Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hymn For Today - 2





Jesus lives thy terrors now
Can O death no more appal us
Jesus lives by this we know
Thou O grave cans't enthral us
Alleluia

Jesus lives henceforth is death
But the gate of life eternal
This shall calm our trembling breath
When we pass its gloomy portal
Alleluia

Jesus lives for us He died
Then alone to Jesus living
Pure in heart may we abide
Glory to our Saviour giving
Alleluia

Jesus lives our hearts know well
Nought from us His love shall sever
Life nor death nor powers of hell
Tear us from His keeping  ever
Alleluia

Jesus lives, to Him the Throne
Over all the world is given
May we go where He is gone
Rest and reign with Him in Heaven

Alleluia

Hurray!!!! It's Easter Sunday And Christ Is Risen





The fulfillment of the prophesy

The final reconciliation of man to God

For if Christ had not been raised from death, our belief would have been in vain but thank God for such a wonderful gift

In resurrection, He gave us power over death, though the body may die, rot and turn to ash but the soul lives on and shall be reclothed with an eternal garment on the day of the Lord

Easter is a STATEMENT completed when He said “for God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”

This day, just BE NICE

May God be praised

Bless and be Blessed

Today tell someone that "Christ is Risen"
and let them reply to you "He is Risen indeed - Hallelujah"


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Hymn For Today - 1





Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia
The strife is oér, the battle done
The triumph of the Lord is won
Oh let the song of praise be sung
Alleluia

The powers of death have done their worst
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst
Alleluia

He brake the bonds of death and hell
The bars from Heaven’s high portals fell
Let songs of praise His Triumph’s tell
Alleluia
  
On that third morn He rose again
Glorious in Majesty to reign
Oh let us swell the joyful strain
Alleluia

Lord by the stripes which wounded Thee
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee

Alleluia

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Holy Saturday




My People

Greetings of the new day.

To God be all the glory great things He hath done for us especially for giving us life even for today, may His Name be forever magnified in Jesus Name – Amen.

Yesterday we commemorated the ‘GOOD FRIDAY’

We remembered that Jesus asked for the cup to pass Him by, but also asked that the Will of God be done and since it was the Will of God that He suffer death in order to reconcile mankind to God, He accepted it without quavering.

We remembered that Judas Iscariot finally sold His Master for 30 pieces of shekel and with a kiss and when He found out that it was no joke and the Master was actually arrested and humiliated, he went and hanged himself.

We remembered that He Who could do “vanishing acts” refused to walk away when the Jews came for Him, He humbly followed them even as they insulted and assaulted Him.

We remembered that Pontius Pilate in differing to the Sanhedrin and even in direct rejection of his wife’s dream and counselling condemned an innocent man to death and did the ceremonial act of washing his hands absolving himself from the act.

We remembered that He was taken to the Hills overlooking Jerusalem and they crucified Him alongside two notorious robbers.

We remembered that while on the Cross, He made 7 sentences that have become the pillars of true Christianity since then.

Christ had to die, no other blood was pure enough to really atone for the sins of mankind and since continuous sacrifice of rams and colts had not actually saved man, only the “Holy Blood” could wash away man’s sins for ever.

With this Sacrifice, all other sacrifices were abolished as no other Blood could compare with the Blood of Jesus.

Today is Saturday and is THE HOLY SATURDAY
Today we remember that he was laid in a freshly cut out tomb in which no other had been laid with the Marys’ and Martha watching over the tomb.
We remember that after the crucifixion, the disciples scattered

Today as we commemorate the “death and burial of Christ” , let us bring God back to the fore in our lives.

And the God of abundance shall make us abide in His abundance which bringeth no sorrows with it.

Amen.

Bless and be Blessed


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Friday, March 25, 2016

Hymn For Today - 4



There is a green hill far away
Without a city wall
Where the dear Lord was crucified
Who died to save us all

We may not know, we cannot tell
What pains He had to bear
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there

He died that we might be forgiven
He died to make us good
That we might go at last to Heaven
Saved by His Precious Blood

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin
He only could unlock the gate
Of Heaven and let us in

Oh dearly, dearly has He loved
And we must love Him too
And trust in His redeeming Blood

And try His works to do

Hymn For Today - 3



Forgive them O My Father
They know not what they do
The Saviour spake in anguish
As the sharp nails went through

No pained approaches gave He
To them that shed His Blood
But prayer and tenderest pity
Large as the love of God

For me was that compassion
For me that tender care
I need His wide forgiveness
As much as any there

It was my price and hardness
That hung Him on the Tree
Those cruel nails O Saviour
Were driven in by me

And often I have slighted
Thy Gentle Voice that chide
Forgive me too Lord Jesus
I know not what I did

O depth of sweet compassion
O Love Divine and True
Save Thou the souls that slight Thee

And know not what they do

The 7 Words Of Christ On The Cross

THE SEVEN WORDS OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do”       Luke 23: 34

