Friday, May 31, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit  the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 55:22 ESV

There are different meanings of burden which include: something that is carried, something that is emotionally difficult to bear, a source of great worry or stress or a responsibility or duty. In this fallen world of sorrow, each one of us have burdens in our lives. 

Some are carrying the burden of guilty which makes them to be slaves of sadness. Some are passing through difficult times in their lives which cause them to be emotionally unstable. This cause loss of memory, unable to make sound decisions on time and lack of peace. Other due to heavy responsibility in their lives, had forget how it's like to enjoy life.

Every month they find themselves making less than what they spend; this cause most of the precious saints to stuck in debts. In the mean time there are burdens in most of our relationships. We have tried to work them for years but still the battle is intense and Lord knows when it will end.

This morning, I just want to encourage you to cast your burdens to a burden lifter. I know that mountain which is before you seems to be unmovable! You have tried all what you know but still you keep in rotating in the same circle over and over again; but God! But God can see it through!

God is the only one who can call things which are not, as though they were. Jesus can lift your burdens today and you will not carry them anymore. The miracle of changing water into wine, was a miracle in this sense: The wine did not return to be water again!
When Jesus lifts up your burden, the miracle is this: you will never carry again that burden. If you had some people who said they will help you in your finances by giving you financial aid or loans, but you are still stuck in the same financial crisis, turn to Jesus, the hour that He will bless you, you will never return to your poverty. Glory to God!

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I surrender all my life's burden (take a time to think and mention them) into your hands. I know that the time you will lift my burdens, I will never carry them again! Help me today, You are the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. Comfort me ooh Lord I pray. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


One thing I have learned:
God made people good, but they have found all kinds of ways to be bad.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 NCV

The book of Proverbs talks about that way which seems to be right to a person, but ends up to be the way of death, Proverbs 14:12. This way seems to show no indication of death at the beginning but somewhere along the way someone start to sense the smell of death. This smell will actual lead to death at the end of that way.

We were created in the image and likeness of God. God put the breath of His Spirit that we may live. He gave us the blueprint to follow that we may continue being good and holy before His sight. The first couple Adam and Eve were perfect, but they found a way to be bad. They ate the forbidden fruit and hence they failed into sin.

Since that time, men continue searching for ways of making them bad. It was written that we should not kill, but we live in a time where there is high rate of death reports than anytime in the history of this world. People used to commit adultery, but now they sought of the new way by having the same sex marriage; because what they did in the past did not satisfy their desire to sin.

This morning, God wants you to know that Jesus is the only way to safety. God made you perfect, He intended that you may continue in His fellowship in all the days of your life. You have followed different ways which made you look miserable but the only way to return you in track is Jesus Christ.

If you will continue walking in the ways which are against the word of God, they will lead you to death. Take hold of God's blueprint for your life, which is the Bible. Start reading it, you will find the basic instructions which you need to have that you may be the Son and daughter of the Kingdom of God. God bless You.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord could you remember when you walked among men. Jesus, you know when you're looking below, it's worse now than then. Lord teach me to walk in your ways, teach me to keep your commandments and help me live according to your will in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.  So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 45:7-8 ESV

I have met people who ask themselves why they had to go through what they went through. Some have these questions like: why I was born in this kind of family? Why my parents died when I was still young? Why I tried to succeed but I ended up having a normal life? Why I wanted to be a doctor and I ended to be a clerk? 

There are questions concerning different events which took place in our lives. Every time we face challenges in life we tend to look back and give a blame for the things which happened before. We met people who hurt us, we met people who insulted our intelligence and people who thought we would reach up to anything in life.

Some we came from poor families, we went to school through great sacrifices which our parents made. We struggled almost in everything, rejected and despised by people and yet by the grace of God we made it. But still we have unanswered questions why things happened that way; and God knows how we troubled inside.

This morning, God wants you to know no matter what happened in your life was the gateway to enable you fulfill the purpose which God had for you. Joseph was sold in Egypt as a slave, it was a very pain experience for him and his Father Jacob who thought he had died. God used that opportunity to bring Joseph to a place where he would serve his purpose. God used Joseph to preserve a posterity of His people Israel in Egypt, Praise the Lord.

Maybe God had allowed some tough challenges to pass through your way through the years. When this ends, the other one rises! When you solve this, the next one appear! And now you are tired, confused, left without hope for tomorrow. I want to encourage you that there is a good reason why God has allowed that to come in your way.

