There is a consequence for everything on this earth and the consequence of sin is death. It is guaranteed that when you live a sinful life and do not accept Jesus Christ as your saviour, you will face death. Death in this context is spiritual and eternal death. But the gift of God, which is also free, is eternal life in Christ Jesus. When we put aside sin and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour, we are guaranteed eternal life. What would you choose: death or life? I choose life.
Let this season have meaning to you; choose life.
This is one of the prophecies about the coming of the Messiah. The Scriptures say that Jesus was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. As the soldiers beat Him up and whipped Him, the prophecy was fulfilled and His wounds became the source of our healing. Because Jesus suffered and was wounded, we do not have to suffer, if only we believe. When we fall sick or feel unwell, we can look to this scripture and the fulfilling of it, and declare our healing.
By His stripes, we are healed.
It is great to know that the kind of spirit lives in us is a powerful spirit. The kind of spirit that lives in us determines what we can do and what power we can exhibit. When Jesus was leaving this earth, He told us that He would send us the Holy Spirit. It is therefore assuring to know that the spirit that lives in us is the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. A spirit that is able to raise Jesus from the dead is a spirit that has authority over death. That is the kind of spirit we have living in us when we accept Jesus Christ and are filled with the Holy Spirit.
We have in us the spirit that has authority over death.
Serving is at the heart of the Christian walk with God. Jesus came not to be served but to serve. Throughout His life and His ministry, Jesus served people and mankind. He could easily have said that He was the Son of God and therefore He should be served. But no, Jesus served everyone including His disciples, and He taught them to serve others. Serving also means giving your life as a ransom for others – you are willing to give up everything to serve others.
Let us look to serve others and not to be served.
The friends you have can either make you or unmake you. Some friends can destroy you but it is only a true friend that will stick with you through thick and thin. The Bible describes true friends as family. True friends will not speak behind your back, they will wish you nothing but the best, they will not plot evil against you, they will look out for your interest and will defend you whenever the opportunity arises. An example of true friendship in the Bible is Jonathan and David. Jonathan and David stood beside each other like family.
Be a true friend to your friends.