Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5 NIV

John the Revelator, the Apostle of love was the disciple who the Bible says Jesus loved Him when He was in the His fresh in this world (John 21:20-21). Apostle John came to grow in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and all his letters where full of love, joy and encouragement to his readers that Jesus was the light which sent into the World to overcome darkness.

God is light, in him there is no darkness at all. Darkness came as the result of man fall and disobedience against God, this darkness brought fear and terror to man. In darkness is where all evil forces where found, Satan himself dwelt in the darkness and his is there till this time. Darkness covered the world and no man was able to see the light, all needed a light to be able to see.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly, (Rom 5:6). In a right time when were without strength the light came and died for us; this made us to have a chance to see a light and experience God's love and forgiveness from that old rugged cross. Darkness flew away from His presence and all who believed in Jesus walked in the light and darkness had no dominion over their lives anymore.

This morning, the same God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, wants to make His light to shine over your life. This God wants to set you free from all the power of darkness, He will do that if you will open your heart to Him and ask him to reveal Himself as the light in your life.

No sickness, no disease, no curse, no evil spirit which can stand against the light. Whether is witchcraft, poverty, unforgiveness or hatred can stand against the light. Jesus is the light, He is the Savior of this world. Submit yourself to Him this morning and let Him do the rest in your life.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Heavenly Father, I thank You for your light. Now am asking that You may allow your light to shine over my problems in life, that the darkness which has covered me may free away from your presence.In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Matthew 9:35-38 NIV

It may happen you had a calling of God since you were a child. Many times God has called you, confirm it through different people and circumstances in your life but you have been neglecting to obey the voice of God. Some before going to collage to study those things which you are doing now, you heard the voice of God directing you to do study another field which would help you in the things which God you to do in life.

Some until now we still hear a voice inside of us, speaking loud and clear that God wants us in the ministry. Being in the middle of your carrier, having dreams in life. Fear of losing financial security and the fear of being taken from our comfort zone; these are the ones which make us to opt continue doing what we are doing avoid taking to much risk which will take us away from our good lives. Jesus said,''“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

There is another group of aged people, who some are in their late thirties, forties, and fifties and e.t.c; who now they start regretting that they are too late, they can not serve God in that kind of age. Some they wish they would be born again when they were younger that they could have time to save Him more. The devil has used this as an excuse of keeping them away precious people of God from ministry and as the result we find our selves lacking enough workers to harvest.

This morning, I want to encourage you that it doesn't matter the age which you have. Jeremiah was called when he was in his early twenties, it is believed he was 21, 22. Moses was called when he was 75 years so do Abraham. We see Saul converted and later called Paul while he was  an aged man, we see Simon Peter, Matthew, Luke, James and many others who Jesus called them in their middle ages and they did a wonderful work in the Kingdom of God.

Do not give a room to a Satan, do not let him to keep you away from fulfilling the purpose which God gave you. There are people out there who are waiting for you that they may hear the Good News of the Gospel from you and be saved. It's not to late, use whatever time is left in God's timeline of your life to tell someone that heaven is real and hell is real too. Tell someone about Jesus today, and God is going to bless you for your obedience.

****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.Lord today I say YES to your call that I may be your witness in this life. I will do whatever you want me to do and go whenever you will send me for the sake of your kingdom.In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 9:23 NKJV

How will  the world be now if Jesus wouldn't die on the cross? there wold be any Christians? Would we had churches? would we had Holy Spirit whom we have now?. Just imagine where would us who we once were sinners could be? Would we be able to  put our praise on and glorify God in our spirits? Would mankind be able to discover a way to overcome sin? Would he be able to find a cure for it or just at least a solution? Just think and imagine a little bit how do you think things would be?

Jesus on His way to Calvary, twelve hours before his crucifixion on the garden of Gethsemane the Bible says he faced a strong resistance from His own fresh. He wished that He could prevent to go on the cross; He prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42). Later the Angel came and strengthened Him (ve.43), and He continued with the journey of our salvation and through His obedience to the will His Father, He saved us from sin and hell.

