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Authority To Forgive

“But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”
Mark 2:10

Sometimes when we read the scriptures to get insight we miss critical information that can and will transform our relationship, and ultimately our world.

It is a guarantee that offense will come. Luke 17:1. I get it that it’s not a relational sin that Christ is referring to here, however, the fact is we all can choose to forgive offenses.

We have the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16, the mind that loves unconditional, right, it’s almost impossible to love if we do not know how to forgive eachother!

Lord, amongst so much choices, and free will you have given us, please help us to forgive offenses so that we can genuinely love unconditionally we pray in Jesus name.

Friends, let us exercise the power we have to forgive offenses. It will do us a whole lot of good, plus, it is the right thing to do.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with us all!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Selfless Love! Interceding!

Mark 2:4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, ” Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Oh friends, pray for the Lord to make you a friend, that will bring another’s matter before Jesus, even if you do not get to bring yours before him.

These friends have their own issues do you know? Of course, they do, for they are human, however, they put their issues aside to lower this man.

To lower down or up your friend before Jesus takes a lot of selfless love. It is this kind that can build up faith and transform lives as this man’s life was transformed. He became a reference point unto all eternity. And these gentlemen? They have crowns of gold and for sure their generation is still living even today.

This kind of love is not common, except bestowed by the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bestow such love on you and I in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

When You Are Sought After! Seek After!

Mark 1:37 And when they found Him, they exclaimed; “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus replied, ” Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages- so I can preach there also. That is why I have come”.

39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Again here, like in Verse 22, when Christ Jesus was been sought after, he went seeking for who to impact. He new He had to touch many others, He knew he was a conduit of love, kindness, grace, and everything good, most importantly, Salvation!

Friends, we are a conduit of everything we have received, we must keep pouring out grace to remain fresh or else we become stale and loose touch with the purpose for which we have been called.

I wonder where you and I have stopped because we are presently sought after, and we have limited the grace bestowed by Christ to be His extension to the whole world.

This must be why He gave the charge when He was finally leaving us in Matthew 28:19 -20

“”Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”

I pray Lord for the grace to obey, to seek after, to be an extension of you to the “nearby villages”

May we all as beholding Of Christ reach out to our world – those nearest to us with the virtues we already have.

Shalom! Shalom!

What Do I Really Want?

Jesus is always asking, what is it that you want? Matthew 20:21 What do you want me to do for you? Matthew 20:32, Mark 10:51 and many more.

This tells me that Christ Jesus is willing to help us. He is willing and ready to do much more than we could ever want or ask!

The question then is, do we know what we want? Do we really know what we want at every point in time? Are we specific as to what we want?

Some of us want what Mama Zebedee’s want – Matthew 20:21! We have actually positioned ourselves in that line, just waiting for the formality of Christ’s approval!

What do we really want? Is it for the glory of Christ Kingdom? Or ours?

Lord Jesus, what I really want this moment is for all in any kind of bondage to be set free. Be it self imposed, man imposed, demonic imposed, and systemic.

Lord Jesus, let every kind of imposed restrictions to your perfect will for your people oh God be destroyed in Jesus name. Let every shackles be destroyed and the prisoners be set free to fulfill their God given highest potential in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Resisting!

Acts 9 Saul met with Christ on the way to Damascus and that encounter made him to be temporarily blind, temporary because Ananias had been ordained to restore his sight.

Saul lost his sight and was led by his companions to Damascus, to the house of Judas where it has been ordained for Ananias to meet with him.

I wonder how many people, potential Saints, have been blinded by the awesomeness of the encounter they have had with the person of the Holy Spirit!

I wonder how many people, “leaders” have been blinded also, they have lost touch with reality, for they have “spent too much time” in the presence of the light!

And the companions, they heard the sound, but did not see anyone. Had they, instead of leading, informing, guiding, and instructing, they block information from Saul, he would not have become Paul, or maybe not. God always has back-ups! No one is indispensable!

Would reluctant Ananias be patient with the kind of sycophants hanging around our leaders today? Had Saul’s companion hindered Ananias from seeing Saul, he probably would have remained blind. Can you fathom that?

Nowadays, we have countless people that do not have solution or suggestions to temper a looming crises, yet they stand in the way of the solution bearers.

Father, I pray that you will be merciful to us. For as many of us standing in the way of what you are doing in our midst this season, Lord be merciful and help us to move aside, that your will may be done.

May we not resist the power that we should embrace, and embrace the force we should resist.

Pour out your Spirit afresh on us Lord. Let every scale covering our eyes of understanding be removed in Jesus Christ mighty name I pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom!