Friday, April 27, 2018
In the gospel of John 14:1-6 Thomas said to Jesus, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” Indeed our Lord Jesus Christ is the Way that leads to God the Father. He is the Truth that sets us free and the Life that sustains us. He is the way to heaven, the Truth to the path of sincerity and the Life that leads to eternal life. With Jesus as the Way, we shall never go astray. With him as our Truth we have no business with error and with him as our Life we shall not experience untimely death. He will continue to lead us, direct us and sustain us all the days of our lives in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: There is only one way that leads to life. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the one and only Way that leads to eternal life.
Prayer for Divine Direction: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Way, the truth and the Life. You are the director of our lives. With you on our side we shall never go astray. Lord, deliver us from the path of error and untimely death. Direct us to the path of life eternal, where you live and reign forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You are a channel of Good news
Good news is what every reasonable human beings expects all the time. Good news makes us happy. In ACTS 13:26-33 St. Paul declares, “We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.’ ”Nothing brings joy as promise fulfilled. Of all the promises God fulfilled in the Bible, the most interesting one is the fulfillment of the resurrection. The story of the resurrection is the best News in the world. Child of God, the Lord shall bless you with good news. He will equally use you as a channel of Good news. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Image of the Invisible Father
In his letter to Colossians 1:15 St. Paul describe our Lord Jesus Christ as the image of the invisible God. In the gospel of John 14:7-14 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?” Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. He is the Son of the Most High God. And indeed the image of the invisible God. Seeing him is the same as seeing the Father. Praying to him is as good as praying to Father, loving him is the same as loving the Father. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: There is One God in three Persons. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are One indivisible God. To have seen the Son is to have seen the Father.
Prayer for Divine Union: Heavenly Father, your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed the mystery of your union with God the son and God the Holy Spirit. You are so united with one another that to have seen your Son is to have seen you. Lord, you called us to share in this divine union. We cannot share this divine union without your grace. Lord, make us one as you are one. And may we remain united in you through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: The Lord will Turn to You
When our Lord Jesus Christ said that the first shall be the last people did not understand him. The Jews were the chosen ones but their rejection of Christ, has taken them back in the salvation race. ACTS 13:44-52 states, “When the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted what was spoken by Paul, and reviled him. And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.” One man’s poison is another man’s meat. The same Man the Jews rejected remains the Messiah among the Gentiles. That is why the disciples decided to turn to the Gentiles, instead. Child of God, the Lord’s messengers are turning to you. The favour of the Lord is turning towards your direction. it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Source of our Fruitfulness
When God created Man He wanted him to be fruitful. The Lord says, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). Our Lord Jesus Christ is the source of our fruitfulness. In the gospel of John 15:1-8 he declares, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit… Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, NEITHER can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” Indeed, our Lord Jesus Christ is the source of our fruitfulness. He is the One that makes us fruitful. We are empty without him. We can only bear much fruits in and through our Lord Jesus Christ. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: There is only one source of fruitfulness. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the source of our fruitfulness. With him we shall bear much fruit.
Prayer for fruitfulness: Heavenly Father, you created Man in your image and likeness. You mandated him to fruitful and multiply. Instead of becoming fruitful man disobeyed you and lost your friendship. Through your Son our Lord Jesus, you have restored the source of our fruitfulness. With him, we can now bear much fruit. Lord, we have so many barren couples in our world today and we have so many people who are engaging in fruitless labour. Lord, make us fruitful as you are fruitful. May we succeed in everything we lay our hands, through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Peace shall reign in your Church
The conversion of Saul brought a lot peace in the early Church, especially in the Church in Damascus. According to Acts 9:26-31 “the Church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was built up; and walk¬ing in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied.” The moment God arrested Saul, the persecutor of the Church, the Church started enjoying peace. The Church flourished in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Child of God, the Lord will soon arrest your persecutors. Very soon you shall enjoy inner peace and peaceful co-existence. You shall flourish in the comfort of the Holy Spirit and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Monday, April 30, 2018
Christology: Jesus, our channel of Love
In his first letter St. John defines God as love: “God is love.” (1 John 4:8). In the gospel of John 14:21-26 our Lord Jesus Christ said to his disciples, “He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Judas said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” With this passage it is obvious that our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the channel of love. He is the Beloved Son of God. He is the channel through which we can experience God’s love. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: Love is the essence of God. God the Father is our Lover. Our Lord Jesus Christ is God’s beloved Son and the Holy Spirit is the Love that unites us with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Prayer against the spirit of Hatred: Lord Jesus Christ, you came into this world to introduce us to the kingdom of love. Unfortunately, our world is characterized with hatred and violence. Lord, deliver us from the spirit of hatred. Make us loving as you are loving. Grant this through Christ our Lord – Amen !
Prophetic Message: You are Moving Forward!