This morning I got a BIG time point to share with you. You may be passing in a certain situation in life right now; there are times which you wished you could just give up and leave everything behind and go on with your life without any commitments. May be you have asked God to take away that cup which you are drinking right now, you told Him that you have gone through enough and you don't want to face anything more and if He will allow more to come,you will even stop trusting Him.

If Jesus would give up there on the garden of Gethsemane and decided to call twelve legions of Angels to come to help Him against the Romans soldiers who came to arrest Him(Matthew 26:52-54). This would mean, we would continue living in our sins, there would be no hope in this world. We would be in the danger of spending the eternity in hell, the devil would continue to enslave mankind cause there would be no Savior and the Church to take authority against him. In short the world, my life, your life and everything which we can see by our eyes would be a living hell.

I have a good news for you this morning, God has sent me to tell you, ''He knows that you are tired, He knows that you wish to give up and your way seems to be very long; but as He sent an Angel to strengthen Jesus while He was heading to Calvary. He will send an Angel to strengthen you while you are carrying that cross of yours. God will give you new strength, don't give up because through your obedience of doing what you are doing  right now. Many will get to know God and glorify His name through your life. 

****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. Lord I'm asking that You may give me new strength to carry on my daily cross and follow You faithful.In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 NKJV

Paul was one of the great Apostle of all time. His name changed from Saul to Paul, after his conversion on the Damascus road(Acts 9:1-9).He wrote different powerful Epistles which were letters written to the churches during that time. God used Paul to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles like me and you and through his endless efforts we came to know our Lord Jesus Christ.

He wrote in the book of Philippians 4:4, Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice. He taught the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord, to rejoice in the Lord of their salvation not when they were in fellowship with the believers alone but always in every season of their lives.

The Psalmist David knew the secret of rejoicing, in each new day he rejoicing in the Lord his God. He knew if the Lord was kind enough to allow him to see another new day, that means He had a plan in store for him. He knew that God had something in mind and that why He allowed David to see another new day.

God has a plan for you. He has something in mind just for you; that's why He has allowed you to see this day. He has intended something supernatural for you today, He don't want today to be like some other old days of yours which all things were just the same. He wants you to start rejoicing and thanking Him for the gift of life and for the chance to see a new day.

When we rejoice in our difficulties, we make Satan weak. When we praise God for the things which 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 Cor 2:9). We declare our end before the beginning, we declare our victory before the end of the war.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord please teach me to rejoice in each new day which you will give me while knowing that You have a good plan in store for me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
   where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1 NIV

Psalm 121 is one of the fifteen psalms, chapters 120-134 which begin with the Word," A song of Ascents''.Many interpretation are given to these psalms but here are few of them. These psalms were sung by the Jews who ascended from Babylon to Israel in the times of Ezra the Scribe.These psalms were sung by the Jews when they would "ascend" to visit the Holy Temple three times annually for the festivals.These psalms praise, exult and "elevate"God.

The Psalmist David, sung these songs. In his dark hours, these songs lifted him up and he became victories over his foes. One time the greatest Christian thinker ever lived, St. Augustine of Hippo said,''He who sings, prays twice."  The Latin cited for this is "Qui bene cantat bis orat" or "He who sings well prays twice"

King David was a singer, he praised God in every time he got a chance and his life was full of praises to his Creator. David used his gift of singing to pray, while he was singing well before his God; his prayers were answered in awesomely ways. He knew that God was his help and he knew that there was no where to go to get the grace in the time of need but only God was the help.

This morning, you may be having issues and difficulties in some areas of your life. May be you have tried to ask help from friends before but they let you down.Some we have been busy seeking solutions of our problems by watching different programs on Television, studying different materials but we did not get what we needed inside.

I just have one word for you this morning, ''God is your help''. God is the one who can set you free from that addiction which you are struggling with, God is the one who can meet your financial needs and make you to live a debt free life. God is the one who can give you a right spouse. God can give you children, joy and peace in your heart.