God is about to prepare you to meet with your destiny. God has allowed all those things in order you can get all you need to fulfill what God had for your life. It was no waste of time for all what you had to face to be like the way you are now. Trust Him with your heart, He will never let you go. He is a good God, I have seen Him in my life. Take courage, be of good cheer because He loves 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 know that everything which happened to me was for a reason. There was a time I doubt if God you were still in me, I did not see your hand in my situations. But I knew that You were working behind the scene to prepare me for the purpose which You had for my life. I pray that You may fulfill that purpose in me and through me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:34 NKJV

I remember there was a day when I was stressed out, confused and I had no direction about what I will do next. I was worried about things which will take place in the near future; and in my desperation I turned to the Lord and ask Him to give me a breakthrough.

The Lord spoke to me and said,'' Son you need to take one day at a time''. These words hit the deepest parts of me and my eyes were opened and I started meditating the meaning of these words. Later I came to understand that I was worrying about tomorrow which is not yet here. I came to understand even yesterday I had the same thoughts of worrying about today; and today has come and God has already done all things according to His will.

The Lord put in my remembrance the words which He told His disciples; that they should not worry about tomorrow. For tomorrow will worry about it's own things. Today's trouble is enough for today. This means if we worry about tomorrow, we force ourselves carrying tomorrow burdens in today's. Today has it's own trouble which needs your complete attention to handle them; adding tomorrow will cause you to waste today's strength on a not yet tomorrow which you are not even sure you will be there.

This morning, God wants you to take one day at a time. Lynda Randle sang these words: One day at a time, sweet Jesus. That's all I'm asking from you. Give me the strength to do everything that I have to do.Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus, And tomorrow may never be mine. Help me today Show me the way, One day at a time.

You need to learn to take one day a time, it will help you to deliver all that you needed today. It will help you to handle all what you are supposed to take care today. It will increase your trust to the Lord that He has your tomorrow. The enemy won't take away the joy of your salvation because you will rejoice for today and trust God for tomorrow. May the God of Jesus Christ, Father of glory teach you to live one day at a time.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. I'm only human; I'm just a man/woman, help me believe in what I could be and all that I am. Show me the stairway I have to climb. Lord for my sake teach me to take one day at a time.In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Daniel 6:10 NIV

Many Christians ask themselves why they have lost the taste for God. They are just like noisy bells or a ringing cymbal. What they have is based on their feelings but it does not come from  their hearts. They keep asking themselves if God is too far away, or it's just the way it supposed to be.

During this state of spiritual drought some have found themselves falling in the trap of compromising. They seek approval from men because they think in their hearts that God has left them. They think that God is delaying in helping them from their misery; and hence they start depending on their own knowledge.

The enemies of Daniel during the time of King Darius who wanted to see Daniel out of the government affairs. They agreed to ask the king to issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, expect to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions' den. When Daniel knew this he continued on his knees and prayed, without fearing the decree of the king.

This morning, God wants you to know that the spiritual stamina to stand and trust God in both mountains and valleys, is found in prayerfully life. Daniel was bold like lion, he did not fear even the day they cast him in the lions' den for not obeying the decree of the king. He knew the King of kings and Lord of Lords will come for his rescue.

Our prayerlessness life is the one which cause us to lack the taste for God. The first days which you knew the Lord, it would never pass a day without praying two to tree times. Your things seemed easy, you got favor all the place you went and people knew you were called by the name of the Lord. 

Return to your first love, God do not need a helper but a lover. Start loving Him, go to Him in prayer daily as Daniel did three times a day. The taste for the things of God will return, the desire to know the secrets which are found in the glorious Gospel of kingdom will increase. You will start seeing things in higher dimensions, and you will know when the enemy comes for you with the aid of the Spirit of God. The Lord  will not allow him to touch 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 help me to live the life of prayer. Give me the desire to seek your face day and night that I may walk according to your will in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


“In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 4:26 NIV

Anger triggers the body's 'fight or flight' response. Other emotion that trigger this response include fear, excitement and anxiety. Unmanaged anger can cause harm to different systems of the body. Short term and long term health problems are: Headache, digestion problems such as abdominal pain, depression, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and obesity.

Most of the time when we get angry, we are tempted to sin by either our words, thoughts or even our actions. There is no problem to be angry, but the Bible teaches us that while we are in that state we need to be careful that we may not sin against the Lord.

