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"Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." (2Cor.6:2, NKJV).
Whatever we start now will continue forever when we do it with God as our partner. Faith is the basis of all our partnership with God. God has given untold number of promises which are all yes and amen as we personally believe it for our own lives now. Promises of God have great power behind it as it is the very Word of God that He has spoken for us to believe, but the problem with us is, unless we find a need, we do not normally come to take the promises of God. This is like pouring petrol in a car and driving until it stops somewhere, then take a empty can to buy petrol in a nearby place and then pour it back in to a car to travel further until the same thing happens again. Is it a wise thing to travel like that? Soon the car engine starts to give some problem because of driving it like that. We too should understand that each moment of our life is already acceptable to God and pleases Him, as long as we fill ourselves with the Divine petrol firepower of the promises of God which are in the Bible by believing it and constantly meditating on it, so that when need arises, automatically God will be more than pleased to provide us with the best possible answers each time as it comes. We should look now in to our own lives and need to understand that the promises of God are given for us to be saved from sin, self and the world system of earthly survival thinking that is all around us. One we are dead, all these promises of God will not be useful in heaven for us because by that time people will be rewarded for believing God's promises and for living a supernatural life on earth as a result of it. Once the Church gets raptured in the end time, time will be no more to believe, but one can only be ready to die for their faith to go to heaven or directly to hell fire if not. Now is the time of grace that God has given, dear friends do not waste it, but instead taste the grace of God to know that He is good to all those who trust and believe in Him. Pray With Me : "Dear Father God, Thank you for all your promises in the Bible given for me to believe and please you through adhering to it. Your grace to excel today I now receive in Jesus name as it is your acceptable time of favor towards me and my family. Amen!" Praise the Lord!
"If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat." (2Thess.3:10, NKJV).
Do you know that Adam and Eve were not just made to enjoy in the Garden of Eden, but God had put them there to tend and look after it. There the first desire of God for the survival of man's existence has been decreed. Do you know in today's world, most of the religious fanatics who become terrorist and public nuisance have grown up doing nothing more than being trained in religious schools that have no work but the so called work of teaching these children to hate others for no reason than they are different? An empty mind always becomes a Devil's work shop, that means any mind that does not major upon the Love of God through Jesus Christ towards them, and their love for Him through their relationship with Him by keeping His commandments in their day to day lives are empty minded people who have no work that pays them for eternity ahead, though they might have temporary work for earthly survival. They are empty headed people with no real work in their lives because the Spirit of God does not dwell in them or fill and empower them to do the work's of God to please Him who created them for a purpose of His own. So Paul the apostle is simply saying, in the natural if you do not work to earn a living you have lost God's earthly purpose for you. If you do not work the spiritual work God has for you to receive a reward in heaven, you have lost the spiritual heavenly eternal purpose of God for you. Man shall not live by earthly purpose of survival alone which has no meaning without getting to hear what God has to say to him or her personally about his eternal continuity of life after death, which gives vitality and energy to carry on the purpose of God for our lives here on earth with joy, peace and righteousness in the Holy Spirit. If we do not spend the energy we eat in calories to work it out day by day, we will lose our health to become plump and fat to die soon without a purpose. So the good heath policy that God teaches through apostles Paul is, if you have heavy work eat heavily, if you have sedentary work eat lightly and fast sometimes, if you have no work at all, do no eat except what you need for survival. If only we could follow the above steps, soon we will realize our need to get saved spiritually, because no work can be done of value without getting saved, after which we come to realize "we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." (Eph 2:10). In other words, Jesus is the bread of heaven broken for us by the Father God, so that if we choose to eat Him for survival for eternal life, we will have the life of God starting to come within us as fountain first and then as rivers as we desire for God to work in us more and more. When God works in, you stay at rest to work it out without striving, the thumb rule is, you can eat as much as you want without getting plump when God works in you because, the purpose of this life is to live the life of purpose which God has planned for you. In other words, God only supplies as much as you need to fulfill you destiny ahead and he never supplies according to your greed. God not only gives you the desire, but also gives the means to fulfill that desire in this life which will make you rich for the life to come which is the ultimate God has planned ahead for your glory. Pray with me : "Dear Father, thank you for the finished and completed work you did for me in Jesus, help me believe Him and thus fulfill your desire and purpose which you have planned for my good now and for eternity ahead in friendship with you. Amen!"
"Give to the LORD the glory due His name." (Ps.96:8, NKJV).
