The Lord is your strength and your shield. Looking back in my life I see that there are many things the Lord has done for me.
I thank you O Lord!
God says- I have carved you on the palm of my hands and I will carry you to the end of ages.
It’s all about the goodness of the Lord, his mercy and enduring kindness. Where would we be if for not for the mercies of God, we would have been swallowed and destroyed. But we are alive and standing strong in Lord. We thank God!
FOCUS is very important. As preached in 26 Nov Sermon, like Nehemiah learn to focus on God and his Kingdom business. The year 2023 is going to be great , if your focus is on the Great I AM
God will finish what he has begun
4 Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, 5 for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Focus, Focus to not be distracted or be slackened – but Focus to be in partnership with God. It is very important for every believer to partner with kingdom of God.
God is not slack concerning his promises. He has already moved ahead and finished it. It is you who has to focus and match with God’s pace.
2023 will be roller -coaster but not for thiose who focus on God and they will be accelerated to go faster as they keep pace with God and saty focussed on Great I AM
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Sermon message: A remnant still remains
[Meditate on SImeon and Anna from Luke 2]
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[e] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
Sing for joy, O heavens!
Rejoice, O earth!
Burst into song, O mountains!
For the Lord has comforted his people
and will have compassion on them in their suffering.
Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song,
for the Lord has comforted his people.
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child.”
We are the remnant of God in this moment waiting for the King’s return ,for the rapture. Let us declare his redemption and salvation message boldly to one and all. Be Blessed. Amen!