It looks increasingly apparent that more and more believers in Christ, the Church are compromising their faith commitment to Jesus with the worldly standard. It seems that in regard to sin attitude there is a new normal that tolerates and accommodates sin indulgence rather than standing for truth and righteousness. It does certainly seem that anyone can boldly pray the prayer of “I decree into your life ...” without caring regard and fear for holiness in their own life. We care for the end product of what we want rather the process of getting there, the proverbial the end justifies the means! It is not surprising that the Church as a body of Christ is spiritually weak and ineffective in winning souls into the kingdom of God because our life leaves much to be desired. We are not necessarily letting the effect of the resurrected Christ blossom in and through our life as a motivating influence for others to embrace Him. Following another commemorating and celebrating of the resurrected Christ just a week ago, we are challenged to have a moment of personal reflection as to the authenticity of our faith commitment to Jesus Christ. In Romans 6:1-4, we are cautioned thus: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein? .... We were buried therefore with Him through baptism into His death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life”.
Dear brothers and sisters at AEBC, let us resolve individually and collectively to truly and daily live to God’s expectations of our calling in Christ Jesus. As many of us as have been redeemed by the blood of the resurrected Christ, we must no longer take God’s grace in vain, but continually be ambassadors for Christ in our world and generation showing that we are indeed children of God (Romans12:1-2). - Dr. Johnson Omoni.