WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CHRIST’S IDENTITY?
Bible Reading – Matthew 16:13-17
Memory Verse: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and His name shall be called, wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting father, the prince of peace." - Isaiah 9:6
What is your motive about Christ? What idea do you have about His identity? What revelation do you have about His personality? All these questions are very important for you to answer. The right answers you give to these questions will determine your Christian standard. Your motive about Christ must be the reason why you follow Him. It is a reality that nobody will like to follow a leader who does not know where he is going. The bible is a Christian mirror that gives clear details and a true picture of Christ. Therefore, your motive must not be contrary to biblical ideas.
Here are some biblical views about Christ that will help your insight and understanding which must predicate your motive. The bible reveals that Christ is a perfect revelation of God - John 1:19, 20, 29-30. Also, that Christ is the express image of God in man - Hebrew 1:1-3, Isaiah 9:6. Christ is God’s appointed messiah, sent to deliver us - Matthew 1:16, 21. Christ is a perfect example for men. He is highly exhorted above all human race and incomparable to Adamic flesh or nature - Matthew 17:3-5. Christ was not born by the limitations of the flesh - Luke 22:41-43, John 4:34, John 5:30, 6:38-40; 8:29. Christ is the gift from God to humanity, by the abundance of mercy, to give a hope of life, through His resurrection from the death - 1 Peter 1:3-4.
With all the biblical motives given in our text today, let your motive of following Christ anchor on a solid foundation of the bible. As it was the Spirit of God that revealed it to Peter, not flesh or blood. May the Spirit of God unfold more revelation of these mysteries in your life today in Jesus' name - Amen) Shout three powerful halleluyahs!
1. Grace to live a Christ-like character, I receive (x7)
2. Spirit of holiness, possess me (x7)
3. Spirit of humility, possess me (x7)
4. Grace to give willingly, rest upon me (x7)
COME AND CELEBRATE JESUS - by: Prophet Peter Abiola Adebisi
You need to know the effect and benefit of praising God. The book of Psalms exemplifies the spirit of praising and worshiping God more than any other book. Psalm 150:6 says that "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!" God do not need any other thing from you than offering Him praise and thanksgiving for all the wonderful things He is doing. God said you should give him thanks in every situation you found yourself - 1 Thessalonians 5:8. Only a devoted heart of faith that trust and depend on God will praise God.
According to Ephesians 1:3, the purpose of God creating us and blessing us is to praise Him. It is our responsibility to praise Him. That is the only way we can appreciate His grace and goodness over our lives. The more you praise God, the greater you become. For this reason, I am inviting you specially around the world to join me at the following venues to praise the Lord.
Nigeria: CMCM Lekki Branch -www.facebook.com/events/
South Africa: CMCM Pretoria Branch -www.facebook.com/events/
The hand of the Lord will touch you as you praise and worship Him. You will grow richer spiritually, mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically in the mighty name of Jesus. The Lord will hear your voice from heaven and change your story to a better one in Jesus' mighty name!
OVERCOMING THE RE-WRITER OF DESTINY - by: Prophet Peter Abiola Adebisi
Bible Reading - Matthew 19:12
Memory Verse: "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross." - Collosians 2:14
God designed every man with a great destiny. To fulfill his purpose on earth, God gave him a manual guide to interpret in order to achieve the great destiny. Somehow, the enemy of the destiny changes the manual guide by rewriting another one for him to interpret. Whatever Man interprets will determine his destiny, whether it is achievable or not. The ability to interpret correctly or wrongly will also determine his destiny.
As we all know, every product has a manual guide. When the owner of the product is able to interpret it correctly, that makes the product workable and useable to serve the purpose of buying it. Likewise on the road of destiny, Apostle Paul discovered an evil handwriting of ordinances that is working against human destiny. It re-writes what God has written in a way that is against human destiny, turning it upside down. This is where we see destiny working in an opposite way - Ecclesiastes 10:6. King Saul started well. When he could interpret the manual guide of his destiny - God was with him. When he lost his focus on God, the power of darkness took over the steering wheel of his life. And, they re-wrote their own manual guide and gave him to interpret. That was why he could not fulfill his destiny.
Three things were discussed by Jesus in today’s text about Eunuchs:
(1) Those who were born so – they did not decide it, destiny permitted it.
(2) Those that were made by men, that is wicked men, enemies of destiny.
(3) Those that made themselves that way.
One and three have no contention. It was between God and Man himself. It has no agony of life, it was for the purpose of God and purpose of Man. But number two was within the power of destiny re-writers. You can only overcome such a re-writer of destiny when you re-trace your path back to God. Walking with Him daily in all avenues, you will make your life purposeful. That great destiny you are with, will surely manifest. The light of God will shine to discover your way back to Him in order to overcome every re-writer of your destiny in Jesus' name. Amen!
1. Every destiny delay in my life, within twenty four hours, begin to fail (x5)
2. Every destiny hijacker contending with my destiny, you must die (x5)
3. O you my destiny, hear the Word of the Lord, begin to shine (x7)