Have you ever wondered what happened to this person, that person, why did someone do or even say that and so on? I have had so many questions.

I always wondered why Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus yet they walked hand in hand. Leading into this devotion, I have been studying the book of John in the Bible and I received this revelation.


For a long time Judas was not faithful in his works, he stole from the ministry. We read this in John chapter 12; Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair. (What an act of worship!)

Judas said, “why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denaril and given to the poor.” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and he had the money box; and used to take what was put in it.

In the events that led to the crucifixion, Satan entered Judas and used him to betray his Master, Jesus. Judas had an open door of sin in his life.


All Christians are called to live in the righteousness of God. We are also called to be sober-minded; be watchful for our adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking for whom to devour.

And like the devil entered Judas, we could be culprits too when we act contrary to the word of God. There might be open doors in your life that need closing; could be a habit, words that you use, actions or anything that doesn’t manifest the love of Christ in you.

The enemy uses those areas as a door to cause destruction in families, marriages, relationships, churches, work places, etc. (for the thief/devil came to steal, kill and destroy)


What is it that you are struggling with? Bring it to LORD in prayer and repentance; ask Him to show you the doors in your life that need closing and to help you walk in His righteousness.

Let God make His home with you. As Jesus said, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” John 14:23

PRAYER

Dear God, abide in me; forgive my trespass and help me recognize doors that need closing in my life. Transform me daily so that I can walk in Your righteousness.

I love you God. In Jesus’s name, Amen!


Halima Martin (inspirations John 12, John 13, John 14, 1Peter 5:8, James 4:7, John 10:10)

There will be no more One day all the pleasures of this world will come to an end We have heard, seen, touched, felt and tasted Yet refused to give up Affixed to this world We have turned to self Forsaken the love The salvation; a free gift Oh, what a pity! Eyes so blind Ears so deaf Touch so senseless Humanity suffers on and on The pain of disobedience follows generations As we play the blame game; we have gone away from His ordinance When shall we hear the voice calling? “You are not consumed Return to Me; and I will return to you Arise, shine! The light is here” Darkness may cover the earth and thick darkness the people But His love shall prevail Love that Forgives Love that Overcomes Love that Redeems Love that Endures Love that is Victorious Love that is Everlasting Love of our Righteous Father God LOVE UNSHAKABLE!


Inspirations (Malachi 3:6-9, Isaiah 60:1-2, 1 John)

HALIMA MARTIN (03/26/2020)

Reading from John 2:1-10 Jesus performed the first of His signs at Cana in Galilee where He turned water into wine at a wedding.


Most of us may assume that Jesus just happened to be there because of who He is and ignore the fact that He was invited to that wedding.

"John 2:1-2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with His disciples."


Jesus was invited!

We all know how tedious it is to plan for a wedding or any other kind of party, usually the number of guests has a lot to do with choice of venue, food, drinks, and so on; invitations are sent out early and the hosts go on with the preparations.

If you think deeper, this couple placed themselves in a position to receive a miracle when they invited Jesus to their party.


I am glad this message came at the start of a new year when many of us are planning and making new resolutions hoping that at the end we shall reap a great harvest which could be success, love, peace, joy, laughter; the things we look for at a party.

My question is, have you invited Jesus to your party? Including Him, seeking His wisdom and guidance as you plan is an invite; and work diligently with obedience as you wait for His hour to come.


God desires to have a relationship with us and when we welcome and receive Him into our hearts; His light and love is manifested in our lives.


#JESUSNEVERSTOPS


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