Start praising Him today, start singing his praises. Tell all people that His Name endures forever. Forget about your situation and focus on lifting Him up as David did during that time; and He will come down and meet all your needs.

****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. Lord am asking that you may teach my heart to run into you in the time of my need; that I may get mercy and grace from You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:7-10 NIV

God is omniscient, which means that God knows all thing which can be known,past, present and future. The word omniscient means one having all knowledge, that's why we call Him Omniscient God.(Psalm 147:4-5, 33:13,Acts 15:18,Romans 4:17,Isaiah 46:10,)

This means God knows what you sow right now and He knows what you will reap in the future. The Bible says whoever sows in the flesh will reap destruction;  meaning whoever will live the life of sin will end up reaping death.It continues by saying whoever sows  in the spirit, which means whoever live his life by the leading of the Holy Spirit will reap eternal life in Christ Jesus. This shows that our lives is all about sowing and reaping, so the question comes which place are you sowing now?

The Bible continues to tell us that if we sow good deeds to others, when a proper time comes we shall reap a harvest if we do not give up. Here the Bible gives us the important principle that   we not should do good deeds on Sundays,  when we are in a fast, before people or when we feel like doing them but we should do them every time we get a chance; and we should not do them only to people we know but also to the people who we do not know.

This morning, I want to remind you that whatsoever you are sowing right now, be sure that the harvest of it is coming. The Omniscient God brought this subject to you today, because He knows your future. He wants you to consider your sowing that you may get a good harvest.Stop giving Satan a chance to ruin your future by living in the fresh, stop judging others because if you do that one day you will be also judged the same.

This is the time to sow good deeds, to speak good words of faith for your future. This is the time to pray as ever before for the lost ones that we may have many harvest in the kingdom of God. This is the time of proclaiming the Gospel to every creature that they may be delivered from the power of Satan and sin. The choice is yours, you can sow for your advantage or for your destruction but in all things, be sure that the harvest is coming.

****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. Lord am asking that You may give me wisdom in this time of sowing, that I may have a good harvest which will glorify your Name ooh Lord.In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 8:22 AMP

We all know that before the farmer gets his harvest there is an important period which he needs to undergo which is called  a seed time. This is a time where a farmer plant his seeds into the ground, he plants as many as he can that he may get a good harvest. The farmer does this by faith, without knowing for sure which seed will give more than others but what he real knows is this, all seeds which he has planted will give out good crops during the harvest time.

Most of us like to talk about the importance of harvest time, but we don't what for sure to know the importance of a seed time. Many of us like to reap but we don't want to plant, most of us like to receive but we run away when the time of giving comes (Acts 20:35). The Bible puts it clear that,''To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven''. It continue by saying, ''A time to plant and a time to harvest''.Ecclesiastes 3:1,2b

If the Bible says there are two seasons which are a time to plant (sowing) and a time to harvest. It means you will not be able to get the second season in your life if you will skip the first season. These two goes together, and they need each other. Many of us have skipped the first season of planting, and now we are blaming God that He did not do anything in our situations but we forgot that we needed to plant something before we could reap anything. 

This morning, God has sent me to tell you,'' This is your seed time''. All what you have been believing God to do one day in your life, this is the time to plant for their harvest. If you need a God fearing husband or wife, this is the time for you to sow earnest prayers to the Lord while knowing that He is the one who can bring that kind of person in your life. Some have been believing God for financial blessings, this is the time of sowing your finances that you may reap finances too in the future.

While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. These process are reversible, they come and go. Start sowing your seeds this morning, start praying for your future today, start declaring and decreeing victory in your life's battles now. Whatsoever you will sow by faith from today be sure that the harvest will come back to you one day.

****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. Lord I come against with the spirit of greed in me, which cause me to eat even the seeds which I suppose to sow in the Name of Jesus. Lord I'm asking that You may help me to start to be a cheerful sower from this moment, in Jesus' Name, Amen.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.

Hebrews 11:11-12 NIV

Sarah was 90 years old when she bore Isaac, this age is scientific impossible for a woman of that age to have a child. In a normal condition we can say having a child for a woman being more than 45 years it's very dangerous which may cause death to that particular person.

