THEME: HEARING FROM GOD
“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
-Angel Gabriel visited Mary and revealed to her that she would bear a Son Jesus; Who would reign from everlasting to everlasting. God also revealed His mission to save mankind from sin causing death through His beloved Son Jesus Christ. During this season of Easter, we appreciate the love that the Father has for us; that He gave us His only begotten Son; that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. The salvation plan of God worked perfectly for all mankind because we have been redeemed and liberated from sin and He gives us access to eternal life through this gift of salvation. Like Mary, God also speaks to us through angels and reveals His perfect will to us. Let us remember to love God and our neighbors as ourselves, and to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and will continue to reveal His purpose to us in diverse ways.
God calls us to seek Him and we will find Him, when we seek Him will all our hearts. God speaks to us through dreams, visions, angelic visitations, His word, prophets, priests and other servants, and the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Many of such examples are present in the Bible including and not limited to; Moses who spoke to God face to face, Joseph who received dreams and had the gift of interpreting dreams, Habakkuk who was instructed to document his vision for posterity, Samuel who received visions from God when he was called in three instances, Mary and Zachariah who received angelic visitations, Abraham was also visited by three angels before they destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, prophets like Elijah who revealed God’s plan for the people, Jesus who came to save mankind from eternal condemnation through His death and resurrection, and many other instances. God is faithful and reveals His intentions to us; His children. Although it is a unique experience to hear from God, it is important to check the message against His word just in case it does not originate from God. Whatever God speaks must be in line with His word that’s why we have the gift of discernment, otherwise false prophecy might apply. Sometimes we become dull of hearing when God speaks in one way or in another, yet we do not perceive it. In a dream, vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon us, while slumbering on our beds. Then He opens our ears, and seals our instructions. In order to turn us from our deeds and conceal pride from us (Job 33:14-17). Each one of us is unique to God and He speaks to us in diverse ways; which we understand best. Since nothing can separate us from the love of God, we should always be confident because we belong to Him and no one can snatch us from His hand. God calls us to draw near to Him and He will draw near to us as we read His word, pray and praise Him, listening to Biblical messages and turn from our evil ways, and through this He speaks to us; for the furtherance of His kingdom.
Our hearts exult You and rejoice in You LORD, our King of kings and Lord of lords. We rejoice in Your salvation Jesus for You died and resurrected for the sake of all mankind. Thank You Father for sending Your Son Jesus to save us. Thank You for giving us the precious gift of salvation that yields eternal life. Make known Yourself unto all who do not know You Jesus, so that they may believe and be saved. No one is holy but You Lord, there is none besides You Jesus, have Your way in us. During this season of Easter, help us to get closer to You everyday and to remain in You as You are in us. May this Easter season bring fresh graces to us, our families, nation and all over the world and help us Holy Spirit to always hear from You even when we have become dull of hearing. May Your will be done always Lord. Reveal Yourself to us and guide our steps everyday. You have reminded us Lord to partake of the Holy communion, that brings healing and eternal life, guide us in all things Jesus. You are the Rock upon which we stand Jesus, our Lord and Savior, save us from corona virus and all other infirmities that confront us. Help us to realize that we have been crucified with You Christ and it is no longer us who live, but You who lives in us. Forgive us all our sins and help us to lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, so that we may run with endurance the race that You have set before us, looking unto You Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before You; endured the cross, despising the shame and You are seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Our Father who at in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever & ever. Amen
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