It Wasn’t For Nothing
Sunday, April 16th .
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
_*According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3).*_
The Christian is the fruit of Christ’s suffering. The Bible talks about the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should be revealed (1 Peter 1:11). We’re that glory; we’re His joy and His trophies. We’re the glory He saw that made Him endure the cross and despise the shame (Hebrews 12:2).
For the Christian, suffering is absolutely unnecessary, because Jesus already paid the price for you to live a glorious life. Everything required for your success has been consummated. He died so you can live a life of honour, dignity and excellence. The most beautiful part is that, it all didn’t end with His death and burial. He rose triumphantly back to life on the third day. That’s what we celebrate at Easter. Just as death couldn’t hold Him bound, nothing today can hold you bound. If you couldn’t walk, rise up and walk! Walk out of that sickness, for the glory has come!
This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He’s brought us victory, success, health and prosperity. Believe and receive this truth.
*Dear Father, thank you for the life of transcendental blessings I have by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now, I live the glory life; I reign and rule as a king, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.*
*Further Study:* *||* *Hebrews 2:14-17* Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. *||*
*||* *2 Peter 1:4* Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. *||*
*||* *Colossians 1:20-22* And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: *||*
*Daily Scripture Reading*
*1-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Luke 15:11-32,
*2-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Mark 2:23-28,