This is day You have made, we will rejoice in it. Awesome and everlasting God indeed You are Awesome in this place Mighty God. We glorify Your Holy Name Your Name forever more. Thank You for another bright morning to reverence You. We are grateful for this great privilege. Who can challenge the sovereignty of God, You do Your thing as it is pleasing unto Thee. receive all the glory, honour adoration forever. Amen!
Dearest beloveth, welcome into a brand new week, a week you will encounter your Jesus as never before. Do you have any burden you are carrying, the Lord is beckoning on you to drop it at His feet, any issue of concerns that you don’t know what to do, never mind the good Lord will strengthen you more and give you an sight on what to do. Come as we share from the owner of knowledge:
“But now is Christ risen from the dead.” 1Corinthians 15:20
The whole system of Christianity rests upon the fact that “Christ is risen from the dead;” for, “If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain: ye are yet in your sins.” The divinity of Christ finds its surest proof in His resurrection, since He was “Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” It would not be unreasonable to doubt His Deity if He had not risen. Moreover, Christ’s sovereignty depends upon His resurrection, “For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living.”
Again, our justification, that choice blessing of the covenant, is linked with Christ’s triumphant victory over death and the grave; for “He was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” Nay, more, our very regeneration is connected with His resurrection, for we are “Begotten again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” And most certainly our ultimate resurrection rests here, for, “If the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
If Christ be not risen, then shall we not rise; but if He be risen then they who are asleep in Christ have not perished, but in their flesh shall surely behold their God. Thus, the silver thread of resurrection runs through all the believer’s blessings, from his regeneration onwards to his eternal glory, and binds them together. How important then will this glorious fact be in his estimation, and how will he rejoice that beyond a doubt it is established, that “now is Christ risen from the dead.”
“The promise is fulfill’d,
Redemption’s work is done,
Justice with mercy’s reconciled,
For God has raised His Son.”
What a glorious hope to them that believed. For if our hope in Christ is only here on earth we and most miserable, thank God, Whose power raised Christ from the grave and seated Him at His Right hand side and so will the only begotten praise Him forever:
“The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
Believer, YOU can bear your testimony that Christ is the only begotten of the Father, as well as the first begotten from the dead. You can say, “He is divine to me, if He be human to all the world beside. He has done that for me which none but a God could do. He has subdued my stubborn will, melted a heart of adamant, opened gates of brass, and snapped bars of iron. He hath turned for me my mourning into laughter, and my desolation into joy; He hath led my captivity captive, and made my heart rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Let others think as they will of Him, to me He must be the only begotten of the Father: blessed be His name. And He is full of grace. Ah! had He not been I should never have been saved. He drew me when I struggled to escape from His grace; and when at last I came all trembling like a condemned culprit to His mercy-seat He said, ‘Thy sins which are many are all forgiven thee: be of good cheer.’
And He is full of truth. True have His promises been, not one has failed. I bear witness that never servant had such a master as I have; never brother such a kinsman as He has been to me; never spouse such a husband as Christ has been to my soul; never sinner a better Saviour; never mourner a better comforter than Christ hath been to my spirit. I want none beside Him.
In life He is my life, and in death He shall be the death of death; in poverty Christ is my riches; in sickness He makes my bed; in darkness He is my star, and in brightness He is my sun; He is the manna of the camp in the wilderness, and He shall be the new corn of the host when they come to Canaan.
Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath, all truth and no falsehood: and of truth and grace He is full, infinitely full. My soul, this day, bless with all thy might ‘the only Begotten.'”
If Christ is the only begotten of His father, so also is those who is begotten of Him. What an awesome moment in the life of the righteous, beloved in this month of “Divine Enthronement” the Lord will exhaust His Name in your life, in my life in Jesus Name.
Finally, as we pray for our future mothers under the captive of evil ones, the Lord will turn their course around that men will know that we have only Mighty God, Who alone rules in the affairs of men and only Him will all men fear and reverence in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu.