HIS DEATH WAS GOOD FOR US

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If tears would stream down your face today, they should tears of gratitude- borne by deep appreciation of the immeasurably valuable sacrifice that our darling saviour made on our behalf. He did it for us, not himself.

The scorns. The thorns. The blood. The water. The nails.The jeers. Everything…….he took all for us! What we would have not survived in torture, he went through so that we might not go through it. He eventually died so that we might live forever.

We should say ‘Thank God Jesus died, arose and lives forevermore.’ That should be our chant! Our chorus!

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.’ John 3:16 (NLT)

That was the father’s plan, and Jesus’ death was a part of it, a fulfilment of the father’s intent. What would have been our fate if Jesus hadn’t die? What would have been the basis of our faith if he hadn’t risen on the third day?

THANK GOD JESUS DIED AND AROSE!

Love should be celebrated, not mourned, because Love is good, pure and perfect. Love was the saviour’s intent, a reason therefore to celebrate his death, and not be sorrowful!

‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13 (NIV)

We are his friends and he did what was best for us, he did what he had to do so that we might get the eternal life as promised by the father upon believing in him. His death brought us life, his death was good for us!

Before the Lord left, he said this:

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.’ John 14:1-3 (NLT)

As he has promised, so will he do. Let us therefore live in the hope that our darling saviour, who was nailed to the cross on this day some millennia and some years ago, is coming back to take us to the home where we will live the eternal life that God has promised we that believe in his son.

If he hadn’t die, we would be dead; he died and arose and so are we alive for evermore as he is! His death was good for us!

Tell someone this good news today and always remember that the best way to honour and appreciate this sacrifice of his is to live the life that he has commanded us to live- a life of love and obedience to his words.

Stay in Christ, stay alive!

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The worshiper: Be a true one

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The true worshiper- that human being that worships the father from the heart and not from the head; that being whose entire life is an offering of worship unto God! Are you a worshiper?

‘But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.’  John 4:23 (NLT)

Worship goes beyond singing. It is a lifestyle, one that is made of various activities that can all be rolled into one huge act of worship to the Almighty God. Everything a true worshiper does is in the consciousness of the sovereignty of God. This reverence for God governs the way that he or she lives. A true worshipper is led by the spirit of God, thus endorsed as a child of God (Romans 8:14).

A true worshiper knows God,what pleases him, and does it. A true worshiper doesn’t follow God for material benefits. Even in times of utmost need, he or she follows and worships God for who God is. All material gains that others crown principal are simply add-ons for a worshiper! (Matthew 6:33) Are you a true worshiper?

A true worshiper worships from the heart- sincere, raw, honest, non-superficially. He or she doesn’t worship from the head, does not analyse what the song that will impress the crowd the most is. No! A true worshiper channels that one song to the one to whom all praise is due. A true worshiper is not ashamed to express joy and excitement, be it through dance or screams, in the presence of the great king. Clothes and jewelry don’t take first place on a true worshiper’s priority list, a sincere heart,clean hands and a holy life matters more!

A true worshiper worships in faith-he or she can’t see God,yet rejoices greatly in the fact  that God sees and hears the worship being rendered. A true worshiper’s life is in God’s hands- whether good or bad, plenty or not, the worship goes on because God takes first place always!

Are you a true worshiper?

Paul has given this advice:

‘And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.’ Romans 12:1 (NLT)

Will you heed Paul’s advice? Please do.

God is looking for those worshipers who will worship him truly; who will worship him in spirit; those whose daily lives will be a continuous stream of honest and pure worship.

You can and should be a true worshipper!

Please encourage others to be true worshippers by sharing this with them.

STAY BLESSED!

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