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GOD TAUGHT JONAH THE LESSON OF OBEDIENCE – Jonah

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Christians To Obey God For Their Benefits

(Passage: Jonah 2)

Prophet Jonah disobeyed God and attempted to escape, but God caught him red-handedly. God caught Jonah in a ship and commanded a fish to swallow him. The stubborn servant felt the heat of hell until he repented. Jonah repented while in the belly of a fish; God heard his voice and saved him.

The scripture reported,

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and your waves passed over me” (Jonah 2:1-3 NKJV).

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It Is Better To Obey God Than To Disobey Him

A person should aspire to obey God and receive his blessing than to disobey him and suffer terrible consequences. God who dearly loves his children also has a special mode of correction for his children. Jehovah can allow his children to suffer for the sake of saving them. However, anyone who willingly obeys God has an advantage of receiving greater benefits than a person who was coerced into obedience. God rates his favorite children by their obedience. He will establish his abiding presence with his favorite children. He will rescue them during trouble and provide for their needs. Jehovah will satisfy the needs of his faithful children from this earth to heaven.

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Prayer To Live In Obedience To God

Dear God, please make me your obedient child. Help me to obey your instructions. Give me the ability to do whatever you ask of me. Enable me with the strength to be conscious of your expectations and meet them! Please keep me ever worthy of your kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

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GALATIAN CHRISTIANS MUST BE STEADFAST WITH GOD – Galatians

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Christianity Requires Steadfastness

Passage: Galatians 3

Paul rebuked the Galatians for their inconsistent relationship with God. He challenged them to be steadfast with God since that is the only means of obtaining God’s mercy and inheriting his eternal kingdom. Paul scolded the Galatians for lack of consistency in their relationship with him. God said, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?” (Galatians 3:1).

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Christians Must Understand What Salvation By Grace Mean

Aspire to be a steadfast Christian.

Believers must understand that Christianity requires steadfastness. The religion is free but it does not accommodate unfiltered practices. Whoever wants to serve God should do so with full devotion. Christians must not assume their fleshly characters measure up to God’s standard.

Today’s Christians should learn from Paul’s letter to the Galatians who instructed they must not mismatch their faith with fleshly exercise.

Paul emphasized,

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV).

God loves steadfast Christians.

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Pray to be steadfast with God

Dear God, please help me to practice true Christianity. Help me to be a steadfast person! I understand that I am saved by the grace of God; therefore, I must not abuse my freedom obtained through Jesus Christ. Please help me to live every day of my life celebrating the fact that I was saved by your grace! Help me to be consistent with your word so that I can prosper. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. Amen.
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ISRAELITES FAILED PRIORITY CHECK – HAGGAI

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(Passage: Haggai 1,2)

Inappropriate priority brought set-back for Israelites. God called the attention of Israelites to the secrets behind their poverty. Israelites were suffering because they have prioritized their personal interests above God’s interest. Moreover, God challenged them to amend their ways so that they can prosper. God said,

“You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes! “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord” (Haggai 1: 6-8 NLT).

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Lesson On Christian Priority

Priority check!

Christians are not allowed to prioritize our personal interests above God’s interests. We must consider God’s interest to be primary – while our personal interests become secondary! God is always challenged to help when people adequately prioritize their objectives. The blessings of God will forever abide by people who put God first in their lives.


Indeed God cares and he will bless whoever honors him with the lifestyle of righteousness! He is Jehovah, and he knows how to create a situation that will bless his children who put him first in their lives.

Apostle Paul encouraged the Philippi Christians (as well as all other Christians throughout the world), “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).

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Prayer To Be Responsible

Dear God, I ask that you please give me an ability to prioritize your desire above my any other interest. Help me to put you first in my life. Give me the grace to love and serve you with a pure heart so that I can prosper in all my ways. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to place priority on holiness so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom. Please do these things and many more, for in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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ZEALOUS JEHOVAH WILL REWARD FAITHFUL SERVICE – Nahum

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God Will Reward Faithful Christians

(Passage: Nahum 1)

Faithful services. Christians are required to give due honor and faithfully serve him at all times. We must give whatever it takes to make God happy with us. The Creator reserves his measurable punishment for anyone who fails to offer him an acceptable service. It is written,

“God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies” (Nahum 1:2-8 NKV).

