Monday, 2 December 2013
READ RHAPSODY OF REALTIES FOR MONDAY 2nd DEC.
Topic: He Lives on through you
Opening text:Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand (Isaiah 53:10).
The Lord Jesus came into this world, lived, conquered Satan and the world, was crucified and buried, rose triumphantly from the dead, and ascended to heaven. He is in heaven now. In our opening verse, we read that, He shall see His seed, and shall prolong His days.
The seed of Jesus Christ is the Church: He prolongs His days in the earth through the Church. Acts 1:1 talks about"...all that Jesus began both to do and teach,"; this refers to His miraculous works and teachings about the Kingdom of God. As you read further into the book of Acts, you'd find that the Lord continued to teach and to do the same things through the Apostles whom He had chosen. They, in turn, delivered the same teachings to others, and finally, it got to every one of us, and it'll continue until Jesus comes again.
We're His ambassadors, teaching the same things He taught, and doing the same works He did. Always be mindful that Christ is living through you. Today, anyone who needs to know what Jesus looks like only needs to look at you! You're the effulgence of His glory; the express image of His person, a partaker of His life, and a dispenser of His love, righteousness, and grace.
Precious Father, I thank you for expressing yourself to the world through me. I declare that Christ is alive in me, dispensing His righteousness, love, grace, and mercy through me; and my life is a veritable manifestation of your praise and glory, in Jesus'Name. Amen.
Further Study: Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
1 Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 John 3:11-24, Ezekiel 13-15
2 Year Bible Reading Plan: John 17:1-10, 2 Chronicles 5-6