“today, Thou shalt be with Me in Paradise”                        Luke 23: 43

“Woman behold thy son, son behold thy mother”      John 19: 26 – 27

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me”              Matt. 27: 46

“I thirst”                                                                               John 19: 28

“it is finished”                                                                      John 19: 30


“into Thy Hands I commend My Spirit”                              Luke 23: 40

Hymn For Today - 2



Rock of Ages cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee
Let the Water and the Blood
From Thy riven Side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure
Cleanse me from its guilt and power

Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfill Thy Law's demand
Could my zeal no respite know
Could my tears forever flow
All for sin could not atone
Thou must save and Thou Alone

Nothing in my hand I bring
Simply to Thy Cross I cling
Naked come to Thee for dress
Helpless look to Thee for grace
Vile, I to the Fountain fly
Wash me Saviour or I die

While I draw this fleeting breath
When mine eyelids close in death
When I soar through tracks unknown
See Thee on Thy Judgment Throne
Rock of Ages cleft for me

Let me hide myself in Thee

Holy Friday - Good Friday



My People

Greetings of the new day.

To God be all the glory great things He hath done for us especially for giving us life even for today, may His Name be forever magnified in Jesus Name – Amen.

It’s Friday, the 5th day in the Holy Week and we are still obliged to continue to keep it holy because of what Christ did for us in going up the Cross to die for us.

Today we remember that Jesus asked for the cup to pass Him by, but also asked that the Will of God be done and since it was the Will of God that He suffer death in order to reconcile mankind to God, He accepted it without quavering.

Today we remember that Judas Iscariot finally sold His Master for 30 pieces of silver or 30 shekels and with a kiss and when He found out that it was no joke and the Master was actually arrested and humiliated, he went and hanged himself.

Today we remember that He Who could do “vanishing acts” refused to walk away when the Jews came for Him, He humbly followed them even as they insulted and assaulted Him.

Today we remember that Pontius Pilate in differing to the Sanhedrin and even in direct rejection of his wife’s dream and counseling condemned an innocent man to death and did the ceremonial act of washing his hands absolving himself from the act.

Today we remember that He was taken to the Hills overlooking Jerusalem and they crucified Him alongside two notorious robbers.

Today we remember that while on the Cross, He made 7 sentences that have become the pillars of true Christianity since then.

Christ had to die, no other blood was pure enough to really atone for the sins of mankind and since continuous sacrifice of rams and colts had not actually saved man, only the “Holy Blood” could wash away man’s sins for ever.

With this Sacrifice, all other sacrifices were abolished as no other Blood could compare with the Blood of Jesus.

Today as we commemorate the “Crucifixion of Christ” popularly called Good Friday, let us bring God back to the fore in our lives.

And the God of abundance shall make us abide in His abundance which bringeth no sorrows with it.

Amen.

Bless and be Blessed


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Hymn For Today - 1



When I survey the wondrous Cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Forbid it Lord that I should boast
Save in the Cross of Christ my Lord
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His Blood

See, from His Head, His Hands, His Feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a Crown

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine

Demands my soul, my life, my all

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Holy Thursday - Maundy Thursday



TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Greetings of the new day.

It pleased God to bring us back from sleep and for which we are extremely grateful

It’s a Thursday, the 4th day in the Holy Week and we are still obliged to continue to keep it holy because of what Christ did for us in going up the Cross to die for us.

Today we remember that the humble act of washing of the disciples' feet, we remember that the last Supper shall be served, we remember that it shall be made public who would betray Christ, we remember the agony in the Garden, we remember the arrest, the trial and the sentencing, we remember the curse that the Sanhedrin in their blind anger heaped upon themselves and the generations unborn, we remember all these and ask that God should help our unbelief

As far as the Teachers of the law were concerned, Jesus erred by trying to outwit and outshine them and that can not be condoned

As we remember to make this Holy week holy indeed, let’s refrain from harbouring evil thoughts, from broadcasting evil-intended messages, from consulting evil minded persons – let us shun evil in all its forms

And the God of love shall surely renew His love for us in order to keep us from falling over the brink.

Amen.

Bless and be Blessed

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Hymn For Today



O Holy Jesu, Prince of Peace
Thy peace with us gathering
round Thy Board
Where the sweet Presence of
an unseen Lord
Waits to be gracious, charged with full release
To every heavy laden soul
which here remembers Thee

Once more as in that upper
room
Thou Who didst love Thine Own
unto the end
Thou Whose dear Voice to every sorrowing friend
Spoke the great promise through
the deepening gloom
Thou biddst us, Masterf of the
Feast
Today remember Thee

And e'en in our hands we take
Thy broken Bread, the precious
Cup of Love
Thy dying Testament, which from above
Thou deignst ever new and fresh
to make
A Fount of grace and life to all
We do remember Thee

When stung by thoughts of sin
and shame
We scarce can dare to meet our
Father's look
Through these Thy signs we know
that not rebuke
But pardoning love is ours as in
Thy Name
We now present ourselves and here
O Christ remember Thee

Ours is the bond of love divine
Which knits us each to all, and all to each
That love whose ever-lengthening
chords can reach
From the white choir around Thy Heavenly shrine
To those who come in faith today
Here to remember Thee

Thy banquet over, as we go
Strong in the strength of this
celestial meat
To tread the path of life with
firmer feet
To work the works which Thou
hast bid us do
Abide with us O Lord that still

We may remember Thee

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Holy Tuesday

                                          Holy Tuesday

TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Greetings of the new day.