The time we let the sun go down while we are still angry; we give the chance to the devil to start implanting new thoughts inside of us which will led us to sin. This unresolved anger inside of us, led us to plant the seed of unforgiveness which later trouble both us and those around us. 

This morning, God wants you to know that unresolved anger gives the place to the devil. If the devil missed you in other areas which he would cause you to error. He will try to test you in anger. He will bring people who will cause you to get mad that he may get a full control of you. But you need to know to control your anger; because it is one of Satan's devices to make your err.

Let us avoid being under the bondage of anger. We need to ask the Lord to help control ourselves while we are in that mood. Many have got much loss because of anger, and the enemy keeps on dragging many in the same trap. 

The book of Proverbs says the following about anger. Foolish people loose their tempers,but wise control theirs. A gentle answer will  calm a person's anger, but unkind answer will cause more anger. Don't make friends with quick-tempered people or spend time with those who have bad tempers. (Proverbs 29:11,15:1, 22:24)

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I'm asking that You may give me strength to control my anger; teach me when to speak and when to keep quiet. Help me to respond to my critics in a wise way that I may not give devil a place. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,

That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1-2 NKJV

Have you ever felt like you are far from the love of God? Most of the Christians face this kind of experience  day to day and most of the time they feel shy to confess it to men and women of God. St. Augustine one day said, God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

Most of the time when we sin, there is that feeling that God has left us. We start wondering around and try to hide from the face of God. We tend to skip watching Christian Channels and concentrate in other programs. In the mean time we tend to hide the Bible and put it under somethings in order we may not see that word, "HOLY BIBLE''.

During this time, the devil keeps on telling us how bad we are and sinner before the sight of God. He keeps on condemning us and show us how much we don't deserve the love of God. Then we start justifying what we have done, words like: No one is perfect, I only sinned once, even Apostles in the Bible sinned, this is a small sin, Jesus knows I'm weak. 

This morning, God wants you to know that your sins are the ones which separate you from His love. He loved you while you were a sinner, He sent people that they may preach to you the Gospel of Jesus. It was not easy for you to accept the truth because of the death ropes which were all around you; but He kept on sending His servants until the day you said Yes to Jesus.

This God who loved you before, He is the same God who loves you now. His love supplier for you is the same. He has the whole universe to take care but still He has more than enough time for you. When you cry He hears, when you speak He listens. 

He loves each one of us as if there were only one of us. He loves you like the way He loved Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Peter the Apostle, John the revelator, Philip the Evangelist and Paul of Tartus. Stay in His love, stop justifying sin; and when you sin repent as quick as possible that you may be forgiven.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Now I know that You are not far from me but my sins separate me from You. Forgive me for justifying sins, help me to have a repentant heart that I may be a faithful Child in your Kingdom. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 

1 Timothy 4:8 NIV

If you will ask young women who are single, there will tell you that they will love to have a God fearing husband one day. Now days even bosses like to have workers who are born again because many of them have proved be faithful and hard workers.

The world is in need of people who have the fear of God inside of them. We are facing corruption in our governments and private sectors because people do not fear God. There is high rate of unfaithfulness in marriages because partners lack the fear of God inside of them.

Godliness holding promise for both the present life and the life to come; this means it brings you blessings in this life and it will prove you worth to inherit the Kingdom of God. People who lived this kind of life prospered in everything which they did; they had favor before God and before their enemies too.

This morning, I want to encourage you to continue living the life worth of your calling. Jesus died that we may die to sins and live for righteousness. People will understand that you are called by the name of the Lord; if you will live according to what the word of God says.

Our actions speaks louder than our words. Our attitude define who we are, even if will call ourselves Christians but still having the attitude of the unbelievers; we deceive ourselves. The Church needs people who will not only speak the word of God but also live it. It needs people who will be the good example out there in the world; that we may not only win sinners through our words but our behaviors too!

****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 live the life of fearing You. Give me the desire to be like You more and more in every new day. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 5:14-15 NIV

The Bible is the love story about the bridegroom and his rebellious bride. The love story between God the Creator of everything and a lost man. This is book if full of happy endings, people who trusted their Creator in the hours of trials, they ended up with triumph.

God of the Bible is known as the God who answer prayers. The God of Elijah the Prophet who answered by fire before 450 prophets of Baal,(1 Kings 18:24). This God responded to all who cried by Him by faith. He helped them through their trials, they conquered kingdoms, escaped the edge of sword, whose weakness was turned to strength; Women received back their dead, raised to life again.

These people were just like us, some lived in the accents world which had not the advantages which we now enjoy. The word of God was not plenty like today, the Holy Ghost was only in some special people and not in everyone believer like in our time. There were no Preachers which we see now, they had no Bible everywhere like us including in our mobile devices. But they prayed and God answered, and they received their miracles.

This morning, God wants you to know that until now you have not asked anything in His name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete,(John 16:24). God wants you to ask Him, is waiting for you to pray that He may respond to your cry by His mercy and loving-kindness.

We have confidence in approaching God through Christ; that If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. God is waiting for you to go and release that burden to Him; before the day start, start by casting your cares upon Him. Remember is the God who answers prayers, He will answer yours too!

****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 pray that you may answer the following request of mine ( mention them). I have faith that You will answer me according to your mercy and loving-kindness. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1 Corinthians 13:11 NKJV

Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to adolescence. Adolescence is the Latin word which means to grow up. The period of adolescence is most closely associated with the teenage years; adolescence is viewed as a transitional period between childhood and adulthood, whose cultural purpose is the preparation of children for adult roles.

We were born without our consent, but we have been given to choose where to go when we die. When we grow up, we start being responsible with everything around us including our own souls. Our parents and guardians are no longer in control over our decisions but we take full responsibility for them.

There are some people who don't want to take responsibility for their lives. They live for today, they don't want to think about tomorrow. They fear to think about death, they don't want to talk about after life and hence they get room to continue living in sins. They keep walking on childish mind while they live in the adulthood body. They cleave on what I call I don't know mentality and refuse to accept the truth.

This morning, God wants you to accept the full responsibility of your soul. God wants you to know the soul which sins, shall die. But the soul which repents, will live forever. This world is passing away and all its splendor but who trust in the Lord will abide forever. 

There is a day me and you will die, and there we will find two ways; the way to hell and the way to heaven. We will take the way which we accepted its responsibility during our lives on this earth. If we chose to live for Christ, He will invite us to His eternal dwellings. But if we chose the way of the world,  we will find the angel of the Hades waiting for us to take responsibility of our chooses. 

****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 I will take full responsibility to my decisions which I'm making now concerning my soul when I die. Now I want to surrender my will to your plan in my life. I surrender my soul that You may receive me the day I die and invite me to your Heavenly dwellings. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


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

Acts 1:8 NKJV

The day we were born again we received the indwelling power of Holy Spirit. This was the proof for us that God was in control over our lives. Jesus talked about the infilling power of the Holy Spirit, and asked them to tarry in Jerusalem until they receive the power from high.

The disciples of Jesus walked with Jesus three and half years, all this time Jesus was with them teaching things about the kingdom but still they needed the power to exercise their faith after Jesus had gone. They needed boldness to stand before the rulers of the Jews and the teachers of the law. They couldn't get this power without the Holy Spirit that's why some returned to their old schedule when Jesus was gone.

When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all in one accord, in one place. Then Holy Spirit came to them as of a rushing mighty wind, and filling the whole house where they were sitting. This power was the one which enabled them to be the witness of the Gospel, it gave boldness before all who opposed the truth and changed the world upside down.

This morning, God wants you to know after you receive the indwelling power of Holy Spirit (the day which you were born again); you then need to receive the infilling power of Holy Spirit (Baptism of Holy Spirit). The evidence that you have received this infilling power of Holy Spirit, is that you will start speaking in tongues, speaking the new language from Heaven.

Speaking in tongues is the initial evidence that you have been filled with the Holy Spirit. This language will help you to improve your prayer life, will help you to build your most inner being because the Holy Spirit will be interceding to you according to the will of the Father. 

This power will make you to be bold concerning the things of God. You will no longer feel shy to share the Gospel with unbelievers and loved ones. The Church of Christ needs this power, each one of us need to be baptize by the Holy Spirit, that we may receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The infilling power of Holy Spirit comes with gifts, and these gifts are the ones which equip the saints for the work of ministry and edifying the Body of Christ.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for Word. Lord I'm asking that You may baptize me by your Spirit. Evident that baptism by giving me the gift of speaking in tongues. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.

