To God be the glory, great things He has done; so love He the world that He gave us His Son, who yielded His life an atonement for sin, and opened the life gate that all may go in. Praise the Lord! What a wonderful hymn and uplifting words to build us on a wonderful day, like unto this, whereby we can cry Abba Father and come before His presence and offer our prayers and thanksgiving. Almighty God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we honour, glorify and worship You today, also thanking You for sparing our lives, granting us another opportunity to swing our hearts’ door open, allowing You to enter and take control of our lives. Amen!
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 Jesus Almighty name — a name to which every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord. In Matthew chapter 5, we found Jesus up on a mountain teaching His disciples the Beatitudes, now this very chapter is often referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. Today, I want to attempt with the direction of The Holy Spirit to examine verse 9. Amen! Are we not all peacemakers? Yes! My personal testimony is, I came across two teenagers fighting on the platform in the subway. Due to the time being rush hour, there are scores of people gathered and no one wants to get involved. I’m also skeptical about physically getting involved, so I shouted several verbal commands, hoping this disengaged the teens, but to no avail. Then I bellowed “the police coming”, this sort of quelled the situation and several other bystanders then separated the teens. Family Christ, why is it so easy to start a war and so difficult to make peace?
Brothers and sisters, as children of God, we’re all working for the same penny (Salvation), some may start early morning, some at noon, others may even come late evening; also bearing in mind, we may go about our chores different to others. However, when the book of life is opened and the roll is call up yonder, many of us will hear, “depart from me I know ye not”. Beloved it is the little things we did for Jesus, will allow us to enters Heaven’s doors. Some of us have some peculiar ways about serving God, leaving others to wonder; but according to Matthew 7 verse 1, we cannot and should not judge our brothers and sisters. We’re supposed to bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in our mouths. Why do we blaspheme, and be all critical when our brothers and sisters do and say things. Probably they are going about it the wrong way, so those of us who recognize these short comings, should pray that the good Lord correct or convert them like He did Saul on the road to Damascus. Hallelujah!
Before I close, I want to thank Almighty God for the speedy recuperation of our Archbishop Gregg. Praise the Lord! I’m not in the medical field nor do I have the authority to address my elder, but I took your visit to the ER as a wake up call, although we have a zeal to worship and walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called, one have to pay particular attention to one’s well being. Just as we’re entertaining the spiritual form, the physical body needs care and nutrition.
Lord God, we thank You for another blessing today. We thank You for Your “PEACEMAKER”, who forgives us instead of condemning us. Please give our elders of The Mystical Order wisdom, knowledge with understanding, so they can be good peacemakers. Master, have pity and compassion on us, for some of us have grown weary, sick and sad, we have even lost the love we had. Turn around our lives and guide, guard and keep us to be spiritual peacemakers, until that great day. All these and more blessings we ask for in Jesus Almighty name. Amen!