2017 years dead but still on everyone’s lips. Who is this man?

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If He was dead, he would be insignificant. We still talk about him everyday because he is very much alive. He is risen!  Who is this much loved much hated man? Let’s see what the book of John says about him. 

  1. John 3vs16 tells is that Jesus is the son of the Creator whom we call God or Jehovah. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16 ESV)
  2. Jesus is the Word of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  (John 1:14, ESV)
  3. Jesus is the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.  (John 1:9, ESV)
  4. Jesus is the Discerner of Hearts. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.  (John 2:24-25, ESV)
  5. Jesus is the Lamb of God. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  (John 1:29, ESV)
  6. Jesus is the Messiah. They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”  (John 4:42, ESV)
  7. The Way. The Truth. The Life.  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 14:6, ESV)
  8. Jesus is God. Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.  Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.  (John 14:10-11, ESV)
  9. The True Vine. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  (John 15:1, ESV)
  10. The Good Sherperd. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,  (John 10:14, ESV)

May the Sprit of the Lord touch you now and reveal the Word of the Lord to you. In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen. 

Psalm 86: A cry for help

Listen to me, LORD, and answer me, for I am helpless and weak. 

Save me from death, because I am loyal to you; save me, for I am your servant and I trust in you.

You are my God, so be merciful to me; I pray to you all day long. Make your servant glad, O Lord, because my prayers go up to you.

You are good to us and forgiving, full of constant love for all who pray to you. 

Listen, LORD, to my prayer;  hear my cries for help. I call to you in times of trouble, because you answer my prayers.

There is no god like you, O Lord, not one has done what you have done. All the nations that you have created will come and bow down to you; they will praise your greatness.

You are mighty and do wonderful things; you alone are God.

Teach me, LORD, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion.

I will praise you with all my heart, O Lord my God; I will proclaim your greatness forever.

How great is your constant love for me! You have saved me from the grave itself. Proud people are coming against me, O God; a cruel gang is trying to kill me— people who pay no attention to you. But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful.

Turn to me and have mercy on me; strengthen me and save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.

Show me proof of your goodness, LORD; those who hate me will be ashamed when they see that you have given me comfort and help. Amen.

Declaration of Faith

I belong to God. All of me. My body belongs to the Holy Spirit. It is His temple. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.  (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, ESV) This temple that is me shall not be defiled but kept pure and holy.

My soul belongs to Jesus Christ. He paid the price for it on the cross. I am no longer condemned There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  (Romans 8:1, ESV). I now belong to Heaven. When my body dies, my soul will go to Heaven where it belongs because Jesus bought it with His blood.

My spirit belongs to the Father. then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.  (Genesis 2:7, ESV). I live because of God’s breath. My spirit is the one that can enter into the holy of holies when I pray and connect to God.

I make this declaration in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. 

  • I make this declaration whenever I feel my old life trying to resurface. Whenever Satan tries to make me feel I am not good enough for Christ, I reassert my position. That I am born again. That I am saved. I am a new creature. 

Christian… Are you ready to fight?

Some people are temptations. They would take you off the path God wants you on. Our hearts have always loved the wrong people. Pray for strength to let them go. Its time to love from the spirit. To love in spirit. Our spirit eyes see better than our physical eyes. We need to connect to our spirit selves. To see in spirit, to hear in spirit. With the Holy Spirit as our guide, the blood of Christ our protection and with the power in the name of Jesus, we could be the most powerful generation of Christians. We could influence events and move things forward.

When we live in spirit more than in flesh, our words become power. Our thoughts begin to influence what goes on around us. When we preach the word of God we begin to connect in spirit and others become born again to the kingdom of our Father Jehovàh. 

Remember whatever happens in the physical is a manifestation of what is happening in the spirit. So seek to be stronger in the spirit. Don’t preach in the physical before you have preached in the spirit. How? 

Before going to Masvingo for an outreach, first reach and connect to Masvingo in spirit. More on how to do that in following posts. Remember God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”  (John 4:24, ESV)

We need to tap into that spiritual well that makes us grow.

At my heart

I am afraid

That He would look at my heart 

And see that great big lie

That He would see just how afraid I am

How the world He made is big to me

How their approval means something to me

How I hope to please Him

And yet this world is so fresh

I do seek His love

To be closer to Him

But my heart is so full yet empty

Dear Lord help me I am sinking

Drinking filling my soul on their praise

Running on empty faith

Dear Lord meet me at my heart.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.   (Psalm 51:17, ESV)