KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22:20 (KJV). “And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?”
The Pharisees asked Jesus whether it was right to pay tribute to Caesar or not. The Lord asked for a coin, and asked further, whose image was on the coin? They answered, Caesar’s. The Lord then responded, give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.
The Lord drew the analogy of Caesar’s image on the coin that meant it must be given to him. He also said God’s image on anything means that thing must be begiven to Him. Who has God’s image? All men including you. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness….” — Genesis 1:26a (KJV) Everyman, according to the Lord Jesus must give himself to the Lord God. Until a man gives himself to the father, he or she lives a disoriented life.
The word says any one without Christ is dead in His sins. This kind of death means you are SEPERATED from the life of God. The absence of life means the rate of decay becomes so fast. Dear one if you have not decided for Jesus, then death is reigning in you. “Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.” — Romans 5:14 (KJV)
Our Lord Jesus came to break the power of death over humanity. “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” — 2 Timothy 1:10 (KJV)Dear one, your decision to make Jesus Lord over your life means you have passed on from death to life. You can make that decision today.
Dear Lord Jesus, I acknowledge my sins before you. I repent of my sins and make Jesus Lord of my life. Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.
1 John 5:11-12 (KJV). ¹¹ And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. ¹² He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
John 1:12 (KJV). “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”