Friday, December 28, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Lord and Master of the Holy Innocents
The Holy Innocents were the children King Herod slaughtered shortly after the birth of Christ while he was trying to kill the King of kings and the Lord of lords. According to the gospel of Matthew 2:13-18, “When the Wise Men had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him. And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.” Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the Wise Men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the Wise Men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.” Our Lord Jesus Christ narrowly escaped death from the hands of king Herod. Those children who died in place of him were the ones we are celebrating today as the Holy Innocents. They are innocent children that were killed for crime they know nothing about. Jesus remains their Master and their Lord. Through these innocent children God’s name has been glorified and will continue to be glorified forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall be cleansed from all Unrighteousness
Nothing unrighteous will ever enter the kingdom of God. The best thing that can happen to any human being is to be cleansed from all unrighteousness. And only Jesus Christ can do this! In his first letter (1 John 15-2 2), St John wrote, “This is the message we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” We are cleansed only by the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Child of God, no matter how sinful you maybe, if only you can repent and embrace Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you will be saved. You will be cleansed from all unrighteousness and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Light to the Gentiles
During the presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ there were so many prophetic messages to confirm that Jesus Christ was indeed the Messiah and the Son of the Most High God. According to the gospel of Luke 2:22-35 “There was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, “Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.” With these prophetic messages, it was obvious that our Lord Jesus Christ is the long expected Messiah. It is the Light for revelation to the Gentiles, he is the Sign of contradiction, and the Light of the nations. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall not stumble
In his first letter (1 John 2:12-17) St. John wrote, Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness still. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and in it there is no cause for stumbling.” Hatred is the surest way to darkness. It is the path to failure and stumbling, whereas love is the surest way to success. It is the channel of light and prosperity. Child of God, may the Lord deliver you from hatred and all forms of darkness. As you love your fellow human being, you will not stumble and you will surely succeed. And it shall be well with you, in Jesus name – Amen!
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Most Favoured Child of God
Our Lord Jesus Christ was not an ordinary child. He was a destined child. He was indeed the most favoured child the world has ever known. During his presentation a lot of people spoke well of him. For instance in the gospel of Luke 2:36-40 “There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshipping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him.” Anna, the great prophetess spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. Jesus himself grew up in wisdom and the favour of the Most High God was upon him. he was indeed the Most favoured Child the world has ever known. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You have overcome the Evil Ones
In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul describes God’s children as more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). We are destined to conquer Satan and all the evil Ones. In his first letter (1 John 2:12-17) St. John wrote, “I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the Evil One.” St. john wrote to the young ones because according to him, they have overcome the evil ones. Child of God, you are destined for victory. As long as you remain connected with Christ Jesus, you will surely over the Evil ones. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Monday, December 31, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Beginning and the End
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the Beginning and the End. He is the First and Last. The gospel of John 1:1-18 describes our Lord Jesus Christ as the One who existed from the beginning: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only-begotten Son from the Father.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh. He is also the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the End. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You have been anointed by the Holy One
Anointing is a Divine impartation. It is a divine clothing. The anointed Ones are the most protected ones in the world. To be anointed by God is to be chosen and commissioned by God. In his first letter (1 John 2:18-21) St. John wrote, “Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us. But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all know.” Children of God receive their anointing directly from God, the Holy One. Child of God, you are not just an ordinary child. You belong to God! You are among the anointed ones. With your anointing you shall survive the last days. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. It shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
GOODBYE TO 2018
The year 2018 has finally come to an end. I thank God this year did not see your end. Instead, you are alive to see the end of 2018. This calls for celebration! Thank God for all the favours you received in 2018. As this year is coming to an end all your worries are coming to an end. Your sickness is coming to an end. Your period of hardship, suffering and poverty is over! There will be no carry over for you. No more sorrows and no more pains. You are moving into the New year with smiles and great expectations. 2019 will be far much better than 2018. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Name with a Difference
The name JESUS is a name with a difference. It is not just an ordinary name. In the gospel of Luke 2:16-21 something remarkable happened. “…1 When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.” The name Jesus is indeed a destined name. It is a divine name. St. Matthew describes the name Jesus as the name that saves (Matthew 1:21) In his letter to the Philippians 2:10-11, St. Paul declared, ” at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Indeed, the name JESUS is a name with a difference. It is the most powerful name on earth. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You are Blessed!
This New Year is a year of divine blessing. It is a year with a difference. The Lord has come to abolish every curses in your life. In the book of Numbers 6:22-27 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, ‘Speak to Aaron and his sons and say: “This is how you must bless the Israelites. You will say: May Yahweh bless you and keep you. May Yahweh let his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May Yahweh show you his face and bring you peace.” This is how they must call down my name on the Israelites, and then I shall bless them.’ Child of God, as long as this New Year is concerned and as long as you are connected with our Lord Jesus Christ, you are blessed! Throughout this year, the Lord will bless you and keep you. He will be gracious to you. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Greatest Messiah
Our Lord Jesus Christ told his disciples that among all those born of women none is greater than John the Baptist. In the gospel of John 1:27-28, John the Baptist told his fellow Jews, ‘I baptise with water; but standing among you — unknown to you- 27 is the one who is coming after me; and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandal.’ If John is the greatest man on earth and Jesus Christ is greater than John then Jesus is therefore greater than the greatest. He is our great Messiah. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Your Anointing will surely cover you
In his first letter, St. John 2:22-28 wrote, 27 “But as for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you; since the anointing he gave you teaches you everything, and since it is true, not false, remain in him just as he has taught you. 28 Therefore remain in him now, children, so that when he appears we may be fearless, and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.” God’s anointing is the best insurance anyone can have. With God’s anointing your life is secured. With God’s anointing you will be enlightened and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen~!
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Lamb of God
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the lamb that was slain for the remission of our sins. In the gospel of John 1:29-34 John the Baptist introduced Jesus as the Lamb of God: “The next day, he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. He is indeed the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. As long as we are connected with Christ Jesus nobody can condemn us. All the charges the enemies are bringing against us are hereby cancelled in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You are a Favoured Child
The best thing God did for us was to grant us the grace to be called God’s children: “You must see what great love the Father has lavished on us by letting us be called God’s children – which is what we are!” (1 John 3:1). Indeed, you are not just an ordinary person, you are a favoured child of God. As a child of God you are covered. Nothing shall ever harm you. It shall be well with you in Jesus name- Amen