Jesusí Birth and Resurrection Impacting Our Life

Weekly Digest - Fri, 3 May, 2019

As we pointed out last Easter Sunday, celebrating the eventual resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, thus becoming our living Savior and ‘Master, it was all for our best good as humanity. He did for us what we could not do for ourselves due to the debilitating and destructive effect of our sin. He conquered sin, death and Satan for us and secured the eternal salvation for those who believe in His atonement power, thus satisfying the just requirement of God. The Father for the sinful humanity. Galatians 3:13-14 said of this redemptive work thus, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole. He redeemed us in order the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” This seems a parallel message to our focus of last Sunday that said, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9)

                The implication of all that Jesus did on our behalf has put us in an advantaged position, of eternal security and provision of all that we need because He is our sufficiency. To our delight, Apostle Peter said, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” Do you really have a life? It’s through Jesus Christ that  you can because He came that that you and I may have life, and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Do you feel threatened and unsecure because of life’s challenges? Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me” (John 14:1). And 2 Timothy 1:7 said, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” We are also encouraged to consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance (James 1:2-3). The word of God also assures that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). I am convinced that there is no better way to anchor our life securely and profitably than on the resurrected Christ. It is my prayer and encouragement that we all do in Jesus’ name.                                                                                          Dr. Johnson Omoni