Free To Serve – Part 6

The writings in Isaiah 5 is related to Ezekiel 19 which is a major part of Jesus’ parables.

Here, Jesus spoke about His vineyard where He found bloodshed and cries of distress, and instead of good grapes are sour grapes. He also spoke about His visitation (judgment) upon the vineyard. He enjoined us to be fruitful (see John 15:16). This parable of vineyard tells us that God always looks at, and comes back to check your heart. The state of your heart determines whether you can receive the blessing that God brings. The blessing of God doesn’t just come to a person anyhow; you must be in the right spirit to receive it.

Isaiah 5:4 says, “What more could have been done for My vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?”
Matthew 6:25-33 says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, … … … … Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? … … … … … So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” 

Prayer: Father, let my fruits be commensurate to your expectations. Let the products of my attitude be satisfactory to You on Your day of visitation. Father, destroy everything in me that produces evil and take every deception away from me. Refine my thoughts that I may produce fruits of righteousness. Lord, Let my fruits be delightful to You, take away sourness from me and let me not bring regret or shame to Your name. Let my life and attitude be dedicated to You. Help me to always consider Your word before I act. Refine my heart, my life, and my church. Deal with every action of my heart, bad attitudes and habit. Destroy every rebellion in my heart and help me to submit to Your counsel so I can be Your delight. Help me to yield good fruits with my relationship with You and human beings. All these I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

CFT

Set Free To Serve – Part 3

Your heart must be devoid of anything contrary to righteousness – a sure way by which it can be united with the heart of God. One thing that causes a man not to flourish is unforgiveness, which results from offences. You must therefore train your heart not to dwell on offences but to focus on Jesus, so that you can flourish in your spirit, soul and body.

Matthew 18:7 says, “For offences must come, but woe to that man by whom the offence comes!”

Offences will always be, and will always happen. Looking at your physical body as an example, the teeth can offend the tongue as a result of bite (a kind of offence), and this can happen from time to time. The tongue, as a result of the teeth’s offence, cannot decide to stop feeding the body because the tongue itself needs the teeth for help in carrying out its function of swallowing.
This demonstrates the importance of forgiveness (the tongue has to continually forgive the teeth) and unity to be able to forge ahead and accomplish their tasks.
So it must be with you, as a Christian and your fellow brethren. You must relate to one another with righteous and open heart.

If one flourishes, it must positively affect the other.

The Bible clearly states that one shall chase a thousand and two shall chase ten thousand. (See Deut 32:30; Josh 23:10) Remember, when God blesses you it is not just for your own sake but for His kingdom’s – you are part of the blessing because you are part of His kingdom. His blessing upon you is to enhance His work on earth and to change the perspective of His church, beginning from your domain (local church).

Isaiah 40:18,25-31 say, “With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken Him?” “To whom will you compare Me? Or who is My equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? … … … Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Prayer: O God, arise and fight my battle, arise and fight the cause of my life. Contend with those that contend with my destiny. Contend with every elemental evil spirit, every satanic association set up to hinder me from fulfilling my destiny or being myself on a daily basis. Arise O Lord, and fight my battle.

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You Will Flourish!

“Every bad and ungodly attitudes would only detour anyone from yielding good fruits.”

Such attitudes as anger, adultery, covetousness, evil desires needs to be rid of. You must ensure that your mind is continually cleansed and renewed by the Word – Matthew 1:18-20. You must dedicate yourself wholly to God and He must always have His way in your life, home, family and your will. By allowing this a new man will be born of you and you will have the power to overcome the flesh and every onslaught of the devil. If a man insist in his own ways he will be utterly destroyed, this is affirmed in Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man,but it ends in the way of death”.

“You must be of understanding that not every fruit is delightful to God, therefore, your aim must always be to produce fruits that are delightful to Him.”

God is the source of our righteousness through His strength in us. In Isaiah 40:28 encourages us to trust in the Lord so that we do not grow weary but soar like the eagle. God just wants us to continually do that which is right before him and thus possess the land. Deuteronomy 6:18-19 “Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may in and take over the good land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors, thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the Lord said.”