God has passed scientific reasoning, went beyond our human understanding and our normal experiences in life; when He allowed that old lady who the Bible says she was past childbearing age to have a son. When you start meditating on this, you will understand that God is never too late or too early in your situation. God never comes too soon or too late, but comes just in time.

Sarah was a mother in the age of 90 but she rejoiced because God had wept our her tears.She had a same joy which found to young age woman having a baby in a proper time. If God did it to Sarah, He can do it for you too. If God fulfilled the promise which He gave to Abraham, He can fulfill yours too. If God was faithful in the past, He doesn't change so He is still faithful even to this day.

This morning, Lord has sent me to tell you this,''What you have been believing God to do for you, what you have been praying to happen all this time in your life, ''It's coming". Do not lose heart and walk away from God. When it comes to Him, it's never too late or too soon; our God is always on time. 

****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. Lord I'm asking that You may give me strength to do your will in my life and to trust you for the impossible because you are the one who can make the impossible to be possible.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
    who, O Lord, could ever survive?

But you offer forgiveness,
    that we might learn to fear you.

Psalm 130:3 NLT

There are many gods in this world.Some are found in the seas, some in the air, others in trees, others in caves and mountains but today I will talk about my God. I will tell you about the God who created the heavens and earth and everything which is in it. This God created human being according to His own image and likeness( Genesis 1:26). This God is a merciful God and I say again is the God of mercies.

Some gods which humans worship are the gods of wars, others are the gods of rain, gods of wood, gods of the tribes and clans. These gods are being offered the sacrifices of blood and most of the time it is the blood of a man and they are being worshiped in fear  but not in love. My God is a good God who sent Jesus Christ as the lamb to be slaughter for the sins of this world.

The Psalmist David said, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever stand? David knew how other gods treated their folks who sinned against them. The punishment of sin to those gods was death without any discussion. The Bible calls Satan as the god of this world (2 Cor 4:4); this god offers the reward of eternal death to all  those who saved him faithful but my God, the God of Jesus Christ offers the reward of eternal life to all who saved Him faithful.

This morning, I want to remind you to meditate on this;'' If God would kept the record of your sins, would you be here until now?'' God offers forgiveness of sins that we may learn to fear Him. He wants us to worship Him in the spirit and truth by considering His love which He showed there on the old ragged cross.He is nothing like Satan who the Bible calls Him the enemy of all what is right in the sight of God.

If you will start meditate on what God has done for you, His  great mercies which kept you alive until this day. That day you were sick and all people knew that you would die but God intervened and made you whole. Thinking about those days you gave up, and you wanted just to die and God sent His word through His servants and you came alive again. You will always have the reason to praise, worship and love God from the depths of your heart.

****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. Lord I'm asking through the blood of your precious Son Jesus, that You may teach my heart to always cherish and remember what you have done to me there on the cross. Teach me to love You that I may worship you in reverent fear.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:2-4 NIV

Food is any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth. Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights, and he was hungry and Satan whom the Bible terms him as a tempter, came to tempt him. The tempter wanted Jesus to change stones to become bread but Jesus quoting the Deuteronomy he says, ''It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.(Deuteronomy 8:3)

God fed the Israelites in the wilderness with manna from heaven to show them that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word which proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. God gave them different kind of food which the Bible calls it manna apart from their normal bread which their fore fathers did not know and through that manna they made to a promised land. This was to show them that they were not need to eat bread  alone which was the food they know in order to live; but in order for them to have life they needed to hear a word from the LORD.

When God said a man should not live by bread alone; He meant a man should live by both physical food and spiritual food. In other words the life of a man needs both food which will help him to have external and internal growth and life. The word from the LORD is a food for our spirit, a body need a physical food but our spirits need a word.

Some of us have been asking ourselves these questions,''why am not seeing any noticeable changes in me? why am living a powerless life? why am facing heavy battles in the spirit? why I keep sinning the same sins all over and over again? why I lost the zeal for God? why I lost my faith in God? why I don't love people as before? why am living a prayerlessness life?

