You are Faithful. Faithful Faithful Faithful, Faithful Faithful Faithful is the Lord /2x. What a Mighty God we serve, alleluia /3x, Heaven and Earth adore Thee, Angels bow before Thee, What a Mighty God we serve.
Blessed Jehovah, we blessed Your Holy Name, we are adore Thee. Blessed is my Father Who is set to do strange things in my life (Isa 28:21). Glorious, Wonderful, Excellent, Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Thank You and Thank You again and again.
Beloveth, once again our clock for the week is ticking fast and we at it again, putting to work all the Spirit of God has helped to us to cross during the week.
Beloveth did you notice that we have been running a series on the “ Beatitudes” as was taught by our Lord Jesus Christ on mountain having seen a great masses of people. He began to teach His disciples and I believe that the crowd joined in that teaching.
It therefore means that you and I must begin our evangelism in our homes, with friends, colleagues, associates. Brethren, we have no excused what so ever to give while we are not evangelizing or sharing the goodnews within our areas of influence.
Let people around you know that they can trust you on matters that sensitive and personal. Let them know that when they share matters bothering on their experiences in life it will not fizzle out to the next person who also knows them.
The reason Christ died was to save you. When you became born again it is expected that you labour to see others save. You are save to save others. Jesus made boast of the children His Father has given Him, that none was lost, but the son of perdition (Jn 17:12).
Beloved, in our study for today, we are to cross-examine ourselves. Are you among the children or the son or daughter of perdition (no hurry here; easy does it). This is important to make sure that we are still running the race to win the prize at the end and not to be disqualified (1 Co 9:24).
Are you living like Christ will want you live? Is Christ in the center of your business/ job/ career/ ministry? Can it be said of you that you are an epistle of Christ? Come and discover more in the message below:
“When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed.” Isa. 53:10
Our Lord Jesus has not died in vain. His death was sacrificial: He died as our substitute, because death was the penalty of our sins; and because His substitution was accepted of God, He has saved those for whom He made His soul a sacrifice. By death He became like the corn of wheat which bringeth forth much fruit. There must be a succession of children unto Jesus; He is “the Father of the everlasting age.” He shall say, “Behold, I and the children whom thou hast given me.”
A man is honored in his sons, and Jesus hath His quiver full of these arrows of the mighty. A man is represented in his children, and so is the Christ in Christians. In his seed a man’s life seems to be prolonged and extended; and so is the life of Jesus continued in believers.
Jesus lives, for He sees His seed. He fixes His eye on us, He delights in us, He recognizes us as the fruit of His soul travail. Let us be glad that our Lord does not fail to enjoy the result of His dread sacrifice, and that He will never cease to feast His eyes upon the harvest of His death. Those eyes which once wept for us, are now viewing us with pleasure. Yes, He looks upon those who are looking unto Him. Our eyes meet! What a joy is this!
Can you make a bold declaration about Christ as did Paul? More discovery:
“For me to live is Christ.” Philippians 1:21
The believer did not always live to Christ. He began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Saviour making a propitiation for his guilt. From the moment of the new and celestial birth the man begins to live to Christ.
Jesus is to believers the one pearl of great price, for whom we are willing to part with all that we have. He has so completely won our love, that it beats alone for Him; to His glory we would live, and in defence of His gospel we would die; He is the pattern of our life, and the model after which we would sculpture our character. Paul’s words mean more than most men think; they imply that the aim and end of his life was Christ—nay, his life itself was Jesus.
In the words of an ancient saint, he did eat, and drink, and sleep eternal life. Jesus was his very breath, the soul of his soul, the heart of his heart, the life of his life. Can you say, as a professing Christian, that you live up to this idea? Can you honestly say that for you to live is Christ? Your business—are you doing it for Christ? Is it not done for self- aggrandizement and for family advantage?
Do you ask, “Is that a mean reason?” For the Christian it is. He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery? Many there are who carry out this principle in some measure; but who is there that dare say that he hath lived wholly for Christ as the apostle did? Yet, this alone is the true life of a Christian—its source, its sustenance, its fashion, its end, all gathered up in one word—Christ Jesus.
Lord, accept me; I here present myself, praying to live only in Thee and to Thee. Let me be as the bullock which stands between the plough and the altar, to work or to be sacrificed; and let my motto be, “Ready for either.”
Is that your confession too? Are you standing between the plough and the altar? Receive grace to live like Christ, to work like Christ, to pray like Christ, and to love like Christ in Jesus Name.
See you next week God’s willing. Have a beautiful weekend.
Remain blessed in the Lord.