Friday, October 22, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies. John 11:25

Thought of The Day : There can never be a blessed future other than a future with God without death, tears and sorrow.

LISTEN : God designed a glorious future for His people. As believers in Christ Jesus, our future is too glorious to be ignominious! We are too glorified to be ruined eternally. Following and trusting God garantee a more blessed future. Beloved, your today can never compare to what God has in store for you tomorrow. The future He has for you is without death, tears and sorrow (Rev. 21:4). Once in a while we all struggle with thought provoking questions like, “Why did death ever exist” “Does it mean I am going to die someday?” “What happens to my family and all I have laboured for all my life when I am gone?” “Is life really fair to me?” “Can I still be remembered when I am dead and gone?” We struggle with these thoughts and wish death never exist. Truly, the thought of death is worrisome, especially when you have no relationship with God. Those who do not know God believe that death is the end of life; but the word of God teaches us that there is life after death. When Jesus Christ visited the family of Lazarus His friend, He demonstrated the power of God by bringing Lazarus who was dead for four days back to life. (John11:39). By that act He proved to the world that there is life after death. That is why He says,

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies.”

John 11:25

Beloved, death is not the end of life because Jesus died for us to live. (John 3:16). There is a better life after death. It is an endless life of bliss. That is the future you should aim at. The blessed future! That is God’s desire for everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. So, live with eternity in view. Remember, there is a better future for you if you place your hope in the living God. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Do not worry about death as the end of life, instead, be worried about your relationship with God.
2. Live your life in this world to the glory of God and you will spend eternity with Him.
3. No matter what, always live with eternity in view and you will not miss your reward.

Prayer : Almighty God! I thank you for your words today. Help me to understand the meaning of life, and to think beyond death as the end of life, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. May you not lose focus of your eternal goal, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : There is a better life after death; it is the life of endless bliss with God.

Quote : “A future without God is empty just as a body without breath is dead.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Martha and Mary are sisters of Lazarus of Bethany? (John 11:1).

Stunning Fact : Did you know mangoes first appeared in India over 5,000 years ago?

Bible Quiz : How many soldiers eventually went to war with Gideon against Midian?

God bless you!

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