The year is going to be a Blessed Year
Psalms 112:10 -
The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
People are anxious to know what this year is in store for them. This year has no specific message, what has started in 2010 is continuing this year too, but since December end there has been one factor coming to my heart and that is the factor Fear of the Lord.
Even at the New Year Eve's service the preacher had this factor in his message. This year we are going to see the calamities going to a notch higher and this the Lord is confirming in today's message.
The Lord is very clear those who are wicked are going to see the bad end of Him. When the Lord says wicked He does not specifically mean only those who do not know Him. If one looks at Biblical history the worst judgments were not on those who did not know Him but on those who did and yet rejected or blasphemed Him.
This year is surely going to be a blessed year. Blessed does not mean that all good will come this year. The word 'bless' mean to give quickly what is coming or due. To receive good or bad depends on what that person is blessed with or on the heart of that person. That is the reason I always instruct people to follow examples in the Bible and speak out the blessing not just say 'God Bless you'. By just saying God Bless we are putting that person on a faster track, if the heart is good he or she will reap good more and if the heart is evil he or she will receive destruction quickly. That is the reason we can bless an evil person but not say 'good tiding' or 'God speed' to an evil person.
So today's message the Lord is tell the people of this world He is going to bless them. According to their hearts they are going to reap quickly.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, this world does not fear You. They carry on with their worldly way of life while at the same time they confess your Name with their mouths. Their hearts are lost in the riches and lust of this world and in spirit they are like lepers, even worse than beggars. Lord, we pray You change the hearts of your people in abundant numbers this year. Let more and more come to fear You and walk in your ways. Let them know although You are a loving and merciful God yet your foundation is Righteousness and Holiness. May You be glorified this year among your people...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Job 2:9 - Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse [barak – bless] God, and die.
14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
17 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honourable in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.
19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.
2 John 1:9-11
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed [greetings]:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed [greetings] is partaker of his evil deeds.
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