CHRIST’ HEAVENLY ASCENSION

KEY SCRIPTURE Joh 6:62 KJV” What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

The Lord realised His disciples were murmuring when He talked about, they eating His flesh to have life. The Lord said, if this was offensive to them, then what would they say and do when they saw Him ascend into the heavens? Why would the ascension create a stir for the disciples? The ascension of Jesus is purely a supernatural and inexplainable but an event that explains lots of truths for the Christian to be firmly established in his faith. The following is Luke’s account in his second narrative of the acts of Jesus after His resurrection. Acts 1:9 KJV” And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.”

The following are some of the significance of ascension to the believer and unbeliever as well.

1. The ascension defies the scientific law of gravity and no man has died, resurrected and ascended into the heavens but Jesus.

2.The ascension reveals there is a heaven somewhere. Jesus was seen by about one hundred and twenty disciples, who were ready to testify of what they had seen, to the point of dying for their testimony. It meant, it really occurred. There is a heaven, which is the habitation of God the Father, the Holy angels and the spirits of our departed faithful Christians. Hebrews 6:20 KJV” Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” We have a certain hope that makes us stand faithfully for the tenants of our faith, even in very trying moments, for our master and Lord has evidently entered into heaven.

His ascension into heaven also points to the fact that He would come back again. Acts 1:11 KJV” Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” After the Lord had ascended into the heavens two men in white apparel stood in the midst of the bewildered disciples who were gazing into the heavens, and made the above statement to them. Jesus will come back and all men shall see him. This event is different from the rapture of the church. During the rapture, the Lord will appear in the skies and the Christians who are dead, will be raised whiles those who are alive will be changed in a moment and join the Lord in the skies.

His ascension tells everyman who has not given his life over to Jesus to be aware that just as there is a heaven for all true believers, there is a hell for anyone who would not accept the Lord Jesus. There is a sure place where the spirits of sinners are tormented, called hell. There would be a final judgement where, hell and all sinners would be cast into the lake of fire.

THOUGHT:  THE ASCENSION IS A FACT, AND LEAVES US AN UNDISPUTABLE HOPE FOR OUR FAITH

FURTHER STUDIES

1Thess 4:16 KJV” For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

Rev 21:8 KJV” But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

WHEN THE TRUTH SEEMS TOO DIFFICULT TO TAKE

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:60 KJV “Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”

Truth at certain occasions can be very difficult to take. A lady whose father-in-law had offended her, felt so bitter that, she was never ready to forgive him. She was later attacked by a strange illness that made her. body to swell up. A pastor was invited to pray for her. When the man of God came to her bedside, he asked her to forgive her father-in-law, and everything would be okay. This instruction was too difficult for her to accept. Her condition kept worsening till she could no longer stand it. She then decided to forgive him. Her condition then suddenly started  improving. It was a big problem accepting that instruction.

Jesus’ audience found it very difficult accepting the truth he was telling them. They could not bring themselves to accept that, they must eat the flesh of Jesus. They asked, who can accept these things? What makes certain truths of scripture, very difficult for some people to accept? In this particular case they did not understand what He meant. In Matthew 19:21, the Lord Jesus met a rich young ruler who came to Him asking about what to do to have eternal life. The Lord earlier asked him to obey the commandments, which he claimed, he has been observing since childhood. He then asked him to go sell all that He had, give it to the poor and come follow him. This man left very sad because he had lots of riches and was not prepared to lose them.

There are many of us who find it difficult to leave certain lifestyles to accept what the Lord may be saying to us. The things of God are always spiritual and they should be spiritually discerned. Carnality is the basic cause of not being able or ready to accept the word and ways of God.

1Corinth 2:14 KJV “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Following Godly instructions is always the way to blessings and life Prov 4:13.

What to do to help yourself accept God’s word;

1. Accept that God’s way is always perfect.2 Tim 3:16,17

2. Refuse to be proud, for pride always makes you a loser James 4:6

3. When your interest comes against God’s way, choose God’s way. Luke 22:42

4. Trust always in the Lord, and lean not on your understanding Prov 3:5

5. Pray for an understanding heart.

THOUGHT: THE WISE RECEIVE GOD’S WAY

FURTHER STUDIES

Prov 4:13 KJV” Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.”

