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 Jeremiah 30:19, “Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry. I will multiply them and they shall not diminish. I will also glorify them and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as before. And their congregation shall be established before Me.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we learn that those who inhabit the tents of Jacob, and dwell in the cities and palaces of Jerusalem shall make melody and sing music with great spiritual mirth. They will lift up their voice with thanksgiving. They will no more offer any ceremonial sacrifices as they performed in their own land, but they shall offer sacrifices of thanks giving. The Jews shall no longer be few in number. But God will multiply them. Though Jacob is small at present he will arise and become a great multitude. God will also glorify them before other nations.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, It’s a joy to share the testimony of a rich brother who once came up to me and cried that even though he was rich he couldn’t be at peace because his only son was a drunkard. He caused him much disgrace and put him to shame before his neighbours and friends and relatives. He used to be found fallen beside the huge dustbin and trash boxes. Immediately he would rush to pick up his drunkard son as soon as someone informed him about his son lying beside the platform or beside the trash bin. This brother used to rush up and carry home his only son. I asked that brother to go to a nearby church continuously for seven days and pray for his son. That brother did as I had instructed. He went up to a nearby church daily in the early morning and sincerely prayed for his son.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The miracle happened on the seventh day. On returning home he found his son in tears waiting, for his arrival. He came up to his father and asked him to forgive for his wrong deeds and confessed his mistake. He cried bitterly to his father, and poured out his heart to his father. The son gave up all his bad habits and especially his drinking habit. He was no more a drunkard. The father’s joy knew no bounds. He entrusted his business entirely into the hands of his son, who proved to be a responsible person. This miracle happened because of the father’s dedicated prayer. God has turned him to a new being. Only after he came out of his bondage was he able to enjoy an increase and goodness in his life. He began to shine in his life.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God who heard the cry of this brother will also hear your cry and cause you to shine in your life. You might be distressed about your children. You might say, never did I think that my children would behave in this manner. But God will wipe all your tears. And God will turn your captivity. God will help your children to fly and flutter, after this day. So don’t worry. According to the above context God will make you and your children to sing and raise your voice, with merry and you will make melody. God will multiply you and glorify you. For you or your children will not be the same again. Because once God brings you out of bondage or captivity and exalts them or multiplies them then they will never grow small. For God says, He will have mercy on your dwelling places and your life will be established. God will release you from all your bondages and you shall be liberated. God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for answering our prayers and hearing our cry. Thank You Lord , for delivering us from all our bondages and establishing our lives. Help us to be filled the fullness of God. Give us an increase that we may never grow small. In Jesus name we pray.