To be crippled is to be stagnant, dormant and inactive. It is a state of motionlessness. Our Lord Jesus Christ came to set the captives free and set in motion all that are crippled by satanic influence and activities. Even after his ascension into heaven his disciples continued with his liberation programme. A typical example is the case in Acts 14:5-18 where the disciples healed a crippled man. “Now at Lystra there was a man sitting, who could not use his feet; he was a cripple from birth, who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking; and Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and walked.” Imagine, just with a command and the yoke of stagnation was broken instantly. Child of God, I command every yoke of stagnation in your life to break in Jesus name! If you cannot walk from today you will start walking! That business that is stagnant is moving forward. Your marital life is moving forward! Even your family is moving to a higher level. You will not remain in bondage forever. Few hours from now, I see you moving into a new month. You are moving into the month of abundant blessings and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Prince of Peace
The true identity of our Lord Jesus Christ was revealed through the Prophet Isaiah. In John 14:27-31 Jesus addressed his disciples as the Prince of Peace, saying, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” One can only give what he has. Since Jesus Christ is the Prince of peace and the only One that can give inner peace. He assured his disciples, “…my peace I give to you.” He is not giving us a borrowed peace or worldly peace which is characterized by war and violence. He is giving us peace without violence; peace without bloodshed. The secret of this peace is confidence of Divine Providence. And that is why He says, “Let not your heart be troubled!” Child of God, if you want to enjoy inner peace then you must avoid fear and worry. Your heart must relax! Don’t even allow anything to trouble you. Allow Jesus, the Prince of peace to take absolute control of your life. As you do so you will experience inner peace and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: There is only one channel through which we shall enjoy inner peace. And that is total trust in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of peace!
Prayer for Inner Peace: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Prince of Peace and the Lord of lords, the Alpha and the Omega. Lord, when you were in the world you did not allow anything to trouble you. Even in the midst of the troubled sea you were able to sleep peacefully. Lord, we are restless and unnecessarily worried because of earthly possessions. We are no longer enjoying inner peace. Lord, deliver us from worries and anxiety. Fill our heart with your peace. Even at the evening of our lives may we be among those who enjoy eternal peace in your heavenly kingdom, grant this through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Your enemies cannot kill you!
The Jews did everything humanly possible to silence the disciples from preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. On several occasions they even attempted to kill Paul, but because the Lord was with him they could not succeed. For instance, in Acts 14:19-28 the Jews persuaded the people and they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city.” So, the Jesus could not succeed in killing Paul. They could not even stop him from preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Child of God, your enemies will never succeed in destroying your life. They cannot kill you! And they cannot even stop you from preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are covered in Jesus name – Amen!
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the true Vine
The vine is a huge tree with many branches. In the gospel of John 15:1-8 our Lord Jesus Christ introduced himself as the True Vive: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes,
that it may bear more fruit.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the True Vine and we are his branches. As the True Vine, Jesus is the source of our Lives. We derive our lives in and through him. We cannot survive without him. He even said that “…apart from me you can do nothing.” We are nothing without Jesus. Without him we are empty. Child of God, if you truly wants to be fruitful then you must attach yourself to our Lord Jesus Christ. As you do so you will be fruitful, successful and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: You cannot succeed without Jesus Christ. He is the source of our fruitfulness.
Prayer for Divine Success: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the source of our fruitfulness. Without you we cannot succeed. Lord, deliver me from the spirit of failure and set back. As I connect myself to you, make me successful as you are successful. And may your name be glorified forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You must surely Testify
testimony is an evidence in support of a fact, a statement or a proof. Through testimony we acknowledge the goodness and greatness of God. That was exactly what the early Christians did. And that is why they succeeded in their mission. One of those instances where the apostles testified to the goodness of the Lord was in Acts 15:1-6. According to this passage declares, “When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the Church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them.” This declaration of the Lord’s doing is what testimony is all about. Child of God, the Lord will surely bless you. He will manifest His greatness in your life. You will surely testify! And it shall be well with you, in Jesus name – Amen!
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Christology: JESUS, THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE
In the gospel of John 14:6-14, our Lord Jesus Christ introduced himself as the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is:
THE WAY: There are so many ways but there is only one way to heaven. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only gate that leads to heaven. He assures his followers, “I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved…” (John 10:9) Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only channel that connects us to heavenly network. With him, we are fully connected!
THE TRUTH: The Scripture presents the devil as the father of lies. Jesus told the Jews, “You are the children of your father, the devil… from the very beginning he was a murderer and has never been on the side of the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies” (John 8:44). Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the other hand, is the Truth. He is the Master of truth. Those who live a sincere life belongs to him. Dear reader, where do you belong? Are you on the side of lies or on the side of truth? To those who belong to Jesus, he declares in John 8:32, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
THE LIFE: Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life. He says, “I am the bread of life those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35). Jesus is the giver of life, the sustainer of life and the restorer of life. His mission is to give life. He assured his followers, “I have come in order that you might have life in abundance” (John 10:10).
Child of God, as you give your life to Jesus Christ, He will lead you to heaven, He will guide you in the path of truth and He will restore and sustain your life in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: here are so many ways, but there is only one way that leads to heaven. Jesus is the Way!
Prayer to Jesus the Way: Lord Jesus Christ, you introduced yourself as the only Way that leads to heaven. Lord, give us the grace to follow this way all the days of our lives and through this way may we gain eternal life with you in heaven where you live and reign forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: The Lord will surely appear to you!
The most importance experience in this world is the experience of God’s presence. This is the best thing that can happen to anyone. Our Lord Jesus Christ told his followers, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). The pure in heart or the holy ones are the only ones who are qualified to see God. They are indeed the lucky ones! In 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 St. Paul outlined a good number of people who were privileged enough to see the risen Lord: “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures… and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve… Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.” St. Paul considered himself lucky to have seen the risen Lord. Child of God, if you start today to live a holy and pure life, the Lord God will surely appear to you. He will let you behold his glory while you are still here on earth. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!