I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined unto me and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Brothers and sisters, let us glorify the Lord today, for He is good and His name is worthy to be praised. Giving honour, thanks and praises with adoration to our Heavenly Father, for sustaining us to behold another day on the land of the living. Whereby we can gather again to uplift His Holy name and in so doing we will receive a blessing. Hallelujah!
To our Patriarch and Bishop of Starlight of Israel Healing School, my Archbishop, Crowned Queen Abbess, all ministers, members, friends and families of The Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist Inc 2012, I greet you in the mighty name of Jesus, a name which is above all names. Amen! Family in Christ, today let’s ponder a little on patience, something which most of us lack at times or cannot come to terms with it’s true meaning. By now all of us know that to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, and I can recall my carnal mother (who left us 10 years ago) always saying if one takes time and kill an ant, one will find it’s en-trails (guts). So, we can see from those quotations and as the Psalmist David said, “wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord”, we have to be cautious, careful, strong in faith and in patience wait, for the appointed time. Amen! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
In everything we do, we must give God thanks and praises, plus we were taught to place Him first in all our ventures and endeavours, but do we pause for a while and listen to the soft voice of caution. Many a time we want something, or we’re working on a project, and we find it’s taking long to complete or a matter is getting out of our reach. What do we do? Panic steps in, we go above and beyond existing conditions to entice the elements for the situation to turn in our favour. What should have been done is to let go and let God have His way in the matter. Amen! Beloved, we have to learn to wait on the Lord. Do we recall the children of Israel built gods of gold (Exodus 32), when Moses had gone up the mountain to converse and receive instructions from Almighty God. They (Israelites) had no patience, thinking something had happened to Moses, so they provoked Aaron into building them a god. We as children of The Most High should meekly wait and murmur not. Psalms combined with fasting (abstaining) and praying brings every blessing from the Lord. Amen!
Before I close, it will be very remiss of me not to mention Job — a man of patience and full of trust with faith in God. Job lost all his possessions even his family, but not his faith in God. He (Job) said, “naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord”. His (Job) friends blamed him for his calamity, also his wife told him to curse God and die, but instead, Job just like brother David said they will bless the Lord at all times. Almighty God restored all Job’s possessions and even doubled them. Amen! What a mighty and merciful God we serve.
As I close this portion, we observed patience, trust and faith. To be a true child of God, these are some of the qualities we have to exercise and try to perfect. Heavenly Father, we thank You for another blessing today, we thank You for our Redeemer — Jesus The Christ. Lord God, we pray for our elders in The Mystical Order, please grant them the patience to cope within and without when the trials come and go. Master, have mercy on our brothers and sisters around the world, grant us the stability to stay strong in faith and in patience wait until You come. All these and more blessings we pray for in Jesus Almighty name. Amen!
God loves you so do I.
Your humble servant,
His Eminence, Eric Alleyne. LOM. OHPA. OSM.
Cardinal of The Mystical Order.
Commanding Officer of The Mystical Court.