November 4, 2023

I Called On the Lord - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On this day, Nov 4th it is a great pleasure to meet you all at your home through this Auspicious Message. May the Lord bless you all. Take with me from the book of Psalm 118:5, “I called on the Lord, in my distress. The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. “

You are living in a distressed state of life. May be in distress due to financial deficit, there is stress at the place of your work spot. There is distress in the place of your ministry because of managing your ministry. You are thinking, “ How long should I remain in distress? When will I come into a broad place? I have been in distress for quite some time. And I am living in a house which is very congested. A small house. But my family is big. How can I live with this big family in such a congested house? When will I go into a large place ? Won’t a way open for me?” When I was young there were seven of us. Including my parents, we were nine. There was a small space. And the mat was made of palm leaves. A very big mat was spread across the room. And seven of us used to sleep over the mat. In case the mat doesn’t fit our leg part then we would spread our mothers sari. And we used to sleep in a row. There were no pillows in those days.

But today as the Lord has blessed us, we have a single bed room for each child. In that way the Lord has blessed us. So we who were in distress, have been brought into a broad place. During the days when I was a small boy, we used to sleep in rows, in a congested manner. In case those who are watching, reading or listening to this message, are sleeping in such a manner in your small house, then remember that the Lord is going to bring you soon to a broad place. Now God has given us a broad place after having experienced much distress in a small congested place. When I started my car business, Stephen Cars, I stayed in a room which was eight by eight. Later, I moved to a fifteen by twenty feet room. Then I moved to another room which measured from thirty by fifteen feet. Broad. Then after that we moved to a very large place, a very big car showroom. Where we can install many cars. Our house in which we went to stay for rent was also like that of a small house. God will bring you also into a broad place.

Today God has brought us to a broad place. Now what is the secret of going to a broad place, is that we used to call upon the Lord, while we went through distress. It is not because of our talent, or our smartness or skillfulness. Call upon the Lord saying, “We are going through much distress, bring us to a broad place. Lord won’t you help us? I am telling you today, not to murmur and lament, instead cry out to the Lord saying, “ I need to come to a broad place. If you decide you can bring me to a broad place and relieve me from my distress. If only you have the habit of praying to the Lord, then there is nothing like that. God will surely bring you to a broad place. God who hears your cry when you are in distress, will bring you to a broad place. He will perform a miracle for you. Are you going through distress in your business ? Hereafter you are going to get a strong gift. Are you in distress because you are unable to harvest any soul in your ministry? You say, “I have been in the ministry for fifty years, but there is no good harvest, there are only fifty souls. I have been doing ministry for nearly twenty five years, yet there is no big harvest. There are only 200 souls.” Saying like this, are you in tears? Today God is going to give you a broad place in your ministry. God is going to bring broadness in your income in the work you do. In your anointing He is bringing a broadness. God is widening your gift of prayer and He will lift you up.

Prayer : Dear Lord, we thank You. Lord I Pray and bless all the children who are reading this message in the name of Jesus. Lord for all the children who are experiencing distress in their life, isn’t it reasonable for them to expect a broad place in their life. That is what this verse is telling. “I called on the Lord, in my distress. The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.” Lord let them pray and receive the anointing of God. Let them pray and receive broadness in their life. Let them pray and move forward in life. Let them expand to the right and to the left and multiply. Just as you broadened the territory of Jabez, Lord widened the borders of their territory. Expand the borders of their income. Expand the borders of their anointing, expand their span of life. Those sitting in fear of death may the fear of death be uprooted from their heart. Deliver them from the death trap. Pluck off the cloth of death and grant to them a long life of blessing.
In Jesus Name We Pray.

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