We bow before Your Majesty O! God of heaven and earth. We exalt You above all power and dominion for You are the King of kings, the Lord of lords, You are the ancient of days; there is none to be compared with Thee, Father. We give You praise, adoration and honour now and forever now.
Eternal Rock of Ages, who is like unto Thee, there is no one like You Lord, like You Father. You are the only source of true love. For You are “LOVE” (1 Jn 4:8). Blessed be Thy Name forever and ever.
Indeed, beloved, what manner of love that Saviour has bestowed unto us, not only that He sent His only begotten son to die for us but He made it possible for us to be called the sons of God and in Him is the power to destroy all the works of Satan through which he lures the children of God away from the kingdom of heaven.
Thank God for the grace that abound unto us that we are begotten of the Father. Beloved do God knows you? Can it be said that you are among the sons and daughters of the Most High God? Ha! Someone is screaming “yes” God knows me. That’s good, just follow me to a scripture I will show you after the message below:
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.” 1John 3:1,2
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us. Consider who we were, and what we feel ourselves to be even now when corruption is powerful in us, and you will wonder at our adoption. Yet we are called “the sons of God.” What a high relationship is that of a son, and what privileges it brings! What care and tenderness the son expects from his father, and what love the father feels towards the son! But all that, and more than that, we now have through Christ.
As for the temporary drawback of suffering with the elder brother, this we accept as an honour: “Therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.” We are content to be unknown with Him in His humiliation, for we are to be exalted with Him. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God.” That is easy to read, but it is not so easy to feel. How is it with your heart this morning? Are you in the lowest depths of sorrow? Does corruption rise within your spirit, and grace seem like a poor spark trampled under foot? Does your faith almost fail you?
Fear not, it is neither your graces nor feelings on which you are to live: you must live simply by faith on Christ. With all these things against us, now—in the very depths of our sorrow, wherever we may be—now, as much in the valley as on the mountain, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God.” “Ah, but,” you say, “see how I am arrayed! my graces are not bright; my righteousness does not shine with apparent glory.” But read the next: “It doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him.” The Holy Spirit shall purify our minds, and divine power shall refine our bodies, then shall we see Him as He is.
So shall we behold Him, just as He is but on one condition and back to the promised I made earlier on, about a scripture I will show you. In Rev 20:12; 15 … “and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire”. Rev 20:12; 15 (KJV)
You will only behold the “Son of God” when your name is written in the book of life. To be sure of that, let’s consider the life of one of the patriarch below to examine our life:
Standing Alone For God In A Godless World
A tough but achievable assignment.
· Noah, like you, lived in a wicked society.
· And so can you!
God’s assessment of Noah’s life?
“You alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this generation.“ (Genesis 7:1)
The Lord was painfully aware of societies’ blatant sins as SEX and VIOLENCE dotted the landscape as it does ours.
“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil… continually… [God] was grieved in his heart… that He had made man… “ (Genesis 6:5, 6)
Living amidst this decadence, Noah stood up and was counted:
“Noah found favor in the eyes of God“ – That is, he was pleasing to God! (Genesis 6:8)
“Noah was a righteous man“ – That is, he was lawful and just before God! (Genesis 6:9)
“Noah was blameless in his time“ – That is, he lived a life of integrity before his fellow man. (Genesis 6:9)
“Noah walked with God“ – That is, he and God were conversant. They had a relationship. (Genesis 6:9)
STANDING ALONE FOR GOD is a tough but achievable assignment which God expects us to accomplish!
Beloved, can these virtues be found in you? Can you beat your chest dearly beloved and stand for God in this godless world?
Are you ready for that relationship that will endear you to God, please click here to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour.
May God help us to stand on the righteous path even when is hurting. He will surely reward you and bless you (Rev 2: 7).
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu.