Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

Thought of The Day : There are no better ways to deal with sin, death and Satan than for Jesus Christ to sacrifice his life.

LISTEN : God’s love for humanity is huge, unconditional and unmatchable. Common sense can’t fathom the love of God. It’s truly revelational. To appreciate what God has done for us through Christ Jesus’s death, you must allow God to arrest your heart and bend it towards His will. It’s wonderful that, the sinless Jesus Christ willingly paid the ‘debt’ of sinful man. The debt of sin is something we couldn’t pay by ourselves. He paid for us. What a wonderful way to express the Father’s love! Beloved, isn’t that interesting? To really appreciate what Christ Jesus had done, imagine being punished for a crime you did not commit. How would you feel? Bad, right? Conversely, Jesus Christ felt differently when he died for us on the cross. He felt fulfilled when he dealt with Satan, sin and death. Death is the greatest tragedy of humanity. It has been a huge threat to human existence. It is the major source of human miseries, pains and sorrow. Whenever it strikes, it leaves its victims helpless, and the living are thrown into mourning and heartbreak. No tribe, race or people in human history have not tasted the bitter pills and venom of death. The great and small, poor and rich, strong and weak ; young and old, whites and blacks alike, have been stung by death at one point or the other. However, the death of Jesus Christ restored hope to humanity. Though, Jesus’s experience on the cross was not palatable, but that was the only appeasement and atonement for sin God can truly honour. It was necessary for Him to die for us to be forgiven, redeemed and saved. Beloved, it is really surprising, yet thrilling, that the sinless Son of God should die for sinful man. He died to save even the vilest of sinners. Amazingly, His death pleased the LORD. What a privilege to have the sinless Son of God take our place on the cross! He knows no sin, yet, He died for our sake to redeem and restore us back to God. Therefore, I am happy to inform you that no sinner is too sinful to be saved. All depends on you. You can either seize or miss the opportunity to be saved today. (Luke 23:39-41; 2 Corinthians 6:2). Remember, sinless Son of God died to save sinful men. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Receive Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour without delay.
2. Confess every known sin to God and forsake them as quickly as possible.
3. Exercise faith in God henceforth and give yourself away to His service.
4. Never miss the opportunity to be saved today, rather seize it now.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God gave up His Son Jesus Christ for my sake. Therefore, I will serve and worship Him as long as I live, amen.

Prayer : Most holy God. I thank You for your mercy and love towards me. I know that Jesus died for me, therefore, help me to embrace and serve You for the rest of my life, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God bless and make known to you His will. May you not fall or faint on the way to your God-given destiny, in Jesus’ name.

Reflection : A sinner can never die in sin if he acknowledges what a Saviour he has in Jesus Christ and the power of his death.

Quote : “Christ was sacrificed to save and sanctify man. Therefore, man should sacrifice to serve God.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know God changed the name of Abraham’s wife from Sarai to Sarah? (Genesis 17:15)

Today In History : November 25, 1963 – Assassinated President John F Kennedy funeral takes place in Washington DC with over 800,000 mourners lining the streets standing in silence. 

Stunning Fact : Did you know the naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953?

Bible Quiz : Why did Jacob feed his father Isaac to obtain the blessings instead of Esua who received the message from his father?

God bless you!

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