Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

The mind of a human being is limited, it can recall the past and work in the present but it can not perceive the future. This made a man to be in all time need of knowing the things yet to come. The enemy has used this chance throughout the history by his dark agents to try to convince the mankind that he is able to predict the future.

This was possible only for people who were in the world of darkness, who the prince of this world has blinded their minds that they could not see the light of the gospel which displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. That's why the fortune teller can predict things which will happen to the life of unbeliever; but he can't tell anything which will take place to a believer, because his life is hidden in Christ Jesus.

When the Children of Israel where in Exile for seventy years in Babylon, God spoke through the mouth of Jeremiah that He knew the plans He had for them, where the plans to prosper them and not to harm them, plans to give them hope and a future. They were in distress, far away from their mother land Israel, without having a temple of worship, they were taught new language, ate new food and some of them changed their names and forced to obey new laws. But still God gave them hope and He had a future for them.

This morning, God wants you to have hope because He has prepared a future for you. I know you are in Exile, a place where you were not meant to be and maybe there are some situations and people who makes you feel weak and lonely. I have been sent to encourage you that your matters are in God's table and soon will come to fulfill His promise for you. 

There is a future for you, there is still a life different from what you have been living all this time. God is the timeless God, He had never been bound by time, distance or even resources to fulfill His plans for you. For my understanding I know He is a good God, is the merciful God, wonderful and deserve to be praise. I can see you reach in the destination which you desire, I can see you being in a better place which God has prepared for you in your future. Don't give up!

****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 will trust You with my life, I will put my hope in you knowing without doubt in my mind that You have prepared a prosperous future for me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


But Moses answered, “Don’t be afraid! Don’t run away! Stand where you are and watch the Lord save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again. You will not have to do anything but stay calm. The Lord will do the fighting for you.”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you still crying to me? Tell the Israelites to start moving.

Exodus 14:13-15 ERV

Have you ever reached a point in life where you see your breakthrough on the other side but there is an obstacle before you? The children of Israel after the Lord has taken them out of the land of Egypt by outstretched hand, the Israelites camped near the Red Sea at Pi Hahiroth, east of Baal Zephon waiting to cross on the other side.

The obstacle before them was the sea, and when they looked behind them, the Egyptian army having many horses soldiers and chariots where coming. This made them to fear, some started complaining to Moses why he brought them to that they may die in the desert while there were many graves in the land of Egypt. They said it would be better for them to be Egyptian slaves than to die in the desert.

Many times in life we face many deadlines which need immediate response else all things will fall apart. During hours of pressure, we may find ourselves question the direction of the Lord in our lives. Maybe you are a grown woman during your thirties, you have been celebrating the marriages of your younger sisters and fellow members in the body of Christ. While you rejoice with them, your clock is ticking very fast, the age is going and you loose hope if you will get a man of your dreams!

This morning, God wants you to cross and go to the other side. The Lord wants you to stay calm and He will fight for you. You don't need to return to Egypt that you may be able to pay all of your bills because God is able to supply all of your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. You don't need to be cheap before men in order you may get the one to marry you. God has prepared one for you.

There is great reward after you cross to the other side, there is peace in the other side. There is fulfillment of dreams in the other side. Do not be afraid keep trusting God, trust Him with your life, trust Him with your spouse, trust Him with your kids and family. Trust Him in everything, your miracle is on the other side, your breakthrough is waiting for you there. Trust God and cross that Red Sea, and your life will never be the same!

****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 praise you for my life, this day I declare and decree that I will cross my Red Sea and go to the promise land which is before me. I will trust you knowing that You will meet all my deadlines. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 19:9-11 NKJV

In a second letter of Apostle Paul to his beloved son in the Lord Timothy, he give him these instructions,''All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Here Paul was showing Timothy the importance of studying and examining all Scriptures in one's life. There are some Books of the Bible which most of us we do not understand and because we don't understand the purpose of them, we tend to pass them and go for those which we are well informed about their purpose and origin.

