August 22, 2020

With God all things are possible . - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord and Xavier Jesus Christ.

The  blessed  word  that God has given for you today, is from  the  book  of  Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do  exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,  according to the  power that works within us.” 

Paul has been outlining about the riches of God’s grace towards His people.  And Paul’s heart-desire and earnest prayer is that we understand the riches of His grace towards us and that we stand firm in the faith; grow in grace; trust in the Lord with all our heart and become rooted and grounded in the love of Christ. And so Paul writes in His letter to the Ephesians proclaiming God’s goodness and grace. Paul desires that we know that God is able.  Paul in this inspiring and exhilarating   note of praise wants us to know that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

Many people who go through tribulation, and affliction, often wish to end up their life.  They find it hard to live because of the pressure mounting upon them , especially   those who suffer from huge debts. If you lose hope, just   because of debts, then the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary will become meaningless. Jesus died that you might live.   And he became poor that you might become rich. Surrender your life to Him and He will change your situation. God  says, Beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things,  and be in health just as your soul prospers.

Once when I was ministering   in  Sri Lanka, I met a person who was hiding in shame and humiliation because he had debts  about crores of Rupees.   He had a very luxurious   house with   chandeleons   and  waterfalls  but there was darkness inside the house. The family was overcome with fear, sorrow and shame. This gentleman had nearly seven and half crores of debts. He was staying in his own house for rent. And he said that there was no chance of closing his debts, and the only solution was to commit suicide. After sharing Gods word to him, and assuring him that Our God is able to close debts worth millions of rupees. When I told him that God is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think for Our Father has gold and silver in His hands,   and that the Earth is the Lords and   all its fullness,  the world and   those who dwell there in.  That evening he attended our cottage meeting.

He gained confidence and took me to his  godown and his factory. After a small prayer he sat in his cabin. His Co workers and other business partners, dealers came up to him and encouraged him by extending support to him in his business.    Those who came to see him said that he had talents in dry fish export and there were many to support him in his business. They asked him to restart his business   and promised to help him financially.  They spoke to him without hurting his feelings.  They also asked him to pay back the dues slowly as soon as he gets profit in his business. There was a great change in the attitude of the customers and other business giants who approached him.  They said that he possessed good marketing and exporting capacity too. They asked him not to worry and asked him to  continue  his business . And he need to repay his debts  only  when   he made a good profit.   

The man was wonder struck at the changed attitude  of his business partners. The entire life style of this person changed. All this was because of his faith in Jesus. He cleared all his debts and is now one of the leading business man in town. God exalted him because he believed that Jesus was able to do more than we ask or think. He purchased back his house  in which he was living for rent. His business flourished and he bought a new car. God blessed his family once again. But now he was a new person in Christ. God changed his sorrow into joy,   and his curse into a blessing.  Praise  be to God.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank  You for this blessed day.  Heavenly  Father,  we thank You, because  You are able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Thank You for having given us the power of the Holy  Spirit,  working in  our   inner man.  Lord we   willingly yield to Your transforming work  in  our  life. Help   us to realize and experience how great a God You are. 

 In Jesus name we pray. 


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