Friday, November 16, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus and his glorious days
In the gospel of Luke 17:26-37 our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of his second coming in glory: “…as it was in the days of Lot— they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from heaven and destroyed them all so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed. On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other left…” The Son of Man is about to be revealed. His coming is at hand. On that day some people will be taken with him into glory while many others will be left behind to suffer with the devil. Child of God, are you among those who will be taken or among those who will be left behind? The choice is yours. As you prepare for the Second coming of Christ in glory it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You are a Channel of Love
The 2nd letter St. John presents Jesus as the channel of love: “I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children following the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father. And now I beg you, lady, not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love.” (John 4-9) Considering the importance of love, St. John went as far as begging his audience to love one another. It is only through love that we can transform our world. Love is the tick to heaven. It is the greatest commandment. Child of God, do you know that you are a channel of love? Do you know that has commissioned you to bring love to his people? Do you even know that through love you will gain eternal life? As you love your fellow human beings, it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Master of Justice
Our Lord Jesus Christ is a just God. He promotes justice at all cost. In the gospel Luke 18:1-8 he told his disciples a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Vindicate me against my adversary.’ “For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.’ ” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Our Lord Jesus Christ used this parable to prove to the world that our God is indeed a just God. If ordinary human beings could administer justice how much more our God, who is the God of Justice. As a God of justice, our God must surely vindicate those who cry to him day and night and that includes you! To our God of justice be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You are a Fellow Worker in the Truth
Birds of the same feather will always flock together. In his third letter St. John wrote, “Beloved, it is a loyal thing you do when you render any service to the brethren, especially to strangers, who have testified to your love before the Church. You will do well to send them on their journey as befits God’s service. For they have set out for his sake and have accepted nothing from the heathen. So we ought to support such men, that we may be fellow workers in the truth.” Children of God are indeed fellow workers in the truth. They are the agents of the gospel and agents of the truth. Child of God, do you know that you are among the fellow workers in the truth? Do you know that you are destined for the truth? You even know that the truth is the only thing that can set you free? As you promote the truth, the Truth must surely set you free and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Glorious Son of Man
Our Lord Jesus Christ prepares his followers for his glorious coming. In the gospel of Mark 13:24-32 he said to his disciples, “In those days, after that [great] tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven… when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” On the last Day our Lord Jesus Christ will be seen coming in glory with great power and glory. His name will be glorified forever and ever – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You shall Rise again to Everlasting Life
The end is at hand. The prophet Daniel 12:1-3 predict what will happen at the end of time. “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a na¬tion till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to ever¬lasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to right¬eousness, like the stars forever and ever.” As the prophet rightly declares there shall be a period of trouble. But this period of trouble is not for God’s children. As this trouble is going on, God’s people will be delivered. They shall rise again to everlasting life. Child of God, as long as you are connected to God you have nothing to worry about. The troubled days are not for you. You shall rise again to everlasting life. You shall shine like the brightness of firmament and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Monday, November 19, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Restorer of Sight
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to restore all that the devil destroyed (1John 3:8). The gospel of Luke 18:35-43 presents one of the instances where our Lord Jesus Christ actually destroyed the works of Satan by restoring the eyes of the blind: “As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.” With this miracle our Lord Jesus Christ has not just proved to the world that he is the giver of sight, he is also the Restorer of sight. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You must not grow Weary
God does not want any of his children to grow weary. Instead he wants us to repent and continue in the work of the Most High God. In the book of Revelation 1:1-4; 2:l-5 St John wrote, “I heard the Lord saying to me: “I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear evil men but have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and found them to be false; I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember then from what you have fallen, repent and do the works you did at first.’ ” Child of God, the Lord knows everything about you. So, do not be weary! Do not abandon the way of love. As you repent the Lord will surely give you the grace to continue doing his good work and it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Friend of the Rich
Most of the gospel passages presents our Lord Jesus Christ as the friend of the poor, tax collectors and sinners. Jesus himself even said in Luke 4:1 that the Spirit anointed him to preach the gospel to the poor. However, our Lord Jesus Christ did not just come for the poor He also came for the rich as we find in the gospel of Luke 19:1-10. According to this passage, “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold.”And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.” From this passage it is obvious that Zacchaeuas was not a poor man. He was a wealthy man. With this visit, our Lord Jesus Christ has proved to the world that He is indeed the Saviour and friend of all mankind, including the rich. o him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You Shall be clothed with the Garment of Salvation
in the book of Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22 St. John wrote, “I, John, heard the Lord saying to me: Remember then what you received and heard; keep that, and repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy. He who conquers shall be clothed like them in white garments, and I will not blot his name out of the book of life; I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” Child of God, the Lord will not allow you to go naked. He will not allow you to be put to shame. He will surely cloth you with white garment which is the garment of salvation. It shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Master of our Business
In Luke 19:11-28 Our Lord Jesus Christ told his followers the following parable: “A nobleman went into a far country to receive kingly power and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, ‘Trade with these till I come… “When he returned, having received the kingly power, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.’ “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ “And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your pound has made five pounds.’ “And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ “Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’ “He said to him, ‘I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with interest?’ “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.’ “(And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten pounds!’) “‘I tell you, that to every one who has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” With this parable our Lord Jesus Christ has proved to the world that he is indeed the Master of our Business. He is the only One that can make our business to flourish. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: You Shall Sing with the Heavenly Choir
Heaven is wonderful place! The beauty of heaven is the angelic choir. In Revelation 4:1-11 St. John narrated what he saw in heaven “And round the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures… And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Indeed, heaven is a place to be! Am looking forward to this glorious place. Child of God, as you live a righteous life you will surely join in this angelic choir. You will be among those who will sing joyful songs at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. And it shall be well with you in Jesus name – Amen!
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Celebration of Christ: Jesus, the Most Caring Messiah
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Most sensitive and most caring Man the world has ever known. He was not as insensitive and unpatriotic like most leaders. He cared not just for the people but also for his city. According to the gospel of Luke 19:41-44 “When Jesus drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation.” Imagine, our Lord Jesus Christ weeping for Jerusalem. Jesus is equally weeping for our own nations. This shows that he was the Most caring Man the world has ever known. To him be glory and praise both now and forevermore – Amen!
Prophetic Message: Every closed chapter shall be Opened for you
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to open every closed doors and every closed chapters in our lives. In the book of Revelation 5:1-10 St. John narrates how our Lord Jesus Christ opened the scroll which no one else was able to open. “I, John, saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals; and I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Weep not; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals….” Finally, our Lord Jesus Christ was the One Worthy enough to open the closed scroll. Child of God, as long as our Lord Jesus Christ was able to open the scroll, every closed doors in your life is hereby declared opened! Every closed womb is opened. The door to your success and breakthrough is opened. It is well with you in Jesus name – Amen!