isaac sowed in that land during famine, and reaped in the same year, a hundred fold. They were successful because God was with them. If God is with you then you will be successful. Hold on to God like Hezekiah. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for showing us the way to success. Teach us to hold on to God, and not to depart from Him. May we do that which is right in the sight of God. Make us to prosper in all our ways like Hezekiah.
In Jesus name we pray.
You will have peace, only in Me
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 John 16:33 , “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have troubles. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, there is no one in this
world who does not go through troubles. Everyone seems to be suffering in one
way or the other. The Bible says, “Take heart! I have overcome the world.”Some people will face
financial problems, while others have some sickness. May be some are badly in
need of a good job, or may be on the lookout for a life partner. Some may be
going through broken family life. Some
must have lost their dear and near one and immersed in deep sorrow. Thus we see
a whole lot of people, suffering in one
way or the other. That is why the Lord says, “In this world you will have tribulation, but
take heart, I have overcome the world.” He encourages the people by saying, not
to be worried but to be cheerful in the Lord.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, When Jesus walked on the
face of this earth, He was not a bouncy, positive thinker. He was a man of
sorrows. And so He promised His followers, “In the world you will have
tribulation”. When we find ourselves
experiencing weakness, insults,
hardships, persecutions, and calamities, something strange isn’t, happening to
us, ”for the Bible says, When I am weak, then I am strong.”
My Dear brothers and Sisters, We may experience sorrow from the world and redemption from our Saviour who will work in our sorrows for ultimate good. It’s the spirit in the soul that allows us to be both sorrowful yet always, rejoicing. So in your days of darkness, Jesus understands your situation and does not want you to be troubled about the situation you are going through. Since He has overcome the world He wants you to overcome the world too.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, This is the conclusion of
our Lord’s Sermon to his disciples. Since he was about to depart, to His
Father in Heaven, He assured His
disciples that he was going to prepare a place for them. He came to this earth to fulfil the plan of God the Father. The will of the Father,
was that Jesus had to take up the sufferings of the cross. Jesus knew that His disciples would not be
able to bear his sudden departure. So He prepares their heart to bear not only
the loss of his presence, but also to bear with Him the sufferings he had to go through on the
cross of Calvary as it was the will and plan of God the Father. He cautions His
disciples by saying, that He had told them of these things so that they might
have peace in Him. May we apply His counsel in our life and lead a life
pleasing unto God and thus acquire peace.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we are glad to know that you were mindful of your disciples. You had prepared their heart to bear Your sufferings. Thank You for preparing a place for us in Heaven. Help us to hold on to Faith and overcome the world. May we remember to be born of God.
In Jesus name we pray.
YOU WILL PREVAIL
I greet and bless you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 1 Samuel 26:24,25.
And indeed as your life was valued much this day, in my eyes, so let my
life be valued much in the eyes of the Lord. And let Him deliver me from all my
tribulations. Then Saul said to David, “May you be blessed my son David, you
shall both do great things, and also still prevail.” So David went on his way
and Saul returned to his place.
From the above context we come to understand that David was running for
his life from the cruel hands of King Saul. And even though he had an
opportunity to kill King Saul, David spared his life. Yes, being scared of king
Saul, David hid himself along with his bodyguard, Abishai in the hills of Hachilah.
continued his hunt for David. He was jealous of David because he killed Goliath
the Philistine giant and brought
victory to the army of Israel. God had anointed David to be the next king of
Israel. So King Saul was seriously searching for David, to kill him. He
gathered well armed, three thousand warriors and surrounded the hill and Saul
in the hill of Hachilah.
King Saul had done much injustice to David. He had given away David’s
first wife Michal, to another man Phalti
in marriage. And also with held his kingship from appointing David as king of
Israel. David therefore sent out spies and came to know that Saul and his men
had surrounded his hide out. But David and Abishai had been trapped inside the
hill. David did not know how to escape
from there. He knew for sure that he would be killed if he went outside.
Therefore he cried out to God to save his life. And so, that night, God sent a
deep sleep among the three thousand warriors including king Saul and Abner the
commander of his army.
