Special Easter Friday Prayer & Fasting Service – HE’S ALIVE!
Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
It was a very impactful & refreshing moment in God’s Presence yesterday, at KDCG, as the saints took time to wait on the Lord in fasting, prayers & Word exhortation to maximise His Resurrection Power.
Here is an excerpt of the Word – HE’S ALIVE – 1
Isaiah 25.6(Good News Bible):
6 “Here on Mount Zion the LORD Almighty will prepare a banquet for all the nations of the world—a banquet of the richest food and the finest wine”.
7 “And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations”.
Isaiah 25.8(Good News Bible):
“The Sovereign LORD will destroy death forever! He will wipe away the tears from everyone’s eyes and take away the disgrace his people have suffered throughout the world. The LORD himself has spoken”.
Isaiah 25.8(Message Bible):
“Yes, he’ll banish death forever.
And God will wipe the tears from every face.
He’ll remove every sign of disgrace
From his people, wherever they are.
Yes! God says so”!
“He will swallow up death forever!
The Sovereign lord will wipe away all tears.
He will remove forever all insults and mockery
against his land and people.
The lord has spoken”!
Isaiah 25.9-10(Amplified version):
”It shall be said in that day, Behold our God upon Whom we have waited and hoped, that He might save us! This is the Lord, we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation”.
“For the hand of the Lord shall rest on this Mount [Zion], and Moab shall be threshed and trodden down in his place as straw is trodden down in the [filthy] water of a [primitive] cesspit”.
The above is a vivid description of what our Lord Jesus did for man in His Church, Mount Zion, by feeding His people with the best of meals, His Word, knowledge, thereby, destroying the power of spiritual & premature deaths, taking away all disgrace, reproach, mockeries, insults & sufferings that Satan & his powers of darkness have been unleashing on man through ignorance & the deceptions of sin.
The Yoruba translation of the phrase, “this mountain” in verses 6,7,10 is quite revealing, as it is rendered as “great, high mountain”!
By reason of the power of God’s Word, the Church of Jesus, the Body of Christ is destined to be great & high!
That’s referring to you & I!
The veils of ignorance & deception against God’s Word, spiritual truth & reality, has been & is still the enemy’s tool of inflicting suffering on man but glory to God, our Lord Jesus destroyed all that & empowered man for a life of vibrant ecstasy, impacts & fulfilment!
The Paslmist in the 23rd Psalm, verses 5-6 brought this prophetic mystery into light, (KJV):
”Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over”.
”Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever“.
For everyone who is ready to accept our Father’s deliverance & blessings in Jesus, such should be ready to accept His Knowledge, Understanding & Wisdom!
By Apostle Paul, the Holy Spirit opens up His helps to us, as recorded in 2 Corinthians 3.16-18(KJV):
”Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away”.
”Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”.
”But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”.
2 Corinthians 3.16-18(Amplified version):
”But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away”.
”Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom)”. [Isa. 61:1, 2.]
”And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit”.
2 Corinthians 3.16-18(NLT):
”But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away”.
”For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”.
”So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image”.
A vibrant, robust, glorious Christian is therefore, from the Scriptures quoted above, one who depends by the helps of the Holy Spirit, totally on the Word of God!
The fullness of the reality of our heavenly Father, in His benevolence, Whom our Lord Jesus came to show us & represent will always reflect on such a Christian – Psalm 84.11-12(KJV):
”For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”.
”O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee”.
Beloved, because He’s Alive, you also will be alive & well in His entire Will, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!