Tuesday, 13 November 2018

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE


Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead; if you lose, you can guide. People are not what they say but what they do; so judge them not from their words but from their actions. When someone hurts you, don't feel bad because it's a law of nature that the tree that bears the sweetest fruits gets maximum number of stones. Take whatever you can from your life because when life starts taking from you, it takes even your last breath.In this world, people will always throw stones on the path of your success. It depends on what you make from them - a wall or a bridge.

Challenges make life interesting; overcoming them make life meaningful. There is no joy in victory without running the risk of defeat.  A path without obstacles leads nowhere. Past is a nice place to visit but certainly not a good place to stay. You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, then you haven't done much today. If you don't build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. If you don't climb the mountain; you can't view the plain. Don't leave it idle - use your brain. You are not paid for having brain, you are only rewarded for using it intelligently. It is not what you don't have that limits you; it is what you have but don't know how to use. What you fail to learn might teach you a lesson. The difference between a corrupt person and an honest person is: The corrupt person has a price while the honest person has a value. If you succeed in cheating someone, don't think that the person is a fool. Realize that the person trusted you much more than you deserved. Honesty is an expensive gift; don't expect it from cheap people.

“Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.” Luke 17:3-4

Complete forgiveness can be very difficult at times. This is especially the case when the same person sins against you “seven times in one day” as Jesus says.

But Jesus’ words should be taken to heart. He was not being idealistic; rather, He was being very realistic. Forgiveness must be given, over and over and over again. We cannot hesitate in offering it, especially to those who sincerely repent.

One of the first things we should notice from this passage is that when someone sins against us, we should rebuke him. The rebuke is not to be an act focused on revenge; rather, it must be done so as to invite repentance. This is the only reason for the rebuke of another. If we have a sense that someone who sins against us may be open to change, then we must offer them a rebuke of love. And when they accept it and seek our forgiveness, we must offer it.

But, as mentioned, this can especially be difficult when the sin is committed over and over again. It can become wearying and discouraging. And when a sin is committed over and over again, it’s easy to become sceptical about the authentic sorrow of the one seeking forgiveness.

But none of that should be our concern. Our only concern should be to hear those words, “I’m sorry.” This is the command of Jesus. When one says these words, we must forgive and do so immediately.

This Scripture also reveals to us the importance of expressing our sorrow to those whom we hurt. It’s dangerous to simply presume that another will forgive. There is great power in actually saying to another, “Please forgive me, I’m sorry for my sin.” Though these words may be difficult to say, they are words of great healing.

Reflect, today, upon the act of asking for forgiveness and offering it to another. We are all given numerous opportunities every day to forgive and seek forgiveness. Do not hesitate in doing so and you will be grateful you did.

Lord, I am truly sorry for the many sins I have committed against You. Please forgive me. When I am obstinate, please offer me a rebuke of love. When I need to ask forgiveness of another, please give me the courage to do so. Jesus, I trust in You.

"For with God nothing shall be impossible" Luke 1:37. (KJV). We bless the God of possibilities this morning, may His glorious name be praised. Amen! Have you ever studied in the Bible the attribute of God's omnipotence? Omnipotence means that God is all-powerful. Nothing is impossible with God. That is, nothing that would be consistent with his Holy nature, character and being. God has the power to do what he wills, yet His power is under the control of His holy and wise will. You know that it was God's omnipotence that created the world, and created light out of darkness, and created man. But have you studied God's omnipotence in the works of your life?

The whole of Christianity is a work of God's omnipotence. Look at the birth of Christ Jesus. That was a miracle of divine power, and it was said to Mary: "With God nothing shall be impossible" (Luke 1:37). What man knows is birth only comes by intercourse - male and female (couple) but here the power of God changed things. It was the omnipotence of God. As Christians we should trust God to do anything that we are taught that it is impossible.

Have you come to God with tears of penitence and with deep humiliation and feebleness, cried out: "O God, it is impossible to me; man cannot do it, but glory to Your name, it is possible with God"? Have you claimed deliverance? Do it now. Put yourself afresh in absolute surrender into the hands of a God of infinite love. As infinite as His love is His power to do it. Begin to tell him what is impossible with man and he will do it.

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps (1 Peter 2:21).

The Lord Jesus, in His earth-walk, led an exemplary life. Not only was He a phenomenal intrusion into the sense realm, He was extraordinary in all facets. He was never in want; He had no consciousness of need; He was always in charge of situations and circumstances. He was a marvel, to say the least. He used words like no one ever did.

There isn’t a more perfect example for us to emulate than Jesus. He exercised absolute mastery over circumstances; never flustered or ruffled by anything. Every word He spoke came to pass. Once, He was in a boat with His disciples and they heard Him talk to the boisterous winds and waves. Prior to that time, they had heard Him talk to a tree, and the tree withered from its roots. He talked to blind eyes, and to lame legs, they all heard and obeyed Him. No wonder they asked in utter bewilderment, “What manner of man is this?”

Well, I’ll tell you the manner of man Jesus is: He heads up the new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says if any man be in Christ, he’s a new creature; a new kind of man; this new kind of man is like Jesus. We’re of the same stock. 1 John 4:17 says, “…as he is, so are we in this world.” This is the reason we can emulate Him. Our theme scripture tells us to follow His steps; in other words, follow His examples, because as He is, so are we. He said in Mark 11:23, “You shall have what you say.” Hallelujah!

Practise this even now: command any boisterous wind and wave that may be billowing against your finances, your job, your academics, family, ministry, etc., to cease. Speak to diabetes to be healed; tell that cancerous growth to dematerialise. Like Jesus, you can talk to anything and it’ll obey you. That’s the example Jesus left us with, His very steps that we have to follow.

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  

Ephesians 5:1 AMPC Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15

Paul wrote in Philippians 1:15-19 about some people who were preaching from a wrong motivation, which was to add afflictions to Paul who was in prison at the time. Instead of getting offended and having a bad attitude, he rejoiced over the fact that at least Christ was being preached.

If you are dealing with problems in your ministry or work, rejoice. It will strengthen you, and that strength will minister to everyone around you. When we praise God and rejoice in His salvation irrespective of our circumstances, we see His glory manifest in our lives.

Paul learned that lesson years before when he and Silas had been beaten with "many stripes" and cast into prison and their feet were fastened in stocks. Instead of sinking into depression, the two of them prayed and sang praises to God, loud enough that the other prisoners heard them. The result? There was a great earthquake that shook the foundations of the prison, opening all of the doors and loosing everyone's bands.

Take a close look at the faith they exercised. Their backs were bleeding, they had been put in stocks, and all this for doing God's will. What a golden opportunity to complain and murmur. Instead, they began to worship God.

God was so moved that He sent an earthquake, and everyone's bands were loosed. If you need doors to open, then begin to worship and praise God. From that kind of praise will come deliverance for you, and everyone around you.
All things are possible with God! Stay blessed!

Prayer
1.Thank God for his word, ask Him to heal all impossibilities in your life.

2.Make a joyful noise of triumph to the Lord and declare your victory over every challenge you are facing.

3.Thank you blessed Father, for the worthy and glorious examples of Jesus. I take charge of situations and circumstances, and reign in this life over Satan and the elements of this world by the power of the Holy Spirit, and authority in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

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