Many times we get driven by our need and therefore lose all the supernatural breakthrough's that God has for our lives. You may ask me how? God is worthy of all our praise, honor and adoration which comes through worship because He is our loving Creator, Savior and Lord. Because of His grace, mercy and love the great God who has made heaven and earth, and sustains all that is in it have become our Father by making us to be His children. This in itself should make us become grateful to God, but much more than that, He provides clean air to breathe. Have you ever thought if you have to pay to God for the oxygen He supplies through his creation, like in a hospital where they provide for money the oxygen that the patients breathe in any emergency. We would have become so much in debt to God, that even if we spend all our life we will not be able to pay back these things. The same goes with light, water, rain, etc which God freely supplies and sustains our life by giving us breathe to live and allows us to enjoy everything around us. What a wonderful Father our God is? Then how is our mind working in the opposite direction of gratefulness, thanksgiving and praise? It is because we have not trained ourselves to give glory to God that is due His name, that a large spiritual debt have got collected that should have been already been given back to God. That is why for every small things we ought to give glory to God, so that what is due to God might not become a debt and spiritual poverty in our lives. If only we can realize with out inner eyes of our heart, we can sense easily that every day is a miracle of God for which we need to give glory to God which is due to His name. Many go to sleep but do not see the morning, they are dead over night. What does it reminds us, we ought to live giving glory for small things, big things, great things, mighty things and miraculous things, then automatically we will be aligned to receive all supernatural break through's that God has for us. Thankfulness and gratefulness makes God not only glad but it make Him open his hand to give us more and more precious things, just for us. Praise the Lord! Pray With Me saints, : "O God, dear Father, help us give you all the glory and not take anything to ourselves, because all are from you, and all belong to you including me. Help me be thankful, grateful and praise you all the time, so that you will be please with me and also supply me with abundance of the best you have for me! AMEN"
"I desire mercy and not sacrifice." (Hos.6:6, NKJV).
Most of us who are children of God, many times without even noticing our mistakes we start to judge the sins of others, without ever seeing our own lives in the light of God's truth. We start to live zealously and piously doing all the right spiritual activities of God, believing that we are doing sacrificially all these things for God and that He is pleased with our so called religious lives. But the truth is, the moment we start to judge other sinners who sin differently than us, God has put us under His judgment to deal with us in the same scale we are dealing with others. God desires us to be merciful like Him as we are His children. God's mercy have covered our past, present and future sins of our lives completely through the blood of Jesus. God challenges us saying, 'If I can show you so much mercy my child, why can't you show something of it towards other sinners who do not deserve it.' God has forgiven the unforgivable in us, that means, it is not just the sins of our past, present and future that He has forgiven, but also the very rebellious nature in us which acts as the enemy of God. Can you understand the depth of forgiveness God has shown towards us? If God can show us such undeserved mercy, let us choose to reflect His character and bring gladness in to our heavenly Father's heart. This is true spiritual progression, and all the activities of our Bible reading, prayer, worship should lead us in this merciful path of heaven that God desires us to live for His Glory. Pray with me dear saints of God, "Dear Heavenly Father God, Now I clearly understand that you do not desire the increase in my spiritual activities, but rather through it all you desire me to grow in your merciful character and show to others the same way you are showing mercy towards me. So I ask you to help me to grow in showing mercy towards my other fellow sinners and not become a hypocrite. In Jesus name. Amen!"
"Let your head lack no oil." (Eccl.9:8, NKJV).
Oil is symbolized in the Bible to be the Holy Spirit who comes to work the work of God in us by his power, and give us a calm spiritual rest which cools us to take the heat of life and the face the fiery trials that come against us. God's word says that our head should never lack oil. This is true in the natural realm first and then in the spiritual realm. Usually people living in the Middle East and in the nation of Israel, will never go out to start and do the days work without applying hair oil on their head which cools their body to make them work outside on the hot sun in ease. If it is not applied they can easily catch a heat stroke due to excessive and unbearable heat which may even lead to death in many instances. In our spiritual lives, we need to apply the oil of the Holy Spirit and use His power to cool our spiritual body within and use it to help us be a witness to the world around us for the Glory of God. Once we become saved, God seals us with the Holy Spirit as a assurance of eternal redemption that will soon happen with rapture. This is hope, but that is not all, as Paul the apostle, instructs us to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and then again continues to exhort us to keep ourselves be being filled continually day after day, so that we may be able to walk in the will God, knowing God intimately and working for God by the power of the Holy Spirit as it will become a activity of rest and refreshment rather than a religious striving and self workings to please God. Without oil of the Holy Spirit cooling our head, and his constant supernatural activity we may even become dead and dry as bones. We might get a very dangerous spiritual stroke which may even lead to deathly state of existence with out the enjoyment of God's Presence and constant fellowship. God does not want us to work but rather He wants us to let Him work in us, with us and through us in partnership, so that His work done with us becomes pleasing to God which will in turn let Him loose to bless us supernaturally in every area of our lives. We get filled with the Holy Spirit only by worshiping, by praying, by singing, by reading His Word and by making melody from our heart to the Lord. May God help us to continue to keep ourselves filled with the Holy Spirit, so that our life may continually bring Glory to God and be used by Him to fulfill His will and purposes on earth as it is in heaven. Let us pray : "O Lord God our Father in heaven, help us to constantly be filled with the Spirit and therefore lack no oil on our head at any point of time to keep us from becoming weary and dry by the fiery trials of life in this short earthly pilgrimage. O may the oil of joy of the Holy Spirit keeps us in your gladness always and may we be always drenched in its abundance for your Glory. Amen!"