Mark 3:24-26 NKJV

The Scribes accused Jesus that He was casting out devils by the power of Beelzebub, ''By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.'' Jesus asked them this question, ''How can Satan cast out Satan? Jesus was telling them that the kingdom of the darkness can not divide it's self to perform the work of light; because their purpose was only evil.

Jesus said if the kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If there will be enemies within the kingdom, it will reach a point when the ruler of that kingdom will be forced to step away from the throne and His enemies will rule. It will be the same if the house is divided against itself, that house will end up to be a broken home and it will never stand.

We have churches which are divided within, some members do not agree with what Pastor says and how he chose to run the congregation. Some ministers think there is partiality in describing funds and duties of the church. Some think they are not given a chance to exercise their gifts and talents; and hence they tend to have cold underground war with their leaders.

This morning, God wants you to know that it takes unity to stand anything which involves more than one person. If there are two people in agreement, they can achieve many things and reach far compare to hundred people who are in discord. Sometimes it takes people to agree in prayer that God may take a church, family or ministry from one stage of glory to another.

Agreeing means to give up your right to be right! Many families have been torn into pieces because the father and mother did not want to agree and hence they never stood. If there is division within the family, the devil will have the chance to go and put his agenda of separation and he will succeed. If there is division in the church, they will be many ministries which people will start just because they don't want to partner with so and so Pastor.

If the kingdom of Satan makes sure that it does not divide itself. Much more the kingdom of God, we need to walk in unity, pray for each other, love one another, being patient for those who are weak. Try our level best to choose what is noble before the eyes of God and our fellows in Christ. Forgiving one another, and keep encouraging each other to keep hold of our salvation as a day of the Lord comes near.

****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 have been the source of division. Lord help me that I may live with unity with You and my fellow brother and sisters in Christ. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV

The salvation life is war; there is a constant struggle between the spirit and the flesh. Beyond that struggle which saints face in their daily lives; there is an actual war between forces of darkness in the spiritual realm against sons of God on this earth.

Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ puts it this way in the Book of Ephesians, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, Ephesians 6:12. Paul says that our fight is not against flesh and blood, meaning we do not wage war against human beings but against powers, against rulers of unseen world, against spiritual armies of wickedness in the heavenly places.

We see in the Book of Second Corinthians Paul teaching the same things; although here he put more emphasis on how the war is being held. He says the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (world weapons) but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. These weapons destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. They capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. But these will take place after we have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.

This morning, God wants you to know that the key for the success in the spiritual warfare is full obedience. Many of us have been fighting these wars, but all the time we ended up to be a defeated foe. We thought we could defeat the enemy by using the world of God alone, but we forget that we had to obey it too; then we could defeat Him.

Jesus overcame temptations of the devil in the wilderness by using the word of God. But that word was powerful to Satan because Jesus was obedient to His Father. He obeyed to the point of death, even the death of the cross. After His obedience, He was given the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11)

Start obeying God today, memorizing scriptures and knowing all the Book of the Bible it will profit you nothing; if you will not obey what is written. If you will fully obey the world of God, the same name of Jesus which you have been mentioning it all these years and brought no effect on you. It will start doing wonders before your eyes; it will unlock doors and pull down all strongholds which the enemy built 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 Word. Please forgive me for being disobedient all this time; now I'm asking that You may help me to obey You fully. I refuse to continue walking in the disobedient in my life, from this day forward I will start obeying your Word. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


But He said to them, “Where is your faith?”

And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”

Luke 8:25 NKJV

There are things which happen in life and cause most of us to lack faith in God. There are those which happen to our grand parents, then to our parents and final to us. There are those hereditary diseases which our parents suffered and we are experiencing the same symptoms or we also suffer the same.

We used to have one of the family member who had some kind of bad behavior for years; now you have find your sons or daughter going to the same direction. There are those families which all of the women give birth before marriage, no one is being given to marriage as the custom and those who are given experience abusive relationships.

In these kind of environments it is difficult even for saints to put their trust completely to God that He is able to change the situation. The enemy will keep convincing that it is supposed to be this way, there is nothing which you can do. By time we tend to give in to the reality which we see and ignore the  actual reality which is seen by the eyes of faith in God.

This morning, God is asking you where is your faith? Jesus asked His his disciples this question after He calmed the storms which wanted to swap the boat which Jesus was with His disciples. His disciples cried for help thinking that they were drown, but Jesus rose up and rebuked the storm, and asked them where is your faith?

