THEME: AN OPEN HEAVEN
“Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man’”
-When Philip told Nathaniel about Jesus, he doubted if He was the Messiah. Nathaniel said, “can anything good come out of Nazareth (John 1:46). Filled with a geographic sense of pomp, Nathaniel probably prophesied that Jerusalem was the only holy city. His religious skepticism blinded him from believing in the Messiah, who calls us to accept Him as our personal Savior. Like the Pharisees and Scribes who over-relied entirely on the law and traditional, they failed to enter God’s kingdom, and bared many from accessing it. Although he was called a true Israelite with whom there is no deceit, Nathaniel believed in what he saw and not what he heard or written in the law and prophets. Nathaniel was called oblivious of the fact that Jesus had seen him before under the fig tree, awakened his spiritual sense. Romans 10:9, tells us that, “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”. After Nathaniel’s public declaration that Jesus is the Son of God and the King of Israel, Nathaniel was ready to experience an open heaven.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. Jesus You are You are our everlasting King, we lift up Your banner, in all the earth. None can compare to You Jesus, we adore You and lift Your name high. You are the Son of the living God, we praise Your holy name. You are God in whom we trust, we surrender our lives to You. You are the way, the truth and the life Jesus, no one comes to the Father except through You. Cause many in our families, work places, society, nation and the entire world to come to You Jesus; we humbly ask You. Forgive us all our iniquities and wash us with Your precious blood merciful Savior. We rely on You Jesus and trust in You. If the foundations are broken what would the righteousness do. We submit our plans to Your Lord, take charge of everything that pertains to us dear Jesus. Take charge of our political atmosphere Jesus and give us a God fearing president; we humbly beseech You. Take charge of our businesses and careers grant us fresh opportunities, and the wisdom to advance what we currently have. Take charge of our families and marriages, and make every crooked paths straight. Take charge of our callings and purposes, and prosper us in every way. We can do nothing without You Jesus, take charge dear Jesus. We pray all this believing and trusting in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Luke 15:7, Luke 9:26, Philippians 3:3-7
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