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My precious friend, I pray for God’s abundant blessings to be upon you this month.
As you are a part of a mission that aims to wipe away the tears of the people,
the Lord rejoices over you. May the joy that the Lord has for you,
fill you and make you overflow with the abundance of all His blessings.
 
This month’s promise verse is found in John 16:24 where Jesus says,
“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
 

God wants us to have joy that is complete and perfect. The joy of salvation, the joy of the Holy Spirit and the joy we’ll feel when we see the face of Jesus. That’s the type of joy God wants us to have, dear friends.

My father, Bro. Dhinakaran was praying for the gifts of the Holy Spirit for seven years, he was fighting with God and said to Him that he must see Him face to face; he must hear His voice and when he prayed for the people, He must answer so that he can take His word to every person. He was desperate before God for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to operate in his life.

“To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.” (1 Corinthians 12:8 -10)

This portion talks about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As my father was battling in prayer, conveying his desire, the Holy Spirit came and lifted his spirit to heaven, before the throne of Jesus. Jesus asked him in a loving voice, “My son Dhinakaran, what do you want?” This is the first question God asks you when you go before Him. That’s why Jesus says, “you have not asked anything in My name. You just simply said, ‘I want this (or) I want that ‘but I want you to ask in My name.” When you know that your prayer is going to Jesus, your heart will ask for things according to His will.

Standing before God, when my father was asked with this question, he said, “Lord fill me with the gifts of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit should operate gifts through me, Lord.” As he said this, the Holy Spirit began to intercede for my father saying, “Lord Jesus, the labourers are few but the harvest is plenty. This young man is asking for Your gifts to operate through him. Give him the gifts.” But Jesus replied, “Come, let’s go to the Father because it’s the Father who gives good gifts to His children” (Luke 11:13). He saw the Father seated on a huge throne in a lonely place in Heaven. We read in the Bible,

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 )

Yes, no one can come to the Father except through Him (Jesus). So Jesus took my father to see the heavenly Father, the Almighty God. But he could not see Him. A cloud of glory surrounded the form of God. Then a powerful voice came from the throne. It reverberated in the whole place and it was like a thunder. The voice said, “What do you want” and echoed. Although my father was in the spirit, he felt as if his bones would break. My father replied, “Lord, I want the gifts of the Spirit.” The voice said, “Do you want the gifts of the Holy Spirit or do you want Me? Do you want the gifts or the Giver of the gifts?”

The Holy Spirit nudges my father to say, “Lord, I need you.” Even here the Lord Jesus says, “You have not asked anything using My name. Ask, ask in My name, ask calling out the name of Jesus and you will receive. Then your joy will be complete and everything will be provided for you.” He wants to give you everything for your enjoyment (1 Timothy 6:17).

God is going to bless you richly because you have supported this ministry that aims to wipe away the tears of millions. Through your support we have built Prayer Towers for people to come and receive prayers, miracles and hope in life. We receive nearly 6 lakh to 10 lakh prayer requests every month and we pray for each one. Every letter is replied to, every phone call is answered and every social media post is prayed for.

Your offerings have supported us to recruit hundreds of prayer intercessors for the telephone Prayer Towers, to rent buildings for the Prayer Towers, to pay salaries for our employees, for the infrastructures, media equipment for TV programs and public meetings which cost us crores of rupees. But all these needs are met through your offerings. God takes your offering, blesses it, multiplies it and enables us to meet the needs of the people.

Surely God will meet all your needs and your joy will be complete. God’s promise for you this month is that whatever has to be fulfilled for you and your family, God will do it for you and give you complete joy. Let not your heart be troubled but continue to do your best for God.

Commit your way to the Lord

Last month in Psalm 37 we meditated on few truths which show us things we need to do in order to enjoy God’s riches and for our joy to be complete. First we saw in Psalm 37:4 it says, “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” Secondly, we saw in Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Now we are going to meditate on the third point. Psalm 37:5 says, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.”

When we know God’s plan and commit our ways to Him each day, He gives us the grace to fulfill those plans and the Lord Himself will go before us. “Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter - when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.” (Isaiah 58:7-8)

It is that when you feed the hungry, clothe those who are naked and provide shelter for those who are homeless then your righteousness will go before you. Yes, then you will become righteous and God’s holiness will begin to operate in your life.

You may say today that, “Lord, I am not holy.” But by committing our ways to the Lord, caring for the poor and needy, then our righteousness will shine through our life. Determine in your heart today, “Lord, on your behalf I am going to take care of the poor.”

“He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” (Psalm 37:6)

Many of our partners help us, through the SEESHA organization, to build houses for people who have lost their houses. As the partners of Jesus Calls stand with us in the endeavour of building even churches for those who lost their churches due to the devastation caused by the Gaja cyclone, it’s amazing how God builds their houses. You may have contributed too, God will build your house. I have a strong feeling that God’s hand is coming upon you, to build your family with great honour and build a house for you and your family too. He will build your future in a sweet way, giving you a wonderful partner. This month, God will make it happen. For your children, God will build their career in a beautiful way. God will place you in the right position and make you shine with favour from all who work with you. He will establish a beautiful business for those who are longing to do business. Because you have built God’s house and houses for those who are homeless, God will build your house.

I narrate this story all the time. Once in a village, there was a poor lady. She didn’t have any family and lived all by herself. She had a few sheep and some goats. Her only source of income was selling the milk she got from the sheep and goats. One day, on a neighbors television she saw the Jesus Calls TV program and heard about the love of Jesus. When an appeal was given to build a new Prayer Tower, she sold one of her sheep and brought the money to the Prayer Tower. That day I was present at the Prayer Tower. I received the money and prayed with her. There was a plague in her village at the time which was killing the cattle. But not one of her sheep or goats was affected by the plague. God miraculously protected her cattle and the people in her village were amazed. Another miracle she received was that, some government officials came to survey the village to build houses and as she built God’s house, God built her house free of any cost.
 

“Father as Thy children have built Your house, as they have stretched forth their hand to build Your house, build their home Lord. Whatever has to be done to make their joy complete in their family and in their life, Father do it this month. Lord, let the job come in search of them in Jesus name; let promotions come in Jesus name. Business contacts, business orders and finances from the business come into their hands in Jesus name. Give them the right life partner and build their children’s life. Master, give wisdom to the children and let them excel in their studies. Lord, let your hand come upon the children now. Those who need focus in life, Lord give them a new heart and a new spirit full of God’s glory. Father we pray right now for those who need a house. Give them a beautiful house. Miraculously build it for them Lord. Those who need good health, give it to them. Let every debt disappear by the power of God. Let money come into their hands and let them be free from debt. They should be able to pay back every mortgage on time. Whatever they earn Lord, let it be blessed and let it multiply. Lord, honour them as families; let peace be among them. Those who need a child, bless them with a child. Give them favour and joy in everything that they do. Thank You for blessing them. We give You all the glory, in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen”.