A WITNESS OR A BETRAYER? – Wednesday March 2nd 2016

A WITNESS OR A BETRAYER? 

Memorise: Now he that betrayed gave them a sign, Saying, whomsoever I shall kiss,

that same is he: hold him fast.

Matthew 26:48

Read: John 1:20-34, 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

 

Bible in one year: John 6:60-8:30, Job 31:5-15

A witness is someone who bears record that Jesus is the Son of God for heavenly objectives to be realised, while a betrayer is also someone who bears the same record but for destructive reasons; so that the objectives of the Devil can be realised. I have a strong conviction within me that when Judas Iscariot was carrying out this destructive goal, he did not know what it would end so badly. He felt he knew Christ through and through. He was a very smart guy who believed that Jesus as usual would find a way of escape from the Roman soldiers, but unfortunately, the story did not end the way he envisaged. Are you a betrayer or a witness? There are many people that started out as witnesses but ended up as betrayers. They were portraying signs which they did not see as too bad. They thought it was not dangerous. They believed that they knew how to help themselves, till they met their fall. May this not be your portion in Jesus’ name.

The kiss of Judas was a customary form affectionate greeting among the Jews, and this was the same gesture that Judas used in identifying Jesus to the band of officers and Pharisees. The act of betrayal came from someone who was a companion of Jesus in His ministry. A betrayer could be one of your equals who is not happy with what God is doing in your life. Your betrayer may be your guide or your acquaintance, like we saw in the story of the false prophet and the younger prophet. Those who are most likely to betray you might not be far from those you take counsel from, and walk to the house of God with. This is why you must never allow anything to stand between you and God, because He is the only one who can deliver you from their wickedness and mischief. If you don’t know how to call upon God who alone can save you from the hands of betrayers, then you are in trouble.

Amidst the opposition of the unbelieving and disobedient Jews, John the Baptist decided to be a witness. John was not in the palace, his ministry was in the wilderness, yet people were going there to hear the Word of God because he was
a true witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though John was not the Elijah they wanted to see, they saw him witnessing about the person of Jesus with the zeal and the power of a prophet. As a witness he was a lone voice in the wilderness. The happenings of his day did not alter his message, and lives were being changed and transformed. He preached repentance and he alerted the minds of the people to the presence of God. Such messages are scarce on the Pulpits of 21st century Pastors and Evangelists. No wonder some are beginning to doubt what they once believed, which is eventually leading them to becoming betrayers rather than witnesses.

Action Point

 

Are you a betrayer of or a witness the gospel? Pray for me on this my special day, that God should continue to strengthen me as I take the gospel to more nations of the world.

UNVEILING THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AND ITS REWARD FOR A GLORIOUS-FLIGHT OF FAITH. (Part 1) by Yomi Oladejo

    

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What is Righteousness?

Righteousness is the ability to stand before a holy God without any sense of inferiority, guilt or shame of any kind

Righteousness is the justification of right deeds before God. the character or quality of being right or just Conforming to the revealed will of God. Reading from the Book of Romans 4:2-4 and Verse 4 “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” .it simply means believing in Christ is Righteousness.

it is important to know that, God alone is excellent in righteousness, perfect in holiness and without any guilt of sin. No wonder in the book of Isaiah 64:6“all our righteousness are as filthy rags” but this statement does not mean we cannot live a righteous life. Already, we have an advocate who stands in the gap for us which is Jesus Christ.

Therefore, believing and Confessing Jesus with faith from your heart simply qualifies you as the Righteousness of God. I Cor 1:30“Christ Jesus … has been made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption”. So Jesus Paid the Price for our Righteousness and All we have to do is to have a right standing with God.

GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS

God is a Righteous father John 17:25. Righteousness and judgment are the habitation (foundation) of His throne Psalms 97:2

God ‘s Love is Righteousness Psalms 33:4-5.verse 5 “He loveth righteousness and judgement”

Only God can name the Righteous Isaiah 62:2

God call people in His Righteousness Isaiah 42:6

We can see that Righteousness is God’s agenda for a change of Glory and ever winning victories. no wonder the bible say it is only when we seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness then only we can have access into the Glory, Riches, Honor, power , Favor and Grace of God among all other things God has promise to them that love him and walk as his righteous on this earth…

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Bible Study..Proverbs 11

God Bless you and Remain Ever Bless.

Yomi OLADEJO

CHILDREN! FELLOW THE WAY – Monday February 29th 2016

CHILDREN! FELLOW THE WAY 

Memorise: My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of

thy mother: Proverbs 1:8

Read: Ephesians 6:1-3, Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

 

Bible in one year: John 4:30-5:18, Job 30:16-23

The Bible teaches that children have mandatory responsibilities to their parents. As a matter of fact, Children owe their parents certain important duties that include the obligation to respect honour and obey them. Children are the heritage of the Lord and God has a special interest in their well-being. Meanwhile God is a disciplinarian as revealed in Revelation 3:19

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”

God has decided to commit the discipline of children to their parents as caretakers for Him; therefore, children must cooperate with their parents to make easy for their own benefit. Obedience in this respect attracts long life and prosperity.

If you invested so much in your children, but have retired and they are gainfully employed, yet they ignore you, will you be happy with them? Some fathers have placed curses on their children for neglecting them. A righteous child will not neglect his parents at any time. He will make sure that those of them that are not saved are led to Jesus. After al, that is the greatest gift he can give them. Besides that, he will ensure that they have a roof over their heads and their needs are met in the area of feeding, clothing, healthcare, etc

 God has joined children to their parents as partners in progress. For two people to work in agreement, they must see and mind the same thing. They must be focused on the same goal.

God’s focus is that children have parents that will be godly examples to them, while making efforts to bring them up in the way of the Lord. God wants parents that will introduce their children to Him at very tender ages, so that they may learn to obey God and become familiar with His commandments, worship and fellowship. Children should be careful not to be a source of sorrow and pain to their parents. Proverbs 17:25 says:

“A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.”

I pray that God in His mercy will visit every Christian home and intervene in the life of every wayward child today in the Name of Jesus.

Prayer Point

 

Father, please help me to always accept correction joyfully in Jesus’ name.

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