If you are facing those kind of discouragement hereditary events, you don't need to loose hope in God. You need to know that God was there when the first member of your family was born, He has been there all that time and He will be there until the end. Ask Him to intervene and fix the problem, nothing is too big to God. Don't tell God how big is your storm is, you need to tell the storm how big is your God. Refuse to continue being the slave of that series of hereditary events, and ask God to start a new beginning in your family.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I speak life to my family,  I refuse to continue living in the curses and diseases of my fore fathers. I speak health, restoration and prosperity. No one will die in the midst of his days, and they will be no one who will suffer miscarriage or barren in my family. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


“I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”

John 16:33 ERV

There are accounts of people who faced temptations and trials in the Bible. These people passed through some moments which no one knew how they will get out of it. They suffered many things which we all suffer, they loss their loved ones, the got sickness and diseases. They tried to forsake their God as we both do, but God saw them through.

Jesus said in this world we shall have tribulation, but we should not loose heart because He has overcome the world. When Jesus said these words, He knew that His disciples will face persecution for the sake of His name; He knew that some will lose their lives for the sake of the Gospel and He knew that they will be hated with all the people for the sake of His name.

When Jesus said these words, He saw you and me; He saw the things which you will have to suffer, the pain which you will have to endure. He saw how the enemy will try to tempt you to deny your Lord and denounce your faith to God. He knew that the enemy will pressure you with every kind of trial that you may shift your focus from God to problems; you may change your words from Praising God to blaming Him.

This morning, God wants you to know that He will see it through. Jesus knew that it will not be easy for Him on the cross, but He went there for you and me. He knew that it will not be easy for you to go through all those difficulties in your life, but He knew after He rose from the grace; He will have full access to help you that you will not be alone in your journey.

He will see it through; whatever you are facing right now just commit it in His hands. Know that He is able to help you; He will fix everything which seems to be out of control in your life. He will sustain you during your hardships and deliver you out of all trials. Be encouraged, stay at peace knowing that God will see it through.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I commit all what I’m going through in my life to your hands; Lord I’m asking that You may see them through. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born," says the Lord. "If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation," says your God.

Isaiah 66:9 NCV

Before a mother get to a point of delivery, there are sharp pains which proceed it. Before a baby comes out, a mother is troubled much. Some scream while others do moaning and grunting to relieve some pain. Then a baby comes out, a mother forget all the pains which she had  experience for the joy of the new born baby.

In life most of us have passed through painful moments, there are those nights which we lacked sleep at all and kept asking God, why? why should I go through this? Sometimes we stay awake thinking about those words which our confidants (people who we trusted) said against us. We sometimes think about those happy moments we spent with our loved ones; who are no longer in our sight and all of this makes us to feel the pain of loss.

The Bible says that, God will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born. In other words each pain  which comes in your life is the indicator that there is something new and more precious coming in your way. If you had been experiencing pain in your relationship and you went to God and pray that He may restore and heal it. God will come forth like a morning dew and put everything in its place and that person who used to trouble you will either undergo what I call metamorphosis change (complete transformation) or God will replace him with another one if it is within His will.

This morning, God wants you to know that pain which you have been going through is the indicator of something new in your life. For those who worked hard during the earlier stage of their lives, somewhere along the way found themselves succeed. For the pain which they had gone through brought forth success. Pain sometimes act like a teacher who brings us the wisdom of this life. Some of us would be knowing and fearing God now if we wouldn't pass through pain.

In other words pain teaches us to differentiate between what is important and what is common. Pain causes us to seek God and be submissive to His will. If you are going through pain right now, do not loose hope. Something new is being born through you, there is a new dimension of grace ready to come out of you. Trust God during these painful moments, and when He has done His perfect work in you; you shall mount with wings like eagle.

****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 the strength to sustain whatsoever pain which I'm going through right now. Knowing that through this pain something new will be born through me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

John 14:8-9 NKJV-

John the revelator says in John 1:18, ''No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.'' Before Jesus came to this world, no one real knew the nature of God and the love of God which the prophets declared to the people from the beginning of this world.

When Jesus came He revealed God to us, He showed the nature of God and the love of God to us. He healed the sick, cast out demons, blind received their sight and the lame walk, lepers were cleansed and the deaf heard, the dead rose up, and the poor were preached the good news to them. He revealed what God is able to do for mankind.

