Valley and Mountain

Isaiah 40:4-5, “Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

The Glory of the Lord waits for the perfect condition before revealing itself to God’s children. The Glory of the Lord is the presence of the Lord that moves through animate and inanimate both with same power. The Glory of the Lord bring things whether on earth or in heaven in order so that heaven and earth shout praises to the Lord. The Glory of the Lord is what protects God’s people like a tent and hiding place so that they may find protection and refuge at their time of need.

The Glory of the Lord doesn’t appear unless a condition is met. The only thing that God requires to reveal his Glory is unity and harmony among His people.

When the Lord appears in his glory, He covers everyone and everything. His Glory flows on a smooth platform that is created by unity and harmony.

It is written that every valley be filled up and every mountain be made low. Only prayers can make the lofty ones humble and the distressed elevated in spirit. In the harmony of spirit, the presence reveals and brings miraculous blessings to God’s people.

Are you waiting for God’s presence to make you whole or bring new blessings into your life. The key is found in bringing everything and everyone on one level.

Ask the Lord to fill valleys in your life and make mountains low. Once the Lord has established unity in your life, pray for people the Lord has brought into your life or in your family since they will all see the mighty Glory of the Lord in our life!


Come to me!

Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Jesus is giving this invitation to one and all. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords is saying, “Come to me.”

People go to Jesus for various reasons: some because they are sick and wanted to receive healing, others because they have used all resources and strategies but haven’t received any success and some in hope to receive material, financial or other type of blessing.

Jesus has opened a way for all. His blessings are not restricted to a sect of people. It is open to everyone who takes the invitation, “Come.”

Jesus promises to give rest to everyone. The only condition is that they have to acknowledge that they are weary and heavy laden.

Those who come to Jesus will find rest but Jesus will not let them take his rest for free. He will give them his yoke.

Jesus’ yoke is to spread the kingdom of God. His yoke is that every knee bows down and every tongue confess that only in God are victory and strength to be found.

If you have come to the Lord, you will find rest from your burden and will be filled with a zeal to work for the kingdom of God so that everyone could receive the same peace and healing as you have received.

Once you have received Jesus’ yoke, you need not worry about what and how to manage his yoke. He will teach you and will strengthen you with his Holy Spirit to carry on his work to glorify his name.

Come to Jesus to receive rest today!

Keys to the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 16:13-20, “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be  loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Peter spoke up about the revelation that he had received from heaven about Jesus and Jesus rewarded his confession with a greater blessing that has a new name and authority in it.

The Lord blesses us according to our faith and confession. Our reward has a direct connection with our confession. Whatever we speak about the Lord, the Lord chooses our words in return to bless us.

Peter confirmed the relationship of God the father with Jesus Christ by saying that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the living God and Jesus rewarded him by saying “Simon son of Jonah.”, reestablishing and strengthening Peter’s relationship with his father. Peter said that Jesus is the Messiah, and the Lord blessed Peter by making him a co-partner in his Kingdom work by saying that I will build my church on you. Peter spoke up the revelation that he received about Jesus from heaven and the Lord blessed him by saying that he will be given keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Keys to the kingdom of heaven are given to those who glorify the name of Jesus through their confession and revelation.

If you want to receive the keys to the kingdom of heaven, speak about Jesus to glorify Jesus. Speak about the new revelation that the Lord is bringing into your life to bless the name of the Lord. Speak about your revelation to proclaim the name of Jesus as Messiah – the anointed one.

The more you speak for the glory of the King of Kings, the more you will be blessed with new revelations, just as Peter was.

Speak up! Don’t remain silent!! Your blessings are residing in you ready to come out!

Father God, Give me your Holy Spirit and boldness to preach the message of salvation to others. In Jesus name, Amen!

He ate in their presence!

Luke 24: 37-42, “They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.

After His resurrection, Jesus met two people on the road to Emmaus. These two were talking about Jesus and Jesus himself started walking with them, but they couldn’t recognise him. Jesus asked them if they had something to eat. They gave him a piece of broiled fish and Jesus ate it in their presence.

Jesus ate in their presence!

Jesus is ready to reveal himself in a way that his people will recognise him. Paul under the influence of the Holy Spirit wrote, “I became everything for everyone to win them for the kingdom of God.” Jesus our Lord and Saviour who gave his life on his own accord and was resurrected on the third day appears to us the way we will recognise him.

In old days God spoke that He is the one who hides himself. But in these days God has revealed himself to us through his Son Jesus Christ. There is no distinction between the one who is saved and the one who saves. Both belong to the same family! Both belong to the household of God with Jesus as our elder brother!

Jesus says that “I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my words and open the door, I come inside. I eat with them and they with me.”

Jesus loves eating with the people God has entrusted in his guidance. Those people may be full of doubts about the presence of Jesus in their lives, But Jesus is present  even in their doubtful conversation, the way he was listening to these two people on their way to Emmaus.

Jesus ate in their presence!

The Lord wants to come and dine with you!

Are you in doubts? Start talking to other believers about Jesus, Jesus will listen to your conversation and will come to clarify those doubts in a way that you may receive him once again as your source and strength.

Start talking about Jesus! He longs to eat in your presence!!!

Father God, I pray that the presence of Jesus will fill every gap in my life. In Jesus name, Amen!

Behold your Son, Behold your mother!

John 19: 26, “Jesus said to the disciple whom he loved, “Behold, your mother”, and to his mother he said, “Behold, your son.”

Jesus talks about his work all the time in Holy scripture.

Jesus says in John 5:17, “My father is always at his work to this very day and I too am working.” Jesus again said in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

What work Jesus was doing and what work he wants his disciples to continue as per his word, “You shall do greater works than I did.”

During Jesus’ ministry of this earth, the Kingdom of God was at the core of Jesus’ mission and his work on this earth. He has extended the same work to his disciples. Jesus’ work is twofold – Reconciliation and Delegation. Reconciliation of the lost to God, the father and delegation of Kingdom work to those who have been reconciled to God through the Son.

Reconciliation and delegation go together to spread the kingdom. When Jesus appeared to Paul (Saul), He reconciled Paul to God and at the same time delegated Ananias to go to Paul to heal him.

When the Lord appeared to Cornelius, He reconciled him to God with by saying, “Your prayers and the works of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.” At the same time, He delegated Peter to go to Cornelius to preach the good news to him and his household.

Even on the cross, Jesus was busy doing reconciliation and delegation.

He reconciled the world to God, the father and delegated certain task to Mary and John. To John he said, “Behold, your mother.” and to Mary he said, “Behold, your Son.”

Reconciliation and delegation…

Those of us who have been reconciled to God through the Son have been delegated to the care of others. Lets bow down before the father pleading him to open our eyes to see where and to whom the Lord want us to go. The Lord will reveal the same way he revealed to Paul and Ananias, Cornelius and Peter, and John (Son) and Mother (Mary).

Father God, I thank you for the gift of salvation. Let your Holy Spirit guide me to go the right way to glorify your name. In Jesus name, Amen!