Saturday, March 31, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 NKJV

From the beginning of humankind, man has been seeking something more powerful than his normal ability that he may be able to influence others in an extra-ordinary way. Sin entered in man because he wanted something extra; he wanted to have power of over his own life and in other words to be a boss of himself.

If you will start reading the history of man, starting from one ruler to another who had the great lust of power. At the end of the day they found themselves loosing it all or they got earthly power and fame but they lost their relationship with their Creator, God himself.

Jesus knew in order that His disciple to do the work of the Gospel in this rebellious world, they needed power. He knew they needed something extra which will surpass humans’ standard that they may be able to do the work of God. Before ascending to heaven He promised them that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon them. That power, which Jesus promised them, was the power from God himself which He gave freely to all who believed in Him that they may be able to overcome sin and to live the godly life.

The power of Holy Spirit is still working among believers, and anyone who wants to have it, can have it if he will give his life to Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to lead him in his life. The power of God is unlikely world power, which mainly come from man and devil himself which contains some impurities of sin in it. This power of God can transforms your life, makes you whole, heals you, helps you to understand yourself and other and can help you to have assurance of tomorrow.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. This morning I am asking that you may wash all my sins by your Son’s blood and give me the power of your Holy Spirit that I may be able to overcome sin, to live the godly life and to be a blessing to others by telling them the goodness of you Jesus. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Revelation 2:2-4 NKJV

There are some of us who since our youth we have been faithful to the Lord. We have walked step by step with Him, giving Him a first chance in everything we do. Many people who had seen us for years they know that we were willing to give up everything for just because of Him.

While we were walking with Him we faced traps, wars, persecutions, rejections and every kind of physical and emotional torture. These things built self defense in us, we started having warning alert in us, and we did not trust anybody. The self defense built selfishness inside of us, we started living the life of fear, and we started creating problems in our minds which were not there.

The Gospel changed in our mouths; we started preaching the Gospel of fear instead of the Gospel of peace. The devil had the better of us and made us to lose our first love which we had to the Lord. We lost the ability of loving people, we lost the ability of carrying their burdens, we created enemies in our minds and those people who we thought as our enemies when they wrong us we proved our false imagination.

You have lost your first love. The Bible says, ‘Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp stand from its place—unless you repent. (Rev 2:5). The Lord Jesus wants you to repent and to return to the first fellowship with Him, He knows the battle which your facing but remember He had already declared in His word that the battle is not yours but God's.(2 Chronicles 20:15)

Wake up from your sleep, the Lord is coming soon. You were chosen among many who were called to inherit the kingdom of God (Matthew 22:14). This is your time, this is your day! Remember the old good days and go to them once again and start walk in them. Knowing that love never fails, and love conquers everything including devil himself.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your word. This morning, I am asking that you may forgive me for walking in aggressiveness instead of walking in love. Help me to return in my first love, that I may serve you Lord with gladness and the joy of my salvation. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV

In our modern world which we live today, many people due to the increase of knowledge they have find different ways to replace God or to reduce or alter the truth of the Scriptures. Some of the fellows they have started doubting that if Jesus is the real and if is the only way to heaven.

We have seen many who call themselves Christians, but compromising the gospel of Jesus. Some of the people they even tried to modify the Bible and they wrote their own Bible according to their own wishes. The Apostle Paul said about these people in 1 Timothy 4:1,'Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.'

The devil is working hard day and night while plainly knowing his time is short. He is deceiving many to follow the common way of the world which the Bible calls it the broad way. He is trying to preach through his wicked servants to people and even believers that the narrow way i.e. God's way; it’s very complicated way and if you will follow it, you will end lacking the freedom which you will have in the broad way.

The devil is the liar, and the Bible says, 'When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it, John 8:44c. There is enough freedom and liberty in Christ, you need to stop listening the lies of the devil through media and internet. If you want to know the truth start reading your own Bible and going to the Holy Spirit filled Church which preach the gospel of truth near your local area and you will know the all truth about Jesus which will set you free.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

JEHOVAH God, I thank you for your Word. Please help me to follow the way of the truth that I may be able to enter into the narrow gate. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
John 16:33 AMP

There are things which may happen to our lives and give us good reason to give up or run away. There are some of us who have trusted Jesus since our youth and it came a time in life which we lost our confidence in Him after facing some of the life difficult moments.

May be you have been diagnosis with a certain deadly disease, if not you it can be your loved one. You have been fighting with that particular disease in fasting and prayer and you went to all specialists you know but still it seems as heavens are brass before your eyes.