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Faithful Service To God Will Lead To Our Blessings

God’s overflow of blessing will flourish the lives of people that faithfully serve him. Faithful believers will also enjoy God’s protection. Jehovah promised to go an extra mile to defend the interest of his children that make him proud. It is important that all people understand that God will not positively reward whoever abuses his benefits in their lives. Only those who maintain good standing with him will enjoy his benefits. God will decorate the lives of his faithful worshipers with every goodness of life, and he will also benefit them in his kingdom.

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Prayer To Faithfully Serve God

Dear God, please give me your grace to faithfully walk before you every day of my life. Do not let me take your benefits for granted, but help me to be appreciative of them. Empower me to live an acceptable life before you, and please multiply your benefits in my life so that I can share the testimony of your goodness every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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PAUL APPRECIATED PHILEMON FOR HIS SERVICE TO GOD – Philemon

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(Passage: Philemon 1)

God will reward people who faithfully serve him with all benefits of life. Jehovah appreciates honest services; he will bless his faithful observers. Paul, on behalf of God, appreciated Philemon for being a good steward of Jesus Christ. Paul commended Philemon,

“I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake. For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” (Philemon 1:4-7 NASB).

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Purpose of serving God Unfolded

Christianity requires faithfulness of service to God. Anyone who claims to be a Christian needs to understand the importance of faithful services! Believers must remember that God can clearly measure and determine how much we are committed to him. He will honor those who faithfully serve him.

Not just any service is meaningful to God. A service expected to satisfy God must come from a pure heart, and it must be indeed regarded as Humility in service to God. God’s faithful observers will enjoy his benefits in this life and the one to come.

Since God can gauge the level of our commitments to him, believers must consider it necessary to faithfully serve him! Our pious efforts will motivate God to shower us with his unlimited blessings.

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Prayer for humility in service to God

Dear God, I understand that you want your children to faithfully serve you so that you can be proud to bless them. I promise my committed to you from today! I will serve you with all my strength. Please let the Holy Spirit empower me to meet your standard! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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EXILE JEWS RETURNED TO BUILD JERUSALEM WALL – Nehemiah

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God Will Help His Obedient Children Prosper

Passage: (Nehemiah 10)

 

Exile Jews who returned to Jerusalem (their homeland) also renewed their covenant with God. They promised to follow God’s rule of marriage, and they also promised to obey his requirement to keep the Sabbath Day holy. The people said,

 

“if the peoples of the land brought wares or any grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we would not buy it from them on the Sabbath, or on a holy day; and we would forego the seventh year’s produce and the exacting of every debt” (Nehemiah 10:31).

God Will Work With An Obedient Child

God is willing to work with any Christian who is determined to serve him well. He will also work with a backslidden Christian who chooses to repent of his sin. Jehovah will accept a repentant sinner in a way that is similar to the story of the Prodigal Son in the bible (Luke 15:11-32). A person who repents from his sins, and serves God well will not be condemned on God’s day of judgment. The person will find his place with God in heaven.

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 1:19-20).

Pray For Power To Obey God

Dear God, please give me a heart that follows your instructions. Help me to humbly repent of my sins and turn a new leaf so that I can qualify for your kingdom. Forgive my past sins and guide me to start living a new life of holiness before you. Please let my ways satisfy you on earth so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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GOD WILL PUNISH ISRAELITES FOR THEIR SINS – Amos

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Children of God Must Not Abuse God’s Grace With Sin

(Passage: Amos 8)

Israelites provoked God with sin, and the Creator promised to make them pay for it. Amos the servant of God prophesied,

“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God, “That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight; I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on every waist, And baldness on every head; I will make it like mourning for an only son, and its end like a bitter day” (Amos 8:9-10).

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Impact of Sin vs Holiness

God can cope with anything other than sin – because sin is not a part of his system. Among all human activities on earth, nothing is strong enough to stop God’s operation – except sin! Sin can limit God’s blessing in anyone’s life. It can turn an active blessing to a passive blessing. That is, a person who sinned may be unable to tap into his blessing until he has exercised repentance.

All believers must understand that God does not have a substitute for holiness. He asks that his sinful children repent from their sins so that he can bless them. An unrepentant sinner will suffer dire consequences from his Maker.

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Pray For Grace to Live Up To God’s Standard

Dear God, please help me to live holy life before you so that you can be happy with me. Do not let me play with disobedience but help me to obey your commandments. Please keep me in grace to live an acceptable life before you! Let my practices be acceptable to you! Guide me to operate under the leadership of your Holy Spirit so that I can prosper everyday of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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THE WALL OF JERUSALEM WAS REBUILT DESPITE OPPOSITION – Nehemiah

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Christians Serve God of Possibilities Who Rebuilt Jerusalem Wall

(Passage: Nehemiah 12)

Nehemiah who led exile Jews back to their land to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem was opposed by Sanballat and Tobiah. However despite the oppositions, the man of God triumph, and he accomplished his mission. The Jews successfully built the wall and completed it. They also celebrated their achievement to honor God. The scripture reported,

“Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings and singing, with cymbals and stringed instruments and harps” (Nehemiah 12:27).

