Showing posts with label soul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soul. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Shepherd of my soul. Meditation John chapter 10:1-10

1. Jesus said surely the one that does not enter through the door into the sheepfold but climbs the other way is a thief and a robber. (V1)
2. But the shepherd of the sheep enters through the door. ( V2)
3. The porter opens to the shepherd. The sheep hears his voice. He calls his own sheep by its name and leads them out. (V3)
4. And when he puts forth his sheep he leads them and they follow him, because his own sheep knows the shepherd's voice.  (V4)
5. The sheep's do not follow the stranger but flees from them because they do not know the voice of the strangers. (V5)
6. Jesus spoke to them this parable but they did not understand the things that were spoken to them. (V6)
7. Jesus said to them that surely he is the door of the sheep. (V7)
8. All those who came before him are thieves and robbers. But the sheep did not hear them. (V8)
9. Jesus said that he is the door and through him if any man enters in, he shall be saved and he shall go in and out and find his pastures.  (V9)
10. Jesus said that the thief comes only to steal, to kill and to destroy. But Christ came to give them life and life in abundance. (V10)


This passage portrays a beautiful parable of how CHRIST is for us.  Him being our shepherd and we his sheep.
Some of the characters of the good shepherd are listed here.

1. The shepherd enters through the door:

But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Jesus Christ is our shepherd and the owner of our souls who cares for us each day.

He comes lovingly to the sheepfold and knocks at our heart's door each day.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

2. If we are the own sheep of our great shepherd we can hear his voice.

Dear Child of God,
How beautiful it is to hear and respond to the voice of our great shepherd?
It might not be a loud shout, but Sure, it is so gentle, mild and soothing and assuring.
Our soul and the very spirit of ours move as we hear our own shepherd's voice.

To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

Oh! How secure we feel as the shepherd calls each of us by our own names and he leads us out...

Now let me give you an illustration... most of us can hear the voice of our shepherd.  But we become too lazy, busy or hardened to rise up to open  the door.

I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
Song of Solomon:5:2

How many times we reply to him that we have wound up already and we cannot rise up again to meet Him?

I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
Song of Solomon:5:3

This is when our good shepherd still puts his fingers through the door and our bowels are moved for him.

My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
Song of Solomon:5:4

 Dear Child of the most high God,

Is your bowels moved as you hear the shepherd's voice calling you today... ? Let us tell him... Lord! Here I am.... and he will lead us through beautifully.

3. The shepherd goes before the sheep and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

So where does the shepherd leads us if we follow him hearing his voice?

A. The shepherd leads us into a land of plenty....where all of physical, emotional and spiritual WANTS are met, remember, not NEEDS but all our WANTS are met.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

B. He feeds our body, soul and spirit to the full, so we never go hungry and drained.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

C. He calms our souls, by leading us beside the still  waters of the word of God and the Holy Spirit.

 he leadeth me beside the still waters.

D. He heals our every emotional hurts, our broken hearts and he restores our soul.

He restoreth my soul.

E. He leads us in the righteous path and teaches us the way we got to go.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

F. He comforts us with his rod and his staff that we do not need to fear, even if life takes a bad road.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

G. He doesn't end there. He gives us victory amidst our enemies and anoint our heads with an oil of gladness and joy.... till our cups overflow.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

H. Still more is in store... He makes sure that goodness and mercy shall follows all the days we are alive and as we trust in God's mercy,
 we will keep flourishing like green Olive trees in the house of God. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

 4. Jesus is our shepherd and he is also our door. Only if we can accept him as our saviour and our Lord... we will reap all the above benefits of being his own sheep and hearing his voice and following him.

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Dear Child of God,
If you have not heard the shepherd speak to your innermost... today is the day to ask God for a hearing heart.

This is life and life in abundance as Christ restores in us everything stolen, killed and destroyed by the enemy back in double measure.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Learn more from the video on how to hear the voice of God in detail.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The God of Sabbath- Meditation John chapter 9:11-23

 Today's meditation John chapter 9:11-23.

1. When the neighbours asked the man how he got healed he said that a man called Jesus anointed his eyes with clay and asked him to go and wash it in the pool of Siloam and when he did so he was healed. (V11)
2. They asked him where
Christ was for which he said he knew not. (V12)
3. They brought him to the Pharisees (V13)
4. The day when Jesus healed the man was the Sabbath day . (V14)
5. The Pharisees asked the man again how he got healed and the man said that CHRIST put clay in his eyes and he washed and he saw. (V15)
6. Then there was confusion among the Pharisees that he is not God as he did not keep the Sabbath day while others said if he is a sinner how he can do such miracles and there was division among them. (V16)
7. They asked the blind man himself what he thinks about Christ for which he said he is a prophet.  (V17)
8. The Jews still did not believe him and called his parents of the man that received his sight. (V18)
9. They said that he is their son who was born blind, But they don't know how he got healed or who opened his eyes and that they can ask him themselves as he is of age. (V19, 21)
10. They said he is of age and to ask him about it because they feared the Jews as if anyone confess Christ, the Jews agreed that they will be put out of the synagogue.   (V22, 23)


The Godly Sabbath:

Many of us struggle to find rest for our souls. We run and run and run... till we are drained... to the end. This is the reason God gave us the law of Sabbath that we will have a complete  day of rest and we make that day holy for the Lord.

And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

This was given as a commandment through the law of Moses.

It is this law that the Pharisees felt offended with when Christ healed the blind on the Sabbath.

Now let us meditate on what it means by a Christ like Sabbath... that will give rest to our weary souls.

Why do we need rest?

Most of the time we get so weary of brokenness. We drench our bed with tears.

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

2. Bitterness of soul makes our soul weary.

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

3.  We become weary when we labour in vain.

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

4. We weary ourselves for vanity.

Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

5. We weary ourselves to commit iniquity.

And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Our God is a God of rest for every weary soul.

1. God said to Moses that he will give him rest.

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

When God's presence go with us... he will give us rest.

2. Sabbath according to the commandment a way of giving us rest.

But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

3. God gives us rest amidst our enemies.

And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.

4. We rest in hope

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

5. We have rest in our Lord.

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

6. There is a rest for the people of God in Christ.

For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

7. The yoke of Christ is much lighter and he gives rest to our souls.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

This is why Christ said that he is also the Lord of the Sabbath day....

For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

This is why Paul writes to Colossians that we cannot be judged based on traditions.

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Christ himself is our rest. May our souls find it's rest in the Lord of the Sabbath... Amen.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Parts of a Man : part 3; meditation 3: 1-8

Today I would like to meditate on the parts of a man- as a part of today's meditation.
Man is made of three parts according to the Holy Scriptures.
1. The body
2. The soul
3. The spirit.

1. Body:
Our body or the outer man is the outer covering that serves as a shell for the inner man, that comprise of soul and spirit.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
This body and its lusts will die one day. It is mortal. It is not eternal.

2. Soul:
Soul is your mind. Soul is the place where we feel emotions, like happiness or sorrow. You can see this example below.

A. Soul can be bitter:
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
1 Samuel:1:10

B. We have desires in our soul:
Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.
1 Samuel:20:4

C. We can develop soul ties with others.
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel:18:3

D. Soul can be vexed.
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

E. Soul delights in comfort of God.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

F. Our soul can praise God.
Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

G. We seek God with our soul
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

H. We meditate the word of God and diligently keep it with our soul.
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

I. Soul, when we die goes either to heaven or to hell. Yes, he is our inner man.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Dear brothers and sisters,
Your soul is a precious entity. Both God and demons need it. There is war that is raged against our soul.

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
1 Peter:2:11
This is why we need to fear God more as he can destroy both our body and soul to hell.

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

3. Now let me give you a glimpse of your Spirit man.
A. the spirit of man searches our inward parts.
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

B. The spirit of man is created to be with God and one day it will go back to him.
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

C. The spirit of man knows everything about him.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians:2:11

D. the spirit of man goes to God that made him.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

E. We seek God early with our Spirit.

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

F. The spirit is willing when it comes to things of God. But the flesh is weak.

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

 The experience of being born again happens completely in the spirit.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

We were dead in our sins but we are quickened in the spirit, when we are born again.
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.


No flesh ( body and soul) can remain without sin before God's eyes..

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

This is the reason why Christ calls us to be born again, that we will not fulfil the desires of the flesh.

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Flesh and blood can never inherit the kingdom of God.

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Corinthians:15:50

Flesh profits nothing. It is the spirit that quicken us.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 Jesus insists on being born again (v7) as it is a true occurrence though it may not be comprehended by many.
People born of the spirit are also led by the Spirit of God...and hence their ways May not be understood by many.( V8)it is written,
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1 Corinthians:2:15

God invites for a closer walk with him. We become the SONS of God as we walk with him everyday and choose to being led by him.
Today is the day! Receive Christ in your heart and believe in him. You will be BORN AGAIN... God bless you.