Prayer: Lord create in me a clean and pure heart and renew a right spirit within me. Purge me of every uncleanness that reside in my heart so that I can flourish in Jesus name.

About My Father’s Business

About My Father’s Business

Luke 2:49 “Why were you searching for me? He asked. Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

Friends, there’s an account in the book of Luke about when Jesus and his parents went to Jerusalem for a feast. The bible says that at a point Joseph and Mary couldn’t find Jesus but finally found him in the temple. When they tried to scold him he told them to their astonishment that he was about his Father’s business.

As joint heirs with Christ, there is need for us to be kingdom-minded. The bible tells us to set our affections on heavenly things. Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor vermin will destroy, and where thieves do not break through in and steal”

It is the things we do in God’s kingdom that REALLY matters. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all other things will be added unto you” Soul-winning is the heartbeat of God. Jesus said “feed my sheep”.

On this glorious day that the Lord has made, ask yourselves the following question today:
AM I A BUSY-BODY IN OTHER PEOPLE’S MATTER OR AM I ABOUT MY FATHER’S BUSINESS?
God knows exactly where the shoe pinches. As you take care of God’s business, he’ll take care of yours!

I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that God will perfect ALL that concerns you. Be blessed in Jesus’ mighty name!

Have a glorious week!

Promises of God

Apostle Alfred Williams
Apostle Alfred Williams

“If you are looking and wondering why God has not yet done that which you are looking forward to, let me assure you that our God is able and so is He unchangeable”.

He does not lie, God will do has He has promised.

Learning to replace the promises of God with lies of the devil is what the lie of Satan is and what besets most believers. When life hits us with some hopeless looking situations, even the strongest will weaver and wonder if God is still on the throne with him. Do you know that even Jesus was at one point in time felt abandoned by His Father as the scriptures tells us in Matthew 27:46.

Be assured that  your LORD and God is the one who has gone ahead of you like a Devouring Fire. He will destroy anything that stands before you and subdue them before you – God will annihilate them as He has promised.

Deuteronomy 1:11 states that “May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised” . He also promised in Isaiah 43:3 to give people in exchange for you because of His love. Get ready to experience that GOD who created Heaven and Earth!

Prayer: Father intervene in my life and do a new thing, do not be quite any more on matters concerning my life in Jesus name.

CFT

Your Promotion

Promotion processes are usually time consuming. However, they are required for the ultimate result.

It is God that wants to lead His children in the pathway of promotion. He has a purpose and a destiny for our lives. Now it is up to us to determine if we become promoted into the plan or position or not. Did you know that you were chosen in Him and not an accident because God foreknew you; (Jeremiah 1:4-5)

It does not matter where we are in life, who we are or what our conditions may currently be, God can and will promote you. Two tests come before promotion; the test of humility found in Proverbs 15:33 and that of faithfulness Matthew 24:45, Matthew 25:21. Are you ready for your promotion? 

Prayer: Father, I banish all forms of laziness preventing me from being ready for my promotion. Lord help me to wake up to the consciousness of your Word in Jesus name.

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What is your Goal for 2013?

John the Baptist had a clear goal to help people prepare their hearts ready for the coming of the Messiah (Jesus Christ) his message was distinct and clear.

“Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)

John in his time, preached from the wilderness and people came to hear him from Jerusalem, Judea and the whole area of Jordan. People did not come to him because of his dressing, look or the food he ate. They came to him because he committed himself to the work of God and not his looks, food (locust & honey) or his dressing.
Make it a point of duty in this new year to commit yourself and your family to the Lord. Therefore let the Word of God dwell richly in you and let His peace rest upon you. (Colossians 3:16-17)

If you observe, obey and do all according to the word herein, then you will do great exploit as John did in his time.

God bless you.

God will supply our needs

The Bible tells us that God will supply our needs, but not all our greed. There is a clear distinction between our need and our wants.
God gives us all we need and not all we want.
God wants you to ask so that HE can give.
God want you to give so that you can receive, He wants you to receive so that you can be joyful and therefore reflect the glory and beauty of Jesus our CHRIST.

“Ask and it will be given to you: seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7

Prayer; Lord make your glory be visible upon me today and enable me to shine in the midst of darkness around me. Amen.