Friday, October, 2017
Christology:JESUS, OUR MENTOR AND DIRECTOR
In the gospel of Luke 12:1-7 Jesus gave the following directions to his followers:
1) “Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the Pharisees.
2) There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.”
3) “Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.”
4) “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.
5) Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.”
6) Finally, Jesus assures us that we are precious in God’s sight. Using the image of sparrow, he says, “Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.
7) Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.”
Child of God, in the sight of God, you are more precious than gold. You have nothing to fear. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper! You are secured and blessed forever in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: You are the most precious in the world. Nobody can harm you because all the hairs on your head are numbered. You are under the divine eyes.
Prayer for Divine Protection: Lord Jesus Christ, you assured us that all the hairs on our heads are numbered. No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper. Lord, we thank you for your protection and we pray for more protection. May you never allow anything to harm us and may your name be glorified forever, in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: The Lord will not reckon your Sin
The Psalmist rightly declares, “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord who could stand” (Psalm 130:2). In his letter to the Romans 4:1-8 St. Paul recalls, “David pronounces a blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works. Child of God, there is still hope for you. If you repent God will not condemn you because of your past sins. He will not hold any charge against you. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
Christology: Jesus, the only One we must promote
Most people spend their time and money promoting political leaders while others are promoting the interest of rich; children of God are called to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ. In Luke 12:8-12 Jesus told his disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.” Child of God, as you promote the gospel of Jesus Christ, soon you will make it. Am a living testimony! The more I promote Jesus through this Daily Celebration of Christ the more Jesus is connecting me to people of good will. If you want to become popular and influential then start promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ. As you do so the Lord will richly bless you, in Jesus name!
Inspirational Message: If you want to be promoted then you must start promoting Jesus. The more you promote Jesus the more you are promoted.
Prayer for Divine Acknowledgement: Lord Jesus Christ, you promised to acknowledge those who acknowledge you and to promote those who promote you. Lord, we need to be acknowledged by your Father in heaven. We cannot achieve this divine acknowledgement without your approval. And so, Lord, as we acknowledge you here on earth may we be among those whom you shall acknowledge before your Father in heaven, grant this through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall inherit the Earth
Our Lord Jesus Christ declares, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). In his letter to the Romans St. Paul declares, “The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” Child of God, you don’t need money or even law to inherit the earth. With faith in Christ Jesus and if you are able to live a righteous life, you will surely inherit the earth.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Christology: Jesus, the Best Teacher
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Teacher of teachers and the Master of masters. In the gospel of Matthew 22:15-21, the opponents of Jesus acknowledged him as the best Teacher: “Teacher, they said, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men.” The reason why they acknowledged Jesus as the best Teacher is because He is truthful. He teaches the way of God truthfully. He not influenced by people’s position. Jesus was the most truthful and most influential Teacher the world has ever known. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: The best and most influential teachers in the world are those who are truthful, objective and God fearing. Jesus is the best Teacher!
Prayer for Teachers: Lord Jesus Christ, you were the best Teacher the world has ever known. You are truthful and objective. So many people were attracted to your teaching ministry. Lord, we need good teachers like you. Bless us with good and God fearing teachers; and may your name be glorified forever in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: The Lord will use you to subdue nations
Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and uncover the loins of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed (Isaiah 45:1-6). Child of God, this message is for you! The Lord has grasped you on your right hand. He will use you to subdue nations. Your enemies shall be subdued. The Lord will open every closed doors for you. Any door you open shall remain opened. Nobody can close the door of your blessing. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Christology: JESUS, OUR WISE DIRECTOR
There are so directors in the world today but our Lord Jesus Christ is a humble and sincere Director. He does not claim to know it all. He acknowledged that there were some areas that were completely out of his jurisdiction.
In the gospel of LUKE 12:13-21, someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Jesus never dabbled into issues that does not concern him. He usually refer people to the appropriate channel. There were people he directed to see the priests (Luke 5:14); others he directed to the Judge and lawyers, like in today’s gospel.
Jesus used the opportunity to correct a wrong impression. He told them, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Most people are placing their values on wealth whereas the essence of life is not in wealth but in Christ Jesus. Child of God, as you place your wealth at the service of God and your trust in the Most High God, the Lord God will richly bless you and it shall be well with you in Jesus’ name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: Your wealth, your title and even your security men cannot save you! Only Jesus can save!
Prayer for the Spirit of Contentment: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Most Contented Man on earth. You did not allow material things to destroy your inner peace. Even without having a place to lay your head, yet you felt contented. Lord, deliver us from the spirit of materialism and greediness. Make us contented with what we have and may nothing destroy our inner peace. Grant this through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: The Lord will surely Visit You
Divine visitation is the best visitation on earth. With a divine visitation you don’t need another visitation. In the gospel of Luke 1:68 Zechariah prayed, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people.” One of the reasons why we must bless the name of the Lord is because the Lord has visited us. He has also come to redeem us. Child of God, today the Lord will surely visit you. He will surely redeem you and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Christology: JESUS, OUR LONG AWAITED MASTER
Our Lord Jesus Christ uses the relationship between the Master and his servant to describe the mystery of the end-time. He told his disciples, “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.” Since the Master’s arrival is not known, we must be ready at all times. He may come at any moment from now!
