THE TIME IS AT HAND

“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand”.
Rev. 1:3KJV

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It is not sufficient to our blessedness that we read and hear the scriptures, but we must keep the things that are written; we must keep them in our memories, in our minds, in our affections, and in practice, and we shall be blessed in the deed. The nearer we come to the accomplishment of the scriptures, the greater regard we shall give to them. The time is at hand, and we should be so much the more attentive as we see the day approaching. There is no other way to watch our righteous garments not to be spotted with the world other than having God’s Words in our hearts. The Bible says, “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”(1Pet.5:8) Our only Sword to battle the enemy is the WORD.

Time is really moving faster than normal. We are daily heading towards the judgement day. How prepared are we? We neither read the Word, study, meditate nor keep it, how can we be like Christ Jesus when He appears? He said, “the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”( Mark 1:15)

We are always busy with our businesses, not having any regard for the Word. It’s time to reset our priorities and seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; it’s time to put the Word into practice for the time of the rapture is at hand. There’s no time left for loving the world and its things. We are in the extra time and we must use every moment for preparation towards Heaven. We must set our affections on things above for the time is at hand.

Precious soul, heed the warning, for your life will soon begone. Oh how sad to face the judgement; unprepared to meet the Lord.
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PRAYER: Help me Lord Jesus to be prepared for your kingdom for the time is really at hand.
AMEN

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CIRCUMCISE YOUR HEART.

“And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live”.
Deut. 30:6KJV

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To circumcise our hearts is to put God at the centre of our joy of life. Circumcision is done with the use of a sharp object. And what else would God use to circumcise our hearts other than His words? For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart(Heb.4:12). The Lord Jesus said “Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you”, and in His prayers He said to the Father; “Sanctify them through your Truth: your word is Truth”.

Circumcision is as painful as trials. That’s why many hear the Word but does not allow it to pierce through their hearts to take off the foreskins thereof. What are those foreskins? They are the things which have taken the place for God in our lives. The will of the heart, the lust of the flesh and eyes, pride of life etc. are all foreskins that have glued our hearts such that it takes only the divine hand of God to dispel it from within us. The friendship of the world is always enmity with God.

Dolefully, we always let the Word of God remain idle in our hearts because we cherish and cleave to the foreskins so much that when the Word tries removing it, we lust after it again. But God’s promises will only come to pass when we allow the working of that promises in our lives.
Beloved, God is still holding the sword of the Word to circumcise our hearts now, won’t we gladly submit to Him?
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PRAYER: I surrender my Heart unto you dear Lord Jesus. please circumcise my heart with your word, make it pure as you are, and come and have your abode there. In your name.
AMEN

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GOD BLESS YOU

ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME

“I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works”.
Psalm 9:1KJV

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Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! We thank the Lord so much for His love, guidance, mercy, forgiveness, yea, even for everything that He bestowed upon us last month. Glory be unto His holy name.
And God richly bless the readers, sharers and doers of God’s word through this devotional. May God’s Love, peace and mercy be your portion this month even as you continue with us. God loves you and we also love you and we do appreciate your efforts in sharing this devotional. We pray that God help us all and prepare us for Heaven. Amen

Is it not marvellous, dear Heavenly pilgrim, that we are still alive? To me, it remains a mystery. If God should have looked at the sins we committed yesterday, He wouldn’t have bothered to usher us into this stupendous month. But His forgiveness was sure as Christ’s blood is still pleading on our behalf. Absolutely, we’ve done nothing to deserve this! He loves us and we can’t tell why; His banner over us is Love, and that settles everything.

Don’t we have a cause to praise Him with all our hearts and declare His doings among our brethren? We should not be thankless.
Let’s praise God with the psalmist;

“I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings”(Psalm 9:2-11)

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all!(Hymn)
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PRAYER:

I thank you Father for everything. I exalt, adore, extol, magnify and bless your holy name.
AMEN

GOD BLESS YOU

THE PRICE OF DISOBEDIENCE

“But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments”;

Lev. 26:14KJV.

The next chapter of the book of man’s life after His creation was entitled “disobedience”, the nascence of our problems. This stems from unbelief and misdoubt of God’s word; *the defiance of man reigns in the absence of obedience*. Man seems to have an ingrained natural rebellion against God. Immediately God says “do”, our foremost reaction is no!

Nothing is so deadly to man as disobedience which so much robbed Adam and Eve of their Edenic pleasures. There is a price for our attitude towards God’s words and we are responsible for the fruit of our rebellion. We are brimful of self-will to the extent of abhorring anything that causes us to be selfless. But we can’t in any way face the kindled wrath of God against our disobedience.

God says;
“But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate. And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins”(Lev.26:14-24KJV)

‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey’.
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PRAYER:

Forgive me my sins, Lord Jesus and wash me in your holy blood.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

THE FELICITY OF A SPOTLESS SOUL

“BLESSED are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD”
Psalm119:1KJV
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Happy new month dear reader! God richly bless you for being a partaker of this TRUTH of God; may the grace, love and peace of the Lord rest in you this month. Amen

Felicity is the thing we are all ambitious about and quest for. Everyone wants to be happy; none wishes to remain in absolute dolefulness. True blessings and happiness is not in the world or its things; being the richest of all isn’t a way to a peaceful mind. The ways to attain the paradisaic blessings are outlined in the Word of God. All manner of Blessedness is for the righteous; godly people are happy people; they are, and shall be, blessed indeed.

Truly, If there are any people who are blessed in this world, they are those who walk in God’s way, who watchfully and diligently keep their garments unsoiled from the world. *How blissful and favored by God are the virtuous with personal integrity who are guided by the revealed will of God.* Happy are the upright and blameless in the narrow way who order their lives in the law of the Lord, and walk and live in the spirit.
_They that walk in the Word, never defile their righteous garments with the world._

“OH for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!

So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb”. (A hymn)
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PRAYER: More holiness, sorrow for sin and purity of heart I pray Oh Lord Jesus to grant it to me in your name.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

GOD’S KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”
Matt. 6:33KJV
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After contacting a king, the next first thing is to seek and know His kingdom and what’s involved. The word “Kingdom” is a term for a “King” and His “Domain”.Practically, a kingdom may be defined as “the sovereign rule of a king over territory (domain), impacting it with his will, purport, and intent.” God’s kingdom means God’s will executed, Heaven’s influence, God’s governance, His impress and impact. We are to seek GOD’S righteousness, not ours. When our lives are right before the King, we will enjoy His privileges.

“A king said to his particular friend, ‘Ask what thou
wilt, and I will give it unto thee.’ He thought within himself,
‘If I ask to be made a general I shall readily obtain it. I will
ask something to which all these things shall be added:’ he
therefore said, ‘Give me thy daughter to wife.’ This he did knowing that all the dignities of the kingdom should be added unto this gift.”
Our Lord Jesus emphasised to us His Kingdom and the need to be righteous so that we can receive “all these things added unto us.” Including our Physical, psychological, emotional and financial needs. When we ask and seek heavenly things, earthly things are also added; but when we seek earthly things we miss the paradisical ones.

Solomon asked wisdom, and had that and other things added to Him.
O what a blessed change would it make in our hearts and lives, did we but firmly believe this truth, that the best way to be comfortably provided for in this world, is to be most intent upon that Edenic World!
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PRAYER: I exalt your name, oh Lord Jesus for your Kingdom. I ask for your grace to diligently seek it in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU