WHO IS JESUS TO You?-by Rev A AKPAN.

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”. (Matt. 16:15).
Jesus once confronted his disciples with a very crucial question meant to test their understanding of who he really was. That was necessary because many people may just be following him without a proper knowledge of who he really is. People have different knowledge of him. He means different thing to different people. But there’s a central truth about his person that he expects every of his followers to know.
The Bible says “he asked his disciples, who do people say the Son of man is?.” They all gave different answers, some say he is John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others said he was Jeremiah, or one of the prophets (Matt. 16:13-14).
What a confusion! Isn’t it funny or rather pitiable that people who were so close to him, who had followed him for years were confused about his true identity? One is not surprised then, that even today, not many who claim to know Jesus actually know him in the true sense of it. It’s surprising that there are many who carry big Bibles, attend church regularly, participate religiously in Christian activities, but don’t have revelational knowledge of Jesus. (My eyes have seen a lot!) No wonder they can be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. “Until we all reach unity of faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants tossed back and forth by the waves blown here and there by every wind of teaching and the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” (Eph. 4:13-14).
There’s a central truth about the identity of Jesus that every one claiming to be his disciple should know that will establish him or her in faith, that will get them rooted in Him such that come what may, they won’t be moved. Job knew that truth, hence he could say in the midst of excruciating pain, “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15). Apostle Paul knew that truth also, and was able to say:

“That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day” (2Tim. 1:12). Peter, knew it too, and said “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. (John 6:68).
It’s consolatory however, to know that it wasn’t all the disciples that were confused about the identity of their master, Jesus. One of them, Peter said to Him “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:15) Jesus replied in verse 17, “…for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven”.
Beloved, we need to have a revelational knowledge of who Jesus is. That’s what establishes us in Him. That’s what will make us go all the way with him in spite of anything. Let’s seek to know him experientially today. God bless you.
Revd. A. U. Akpan is the President of Faith Activation Global Ministries, Lagos, Nigeria. The ministry is in divine partnership with The Ministry of the Word.

The Word (7)-only the Word of God can give you true PEACE.

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The Word (7)-only the Word of God can give you true PEACE.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” ( John 14:27).
Beloved 

I believe that you do not need any revelation to know that 

the peace of this world is ephemeral. True peace is obtained only from the Word of God. Please, be careful, because many people will tell you “Peace, peace; when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14).

Henceforth, learn to embrace the word of God above every other thing so as to enjoy true peace.

Grace & peace be multiplied to you in Jesus mighty name. Amen (2Peter 1:2).
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Bro Ben Bassey & MOW family 

The Word (6)-the word of God is GRACIOUS.

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The Word (6)-the word of God is GRACIOUS. 
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2Corinthians 9:8)
Beloved 

You may not know this, the word of God is very gracious. The Word of God can transform and use the weakest and foolish thing of this world so as to confound the wise( 1Corinthians 1:27).
Henceforth, I encourage everyone to key into the GRACE in the word of God. Meditate on the word of God day and night (Joshua 1:8).
Grace & peace be multiplied to you in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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Bro Ben Bassey & the MOW family network.

The Word (5)-the word of God produces JOY.

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The Word (5)-the word of God produces JOY.
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts” ( Jeremiah 15:16).
Beloved 

JOY is produced when you sincerely and sufficiently ‘eat’ and ‘drink’ the word of God. Many people mistake happiness for joy. Happiness is dependent on events around you, but Joy comes from your inside. The kingdom of God is not meat and drink but righteousness….and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).
Henceforth, I encourage everyone to spend time and meditate on the word of God day and night (Joshua 1:8).
Grace & peace be multiplied to you in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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