May 2, 2022

Rejoice and be glad - Bro. T. Stephen

My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the name of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The auspicious life-giving word of the Lord, for today, is from the book of Matthew 5:12, “ Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.”
Today the Lord is telling you to rejoice and be glad. Because great will be your reward in heaven. To see which reward will be great in heaven, let us read the previous verse. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My Sake.” Today many of you, are being punished and have been falsely accused of something because of you choosing to be an ambassador for Christ in this world. Your name would have got spoiled even though you did not have any kind of relation to that particular incident. However, someone has related you to that issue and due to it, your heart is burdened. What must we do in such a situation? We must not cry or lament over it or we must not fight against them. Instead, what must you do? You must rejoice and be glad.
Because when such situations happen your reward in heaven will be great. The reward in heaven is more important than the reward we receive on this earth. So, you need to forgive them freely and you must not cut off that love and fellowship. The Lord has told you to love your enemies. The Lord is telling you to love those who falsely accuse you, Love those who did wrong to you. When you do so, your spiritual grade will keep increasing. The Lord will have high respect for you. It is normal for us to respect the Lord. But it is a great achievement for you to be respected by God.
For instance, we can read in Bible, when Stephen prayed to the Lord, for the sake of the people, who wanted to stone him to death. He said, “Let not the curse fall upon them.” He forgave them and gave up his life. Thereby what happened? Our Lord Jesus Christ who was seated at the right hand of God, The Father, stood up and respected Stephen. What does this mean? We read in the Bible that the Lord had more respect, and happiness for Stephen.
While Jesus was hanging on the cross, many accused him falsely. Many who passed by spoke ill about Jesus. It is mentioned, that the passer-by spoke ill about Jesus, mocked Him, and criticized Him. But Jesus heard everything silently and remained calm and quiet. So, when you experience such a situation, you need to remain silent and you should not fight back.
The Bible says, present your case and He will do justice “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” God will surely do justice when you are blamed and cornered by the people around you, Be Still and be glad in the Lord. God will bless you with happiness as said in Bible “Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble”. God will calm down the storm in your life and then you shall receive, a great reward in heaven. The Lord will honour you and cause you to live happily.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord look upon those children who have been falsely accused of their righteousness, and truth. Let them not think about the bad incident and lament over it. Instead let them praise the name of the Lord, rejoice and be glad. Help them to forgive others, and have a good fellowship with them. I bless them to receive a great reward in heaven. But let them also receive the reward for it in this world, as long as they live. Lord exalt the names of all my children who are suffering in such situations, before those who wanted to shatter and spoil their names. You have said in the Bible, that you will prepare a table for my children before their enemies. And will anoint their head with oil. Lord, anoint them with oil of gladness and cause their vessels to overflow. Let my children receive the reward from heaven.
In Jesus Name We Pray.

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