LET US GO TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

Father, I come before you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Lord, you know all things. They are all before you like an open book. Who can hide their heart from your presence and your eye? The deeds of the most clever men are exposed before you. Your omniscience knows know bounds - and if it were not for grace, I would be of all men most terrified. But there is grace, abounding and glorious, poured out upon the weakest of men, and abounding to your glory.
Father, I praise you and I worship you; I thank you for all that you are and all that have done. There is no one like you in Heavens and on the Earth or under the earth. You are the King and there is no other. You are Savior and you share your glory with no one. Father, this day you know me and my great need of grace. Why am I here except that you called the weakest among men, the most ignoble among brothers, and that by your grace, often times, the lesser teaches the greater? That is always my case and I praise you. I worship you. Father, help us today, to the wind with eloquence, to hell with brilliant intellect, Father. Let the truth go forward. Let me be changed that the state of your church be more glorious. I pray for grace upon grace and mercy upon mercy for myself and for those who hear. Help us, Oh God, and we will be helped; and we will boast in that help in Jesus' Name. AMEN!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

THE SOURCE OF MY LIFE - GOD

    
 Let us understand what it means to have the SOURCE and who is the SOURCE. From the beginning of creation we see that God is the source of everything that is existing today and the non existing or in another words the living and the non living. All things that we get to see today have a beginning and an end.  T he beginner himself is God who is the SOURCE that we believe when you have him, you have all the resources as a child of God.
In the beginning of everything God created/formed man of the dust of the ground,and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
Genesis 2:8>And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden;and there he put the man whom he had formed.
The place fixed upon for Adam to dwell in,was not a palace, but a garden. The better we take up with plain things,and the less we seek things to gratify pride and luxury, the nearer we approach to innocency. Nature is content with a little,and that which is most natural;grace with less;but lust craves everything,and is content with nothing.No delights can be satisfying to the soul, but those which God himself has provided and appointed for it. Eden signifies delights and pleasure.
Wherever it was,it had a desirable conveniences,without any inconvenience,though no other house or garden on earth ever was so.It was adorned with every tree pleasant to the sight,and enriched with every tree that yielded fruit grateful to the taste and good for food.God as a tender Father, desired not only man's profit,but his pleasure;for there is pleasure with innocency,nay there is true pleasure only in innocency.When providence puts us in a place of plenty and pleasure, we ought to serve God with gladness of heart in the good things he gives us. Remember that God is the one who loads us daily with his benefits, Psalms 68:19. Eden had two trees peculiar to itself.

1. There was the tree of life in the midst of the garden.
Of this man might eat and live. Christ is now to us The Tree of Life, Revelation 2:7;22:2,and the Bread of Life,John 6:48,51.

 2. There was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,so called because there was a positive revelation of the will of God about this tree,so that by it man might know moral good and evil. What is good then? It good not to eat of this tree. What is evil? It is evil to eat of this tree. In these two trees God set before man good and evil, the blessing and the curse.

Remember that God is the source of all,good and evil but all for his glory. And the LORD God took man, and put him in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Genesis 2:15. God has entrusted to man his glorious riches and he expects us to use it well for the growth of the kingdom.We need therefore to be good stewards of the kingdom.

All boasting was thereby shut out. Only he that made us can make us happy; he that is the Former of our bodies, and the Father of our spirits, and none but he, can fully provide for the happiness of both. Even in paradise itself man had to work. None us were sent into the world to be idle. He that made our souls and bodies he is a worker and therefore expects us his sons and daughters in the kingdom to work,he has given us something to work with;and he that gave us this earth for our habitation, has made us something to work upon. The sons and the heirs of heaven, while in this world,have something to do about this earth,which must have its share of their time and thoughts;and if they do it with an eye to God,they as trully serve him in it,as when they are upon their knees.

Observe that the husbandman's calling is an ancient and honourable calling;it was needful even in paradise.Also there is true pleasure in the business God calls us to, and employs us in.Adam could not have been happy if he had been idle:It is still God's law, He that will not work has no right to eart, 2Thesolonians 3:10
You have the Source and therefore you are able to finance the kingdom.

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