Calvary greetings! May God richly bless you. Here are some messages to help you remain faithful. Blessings and Peace!
--Rev. Dr. Daniel Asibuoh-Sarpong
Do you sometimes feel like you're surrounded by darkness? Jn 1:5. It can be at your workplace, where people scheme against you, it can be in the ministry, where others try to sabotage your calling, or it could even be in your own family, where they're deceived in certain areas & want to project it onto you. Whatever your case may be, know that as a child of God, you're not alone in these kinds of challenges,1Pet. 5:9.
Friend, as long as Jesus Christ reigns & you continue to believe in Him, no darkness shall overcome you! The Light of Christ in you is greater than the darkness in this world, 1Jn 4:4! You're always victorious in Christ in all situations & places! Keep living in the light of Christ!
*Prayer point* : Heavenly Father, thank You for the light of Christ that is greater than the presence of darkness! I magnify Your marvelous doings through the Son for His empowering me always and reminding me of Your Word. No darkness shall overcome me and my family, and I will continue to witness Your power in my life through Christ in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Kindness has its benefits & in some ways, its demerits. By being kind, others may take advantage of you, & at the same time, there's a promise of reward for being kind, especially to a child of God. As Matt.10:42 says, even just by offering a snack to a fellow C'tian because this's what your feelings taught you, you shall not lose your reward! Friend, while some people may take advantage of your kindness, don’t let that stop you from being kind & showing hospitality to others. God sees your golden heart & He promises that your good deeds have their reward. You shall by no means lose this reward, as being promised by God. Stay as kind & prevailing, Christ will surely reward you!
God cares for all His creations! There's no doubt that God loves animals! Not all people are animal lovers & some may even hate a certain kind of animal for some reason. Yet, the Word of the Lord says that a Christ-like person will always care & take care of their animals & pets. Friend, Proverbs12:10 tells us that God doesn't hate a single thing He has made. It was God Who created animals, & He loved them! It was God who created the trees, the rivers, the fishes in the sea, the birds of the air, & all human beings! God cares, & He loves everything that He has made—including you!
Acts 16:25-26 says, our prayers & worship open prison doors. In the story of when Paul & Silas were imprisoned for their faith, they just sang & worship God with their hearts! And while the prisoners were listening to the impartation of the two powerhouses of God, suddenly the prison doors were opened, & all chains were loosed! Isn't that a powerful event to experience? Everyone would bow down to God & worship Him in awe & trembling! Friend, whenever you're placed in a difficult situation, just worship God with all your heart! This will cause chains to be broken & prison doors to open! Begin to worship the Father in Spirit & Truth & witness His Spirit’s powerful move into your situation!
Prayer point: Awesome and powerful God, I praise You and magnify You! You are greater than my problems and situations; nothing is too difficult for You! I choose to look upon Your beauty and sing songs to Your Name, for You are faithful in all Your Ways, and I thank You for Who You are in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Let the river of God flow! A river is mentioned many times in the Bible as a source of life & healing. The Prophets of God had seen this in their visions, & God revealed the power His river beholds, Ps. 46:4, Ps.1:3, Ezek. 47:9, Rev. 22:1-2. Even believers, when we've deep intimacy with God, can ask Him to show us His river in the spiritual realm too! Friend, this river brings the healing & wonders of God! May this river flow in our lives as we walk in intimacy with God! As Jesus Christ said, those who believe in Him shall flow rivers of living water from within, Jn 7:38! Let the river of God flow from within you, beloved, & impact many lives through healing & life! Be empowered!
*Prayer point* : My God and King, You have placed from within my belly flowing rivers of living water! As I continuously put my deep faith in Christ Jesus and upon Your Word, thank You for using me mightily to advance Your Kingdom. Let Your river of life flow to all people I may encounter in Jesus’ name! Amen.
What you do in secret, God will reward openly! When you go to your room to pray, & no one else knows this but God, what do you pray to Him? Matt.6:6 says that your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you openly! No one may know what you're praying for or that you're crying, pleading on their behalf, or blessing people in prayers despite what they think of you. But the Father sees it all, & He shall reward you! Friend, God is pleased when we live our lives in integrity & prayer. May you magnify the truth that our Father sees & knows everything, & that is more than enough! Regardless of who may be misunderstanding you, seeing you thru the flesh, or judging you, what matters is that the Father sees what you do in secret, & He promises a public reward for it!
*Prayer point:* Abba Father, thank You for rewarding me for the things I do in secret. I am at ease and peace knowing that You see everything I do in secret, even if others may misunderstand, judge, or maltreat me. You know the truth and the cries of my heart, and I look forward to Your public rewards in Jesus’ name! Amen.
There're seemingly things that appear to be blessings that come into our lives to make us happy for a while, but soon followed by lack of peace. However there's a kind of blessing that truly comes from the Lord with no sorrows added to it, Prov.10:22. Friend, as Jam.1:17 says, every good & perfect gift comes from above without a shifting of shadow. This means that God doesn’t give us anything that will take us away from His presence! When a blessing comes from the Lord, there's no added pain or lack of peace! Not every open door is right for you or every person divinely given by God, Jn.10:10. May the Lord give you wisdom, discernment, peace, & joy in all things that come in your life!
Prayer point: Heavenly Father, thank You, for Your blessings are perfect and without shifting of shadows! There are no added sorrows, temptations, or any sort of struggle to it! May Your Holy Spirit always guide me and my family, giving us wisdom, discernment, and clarity when a blessing and open door of opportunity come our way in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Another weekend, another chance! It's of the LORD'S mercies that we're not consumed because his compassions fail not. They're new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lament.3:22-23. What a marvelous truth that each day is a God-given chance to start anew! The Lord’s mercies are new every morning! What happened yesterday & the days b4 are forgotten by Him Who gives us new hope & chances to live according to His will! Friend, as you begin this weekend, make the most out of it to put your best foot forward & forget abt the past! The Apostle Paul says that in order to attain our goals for the future, we must learn to let go of the past & continue to move forward, full of hope, Philip.3:13-14! You are an overcomer!
Prayer point: Abba Father, thank You for Your new mercies every morning! I can begin the month with a fresh start; with another chance to be better and keep moving forward in Christ. You are making way for the new things, and I am letting go of the past to receive all Your plans with joy in Jesus' name! Amen.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:15-20