OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR APRIL 7, 2023 (THE PURPOSE OF HIS DEATH I)
TOPIC : THE PURPOSE OF HIS DEATH I
MEMORISE: Mark 16:15
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
READ: Luke 4:13-20, Isaiah 61:1-3
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In Luke 4:13-20, Jesus read from Scripture the reason He came to the earth as prophesied in Isaiah 61:1-3. There is however, one surprising thing in that Scripture: He started reading the prophesy of Isaiah about His ministry from the beginning, but when He got to the part that says ‘to preach the acceptable year of the Lord’, He stopped and closed the book. That was not all that Isaiah said; there was more, but in announcing the assignment that He had come to do on earth, Jesus stopped halfway.
There must have been a reason for this. We see that reason in Acts1:8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Jesus came to the world, lived and died, then sent us the Holy Spirit so that we can continue from where He stopped.
The first part of His assignment was fulfilled while He was on earth; the rest, as prophesied by Prophet Isaiah, is to be fulfilled through us His children after we have received the Holy Ghost. Jesus saved you so that He can use you to save others. The question is: are you a ready vessel or not? As you celebrate Easter, don’t forget the assignment the Lord celebrate Easter, don’t forget the assignment the Lord 20).
Does Christ truly have you as a vessel to fulfil His will? Apostle Paul was a man who stopped at nothing to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Easter is not a time to just eat chicken and stay at home relaxing; it’s a time to go out there and let Jesus use you to save unbelievers. It’s a time to proclaim the day of the vengeance of God and to comfort all those who mourn. Let Jesus use you to win at least one soul this season. Tell someone about the day of the vengeance of God and don’t let that fellow end up in hell.
Hymn 2 Amazing Grace
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