The Psalmist praised the fear of the Lord, he praised the judgments of the Lord that are true and righteous altogether. He said these judgments which are found in his word are more to be desired than gold, than what is called fine gold. They are sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb, and in addition by their teachings His servants (people of God) are warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.

This morning, God wants you keep His word in your heart that you may get great reward in this life and the life to come. I have met people who kept the Word of God since their youth. These people have prospered, they may not be all millionaires; but one thing I have learnt is that even in their poverty the Lord God supplied all of their needs.

We have account of the people who walked with the Lord, these people learned to fear Him and obey His Word. Their end was peace, though they died their names where remembered for what they did when they were alive. They learnt the secret of life, that by keeping the Word of God, there was a great reward.

These people are waiting for us who are living now in the other side, we need to work hard that we may join them one day. They lived the victorious life through keeping the Word of life, the secret is the same for us. We will have life and more abundantly if we will keep what the Lord Jesus Christ instructed us to do in this life. I pray that God may help you keeping His Word, I pray that you may be among many who will inherit the kingdom of God 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 help me keep your Word in my heart that I may sin not. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, “What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying:
‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

Ezekiel 18:2 NKJV

In ancient Israel there was a proverb which says, ''The parents [fathers] have eaten sour grapes, and that caused the children to grind their teeth from the sour taste [be set on edge].’ This proverb means the children were suffering for the things their parents did. Prophet Jeremiah prophesied about this proverb and said that there will be days which this proverb will be no longer used in Israel.

He said, each person will die for his own sin(iniquity); the person who eat sour grapes will grind his own teeth, Jer 31:29-30, Lam 5:7. Later the Lord spoke through Prophet Ezekiel confirming what Jeremiah had said, “As I live,” says the Lord God, “you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel.“Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father. As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.(Ezekiel 18:3)

I have seen many people suffer because of what their parents did; I have seen people who were demons possessed for long time because they were given to kingdom of darkness since their childhood. There are some resistant behaviors which have been passed down from generation to generation in our families; which have affected our lives totally.

There are familiar spirits which carry orders of passing a certain kind of ungodly behaviors to new born babies in our families; because someone way back sold the whole generations to come after him to the devil. This should not be so, the sour taste which caused us to grind our teeth because of the sins of our fathers need to stop!

This morning, God wants you to know that the soul who sins shall die. You don't need  to suffer for the sins which others did in the past, you don't need to continue to struggle with the demons which possessed your fathers. You need to refuse to be refused, to deny to be denied! You need to stop walking in the same sins which your fathers did nor carrying their guilty because you are not the one who did them.

Call the name of Jesus that you may be saved from the curses of your ancestors. Ask the Lord to set you apart from all kind of resistant behavior which you have been seeing in your family since you got understanding. You need to confess that You and your household will no longer walk in the ways of your fathers; the power of life and death is in your tongue. Change your life by speaking life into it instead of death which was all around you. God bless 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. Lord I refuse to walk in the ways which my fathers who did not know you walked; I refused to be the victim of demons and curses which have passed in my blood line all this time. I purify myself by your blood, and I will serve you all the days of my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”

Exodus 2:14 NIV

Many times we settle for definitions which people gave us. We tend to agree with what people think of us, the label which people gave us and hence we live with them for the rest of our lives. One will tell you that you are poor, you came from a poor family, your nation is poor and you will die poor. Then you will agree with that definition, you will settle for less in your life and mingling around your poverty circle for the rest of your life.

There will come a person who will tell you, you are a sinner. Your Father was a sinner as his father before Him, your mother bore you in guilty and hence your life will be the same so don't struggle to know the so called God. You will never go beyond what your fore Father had, because you are destined to be like them and hence you are up to this day.

These definitions distort the truth of the Word of God in us, these labels put on us marks which tend to define who we are in men point of view but not God's. When Moses killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew, next day when he saw two Hebrews fighting, and ask them why they were fighting each other. One of the them replied by saying, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?”

