October 16, 2018

Love One Another - 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 1 John 4:12, “If we love one another, God abides in us ,and His love has been perfected in us.”  God expects His children to love one another  and  dwell in unity and harmony. To such people God would command his blessing, even  life for evermore.

In the Bible we read about Easu and Jacob. God wanted to bring unity between the two brothers Easu and Jacob. So He urged Jacob to  return to his home land, to his father’s place. So Jacob having become a wealthy person decided to return to his father’s place , along with his wives, children and cattle. He was on the other side of Jordan. He went to Haran with a staff,  but God had blessed him with two companies. He was a wealthy man of God. He was afraid to meet his brother Easu who was beyond Jordan with four hundred men. If he crossed Jordan and went  to meet his brother he knew that trouble awaited him. Their enmity lasted for years because Jacob had cheated his elder brother twice. Once he had  taken away Easu’s birth right cunningly and later he  had  grabbed all the blessings of Easu from  his father Isaac. Therefore he was afraid of meeting his brother.

Now Jacob was prepared to lose anything in order to renew his relationship with his brother. So he divided the flocks and herds and camels into two companies. He prayed to the Lord to deliver him from the hands of his brother. For he was afraid that he would attack  him and his family. He put the maid servants and their children in front, Leah and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last.  Then Jacob crossed over before them and bowed himself seven times when he came near his brother.

But Easu ran ahead and met Jacob  and embraced  him and fell on his neck and kissed him and they wept. Thus God reunited the brothers. Jacob said to Easu, “If I have found favour in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God”  It was a moment of great rejoicing.This is what God expects of His children. Relationship is so important in one’s life.  You cannot afford to lose relationship for it causes deep pain.  The Bible says, “A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city.”  Therefore remove all bitterness from your heart. In case there is some misunderstanding between you and your siblings then take immediate steps to reunite with them. When you renew your relationship with your siblings and dwell in unity then God will bless you abundantly from heaven.

God bless you.


Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day.  Lord take away the spirit of separation from my children.  Help them to live in oneness of mind and unity. Renew relationship between parents and children, husband, wife, and siblings.  Help them to be humble and submissive to each other.    In Jesus name we pray,


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