The Perfect Sacrifice 3

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A lot of folks entertain the wrong notion that prosperity is alien to the believer and that God is averse to the idea of His children prospering. But nothing can be further from the truth because God’s word reveals that He delights in the prosperity of His servants (Ps 35:27). So it gets him excited to see His children prospering. Prosperity refers to a state of sufficiency and completeness or roundedness in every sphere of life with nothing missing or broken. In other words, you have all things working together for your good in every endeavour of life – finance, career, marriage, academics, ministry and so on. To that extent, you can readily deduce that many who are rich materially are not necessarily prosperous! Beloved, true prosperity can only be a product of God’s limitless grace made available to us on the bill of Christ’s finished works. It takes only God to make rich without adding any atom of sorrow to it. 2 Cor 9:8 says the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound towards us to the point that we always enjoy all sufficiency in all things. Wow…glory to God! The assurance that our prosperity has always been the Father’s original plan is lucidly stated in 2 Cor 8:9. Jesus the Son of God became poor so that we can be rich. Now we have no business putting up with poverty because God gives us ALL things RICHLY to enjoy (1Tim 6:17). This is worth rejoicing over, isn’t it?
If you are a believer, this is your own reality in Christ Jesus. Believe it with every fibre of your being, be a cheerful giver for God blesses us to be a blessing to others (Gen 12:2) and your life will soon be a glowing example of prosperity to the unbelieving world. You are blessed and happy Easter celebrations. Love you!

Christ Our Righteousness

wpid-lord-righteousness.jpg Image Credit: Bibledaily.org To start with, very many know that righteousness means to have a right standing with God. However, not many people have the correct knowledge of how to become righteous. At one extreme, several folks are of the opinion that it’s practically impossible to be righteous as humans to the extent that they deem it outright heresy for anyone to profess that they are righteous. Furthermore, a good number of people equally hold the extreme view that all they need to be righteous before God are good works. I am glad to announce that righteousness is a gift! (Rom 5:17) It’s the Father’s gift to us through Christ Jesus, imparting us with a new nature and qualifying us to stand right with Him without any sense of guilt, condemnation, sin-consciousness or inferiority complex (2Cor 5:21). How do I mean? If you have to work hard or labour for it, then it’s not righteousness. The righteousness of works is as filthy rags before God because it cannot satisfy the requirements of the Law Rom3:20. However, Jesus Christ has been made our righteousness (1Cor1:30). He fulfilled every law on our behalf and credited it to our account Rom8:3-4. You become truly righteous by simply believing in your HEART that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and confessing the Lordship of Jesus with your MOUTH Rom 10:9-10. Your mouth and your heart must agree to get you saved and bring you into a right standing with the Father. This is the New Birth into a new family – the family of God 1John3:1,9-10. It confers on you a new nature – the nature of God. Every family is not without its own customs and traditions. Sin and every evil work is characteristic of the family of the devil. In the family of God, we are divinely empowered by grace to live right and shun all sorts of immorality Rom 6. This is how we live true to our nature. Stay #blessed!!!