This morning, God wants you to remove whatsoever labels which people gave you and put the label of His word. Moses was afraid because people labeled him as a killer, and the matter was known to Pharaoh who tried to kill him and Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian. All that time which Moses was in Midian Moses lived with the guilty of killing someone till the Lord's visit in the form of the burning bush.

You need to stop allowing the enemy to define you by the sin which you did in the past. You need to refuse to be defined by the what your fore fathers did, the state of your nation and what people said about you. God has a higher and better plan for you, He thinks better things for you. He sends this word for you that You may have hope for your future. He is Alpha and Omega, you don't need to worry about anything when you are under His care, He will supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

****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 remove all the labels which tend to define me in the name of Jesus. I refuse to be defined with the world but rather to be defined according to your Word. I refuse to be defined by the story of my family rather to be defined by the plan which you have for me. I will be what your Word says I will, I will reach where your Word will take me and I will do what your Word says I will do. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


And our faces are not covered. We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings more and more glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18 ERV

When God took out the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt. He said to them that He will not drive the enemies who where in the land of Canaan in a single year, lest the land become deserted and the wild animals multiply against them. Then He said,'' Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.''(Exodus 23:29-30)

In my walk with the Lord, I have seen God taking me step by step, little by little, from one point to another, from one dimension of grace to another, from one glory to another. Every time when I reflected back, where I came from, how I used to be during my earlier years of my walk with the Lord. I see changes, I see the outstretched hand of Almighty which took me from stage to stage until this day.

There are some things which Lord did not teach me in my first day with Him, but later on I came to know them. There are some secrets in the scriptures I did not understand for couple of years, but when the time came I was well informed in them. The first day I heard the voice of Lord, it was different to the way I hear Him now. I have a better understanding of the love and mercy of God compared to what I knew before! 

This morning, God wants you to know that He is taking you from glory to glory. He is preparing you for something which is ahead of you, so He knows which necessary steps you need to make that you may reach there on time. It took years to drive away the inhabitants of the land of Canaan, God drove away one group of people after another until Israel became strong and able to manage their own land.

It will take a while for you to totally overcome some weaknesses in you. It will take time for you to reach in a certain dimension of faith which you desire to be one day. Never give up, our God is in control. He mainly takes us one step a time, it may be slow but surely. And always there will be something which left in you and that thing will make you to humble yourself and seek the solution from the Lord.

Day to day I'm still learning new things from the Lord, get know the meaning of different scriptures and getting new revelations in my walk with the Lord. Yes I struggle in many areas but I do not loose hope, having no doubt in my mind that the one who called me is faithful, He will fulfill His promise to me and one day I shall be like Him.

****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 will be patient waiting for you to take me in each step you need me to make. I will wait for you to take me where you want me to be in your time. I will wait for your promise in my life, I will encourage myself that I may stand up above my failures and continue putting my trust in You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


My soul, praise the Lord!
Every part of me, praise his holy name!
My soul, praise the Lord and never forget how kind he is!

Psalm 103:1-2 ERV

When we come across hardships in life, we tend to put aside everything and concentrate dealing with whatsoever makes us to be uncomfortable. We tend to forget the kindness of God in our lives, the enemy makes us think about our problems and gives us no chance to think about what God has done in our lives.

David knew that sometimes our souls go weary and forget everything which God did for us, and for this reason he commanded his soul to never forget how kind God was in his life. Here is the place which we start complaining before God, most of us compare ourselves with others who seem to be better than us, then we start complaining to God why He did not make us like them, forgetting that God has put the best in each one of us, and that we were created for different purposes.

When we discover our purpose in life, appreciate it and be good at it; we will not need to compare ourselves with anyone else out there. The Children of Israel tried to compare themselves with other nations, they wanted to serve their gods, live their life styles and have kings like other nations had in those days. They forget about the kindness of God who brought them out from Egypt with His outstretched hand. They soon forget about all the wonders which God did for their sake and His promise that He will be with them always.

