Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
LISTEN : A man was making a trip to a strange land. Not quite long he came to a place with seven roads. He was confused about which one of the seven roads was the right way to his destination. As he contemplates on what to do, a man walked past him. Immediately, he called and approached the man and told him where he was going to, and then asked, “Which way leads to my destination?” “If you trust me, follow me.” Replied the man. And the traveller followed him and arrived at his desired destination. In the same way, you should trust Jesus Christ enough as the sole means to your eternal destination. Jesus Christ is not one of the ways to God, but the only way (Acts 4:10-12). The only way to ascend to heaven is to move upwards. And Jesus Christ is that upwards movement to God. No human can do the mediatory and sacrificial works of Jesus Christ. Besides, no sacrifice can be good enough to atone for our sins, and propitiate the wrath of God than the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the only way to God ; in Him God reveals Himself to humanity. And he who follows Him cannot walk in darkness (error, ignorance and death). He is the life. In Him is real life. When you follow Him you will receive His light (insight, direction, knowledge, revelation, understanding, etc.). And the light will produce in you real life, even life Everlasting. Beloved, which way have you chosen for yourself? Jesus Christ? Or someone else? My dear, your choice will determine your eternal destiny. You are sure to see God when you follow Jesus Christ. But when you choose an alternative to Him, you will be eternally miserable. Remember, Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Follow Jesus Christ and trust Him to lead you to your eternal destination.
2. Do not have an alternative to Jesus Christ, rather let Him be your Lord and Saviour.
3. Determine to follow Jesus Christ and you will not walk in ignorance and error.
4. Acknowledge Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life.
Prayer : Almighty God, thank you for Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life. Help me to forever follow Him, amen.
Reflection : Jesus Christ is not one of the ways to God, but the only way.
Quote : “The only way to ascend to heaven is to move upwards. And Jesus Christ is that upwards movement to God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is the only way to God. He is the truth and the life. Therefore, I will follow Him for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ is the only way to God? (Acts 4:10-12).
Today In History : February 12, 1793 The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
Stunning Fact : Did you know bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of 915 metres (3,000feet) in 2 minutes?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak into your life, may God bless you with wisdom and understanding to know His will, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
TOPIC : GOD’S WORD IS USEFUL IN ALL
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Verse Of The Day: Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16
LISTEN: Beloved, do you know that the word of God is useful in all? As a matter of fact, when the Bible is rejected and despised, the way to eternal life has been ignored. Beloved, what is the word of God to you? What do you take the Bible for? A book written by men and given to others to read? A culture and history of a particular people? A book that has nothing to do with God, right? You err in your judgment because your mind is not yet opened to the Holy Spirit of God. (Matthew 22:29). My dear, the scripture (Bible) is inspired by God. God is the influence and power behind the Bible. Human wisdom cannot produce the revelations, prophesies, visions, etc., that are so accurate like we have in the Bible. Amazingly, everything that was done in the old testament as a shadow, finds its reality in the new testament. To confirm the authenticity of the Bible, lives (humans) are being transformed by the word of God around the world. Sinners are made saints by the word of God. That is why our Bible verse says, “Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16). Beloved, do you want to live a godly life? Then study the word of God. Your life cannot remain the same if the word of God dwells richly in your heart. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed Father, your word is useful in all. Therefore, help me to honour your words, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.