THEME: THE HOLY SPIRIT
“This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
-Nicodemus had misconceptions on faith in Christ and the gift of salvation. As we read from Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God”. Salvation is a gift from God which comes through faith in Jesus Christ. When we believe in Christ and are baptized, the Holy Spirit comes to us and indwells us. In Acts chapter 8, we find Philip who was sent by an angel to preach to an Ethiopian Eunuch who did not understand the scriptures he read. Philip spoke to Him about Jesus and when they came by water and he intended to be baptized, Philip said; “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And the Eunuch said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts 8:37). And the Ethiopian Eunuch was baptized and saved. We are all called to baptism and faith in Christ, that is; to be born of water and the Spirit so that we may inherit the kingdom of God. Like the wind blows where it wishes and one cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes, so is the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, leads us in the direction He wills. If we have faith in God, we should submit our will to His and He will lead us in all things according to His divine purposes.
Thank You Lord for the gift of salvation upon our lives. We have been redeemed by Your blood Jesus and not with gold, silver and precious metals, all glory belongs to You. We declare Your redemption, salvation, mercy, grace and blessings upon our lives, families, nation. The gates of hell shall not prevail against Your church, for have been redeemed by Your blood Jesus. On Mount Zion there shall be deliverance and holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. Thank You Lord for the eternal possession that You have given us and all our descendants. You have anointing our heads with oil and baptized us with Your Holy Spirit, lead us in all our our decisions, future plans, families, marriages, relationships, businesses, work, churches, leadership, nation and the entire world humbly ask You. We submit our will to Yours Holy Spirit, may You increase as we decrease. Our nation belongs to Jesus. State house belongs to You Jesus. May You be glorified in this nation from state house to every house. You are the lion of Judah, may Your reign in all nations Jesus, that You gift of salvation may reach all people. You are preparing a table for us Your children and shall supply for all our needs, we thank You and praise Your holy name. Loving Father we ask You to be with all the youth. Be with all those who are not going to school at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Settle their hearts of all our children who are waiting on You for reopening of the schools and shape their future. Be with all the health worker who are responsible for taking care for those who are sick. We pray for special protection upon their lives. May Your healing virtue heal all those who are sick and suffering, and deliver us from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lead all our leaders with Your wisdom even as they make the required pronouncements. We intercede for the church leaders and members, the church shall be strong and stand firm in faith. Your light shall shine over all airwaves and Your salvation will touch all Your people. May all people and nations turn to You Jesus and indwell in all Your people Holy Spirit. We declare an overflow in our lives, children, relationships, marriages and nation, may our cups overflow with Your goodness Lord. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives and we shall dwell in Your house forever. Amen
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