That night while all were in deep sleep both David and Abishai, came to
the place where the warriors encamped and found Saul sleeping with
his spear stuck in the ground, by
his head. Then Abishai the body guard of David, said to him, “God has delivered
your enemy into your hand, this day, permit me to strike king Saul, at once
with the spear right to the earth. And I will not have to strike him a second
time.” But even though David was afflicted by king Saul, he refused to kill him
while he was asleep. He said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for who can
stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be guiltless. David
further said, As the Lord lives, the Lord shall strike, him or his day shall
come to die, or he shall go out to the battle, and perish.”And David refused to
strike Saul. He only took the spear, and the jug of water, that was found by
Saul’s head, and they both got away. And no man saw it or knew it. For they
were all asleep because a deep sleep had fallen, upon them.
Then David went to the other side, and stood on top of the hill, afar
off, at a great distance. David, cried out to Abner, the body guard of king
Saul saying, “You are worthy to die as you have not guarded your Lord the king and he showed him the
king’s spear, and the jug of water, that was kept by the side of king Saul’s
head. King Saul immediately recognized the voice of David, and said, “Is that
your voice my son David?’’’And David said, “Here is the king’s spear, let one
of the young men come over and get it.”Then David said, to king Saul, “May the
Lord repay everyman for his
righteousness, and his faithfulness. For
the Lord delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch out my hand
against the Lord’s anointed. And indeed as your life was valued much this day,
in my eyes, so let my life be valued much in the eyes of the Lord. And let Him
deliver me from all my tribulations”. Then Saul said to David, “’May you be
blessed my son David, you shall both do great things, and also still prevail”.
So David went on his way and Saul returned to his place.
As David says, let God be the
judge. Let Him deal accordingly to the mercies of God. The Lord will repay every man for his
righteousness, and his
faithfulness. Cast all your burdens upon
the Lord, and He shall sustain you. The righteous shall never be moved. For whoever pursues righteousness, and love,
finds life. David was very righteous;
therefore God did not give him into the hands of the wicked. Instead he saved
him from all his troubles and set him above all, as the royal king of Israel.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank you for
this blessed day. Thank you for
teaching us to be more righteous. Help
us to be faithful like David. May we endure troubles patiently like David, and
bring honour and glory to God. Teach us to look up to God at difficult times
rather than men who are undependable and unreliable.
In Jesus name we pray.
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Zachariah 2:5, “For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”
From the above context we understand that, God wants to encamp round about his temple Jerusalem, because of the enemy. God will be a wall of fire around about to terrify and destroy her enemies, for our God is a consuming fire. God himself wants to be a wall of fire, so that his people might be safe. Hence they need not fear the wrath of their enemies. For if God is on their side then who can be against them? God says, My Word shall be unto her as a wall, of fire, encompassing her round about.
God has come down in a marvellous, manner this morning to protect you and your family. He is mindful of you. He knows what you are, going through, the ups and down in your life. He knows that you are being surrounded by enemies, who prevent you from moving forward in your studies, in your business, in your career, or even in your family life. The enemy, wants to intrude into your life and spoil the peace and harmony of your life.
God found Noah to be the most righteous man, perfect in his generation, and Noah walked with God, Therefore God blessed him and his family and protected them from the floods that destroyed the earth. Similarly God wants to protect you and your family from the condemnation of this world. The scripture plainly declares, that there is therefore no condemnation to them, that are in Christ Jesus. That means, they walk with Christ each day of their life. Such people God encircles them as a wall of fire, and God will be the glory in the midst of Israel.
God is sending a peaceful wind to sweep over your family. He is spreading a wind of peace over your business, over your business centre, work spot, and your ministry so that all the turbulence in your life, can come to an end. God wants to give you another opportunity. May be you have lost all your wealth, property, your name, fame and health. But God wants to rejuvenate and restart your life. God is destroying every weapon formed against you and releasing you from all bondages that you are caught up with. Satan has planned to destroy you and your business, but God has planned to flourish and prosper you and your business. God is providing a hedge of protection around you and your family. He surrounds you with a wall of fire all around you to protect and safeguard you. May God help you to be within the protection of God.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you Lord for protecting us from the hands of our enemies. Help us to be just and righteous in our life that we may receive the blessing of God. Surround us with a wall of fire and safeguard us from all our foes. Make us successful in all the work that we do, in our studies, career, and family life.
In Jesus name we pray.