This morning, the LORD has sent me to tell you,'' You have been facing all those things because you are weak in the spirit. The devil has taken away your appetite of eating the food of the spirit which is the word of God and hence you became weak. The LORD wants you to know, as the way a physical body without food gets weak; it's the same to the spiritual man without the word he gets weak. Pull up your socks and start feeding your spirit with the word; and you will find yourself able to do all things which God said you will do in His word.

****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. Lord I'm asking that that you may create in me an appetite in me to eat my spiritual food, a desire to study your word daily in my life. In order that I can live a life of power and fire.In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


After this, Yeshua traveled about from town to town and village to village, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. With him were the Twelve,  and a number of women who had been healed from evil spirits and illnesses — Miryam (called Magdalit), from whom seven demons had gone out;  Yochanah the wife of Herod’s finance minister Kuza; Shoshanah; and many other women who drew on their own wealth to help him.

Luke 8:1-3 CJB

Here we see the ministry of Jesus while He was still in this world. His ministry was accompanied with power and manifestation of miracles, signs and wonders from God through His precious Spirit. We see the record of Mary Magdalene out of whom came seven demons and other bunches of women who had been healed from evil spirits and illnesses.

Since these people were touched by Jesus, it was not difficult for them to give all what they had in their power to support the work and ministry of Jesus. Some spent a lot of money that they can be healed but they ended selling all they had but they did not get the solution of their problems but when Jesus came He made them whole.

It was a wonderful, abnormal experience to them. Mary Magdalene was a harlot before she met Jesus, but when Jesus touched her, she became a new creation, all her past was passed away and behold she became a new person. This shows how Jesus can transform someone from the being a slave of sins to a child of Most High God. 

The Bible says in Hebrew 13:8,''Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever''.
As He touched the twelve disciples, those women with Mary Magdalene, seventy two whom he sent to preach the Gospel, Five thousand who he fed them by five loaves of barley bread and two fish. He can touch you too this morning. He touched sick people and they were healed, He touched who were possessed by demons and they were set free and when He touched sinners, they received Him and they were saved from their sins.

He wants to touch you too. He has been waiting for this moment, it may be your last hour and if you miss this touch you will then heading to the journey of no return. His can touch your weakness and gives you strength, He can touch your illness and give you health, He can touch your bondage and give you freedom, He can touch your sins, wash them away by His blood and make you to become the child of God. He can touch your finance and provide all your needs according to His riches. He is waiting for you to say where you need your touch in your life and He will touch you according to your need.

****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. Lord Jesus am asking that You may touch me in these areas of my life(.....mention them....). Thank You for your touch I believe I have received it according to my need and more than I have asked. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Matthew 11:12 NKJV

John the Baptist was the greatest prophet in the Old Testament than Moses who was prophesied by prophet Malachi as the coming messenger. Malachi said this messenger would tun the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers. He came in the Spirit of Elijah and proclaimed the arrival of Messiah who is Jesus to the people of Israel during that time.(Malachi 3:1,4:6)

Later Jesus while John the Baptist was in prison, He taught that the Law and Prophets climaxed to John, since then the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached and everyone is pressing to enter into it. This means that the kingdom was not for lazy and weak people who do not want to pay a price needed to enter the kingdom.

In the days of Jesus, the news about the kingdom got resistance from religious leaders of that time. They discriminated all people who agreed with the Gospel and many of them were killed and suffers a lot for the sake of the Gospel. John was put in prison and later killed because he rebuked The great king Herod Antipas who had relationship with his brother's wife, ( Mark 6:14-29)

Today, some of us we are facing opposition from our families, friends, church religious members, unbelievers, governments and medias for the sake of the Gospel. When it comes what is written in the Bible is different with what you are facing now in life, there by your faith is being tested. You may start having second thoughts on what the Bible says about you and look for compromising option.

