Monthly Archives: March 2013

Father, glorify your name

Dear all,

Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Herewith we are forwarding the writing of Dr. Daniel Sathiaraj  entitled “Father, glorify your name”.

Father, glorify your name.

Daniel Sathiaraj

These are Jesus’ words. This prayer shows Jesus’ concern for His Father’s glory. He glorified the Father by dying on the cross for humanity and by completing the work God gave Him to do. Jesus said: “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”

As a response to Jesus’ prayer above (John 12: 28), the Father replied, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

Jesus left us a model by being concerned about God’s glory. Jesus obeyed God fully. He came to earth to take us to heaven.

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.  I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began” (John 17: 1-5).

Are we concerned about our heavenly Father’s name? Even as a 12-year-old boy, Jesus was concerned about His Father’s house. He sat among the teachers and listened to them and asked them questions. “Why were you searching for me?” he asked his parents. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work”(John 4: 34).

Example of Daniel

Daniel was concerned about God’s name. He was a prisoner in Babylon and the Temple in Jerusalem had been destroyed by the Babylonians. His wonderful prayer in Daniel 9 shows his concern.

“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name” [vv17-19].

Example of Nehemiah

Through some men who came from Jerusalem and Judah, Nehemiah in a foreign land learnt about those who had returned from the Babylonian exile and about Jerusalem. He came to know that God’s people were in great trouble and disgrace and that the wall of Jerusalem was broken down. In response, Nehemiah wept, mourned, fasted and prayed. He mobilized the people and rebuilt the Jerusalem wall in 52 days.

Example of Paul

Paul was concerned about the glory of God. From the time of his conversion till the end of his life, Paul preached the Kingdom of God in various countries of the world and he established many churches.

Paul faceddaily the pressure of his concern for all the churches [2 Corinthians 11: 28].

He wrote: whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10: 31).

Application

Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory (Psalm 115: 1). What work has God given us? How do we complete that work? In many countries including North Korea and Saudi Arabia, may God’s kingdom come. May God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. All people in the world should know that Jesus Christ died for them on the cross and that He is the risen Saviour of the world.

Father, we love you; we worship and adore you; glorify your name in all the earth.

 

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Glory of God

Dear all,

May God give you more and more grace and peace.

Word:

“But when Jesus heard about it he said.” Lazarus sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the son of God will receive glory from this”. John 11:4.

Thought:

Any trial a believer of Lord Jesus Christ faces in his walk with Christ can ultimately bring glory to God, because God can bring good out of any bad situation (Romans 8:28, Genesis 50:20). The problems are opportunities to honor Him.

Stand firm in Christ

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Peace be with you

Dear all,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us praise our Lord and forget not all His benefits. His grace is new every day.

Word: Jesus appears to Thomas – John 20: 26-29 – A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Thought: In the hands of Jesus there is certainty! There is providence! There is majesty! The hands of Jesus are saving hands. The Bible describes every type of sin but declares that the Lord delivers from them all. His saving hands are secure hands. Of all who come to Him He said, “I will give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand”. The hands of Jesus are able to hold secure for time and eternity all that we commit to Him. – Adapted from Streams in the desert, Mrs. Charles Cowman, Forty-first printing, September 1982.

Be strong and glad!

Stand firm in Christ

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“Abba, Father”

Dear all,

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Phil 1: 2

Word:

Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. Galatians 4: 6-7

Thought: As adopted children of God, we share with Jesus all rights to God’s resources. As God’s heirs, we can claim what he has provided for us-our full identity as his children.

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Essence of true worship

Dear all,

Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Ephesians 6: 10

Word:

9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. Mat 2: 9-12

Thought:

The wise man brought gifts and worshiped Jesus for who he was. The essence of true worship – honoring Christ for who he is and being willing to give him what is valuable to you. Worship God because he is the perfect, just and almighty Creator of the Universe, worthy of the best you can give.

Stand firm in Christ

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Lord Jesus Christ – a guiding light, a constant protection, an unfailing Friend and Counselor an almighty Savior

Dear all,

We greet you in the most precious and glorious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We wish you all a Happy and a Blessed New Year 2013.

Word:

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

Thought:

Lord Jesus Christ – a guiding light, a constant protection, an unfailing Friend and Counselor an almighty Savior.

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