Some of our brethren since they got married, they have been praying for a child and up to now many years have passed away without any hope of having one soon. You may have been lost your job and now you are trying to find another job for months now without any success; and every time you look behind you find the whole family is looking at you as their main provider.

Do not give, Jesus said, ''In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world''. I want to encourage you today, even if the doctors said there is nothing else they can do just seat and wait for a miracle. The good news is this, our God is a miracle working God, and regardless the economic crisis which we are facing now just has faith that God has reserved a job chance for you somewhere.

Good is good, God will make a way where seems to be no way. Have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, do not concentrate in looking the biggest of your problem but keep looking the biggest of your God. God is on His way to do a miracle in your life, be of good cheer because He overcame the world just for you.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. This time, I am putting all my trust in you. I will focus in trusting on your mercies and grace and I won't be troubled by my present circumstances. Now I know my destiny is determined by you and nothing will change your plan for me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 NKJV

May be you have received a bad news today, things went wrong in your way and you have lost your happiness of a day. Someone out there may have just received the news of a loved one who is sick, may be you have received the letter from your employer telling you that you have been led off from the company.

May be within this week you have heard that the couple who you admired for long time now, they are filing for divorce. There are some people who have received the letter of debts and bills in their mail boxes which they can't pay them all for now.

For those who are parents- may be you have heard your teenager child is engaging himself in peer groups and this made him to perform poorly in the class. For those who are student may be recently you have received a bad report from your school that you have failed a certain class and you have to repeat it once again.

I don't know which bad news you have heard but what I know is that God is good all the time. The Bible says all things work together for good for those who love God. No matter what a bad news you have heard, the God news is that God is in control and He is going to help you to overcome whatsoever situation you are in now for His glory. God is the God of Good news, He is going to change the actual picture of your situation and all things will turn just to be alright.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the bad news which I have heard. I know you are the God of Good news and not bad ones. I surrender my situation into your hands; I believe that all things will work together for good for me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Great peace have those who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble.
Psalm 119:165 NKJV

You may be having someone in your right now, who offends you in his actions towards you or other people. This person may be doing or saying things which make you to find yourself talking bad things about him always.

Some of these offenders are pastors, church leaders, bosses or even friends and close relatives; who are always doing something wrong and tempt you to start discussing their faults.

The Apostle Paul in the book of Philippians 4:6-7 he said, ''Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Do not continue feeling bad for what certain person does to you and others; instead always when you hear a bad report concerning him, kneel down and pray that God may change him and give you peace and the wisdom to live with him.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Dear God, I thank you for your Word. Help me to forgive those who offend me and give me wisdom to live with them in godly way. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5 NKJV

You may be among of the people who since their childhood they were described as the trouble makers. When you were in school you were among of the few who faced teachers in each new day because you were making troubles. In your family they did not understand you due to your frequent misunderstandings with your relatives.

Today, you may be facing the same situation. Everywhere you go, you have been noticed as the trouble maker, no one takes you seriously because they believe you don't have something good to share than trouble itself.

I have a good news for you, your name is about to change from trouble maker to peace maker. The Bible says, “if any one lacks wisdom let him pray”. This means if you were having trouble in dealing with your behavior and rejecting yourself because of your background. The Word of God tells us to pray that God may give us wisdom.

Trouble maker to peace maker, everything is possible for those who believe. If you will pray for wisdom, God is going to give you knowledge and understanding on how you can be able to live with people and exercise your gifts among them without causing any sense of insecurity.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. I am asking that you may give me wisdom to live with every kind of people in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:20-21 NIV

Have you ever thought that the way you are now, is the result of your words which you spoke about yourself in the past? If you spoke greatness out of your lips, your life came to be like the way you spoke in those days. Those who said to themselves that they were nobody, they can't achieve anything good in the future; they gained what they said.

The Bible says,'' A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth ''. If you will speak positive things concerning your life and future it will going to happen as you confessed. In the same way, if you will believe in negatives, defeats, rejection and discouragements. You will experience the same things in all the days of your life.

You can start making the good use of your tongue. You can start speaking life in things which are dead, speaking peace in the midst of your wars, speaking prosperity in the day of your adversity, speaking hope in the middle of discouragements and victory in the day of your defeat.

