EVERYTHING IS GRACE!
A NEW THING!
“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children” (Psalm 103:17).
An old proverb in Tamil says that ‘the cot can be bought for a price but not the sleep.’ Even affluent men express their anguish and say “Sir, what is the use of amassing so much of money and properties? There is no peace for me. I do not get sleep in the nights and there is no one to love me truly. All those on whom I had laid my faith have betrayed me.”
THE PARTIAL WILL PASS AWAY!
“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:18, 19).
Our God is wonderful in opening the ways. Even when the doors are closed in all directions, He is powerful to open the path in the wilderness. His mercy towards those who lay their faith on Him is incomparable.
GOODNESS AND MERCY!
“But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away” (I Corinthians 13:10).
A loving mother, who cared for her son’s bright future, sent him to college for higher education. There he was saved. In a Gospel meeting, hearing the missionary challenge, he submitted himself to do ministry in the midst of barbarians living in a place abroad. He communicated his decision in a letter saying, “Mother, the love of Christ compels me. I am waiting for your permission.”
I WILL DO WONDER!
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will [a]dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).
Goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. While you step forward with your right leg, goodness will happen and when you put forward your left leg, mercy will happen. On all days goodness and mercy will follow you like a shadow.
WILL SEE THE WONDER!
“Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvellous work among this people, a marvellous work and a wonder” (Isaiah 29:14).
Our God is a God of wonders. He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number (Job 9:10).
BLESSING AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME!
“As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them wonders” (Micah 7:15).
Do you feel as though all the doors of the blessings are closed for you? Do you lament in a state of helplessness? Today God promises you that He will make you witness miracles. His Name is wonderful!
“ I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing” (Ezekiel 34:26).
How blessed is the rain for a dry land! What a refreshment the rain is for the trees, plants and creepers which are about to wither out for want of water! Similarly, how joyous the divine love and presence of Christ are to you, in this world filled with sorrows and sadness. God says that showers of blessing will come down.
BLESSINGS OF JOSEPH!
“Now You have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue before you forever; for you have blessed it, O Lord, and it shall be blessed forever” (I Chronicles 17:27).
God not only blesses you but He also blesses your home, your vessels and your children. Further, He comes along and stays with you.
“Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well; his branches run over the wall” (Genesis 49:22).
When we go through the entire chapter number 49 in the book of Genesis, we can find Jacob blessing all his children. Of all those blessings, the blessing of Joseph was the greatest. They could touch the heart deeply.
BLESSINGS OF THE HOUSE OF GOD!
“The Lord who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion!” (Psalm 134:3).
How sweet is the word “Blessing.” Everyone has a wish to get blessed. The children are longing for the blessings of their parents. They expect the blessing from their teachers, elders and the nobles. At the same time what you also need is the blessing from, the servant of God.
“We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house” (Psalm 65:4).
A great joy filled David’s heart when told, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” He was very much excited and he joyously said, “There I am going to be fed to my satisfaction. I am going to praise Him through singing and dancing. I am going to worship Him. The honey of the rock is there. My thirst will be quenched through the river of pleasures.
BLESSING OVER FEAR OF GOD!
“(He) has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
The worldly blessings were valued greatly by all the saints of the Old Testament. Their blessings were mainly on the increase of the livestock, vine and farming land. But for you, who are the children of God of the New Testament, the Spiritual blessings are the most important ones.
GOD WHO BLESSES!
“Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways” (Psalm 128:1).
It is common to see Psalm no 128 being read in wedding ceremonies. When families shift to their newly built houses, the pastors will read this Psalm and bless the family. This Psalm happens to be a blessing which God provides graciously to a good family.
GREATNESS OF HUMILITY!
“And He led them out as far as Bethany and He lifted up His hands and blessed them” (Luke 24:50).
God was and is very loving and caring in blessing His children. The last thing He did before crossing over the earth was to ‘bless.’ “He lifted up His hands and blessed them.”
“Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar” (Psalm 138:6).
If you, the children of God understand the blessings of humility, you will receive the grace from God. He not only regards the lowly but also gives grace to them.
INHERIT THE KINGDOM!
“And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking” (Luke 5:6).
When a man exerts on his own, the efforts made outweigh the results whereas when the hand of God intervenes, results outweigh the efforts. God, Himself will bless all your efforts and exalt you. He will bless your bread and water.
PRAY FOR THE LATTER RAIN!
“Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mathew 25:34).
Just think over how lovingly God calls you. Your heart will rejoice when you hear Him calling you as “You blessed by my Father.”
PRAY FOR THE SERVANTS!
“Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain.” (Zechariah 10:1).
This is the fifth God-given prayer point. Through the rain of Spirit, the revival is created; prayer warriors arise; the fire of prayer also burns. So, how essential it is to pray for the latter rain! Pray earnestly for the latter rain to be poured immensely with powerful miraculous deeds in these last days. One latter rain was poured during the days of the early Apostles and the river of revival overflowed its banks. When the disciples prayed, the place where they had assembled together was shaken. While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word (Acts 10:44).
“….praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).
This is the fourth prayer point given to you by the Scripture. Yes, pray fervently so that God protects His servants. The situation of these servants is similar to that of the warriors positioned in the battlefield facing the onslaught of the enemy. They stand opposing the diseases, sickness, witchcraft and the sorcerers.
"He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him and His own righteousness, it sustained Him" (Isaiah 59:16).
IF God had wondered over something, it becomes a great wonder for us. On seeing Tajmahal, we astonish and wonder. The Pyramids in Egypt astonish us. The hanging garden of Nebuchadnezzar would have made people of those days happy. But nothing could make God who is in the heavenly glory, to wonder. But the Scripture says that God wondered that there was no man to pray and there was no intercessor (Isaiah 59:16).