Salvation from Zion (Study on Psalm 14)-Part 1

Key Scriptures:

Psalm 14:7: Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people,
Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalms 14:1 (KJV) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.


“Oh that salvation of Israel were come out of Zion” is a very deep powerful prayer from King David. He longs for a divine intervention very desperately. The Word “Oh” comes from a desperate heart. How desperate are we in our prayers?

Psalm 14 is is very important in the Biblical scheme of things as we see it echoed in Psalms 53 too. Apostle Paul quotes from this Psalm and lays the foundation for the “justification by faith” principle which he unravels later in the Book.  Therefore it’s a Psalm we need to understand and thereby apply the powerful spiritual truths  in our life.


People always have the notion that, ’all is well’ with the world, and that everything is permissible. This is the major reason why the world has gone into accepting treacherous and abominable lifestyle. Sadly this “all is well” theme runs around in churches and we forget to look around us. 

It is high time we realise that everything is not well with the world. The psalmist looks around the world and finds all men united in becoming filthy and doing abominable things. It all starts when He says in His heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1)

The Psalmist also gives us a heavenly perspective of things. An insight into God looking down from heaven and finding no one who does good.(Psalm 14:2)

Living in a world that embraces a foolish lifestyle, we are called to be aware of what’s happening around us , in our neighbourhoods, schools, government, etc., and pray for the Lord to save us.

Our prayers are so powerful that it can usher in a revival from the foolish lifestyle embraced by society.  Thus its important to have an awareness of things around us and to see from a heavenly perspective and knock on heaven’s doors for a divine intervention. This Psalm starts with a description of who a Fool is. 

Ways people adopt a foolish lifestyle:-


Psalms 14:1 (KJV) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Foolish lifestyle begins when you think that there is no God and live and behave that way. There is absolutely no fear of God and they walk in their own  sinful ways. Even as believers we many a time forget that there is a God to whom we are accountable to and we land in many trouble. The opposite of a foolish lifestyle is a Faith lifestyle. In faith lifestyle we believe that He exists and rewards those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

The Bible calls us to live in the fear of God. The fear of God should be reflected in our lifestyle . It is so important to walk in a way worthy of His calling.  

2. They don’t understand the will of God.

Ephesians 5:17 (NIV) Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

As people of God, we need to understand what the will of God is. Many of us fail to know God’s will and end up doing things that displeases the Lord. Only by reading the Word of God can we understand what the will of God is. The Lord does speak through His servants and yet He never works against His Holy Word. Therefore we must always keep the Bible as the basis to evaluate what the will of God is.  Let’s follow the Word of the Lord judiciously.

3. The response to the message of the Cross.

1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who perish. When fools hear the message of the cross, they disregard it to their own destruction.  Yet for who are saved it is the power of God. We need to be mindful to thank God for the cross, be committed to its love and be passionate about the work done on the cross.

1 Corinthians 1:25,27 (KJV)  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

Prophet Isaiah wrote on the power of the cross in Isaiah chapter 53-“by His stripes we are healed” .  He wrote this before the cross. But for us we can truly claim that healing because for us who are saved by the cross, its message is the power of God working in us.

4. Failure to understand the liberty we have in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:1 (KJV)  O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, we have freedom. It is for freedom that He has set us free. But today, many people hold on to rituals and believe that only by following them rigorously we will be saved.

That was exactly what the Galatians were made to believe as some of them took circumcision. Apostle Paul calls them foolish for not living in the freedom that Christ set them free. We are not bound by rituals or human traditions. Nothing we do can earn our salvation. If that were so, then Christ need not have come to the world. Once we are saved, we do the good works by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

We should live in the glorious liberty for which Christ our Lord has paid the price. His righteousness only can become our righteousness when we believe in Him and trust in Him completely. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work for the Lord and rest. Freedom from doing His work is bondage. Bondage to do His work is freedom.

5. Who do not put to practice what has been taught.

Matthew 7:26 (KJV)  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Obeying the Word of the Lord is very important. Our Lord Jesus said that those who hear His word but don’t do as it says, is like a foolish man who builds his house on the sand which will collapse when the winds rise. You will not be foolish as you apply the teachings of the Lord Jesus in your life.

6. Who do not have the oil of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 25:3 (KJV)  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Out of the ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom, five were foolish because they did not have oil to light their lamps. They waited for the bridegroom to come and then buy oil which was utter foolishness . They requested the five  wise virgins to share their oil but by then it was too late. We should not wait for a problem to come and then pray. We should be always ready , filled with the Holy Spirit to tackle life’s challenges and above all waiting expectantly for the return of our heavenly bridegroom. Ask the Lord for more anointing and grace to shine for Him in this dark world. Having the Word and Prophets was not enough for Israel to be saved. They needed to have a move of the Holy Spirit to reveal the true bridegroom, who is none other than the Lord Jesus.