Things are going to change in your life; the devil won't have a chance of using the words of your mouth as the weapon of your defeat. Change the use of your tongue today, God is going to bless what you will bless and your life won't be the same again.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. I am asking that you may help me to use my tongue effectively as you intended it to be used from the beginning. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Our fathers trusted in You;
They trusted, and You delivered them.
They cried to You, and were delivered;
They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
Psalm 22:4-5 NKJV

It may happen that each day when we read the Word of God, someone may start thinking that what He reads happened only to the people in the past and now it’s just like a good story book or some kind of literature. The God who the Bible is talking about from Genesis to Revelation; He is the God who created the world and everything in it and He put man to be a master of everything.

As long as the man lives in this world, God the creator will never be retired. The Bible says this present earth will pass and all in it including the man in a nature of sin and God will bring forth new earth where He will have fellowship with men forever and ever Amen.

God who did great things to our Fathers in the Bible, still He can do for you today because is not retired. He still called the husband of the widows, still we call Him the Father of the Fatherless, still we call Him the healer of the broken hearted, still is the God of miracles and wonders. He gave wisdom to Solomon and still He gives it to everyone who will ask Him diligently.

Our God is still in the same saving Business, which He did to save His people from sin through the cross. He still does the same work of deliverance from the power of darkness, addictions and every kind of oppression and bondage from the devil. Our God is a good God, He doesn’t have expire date, He don't subjected into limitations and still is the one who you can trust.

Open your heart for Him this morning; tell Him what you need Him to do for you my friend. He is faithful God, He can deliver you right now and set you flee from all your fears and give you enough peace to move on with your life with boldness knowing that all things work together for good for those who love God.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your long everlasting love. This morning, I am giving you all my cares and burdens which I have and I trust that you are going to do something new in me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Then the servants of the king of Syria said to him, “Their gods are gods of the hills. Therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them in the plain, surely we will be stronger than they
1 Kings 20:23 NKJV

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. God fought for the sons of Israelites in all wars which they faced both in the mountains and in the valleys. He showed Himself faithful to all people who went before Him with all of their hearts.

God of the mountain is still God in the valley. The God of your past is still God in your present and will be God in your future. I have seen people brought down, discouraged, hurt and rejected by people and most of the time betrayed by their close friends. These people had no hope of tomorrow but the hour they decided to turn their cares to Jesus, their lives had never been the same.

You may be passing in difficult situation right now in life; God who fights for you since your childhood even if you did not know Him is the same God who will fight for you if you will give Him a chance. The God who took care of you in the days of your prosperity is the one who will take care of you in the hour of your temptation. Be encouraged, our God is an awesome God, our God is faithful God, He can do exceedingly and abundantly than we ask and we can imagine according to the power that works in us.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Dear God, now I know you are the God both in my mountain and valley. Please help me to overcome all my present life chaos according to your power in Christ Jesus. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 
Jude 1:3 NKJV

 Contend means to strive in opposition or against difficulties; to compete, as in a race, to strive in controversy or debate- dispute. When the Bible says contend for the faith it means to fight for the victory which Jesus gave us on the cross.

In the world which we are living today, there are many things which can drive someone out of the faith if he will not be willing to risk his life for the sake of his faith in Christ. We have heard many who were willing to kill, steal and destroy for the sake of wealth. Some cheated in their marriages that they make get good position in their jobs or they chose to obey the lust of the fresh rather than God.

There are many doctrines out there which teach people that Jesus is not the only way to the Father, some they centered in the prosperity which is not bad but they forget to teach people concerning the power and importance of the cross for us who are called by the name of Christ and hence make the church to have less power than what Jesus intended to have.

Contend for the faith; do not let anything take away what you have believed in all these years. The Bible says the world and its lust will one day pass away but who fear the Lord will abide forever and ever amen. Like the way Moses denied to delight himself with passing pleasure of sins in Egypt and instead he decided to suffer affliction with the people of God. May the Lord help you to fight for your faith and stand on your guard knowing that He is coming soon to His Father and don't let anyone take away your crown.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me and give me the gift of salvation. I am asking that you may give me courage and power to fight against sin in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man

The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9 NKJV

Every time when I start thinking about the mighty and amazing work of God in my life, and the life of other people before us I get a reason to say I believe there is more in God.

Enoch pleased God before he translated that he should not see death, God warned Noah concerning the thing not seen as yet, moved with fear Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house. Sarah was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, he offered up Isaac knowing that God was able to raise Him up, even from dead. Hebrews 11

All these people believed there was more in God. Their faith made a room for God to do exceedingly and abundantly than more they had in mind in their days. What problem do you have in life right now? In God there is more than that solution of your problem. If you will trust in God for a miracle, be sure that He is going to do than what you can think and imagine today.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. I am asking that you may open my spiritual eyes that I may be able to see more in life according to the power that works in me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.