It is obvious that a change is upon us all.
Political world is experiencing a change right now as the world that we know of will never be the same again. So also I believe that those of us that are Redeemed by the precious Blood of Jesus cannot afford to seat of the defence waiting for God to take them out the way we are. He took us Out to take us Through….
I want you to know that the political change is as a result of spiritual change that has taken place already for the word of God is true… “Heaven and Earth will pass away but My words will by no means pass away” Matthew 24:35.
But know this that In the last days, perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God……2 Timothy 3:1-9.
Ladies and gentlemen we are in that days now. What used to be a taboo is now accepted by the society… Dictionaries have now changed to accommodate words that were not moral to be uttered. We called good “bad”. Moral decay is everywhere and we must remind ourselves that to live victoriously in this millennium as followers of Christ without being influenced by our society or our deprived world, we need to change in our thought life and remind ourselves of “who we are”. We must be mindful of our identity in Christ Jesus…
We are told to be transformed by the renewal of our mind. Romans 12:2. To be transformed is simply to change in our character or condition.
To change means to make different. To give different position or direction or to replace with another.
So if our thought life will change our entire persona will also change not the “fake it and make” that the world now know of some of us… But to who we truly are in Christ….
For us as God’s people, we are seeing how events are changing in our time whether we like it or not God has approved a change in the Body of Christ too…. No one can claim to belong to be part of the Body of Christ and live a double life… This same change will affect you and I unless you are not part of us.. We can no longer be comfortable in our state of mind if we truly His.
As the natural body changes to accommodate our growth so also the Body of Christ must change to accommodate the Spiritual growth of the Bride to be presented to Jesus.
Areas of Change:
Change your religious beliefs about who Jesus is.
Who is Jesus to you?
To some, He was just the Man of Galilee who did good while on earth so when in need, they pray to Him for help. He is the Father Christmas with goodie bags to dish out miracles when they fast and pray… After all He said “ask and you shall receive” right?
To some, He is the one they celebrate only at Christmas as a baby and in their mind He is still the Mary’s Son.
To some He walked the Earth in Israel during Roman era so that’s it.
Beloved, until your perception of Jesus changes your understanding of His love for you can never be grasped and your perception of Him can never change until you realise you are a sinner in need of forgiveness and mercy from God through Jesus. The word of God says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God being justified freely by His grace through redemption that is in Christ Jesus whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” Romans 3:23-26
Who is Jesus?
He is God who became Man to save man from his sins.
He was in the beginning for “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him, was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it” John1:1-5.
Who is Jesus? He existed before everything else began and He holds all creation together. Colossians 1:17
Who is Jesus? The Lamb of God who stood in the midst of elders, as though it had been slain. As the book of Revelation described Him. He was the only One who took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne in Heaven. He is the One worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals for He was slain and have redeemed us to God by His blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation and have made us to be kings and priest to our God to reign on earth.
Who is Jesus? The Son of God born by virgin to die for our sin on the Cross of Calvary. He indeed died and was buried but rose triumphantly over death on the third day. With undeniable proof He went about to reveal Himself to His disciples revealing to them what the scriptures said concerning Him and about the promise of the Father before He ascended to Heaven to come back again as King of kings and Lord of lords. He is now seated in the throne at the right Hand of the Father awaiting the final day of His Bride joining Him according to the scripture. Luke 24:11-end, Acts 1:8 & 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17.
Beloved my prayer for you this month is that your eyes be opened to see Him as He truly is. The year King Uzziah died Prophet Isaiah saw Him in His glory! Stephen when he ended his sermon before being stoned, saw Him and said ” Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God! As a result of his encounter with the Son of Man – Jesus he endured being stoned to death and ask for forgiveness for those who stoned him ignorantly.
Oh that your perception of Jesus change today so that you too can change!