This Jesus has been the life of everyone of us in different ways but in the same media of love. St. Augustine of Hippo said, ''God loves each of us as if there were only one of us''. Indeed this saying is true, the way God loves me sometimes feels like am the only one in this world; but I came to understand that each one of us has his own love story with this wonderful God.

This morning, God wants you to know that He has revealed Himself through His Son Jesus. Our forefathers worshiped idols and the things which in nature are not God, but the works of human hands. They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons, these gods promoted hatred among themselves and they had no mercies on them. They had no love in them and hence they saved these gods with fear but not with love.

Jesus came with the real face of God that He was not the God who hated men, but loved them. He was more than willing to heal our backsliding and to return us in his marvelous love through His Son Jesus Christ. If you want to know God, then read the Gospel of Jesus and you will know what God has in mind for you. There you will find the complete account of all what Jesus did and promise to do to all who will put their trust to Him.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I'm asking that You may reveal yourself to me, make me to know you and to understand your ways. Teach my heart to fear you and my soul to worship you. Teach me to love you and to love my neighbor as myself. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 

Genesis 37:5 NIV

Joseph was the beloved son of his father because he had been born to him in his old age. His brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. Later he had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

This hate grew higher and higher until the day they sold Joseph to Ishmaelites for twenty shekels (about 230 grams) of silver, who took him to Egypt. The only mistake of Joseph was he shared his dream to what I call dream killers. He shared with people who envy him, and because they saw that he would be more prosperous than them, they hated him and finally sold him as slave.

In my own personal life I have met with those dream killers, people who wants to know more about what God has for you. These people are interested in knowing what God has promised for you but later when they see that you are given greater promise than them, they tend to find the way to kill your dream. When they can't kill your dream, they tend to speak words which will make you to be unacceptable in the community, that they may get a ticket to send you away from their midst.

This morning, God wants you to know that He is the dream resurrector. They rose people who said, because you came from a poor family and no one owned even a vehicle before, so you will never be able to have your own business. Some said your father and mother did not finish school or attend school at all so you will never get that P.h.D which you are dreaming about because there is no blood of education in your family.

These people killed those precious dreams in you, they destroyed your efforts for success and now you are down agreeing with their poisonous words. I have seen many struggling to keeping their marriages while fearing divorce because their parents divorced. And they think that they will never make it because they came from broken homes. 

God is able to rise your dead dreams in life, He will fulfill them in due time. People can put stumbling block to prevent you on reaching forth to your dreams but they can't stop t
he hand of God to help you fulfill them. Don't give up your dreams because of the dream killers, know this; God is the dream resurrector as He did for Joseph in Egypt, He will do for you too! Start dreaming again, it is not too late.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I will start dreaming again, I will start looking forward for my dreams to come to pass. I forgive all who had discouraged me all this time, I will look on you alone and never give up until I see all my dreams come to pass. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Morning with Ebenezer


Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”

James 4:13-15 NKJV

We are living in the world where a man is so sure about tomorrow in such a way he makes a long term plans to sustain him for many years to come. We see weather forecast which can predict the weather conditions for at least ten days and above by using the modern technology.

Due to this technology we tend to teach our children to prepare for tomorrow, on how they should dress when they go to school according to the weather of that particular day. This is good, and it is wonder before our eyes to be able the to predict the state of stock market and outcome of our economies and the value of our currencies; but this do not undermine the fact that our lives are in the hand of God.

The secular world tend to ignore this fact and a modern man thinks he can do everything by himself without the help of his Creator. I have met people who call them themselves atheists, these are people who deny the existence of God or any other form of gods. They live for today and knowing that tomorrow will come too and their lives will continue and nothing will make them to stumble. They say after they die everything will be over and their life will be total complete and hence they don't believe in any kind of future judgement.

This morning, God wants you to stop boasting about tomorrow. He wants you to know that your life is His hands, it is like a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.''

Stop living like the way secular world live without putting God in their midst; and while kicking Him out in everything which they think He is present. Make God to be a center of your life, make Him to be your decision maker through the power of His Holy Spirit. Submit your life to Him, let His will prevail and yours be put low; because He is the owner of your life including that tomorrow which you are looking for.

****Morning Prayer****

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

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord I'm asking that You may teach my heart to be submissive to your will, not boasting about anything but your will to be done in me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.