Prov 6:23 KJV” For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:”

THE BREAD IS JESUS’ FLESH 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 26:28 KJV For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

The communion is a mystery and the truth about it should be given to the body of Christ. A member of our congregation invited her husband who has been struggling with alcoholism. This man after been led to Christ was given the opportunity to take part in the communion service. The power of drinking was effectively broken from Him. What would have happened if we had said, he is a drunkard and must be prevented from partaking of it.?

We continue with our previous teachings as taught by the scriptures concerning unworthiness in taking the communion.

In our passage of scripture Apostle Paul shows what the people were really doing that made them to be taking it in an unworthy manner.

1Corinth 11:33 ,34 KJV “Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.” From the evidence of this preceding scripture, we see that when they came together to partake of the communion, they were not waiting for the rest who had not come. He added, if any man hunger let him eat at home, meaning they ate the communion as a normal food to satisfy their hunger. They were treating the communion as any ordinary meal. They did not discern it as the body and blood of Jesus. This is what brought damnation to many of them.

As a result of this many of them were weak, sick and some fell asleep or died. This implies there’s so much power that if you treat it lightly, it can make you sick, weak or even die. It also means that it is also very powerful to make you STRONG, HEALTHY, OR HEAL YOU, AND KEEP YOU FROM DYING BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR TASK FOR THE LORD.

It is in the light of the above explanations and insight that the truth and the power of God through the communion be taught to the body of Christ. The Children of God must be made to understand that if they are to take it discerning the body and blood of Jesus, the power of sicknesses, weaknesses and untimely deaths. would be broken from their lives. All kinds of traditional barriers placed to prevent most children of God from taking the communion must stopped. When people get to know the truth and the power of God through the communion, they would stop their unholy lifestyle, giving reverence to the God who healed them

THOUGHT:  THE COMMUNION IS A SUPERNATURAL DYNAMITE YO BLAST OFF THE WORKS OF SATAN IN YOUR LIFE

FURTHER STUDIES

1Corinth 11:29 KJV” For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.”

John 6:57 KJV” As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.”

THE BREAD IS JESUS’ FLESH 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 6:51 KJV “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world”.

In our previous study we learnt that, the communion, means to fellowship, participate, associate and intercourse.

 To have communion with the body and blood of Jesus, means to fellowship, or to associate with the blood and body of Jesus.

It simply means becoming one with the body and blood of Jesus. The implication of this is enormous. How on earth will you want stay away from participating?

Let’s get into the biblical teachings on this subject and help ourselves with what the bible says. The laws of biblical interpretation say for proper interpretation of scripture we must always keep faith with the meaning of the context. That is do not bring an idea that does not agree with the context of the passage. Our passage for discussion is 1 Corinth 11:23-34. We would first consider the issue of the frequency of having this ordinance. Some say it should be done, only once in the year, whiles others claim it should be held once in a month, and there are many like the Roman Catholic Church which observes it every day. The scripture is, 1Corinth 11:26 KJV ” For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come “. In this scripture the bible says as often as it is taken. This gives an open time span for its observance.

We now consider the issue of unworthy eating that brings damnation on to the individual.

The scriptures for consideration are as follows 1Corinth 11:27, 28 KJV ” Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup”.

 The scripture says he must examine himself AND THEN EAT. If it was about unworthiness of the person, then when he examines himself and finds himself not worthy, he must stay away. The word said after examining himself he must eat. The examination was to correct his approach and not to disqualify him.

The bible said whosoever shall drink or eat unworthily. The bible did not say, whosoever is unworthy that eats. The unworthiness comes from the way the individual takes it, and not the individual who is unworthy. This clearly shows he meant the attitude with which the person approaches the communion and not how unworthy he or she is.  This is clearly stated in the following verse.1Co 11:29 KJV For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.  The scripture says the one who eats unworthily, HOW? He does not discern the LORD’S BODY AND BLOOD. This word ‘discern’ is the Greek word  ‘diakrino’, which means to distinguish, or separate  or judge. That means they do not acknowledge the bread and wine as Holy body and blood of Jesus, invested with the same power in the living Christ.

(Note, I am not in any way encouraging sinful lifestyle, I only want to be truthful to God’s own revelation)

If one approaches the communion as ordinary bread and wine, He is making the blood and body of Jesus as something common and so eats to his or her own damnation. IF HE SHOULD SEPERATE IT FROM OTHER FOODS AND SEES IT AS HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS, then the life and power in the blood will flow to him.

