TOPIC: DISPENSERS OF LIFE
Opening Text: For the scripture says, "The first man, Adam, was created a living being"; but the last Adam is the life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45 GNB).
. In John 10:10 the Lord Jesus declared, "…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." He left no one in doubt as to His purpose; He came to give eternal life to those who would believe in Him. He gave further confirmation to this truth when He said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life…" (John 10:27-28). No wonder He’s described in our opening scripture as the life-giving Spirit.
Having been born again, you’re one with Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:17 says, "...he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit." You have become one spirit with the Lord; as He is, so are you (1 John 4:17); therefore, you’re a life-giving spirit. Not only has He made you a partaker of His life, you’re also the dispenser or distributor of divine life.
This is your life’s purpose on earth; to bring the lost into the life of righteousness through the Gospel. Jesus said in John 20:21, "…as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." He has appointed you as His representative on earth, to manifest the God- life to the nations of the world. He has sent you as a bearer of His Gospel to bring the lost into the liberty of the sons of God; into the glorious life in Christ. Eternal life is unveiled through the preaching of the Gospel. As people listen to you preach, eternal life—salvation, prosperity and the righteousness of God—are unveiled to them.
Dear Father, I thank you for your blessed Word, and the joy it brings to me daily. Thank you for the glorious life you’ve given me, and for making me a lifegiving spirit. As I preach the Word today, eternal life is imparted to those to whom I minister, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y:John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:20 : Mark 14:1-26 Numbers 24-26
: Acts 26:1-11 Psalm 67-68