“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved.” Eph 1:6
“For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.” Ps 103:14
In these contemporary times, numerous studies have shown that the incidence of depression has been on the upward trend. Whereas many folks in the poor countries have become helpless victims of abject poverty amid the harsh realities of economic recession, even those in the so-called prosperous nations still have other vices to contend with such as the opioid crisis, radical terrorism and sporadic shootings leading to avoidable loss of precious lives. How about the recent spate of marriage failures, culminating in unprecedented divorce rates with the attendant negative impact on society? In the end, it does appear there is more than enough misery and misfortune to go round.
In the light of all this, one can now easily understand why many feel worthless and rejected – even to the point of contemplating suicide! Afterall, as far as they are concerned, loved ones including family and friends have failed to provide them the much-needed love and support and even the government cares less. Does this apply to you in any way? I have got good news for you today. You have been accepted in Jesus Christ, the Beloved One. God loves you affectionately and now offers you a way out of all the mess and agony. Just think of this as a lifeline and embrace it in a hurry. Stop looking outwards for acceptance. Rather look inwards to the One who created you, the One who can make something precious out of the nothingness of your life.
Just believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess Him as your Lord and Personal Saviour and be saved. Wow, it’s that simple!
You can now ask Him to lead you to a Church where you will get fed and nourished with God’s word so your mind can become renewed to the realities of the new life you have just received. Once you take this bold step, you will soon realize that God will anoint you with the oil of joy and end your mourning forever. He will put on you the garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness (Is 61:3) and your life will become beautiful forever. I love you.
Despite the sins and offences of generations of mankind, God’s love for us has never ceased. God’s love for you is permanent, it doesn’t fluctuate. Afterall, you did nothing to earn it, so you would not have to do anything to sustain it. What fluctuates however is your response to His unfailing love, your appreciation of His infinite kindness which is what determines how much of His love you partake of. For instance, Jn 3:16 reveals to us how God so loved the world that He gave up His only Son for the salvation of all. Even 1Tim 2:4 says our Father will rather have all men saved. But all men are not saved yet. Does it mean God loves them any less? Does it mean they are just destined to be excluded from the sweet package of salvation? The answer is an emphatic NO.
So beloved, never think of God as one who is partial and who has favourites because He doesn’t. You and I are His favourites! His love for us is absolute and priceless. It blew my mind to realize He loves us as much as He loves Christ Jn 17:23. What more can we ask for? It’s obvious now that you will only experience and enjoy the love of the Father to the extent that you are willing to acknowledge and embrace it. Accept God’s love gift today in the person of Jesus Christ by confessing Him as your Lord and Saviour, believe and receive Him with all of your heart and His everlasting love for you will become more real to you than ever.
Previously, I showed us that love was the Father’s motive for giving up His only begotten Son to harvest more sons into His kingdom upon whom He can lavish His profound love. So we are now the objects of God’s love…this is simply mind-blowing! You see our Father does not love us because we deserve it, He loves us because love is His very nature, His very essence. 1 John 4:8 says God is Love. I have good news for you. In Jesus who is the ultimate gift of the Father, you have access to everything else you could ever desire – a good job, a blissful home, healing, financial prosperity, victory over the enemy, protection and so on. Without a doubt, the greatest miracle of all time is the miracle of salvation. How a one-time serial killer and persecutor of the church suddenly became a brand new man without a past simply by believing and confessing the Lordship of Jesus (not his sins for how many could he confess) Rom 10:9-10. Wow! What a miracle!!! I’m referring to Paul who later professed that he had wronged no man (2 Cor 7:2). Really? The blood of Jesus had ‘formatted’ his past.
Now, let us zero in on the Father’s provision for our healing and health. Surprisingly, a lot of people have the faith to get saved but not to get healed. But Jesus was beaten and chastised for our healing (1Pet 2:24, Is 53:5, Matt 8:17). In the perfect work of redemption, he bought us back from sin and all its consequences including sicknesses. Beloved, receive your healing today because Jesus paid for it. The same faith that got you saved can get you healed. God desires above all things that you prosper and live in health (3John1:2). Do not be deceived or short-changed.
Stay tuned for more and God bless you. Love you.
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