God has done it again, He woke me up from the no man’s land, He showed me mercy when I was deeply troubled.

I am fully persuaded that He also did same to you, may His Name be glorified for ever. Amen

It is Tuesday, the second day of this Holy Week. We are obliged to continue to keep it holy because of what Christ did for us in going up the Cross to die for us.

Today we remember that an agreement had been reached between Judas and the Sanhedrin on how and when to arrest Jesus and bring Him to “judgement”.

As far as the Teachers of the law were concerned, Jesus erred by calling Himself the Son of God and actually equating Himself with God (He said “I and My Father are One”)

As we remember to make this Holy week holy indeed, let’s refrain from harbouring evil thoughts, from broadcasting evil-intended messages, from consulting evil minded persons – let us shun evil in all its forms

And the God of mercy shall surely show us His mercy in order to keep us from being ensnared by evil.

Amen.

Bless and be Blessed

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Hymn For Today



I could not do without Thee
O Saviour of the lost
Whose Precious Blood redeemed me
At such tremendous cost
Thy Righteousness, Thy pardon
Thy Precious Blood must be
My only hope and comfort
My glory and my plea

I could not do without Thee
I cannot stand alone
I have no strength or goodness
No wisdom of my own
But Thou Beloved Saviour
Art All in all to me
And weakness will be power
If leaning hard on Thee

I could  not do without Thee
For oh the way is long
And I am often weary
And sigh replaces song
How could I do without Thee
I do not know the way
Thou knowest and Thou leadest
And wilt not let me stray

I could not do without Thee
O Jesu Saviour dear
E'en when my eyes are holden
I know that Thou art near
How dreary and how lonely
This changeful life would be
Without the sweet communion
The secret rest with Thee

I could not do without Thee
No other friend can read
The Spirit's strange deep longings
Interpreting its needs
No human heart can enter
Each dim recess of mine
And sooth and hush and calm it
O Blessed Lord but Thine

I could not do without Thee
For years are fleeting fast
And soon in solemn loneness
The river must be passed
But Thou wilt never leave me
And though the waves roll high
I know Thou wilt be near me

And whisper it is I

Monday, March 21, 2016

Holy Monday



Greetings of the new day to all my friends with the sure hope that God manifested His goodness to you and yours over the night in bringing you back to this land of the living so that you can continue to glorify His Name and testify to His goodness in your lives.

May all Glory, Adoration, Honour, Power and Dominion be ascribed unto Him now and for ever – Amen.

It is Monday, the beginning of the new week; and this week isn’t just any other week, it is the HOLY WEEK.

The week we commemorate the passion of Jesus Christ as He went willingly and willfully to the Cross of Calvary to pay the price for OUR COLLECTIVE SINS.

Today we remember that the Conspirators were busy arranging with Judas Iscariot who was to betray Jesus on how and when he was going to do that, Jesus of course knew what was going on but He did not stop it from happening because “it was for that reason that He came into the world” to save mankind from eternal destruction.

As we remember to make this Holy week holy indeed, let’s refrain from harbouring evil thoughts, from broadcasting evil-intended messages, from consulting evil minded persons – let us shun evil in all its forms



And the God of grace shall supply His grace to us to make it more abundant than we even need.

Amen.

Bless and be Blessed


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Hymn For Today



Now, Lord to every heart make known
The Power of Jesus Cross alone
Open the doors of mercy wide
Lead us to Jesus crucified

Oh, never be the words in vain
Which testify a Saviour slain
But may they by Thy grace applied
Lead us to Jesus crucified

Teach us our wretched state to know
And lost in sin and guilt and woe
To cast away all hope beside
And cling to Jesus crucified

Teach us to live to Him alone
And after death, before Thy Throne
May we in Thy blest Courts abide

And sing a Saviour crucified

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hymn For Today - 2



Ride on, ride on in Majesty
Hark all the tribes Hosanna cry
O Saviour meek pursue Thy Road
With palms and scattered garments strewed

Ride on, ride on in Majesty
In lowly pomp ride on to die
O Christ, Thy Triumphs now begin
O'er captive death and conquered sin

Ride on, ride on in Majesty
The Angel armies of the Sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes
To see the approaching Sacrifice

Ride on, ride on in Majesty
The last and fiercest strife is nigh
The Father on His Sapphire Throne
Awaits His Own Anointed Son

Ride on, ride on in Majesty
In lowly pomp ride on to die
Bow Thy meek Head in mortal pain

Then take O God Thy Power and Reign