April 30, 2020
Do we recognise the Power and Authority of Jesus? In Matthew 8 we have an incredible contrast in how people viewed Him. The chapter opens with the story of the Roman Centurion who comes to Jesus on behalf of his servant, and then it closes with Jesus calming the storm. The Centurion says to Jesus, “I recognise the authority You have; if You speak the word, my servant will be healed.” Jesus then commends the man by saying, “I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith!” Whereas later, in the midst of a storm, the disciples who had followed Jesus, seen His miracles said, “What kind of Man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!”
What a challenge to us! Do we recognise the Power and Authority of Jesus? Do we trust Him in the midst of our storms? Are we trusting Him now during this pandemic? Are we going to be bold in our faith, like the Centurion was, and declare, “Jesus, You have the authority”? Or will we shrink back in fear like the disciples?
'Holy You are Lord' used by kind permission www.vinesong.com
April 27, 2020
Our life is in Christ, He is our source and provider: we live by the Words which proceed out of the mouth of God. Jesus said you must be born again; and just as with all new life, we must be fed; and our food is the Bread of life, the very Word of God. Build your life on the Bread of Life. Consume it as a vital necessity. "He humbled you, and in your hunger He gave you manna to eat, which neither you nor your fathers had known, so that you might understand that man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord." (Deuteronomy 8:3.)
'Jesus has risen & Jude' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
April 20, 2020
In Luke 8:45, a woman in great distress because of an incurable sickness came to Jesus. Jesus KNEW she had reached out to Him, because He felt virtue pass to her. Like her, you are not able to physically touch Jesus, but you can reach out to Him through prayer and worship. Whatever your problem: whether it is sickness, financial or other distress, come to Jesus. And like with that woman, He will turn around and say, "Child of Mine, go in peace, your faith has healed you."
'Another Touch' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
April 12, 2020
This is a day of celebration, because we remember passing through death into life. We mustn’t live in pain and fear because of the lockdown but live with joy and excitement for the freedom which awaits. The Scripture teaches that Jesus for the joy which was before Him endured the cross. Come on, be full of joy this Easter for great joy awaits you! I know for myself, when this lockdown is lifted, it will be like a resurrection experience. I am bursting with energy and enthusiasm to preach the Gospel and see souls saved into the Kingdom!
‘The church of Christ, we now must stand, to give our all to bless this land. From every tribe we now must come, around Your throne to be as one.’ The Cross of Christ by www.vinesong.com
April 10, 2020
Before I pray for you and the nation, I want to share three significant events which happened when Jesus died. Be blessed and be encouraged this Easter. ‘In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.. and [may] the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints’ (Ephesians 1.7,18).
‘Before Your throne O God I stand, forgiven, free. You’ve given me eternal life. For me You died. Prince of Glory in that tree. Prince of Glory rescued me.' - The Cross of Christ by www.vinesong.com
April 6, 2020
We have a prayer-answering God, but do we really believe Him? Do you want to see revival? All God needs is one man or woman who can pray like Elijah, who can believe like Jesus said. Do you know what the spirit of Elijah is? To me it is the power that a man can have with God. If you knew the power that you can have, you can call down fire from Heaven, see a nation repent in a day, command the rain to come and it will – that’s the power that God has given you.Lessons from 70 years of ministry: 'For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance.' (Part 10)
'Our God Reigns' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com