Word for Today: Be constrained by the love of Christ.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS).
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding.
“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead” (2Corinthians 5:14)
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” ( Matthew 5:44)
Let the love of Christ constrain us to do certain things and NOT to do certain things. It’s easier to understand that someone died for his friend, but unthinkable that someone died for his enemy. Yet, while we were sinners Christ died for us. Some people may say they don’t believe in Jesus Christ, however it does not stop Jesus loving them, after all He died for them. Without Jesus Christ , no man is anything.
It sounds logical to react with anger and bad word in retaliation when we feel insulted, especially if the allegations are false. It sounds logical to curse our enemies. However, this is not what the Word of God (JESUS) is asking us to do. Truly, it’s difficult for the natural man to bless his enemies. Only a regenerated person filled with the Holy Spirit of God can accomplish this. Jesus says:
“Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you” (Luke 6:28).
Apostle Paul also emphasised this teaching in his epistle to the Romans:
“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep” ( Romans 12:14-15).
Further down, he added:
“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:17-18).
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12).
Stay connected to JESUS, the Word. Be wise. Be enlightened.
Become a DISCIPLE, AMBASSADOR and a MISSIONARY for Jesus Christ daily.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Be compassionate and kind to one another.
There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to stay connected to the Word daily in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Blood of Jesus!
Thank you JESUS for a new day and the blessings that flow from your word.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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