This morning, I want to encourage you that the kingdom of God is taken by force. The devil will use every weapon of discouragement to force you retreat. God wants you to continue with your journey of salvation in Jesus, light is our momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond our comparison,( 2 Cor 4:17). Hallelujah, what a truth is this!

Do not leave Jesus because a boyfriend said he will not marry you if you will not sleep with him first, there is more important than marriage in life and if he will leave you just rejoice and be happy because it's better to deny yourself now and be accepted by God later. It's sad to accept the life of sin now and later to be rejected by God. The kingdom of God is near, Jesus will be coming soon to take His church, keep pressing on and continue being strong in the Lord in order when He comes, He may take you too with Him to His Fathers house in Heaven.

****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. Lord am asking that You may help me to continue being faithful to You, no matter what trial will come to take me away from your precious Word and kingdom. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone’s secret life.

Romans 2:16 NLT

Secret by definition is something not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others: "a secret plan" or we can say is something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others: "a state secret". All of us have secret in our lives,we have somethings which we do not wish people to know them or understand them from us. Every family, ethnic  groups or even a country have certain secrets which they do not wish to share with anyone outside.

Some secrets are not bad secrets because they distinguish us from others for example, trade companies have some secret which used as the device or a formula which gives a manufacturer advantage over competition. In the mean time there some secrets which we wish that no man would know them; because they contain some things which are not good to humanity but we deceive ourselves because God knows all things.

The Bible says that in the day of judgement, God through Christ Jesus will judge everyone's secret life. This means anything which your wife, husband, parents, co-workers, friends, church members and e.t.c do not know now, will be exposed to light in that day. God will put to light everything which men did in the darkness where they thought no one saw them and some prospered to keep those secrets till they die. 

This morning, I want to challenge you to start consider that secret thing of yours. If you have any kind of secret life, secret sin, secret affair, or even secret plan against anyone which is not according to God's will for that person, this is the day to let it go. Let us examine ourselves, let us consider our ways, let us be honest to ourselves. If you know that you have anything which no one knows but you are sure it is not right for you to have it in your life, today is the time to leave it.

God will one day come to judge everything including our secrets. We need to repent from every dirty ways that we may inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus rebuked Pharisees in Matthew 23 because they pretended to be righteous religious leaders outside but they had their secret sins inside of them. He said if they will not repent, they will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be like one of those Pharisees this morning, but make you sure you surrender everything to Jesus in prayer.

****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. Lord I surrender this secret life of mine( mentions it all) and am asking forgiveness for pretending like all things are alright. Today I ask you to wash me by your blood Jesus and set me free from guilty and sorrow inside of me.In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


You lazy fool, look at an ant.
    Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
Nobody has to tell it what to do.
    All summer it stores up food;
    at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
    How long before you get out of bed?
A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
    sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
    poverty your permanent houseguest!

Proverbs 6:6-11 MSG

One of the main source of poverty among people is laziness. When we say laziness we means, inactivity which resulting from dislike of work. Many people who don't like to work always they find themselves living a poor life. Many of us have been asking ourselves that, why some families, people, countries or continents they have developed compared to others? 

If you will start doing a study and try to look the lives of those countries which are rich and the ones which are not well developed compared to rich countries. You will find that those rich countries citizens work hard day and night to maintain their status while those developing countries most of their people to not like to work.

When we come to a person level, it's the same. Those people who start working hard from their youth hood, they have a wider room to have a better life later compared to those who don't want to work and if they do they just spend it all at once. The Bible gives us the example of an ant, the Bible says it has no supervisor, governor or ruler but it labors hard all summer to gather food for the winter. This ant knows that it will reach a season in a year where it will be difficult to get food because the weather will change so it needs a reliable provision of food in that time.

Lazy people they are known in our societies and most of the time they don't have friends. If you are a young man and one day you are planning to get married, the truth is this; no intelligent girl will be willing to accept you as her husband if you will be lazy and viceversa. Some woman are facing hardships in their marriage and they are blaming the devil but it is not the devil it's just their problems of not having an attitude of work; since they came from homes which every things were done for them by their house maids. 

