What a wonderful God, what a marvelous God, He has done marvelous things for me, what a wonderful God, what a marvelous God, He use to do marvelous things in my life. Things that are impossible, the things that money that cannot buy they are things that He has done for me, what my mum cannot do; what my papa cannot do, He has done it again and again. That is why Omnipotent God, Omniscience’s God, Reliable God, Dependable God, Unchangeable God, Omnipotent God is Your Name, what my mama cannot do; what papa cannot do, He has done it again and again… We are going higher x2 we going higher higher higher everyday exceeding grace.

My Father, my Father, Your children are calling on Your Name, Your Name so sweet as ever, Your Name is forever Potent, Your Name ever standing sure, Your Name is so Great and Dependable. Great are You Lord, Greatly to be praise, Father You reign! Thank You Father for today – “the good Friday.”

Today, dearly beloved, a great transaction took place at Calvary, call the Golgotha in Aramanic language which is also known as the Skull – the place where Jesus was crucified. The journey so far for Jesus team- they came into Jerusalem through a procession that is” the triumphant entry of our Jesus.” Is very possible that the disciples were looking forward to the eventual crowning of Christ as the King of Jews or the Whole world and will be celebrated, giving and issuing orders.

But wait a while, the Passover feast came and Jesus foretold His disciples that one of them was going to betray Him, after the last super where He instituted a miracle meal for both salvation and healing or any other need you may be standing in for, they went down to Gethsemane where we saw Jesus praying and interceding for the journey ahead while the beloved disciples could not see the need of the moment. The betrayal eventual took place here and they went to Gabbatha where Pilate delivered his judgment and handed Jesus over to be crucified. Worthy to note here is the denial of Christ by His followers and His disciples, they forsook and went into hiding therefore fulfilling the scripture (Jn 16:32).

Looks as if their hopes was dashed and they ran for safety. They followed Jesus in disguise to Calvary, where Jesus handed His mother to one of His beloved disciple- John and His eventual death on the cross.

Beloved, this is the typical of our journey in life, we have such a high expectation from God but at a blink of eye everything came clashing and to top it up, you are deserted by your beloved ones, alone in the world with God alone as your helper. But never to lose hope because His death contains restoration power to answer to every need.

Beloveth, if Christ died so many years ago to save you from eternal destruction. Now if after all these was done and you are still living in sin, you are to be pitied. If after Jesus went to the cross and resurrected again to give you victory over sufferings and death and you are still play around with sin then you are a wretched fellow.

Now is the time to live right and forsake your sinful ways. Turn to Christ and be save. Do it now; tomorrow may be too late for you. Come along with me to see more of how we yet betray Christ with a kiss:

 

“If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” Luke 23:31

Among other interpretations of this suggestive question, the following is full of teaching: “If the innocent substitute for sinners, suffer thus, what will be done when the sinner himself—the dry tree—shall fall into the hands of an angry God?”

When God saw Jesus in the sinner’s place, He did not spare Him; and when He finds the unregenerate without Christ, He will not spare them. O sinner, Jesus was led away by His enemies: so shall you be dragged away by fiends to the place appointed for you.

Jesus was deserted of God; and if He, who was only imputedly a sinner, was deserted, how much more shall you be? “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” what an awful shriek! But what shall be your cry when you shall say, “O God! O God! why hast Thou forsaken me?” and the answer shall come back, “Because ye have set at nought all My counsel, and would none of My reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh.”

If God spared not His own Son, how much less will He spare you! What whips of burning wire will be yours when conscience shall smite you with all its terrors. Ye richest, ye merriest, ye most self-righteous sinners—who would stand in your place when God shall say, “Awake, O sword, against the man that rejected Me; smite him, and let him feel the smart for ever”?

Jesus was spit upon: sinner, what shame will be yours! We cannot sum up in one word all the mass of sorrows which met upon the head of Jesus who died for us, therefore it is impossible for us to tell you what streams, what oceans of grief must roll over your spirit if you die as you now are. You may die so, you may die now.

By the agonies of Christ, by His wounds and by His blood, do not bring upon yourselves the wrath to come! Trust in the Son of God, and you shall never die.

Because He die; you shall live; and you will fear no evil. For Jesus is with you all the way:

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” Psalm 23:4

Behold, how independent of outward circumstances the Holy Ghost can make the Christian! What a bright light may shine within us when it is all dark without! How firm, how happy, how calm, how peaceful we may be, when the world shakes to and fro, and the pillars of the earth are removed!

Even death itself, with all its terrible influences, has no power to suspend the music of a Christian’s heart, but rather makes that music become more sweet, more clear, more heavenly, till the last kind act which death can do is to let the earthly strain melt into the heavenly chorus, the temporal joy into the eternal bliss! Let us have confidence, then, in the blessed Spirit’s power to comfort us.

Dear reader, are you looking forward to poverty? Fear not; the divine Spirit can give you, in your want, a greater plenty than the rich have in their abundance. You know not what joys may be stored up for you in the cottage around which grace will plant the roses of content. Are you conscious of a growing failure of your bodily powers? Do you expect to suffer long nights of languishing and days of pain? O be not sad! That bed may become a throne to you. You little know how every pang that shoots through your body may be a refining fire to consume your dross—a beam of glory to light up the secret parts of your soul.

Are the eyes growing dim? Jesus will be your light. Do the ears fail you? Jesus’ name will be your soul’s best music, and His person your dear delight. Socrates used to say, “Philosophers can be happy without music;” and Christians can be happier than philosophers when all outward causes of rejoicing are withdrawn.

In Thee, my God, my heart shall triumph, come what may of ills without! By thy power, O blessed Spirit, my heart shall be exceeding glad, though all things should fail me here below.

Beloved, am glad to say Thank God for Calvary. The works of Calvary will not be in vain in my life, what about you? Are you confessing same with me?

May the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ bring the promised joy for the season. You are walking out those depleting situation into victory. As the stone was rolled away from the mouth of the grave and an angel sat on it so shall the stone blocking your breakthrough be rolled away and an angel will sit on it forever. Don’t forget the angels are ministering to our needs, Forever I decree that an angel will sit on the stone holding your breakthrough from coming forth in Jesus Name.

From us @ OVERCOMERS-FAITH.ORG we wish You a Happy Easter Celebration.

See next week by God’s grace and mercy.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.