This morning, God wants you to remember what He has done for you. He wants you to remember how far He has brought you, where you used to be before and where you are now. How many good things which He has done for you, those times the enemy wanted you to die but His mercy said No. Many times the enemy wanted to put you to shame but the blood of His Son covered you all the way through and no one saw your nakedness.

It was God who helped you in your darkest hours, He shone forth as the bright star to show you the way. It was God who sent people to help you in your hour of temptation, place you in the right environment and made you meet right people who helped you to become what you are right now. It is God who has brought you this far, He has a plan for your life.

He did not bring you this far to fail, there is a purpose for you to be where you are right now. Thank Him for His kindness today, never forget that through His mercies you are not consumed, because His compassions fail not, they are new every morning, great of His faithfulness.(Lamentations 3:22-23)

****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 please forgive me where I was ungrateful for what you have been doing for me. I thank You for all that you have done, I praise You Lord. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18 NIV

I have seen the power of prayer in my own life, it has changed many things which were not in order and put them in proper order. I have seen prayers changing the life of people who had no hope, people who thought they will never reach any where in life. Prayers have healed many broken relationships, restore marriages and bring peace among two people who where in discord.

Apostle Paul in His letters expressed his attitude of prayers, in most of his letters he told his recipients on how he remember them in prayers. Apostle Paul did this with joy knowing that the body of Christ is strengthen through prayers. He knew prayer was a tool which will bring encourage to people who are far away from his sight. 

He instructed the Church in Ephesus to pray in the Holy Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. But he reminded them to not forget to pray for all the Lord's people, meaning the church of Jesus Christ. People who have put their trust in the Living God, people who have been chosen to inherit the kingdom which will never be shaken. People who have forsaken the dark ways and opt to walk in the marvelous light of the Son of God.

This morning, I want to remind you to never forget praying for your fellow brethren in the body of Christ. There are some people who without notice started acting strange, doing things in improper way, forgetting what God had for them and went with the way of the world. Most of us find ourselves blaming and condemning them without knowing it was the work of the enemy.

The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. Prayer will restore anyone who have fallen in sin, prayer will enlight his eyes that he may be able to see and understand the truth once again. Pray will take the spirit of condemnation against our neighbor inside of us. When you pray in the Spirit of God, He will help you to interpret matters according to God's perspective and hence instead of hatred toward anyone who had done you wrong; the love of God will cover the multitude of sin.

****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 please forgive me for judging others, help me to pray for them, to seek your face that You may come and heal them. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord!

Psalm 122:1 AMP

In the days of the Kings of Israel and Judah, the house of the Lord was the place which was respectable than all places in ancient Israel. People used to travel far to go to Jerusalem in the temple of the Lord to worship and say their petitions before the Lord God creator of heaven and earth.

When people went to the house of the Lord, their sins where pardoned, their disputes where settled and God restored whatsoever the enemy had taken away from their lives. Here is the place the whole congregation of Israel went to hear the Law of the LORD God, and receive messages from the Lord through Prophets and Judges who the Lord set over His people. 

David was glad when people told him that they may go to the house of the Lord. He knew in His house there was healing, restoration, forgiveness, joy, peace and everlasting love from the Lord God. Even to this day, God has touched his men and women who built his houses in every corner of this earth and which we call churches. These are the houses which God dwells, and here is the area which He can be found with us who are in Christ Jesus.

This morning, God wants you to build a behavior of going to His house. By going to His house you will get strength to overcome daily chaos of this life. The impartation which you will get every time you go to His house will enable you to overcome sin and every kind of temptation which will come on your way. His Word which is spoken in His house will have the access to mend all of your hurts.

There is healing in His house, there is deliverance, there is hope for the future. There is joy in His house, there is peace which surpass all understanding. The Psalmist says this,''One day in your Temple is better than a thousand days anywhere else. Serving as a guard at the gate of my God’s house is better than living in the homes of the wicked, Psalm 84:10-11. I encourage you  to start going to the house of the Lord, He is waiting for you there and when you go, you will get your miracle.

