Exploring the Message within…
Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)
There is still a voice shouting in the wilderness today, saying: ‘Prepare a straight pathway for the Lord’s coming’. Each week as the saints gather together, there is a voice shouting in the wilderness. Have you heeded the call? Are you preparing your heart for the Lord to enter? Or will you wait until your dying day to cry ‘Lord save me!’? Behold the Lamb—our meek and gentle Saviour, who leads us back to our Heavenly Father. He is waiting, with open arms, to welcome you home:
Unbeliever: May your heart be receptive today.
Wanderer: May your faith be restored.
Luke-warm Believer: You’ve sat too comfortably on the borderline for too long. It’s time to re-light the fire. Do not be put off by those who aren’t walking in the light. Fear not! Your praise belongs to God. Do not allow others to crush your spirit any longer. Be bold in Christ.
Leaders: For those who have fallen from grace, may you return to your first love today, and start to lead and direct the flock (in preparation) according to the authority given you by God and not in self-will.
Saints: May your faith be strengthened today, and may you continue to be a shining example for Christ. Continue walking in His Will, so that your spiritual growth will increase daily. If discouragement lingers at your door and you are feeling a little de-motivated, may you be strengthened today. Many are depending on you to impart the knowledge you’ve obtained, so please stay in His presence and be true disciples. Stay blessed and continue to be a blessing to others, for it is through your action—your behaviour/lifestyle, that others will observe the Lamb of God.
Now that you have been delivered, no one needs to tell you to share, because you are on fire for Jesus and you just want to share the good news. You will no longer operate in self-will but in the authority given you by God and in His timing. God has prepared you for this moment and you will remain in Him and in humility deliver the message of The Good News.
Let us refrain from becoming contaminated. We are in the world but we are not of the world. 2nd Corinthians 6:17 is there as a reminder for us:
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
So let us observe the ways of Christ and live a life of abundance. Let others see God at work in and through us, then come to glorify Him.
God of all creation, My Lord and Master: You alone are worthy to be praised! I love You and adore You. May all that is highlighted in this document bring honour and glory to You.
Today I cry out to You on behalf of the church, seeking Your forgiveness. We are travelling in the wrong direction, not realising that we have boarded the slow boat to hell, a place created for the prince of darkness and his angels. I know You do not wish that any of us should perish but our stubbornness and lack of knowledge is leading us down the path of destruction.
I pray You forgive us Lord. Cleanse us from all our iniquities and renew a right spirit within us. Open our eyes Lord that we will recognise our fate and ‘come out from among them.’
Teach us your ways Lord, so we can begin to grow, by observing ‘The Lamb of God’. May our nature be as gentle as a lamb. In all that we do, may You be glorified and Your name go out to all the nations, setting others within the body of Christ, on fire to do like-wise.
We thank You for the opportunity to grow, through exploring this theme: ‘Behold the Lamb of God’. Now may Your will be done! Thank You for answering this prayer and for all that You are about to do. In the name of Jesus I ask these things. Amen!”
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in the love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” (Eph 5:1-2, NLT)
Copyright 2011, Janice S Ramkissoon
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