Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Thursday, 14 November 2013


 “By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff” (Heb 11:21).

True saints should be a blessing, and not a burden, even while dying. Jacob was a blessing while dying. He blessed both the sons of Joseph. Faith helps us to be a blessing.

“By faith … Jacob worshipped.” Faith helps us to worship the Lord in the Spirit and in truth till our last breath. How did Jacob worship? Leaning on the top of his staff. ‘Leaning on the top of the staff’ shows trusting in the highest promises of God. This is another fruit of faith. Jacob had the privilege and freedom to worship his God till the last moment, as Jesus had. [Jesus committed His Spirit to God while dying.] At the time of his death, Jacob was in a heathen land with pagan gods all around, and yet he preserved his faith until death. True worshippers are truly blessing to others till their last moment.

“Jacob blessed both the children of Joseph.” He blessed with both his hands. Jesus did the same. See Luke 24:50. This is a shadow of blessing others with spiritual and material blessings.

May the Lord grant us the grace to be conscious enough to worship the Lord till our last moment – if the Lord tarries and if it pleases the Lord to take us to our heavenly home by death.

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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