December 3, 2020

REMAIN CALM - Bro. T. Stephen

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 Isaiah 53:7 , “ He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.”

From the above words we learn that though Jesus was oppressed and afflicted He never opened His mouth. He was pulled like a sheep that keeps silent, to the slaughter’s house.   Jesus knew no sin, neither did he do any wrong, yet He was offered as a sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary outside the city, for our transgression. The Bible says,  “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement for our peace was laid upon Him.”

Jesus who did no mistake or any wrong was made to stand, in the court,  before Pontius Pilot, and the judge  like a criminal, yet He did not open His mouth. And while He was being accused, by the chief Priests and the Elders, He answered nothing. Then the Pilot said to Him, “Do you not hear, how many things they testify against You?”  And He answered him not one word and so the Governor marvelled greatly at His silence. Jesus never retorted to all the complaints that was charged against Him. The people very well knew that Jesus did no sin, and He only performed miracles for the good of the people,   yet out of jealously they came against Him ferociously. Those of you reading this message may be doing good for others, like feeding the poor, and the aged,   in the city out of your own concern and   sympathy for them. But you too might be accused falsely due to jealousy.

Some of you may be doing well because of your hard work You are successful and increasing day by day. Therefore out of jealousy, are people rising against you and attacking you ferociously? How are you facing such people in your life?  Are you opening your mouth to defend yourself or do you keep your mouth closed before them? Do you put on the nature of Jesus in your life?  Remember God knows your righteous life. He knows that you are blameless and spotless. We learn good lesson from Jesus who kept calm though He was accused falsely, for as Children of God we need to endure patiently and   also learn longsuffering. Ask God to give you the grace to tolerate those who accuse you falsely. And Since Jesus endured patiently God made Him sit in the heavenly place at the right hand of God. You too will rise to a great height if you remain calm and reposed, when others accuse you falsely.  God bless you.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You Lord , for teaching us to gain endurance and longsuffering. Lord You judge   us for what we are. Do not give up on us,   but help us never to open our mouth when we are accused falsely. Give us the strength to   overcome such crucial moment that is likely to occur in our life. May we like Jesus be calm and never open our mouth before accusers.

In Jesus name we pray.


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