This morning, I have been sent to tell you this, '' Now is summer, the Lord wants you to work as hard as you can that you may have enough provisions in the winter time where you will not have the strength and the opportunity which you have now''. The Lord wants you to know the hour of work is now, this is a time for you to start saving for your future, saving for your family, saving for your ministry, church, organization and so on. This is the time of saying no to laziness, no to poverty, no to being slave of the poverty and start working hard that you may have more than enough for yourself and to help someone in need. 

****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. Lord I rebuke the spirit of laziness within me, I refuse to live in poverty in Jesus  name; and I believe that I will have more than enough for myself and to help those  who are in need. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command.

John 15:12-14 NKJV

The best example of love in the Bible is Jesus Himself. The Bible says, ''

Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage, Philippians 2:6. Jesus left it all, gave it all and came to be just like us, he was tempted in every way just like us but he did not sin. He did all of that for the sake of you and me that we may be saved from sin and hell.

Jesus commanded us to love each other as the way he loved us. Before Jesus died on the cross the Bible says we were enemies of God ( Rom 5:10); this means before the eyes of God we were His enemies because of sin but this did not prevent Jesus from loving us. Just imagine if someone is your worst enemy, who can do anything to see you down and even if it means to kill you as they did to our precious Lord; but still you love him to death with all your heart and you are more than willing to do even impossible to gain him back.

This is what Jesus did there on the cross. He loved the unlovable sinners who are you and me and He wants us too to do the same to others. True love is not in words but in deeds, can not seen in the time of joy but can be manifested in the time of need and hardships. It is easy to say you love people but ask yourself why you do not forgive that person who hurt you? why do you still keep that enmity with that fellow co-worker?

This morning, God wants you to remember your first love. Those days when you wanted to be like Jesus, walk like Jesus, forgive and forget like Jesus, speak like Jesus, understand like Jesus, pray like Jesus and all in all love like Jesus. You did not go in the house of God with unforgiveness in you,( Matthew 5:23-24). It's about time to start loving like Jesus, to lay your life that other people may know God and be saved from their sins. This is the hour for you to to say no to hate and yes to love.

****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. Now am asking that You may help me to love like Jesus, to help me to forgive and to let go all the people who hurt me in the past. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Morning with Ebenezer


This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 NKJV

We have seen many great leaders who boasted about their power and majesty on this earth, they lived the luxurious lives and got all things which they desired but now all of them are gone. Some people had wisdom and wrote many books,sayings and proverbs in their life time but at the end of the day that wisdom remained in those books but they are also gone. Some women were the queens of beauty in their days but now all those days are gone, and some of them died but others still living and now we call them grands mommies and the beauty they had in their youth hood its just a story to tell now.

May be you have seen many people who are boasting about different talents, things, opportunities, backgrounds, carrier and so on. In the world this kind of behavior is normal because many people wants to be known that they have something in them. This may make you too to have a hidden desire in you, that when you will accomplish somethings in life you will have a good reason to boast yourself and show people that you are also among of the best.

You want people to know you, you want one day people to praise you for what you have done and become in life. This feeling faces all of us, and many who permitted it to take control over their lives at the end of the day they found themselves that they were forced to do even things which were against God's will to maintain their status.

This morning, God sent me to tell you that," You don't need to boast about world things, riches, titles, beauty, wisdom, talents, and so on; because all those things are subjected to limitations, they have expiration dates, they are perishable in nature but here is the big time point! You need to boast about this, you have understanding of knowing God, you know that His the one and only true God and He does everything in the right way and He loves you unconditional.

If you will know God you will have peace, you won't fear about the future. If you know that He sent His son on this earth for our redemption, that we may no longer live in sin and death but live victorious life in Christ  Jesus, you will be forgiven. Jesus is something to boast about, Jesus is the one who we can boldly say without Him we will die. Change your mind, stop boasting about anything else but start boasting about Jesus 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. Lord am asking that you may help me to delight to nothing else but You Jesus my Lord and my God. In Jesus' Name, Amen.