March 4, 2022

You shall be inhabited. - Bro. T. Stephen

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 Isaiah 44:26, Who confirms the word of His servant, And performs the counsel, of His Messengers. Who says, to Jerusalem, “You shall be inhabited.”  To the cities of Judah, “You shall be built.” And I will raise up her waste places.”   

From the above context we read that God confirms His word to His servant, either a Pastor, or An Evangelist, or an Elder of a Church.  And God performs the counsel of His messengers.  Thus   we see that God speaks to His people, through His ministers who are ambassadors for Christ. Most of you are reading this message with a hope of receiving the blessing of God. The Bible says, “It pleased the Lord to Bless Israel.”But the enemy namely the king of Moab appointed Balaam the Messenger to come and curse the people of Israel.  God did not allow Balaam to curse but instead he blessed the people of Israel. God would put in the very words into his mouth, for him to speak, over the people of Israel that He wanted to convey to His Children. And when the messengers of God spoke those words,   God makes it to pass.   For He is a wonder working God. He does wonders beyond number. 

God is seen in our midst, as a God, who fulfils all things that He has spoken. Whether the words were spoken by God, or whether it was His prophesy, so long it may not have been fulfilled in your life.   But in the future it will surely come to pass. God says, the words spoken by the ministers are not the words of the ministers, but they are words from God, directly spoken through the servant of God. God expresses His ownership of His servants, who minister unto Him. God says, “The words that I speak through My servant will be fulfilled in its time. God also gives counselling through His servant for the welfare of you and your family. God will fulfil their counselling and make you joyful. My sincere advice is that you must never think cheap or underestimate your pastors who come to your house to pray for you or give counselling to you. Whatever they do will be for your good. The Pastors, Preachers, Ambassadors, Evangelists, are chosen by God to shepherd His sheep. Or the sheep might get lost without correct direction or counselling.  God says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

Therefore never think very low about them. Never think that these servants of God come into your house for their personal benefit. But always think that God is sending them to your houses to bless you and your family. They usually visit your house to solve your problems. Or to pray for you or to give you good counselling in order that peace reigns within your family between you and your wife or between you and your children. For God is always mindful of you. Consider those servants of God who come into your homes as if JESUS came into your home. You should have that sort of feeling and receive them with great reverence and fear. Then God who tests the hearts and mind, will bless you   abundantly. You do your part, God will do His part. It is a great blessing to you and your family when the feet of such Holy men step into your homes. Be free to share your problems with them they will be able to counsel you correctly in those areas which are difficult for you to handle. Many think Pastors come regularly on the 1st of every month for collection. No never.  No pastors depend upon your contribution for their survival.  They are God’s ambassadors, so they will never lack any   good thing. Moreover they learn to be content with what God has blessed them with. They are Rich in the Lord and His Word. God will provide them with Manna which He has in store for them. 

I would like to tell you of how the Lord provided for His special people the Levites. Israel as such were twelve tribes. Of which Levi was chosen to serve God in His temple.. When God asked Joshua to distribute the portion of land property, both Joshua, and Caleb distributed   correctly as the Lord had commanded to the eleven tribes. But to the tribe of Levi God did not give them a separate portion. God Himself was their portion. He was their wealth for they were separated for God, to do His work in the temple of God.   Hence God had instructed all the eleven tribes to give the best and first portion of their produce for the tribe of the Levites. As they were ministers, and ambassadors of God.   Halleluiah!   God said to the tribe of the Levites, “I am your inheritance and your portion and wealth.” Therefore being the wealth of God,   how can they be underestimated?  May this message help you to honour and give due respect to your Pastors, Preachers and Ambassadors of God. Never reject or disapprove the servants of God. Never rebuke them or insult them. Treat them well with reverence and respect. Then God will fulfil all your needs in good measure. God Bless you.

Prayer:   Our   loving    heavenly Father,   we    thank   You for this blessed day.  Father God, we thank you for   telling us through this message the importance of Pastors and Ambassadors, who are your representatives. Teach us to honour them and pay due respect to them. May we consider them as Jesus, when they visit our homes and learn to treat them properly and not be reluctant to receive them or think low about them. Help us to have a better understanding about them and treat them well. May they be of great blessing to us and our family.

In Jesus Name We Pray.


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