There is reward for those who are found ready and worthy, “Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself;
have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.”
Child of God, will you be ready when the Lord shall come? I hope you will not be among those who will be thrown into the lake of fire? God bless you as you prepare for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Inspirational Message: Be ready at all times. With preparation you will never be taken unawares. When you are fully prepared you will not be worried about any examination or the arrival of your master.
Prayer for Divine Preparation: Lord Jesus Christ, you taught your followers the importance of preparation and readiness. You told us to be ready at all times since we do not know when the Son of Man will be coming. Lord, indeed we need to be prepared and ready at all times but we cannot be fully prepared without your grace. Give us the grace to be ready at all times and the grace to be among those who will receive you when you come again in your heavenly glory where you live and reign forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall Receive Abundant Grace through Christ
In his letter to the Romans 5:12-15 St. Paul declares, “If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” Adam and Eve brought death into this world; Jesus and Mary brought Redemption into this world. Child of God, in Christ Jesus you shall receive abundant grace. God will bless you with free gift of righteousness. He will surely favour you and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Christology: JESUS, THE MOST VIGILANT MASTER
Our Lord Jesus Christ is a Vigilant Master. He was never taken unawares. That is why they could not arrest him when they wanted to arrest him (John 10:39). We all are called to be vigilant. As St. Peter rightly wrote, “Casting all your cares upon Him, (Jesus) for He cares for you. Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. (1 Peter 5:7-8) If you are vigilant the devil will never succeed in devouring you. Prevention is better than cure!
In LUKE 12:39-48, our Lord Jesus Christ told his disciples: “Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”
Jesus also said, “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!” (Rev. 16:15). The second coming of Jesus will take a lot of people unawares. So, be ready at all times! Child of God, as long as you are ready to receive the Lord, He will not take you unawares. When he comes you will be among those who will encounter him and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: If you really want to know what it means to be fully ready then present a plate of food to a hungry man who has been waiting for food.
Prayer for Divine Readiness: Lord Jesus Christ, you said in the gospel of Luke 12:39-48 “You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Indeed, we need to be ready at all times. Without readiness we shall never meet up, even with the normal activities of things in life. Lord, give us the grace to be ready at all times so as to meet you when you come in glory. Through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Sin has no Dominion over You
After creation God gave man dominion over all the works of his hand. Man was to be in charge of things. But unfortunately out of the disobedience man allowed sin to have dominion over him. But through Christ St. Paul declares in his letter to the Romans 6:12-18, “Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” Child of God, indeed you are not under satanic laws. You are under grace! As long as you do not submit yourself to the yoke of sin and wickedness sin will not have any dominion over you. You are free forever in Jesus name – Amen!
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
Christology: JESUS, THE SIGN OF CONTRADICTION
Our Lord Jesus Christ was the most humble and controversial man the world has ever known. Those who thought he was a weakling were all disappointed when they saw him in the temple flogging those who were buying and selling in the temple. Those who thought he was a rebel were disappointed when he told his disciples to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God. Even people like Judas Iscariot who saw him as a magician were disappointed when they saw him arrested, beaten up and even crucified without disappearing. Our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed a sign of contradiction.
During his presentation in the Temple Simeon prophesied concerning him, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against” (Luke 2:34). Our Lord Jesus Christ was not someone you can easily predict. His ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). He is indeed a Man with a difference.
In the gospel of LUKE 12:49-53, when people thought that Jesus will start sounding apologetic, instead he said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Jesus went as far as asking them, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.”
Light and darkness has nothing in common. Children of light and children of darkness will always be in a loggerhead. But remember, clear conscience fears no accusation. If you are doing the right thing, even if the world is against you, you have nothing to fear. One with God is majority. You are covered in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: You don’t need to change your direction simply because others are changing their direction. Your direction may be the only true direction which others may later follow.
Prayer for Broken Homes: Lord Jesus Christ, so many homes are broken. Children are fighting their parents, husband and wives are not living in peace. Friends are fighting themselves. There are misunderstanding in so many homes today. Even the various denominations in the churches are fighting themselves. Lord, you are the Prince of peace. You are the only One that can put these fights to an end. Let there be peace – in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall Receive Sanctification and Eternal Life
In his letter to the Romans 6:19-23 St. Paul wrote, “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Since the wages of sin is death, if not for Christ we deserve nothing but death. But thank God! Through Christ we have been set free from sin. Child of God, now that God has set you free from sin you will not be condemned again! You shall receive sanctification. And the Lord will cloth you with the garment of salvation. It shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!