****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 desire change, please don't leave me the same. I desire to change, I only want your way. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


I know that my redeemer lives,and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

Job 19:25 NIV

Throughout the history some theologians tried to write God out of the field of theology. Mixing the ideas from the modern science which had eliminated the need of religion to explain the natural world, and application of the contemporary philosophy to the field of theology, which is the study the fundamental and general problems based on basic beliefs, concepts, attitudes of an individual or group.

Many rose and claimed that God was dead, and that He was no longer seen in the daily lives of modern man. These concepts convicted many to start believing that God is not existing and lived their lives according to the law of science or philosophy. While the enemy tried to convince the world that God was dead by using the ungodly scholars, God still existed among the believers in this world.

Problems may come on your way, you may be tempted in every corner of your life but still this can not take away God out of the subject. You may be feeling like God has left you, not seeing anyone comes for your rescue, rejected and cast out from you people, but still this can not take away the fact that God is still the ruler of everything. God is above beyond anything which you may be going through, God lives and is alive to this day.

This morning, I have a word for you that, our God is not dead, our God is still alive and seats on His throne in heaven watching over the affairs of humankind. While the modern science argues that it can not prove God because He is not seen nor there is no place which He can be found. For us who are in Christ Jesus, we see God daily, transforms our lives, gives us peace and pardon our sins and gives us hope for tomorrow in each new day.

My redeemer lives, I have talked with Him this morning. Nicole C. Mullins asks,Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning? And who told the ocean you can only come this far? And who showed the moon where to hide till evening? Whose words alone can catch a falling star?  Then she continues- The very same God That spins things in orbit, Runs to the weary, the worn and the weak. And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken, conquered death to bring me victory.

If some people say they can not prove God, one thing I know I have proven Him in my heart that He is true. I have proved that His love is unconditional, His mercy endures forever, He is everlasting to everlasting. Nothing in this world can be compared to our God, people rise and fall but our God will stand and remain forever. Our God is not dead, He is alive and changes the lives of multitude and multitude of people who have put their trust in Him.

****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 know that You live, and no matter what I'm going through right now is temporary because my God will come to plead my cause and rescue me from my disaster. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV

There are people who don't fear God or believe that God exist, but when the life tragedies come on their way the biggest question for them is where is God? Instead of fearing and humbly themselves to seek God that He may help them in whatsoever comes in their way. They tend to despise Him and ignore everything about deity and focus their mind to go and get help from men or sometimes medians and devils.

There are people who fear God and believe that God exist, they find themselves facing the same problems which other people face because they all live in this wicked world. These people undergo the same loss which most of the worldly people go through. For example if the flood will come in a certain city, it will destroy both the house of the righteous and the wicked at the same time. The difference is this, the righteous person will bless the Lord while the wicked will speak evil against the Lord.

When the righteous person find himself in the middle of temptation will have hope that God will soon come for his rescue. He will know that all things will work together for good to him. He will know that God has the plans of peace and not of evil to give him hope and future. When the same temptation comes to a wicked man, he will have no hope about tomorrow, he will blame everyone including God and thinks that God can't help him.

This morning, God wants you to know He is in your midst, the Mighty One, will save you. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up the standard against him. When the enemy comes in to cause you pain, the Spirit of the Lord will be your comforter and place right people to help you bear whatsoever puts you down.

God is with You, even if you don't perceive him or see him but He is in your midst. He knows your sitting down and rising up, He knows your joy and your sorrow. He knows your strength and weakness. His the God who created heavens and earth, He created you not in vain but for his glory. He will save you, He will give you strength from day to day to overcome everything which comes in your way. Put your trust in Him, He will never leave you alone.

****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 know that in you I have hope for tomorrow, In you I will live and have my being. I'm asking that You may show as the Mighty One, who will save me from all which I'm facing now in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 NLT

From the beginning every time the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached it was accompanied with signs and wonders, Holy Spirit confirming the Word which was preached. This Gospel came with the message of salvation, hope, healing and deliverance to all people of every language and tongue under the sun.

