Preparing the Nations for His Return

Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book (Revelation 22:7)

In Matthew 28:19-20, the Master instructed, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” The Lord Jesus gave us a message. It’s the message of salvation for the whole world, which He accomplished in His death and resurrection.

We’re to preach this message until He returns as He promised. Because the time of His return is nearer than ever, we must preach the Gospel now with greater fervency and urgency than ever before. This isn’t religion; it’s about Jesus Christ and His living message: that He came to die for all men, and that God raised Him from the dead that we may have eternal life and come into fellowship with God; and that He’s coming back for all who believe in Him.

He gave us the signs that’ll herald His coming, and we’re seeing many of those things happening in our world today. There isn’t that much time left. That’s why we’re preaching and calling every man to repentance: “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 1:28).

The Bible gives us an interesting description of His coming. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

Can you see why you should be prepared by living for Him, every day?

Knowing that the coming of the Lord is closer than ever, take the admonition in Jude 1:4 to heart, living circumspectly, purposefully, worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise: “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Blessed be God for His unfathomable grace, wisdom and mercy, lavished upon His Church to effectively proclaim the Gospel and establish His righteousness in all the earth in these last days! This Easter, preach the Gospel like never before. Turn many from darkness and damnation into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Hallelujah!

PRAYER

Dear Father, with much fervency and urgency, I preach the Gospel of righteousness with so much power, snatching many from destruction and damnation, into our glorious Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

Ephesians 2:5-6 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

1 Year Bible Reading Plan : Luke 14:25-15:1-10 & Judges 19-21

2 Year Bible Reading Plan : Romans 11:1-12 & Psalm 119:81-104

You can FREE yourself

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you (John 15:3).

There’s a strong connection between bad habits and demonic influence; and frankly, they flow into each other. The human person is a spirit, and so, if he has a habit, it’s a spiritual habit. Habits are formed from repetition of actions. There’re good habits and there’re bad habits. If you practise good actions, they result in good habits; if you practise bad actions, they result in bad habits.

Satan often takes the opportunity of bad habits to manipulate people. However, he can’t force his will upon anyone ordinarily; rather, it’s about man yielding himself to the devil or refusing to do so. If he yields himself to the devil, then the devil takes advantage of him. Most people yield themselves without realizing they’re doing it. Hence, walking in the spirit and the knowledge of the Word is vital to a victorious Christian life.

In our opening scripture, Jesus said, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” This means the Word of God is a cleanser; it purifies you. If you take the Word of God and meditate on it, it’ll rid you of anything that’s unwholesome or unclean. It’ll eradicate the darkness from your life.

Once, I was ministering to a lady, and rebuking the devil from her, and there was a young man standing behind me among those who were watching. When I was done, he got my attention and said, “Pastor, I used to have the same problem that you just dealt with in that lady. I had those same evil spirits in me.” I said, “So what happened?” He said, “Through meditation on God’s Word, they all left me.” That’s the power of God’s Word!

You don’t need to have deliverance services to cast out devils from Christians; teach them the Word. The Christian is superior to Satan; he’s seated with Christ, far above principality and power. So, if you’ve been under some demonic attacks or influence, if you’d consciously meditate on God’s Word, you’ll free yourself. You can say, “In the Name of Jesus Christ, I break the influence of Satan and evil spirits over my life and my actions and refuse to yield to their sway henceforth!”

CONFESSION

I walk in perfection and excellence, producing works and fruits of righteousness, because I live in the Word. The Word of God has the ascendancy in my life and purifies me through and through—spirit, soul and body. I’m sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in my life, who causes me to walk in God’s perfect will and in the glory of God. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

|| John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ||

|| Galatians 5:1 RSV

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. ||

|| Psalm 119:9 AMPC

How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it]. ||

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Luke 9:37-62 & Joshua 16-19

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Romans 6:12-23 & Psalm 106

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The Urge to do Wrong is so Strong

The Urge to do wrong is so strong
But do you have to do wrong if you’re strong?
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small”
But if your strength is small,
Don’t fall!
Stand tall!
For that’s all your duty: STAND TALL!
The Urge to do wrong may be strong
But all you gotta do is to STAND!
Stand tall, rooted and grounded firmly in Christ
Don’t be moved
Always abound in the work of the Lord
When the urge to do wrong is so strong,
Look to the One who was tempted in all points yet never sinned
When the urge to do wrong is so strong,
Remember His Word: “Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with good”
When the urge to do wrong is so strong,
Remember who you are and whose you are:
The Temple of God, bought with a price

#EDIFY…poetry that builds you!