Eternal Father, how Excellent Thou Are in midst of Your creation, You made the heaven and the earth for Thy own glory. Eternal God, we bow before Your throne, we reverence You, we exalt You now and forever more. We thank You for all You have done for us. Glory be to Your Name alone in Jesus Name. Amen!
After, the fall of our first parent, God plan a redemptive mission for creation, part of which Christ came and went to the cross so as to reconcile us back to His father. However, before Christ ascension, He disciple the Twelve to carry on His father’s mission. However, before He ascended into heaven, He prayed for oneness among them to foster oneness in His Father through Him.
There is a popular saying that a house divide against itself can never stand. So Christ knew that unless they is togetherness among His disciple, they will never accomplish much therefore He prayed for them to remain in one accord. So also we are expected to be one in the body of Christ, in other to bring souls to the kingdom of God.
The key to the redemptive mission is oneness found in love, come along to discover more:
May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You.
May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me.—John 17:21
God often speaks of human relationships as a part of His mission to redeem a lost world (John 13:20; Matt. 25:40). One reason He gives for a husband and wife to live in unity is so they can produce a “godly seed,” that is, children who love and obey God, who can be used in God’s mission to bring redemption to a lost world (Mal. 2:14–15). Similarly, the church is the body of Christ. A church cannot be on mission with the Father in our world if its members are waging war with one another (1 Cor. 12:12). There is a crucial connection between our relationships with others and the salvation of those around us.
We might assume that during Jesus’ prayer before His crucifixion, He would have prayed that His disciples would have courage, or would remain faithful, or would remember what they had been taught. Yet He asked that His followers would remain united in their love for one another. Jesus understood that it is spiritually impossible to love God but not love others.
A test of your love for God is to examine your love for others. Our tendency is to say, “Heavenly Father, the problem is not between You and me. I love You with all my heart. I just don’t love my brother.” And God says, “That is an impossibility. You cannot love Me without loving the ones for whom My Son died” (John 13:34–35). Your life will not convince those around you of the reality of Jesus if you cannot live in unity with your fellow Christians.
In our walk with God, there are many truth abound in the Word of life, which we will discover when we devout time to search the scripture. No child of God will have dominion if not empowered by the knowledge in the Word of God and understanding by the Holy Spirit of God.
There are bondages in your life that can only be lifted by the Word of life. There are also healing words in the Word that can only be received through appropriation of the same into your life.
So, am made bold to say to you that the truth that set free is the truth you know not heard:
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32
God’s truth never restricts you; it always sets you free! Are you discouraged? Is there a sense of bondage in a particular area of your life? A lack of victory over a certain sin? A harmful addiction? It is possible that you do not yet understand a truth about God that can release you.
If you feel powerless to meet the challenges before you, take encouragement from the promise of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” If you are defeated by circumstance, hold on to the truth of Romans 8:28 that God can work your most difficult situation into His good. If you are enslaved to a particular sin, work the truth of 1 John 1:9 into your life, which promises that if you confess your sin, God is faithful to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. All of these truths await the Holy Spirit’s implementation into your life.
It is one thing to know about the truth. It is yet another thing to experience the truth of God being worked out in your life. God’s truth will have no effect upon you unless you accept it and believe it. Perhaps you have already read and heard accounts of God working mightily in the lives of others. But have you allowed God to implement those truths into your life? What truth about God would you like to be experiencing in your life? Ask Him to implement that truth into your life today.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalms 100:5 (KJV). Is only His truth that endureth to all generations, so start appropriating these truth in your life now and you be free indeed.
May God of Mercy and Grace set you at liberty even as you dig into the Word to discover what He said concerning you and your situation in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
Read up the following Scriptures and appropriate it into your life:
Jas 5:16; Rev 3:11; 2 Cor 9:8; Matt 26:41; Rom 3:4; 12:2, 11; Ps 37:5;138:8; Gal 3:28. Gen 1:3; Ps 27:1; 126:1-2; Deut 28:12; 1 Pet 3:12
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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