7. The Wiseman’s description of a fool’s character.

Proverbs 26:1-13 (KJV)  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

In the book of Proverbs, this chapter describes the character of a fool. A fool is honoured by none nor is he trusted by anyone. A foolish lifestyle does not honor the Lord and His commands. This year let’s be circumspect to live a life that honors the Lord.


The fool says in his heart there is no God.  Let us come back to the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us live lives that acknowledge His existence. The world is filled with filth and abomination and what are we going to do to change it? The first step starts with us. At the most, to create a godly place for our children, let us seek the Lord and cry out for His salvation upon the earth.

When the whole world was filled with evil and corruption, one man, Noah was building an ark, a safe place and his family was safe.

Let’s not embrace a foolish lifestyle. Let’s live a life of faith and honor the Lord.


Prophetic Significance of the year 2018

Key Scripture:

Psalms 14:7 (KJV)  Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.


The prophetic significance for the year 2018 is a study with regard to the Word of God as to what this year holds for us, especially studying the number 18 from the Bible.


 Number Study of what the year might hold for us:

 Number study of what the number 18 signifies in the Bible is important for us to understand what the Lord intends to accomplish in this year and season of our lives. Our God is very interested in numbers. There are certain things that God plans to do and what He has planned for each day, He will accomplish it and we will see it happen.

Therefore it is very important to understand the times and seasons. Daniel knew that the time he lived in was the completion of the 70 years of captivity that Jeremiah prophesied about. This helped him to pray for God’s mercy.

Lets have a look at some of the significant records the Bible has when it comes to the number 18:-


  1. Shows a time of warfare:

 Genesis 14:14 (KJV)   And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

 The Word of the Lord indicates that 18 signifies a time of spiritual warfare. The Lord requires us to be spiritually equipped in our prayer life. We have a warfare to go through to take back what the enemy has taken captive.

Psalms 144:1 (KJV)    Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

King David says that the Lord was his strength and that He trained his hands for war and taught his fingers to fight. This year the Lord will train us to fight the spiritual battles that would arise against our work, family and church; like how Abraham was able to bring back his nephew Lot from the enemies who had taken him captive.

  1. Shows freedom from oppressors:

 Judges 3:13,14 (KJV)    And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees. So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.

 Judges 10:8 (KJV) And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.

 The people of Israel were smitten by Eglon, king of Moab and they were mistreated and oppressed for 18 years and the Lord raised up Ehud, through whom the Lord struck down the wicked king and gave His people deliverance. This year holds the promise of a deliverance from such powers and oppressors who have held on to our hard earned blessings in Jesus’ name! God will strengthen you in your times of weakness and give a great victory through you.

  1. Shows a time of success wherever you go:

2 Samuel 8: 6, 13-14 (KJV)   Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.

And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.

And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David’s servants. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.

 The Lord gave King David famous victories and this one at the Valley of Salt was one such. The Word of God clearly tells us that the Lord gave David success wherever he went and with the Lord granting such success, David was able to put garrisons in the enemy’s camp. This year the Lord promises to give us victory wherever we go, He will help us tread down on our enemy and through God we will do valiantly and take up our spiritual victory.

Psalms 60:12 (KJV)   Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

  1. Shows a time of change in regimes ( change in religious and political scenarios):

 1 Kings 15:1 (KJV)  Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

 2 Kings 3:1 (KJV)  Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

 This year the Lord will bring about a change in regimes especially in the religious and political front. After 18 years of evil reign, the Lord raised up a king according to His will.

  1. Shows a time of elevation of the church:

 1 Kings 7:15 (KJV)   For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

 The Lord will elevate the position of the church and raise up the structure of spiritual possession over our lives. Pillars of the Church will be erected.

  1. Shows a time of revived fear of the Lord:

2 Kings 23:23 (KJV)   But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the Lord in Jerusalem.

 At King Josiah’s time, the Book of the Law was found and the people turned back to the Lord with all their heart and the fear of the Lord was once again revived in everyone. In the same way the Lord ill bring back that reverence so lost in His ministers and people and we will learn things unknown from His word like never before. There will be great celebrations of the Lord and His word like never before in churches.

  1. Shows a time of Lord with us:

Ezekiel 48:35 (KJV)    It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there.

 The Lord will be there, wherever we go, in us, our homes and offices, we will be able to feel he presence of God. The city, that heavenly city that Ezekiel sees in the vision is name Jehovah Shammah or the Lord is there and this may well indicate the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and take us to that glorious City.

  1. Shows a time of repentance:

Luke 13:4,5 (KJV) Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Lord Jesus, while on this earth, makes a reference to this tower of Siloam that fell and killed 18 people who sinned. He calls the sinners, who heard the news as well as those who didn’t to repent. This year God desires that no one perishes because of their sin but repents from it.

  1. Shows a time of deliverance:

Luke 13:11 (KJV)   And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

 This year is the year that God asks us to claim our deliverence from every spirit of infirmity that oppresses us. Like this woman who was bent and couldn’t lift herself up. She was bound up by a spirit of infirmity for 18 years and that day as she went to the temple that sabbath, Jesus showed up and He healed her. The Lord raises all of us no matter how we may be bound up, spiritually, physically or emotionally. This indeed is the year where we would be healed from many of our infirmities and the Lord shall deliver those who are bound by the enemy.


There are specific details in the Bible that shows how God wanted His people to be aware of the day, year, season in which they were living in and what they had to do in knowing that information.

God never makes mistakes and He works through times and seasons. Therefore, let us learn what 2018 holds for us in the plan of God, in accordance to His word and lets believe that what He has purposed will come to pass no matter what because our days our held in the hands of God.


For God so Loved the World! (II)

Key Scripture: John 3:16(KJV) 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.


The world exists because of the everlasting love of God. The largest mammal on the earth is the Blue Whale which many might not have seen but God the Creator already approved and has created it; this shows the greatness of God! Though the moon stars and nations are like a drop from a bucket in God’s hand yet He humbled Himself to come and dwell amongst us; such is His grandee and love for humanity. Therefore, this Christmas let us understand His outmost love for us and imply His love over our lives!


God has a standard in life. The sin that crept and separated mankind in the Garden of Eden had to be made right; man of unclean blood had to be brought back to Him. God is nobody’s debtor yet He chose to love us, the love which is beneath and over us all the time. Therefore, God the Father so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son which changed the spectrum of every human being.

John 1:1(KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

In the gospel of St. John we read that in the very beginning was the word and it was with God and the word was God; for and through Him all things existed who came to us in Bethlehem and accepted to be born in a filthy manger. Today there are many distractions around the world but we should never miss out on the cross! Believe in Jesus and know that we are under His covering of love all the time.

Implications of His love:

1) Eternal Life:(John 3:16)

Death is an inevitable factor. Our mortal bodies will perish with the physical death but our spirits will never perish.  Once the earthly tent we lived is destroyed, we will be taken to an eternal house in heaven. We should understand that God gave the best gift of Jesus to us and as we believe in the Son of God, eternal life is guaranteed by God.

2) Children of God:

I John 3:1(KJV) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

In the Old Testament times people couldn’t worship God freely. There was a distance in knowing and experiencing God. In the New Testament time, we are given the privilege of being His children and thereby we can know and love Him better. Christians were considered crazy and mad by the world at that time. Nero burnt Christians and used it to light the path. Yet St John was encouraging the believers to see the love and experience the greatness of His love. We become His children at salvation and at our resurrection we will be like Him. The world never knew Jesus then and now, they never believed in the Son of God. Therefore, it is obvious that the world will not know us too, we will be tagged an outcast but  God calls us His own, His children.

 I John 3:23(KJV) And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

The word of God says that it is His commandment that we believe in Jesus His Son, who is pure and righteous. It doesn’t matter if the world would know us because we are known, loved and called the children of God.

3) Freely receive Everything:

Romans 8:32 KJV
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

God has given us freely the gift of salvation. We didn’t have to earn it or labour for it! It was granted to us freely. When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we have everything for free in our account; the power and authority to trample the enemy, the power to rebuke sickness and diseases, to pray for healing and to receive freely the word of God through His servants.

I Peter 1:12(KJV) Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

St. Peter writes that the angels desire to look into the salvation that is freely given unto us and the things of the gospel which is preached. The angels that are dispatched for our security don’t have an excess to this free gift; this is the measure of God’s love for humanity.

4) More than an Over-Comer:

Romans 8:35-39 KJV
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord..

Whatever be the situations, we are more than conquerors through it all. His love gets beyond the situations and engulfs us in His presence. In spite of all negativity and sufferings , we see His love drawing us closer to Him.  Thus the more we suffer and are ridiculed we are held more closer by His love and we become more than conquerors .

 Daniel was a mighty man of God, whose prayer moved the heavens and changed the nations. He had great faith in God and the scripture says that God sent His angel to shut the mouth of lions in the den. God made him an over comer in the midst of the trouble. Today, He is the same God whom Daniel served; if we imply His great love in our lives He is ready to shut the mouth of any great obstacles and hurdles in life. Can we all believe that His love is more than sufficient today?


Humans were never a failed project of God. He knew it all before He formed us. He formed the world  the John 3:16 moment. We are made to be the Epicenter of His love.

God gave the most beautiful gift of His Son to us, a free gift of salvation that whosoever believes in Him will have an eternal life. We are called under the son-ship of Jesus; we receive the power and authority freely to overcome the world. Therefore, let us not look at the wrongs, the hurts, the offence and the wounds that we face today because these things are so titchy in comparison to the wounds of our Saviour.  Come let us adore Him, the King who is the fairest of ten thousand to our soul!

For God so loved the World(1)

Key Scripture: John 3:16(KJV) 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.


Throughout the scripture from Genesis to Revelation we read about the great love, forgiveness and a continuous fellowship of God with His people. Our God is the ‘Great I Am’ who never leaves or forsakes us. Therefore, this season let us gaze upon the magnitude of His love who sent His only begotten Son to redeem us from our sins . God and the world represents two ends .Sin brought the divide and it was necessary that someone would bridge the gap and act as mediator. God loved the world while we were not worthy. He sent His Son , to express His great love to a fallen world. We cannot fathom with our finite minds yet the greatness of His love but one day we will find it all beyond comprehension as we walk through the gates of heaven.


We know that John 3:16 is the most influential verse around the world. In this verse St. John has mentioned two important things; God and the world as two separate entities. To understand the magnitude of His love we need to understand the beauty of the Son.St John introduces Jesus as the Son of God using different witnesses. In chapter one, John the baptist is the witness besides Andrew and Peter. In chapter two,the wedding house at Cana stands in the witness box and in chapter three St John found a great witness in Nicodemus.

John 3:1(KJV)There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

We read that there was a certain man called Nicodemus who was the ruler of the Jews, who knew the law and had also heard about Jesus. Though Nicodemus himself was an expert in the law and teachings, he found something different about the Lord Jesus. The way He spoke and did things, it was a different proposition all together.

John 3:2(KJV) The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

It was this inquisitiveness that led him to Jesus;

We need to understand that if the ruler of the Jews, a man who knew the law came humbly to Jesus by night how much more should we be keen in knowing the Lord. At the end of the day our reputation, dignity and stardom doesn’t really matter when we are all groping in the darkness unless we come to ‘The Light’ called Jesus. As St John mentions night, it also signifies the spiritual darkness mankind is groping under.

Genesis 1:5 (KJV) and God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

In Genesis we read that God called the light day and darkness night. Let us understand that unless we find Jesus we are in the darkness. As Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, he was also in the darkness away from the Saviour, but once he came to Jesus, the light of His glory and revelation filled Him. Similarly, when we also come seeking Jesus, our spiritual life will be uplifted and our outlook, character and mission changes forever. Nicodemus though a teacher and ruler of the law could not dispel the darkness and vacuum he had and rightly he came to the Lord Jesus. He called our Lord as “Rabbi” which means teacher.

He was convinced of the miracles and teachings of Jesus and had no doubt that He came from God.  Our Lord Jesus was the teacher David was looking for and Nicodemus came to the ultimate place.

Psalm 143:10(KJV) Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Similarly In John 4 we read about the Samaritan woman, who goes to the city of Jerusalem testifying, “The Messias cometh, had come which is called Christ: when He is come, He will tell us all things.” Thus, she also affirms that God loved the world that He gave His Son Jesus who is to be preached unto all generations for an everlasting life.

John 3:3(KJV) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

As Nicodemus speaks to Jesus about His teachings and miracles which only signified that Jesus came from God; yet our Lord didn’t bask in the glory of men but says unto Nicodemus that until he is born again nobody could see the kingdom of God for He is the kingdom and without Him nobody could enter the kingdom of God. Remember seeing the kingdom is different from entering the kingdom of God. When we are born again we see the kingdom of God with Jesus as the King ruling the kingdom and entering His kingdom with the currency of faith.

The Criterion to Enter into the Kingdom of God:

John 3:5,6(KJV) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Until a man repents of his sins and goes through the waters of baptism and is born of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. The one who is born of flesh will remain a flesh but one who has the Holy Spirit we will get the revelation of Jesus and will be healthy and powerful. The Spirit of God works in our lives and we are transformed from being a sinner to the image of the knowledge of His Son. Our character and desires change; our lifestyle and mission changes and we no more live for the temporal pleasures of sin, but we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit to be conformed to the image of Jesus, the Son of God.

To understand the greatness of the Son, we will come to the chapter one of St John and see the four revelations of the Son of God that acts as a fulfilment to the Law of Moses


John 1:1(KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


St John begins his gospel by a sharp striking similarity to the Torah. Genesis 1:1 starts with “In the begininng God created…”. St John goes to the beginning before the Torah. “IN the Beginning was the Word”. The Word was with God and the Word was God. Our Lord Jesus is the Word in flesh. He is the Word that we see echoed in the Torah.

Jesus is the beginning and the end. If we have not known Jesus as the beginning then we have not known where we began. Everything was made by Him and without Him nothing could be made.


