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354th -- Message On Honoring The Lord


I hope you are doing well and are in the best of health. I am doing very
well and am thankful for another day that God has given us. I have been 
thinking about the majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ and I felt led to write
a message on how steadfast and humble the Apostles that served the Lord 
were before mankind and the Lord Himself. Many times we get caught up with
the daily routines of life and forget to lift up the Lord and magnify Him 
above all else that is around us. I hope this message on honoring the Lord
and living purely before Him ministers to your heart and encourages you to 
keep God first in your life and reminds you to give thanks to Him no matter
the circumstances.

As Bible believing Christians, we are to remember the Lord's sacrifice for 
mankind and keep in mind that His sufferings do not compare to the 
temporary trials and tribulations that come our way. Many times a problem 
comes our way and we forget that God is still in control and think that it 
is the end of the world. We should never lose focus of our wonderful Lord 
and His sacrifice for us. Keeping this in mind helps put into perspective 
every trial and tribulation that the enemy tries to bring before us. His 
Majesty and Supremacy should be our focus and not the problem that comes 
before us. The Bible says He will never leave us nor forsake us so you be 
encouraged and know that He is near. (Isaiah 53:1-12) (Hebrews 13:5)

When times of discouragement come our way, we are to remember what the 
Apostles went through when they were sharing the gospel message to all the 
world. The Apostle Paul who is known as one of the greatest Apostles 
suffered greatly for the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ, but without 
complaint. The Bible says that Paul was beaten for preaching the gospel of
the Lord and placed in the depths of the jails in Philippi and yet victory 
was still in his mind while he sang praises to the Lord in the midst of 
being in jail. Paul was also whipped three separate times with rods, once 
was stoned, he was shipwrecked three times; once being adrift at sea for 
one whole day and night and the list goes on and on. (2 Corinthians 11:23-31)

All of these tribulations that Paul went through is enough to cause anyone 
to say I give up and yet the Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:17 "For 
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more 
exceeding and eternal weight of glory." Paul called his great sufferings 
a light affliction. Imagine his complete faithfulness to the Lord knowing 
that his reward will greatly overshadow every insult and persecution that 
came his way. How much more should we show our faithfulness to the Lord 
who haven't suffered anywhere near Paul's adversities? (Acts 16:25-34)

The faithfulness and adoration of Peter also comes to mind. It is a well 
known historical fact that the Apostle Peter who was condemned to death by 
crucifixion for his stance and belief on the Lord Jesus Christ asked to be 
crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to die the physical death in
the same manner as His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Can you imagine the 
adoration that Peter had for the Lord that he would ask to be crucified 
upside-down and suffer an even greater death? Such love can not be 
understood by today's society because we have become quick in coming to God
with our requests rather than coming to God with our praise and worship.
(John 21:18-19) (Isaiah 6:1-5) (Psalm 100:1-5) (Matthew 28:16-20)

Many of us that are living in this day have become lackadaisical and 
complacent in our living for the Lord and do not realize how lifted up and 
Glorious the Lord Jesus Christ really is. He is magnificent and Holy and 
is exalted above all things in Heaven and in Earth. We are to honor the 
Lord with our praises, we are to give thanks to Him for dying in our stead 
so that we might have eternal life, and we are to live a pure life in 
adoration of His sinless life. Yes it is true that we are saved by Grace 
and not because of anything that we have done, but still we must remember 
the Lord's sacrifice and honour Him with our life. (Philippians 2:9-11)

I encourage you to repent if you have not lived according to God's 
standards and ask for a new heart to praise and worship Him in spirit and 
in truth. God is faithful to forgive and overlook our short falls when we 
ask for His forgiveness. Be encouraged to continue on without complaint 
but rather with thankfulness and singing in your heart. Live for the Lord 
and let His marvellous works be made manifest through your life to impact 
others for His Glory and eternal purposes. (Isaiah 55:6-7) (Psalm 95:1-8)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; 
we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast 
down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the 
Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."

John 1:10-12 "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the 
world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. 
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of 
God, even to them that believe on His Name."

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 "For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it 
might depart from me. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for 
thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore 
will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest 
upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in 
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I 
am weak, then am I strong."

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: LOOKING FOR JESUS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem131.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: A NEW HEART FROM GOD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony193.htm

In Christ's Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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