FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, our Comforter
Our Lord Jesus Christ is our Comforter. He is the Most caring Man the world has ever known. in the gospel of Matthew 5:1-12 he declares, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” The mourners may be those who lost their loved ones. There are those who are mourning for lack of job and even life partners. We equally have those who are mourning because of rejection, dejection and affliction. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Comforter of the afflicted. He is our Consoler. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Your Redeemer is Alive!
So many people in the world are serving a dead god. Idol worshippers are serving dead gods. occultic men and women are serving a lifeless spirit. We, children of God, are serving the Living. We are serving the Life-giving God. His name is our Redeemer! After going through hell, Job declared, “Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! Oh, that with an iron pen and lead they were graven in the rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.’’ Job was able to survive the hard trials that came his way because his Redeemer was alive and was ever with him. Child of God, your Redeemer is alive! No matter what you are passing through in life always remember that your Redeemer is alive! Even when you pass through the valley of death, always remember that your Redeemer is alive! Even if the whole world gang up against you and even if they plan to take away your life, always remember that your Redeemer is alive! Because He lives, you can face tomorrow. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Master of Humility
Our Lord Jesus Christ is not just a humble Man he is also the Master of humility. He taught his followers how to live a humble life. In the gospel of Luke 14:1-11 using a parable he told his followers, “When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honour, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled himself but God exalted him and gave him the name which is above every other names that at his name every kneel must bow and every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. With the above parable he taught his followers that humility is the channel of greatness. With this, Jesus proved to the world that he is indeed the Master of humility. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall not be put to Shame
Children of God are destined for success. They have nothing to do with failure and shame. In his letter to the Philippians l:18b-26 St. Paul declares, “Brethren: Christ is proclaimed; and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I shall rejoice. For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I shall not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honoured in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” St. Paul was certain that he will not be put to shame and indeed throughout his life he was never put to shame. He succeeded in his mission as Christ’ ambassador. Child of God, as long as you are ready to proclaim Christ to the world, you will surely succeed. And no matter what may come your way you shall not be put to death. It shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Master of the Law
In the Old Testament Moses was presented as the law giver but the New Testament presents our Lord Jesus Christ as the Master of the Law. As the Master of the Law he was the only one that is worthy to add or remove the law of the Most high God. With his authority as the Master of the law he was able to summarize the entire law into the Love of God and the love of neihbour. In the gospel of Mark 12:28b-34 a scribe asked Jesus, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”Indeed, the love of God and the love of neighbour is the essence of the entire law. Our Lord Jesus Christ was the One that established this fact. With this he was able to prove to the world that he is indeed the master of the law. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Your Days shall be Prolonged
The fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. It is also the channel to long life and prosperity. In the book of Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Moses told his fellow Israelites, “Fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life; that your days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them; that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.” The fear of the Lord and the observance of God’s commandment is rewarding. Child of God, as you fear the Lord and keep His commandments, your days shall be prolonged. You shall multiply greatly and it shall go well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Monday, November 5, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Saviour of the Poor
Our Lord Jesus Christ was anointed to preach the gospel the poor (Luke 4:18). He spent his life here on earth defending the interest of the poor. In the gospel of Luke 14:12-14, he said to the ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbours, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” Our Lord Jesus Christ not just preach the gospel to the poor. He lived his entire life for the poor. He defended them and he even assured them of a divine blessing: :Blessed are the poor in Spirit for their is the kingdom of heaven.” With all these Jesus proved to the world that He is indeed the Saviour of the poor. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Your Joy will be Complete
Every child of God deserves fullness of joy. Without fullness of joy we cannot serve God and we cannot even relate well with our fellow human beings. Our prayer life can only be fruitful when we experience fullness of joy. In his letter to the Philippians 2:1-4 St. Paul made the following appeal: “Brethren: If there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” For St. Paul, fullness of joy can only come when children of God are living in one mind and one love. Selfishness does not bring fullness of joy. Child of God, as you live in love and peace with your fellow human being, your joy will be complete. You shall experience fullness of joy and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, our Chief Host
A host is a person who is responsible for guests at an event. He is also a person who provides hospitality in a party or banquet. The gospel of Luke 14:15-24 presents our Lord Jesus Christ as our Chief Host, the One through whom God the Father organized the heavenly banquet. According to him, “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for all is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; please, have me excused.’ “And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; please, have me excused.’ “And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ “So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’ “And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ “And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’” In this same passage, One of those who sat at table with Jesus said to him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” This is indeed the best thing that can happen to anybody. Child of God, as long as our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned and as long as you remain connected with him you shall be among those who will celebrate with him in his heavenly banquet..And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Through Humility you shall be Exalted
Humility is the surest path to greatness. Without humility there will be no exaltation. Our Lord Jesus Christ was exalted through humility. In his letter to the Philippians 2:5-11 St. Paul wrote, “Brethren: Have this mind among yourselves, which was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Child of God, if you humble yourself as Christ did, God must surely exalt you. He will take you to a higher level. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, our Ultimate Choice
Every human being has a fundamental choice to make. We need to choose between life or death; light or darkness; good or bad and above all we need to choose between God and Satan. According to the gospel of Luke 14:25-33 “Great multitudes accompanied Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is our Ultimate Choice. We cannot compare him with our father, our mother, our wife, our children and even our brothers and sisters. He is more important to us than our lives. As He rightly declares in John 15:5 Without him we can do nothing. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall not Labour in Vain
To labour in vain is to work without pay. It means engaging in business without profit. In his letter to the Philippians 2:12-18 St. Paul declares, ” Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labour in vain.” St. Paul did not labour in vain. He fought the good fight and he actually received the crown of glory which God prepared for him. St. Paul does not want us to labour in vain. He wants us to succeed. In fact, our success, according to him will make him proud. Child of God, as you remain blameless and innocent, you shall not labour in vain. You shall shine as light in the world. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, our Good Shepherd
There are so many qualities of a shepherd. A shepherd is ever ready to cater for the sheep. He takes care of all his sheep and ensures that none of them is missing. In the gospel of Luke 15:1-10 he told his followers the following parable, “The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is not just a Shepherd. He is our Good Shepherd. As our Good Shepherd He is ever ready to lay his life for his sheep. He values each and every one of us. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall glory in Christ Jesus
I may not know the source of your glory and may not even know where you derive your joy but as for me, I glory in Christ Jesus! He is the channel of my joy and the source of my happiness. In his letter to the Philippians 3:3-8 St. Paul proudly declares, “Brethren: We are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh… But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” For St. Paul glorification outside Christ is nothing. Wealth without Christ is worthless. If we must glory, then we must glory in Christ Jesus. He is the Author and finisher of our faith. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!