“In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”(John 1:4)

“Let there be light” and there was light. St John was introducing the Lord Jesus here as the light of the World that shines beyond the darkness. He is the light that bridges the World to God.


John 1:14(KJV)  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:14(YLT) And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.

Our Lord Jesus tabernacled among us. Tabernacle was a significant structure to a Jew.Tabernacle was the place where God’s glory dwelt. St. John says that the word which was in the beginning was now made flesh to dwell amongst us. Jesus is the tabernacle where His glory dwelt and praise God He did tabernacle among us. Jesus is our Great High Priest who has opened a new way, so that we can experience the presence of God and hear His voice.


John 1:29(KJV) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

For a Jew the lamb also was significant as sacrifices were of primemost importance. St John introduces the Son of God through the words of John the Baptist as the Lamb that carries away the sins of the World. A perfect Lamb to be slain for the sins of the world. He is the perfect sacrifice whose blood was shed on the cross for the remission of our sins. Hence, now we understand that Jesus is the only begotten Son sent from Father in heaven to be sacrificed for the sins of the world and that whosoever believed in Him will not perish, but have an everlasting life.


To know God and to have a relationship with God are two different things; there can’t be a connection with the stripes when we don’t have the connection with the Healer. Otherwise, we would be like the Israelite’s who heard, knew and experienced God yet they never had a relationship with Him. Jesus is above any ruler and the Law who came from the Father in heaven. He is our Great High Priest who has opened a new way, so that we can experience the presence of God and hear His voice. Jesus was from the beginning, the Light, the Word and the perfect Lamb that was slain for us. Therefore, never forget the price He paid for us and that we were made by Him to worship, thank, honour, love and praise Him with all our heart! FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD.

The Dynamics of Thanksgiving.

Key Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:18(KJV) In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


As followers of Christ we should understand that thanksgiving and grace are interconnected. In Spanish a ‘Thank you’ is addressed as ‘gracias’, in Italian they say ‘Grazie’ and in Latin they say ‘Gratias.’ In the New Testament times St. Paul introduced thanksgiving under God’s grace. Much grace much thanksgiving and much thanksgiving much grace. Thanksgiving is a powerful instrument that can shake the schemes of the enemy and bring in the blessings of God in our lives. Therefore, let us give thanks to God whole-heartedly on a  daily basis and praise His holy name!


In the bible we read that the Old Testament saints always murmured instead of giving thanks in the wilderness. Though they experienced the miracle of God everyday yet they chose to rebel against God and Moses; hence at the end they died in the wilderness and never reached the Promised Land. As children of God it is dangerous when we harden our heart towards God like the Israelite’s; instead let us choose to thank and praise Him continually because when we thank God a spiritual growth is bound to come in our lives.

Six dynamics of Thanksgiving:

1) Thanksgiving is a language of the New Testament Saints:

Ephesians 5:18 (KJV) And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

The book of Ephesians says not to be drunk with wine but to be filled with the Holy Spirit. How can we be filled with the Holy Spirit? Filling in of the Holy Spirit can only happen when we empty ourselves and allow God to fill us with His power. We read about Job who is referred in the bible as ‘perfect and upright’ who feared God, and eschewed evil. The bible says that God boasted to Satan about Job’s goodness because Job chose to thank and praise God in every test. Once we have the infilling of the Holy Spirit thanksgiving becomes our new language instead of murmuring. We show our gratitude to God in action by clapping of our hands and praising His holy name

2) Thanksgiving keeps our heart sweet:

Psalm 51:17(KJV) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

When we have thanksgiving in our heart, we speak to our situation through Psalms and hymns; singing and making melody in our heart. As we sing songs to the Lord He will build us spiritually and all the bitterness goes away. Understand that it is not the food and the air but the body of Christ that keeps us healthy and the ones who  are alive in Christ will praise for the blessings to come down.

3) Thanksgiving reveals our maturity in Jesus.

Colossians 2:6,7(KJV) As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Walking into the maturity of Christ is not a simple process. It dictates few things:

  • Arriving into the maturity of Christ needs a daily commitment and a walk with Him. We commit to walk in the environment inside of Him, a life in Him and a covering under Him.
  • As we walk in Him we are rooted in Him and we pull out life from Him through the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 53:5(KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. The truth of His suffering for our sins is engraved into our hearts and our negativity is cut off from us.
  • As we stay rooted in Jesus, He supplies all the energy and nutrients to us and we are built up in Him. Faith is established and we are taught to abound in thanksgiving. A thanksgiving before the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.

4) Thanksgiving is the conduct of Saints:

Ephesians 5:3,4(KJV) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

When thanksgiving becomes our pattern and methodology, we abstain from all forms of sin. We become His saints who delight in the Lord. Our ultimate desire would now be to desire the Lord. The world might say that ‘attitude determines the altitude of life,’ but as followers of Christ we would say, “our gratitude should be our attitude.”

5) Thanksgiving has the Power to Cleanse:

I Timothy 4:4,5(KJV) For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

In the book of Leviticus we read that in Old Testament Times there were certain clean and unclean foods that the people could eat but now in the New Testament Times the word says that every creature of God is good and when we receive it with thanksgiving by the word of God in prayer it has the power to cleanse.

6) Thanksgiving will enable us to enter His gates of Heaven:

Psalm 100:4 (KJV) Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

In the book of Daniel we read the power of praise, thanksgiving and an insistence of prayer. Daniel’s prayer was powerful which indicated his desperate need for God and not a compulsion to pray. When we also pray a prayer like Daniel with thanksgiving and praise desperately seeking God, then we will be able to enter His gates of heaven.

What is the Gates of Heaven?

Genesis 28:11-15(KJV) And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Jacob dreamt of a ladder set upon the earth to heaven and the angels of God ascending and descending. Though we might not have dreamt of a ladder like Jacob did, but by the grace of God we have Jesus, an “Everlasting Ladder” who rises from earth to heaven to bridge the gap to the Father. The blood that was shed surpasses all the galaxies, the celestial bodies in heaven to unite us to the Father. As we have Jesus as the Ladder, the angels of God ascend to heaven taking our prayer and supplications to the Father and through Jesus the angels descend bringing in the blessing that gets deposited into our lives. Therefore, as we give thanksgiving to God it will enable us enter the gates of heaven with Jesus Christ as our “Everlasting Ladder” that connects us to the Father.


Jesus Christ ‘A beautiful and a blessed ladder’ has shifted us from the dark demonic territory and illuminated our lives to the angelic territory with joy and peace. Therefore, let us stay rooted in His love, firmly grounded in Jesus so that nothing will shake our faith in Him. Never forget that though we are sheep’s sent among the wolves yet we have a Shepherd who would always protect and cover us under His shield. Therefore, let us continually praise and thank Him for what Jacob dreamt has become a reality and a revelation to all our lives.


God’s Dream for His Children.

Key Scripture: Acts 2:41-47 (KJV) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.


God the Father has a dream for each one of us, like every other parent on earth. However, the difference is that the plan of God originated in His heart before the creation of the world and He is ready to watch it happen in our lives through the church. As earthly parents love to see the dreams for their children being fulfilled, God the Father also wants to see His dreams for us being fulfilled through the church that would gladden the heart of God.


Church is not a building or an organisation; it is an organism. It is a vibrant, living and an on going movement that must grow. Once we acknowledge what our big God can do with one man available, loving the Lord and wholeheartedly obeying His word and faithfully committing to His call we would grow. Growth comes only when we dream big.

Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)  The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

As children of God it is important that we make His heart glad by carrying out His plans. Our God is emotional about His people; He rejoices over us and sings over us. His plans for us are not to harm or pull us down but to give us hope and a bright future.

The Fine Blueprint of God for His Church:

Acts 2:41-47 (KJV) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

In the book of Acts we not only read the historical facts about the birth and growth of the church after the resurrection of Jesus but also see a fine blue print of what and how God wants to see the church and His followers today.

The twelve pointer layout of the Church that God dreams of:

  1. Teaching the apostles doctrine- that is whatever Jesus taught them.
  2. Fellowship in prayer and breaking of bread.
  3. Worship.
  4. A sense of awe
  5. Many signs and wonders
  6. Sharing and generosity; a community life.
  7. Unity in one accord, oneness
  8. Gladness
  9. Sincerity of the heart
  10. Praising God
  11. Favour with God and men
  12. Daily salvation which add the people into His church.

 The reality of God’s dream being fulfilled:

Acts 1:1-5 (KJV)   The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

The biggest question is can we compare the blueprint of God with our churches today? Sadly when we consider these points, we are so far from seeing God’s dream being fulfilled in our lives through the church.

A Declaration of Lord Jesus aboutone the Church:

Matthew 16:18 (KJV)   And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

This statement that the Lord Jesus declared, though simple, holds the entire doctrine about the church.

  • There is only one Church.

The Lord said that He will build His Church and not churches. Though there are many denominations which the Lord allowed but He does not divide churches on that basis and tells us that there is only one church where His name is honoured and His word alone is obeyed and preached.

  • The Church belongs to Jesus Christ.

The church does not belong to any bishop, the pope or even the apostles. It belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He will build His church and it is only in the church He builds, where the devil cannot prevail. If it belonged to men, then only those they prefer would be a part of he church but the Lord in His great mercy died for every soul, so that everyone who comes and acknowledges Him as Lord and Savior is saved to be a part of the Church.