Paul wrote his first letter to Thessalonians and remind them that, when they came to them; the Good News which they preached, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave them full assurance that what Paul the Apostle and his fellow said was true. When the true Gospel was preached God himself through the person of Holy Spirit came down to confirm what was said with his servants.

I remember the day I heard the truth and understood that I'm a sinner and I was desperately in need of a savior. It touched me and that truth burned like a fire in me and at the same time it was like someone has pierced me with the double edged sword. I was raised in a religious environment since the time I was a kid but when the truth of the Word came to me, it was so alive and I knew that I was in wrong way all that time.

This morning, God wants you to know His word has a power to change your present situation and bring you where God wants you to be. His word can take you from zero to hero, childless to the family of many children. Take you from singleness to one day enjoy your own marriage. His word can break those hereditary behaviors and curses which the devil has been passing them from generation to generation in your family.

I pray that God may rise true ministers who will preach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ; who will turn the world upside down as the way Apostles did in the first century. I pray that God may rise generation which will preach the undiluted word of God; that God may come to confirm it with signs and wonders that it is true like it was in the days of Paul. The word of God is alive, it can change everything in your life if you will put your trust in it. The word of God is Jesus himself, start your day by committing everything under his care because he cares much about 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. Lord I'm asking that You may use me to bring your Good News to others who have not heard it yet. Use my life and everything under my influence for the glory of your Name. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Again he denied it.

After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

Mark 14:70-72 NIV

Peter walked with Jesus three and half years, he saw all the miracles which Jesus did, he was taught all what he needed to hear about the Kingdom of God. He was there on the Mount of Transfiguration when Jesus face shone like the sun, and his clothe became as white as the light. He saw Moses and Elijah talking to Jesus, and he heard this voice,''“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”(Matthew 17:1-9)

This Peter is the one who Jesus said these words to,''Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it,(Matthew 16:18). Peter was aware of all God had in store for him, He knew that Jesus loved him and that when Jesus is gone he will take in charge to lead his colleagues to do the work which was before them.

Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him and what Jesus said came to pass. Peter denied Jesus three times, then the rooster crowed second time and Peter remembered and wept bitterly. Many of us have known the Lord for years, seen what He has been doing for us since the first day we received Him. We have seen his loving-kindness towards us; but somewhere along the way life forced us to compromise, and hence we gave in!

This morning, God wants you to know is the God of second chance. He wants you to understand that He offers free forgiveness and mercy to all who humbly come to him with repentant heart. It does not matter how many times you have denied the Lord, pretending that You are not a Christian among your unbeliever friends. Doing tradition and customs of your tribe or family while you know it's against the Lord.

God is more than able to forgive you and give you a new start. He is able to restore your position in the body of Christ, fill you with joy and the peace with surpass all understanding. He is the God of second chance, He gave it to Peter, He is more than willing to give it to you too. Stop hating yourself for that thing which you did some years ago, stop laying in the same field of your mistakes all these years. Stand up, repent it all and move on knowing God will continue to sustain you that You may overcome everything which cause you to error.

****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 repent for the time which I have denied You by my words or deeds. I want to start afresh, please give me strength to overcome all that caused me to sin against You ooh Lord. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

John 12:26 KJV

There are those people who have been called by God, know that they have been called and now they are serving Him. We have also those people who have been called and confirmed their calling by different signs in their lives but still they don't want to obey His voice. There are is another group which is not sure if it is God calling them or it's just their own instincts.

We see example of people who God called them in the Bible and they obeyed His voice and from there their total focus of their lives changed and hence they fulfilled their purpose. In the mean time there are those who rejected the calling of God, such as Jonah who circumstances forced him to obey the truth and follow what God wanted for his life.

