Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – 1 John 5 : 11 (NET)
LISTEN : Eternal life, is it possible? One may ask! You’re surprised and doubtful because you don’t know what it means and from whence it comes. Those who understands the scriptures and the power of God knows that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to eternal life; the life of bliss with God that never end. It’s very sad that till today, a lot of people have not yet embraced the lordship and mediatory position of Jesus Christ; as a result, have followed the wrong path for so long. This choice to follow the wrong path is purely an act of willful ignorance. God has shown us the way, but it is up to us to follow it or choose our own paths or religion. Unfortunately, choosing our own paths will lead to self- destruction.(Proverbs 14 : 12).
God has given us evidence of eternal life in his Son Jesus Christ. Christ came, die, was buried and resurrected forever. His assignment to this world was to die and restore us to God. God has given us opened invitation through Christ and said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). God wants you back home, and that’s only through his Son Jesus Christ and non other as many claims. Beloved, how long will you remain in the wilderness of sin? Will you estrange yourself from God forever? Are you too attached to the world that the preparation for eternity seems much of a nonsense to you? Have you forgotten that you won’t be here forever? Don’t you think that those things you’re tightly holding unto are the same things you’ll certainly lose in death? Beloved, what other testimony about Christ do you need other than he has come to save, and to give you eternal life? God has given us eternal life, and this life is in Christ Jesus alone, not in any other; that’s the testimony we have from God. Embrace him today and receive the gift of eternal life.
Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. Accept the gift of eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus.
2. Examine your means of access to God, if it’s not through Christ, rethink and make amends.
3. Share the testimony of Christ with the world and people around you.
4. Don’t allowed the fleeting pleasures of this world to deny you the blessings of eternal life.
Daily Task : Are you too attached to the world that the preparation for eternity seems much of a nonsense to you? Have you forgotten that you won’t be here forever? So rethink and retrace your steps.
Daily Reflection : A deliberate choice to follow the wrong paths is purely an act of willful ignorance. God has shown us the way, but it is up to us to follow it or choose our own paths or religion.
Prayer : Almighty God, thank you for the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ; help me to hold unto Christ forever in Jesus’ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over your life, every spirit of opposition to God in your life has been arrested today in Jesus ‘ name.