Tag: blessing

God is with you

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.  (Joshua 10:12-14)

Our God is a wonderful God, He have done many miracles. One of it is mentioned above. He stops Suns and Moon for the sake of His chosen people. 

Even we may have lost many years wasting our times in vain things, but when we come to God and seek His forgiveness, He will forgive us. Is He able to restore our wasted time??? Hope so. But He will make us to utilize our remaining time in a best way, so that what ever time we have lost will be restored.He will restore all our blessings,  There is nothing impossible from God.

Be a good soldier !

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(2 Timothy 2:1 to 10)

“1   Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2   And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3   Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4   No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

5   And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

6   The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

7   Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8   Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

9   Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10   Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. “

 

Moral: God has called and chosen us for His eternal purpose to be fulfilled in our life. In this spiritual journey, we must pray and fight in prayers to obtain the eternal life. We must not always seek others for prayer help. God wants to teach us so that we alone need to fight in prayer to grow in spiritual life. we know the victory is ours, because our Jesus Christ Have already defeated the Satan on cross. God also expects that we must pray for the salvation of unsaved persons, let god give us grace to pray.

“Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:” (Ps 144:1)

 

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Power in the “shadow”

 “insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 

There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks and those who were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed, every one.” Acts 5:15-16

As Jesus promised “he who believes in me will do Greater things than me” was fulfilled in  Peter’s life. The very shadow of peter healed many sick people. Interesting thing is, Apostle Peter’s shadow could heal sick. We may be a unworthy vessel to proclaim God’s word, but God will make us a Worthy vessel , Bless us and use us a blessing to others. Let God give us grace to make us honourable vessel.

Are you greedy for money ?

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“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15

Jesus Christ: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Do Not Worry
Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
 
 
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – (Nkjv Luke 12:16-34)
Jesus Christ spoke this when a man came to Him to divide the property with his brother.
But Jesus didn’t go and divide. Jesus said above parable so that the man may understand that life is more important than money. We must be more concerned whether we will go to heaven or not instead of worrying about daily need. God who feeds all animals and birds will provide all our needs. When we seek His kingdom and His righteousness then God will give earthly and heavenly blessing.

If our heart is filled with Lord Jesus then we will fly away in His coming.. Maranatha.

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You belong to Jesus

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“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” Isa 43:1

Jacob means deceiver, he deceived his brother and got his birthright, he deceived his father and got blessing. After this he ran away to his uncles home. There the story starts Jacob was cheated in his marriage, he was ask to serve 14 years to get Rachel. Afterwards he started thinking to come back to his fathers house, but was afraid of his brother Esau . That previous night he met God strived wrestled with God and got true blessing. This time with blessing  God renamed him as Israel.  Means for as prince hast thou power with God and with men , and hast prevailed.- Gen 33:28 .

Even we may have some unsanctified natures which God doesn’t like it. Hence before God bless us, he likes to correct our character. Jacob fully submitted to God. Hence God gave him a new name and blessed him. When we also submit to God completely , He will correct us and bless us. Blessing means not only material blessing but eternal blessing. Finally God says thou art mine. Only after naming him Israel God calls him his own. Let god give us grace so that we can get closer to God and submit to God, to be called “thou art mine!.”

Blessing & Breaking

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” And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.”- Mark 6:41

And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
– Mark 6:43-44

Jesus Christ died and resurrected, became a great blessing to All mankind.

Similarly when God breaks us, there is a change in our character. We begin to reveal the character of Jesus Christ. Therefore God Will use us  to save many people. Hence we also by Grace of God become blessing to others. Let God give us Grace to become a Blessing .