These are few examples on how the Bible describes a servant of God. Proverbs 11:30b says, ''and he that winneth souls is wise''. Then Daniel 12:3 says,''Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness, Like the stars forever and ever,(Italics added). The Bible calls wise person whosoever will win souls for the kingdom, later Daniel shows the reward of such person that in the kingdom of His Father he will shine like stars forever and ever.

This morning, God wants you to know the harvest is plentiful, but few are the laborers. He wants you to know that He can use you to win souls for His Kingdom. He wants you to understand that He doesn't care how your past looks like, but He wants to use your present and your future for His glory.

If this God used murders such Saul who came to be Paul of Tartus; He used Jacob the son of Isaac who was a liar. He called Jeremiah while he was still a boy, He used Matthew who was a corrupter; He can also use you. Start considering yourself as the servant of God, stop doubting what God has been telling you through the inner witness in your spirit (the voice of Holy Spirit). God wants to use you, God wants to use whatever resources you have for the sake of winning souls. Stand up, encourage yourself behold the Lord of all heavens and earth is calling you 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 I'm asking that You may use me. Help me to overcome the fear of being used by you. Send right people and put me to the right environment which will help me stir up my calling. I believe that from today on wards I will win the souls for your Kingdom. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10:19 NKJV

In a course of my life one of the things which brought permanent change in different areas of my life are words. There was a time I spoke good words which encouraged others and changed the whole direction of their lives. In the mean time there were times which I spoke bad words, which hurt others and made me to loose them permanent.

In both aspects the same words which I spoke was for my advantage or disadvantage. Most of the time I pleaded the Lord to teach me which words I should use because I have seen the great effect of words of my mouth to those who are around me. Another thing which I came to learn over the years is that in the multitude of words sin is not lacking, most of the time I found myself speaking too much I ended repenting because I always find faults in my words.

Proverbs 14:23 says, ''In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. There is a behavior emerged to us people of God, most of the time we find ourselves through social medias spent a lot of time chatting and sometimes arguing with our fellow brethren public and forget our position as the Church of Christ. There are words which we speak through our writings out there which stumble the spirits of those who are young and weak in faith; including unbelievers who wanted to watch our examples that they may come to Christ.

This morning, God wants you to reconsider your words. God wants you to know that talking without doing nothing will finally led you to poverty. Stop spending too much time in the things which will not profit you but instead focus on what God had in store for you. Stop seeking to be known as the great speaker but instead ask the Lord to teach you where and when you are supposed to open your mouth.

Christ is coming soon, we need to be the salt and light of the world. We need to do what the Lord commanded us to do. We need to remember that through the same tongue you can build and destroy, wound and heal, bless and curse at the same time. May God help us to talk like Jesus, to restrains our lips where needed. May God be glorified in our words and all our doing from now and forever more.

****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 please forgive me for misusing my words against my neighbor. Teach me what I'm suppose to speak, where to speak, when to speak and in what extent to speak that I may walk according to your Word. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”

John 1:23 NIV

Throughout the history in the Bible when God wanted to do something for a person or nation; He revealed his plans for his servants the prophets that when that thing come to pass He may be glorified. The prophet Amos said these words to reveal this nature of God who speak in advance for us,''Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.(Amos 3:7)

We see He spoke to Abraham in advance about what He will happen in generations to come including the exodus of children of Israel his descendants from Egypt. He spoke concerning the greatness of David and that his kingdom will last forever when David was still a shepherd in his Father house, then He spoke the splendor and magnificence of King Solomon and all the wisdom which he will be given. The great temple which he will build and the fame which he will have among the nations when he was still in his tender age.

He sent John the Baptist before Jesus, who proclaimed about the glorious leader of all time who will come after him; he quoted the words of Prophet Isaiah son of Amoz saying,''“I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’” Isaiah saw the days of Jesus 750 years before his advent on this earth; John the Baptist came to confirm the Word of Isaiah, he came to seal that what was said is true and he introduced Jesus in the world scene.

