Monday, May 8, 2017

Offering Thanksgiving To God As A Sacrifice

Our Commitment Expresses Our Gratitude to God

“Bring [your] thanks to God as a sacrifice, and keep your vows to the Most High” (Psalm 50:14 GWT).

We are sharing a short vision from the Lord which you may access here.

Brethren, this week’s message is as equally important as all the other messages we posted here. As a reminder, the Lord told us that everything we do or say in His Name carries the same importance and urgency. We therefore urge you to take note of this message and be encouraged to draw closer to the Lord (James 4:8).

While we will always fall short in terms of our works before the Lord, it the Bible does not say that we have to hid our lights under a table (Matthew 5:14). Let us not confuse this message with our Praise and Worship article which we wrote and shared here a sometimes ago. The Lord intended the reason for this message as an encouragement to the brotherhood to get involved in their Heavenly Father’s business (Luke 2:49) by following, obeying and testifying about the Lord’s Grace and Goodness (Acts 2:11). A few years ago when the Lord commanded my wife to find some willing sisters to pray with her on Saturday mornings. In order to encourage my wife and the sisters who joined her prayer group to be faithful in their commitment to the prayers, the Lord gave them various passages of Scriptures from the Bible through Charis to read as encouragement before starting their intercessory prayers. Among such Bible passages from the Lord was Psalm 50 and the Lord drew my attention to verse 14 and 23 and the Lord taught us that if Christians voluntarily submit to His will and serve, they fulfil their vow of being obedient and that is an expression of thanks offering (Psalm 50:14; 1 Samuel 15:22), not forgetting that goodness and sharing with others should flow naturally from all of us as Christians (Hebrews 13:16; 2 Peter 1:5).

Prioritising Our Godly Calling

Additionally, we recently shared a vision from the Lord regarding the Ordinary and Priority Judgments which many Christians wished we heard incorrectly. However, that does not bother us and we are just glad obediently and humbly to share whatever we received from the Lord. Furthermore, from our years of experience with the Lord and the rebukes and corrections we received from Him, we can boldly testify that Christians who are lazy, worldly and who sins purposely will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Now, we are not making a case for a salvation of works, but the Lord Jesus Christ warned and told us as a family and ministry that our works as Christians testifies about our faith and association with Him (1 John 3:9). In other words, the Lord will measures our obedience towards Him through our works, because faith translates into action, “In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn't cause you to do any good things” (James 2:17 GWT).

Brethren, as Christians, we have generally accepted the institutionalized Church system without question. Like we acknowledged elsewhere on this platform, some Christians are just content to attend a one day week Church service without regard for a personal ministry as the Apostle Paul stresses in the book of Philippians and a commitment towards God (Philippians 4:9; Daniel 6:10; Acts 1:8). Finally, be encouraged, seek God’s will daily for your life, serve the Lord and bless the brethren in the Name of the Lord.

Would you like to be a guest of honor at the Lamb's wedding supper to sit and feast with all the great witnesses of God? If so, make your commitment today to Christ the Lord. Do you want to give your works an eternal meaning? To begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, please repent and start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Love

Brother Glenn