Category: Verily Blessing

THE DAY OF “WRECKONING”

The Lord “has torn down in His anger the fortresses of daughter Judah.” –Lamentations 2:2 Jesus came to proclaim and establish the kingdom of God and bring salvation to the human race by overcoming the sin of Adam. Jesus destroyed the power of Satan and overcomes him (see 1 Jn 3:8). Satan’s works cannot stand next to those of God. Anything built on a foundation based on evil must first be overturned and destroyed. Therefore, Jesus’ initial work must be that of a demolition crew. First, He needs to make a total wreck of the existing structure, if it is...

HOW TO DEFEAT THE TYRANT

When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she began to kill off the whole royal family.” –2 Kings 11:1 Athaliah, the queen mother, massacred the rest of the royal family so she could take over the kingdom of Judah. Seven years later, she was dethroned and killed. This victory of justice was achieved by God’s grace through four people or groups of people: Jehosheba risked her life to rescue a baby, her nephew, Joash, the rightful king (2 Kgs 11:2). Others risked their lives daily for seven years by secretly caring for Joash (2 Kgs...

Prayer Looks to the Future

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is GOD’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Gratitude and thanksgiving always look back at the past, although they also take in the present. But prayer always looks to the future. Thanksgiving deals with things already received. Prayer deals with things desired, asked for, and expected. Prayer turns to gratitude and praise when the things asked for have been granted by GOD. As prayer brings things to us that produces gratitude and thanks giving, so praise and gratitude promote prayer and encourage more and better...

Life in All Its Fullness

“That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of GOD.” Ephesians 3:19 There are people who have lost interest in life and are filled with despair because of circumstances or negative dispositions. Although setbacks, which shake the core of our very foundations, and disappointments are a part of life, we must never lose sight of Jesus. He came so that we may have abundant life. He promises to carry our burdens. All we need to do is turn to Him in faith. Enter an intimate relationship with the living Christ through prayer and meditation. Share your...

Surrender Your Life to God

“Lord, teach us to pray.” Luke 11:1 Most Christians are very aware of their inability to pray according to the will of God. Christ sacrificed Himself for us. He gave Himself freely, but He will enrich your life only as far as you allow Him to. The depth and quality of your devotion to Him will be reflected in the strength of your prayer life. It does not mean a thing to ask God for a meaningful and positive prayer life unless you do your share to develop it. If you surrender yourself more completely to Christ, you will become...

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