Date: December 18, 2017
Theme: Called, Justified, Glorified
Topic: Extraordinary Men Justified II
Romans 3:28 “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”
The saving grace of Christ Jesus delivers us from the bondage of ‘the law’. The law indicates doctrines which some people hold in reverence even more than God, this blindness drove the Pharisees and teachers of the law to even attempt obstructing the Messiah.
Justification is brought about when all guilt is forgiven and you let God set you loose. It is not attained by your power or independent efforts to please God, it is Him, clearing your debts and giving you a blank cheque, will you consent Him?
Talk to God: Father, I surrender all I hold against your will, I consent you to take over, purify me of all guilt and justify me. Amen.
SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL
You cannot go to bed with the devil and hope to find an angel by your side in the morning. You cannot marry the wrong person and hope to have a right marriage. Don’t allow pressure to push you to marry the wrong person. Marriage is not an accomplishment, it is an assignment. You know in your heart that this person is not right for you but you are going ahead nonetheless. Please don’t blame anyone when you face the consequence.
Godly marriage/relationship don’t jump down from heaven. It takes two serious-minded, committed and selfless people working together to make it work. How much have you read to enjoy marriage? How much have you prayed to enjoy marriage? Marriage don’t last because you fall in love but because you choose to love. Do you really know how to love? Are you even lovable? FALLING in love is the easiest part. STANDING to love is where the work is.
If a man does not like the presence of God, then you must not like his presence either! Why spend your life with a man who cannot spend his life for God? He has a Christian name but goes to Church seasonal. If you want to see him he would tell you to meet him at the club, yet you deceive yourself that you are marrying a born again Christian. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
God assigned unto every believer an unseen partner but powerfully present with us everywhere we go. His job is to teach, guide, comfort and glorify every believer who obey His leading. And living purposefully become easy for people who have understanding that without Holy Spirit we can’t succeed in any endeavour.
God’s plan is perfect. Jesus finished the job of Redemption by dying on the cross but He was able to accomplished His mission on earth because he worked with Holy Spirit and He advised us to do the same. Anyone who work with Holy Spirit cannot fail or be without comfort. Holy Spirit is a great consultant with vast amounts of knowledge and He doesn’t charge a dime just obedience!
Be obedient to the leading of Holy Spirit this week.
Oyeniyi Peace Taiwo