Dear ministers, pastors, or heads of ministries please objectively consider these things and help your congregation from lots of weaknesses, diseases and satanic power. To be continued.

THOUGHT:  GET RID OF THE TRADITIONAL INTEPRETATION OF THE WORD AND LET THE BIBLE SPEAK FOR ITSELF.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Co 11:33 KJV” Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

1Corinth 10:21 KJV “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

THE BREAD IS JESUS’ FLESH

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:51 KJV” I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world”.

The Lord kept iterating that He is that living bread who came down from heaven. He added that, the bread He would give is His flesh. The Lord was in effect saying that He would be crucified and die for the world, so that anyone who would believe in Him would have life. This preceding explanation is the literal meaning of the statement He said about the bread being His flesh. Inspite of this interpretation, at the last supper with His disciples, the Lord took the bread, broke it and said, ‘This is my body which is broken for you’. When supper was ended, He took a cup and said, Take and drink all of it for this is my blood of the New Testament, Matthew 26:26-27. As much as He expected all men to believe in Him, He likewise expect all Christians to partake of the communion.

The Lord Jesus knowing the great importance of this ordinance to all Christians, after His resurrection and ascension to heaven, had to instruct apostle Paul to tell all Christians to be observing it. (1 Corinth 11:23). Just listen to what the Lord said about taking His flesh. John 6:56 KJV” He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.” The Lord expect every one of His children to partake of His body. Unfortunately, the kind of teachings most denominations give, keep Christians away from partaking.

I have, by the grace of God seen amazing miracles through the observance of the ordinance of the communion. We have seen ovarian cysts dissolved, lots of people with low hemoglobin levels rise to normal levels, hepatitis destroyed, moving objects in the stomach just vanish, itching bodies stopped, ulcers humiliated, vaccine complications stopped, and many more. Some of these people were very apprehensive at taking the communion, because of previous teaching they have been given, but as the scriptures were objectively looked at, they took it and were wonderfully healed.

What is the meaning of the word communion? It is from the Greek word “koinonia” and has the following meanings fellowship, association, partnership, participation, intercourse. In 1 Corinth 10:16 the bible says, ” The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” The scripture says when the wine is blessed, it becomes the communion or the fellowship with the blood of Jesus. The bread is also the communion or fellowship, participation with the body of Jesus. Partaking of the communion makes the person one with the body and blood of Jesus. To be continued.

THOUGHT: THE COMMUNION IS A MIGHTY BLESSING, OPEN UP TO BENEFIT FROM IT.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 6:55 KJV” For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.”

John 6:54 KJV” Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

EAT AND NOT DIE

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:50 KJV” This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

In this study of a walk with Jesus through the gospel, the Lord kept emphasising the fact that He is the bread that came down from heaven. He added that any man who eats of this bread shall not die. He is the Living bread that gives life to the world. The challenge that men find themselves is spiritual death, which has engulfed everyone born into this world. Romans 5:12 KJV “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so, death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”: This death is spiritual death. Death according to the bible is not just the censure of life but a separation between two things. A physical death is the separation between spirit of the man and the body, James 2:26, whiles a spiritual death is the separation of the Spirit of God from the Spirit of man. The absence of the Spirit of God in man is the reason for the complete failure of the human being

This kind of death makes man a slave to almost everything that was created. Men have become walking prisoners.

1.Men are slaves to their own appetites.

2.Men are slaves to their anger and temper

3 Men are slaves to drinks, drugs and sex

 4.Men are slaves to all kinds of foolish actions.

Why would a man have sex with a dog? Why would a man device evil schemes to kill his fellow man. Eph 4:18 KJV” Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart :” Sad, but there is a way out.

It is in the light of the reign of death over man that our Lord Jesus gives His life. He gave His life that man will be alive unto God and begin to relate to himself and his fellow human beings as humans. The life of Jesus in man gives man power over devils and liberates men from all the slavery that has engulfed men. Men can now have dominion over creation and live as really free beings. Most men are not at peace with themselves, The presence of the life of God in man brings real peace to all those who partake of this bread from heaven.

