Tuesday, 24 December 2013
READ TODAYS EDITION OF RHAPSODY OF REALITIES.
TOPIC: PROCLAIM THAT HE REIGNS!.
Opening Text: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death (Revelations 1:18).
The Lord Jesus, after His resurrection, appeared to His disciples and said, "…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you..." (Matthew 28:18-20). No one ever spoke with such boldness and audacity! He had all authority in heaven and earth; and on the basis of that authority, He commissioned us to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom, and tell the world of His plan of salvation.
Our responsibility, as ministers of reconciliation, is the most sublime on the face of the earth. Nothing could be more dignifying, rewarding, and fulfilling than being the oracles of God; preachers of righteousness; bearers of the divine order and dispensers of eternal verities! He has entrusted His glorious Gospel of salvation to us. Take that light to someone in your world today.
It’s Christmas season, a time when people are generally friendly, and in joyous mood; seize the opportunity. Don’t wait for them to come to you; go to them, and initiate a conversation, with the aim of ministering the Gospel to them. Many around the world who celebrate Christmas don’t know the miracle of the birth and life of Jesus. To them it’s a story; but He’s not just a story! He’s the One declared to be the Son of God with power, by the resurrection from the dead, and is alive today, and has all authority in heaven and in the earth!
We’re to herald the great news of His salvation around the world, letting men know that He has paid the penalty for their sins. We must proclaim Him as the saviour of the world, and the Lord of heaven and earth!
PRAYER:Dear Father, I thank you for the privilege given to me to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, and minister life to those in my world, through the Gospel. Thank you for empowering me for this glorious task, which I’m pleased to carry out today, in the demonstration of the Spirit, and of power, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y:Mark 8:38; Luke 10:19; Mark 16:15
Daily Scripture Reading 1 Year Reading Plan: Revelation 16:1-21, Daniel 11-12
2 Year Reading Plan: Acts 3:1-11, Ezra 2