October 28, 2018

Believe in the Lord - Bro. T. Stephen

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 Acts 16:31,  “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved you and your household.”

We read in John 4:49 about a Nobleman.  In that incident we see the cry of a father.  The Nobleman said to Jesus, ”Sir come down before my son dies. ” (John 4:49).  Every Father loves and cares for his son. No father would wish to see his son struggle for his life. Here was a nobleman waiting to meet Jesus.  The nobleman had heard about Jesus.  He heard that Jesus was coming to Cana  of  Galilee. The Galileans  received Jesus because they had seen Him perform miracle in Jerusalem at the feast. The father knew that his son was at the verge of death. He was longing to meet Jesus at any cost and save the life of his son. , He  was  a rich nobleman but his  son was sick at Capernaum. His wealth or high position couldn’t save the life of his son.  He knew that no one besides Jesus could save his   son. So he was perplexed.  When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea, into Galilee he went to Him and implored   Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus said to him ‘Unless you people see signs and wonders,‘  you will never believe.’

The nobleman was filled with great fear, he  said to Jesus, ‘Sir, come down before my child dies.’ Jesus said to him, If you can”? ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’ Seeing his anxiety Jesus said to him, “Go your way your son lives.” The man believed the words of Jesus  and so he  departed. The noble man having heard about Jesus did not doubt Him instead he had faith in the Lord Jesus.

The nobleman did not know that Jesus could bring his son back to life even if he was dead. He went home with much fear. He did not realize that our God the Lord Jesus Christ, gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.

But he believed His word. While he was still on his way home, his servants met him on the way  with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired of them the hour when his son got better, they said to him, ‘Yesterday, at  the seventh hour  the fever left him. Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, Your son will live.’ So he and his whole household believed. The Bible says, “Believe in the Lord  Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 

My dear Brothers and Sisters, it is my earnest desire that you should all believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.  He who trusts in the Lord will prosper.

God bless you.


Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for instilling good spirit in the heart of my children. May they realize the Miracle working God. Help them to trust in the Living God. Give them the understanding to approach You in times of trouble. Bless them with all heavenly blessing.   Make Your face shine upon Your them.  In Jesus name we pray.


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