Daily Grace

RENEW YOUR LOVE WORK TODAY

As Christian our love work is what shows the world that we are of God. Jesus said to his Disciples in John 13:35, “by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Love is the bedrock of Christianity. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It was God`s love for us that made Him send his son to die for us. It was that same love that caused Jesus to be faithful even unto to death, “greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13. Love always expresses itself in giving. God gave us His son and His Son gave us eternal life.

1 John 4:20 says “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” Col 3:13-14 says “Forebearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.” Without love, no man can claim to know Jesus.

Our hearts have to be pure in every area of service. Jesus said in Matthew 5:23-24, “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift”

1 Cor 13:1-7 defines love, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” – Prophet D Behane

I SAY TO YOU, “REJOICE’’

Let it not alarm you when you fall into diverse trials. Do not be surprised by mans rejection of you but rather, rejoice. Yes, you are in this world, but you are not of it. The bible calls you a peculiar person. So how can the world understand you? You are a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden, a representative of a heavenly kingdom. 2 Cor 5:20 calls us ambassadors for Christ. We are on earth on a God given assignment and to serve as representatives of our Kingdom. We judge all things, yet we are judged by no man, 1 Cor 2:15. The Apostles rejoiced in persecution because they knew they were different because of the Holy Spirit in them. They attracted attention because of the greater one in them; You too, because of the same greater one in you will attract a lot of persecution and attention, so i say to you rejoice.- Prophet D. Behane

TRUE FAITH

True faith is acting upon God`s word. After Noah heard God`s voice, he acted upon the voice. The voice said “build an ark of Gopher wood” Gen 6:14. Noah did not inquire of his neighbours, friends or even his wife. Noah acted swiftly by building the ark. He did not repeat what God said over and over to himself in-order to convince himself that he had faith. HE ACTED.
God told Abraham in Gen 12 to leave his kindred and his father’s house to a new land. Abraham left not knowing where he was going, Heb 11: 8. Just like Noah, Abraham did not begin consulting his friends or family in-order to get their opinion. He understood that only God`s opinion mattered. He exercised faith by acting on the word he had heard.
Faith is bold, it does not hesitate. Faith is stubborn, it fears nothing, it is not concerned by what other people might say or think. FAITH ACTS….FAITH DEMONSTRATES. It does not engage in baseless arguments.
The book of James says even the devils also believe that there is one God and they tremble but faith without works is dead. Our faith is made perfect by works James 2:19-22.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”, James 1:22-Prophet D. Behane

BROKEN VESSELS

Its not a perfect vessel that God is looking for. Our lord is looking for surrendered vessels, broken vessels.
From the Old Testament, God has been interested in the broken and rejected ones. God chose Moses, even though he was a stammerer and a murderer. David and his son Solomon suffered from many weaknesses including the love of women. It`s these weaknesses that got these man to give us the books of Psalms and Proverbs.
Jesus during His earthly ministry chose unqualified man to preach the Gospel. Fisherman, tax collecters and thieves. He trusted them enough to commission them with such a great assignment. They failed not.
Apostle Paul, who was a persecuter of the church of Jesus Christ, found himself being qualified for the gospel. He too was commissioned with the Good News to the Gentiles. Although Apostle Paul was a weak man in appearance and of contemptible speech, God still qualified Him, 2 Cor 10:10. It was this contemptible way of speaking that made Apostle Paul spend more time writing rather than speaking. It was the same weakness that gave us most of his letters in the New Testament. After crying to God many times because of his thorn in 2 Cor 12, God says to Paul in verse 9, “ My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”
It is not eloquence that God is interested in nor is it how much of the bible we commit to memory. It’s our weaknesses that make the world realise the greater power of God within us. Jesus did not say stop sinning then come; He said “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matt 11:28. Jesus has so much confidence in His blood. It’s time we too believe in the power of the blood not in our own power- Prophet D.Behane