Thursday, May 11th 2023
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD DSc DD
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (John 14:9).
All over the world, people pray in the Name of Jesus. They preached Him on the streets and every week in churches. Some have written books about Him, sung about Him, and prophesied in His Name. But a very painful reality is that many don’t know who He really is.
True, they’ve heard about Him, but He’s not merely “a great religious leader” that many know Him as; He is God. Sadly, even among the preachers, some only know Him as Saviour who saved us from our sins. But Jesus is much more than that. He’s Himself God: the omnipotent, immortal God, living in unapproachable light of divine glory, coequal with the Father and the embodiment of the Godhead. (Colossians 1:9; 2:9; 1 Timothy 6:14-16).
Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of all, who has all authority in heaven, in earth, and under the earth. We’re His witnesses, and we have to let the world know that’s He’s real and that He came to die as a man for all men; He was raised from the dead and lives forever. Let’s get busy, telling the whole world about Him.
The work we’re doing here on earth isn’t an end in itself. One day, we would have told the last person; we would have held the last conference or the last church service; we would have completed everything He asked us to do, and then we’ll hear that trumpet sound. The Lord will appear and we’ll receive crowns of glory: “And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away” (1 Peter 5:4). Glory to His Name forever!
Blessed Lord Jesus, how great you are! You’re the immortal God, the King of kings and Lord of all, with all authority in heaven, in earth, and under the earth. You’re the Master and Ruler, the One with supreme authority and pre-eminence. I believe with all my heart and declare with my mouth that you’re my Lord; you’re God over all, and the One who made all things! I love you Lord!
|| John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. ||
|| 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ||
|| 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
John 5:31-47 & 1 Kings 7-8
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 9:30-37 & Numbers 14
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