Friday, February 23, 2017
Christology: Jesus, the best Instructor
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the best instructor the world has ever known. In the gospel of Matthew 5:20-26 He instructs his disciples, saying, “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. “Child of God, have you ever imagined how this world would be if we Christians apply this instruction in their daily lives? Imagine, if all Christians in the world start living a righteous life more than that of the Pharisees! We are in a mess today because we, Christians, have refused to follow the way and instruction of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The day we shall start practicing true Christianity our world will be a wonderful place and God’s name will be glorified forever in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: Our righteousness has to exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees because to whom much is given much is expected.
Prayer for the Grace to Live a Righteous Life: Heavenly Father, Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ has taught us the way and the importance of righteousness. He even wants us to be more righteous than the Scribes and Pharisees. But unfortunately, we have forsaken the path of righteousness and that is why we are suffering in our world today. Lord, in your mercy, make us righteous as you are righteous. Give us the grace to live a righteous life all the days of our lives in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You will surely Live
The devil came to steal, kill and destroy while our Lord Jesus Christ came that we may have life in abundance. Our God does not take glory in the death of a sinner. In the book of Ezekiel 18:21-28 the Lord God declares: “If a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness which he has done he shall live.” Child of God, if you turn away from your wickedness and sinfulness you will not die, you shall live. Every spirit of death is hereby canceled in Jesus name – Amen!
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Master of Love
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to introduce us into the college of love. As the Beloved Son of God, He understands love and He knows how best to communicate love. He is indeed the Master of Love. In the gospel of Matthew 5:43-48 He revealed to his disciples the secret of love and the best way to practice this virtue of love. He declared, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good…”
One of the reasons why we must love our enemies is because they are fellow children of God, They are also created in God’s image and likeness. Besides, our God does not discriminate, so why then should we discriminate if truly we are all children of the Most High God? Moreover, our Lord Jesus Christ also added, “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” The only way we can prove our perfection over and above others is to love in an extraordinary way, which is the love of our enemies. Child of God, as you practice this unconditional love, God’s love will always abide in you and with you both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: The best lover is one who loves what others could not love: One who finds love where there is no love!
Prayer for the Spirit of Love: Heavenly Father, you are indeed our Loving Father. You loved the world so much that you gave your only beloved Son to die a shameful death for the salvation of the world. You sent your beloved Son into the world to show us the way of love. After going through the college of love with your Son our Lord Jesus Christ you filled us with your love, which is the Holy Spirit. In union with the Holy Spirit we are now qualified to answer your beloved sons and daughters. Lord, give us the grace to put this love we have received into practice. Make us loving as you are loving. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You are set on High above all Nations
Every child of God is destined for greatness. In the gospel of Matthew 5:14 our Lord Jesus Christ said that we are like a city that is set on a hill that cannot be hidden. In the book of Deuteronomy 26:16-19, the Lord also declared “that you are a people for his own possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments, that he will set you high above all nations that he has made, in praise and in fame and in honour.” Child of God, as long as you are ready to keep God’s commandments, The Lord will take you to a higher level. He will place you above your age mates, your family members and even your nation. Your name shall be added to the list of people that are holy unto the Lord. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Transfigured Son of God
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them, and his gar¬ments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them (Mark 9:2-10). Transfiguration is for the favoured ones. Out of the twelve apostles and seventy disciples it was only Peter, James and John that experienced the transfiguration. Child of God, do you know that you are among those who will experience today’s transfiguration? As a favoured child of God, you are qualified. The Lord will surely transform you in Jesus name – Amen! At the transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father’s voice was heard saying, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” Indeed our Lord Jesus Christ is the beloved Son of the Most High God. He is the only One we must listen to. He is the only one that can set us free. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: Transfiguration is for the favoured ones like Jesus the beloved Son of God. As a favoured child of God, your transfiguration is guaranteed.
Prayer for Divine transfiguration: Heavenly Father, your Son our Lord Jesus Christ was transfigured while he was still on earth. His disciples saw your glory and the glory of your only beloved Son on the holy mountain. The experience was so glorious that Peter wanted to remain on the holy Mountain. Lord, grant us the grace of transfiguration. Transform us into your divine image. Make us holy as you are holy and may we reflect your glory here on earth, through Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: The Lord will surely Bless you
The Lord assured Abraham, “By myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only-begotten son, I will indeed bless you, and I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore. And your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies, and by your descendants shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because you have obeyed my voice.” Child of God, as long as you are ready to make the kind of sacrifice Abraham made the Lord will surely bless you. He will multiply your descendants. Your descendant shall possess the gate of your enemies. Your descendants shall be a channel of blessing, through your descendants other nations shall bless themselves and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Monday, Feb 26, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Son of a Merciful Father
Mercy is a divine attribute. Our God is indeed a Merciful Father. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the channel of divine mercy. He came into the world to introduce us to the path of mercy. He taught his disciples how to merciful. In the gospel of Luke 6:36-38 Jesus said to his disciples, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Indeed, our God is a merciful Father. He is the Most patient Being the world has ever known.
