Let all glory and honour be ascribe unto You Alone, Who is worthy of my praise. Father, we thank You for yet another time in Your presence. Blessed Redeemer, we bow before Your throne and we blessed Your Holy Name. Thank You for Who You Are. Thank You for all Your care and love. We praise You, we blessed Your Name.
Beloved, yesterday we look at truth is to be experienced, I also mention that truth is a person and that person is Jesus. We are going to consider that further to help our understanding of the person of Christ. His mission here on earth and vision for all believers
Dear friend, I don’t know where you right away or what challenges you are going through, like the disciple of Jesus, who taught their end has come but a Word from the Master did it all. Can you apply same to your situation and you will regain victory. So be set for your “Triumphant Entry” into greatness.
Remember, a Word from the Master did turn around their situation and same is applicable to you, your business, family, career, and ministry. That stubborn situation that refused to give way, will definitely bow before the King of kings today in Jesus Name.
Truth is Jesus. Come along, let us consider it together:
They came and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to die!” Then He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves. So they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, asking one another, “Who can this be? He commands even the winds and the waves, and they obey Him!”—Luke 8:24–25
Truth is a Person, not a concept. Jesus said He was the Truth (John 14:6). That means that you can never know the truth of your circumstances unless you have first heard from Jesus. The disciples thought they were perishing in the storm. They were fishermen who knew the sea and knew what their condition was. They had allowed their circumstances to convince them that the “truth” was their imminent death. But they were wrong. Truth was asleep in the back of their boat!
Since some of the disciples were fishermen, they trusted in their own expertise and wisdom rather than recognizing that only Jesus knew the truth of their situation. At times, our human knowledge in certain areas of life can blind us to our desperate need to hear a word from Truth.
When Jesus spoke, the disciples saw the real truth of their situation. There was absolute calm. The disciples had seen Jesus perform other miracles, but they had not yet witnessed His power over nature in such a dimension. Often we are like the disciples. God may have recently demonstrated His power to us in a mighty way; we may have experienced many spiritual victories in the past. Yet, when a new and frightening situation comes upon us we, too, panic and say, “Lord save me. I’m perishing!” God will remind us of His provision, saying, “I can handle this situation, too, and you will know more of Me because of it.”
Have you become fearful instead of faithful? If you have, prepare for the rebuke, for it will come. That will be your knowledge of God in a higher dimension.
After experiencing the great move of God in their lives, one of the disciples still did the “unthinkable”. What is that all about? We also have in one or the other did betray Jesus but His grace that saved and preserved us. How often have you betrayed Jesus? Let’s get down to the message and take a holiest look at it and consider it further in our closet, where and where we have betrayed and nailed Christ again to the cross:
While they were reclining and eating, Jesus said, “I assure you: One of you will betray Me —one who is eating with Me!”—Mark 14:18
Surely I would never betray the Lord! Each disciple earnestly pled his loyalty to Christ. As they reclined together in the comfort and security of the upper room, in the presence of their Lord, the disciples could not imagine themselves ever wavering in their loyalty to Christ. Yet Jesus looked at them and said, “One of you who eats with Me will betray Me!” How was it possible to share such an intimate and profound moment with the Savior and then rush so quickly toward betrayal and spiritual failure?
During the intense pressures of Gethsemane and the cross, the disciples did things they never thought they would do. They had no idea how cruel and hateful the world around them would be to their Lord. Jesus had cautioned them that the world would hate them because it hated Him (John 15:18–21; 16:33). But only Jesus knew the full extent of the temptation they would face. In the pressure of the moment the heart does surprising things. Scripture had predicted Judas would betray Jesus, despite having walked with Him for over three years. But Peter, too, would deny Him, and all would forsake Him.
How quickly the surroundings of your life can shift from the security and tranquility of an upper room to the harsh reality of Gethsemane and the cross. Guard your heart. Listen now to the Lord’s gentle warning: the failure that was possible with His first disciples is also possible with you. You, too, are capable of forsaking Jesus, just as the first disciples did.
If Jesus is warning you of an area in your life in which you could fail Him, heed His words today!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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