THOUGHT:  STOP THE REIGN OF DEATH BY RECEIVING THE BREAD OF LIFE

FURTHER STUDIES

2Timothy 1:10 KJV 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:

Rom 5:18 KJV “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”

BELIEVE ON JESUS TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:47 KJV” Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

The above key scripture is very profound, and has a lot to teach us. The general principle of this verse reveals that, believe means receiving, and therefore he that believes has what he has believed. It matters a lot what you believe. As I said believing means to receive. The meaning of the word ‘receive’ in the Greek language is ‘ to take a hold of something’. The word in Greek is ‘LAMBANO’. If you believe you are a success for life, then you have received the ability to be successful. This would then influence your actions. When you believe in a negative situation, then you have that thing. Be careful what you believe. To be afraid means to believe in a condition you don’t want to happen. The persistence of the fear means, that condition is already living with you. To be free from it, you must stop being afraid and to rejoice in God’s protection.

The Lord said those who believe in Him has everlasting life. This point clears the air on those who claim works for salvation. In Matt 19:16-25 a rich young man came to Jesus’ inquiring about WHAT GOOD THING TO DO, to have eternal life. The Lord asked him to obey all the commandments and would have eternal life. The man said he has been obeying every one of them since his youthful ages. The Lord then asked him to go sell all that He had and come follow him. This man could not accept that instruction, and so left very sad. (If obeying the commandments earn eternal life, the Lord would have just said, okay) Jesus disciples then asked, how can anyone be saved or have eternal life then? The Lord answered from Matt 19:26 in the following way ” But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” In the above incidence the Lord established that, it is not good works that saves a man. It is also impossible through a man’s effort to have eternal  life.

Our key scripture shows us that the only way to have eternal life is to believe in Jesus. He said in John 6:48, that He is the bread of life. As the bread of life, He is the only one who truly satisfies. Religion talks about meeting certain righteous requirements to be saved. The Lord has shown in our earlier illustration that no good works of any man can win him eternal life.

 It is the presence of eternal life in a man that produces the true good works.

Dear one we are not talking about meeting some righteous code. We are dealing with eternal life, and it takes the one who has it to give it to you. 1Jn 5:11 KJV ” And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” Since Jesus is the only one with eternal life, then stop the search and come to Him today. Believe on Him and you shall find rest for your soul.

THOUGHT:  NO AMOUNT OF GOOD WORKS CAN EARN ETERNAL LIFE; IT IS ONLY JESUS WHO HAS IT AND GIVES IT TO YOU.

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FURTHER STUDIES

Acts 4:12 KJV” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Eph 2:8 KJV “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

DO NOT MURMUR 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:43 KJV “Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.”

Murmuring is making sounds undertone, yet it involves speaking negative words. The bible places it among evil speaking. Ephesians 4:31 KJV “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:” We are advised to put such speaking away from us. In Mark 7:20, the Lord said from out of within the heart proceed, evil thought and other wrong actions. He concluded His point in verse 23 by saying, All these things come from within and defile the man. To ‘defile’ means to make common ,or make unclean. This is the reason devils find murmuring individuals, easy, or ready habitations to dwell in.

The next thing you must know about murmuring is that it is a sin. The bible says in Romans 14:23 that, whatsoever action that is not of faith is sin. This makes the act of murmuring very serious. The danger of it is that it challenges the wisdom and integrity of God. Just consider the following strong words God used for those who were murmuring in Moses’ day. Psalms 78:8 KJV “And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.”  Murmurers are

1. Stubborn

2. Rebellious

3. Do not set their hearts aright unto God

4. Their spirit is not stedfast with God

The next danger of murmuring is that, it establishes the very wrong thing the individual says, in his or her own life. The principle of salvation says when one believes a truth and confesses with his lips it manifests in his or her life. Romans 10:9,10 ; Mk 11:23. Murmuring proceeds from believing that negative thought about a thing and then muttering it on your lips.

In this way, you have established the spiritual principle of bringing the condition into reality in your very life.

 If you murmur about a delayed child birth or any other thing, you establish that delay further in your life.

Now where are some areas of life that people do murmur?

1. When their expectations seem to fail.

2. When people do not understand the actions of their leaders and superiors

3. When adversity hit at people, example failure of some kind.

4. When certain tasks seem too much for one to do

5. When subjects become unbearable and unnecessarily difficult.

This happens, mostly to pastors, leaders or bosses.

 If it has to do with people causing you to murmur, then pray for them.

If it relates to God, then thank Him for making all things well.

If it is about a difficult task, then declare you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.

Just make up your mind never to murmur

THOUGHT: MURMURING IS A CHOICE, SO REFUSE TO MURMUR

FURTHER STUDIES

Psalms 78:18 KJV “And they tempted God in their hearts by asking meat for their lust. Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

James 5:13 KJV “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.”

