December 13, 2020

SIGNS & WONDERS - Bro. T. Stephen

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 Isaiah 8:18 , “ Behold, Here   am I,  and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel.  From the Lord of Hosts, Which dwells in Mount Zion.” We see from the above context that the names play an important role in the ancient times. Isaiah had been directed  by God to frame, ideas of his teaching in the names of at least two of his children, Shear-jashub and Maher-shalal- The names of his children were prophetical and signs of future events. 

One day God asked prophet Isaiah to write down a name  on a paper. He did not know the reason for writing the name. But he obeyed the words of God. Later a son was born to him. He named his son with that name, with which God has assigned to him.  Only then did he realize that God was going to bless him with a son. God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us. We may not realize His plan for us. But He takes us through His route. When Isaiah was blessed with a son then he said the above words. He said , “Lord me and my children whom you have given  me  will remain as wonders and signs in Israel.” 

God expects that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth, and that our daughters may be as pillars sculptured in palace style. All this is possible only when our family stay in unity and oneness of mind. Children and parents must be together with friendly atmosphere. Parents must share their experience with their children. There should be no hidden agenda between husband and wife. Only then such families can strive together. If not they tend to split apart. God wants to maintain peace within your walls and prosperity within your palaces. 

In some families children become a real burden to their parents. Through their bad behaviour they bring disgrace and shame to their parents instead of being a blessing to them. Instead of being sign and wonders in the midst of the family members they have been so indifferent in their life. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old, he will not depart from it.” It is the responsibility of every parent to grow up their children in the fear of the Lord because the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. The Lord has promised to bless your children.  He says, all your children shall be taught by the Lord. And great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established. How awesome is our God? He blesses your children with a bright future. He takes care of their education, their profession, their marriage life and leads them all through their life. Therefore you need to pray for your children’s welfare. 

Ask God, “Lord when will I see a change in the life of my son or daughter? When will my children turn from their wrong doings?  When will we as a family live in harmony? We can count on God to bring up our children, with unconditional love and resources. We also have the privilege of raising children to become true worshippers who value a relationship with God.  Praise God, for He has big plans for your children. Lord, bring forth the gifts you have placed within them. Deposit hope in their hearts that they may know, that You love them. God Bless you. 

Prayer:  Our loving   heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for blessing   us with a good family. May our children also inherit the blessings of God in their   families.  Help them to grow their children in the fear of the Lord.  May they have a better understanding among themselves.  Lord avoid all misunderstanding that shoot up in their lives.  Grant unity and   peace within the families. 

In Jesus name we pray. 


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