This morning, God wants you to prepare the way for the Lord. He wants you to straight his paths in your life. Maybe you have been trusting him for somethings in your life, trusting for the salvation of your loved ones. Trusting for your promotion at work, trusting that this year God is going to use you and continue revealing Himself to you in deeper dimension of grace. You need to prepare the way for Him to perform all what you are believing for.

Prepare his way by repent the sin that so easily entangle you. Returning your prayer life, go back to those wonderful sweet days which you had the fellowship with your Father in the middle of late night. Go back to those unforgettable days in which you woke up each morning with hymn, the song for a day. Having a scripture which you meditate the whole day and ask God to reveal what he meant in that verse. To ask God to take you back to the place where you had received Him.

****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 feel that I'm so far from you Lord, but still I hear you calling me. Take me back to those simple things I once knew, their memories keep drawing me. I must confess. Lord I've been blessed, But yet my soul's not satisfied. Renew my faith, restore my joy and dry my weeping eyes. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


TAKE ME BACK, Andrae Crouch

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19 NKJV

When the time came for Jesus to start his publicly ministry, he had to chose people who will help him to accomplish his mission. Any one would think because Jesus was the Messiah, Son of God and the coming King would choose people from the highest rank in the society. But instead he went and chose ordinary people, people without any status in those days and through them he built his Church.

These men were weak, oppressed by the Romans in those days. They had to live their lives while paying taxes and some of them like Simon was the revolutionary against Roman Empire but he helped to lead revolution to change the world after he met Jesus. God accepted them from their weakest point and made them become great  men who changed the world to be up side down.

Through the centuries starting with these men, we see that the history of the church tells us that God has been using ordinary men. God has been using the rejected, out-cast, those who were not needed in the society. Those people thought they would not mount any high, reach any level and had no wisdom; are the ones which God invested His power upon them.

This morning, I want to encourage you to continue being the disciple of Jesus. You may be an ordinary person, having no high education or great economic status but God knows your name. Maybe you are the only one in your family who follows the Lord, and most of the time they look at you and think you are a joke but don't give up.

God wants to use you, He will make your name great in your world. After the Day of Pentecost those 120 disciples who were in the upper room, went forth and revolutionaries the world. They traveled every part of the world and to make everyone hear and they became disciples. Through their work, you and me were born. You don't know what your work will do to someone out there, keep doing what the Lord has placed in your heart knowing He is the one who ordered your steps.

****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 use me according to your purpose in my life. Help me to go and spread your message to others telling them what You have done for me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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.

Matthew 9:35 NIV

This man Jesus changed the history of the whole world. The writer of the book of Hebrews says in the first chapter and verse of that book: In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.(Heb 1:1-2)

All things which God had in mind for us new testament believers or church age believers had spoken through Christ. Jesus is the one who brought the message of the kingdom, by saying we should repent because the kingdom of His Father was at hand. It was believed that someone was from God according to the customs of the Jews if that person will perform miracles to confirm his message to them.

Jesus came with the message and performed great miracles before their eyes which included rising the dead and healing incurable diseases such as leprosy. What he predicted concerning the temple in Jerusalem that the Gentiles will come and destroy it, came to pass in 70 A.D. What he spoke concerning his disciples especially Peter, Judah Iscariot and all of them collectedly came to pass even before he ascended to heaven.

This morning, God the Father wants you to know that Jesus is His Son whom is well pleased. Jesus is the only way to enter to His Kingdom. Jesus is the answer of the world today, Jesus is the source of all good gifts which anyone can wish to have in life. Jesus is the source of life, Jesus is all in all the Savior of the world. No one will see the Father except through Jesus.

I encourage to start your day by knowing you have been chosen to inherit the kingdom which has no end. You will live forever if you will continue to trust and live according to the world of God in this life. God has written your name in the book of life, He wants you to rejoice knowing that He knows you. No matter what you are passing through now, don't worry just know God will see it through. Have faith, God is not done with you yet. What you see as the end, thereby is the beginning before 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 Word. Lord I'm asking that You may remember me the time you will come to take your church before the arrival of that great day of testing to the mankind. In Jesus' Name, Amen.