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JESUS PURCHASED THE CHURCH WITH HIS BLOOD – Acts

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Acts – The Church of Christ to Maintain Its Traditional Values

(Passage: Acts 20)
Apostle Paul declared to a body of believers and stated,

 

“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:26-29).

The Church to Honor Its Virtues

Jesus Christ founded the church for the purpose of benefiting all people that entrust their faith in him – The Christians. The Son of God purchased the church with his own blood through his death on the cross, so that people can fellowship and meet God’s mandate of holiness.

It is unfortunate that the church that Jesus Christ purchased with his blood has digressed from its traditional value. The Church has moved away from its Christ-centered traditions to fall in love with activities that have little or no contribution to God’s kingdom.

Most churches now lean toward politics. Their leaders restricted the movement of the Holy Spirit but allow their activities to be fully moderated by politics.

However, Jesus Christ expects the church to regain its stature and celebrate its Bible-based values.

Jesus will demonstrate his power in our various churches again if we can abide by his rules. Christ will reinstate his love with his church if he can gain its cooperation.

 

Application Prayer

Prayer for the Church Reinstatement

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please redeem your church again. Gain the hearts of our church leaders to give room for the leadership of your Holy

Spirit. Please save the church that you died for to become relevant again. Let our church leaders start to fear and obey your instructions, and take your heavenly mandates seriously. Let the truth of your gospel be preached from our church altars; let true love be demonstrated among brethren, and keep us fit for your second coming.

Please, establish the standard of your righteousness in our churches so that people of this generation can have a good legacy to pass down to the coming ones.

Please make our churches receive your royal welcome in heaven as an adorable bride fit for her husband. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen.

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THE PHARISEES CRITICIZED JESUS CHRIST – Luke

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Luke – The Pharisees Were Jealous of Jesus For His Capability

(Passage: Luke 6)

The Pharisees were bitter critics of Jesus Christ; they used their religion as a camouflage to express their jealousy and rage against him. The Pharisees were not hesitant to stalk Jesus all day long, and followed him on every turn to find an excuse to criticize and demean his ministry.

Bible recorded,

“Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He (Jesus) went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. And some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”

Bible also recorded,

“Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered. So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him”

Luke 6:6-7;Luke 6:1-2

Children of God to be Sensitive and Resist Satan

Satan loves to station his evil agents around godly people to frustrate their efforts. The enemies would focus on making attempts to derail believers from their pursuits of righteousness by castigating their works and throwing every available stone with the hope one might stick. Therefore to overcome the devil, believers must be spiritually sensitive (watchful) and prayerful, and they must be filled with the Holy Spirit also.

However, believers must not forget Satan’s intention is not to discourage them from serving God only, but his main motive is to kill, to steal, and to destroy their salvation (John 10:10). Hence, while we (believers) remain prayerful and watchful, we can follow Jesus’ examples and appropriately react in all situations.

For example, when Satan instigated fury in Pharisees to accuse Jesus of wrongdoing,

  • Jesus ignored the Pharisees – Believers should largely ignore their critics.
  • Jesus remained persistent in doing God’s business –Believers should never stop doing God’s will.
  • Jesus always withdrew to a silent place to pray for strength’s renewal after ministering –Believers must always refill and refresh their energy through prayers.
  • Jesus changed locations to avoid enemies’ distractions –Believers should diversify in ministry to outsmart their enemies.

Application Prayer

Prayer to Overcome Your Spiritual Enemies

Dear God, please give me strength to overcome Satan and live triumphantly on earth to the glorification of your holy name! Again, give me strength to remain focus and pay no damn attention to the devil and his evil agents!

Let your Holy Spirit empower me to remain immovable, and to keep faithfully serving you during opposition and challenges. Also, let your Holy Spirit empower me to be watchful and prayerful so that I can keep prospering in all my ministerial activities, so that light of your gospel can spread throughout the world.

When my earthly race is eventually over, let me appear in your presence in heaven to hear “Weldon and welcome my servant to the joy of your Lord!” For I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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WOE TO WICKED PEOPLE SAYS THE BIBLE – Micah

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God Will Deal With Wicked People Unless They Repent

(Passage: Micah 2)

God hates wickedness, and he asked the wicked people to repent of their evil ways or else they pay dire consequences. (Meanwhile, God promised to bless people who exercise genuine repentance).

The end game will not be sweet for a defiant person as God stated,

“Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and take them by violence, Also houses, and seize them So they oppress a man and his house, A man and his inheritance” (Micah 2:1-2).

Lesson On Fairness and Justice

God dislike wickedness and he will cast wicked people away from his presence. People who oppress others will not exist at the mercy of God on his Day of Judgment. No alternate action for wicked people than repentance!

Jehovah who knows and sees all things will exert his righteous judgment on wicked people. Meanwhile, God will favorably deal with people who exercise fairness and justice. Compassionate people will receive God’s blessing in all their ways.