If not for the mercy and patience of God by now the world would have been destroyed because of our sinfulness. If not for God’s mercy am surely by now most of us would have been destroyed. That is why the psalmist declares, “If you O Lord should mark our quilt Lord who would survive?” Indeed, nobody! Our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to be merciful as our heavenly Father is merciful. Child of God, as you forgive your fellow human beings the Lord will surely forgive you. He will continue to show you mercy and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Inspirational Message: One of the reasons why there are so many hatred, killings and oppression in the world today is because people have refused to be merciful and their heavenly Father is merciful
Prayer for Mercy: Heavenly Father, Merciful God; Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ introduced you to the world as a Merciful Father. He even wants us to be merciful as you are merciful. Lord, we cannot do without your mercy. Our world need your mercy more than ever. Without your mercy we shall all perish. And so Lord, grant us your mercy and give us the grace to be merciful as you are merciful. As we enjoy your mercy here on earth may we be among those who will enjoy eternal life with you in heaven where you live and reign with your Son and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: If you repent, the Lord will Surely Forgive you
The Prophet Daniel 9:4b-10 prayed to God for mercy, saying, “To us, O Lord, belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness; because we have rebelled against him…” As Daniel was interceding for his people the angel Gabriel appeared to him, saying, “Daniel, I have come to help you. When you began to plead with God, he answered you. He loves… Seven times seventy years is the length of time God has set for freeing your people and your city from sin and evil. Sin will be forgiven and eternal justice established.” (Daniel 9:22-24). Child of God, do you know that God is ever ready to forgive you if you repent? Do you even know that your prayer can save your nation? As you continue to pray the Lord will surely forgive you and He will deliver your nation from condemnation and destruction. As long as God is concerned the devil cannot hold any charge against you. You are secured forever in Jesus name – Amen!
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Master of masters and Teacher of teacher
Teachers derives their title and identity through Jesus Christ, the Teacher. All the masters in the world are under one Master, who is Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God. He is the Head, our Rabbi and we all are his followers. In the gospel Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus told his followers, “But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ.” There are so many teachers in the world but our Lord Jesus Christ is the Teacher of teachers. There are so many masters in the world but our Lord Jesus Christ is the Master of masters. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: There are so many masters in the world but our Lord Jesus Christ is the Master of masters.
Prayer for Masters: Almighty and ever living God, your Son our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed our Master. He is also the Master of master and the Teacher of teachers. We all depend on him and we gain our title and identity through him. Lord, we pray for all those who share in the mastership of our Lord Jesus Christ. Give them the spirit of humility to handle all those who are under them. May they follow the example of their Master, our Lord Jesus Christ who came into this world to serve and not to be served. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: There is still Hope for You
Some people are about to give up while others have condemned themselves due to their sins. But today the Lord God declares through the Prophet Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword.”
Child of God, as you can see, there is still hope for you. No matter how sinful you may be, even if you are the worst sinner in your community the Lord is still interested on you. He wants you back! He is ever ready to forgive you. The only condition is for you to repent and promise him that you will never go back to your sin again. If you can do this He will not only forgive you. He will bless you and as He promised through the Prophet Isaiah, “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Christology: Jesus, the Humble and Suffering Servant
Most kings and leaders of the world demonstrates their authority over others through power and in an arrogant way, our Lord Jesus Christ uses humility and even weakness to demonstrate his authority over humanity. Even with all his miraculous power He surprised his disciples when he told them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” Jesus is indeed a non-violent Messiah! Instead of presenting himself in a proud and arrogant way he chose the path of humility. He told his disciples, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.” This same Jesus was the One that washed the feet of his disciples. As St. Paul, rightly wrote in his letter to the Philippians 2:6-11 concerning him, He humbled himself and became obedient unto death but God raised and gave him the name that is above every other name that at the name of Jesus every kneel must bow and every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Inspirational Message: Humility is the surest path to greatness. If you wants to be great like Jesus Christ then you have to be humble.
Prayer for the Spirit of Humility: Heavenly Father, you Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on the Cross. You raised him up and gave him the name which is above every other name. Through his exaltation you have proved to the world that humility is the surest path to greatness. Lord, deliver us from the spirit pride and arrogance. Make us humble as you are humble. Deliver our leaders from the spirit of pride. Bless us with humble and God fearing leaders. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Your Enemies will surely fall into their own pit
As the enemies were busy attacking the prophet Jeremiah, he prayed to the Lord God, saying, “Give heed to me, O Lord, and listen to my plea. Is evil a recompense for good? Yet they have dug a pit for my life. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.” (Jeremiah 18:18-20) After this prayer, in the book of Jeremiah chapter 19 the Lord declared war against the enemies of Jeremiah. With this prayer, God did not allow the enemies to triumph over Jeremiah. Child of God, all those who are planning evil against you will soon meet their own evil. Those who are digging pit for you will soon fall into their own pit. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. Your enemies will never succeed in bringing you down. You will surely triumph in Jesus name – Amen!