Archive for April, 2014

EXHORTATION

Posted: April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Brethren, it is no news that the current state of insecurity in the nation is one that bothers everyone. The recent Nyanya bombing, has definitely left its scars on the lives of survivors, as well as on the families of those who lost their lives.

This has seen most people within Abuja and its environs, avoid social and public functions and any place that may be a potential target site, all for the fear of being the next victim. Others, send broadcast messages alerting people to be conscious of this and that, thereby causing unnecessary panic and further spreading this spirit of fear across.

I do not want us to be ignorant. If there’s a security tip, we should adhere to it but not allow our hearts and lives be governed by fear, even the fear of death.
For our Lord Jesus Christ did partake of flesh and blood that through death, He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Heb 2:14-15).

Thus, when He died on the cross and resurrected, he defeated death and set us free from the lifetime bondage we had been in, due to the fear of death. Now having been delivered, why do we live as though we’re still in bondage? Refusing to enjoy the life God has given to us and live it to the fullest, all because of the fear of death which we have been delivered from by the grace of God in Christ Jesus?

The only reason u’re alive to even read this, is because of the grace of God and when you begin to set up rules and boundaries, mounting guards, just to stay alive, you make the cross of Christ of no effect and thus falling from grace, you return to the bondage from which He had set you free. “For except the Lord watch over a city, the watchman watches but in Vain”.(Ps 127:1b)

God wants us to live our lives and live it to the fullest without fears, even the fear of death. For Jesus has conquered the grave and death has lost its sting. And although someday we’ll sleep, we’re not afraid because we know in whom we have believed, JESUS! the resurrection and the life. (John 11:25)

So I urge you my brethren, to go about your normal daily activities, having no form of confidence in the flesh but trusting, that the Lord who has kept you this far, will continue to do so and even when the day comes that life is required from us, we know it’s because our time of eternal rest has come and we’ll rejoice greatly in Him, even in death. For then, we shall not be separated from Him no more.

For those of us in Christ, we reckon like Paul, that to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Death has no power over us. But for those who haven’t yet known the Lord, I urge you to, for He alone can deliver, set free and make whole. Think about these things.
Jesus has got the victory and all you need do is live it. #Selah