1st week - Jesus is Life! We must never lose our dependence on the Lord, because our life is far more important than what we do.
“For I have APPEARED UNTO THEE for this PURPOSE: to make thee a MINISTER and a WITNESS both of these things which thou HAST SEEN, and of those things in the which I WILL APPEAR UNTO THEE… unto whom (The Gentiles) now I SEND THEE… to turn them from darkness to light, and from the POWER of Satan unto God” Acts 26:16-18 (KJV)
No one is here by chance on this Earth. The Lord loves You with all His heart. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to redeem You and give meaning and essence to Your life. That is what our salvation is all about – 1. Salvation from sin; 2. Healing to our spirit, soul and body; 3. Deliverance from the power of the devil; 4. Protection from all harm; 5. Prosperity in every area of our life; 6. Wholeness and 7. Total victory in the Lord.
Life itself has three main substances – Reality, Purpose, and Power. If a person does not have Reality (appeared unto thee; hast seen; I will appear unto thee) – that’s not life, but Mere Existence. Life is an aggressive thing, not stagnant, and apathetic. We have to press forward always, so we can catch Him – otherwise we might as well lie down and sleep till we die. Then comes Purpose – what thing can be called Life, that does not have a purpose. Everything that God has given life to, has a purpose. Every person that has ever been born on this Earth has been born with God’s Divine and Perfect Purpose to fulfill a given mandate in life. And again, we have to do everything we can (pray, fast, seek, knock, praise, worship, adore, magnify, glorify, ask, consecrate, separate, etc.), so we can touch God, and find that Purpose for which He has given us our life (appeared unto thee for this purpose).
Someone said that he saw a light in the tunnel, and it was the light from the coming train. Of course, he said that in the negative sense, but I have a positive comparison - When the train of our Lord hits you, you’ll never be the same again. But we have to continue walking in this dark tunnel, because the train is always headed towards us, and the faster we go forward, never looking back, the sooner we’ll meet Him, and we’ll be drawn to a head on collision with His light, which will definitely bring Reality, and Purpose. And lastly, a life full of Reality and Purpose will definitely produce Power – Power to transform us first, and then those around us (to turn them from darkness to light, and from the POWER of Satan unto God).
JESUS IS LIFE
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