Friday, November 26, 2010

Showers of Blessing

“For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever” Exodus 14:13.

The Lord had seen the oppression of His people in Egypt and called forth Moses who was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law. God had all the plans before-hand to deliver His people from Egypt to bring them to a good and large land flowing with milk and honey.

For the past two weeks I have been going through very tough times at my workplace. At times it is really hard to bear and I keep wondering, “Why are they doing this to me?” And let me tell you, this is not the first time I am going through all of this. It keeps repeating all the time. And I say to myself,”Oh no, not again!” So what I did is to talk to my God and He replied as usual, “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10. Things started changing when I spoke to God about my problems. I did not do anything on my own as it is written in Romans 12:19 “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

If you are going through tough times, do not worry. God is in control. The Lord says, “And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 15:20). Let me tell you, things started to change for me. God is good all the time for His children. You will not see the people who put you through tough times. Psalm 30:15 tells us, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” As the Lord did to the Egyptians He is going to deal with the people who create problems for you. Please do not be discouraged.

The Word says, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry” Psalm 34:15.

Be Blessed!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Showers of Blessing

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away” Matthew 24:35

Our Lord Jesus Christ has given us His “Word which is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it” Deuteronomy 30:14, Romans 10:8. We will be blessed by spending time reading the Word of God whereby “His word will be hidden in our hearts that we might not sin against Him” Psalm 119:11.

God’s Word will start penetrating deep into us which does the pruning in our lives that we may bear more fruit. Hebrews 4:12 tell us, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.” John 8:31 and “if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death” John 8:51. “His word is truth” John 17:17 and “Every word of God is pure” Proverbs 30:5 and “The Word of our God stands forever” Isaiah 40:8.

As we learn from the parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-15 let us be the good ground on which the seed(“The seed is the word of God” Luke 8:11) fell and “having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.”

So let us be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves James 1:22.

“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” Col 3:16.

Be blessed!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Showers of Blessing

“And the Lord heard it.” Numbers 12:2

Numbers 12 deals with the dissension of Aaron and Miriam against Moses. As we read the whole chapter we see that God did not have a problem with Moses. But it was Aaron and Miriam who had a problem. Numbers 12:1 tells us, “Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. So they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also? And the Lord heard it.” The Lord’s anger aroused against Miriam and she became leprous, as white as snow (Numbers 12:10). Miriam’s accusation against Moses affected Miriam as well as the Israelite camp (Numbers 12:15)

God never wanted anyone to accuse His servant because Moses was chosen by the Lord to lead His people to a land flowing with milk and honey. We read of Moses as “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth Numbers 12:3.

In Numbers 16 we see Korah, Dathan, Abiram and On rebel against Moses and Aaron. We see that God only spoke to Moses about His plan. That must have really provoked this group. They accuse Moses in Numbers 16:13, “that you should keep acting like a prince over us?” The result of the rebellion can be seen in Numbers 16:31,”Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.”

Rebellion can be seen during these days too. Mostly we see it in the church, when believers unite against Pastors who have really struggled to build up the church. We must know that Men of God are anointed people of God and conspiring against them will really end up in deep trouble. Let us leave them alone, for God will speak to them if anything has gone wrong in their lives. Who are we to judge Men of God? But we can do one thing which is to pray for them.

1 Samuel 15:23 says, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” Let us not be rebellious against God and His anointed.

Be blessed!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Showers of Blessing

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

We read in 2 Chronicles 29:1 that King Hezekiah started his reign in Jerusalem at the age of twenty five. The first thing he did when he came to power was to clean and repair the temple of the Lord. He saw with his own eyes what had come upon Judah and Jerusalem because his fathers forsook the Lord and did evil in the eyes of the Lord. King Hezekiah restored the temple worship and brought Judah back to the Lord.

During these days, we find the same kind of people who are far from the Lord and who do not keep His ways. I have always felt sad at the plight of such people and it always reminded me that we have a greater responsibility to bring back the people and the nation as a whole to God. Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”

I pray that whoever reads this message should start praying for his country and for the whole world. We need born again children of God at the helm of every country. Let us pray that every person repent and come to the Lord. As we read in Amos 5:4 “For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: Seek Me and live.” Let us “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face forevermore.” Psalm 105:4

In 2 Chronicles 30:12 we read, “Also the hand of God was on Judah to give them singleness of heart to obey the command of the king and the leaders, at the word of the Lord.” I pray that we all unite together, irrespective of which country we belong, to pray for the nations and its leaders that they govern their nations with wisdom from God. We have the responsibility to bring back our nation to prosperity. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, ”If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Be Blessed!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Showers of Blessing

“Do you want to be made well?” John 5:6

We read in John 5:1-15 how a man who was a paralytic for thirty-eight years was miraculously healed by Jesus. I have always thought that this man must have been put by the pool in Jerusalem by his relatives for a miracle healing. During the earlier years of his stay by the pool he must have desperately tried to get into the pool as soon as the angel stirred up the water to be healed. But over the years, the man must have lost his hope to get healed and stayed there for thirty-eight years. Now this position by the pool has become a comfort zone for him. He must have thought, “If I get out of this place I need to go back to my family, but a bigger problem is awaiting me there and that is I need to work for a living. The sympathy will end and the relatives will find me a job seeing that I am healed.”

Being beside the pool the man must have been a hindrance for others to get healed. Knowing he was there for quite a long time Jesus asked him, “Do you want to be made well?” The answer was not a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but he said there is none to put him into the pool when the water is stirred up. That was an irrelevant answer to Jesus, the mighty healer which made Him say, “Rise, take up your bed and walk” (verse 8).

Jesus the healer is standing beside you right now. You can ask Him for the healing. Let the power of Jesus enter your body and heal you. Thank Jesus for the healing. He does not want you to be sick.

If the Lord is taking you out of your comfort zone today, do not be troubled, be ready - you are on the verge of a promotion.

Be Blessed.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Showers of Blessing

Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Matthew 15:28

These are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ who was moved by the words of faith of a Canaanite woman. Jesus knew she had great faith which resulted in a miracle. We read in Matthew 9:29 that two blind men were crying out and followed Jesus to be healed of their blindness. Jesus healed them when those replied that they believed He was able to heal them. Jesus says, “According to your faith let it be to you.” All miracles, signs and wonders occur by faith. I have seen people getting instantly healed when we pray for them. The things which are impossible or even unbelievable in the natural realm becomes a reality when you simply believe that it is going to happen.

We read in Habakkuk 2:4 Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith. It is simply true that the just shall live by his faith. Everything depends upon our faith. The larger the faith, the more miracles, signs and wonders happen in your life. There is no limit for our faith. Hold on to the promises God has given us in His Word and we can see supernatural miracles happening in our lives. People will be wonderstruck by the blessings of the Lord in our lives.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Believe Jesus Christ can do wonders in your life if you believe and diligently seek Him. Nothing is impossible for the Lord.

Be blessed!