  • Church was and is the plan of God.

The Church was the plan of God. It is not the product of man’s imagination. It is the plan of God even before the beginning of time therefore, by being in the church we are in the glorious plan of God!

 Why did God plan the church?

Acts 1:8 (KJV)   But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1) To Create a Force That will ignite the storm By the fire of the Holy Spirit:

God in Heaven wanted to create a force that will ignite and take the planet by storm with the fire of the Holy Ghost. We read that at the Day of Pentecost the disciples waited and received the power of the Holy Ghost before they could be sent. Though they didn’t know how the Holy Spirit would come or for how long they had to pray yet in obedience to God’s word they waited and they prayed continually. Similarly, in our lives too when we get God’s vision which is big and there is uncertainty to achieve all we have to do is wait in obedience to God and He will equip us. Remember the disciples gathered in the upper room in one accord and prayed which was enough to bring fire from heaven.

2) To fulfil the vision of God the Father which is the great salvation:

Salvation is the great plan that originated in the heart of God even before man was created; this vision of God the Father was to save humanity which as a mission was given to be fulfilled by His Son, Jesus Christ. As Jesus shed His blood on the cross for the remission of our sins He fulfilled the vision of God with His sacrifice. Therefore, now Jesus has imparted the mission of going into the ends of the world and making disciples by sharing the good news.

Today our churches need to be given united and continual in prayer to catch the vision of God the Father and make it our mission.

3) To understand who He really is:

When we understand God for who and what He is, the more we will love Him. Though our salvation is free yet it comes with a great cost to our Heavenly Father for the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. This great salvation needed a spotless, pure and holy blood; therefore, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Lord Jesus had the blood of His Father in heaven and that is why we can only be saved by the blood of Jesus alone.

When we know this great love He has for us and His great plans for us we can never keep quiet. Even the twenty four elders in heaven get up from their thrones, fall prostrate, laying their crowns at the feet of God Almighty to worship Him. Similarly, when we understand what He has done for us, we will offer all that we have and worship Him.

John 4:10 (KJV) Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

This is the purpose for God to plan His church so that we will acknowledge who He is. We read in gospel of John that Jesus says to the Samaritan woman that if she only knew who Jesus was then she would ask Him for the living waters.

As followers of Christ, if we only acknowledge how great our God is then we would dare only ask Him for the impossible. Ask big, dream big because He is an able God.

What can bring the presence of God from Heaven?

As the disciples prayed an earnest prayer that brought down the fire of the Holy Ghost from heaven similarly the Lord expects His church to pray an earnest prayer that can bring the presence of God.

 The presence of God can come only when:

  • We gather in one accord in obedience to God’s word, the presence of God will come. In the church there is no being the greatest or being the leader but being united in prayer.
  • We submit our will to the will of God. In the garden of Gethsemane when our Lord Jesus cried out to the Father in heaven to remove the cup from Him, but who also submitted to the will of God. Therefore, when we submit ourselves to His will; to pray, to evangelise, to missions then will come the fulfilment of His work, His vision in and through our lives.
  • When we devote in earnest prayer and obedience in faith and will never give up on God. Throughout the bible we read about incidences where Jesus called the disciples, “O ye, of little faith!” while the Lord found great faith among the heathens. We should always remember that a smallest expression of His grace is enough to meet our greatest need.

Our God the Father in heaven has a dream for His children through His church. As we imprint the blueprint into our hearts and walk in building His church with obedience, earnest prayer and faith we will live to fulfil His dreams and make His heart glad. Therefore let us dream big and live to complete the mission Jesus Christ has imparted to us and never give up on Him.

Praise Principles!

Key Scripture:1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


St. Paul was a man of thanksgiving; he never ceased in praising and giving thanks to God irrespective of the place and circumstance. From addressing the churches to being in the darkest prison cells, his epistles were underlined with a heart full of thanksgiving and praise to God. Rev. Billy Graham once said, “A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.” Therefore, as believers no matter what life holds for us, in every ups and downs let us keep thanking and praising the Lord for He deserves it; The One, who has made us worthy and able to be the heirs of His kingdom!


Luke 17:11 – 19 (KJV) And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

In the gospel of Luke we read that Jesus enters into a certain village where He encounters ten lepers who were banished from the society as unclean and that they stood afar off. However, as the lepers acknowledged and valued the presence of God and His power they cried out in desperate need of help for healing.

Understand that Jesus was also interested in the simplicity of the village and attitude of the lame and needy lepers. Today though the world has become a complicated zone with humans more tangled remember that God is interested in simple, plain, upright and a heart that longs for Him. The scripture records that as soon as the lepers cried out and praised Jesus as ‘The Master,’ He saw them and responded with compassion and provided the healing.

What is Meant by Praising the Lord?

