October 4, 2021

Pleasing to God - 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 Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not seen.” 

From the above context we see that we need faith to please God. The Bible says, all things are possible to them that believe. By faith Enoch did not see death. Hallelujah!  We read that Enoch was translated by God, to the heavenly abode. People searched for him on the earth but could not find him anywhere. The good testimony he carried was that Enoch was pleasing unto God, and so He walked with God. He had a family with wife and children. He was not a hermit. He was not alone to walk with God, but even with his family he walked with God which means he never neglected his family. Today we find people say, “I am busy, I hardly have time to attend prayer meeting. “They have time for everything but they have no time for God. They neglect God. They fail to walk with God. Walking with God is to read the Bible, pray and sing and praise God daily for all the good he has done for you in your life. You need to thank Him even when troubles come your way. God will be pleased with you. He will begin to draw close to you.

Enoch was a man of responsibility. Until he was 65 years he was involved in worldly things. Until then he did not have children. The Bible says, Enoch lived 65 years and begot Methuselah. After Methuselah was born Enoch lived 300 years. He lived family life, and begot sons and daughters. Since God blessed Enoch with a miracle baby, Methuselah, from then on he decided to walk with God. So little is mentioned about this man of faith, just a few verses, but because of the testimony Enoch   had, almost every believer knows his name. He “walked with God.” Some people feel that they should be a hermit or a sanyasee to walk with God. We find certain people even if God blesses them with children they will never have the desire to walk with God. They take things for granted. Once married they will be blessed with a child. This is a natural way of life. But only those who do not have   a child will realize how painful life is. What shame and humiliation they go through. They will never attend any function. Or go anywhere just to avoid being hurt by others. Even those who have received salvation tend to back slide and go away from the presence of God, when things don’t happen the way they expect.  But Enoch understood Who God was, and He did all that was pleasing to God. Instead of turning away from God he drew close to God. God loved him and was very merciful to him. 

 Just like Enoch, many of you reading this message may not have been blessed with children, for many years.   Some of you suffer because your business has fallen down. Your loved one is laid with some unknown illness.  The doctor is unable to diagnose it.   In some cases the education of your children has come to a standstill, due to financial crisis.  Some of you are unable to carry on with your ministry, as you lack funds. Whatsoever it might be, as prophesy, God is telling all those of you who   are reading this message that God is going to lift you up from your fallen state of life. You will shine. You will be successful in all that you do hereafter, because God has decided to walk with you, as he walked with Enoch and bless your family. 

Joshua said, “As for me and my family we will serve the living God.”  What about you dear children of God. Choose you this day whom you should serve God or the world. God Bless You. 

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank   You   for this blessed day. Lord thank You for making us know that Enoch was pleasing to You and that he walked with You. Help us also to walk with You each day of our life. Never to give any reason for being away from you. But to always have a closer walk with You. May our life be hid within Your hands. We choose to be   Yours  always. 

In Jesus Name We Pray. 


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