The bible states,

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. (Acts 3:19-21 NIV)

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Prayer To Exercise Fairness

Dear God, please help me to be fair and treat other people with respect. Make me a righteous person who cares for others and make positive contributions to their lives. Do not let me be obsessed with power and/or position so that I might not sin against you!

Please forgive my past mistakes and help me to start living an acceptable life before your from today! Please count me worthy to receive your blessings always. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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KING JEHU KILLED IDOL WORSHIPERS – 2 Kings

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God Hates Idol Worship: Christians Steer Clear

(Passage: 2 Kings 10)

King Jehu chose to take a drastic decision amidst his disinterested citizens. The king stomped his feet against idol worship by killing the idol worshipers of his land.

The scripture reported,

“Now it happened, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, “Go in and kill them; let no one come out!” And they killed them with the edge of the sword; then the guards and the officers threw them out, and went into the inner room of the temple of Baal…

…And they brought the sacred pillars out of the temple of Baal and burned them. Then they broke down the sacred pillar of Baal, and tore down the temple of Baal and made it a refuse dump to this day. Thus Jehu destroyed Baal from Israel” (2 Kings 10:26-27)

People Who Serve Idol Will Suffer

God hates idol worship; he is not in friendship with idol worshipers. The Creator requires all people to serve him only. We must not serve any other deity whether it’s a god of air, land, or sea.

Jehovah made the heaven and the earth, and request all people to honor him. People who serve idols and those who arrogate God’s glory to themselves have signed up for a crisis, since God does not share his glory with anyone!

A person who desires to enjoy God’s benefits must give him due honor at all times.

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Prayer Against Idol Worship

Dear God, please give me the ability to faithfully serve you every day of my life. Do not let me share your glory with any idol, but let my life be devoted to faithfully serving you so that I can prosper in the land of the living. I promise to obey your instructions and remain your true child forever! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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PAUL ASKED CHRISTIANS TO RESTORE A BACKSLIDE FELLOW – 2 Corinthians

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Christians Must Not Neglect A Backslide Christian

(Passage: 2 Corinthians 2)

Paul encouraged Corinthian brethren to carefully handle fellows who backslide from faith and make effort to restore them. Paul asked to restore a backslide Christian as stated,

“But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him” (2 Corinthians 2:6-8).

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Christians To Stand In Gap For A Backslide Christian

Standing Christians are charged with the responsibility to restore their fellow believers who have fallen from grace. They must make significant efforts to help restore a backslide Christian to the faith in Jesus Christ.

God is interested in seeing a lost child restored. He is not interested to lose anyone to Satan’s kingdom!

All people must understand that God is loving. He forgives sins and restores sinners. Whoever comes to him to seek forgiveness will receive it.

It is important to state that Jehovah does not coerce anyone into repentance. No one should exercise repentance under duress.

God expects everyone to willingly come to Him and repent of his/her sins. He will restore any humble person that seek his forgiveness.

Any newcomer or a backslide Christian that exercise repentance and turn to God will be saved. An unbeliever/unrepentant soul risks losing God’s gift of eternal life in heaven.

No one should take God for granted and willingly commit sin since the Creator reserves measurable punishment for those who indulge in sin.

It is important that everyone make an honest assessment of his or her life and make the necessary correction needed to have a good relationship with God.

A person who keeps a good relationship with God will enjoy his benefits in this life, and the one to come.

Repent of your sins and return to the Lord.

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Prayer To Live Uprightly With God and Not Backslide

Dear God, please I do not want to miss heaven, therefore, I confess my sins and repent of them. I am sorry for my past failures. I promise to start walking rightly with you. I will serve you with all my heart. Please equip me with your Holy Spirit to always meet your expectations and befit your kingdom…

…Help me to effectively work for the restoration of any Christian who backslide. Give us all grace to faithfully serve you unto the end. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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CHRISTIANS TO PROPERLY USE THEIR TONGUES – James

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Tongues Are Powerful – Christians Use Them Cautiously

(Passage: James 3)

Human tongue can make a huge impact on the lives of others. Christians are warned to be cautious of the use of our tongues so that it can bless people, and glorify his name.

The bible declared,

“For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so” (James 3:7-10 NKJV).

Tongues Can Make Or Break Lives

Christians must be careful with the use of our tongues since words carry weight to either make or break a life. Words can demoralize people, and it can encourage them! We (Christians) must use our tongues to build lives to honor God.

We must be sensitive to use our tongues to teach people about God’s law.

It is important that we use our tongues to encourage people to preserve their faith in Jesus Christ so that God can save them and qualify them for heaven.

Jehovah will surely bless people who make him proud with the use of their tongues! He will honor them in this life and in heaven also.

Prayer To Maintain Decency With Tongues Usage

Dear God, please give me the grace to adequately utilize my tongue to bless people so that your name can be glorified. Help me to not abuse your grace of free speech that I have…

…Do not let me tear other people down with my tongue, but let my words be full of grace to bless them! Please let your blessing pursue me as I desire to satisfy you every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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