DO NOT MURMUR

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:43 KJV” Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.”

The Lord tells the multitudes never to murmur among themselves. To Murmur is to complain about something. It is done by speaking to yourself in a low tone. Murmuring is a direct flouting of the instruction of scripture that says in all things give thanks to God, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thess 5:18. Murmuring gives way to Satan or demons to take a full grip of you and destroy you. Murmuring stands in the way of God, preventing Him from working out His good and loving plans which is to bring you to an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11.

The Lord in Philippians 2:14 tells all Christians to do all things without Murmuring or disputing, for it is God who works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. What does this scripture really mean? God says, He is working through us. When one murmurs, he or she fails to submit to the power of God at work in Him. God’s ability is therefore curtailed through one’s murmuring.

In every incidence, there are two main influences that seeks to have the advantage over us. These influences are God and Satan. When one expresses faith and appreciation in God, the Spirit of God takes control of the whole situation to make it work out for his good. (Rom 8 :28). When the individual chooses to murmur or complain, the devil takes charge of the situation and makes everything workout for the individual’s destruction.

 There is no advantage of any kind in murmuring.

When the Israelites left Egypt for the promised land, most of these Israelites kept murmuring against God and Moses throughout the journey. Numbers 14:27 KJV” How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.” The end result of such disobedience was their inability to get into the promised land.

Do the following actions to keep you from Murmuring :

1. Believe in the absolute goodness and love of God

2.  Decide to thank God in every situation.

3. Accept that it is a sin to murmur, and that nothing would cause you to murmur.

THOUGHT: MURMURING IS A TRAP OF SATAN, AND IF CAUGHT IN IT, WOULD DESTROY YOU

FURTHER STUDIES

Eph 4:31 KJV” Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Philippians 2:14 KJV” Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”

BOLDLY SAY WHAT THE WORD SAYS ABOUT YOU.

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:41 KJV” The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.”

Throughout the life of our Lord Jesus, the greatest opposition he faced was the reaction of the Jews to the things He said about Himself. He was crucified not because of anything He did, but because of what He said. In Matt 26:64,65, the Lord during His trial at the premises of the chief priest answered that He would be seen sitting on the right hand of power, and descending with the clouds of glory. The high priest rent his clothes and said the Lord must be crucified for speaking blasphemy. In John 18:37, the Lord said to Pilate that, He was born to testify to the truth.

Sadly, men always oppose the truth. Why is this so? The whole world has been deceived by the devil, that old serpent, called Satan (Rev 12:9). The world view of men is sharpened by the Prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2)

The concept that Satan has made man to think of himself is,” I am a man, an ordinary mortal, helpless at evil, with no supernatural ability. If anyone comes with a view of liberation from this way of thinking then he is blasphemous, proud and must be stopped. The other lie of the devil is, if a man should claim invincibility, then it is his personal potential not from any Saviour.

When Jesus said He came from heaven they argued, we know His mother and His father, who is Joseph, when did He ever go to heaven to descend from there? This state of affairs did not stop the Lord from saying who He was. He kept declaring I am the light of the world, he that follows me shall have the light of life and shall not walk in darkness (John 8:12). He even forgave sin, and they asked why does this one forgive sin?

Why would the Lord not heed to their resistances and opposition?

1. He knew what He was saying was the truth.

2. He knew that performances and realization of aspirations come from believing the truth and boldly saying it Rom 10:9,10 ,2 Corinth 4;13, Mark 11:23

3. He knew that one of the ways to break the power of Satan over men was to speak the truth that God has said

In the light of all that we have read earlier how do we relate to world? We must know what God has said about us, and acknowledge that, it is the truth.

We must prepare our minds for any worldly opposition because they are speaking under Satan’s influence,

We must boldly speak the words of truth, which may not sound reasonable to the world yet would certainly produce results because they are inspired words of God.

CONFESSION

God is my Father, and I overcome the world for the greater one lives in me. The Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead has given life to my body, and so life reigns in me. Sickness and diseases have no place in me. His life in me us my light to quench every darkness of evil. My light keeps shinning in a dark and sinful world.

THOUGHT:  I WILL KEEP SPEAKING THE WORDS OF GOD, FOR THEY ARE THE HIGHEST LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE.

FURTHER STUDIES

Mark 11:23 KJV “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith”.

2 Corinth 4:13 KJV “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”

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