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God Who Built Jerusalem Wall Can Do Much More For Us!

God who built Jerusalem’s wall for Nehemiah can help us! Christians serve God of Possibilities; he will make any impossibility turn to possibility for his children! Indeed, God can do all things, and nothing is impossible for him to do. People who are determined to faithfully serve God will receive God’s help to overcome their challenges and have a testimony.

Jehovah will support his faithful children against any obstacle they may confront. It is important that believers understand that we are not ordinary people. We are people anointed by God to succeed on earth. God is on our side, and he will help us prosper in all our ways. Nothing shall be impossible for us in as much we continue to reserve our trust in him!

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Pray For Faith To Keep Trusting God

Dear God, please help me to realize my status as your child who deserves to succeed on earth, and also worthy of heaven. Help me to take the steps of faith into achieving my expected breakthroughs! Please bless the work of my hands so that I can prosper and share the testimony of your goodness to people around me.

Please make my life a living testimony to the glory of your name! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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PAUL PRAISED PHOEBE FOR HER SERVICE TO GOD – Romans

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Service To God: God Will Reward Faithful Christians

(Passage: Romans 16)

A lady by the name Phoebe caught Paul’s attention with her exceptional godly servitude. Paul recognized Phoebe as a faithful servant of God who ministers to the needs of her people. Paul highlighted in her letter to the Romans, “I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also” (Romans 16:1-2 NKJV).

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Faithful service to God has a reward! Christians must understand that our activities are not limited to church activities only. We must demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to people within and without the church. That is, believers must minister to all people. We must understand that some fellow believers are in dire need of a few help that we can render. Our efforts to support others should include the provision of material and other resources. Believers must also offer moral support to people in need.

It is important that each believer is sensitive to the needs of other people and make a significant effort to assist them. In our attempt to demonstrate faithful service to God, Christians must operate as a theme and exercise the true love that Jesus Christ will applaud. We must not leave a brother or a sister-in-Christ behind to suffer. We must understand that every Christian is a co-sharer of God’s kingdom, and we must care for them.

Christians must understand that God cares to watch our attitudes demonstrated towards other people. God knows how we treat other people, and he will compensate us duly. Every Christian must understand that whatever he/she does to his fellow believer is touching the heart of God. In other words, whatever you do to a Christian brother or sister is what you are technically doing to God himself, and he will reward you in due time.

Be faithful in your service to God, He is watching you!

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Prayer To Faithfully Serve God

Dear God, please help me to be a relevant Christian who support others. Help me to be your true ambassador and make positive contributions to the lives of my Christian brothers and sisters. Help me to be relevant to your kingdom with true services! Please give me the resources that I will need to care for my fellow believers so that your name can be glorified.

Please qualify me for your kingdom! When my earthly race is over, let me wake up in your kingdom to hear “Weldone and welcome my good servant!”  For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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JESUS PREACHED AGAINST ANXIETY – Matthew

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Matthew – Christians Must Not Be Anxious For Anything

(Passage: Matthew 6)

Jesus instructed his followers to not worry about anything, but they should have confidence in God. Believers must be joyous and hopeful at all times. We must have an expectation that promises of God on our lives will come to pass.

Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek.

For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:25-34).

Important Lesson on Anxiety

People who serve God must not be anxious about anything, but we must be hopeful in God. Believers must be confident that God is ever strong to help us overcome our challenges and lead us to victory.

Christians must understand that Satan outsource scary situations to challenge our faith. His goal is to make us doubt God and stumble in faith. No Christian should give in for the desire of the enemy.

We must be full of faith and have high expectations. As we demonstrate unwavering faith, God will turn our trials into testimonies, and he will also make Satan be ashamed. Indeed, God will compensate our faith and turn it into testimonies!

Prayer Against Anxiety

Dear God, please help me to demonstrate unwavering faith in you. Help me to stop worrying about life challenges. Help me to realize that you are in charge of my life, and you will perfect whatever concerns me! As I continue to trust you, let my terrible situation turn around to good one, and let me have the story of your goodness to share with other believers and the rest of the world. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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