Heaven on Earth happens when we act on God’s will for our city. How often do we become God’s chosen agent?

Meditating the Word of God – 30th October

How often do we become God's chosen agent.

Today’s verse is from the Gospel of Matthew 6:10. The passage is given from the three versions of the Bible.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (version NIV)
Manifest your kingdom realm, and cause your every purpose to be fulfilled on earth, just as it is in heaven. (version TPT)
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (version KJV)
May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. (version NLT)

You don’t have any excuse, you were told these matters, so don’t stumble.

Meditating the Word of God – 25th October

You don’t have any excuse, you were told these matters, so don’t stumble

Today’s verse is from the Gospel of John 16:1. The passage is given from the three versions of the Bible.

All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.
(version NIV)
I have told you all these things, so that you should not be offended (taken unawares and falter, or be caused to stumble and fall away). [I told you to keep you from being scandalized and repelled.] (version AMPC)
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. (version KJV)

Do you see a small cloud, the size of a man’s hand? Ready for rain?

Meditating the Word of God – 22nd October

Do you see a small cloud, the size of a man's hand?

Today’s verse is from the Gospel of 1 Kings 18:44. The passage is given from the three versions of the Bible.

Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.” (version NLT)

And at the seventh time the servant said, A cloud as small as a man’s hand is arising out of the sea. And Elijah said, Go up, say to Ahab, Hitch your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you. (version AMPC)

And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not. (version KJV)

Elijah was a righteous man. His prayers were answered. His prayers for drought were answered, also his prayers for rain were answered.

King of Judah, Ahab did evil. He built the temple of Baal in Samaria and did other evil acts. His wife was Jezebel. Now Elijah the Tishbite was a prophet from the settlers in Gilead. “I serve the Lord, the God of Israel,” Elijah said to Ahab. “As surely as the Lord lives, no rain or dew will fall during the next few years unless I command it.” (Ref 1 Kings 17:1)

After 3 years, the Lord commanded Elijah to go and tell the King that the Lord would soon send the rain. (You can read this in 1 Kings 18:1)

In a public contest between the 450 prophets of Baal and Elijah, Baal prophets miserably failed to get the fire to come down on the sacrificial bull. Later, the 450 false prophets were killed by the people of Israel. (It’s a very interesting story given in the book of 1 Kings, chapter 18.)

Then the Prophet Elijah told King Ahab to go to eat and drink because it was going to rain. Elijah asked the king to celebrate, as the period of drought had come to an end, as it was going to rain.

What Elijah did after this is interesting. Although the Lord told him that it would rain, Elijah climbed to the top of mount Carmel, and he knelt down to pray. He asked his servant from time to time to look toward the sea. Each time he looked, the servant said he saw nothing on the horizon.

Even after we receive a word from God, it’s our responsibility and duty to act on the word. It can be a combination of prayer, keeping on remembering, keeping on seeking the Lord’s guidance all through the journey/process to see it come to pass. Our indifference/inaction can be detrimental!

Six times the servant went to observe the horizon, the situation was the same, no cloud was seen, Elijah continued persevering in prayer. But by the 7th time, there was a small cloud, it was the size of the fist of a man. But the joy and the excitement was like no other.

Only if you have good strong faith, even a small sign, can it become a huge sign and, later, even the very manifestation of the blessing you seek.

We see Elijah asking his servant to go and tell Ahab to get his chariot ready and go home, else the rain would stop him. In a short while, the sky became dark with clouds and heavy rain started.

May we see the small cloud the size of the fist, may we get excited that it’s going to rain and may heaven’s great blessings rain on us.

Experience the light of the world, never again walk in darkness.

Meditating the Word of God – 18th October

Experience the light of the world

Today’s verse is from the Gospel of John 8:12 . The passage is given from the three versions of the Bible.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (version NIV)

Experience the miraculous realm of the Kingdom of God after you become a new creation in Jesus. Are you ready?

Meditating the Word of God – 16th October

Experience the miraculous realm of the Kingdom of God

Today’s verse is from the Gospel of John 3:3. The passage is given from the three versions of the Bible.

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. (version NIV)

Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. (version AMPC)

Jesus endured the cross ignoring the pain and shame, as he had set the joy before him. Are you prepared to win the race of life?

Meditating the Word of God – 15th October

Win the race of life

Today’s verse is from the Epistle to Hebrews 12:2. The passage given below is from the three versions of the Bible.

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (version NIV)

Why read the Bible? Does Jesus specifically expect us to thoroughly understand the scriptures?

Meditating the Word of God – 12th October

Does Jesus specifically expect us to thoroughly understand the scriptures?

Today’s verse is from the Gospel according to Luke 24:44. The passage given below is from the three versions of the Bible.

He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” (version NIV)