Praising the Lord comes with a greater and immeasurable experience in the Lord; it is intimate and personal. We see Him alive in every situation, good or bad and in everything we give Him thanks.

Principles of Praise 

1) Praise Signifies the presence of Christ in our Life:

Luke 17:11-14 (KJV) And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

We read that Jesus entered into a certain village and met the lepers. Jesus told them to go to the priest as they lifted their voices for healing; as they went to the priest  they received the healing and were cleansed. Here the Lord teaches us a great lesson of faith; the lepers took the word of Jesus in faith and were touched. Today, do we listen to the voice of God and His will? If not then sadly, we will not be touched, healed or cleansed wholly by God.

All ten received the healing. The healing manifested in their bodies. Yet only one came back to say thanks. Praise is the sign of allthose who recognize the presence of Christ. Only one saw Christ while others were satisified with the healing. Only one came back to give praise, thanksgiving and glory to God because he experienced the person of Jesus. Today when the world is losing out in a simple ‘Thank You’ gesture, let us as believers fill in the void with praise and thanks giving for His presence in our lives.

Luke 19:40 (KJV)And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Like Merlin R Carothers who was a remarkable person of praise, are we glad that Jesus died for us? Are we glad of His nail pierced hands & feet?  Do we express our thanks to God,that our mouths will praise and worship God, for who He is. In the word of God (Luke 19:40)our Lord Jesus mentions that stones will cry out and praise God if we fail to do so.

2) Praise Reveals the Sincerity in Prayer:

Luke 17:13 (KJV)And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

As Jesus met the lepers they lifted their voices in prayer. They all wanted healing but only one prayer was deeply sincere of them all. Only that person returned to give thanks. Others wanted healing but was not sincere enough to appreciate and acknowledge the healing.

Philippians 4:6 (KJV)Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

In Philippians we read that everything should be made known by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving and praise to the Lord. When we submit our weakness and brokenness through praise and worship, His power will give us rest that will reveal the sincerity in our prayer.

Psalm 116:1,2 (KJV) I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The Psalmist loved the Lord and gave thanks as the Lord heard his prayers. Praise reveals the sincerity of faith we have and the sincere desperation we have for His touch. Once He answers our prayers, we are glad and we rejoice.

3) Praise will Come from Those who have a Wholesome Healing:

Luke 17:17 (KJV) And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Sin closes the heart from seeing the presence and power of God. However, praise shall come only from those with a wholesome healing.

All ten were healed on the outside but only one experienced wholesome healing. Only one chose to be broken on the inside to be thankful to God. Only those who are healed inside of their ego, pride and hurts can praise God on the outside. The nine were free on the outside but were still bound on the inside that they could not see the Lord who healed them.

Psalm 33:1 (KJV)Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

The Psalmists says that praise comes from an upright heart; if we have Christ in us, we will automatically ignite the praise to God.

Psalm 51:15-17 (KJV) O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

The brokenness in heart and jubilation both should come from praising God. God delights when we come with a broken and a contrite heart with trembling.

Out of the ten healed lepers only one returned with a loud voice glorifying God. He fell down at Jesus’ feet and gave Him thanks. Therefore, the coming back of the leper signifies that our praises will come from those who are wholly healed, touched and cleansed by the Lord. The good news is a wholesome healing is available to those who believe in Jesus by His precious blood!

4) Praise is Individualistic and is a Way Back:

Luke 17:18 (KJV)There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

Out of the ten lepers whom Jesus had healed, only one returned to give praise and glory to the King. He understood the greatness of the person of Jesus and made his way back to praise God. Our Praises are personal moments with God- Its always a way back; We make our way back to God by praises in the jight for His mercies during the day. We make our way back to praise God on a sunday for His blessings during the week. However, making our  way back to praise is not that easy. It might also prick our self-esteem. We should make our way back to the cross from where it all began. All our blessings come with a tagline “From the cross of the Lord Jesus.’ Our healing, deliverance and provision all comes from the cross

5) Praise Attests Our Faith:

Luke 17:19 (KJV) And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

As the leper returned with thanksgiving, praise and valued his healing, the Lord blessed him to arise and go; for his faith had made him whole. Faith causes us to be grateful; it is a divine influence from God. Every hallelujahs and amen that we proclaim to the Lord, it attests our faith.


Being a child of God we should always have a routine of giving praises and thanksgiving to the Lord. If the hallelujahs and an amen can plunder the plans of the enemy then it can also bring in the presence of God in our life. Our praises brings the sincerity in our prayers; we hear God’s voice which will manifest as a wholesome healing. It also builds our personal relationship with the Lord and when we choose to return to Him remember all our praises are tagged the cross. Therefore, lets us praise God today so that it attests our faith and imprint a testimony to the world!