November 20, 2021

God’s wonder - Bro. T. Stephen

Dearly beloved, 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  Psalm 72:12,  “He delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper”.

From the above passage we see that the Lord delivers the needy when he calls, and helps the poor and those who have no helper. This Psalm,   reminds us that we should not only remember the wonder of God and His great blessings and deliverances, but should continually exalt Him, praise Him, and thank Him, for all His grace and favour towards us. God deserves honour and praise for the help He provides day by day – both the protection we are given from our enemies and the deliverance we receive from our adversaries who seek our downfall and destruction. This Psalm of Solomon, speaks about the judgement of God that fell on the wicked nations that threatened his people. He praised God’s past acts of deliverance.    He was not slow in expressing his grateful thanks to His mighty Deliver who caused his enemies to turn back, stumble, and perish. He remained confident in the Lord’s never-failing faithfulness and promises to protect him in days ahead.

Our Heavenly Father will never forget those that remember Him. He will never abandon those that trust His Word and honour His name – for those who believe are not condemned – but those who do not believe, in Jesus Christ, are condemned already.  Earlier in the psalm, we find David, the father of king Solomon,   praising the Lord for His righteous judgment in times past.   He acknowledges God’s wonderful acts of deliverance in the past and requests God’s ongoing protection and provision for the future.   The Bible says, that the Spirit of the Lord was on Jesus. The Lord  anointed Him to proclaim good news to the poor, to bind up the broken  hearted,  to proclaim freedom for the captives  and release the prisoners,  to comfort all who mourn,  to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise   instead of a spirit of despair.

We live in a fallen world where men of faith will always suffer trials   and  tribulations,   but the Psalmist offers hope for all who trust in the Lord, even though there may be times when we feel forgotten or afflicted. We are God’s children and have His assurance that we are secure in His hand. While Jesus   lived in this world, He performed many miracles. He fed the five thousand, with just five loaves of bread and two fishes. He   caused  blind  Bartmaeus  to   receive sight,  He made the paralysed   to walk, He delivered the  demon possessed  young  man  and  set him free. He raised Lazarus from the dead.  The Lord will perform   miracles in your life too. He will grant you favour in the sight of your Boss. Your family life will be blessed.  Your financial position will be stabilized.  Therefore we need to thank God for His grace and favour towards us. May we declare His praises and rejoice in our great salvation.  Let us remember the truth that the testing of our faith produces patient and endurance so that we may grow in grace and become mature and complete in Christ – that we may lack nothing.”

God Bless you.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father,  We    thank   You   for  this  blessed day. Lord we  thank  You,  because   Your eyes  are opened  to the difficulties and problems which   we  are facing. Thank You  for delivering   the poor  from all his  troubles.  You have prepared something better for those that love and trust You. Thank You for all Your goodness and grace towards us and   for   times when   you have  protected and delivered us  from those who sought to do us  harm. Help us  to  remember that nothing should  separate us  from the  love, of God. 

In Jesus Name We Pray.


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