Glory of His Resurrection by Nosa Osadolor
Our Lord Jesus was born, lived, bruised, died on the cross and resurrected on the third day for you and me in order to save us from our sins and transgressions.
The need to have an understanding of what the Glory of his Resurrection represents,
I will define separately what we understand by Glory and Resurrection.
What is Glory – It is one of those important words that is hard to really explain.
However, we can understand it better if we look at it in three dimensions.
Concrete: Is something real, something we can see, hear or touch.
Abstract: It can also be abstract in the sense of not been able to touch.
Action: It can also be used as an Action verb. “We are to Glory in God” which means that we are ex- pressing our admiration and praise for the excel- lency we see,
What is Resurrection-
It is the overcoming or surmounting of death.
It is a reawakening or rebirth.
The acceptance of oneself.
Finally, we can also say it is the acceptance of the Holy Spirits interpretation of the world’s purpose. The Glory of his Resurrection is a beautiful thing we need to go out and educate individuals. We need people to have an understanding and a form of belonging with Christ.
The first step is by teaching them about the life of Jesus and the Resurrection. And the only way we can succeed is by going out to evangelize.
I remember reading a story of a man carrying the cross in the market place of England, a lady rushed up to him and asked “what happened to that Man” and he asked which Man “Oh you Know Jesus”
then she explained there is Christmas and it’s about its birth, then there is Easter and he died on the cross and was resurrected I never heard what happened to him after that.
The man had to give her the full message of Jesus and how he ascended and will come again.
Brothers and Sisters we have learnt, heard and watched stories about the life of Jesus Christ, but have we gone further to talk about the glory of his resurrection, just as the woman in the story had asked what happened after.
I believe it is a clarion call to every individual to make it as a point of duty to go out and spread the news about the Glory of his resurrection and how we are benefiting from it which are:
The Forgiveness of our sins
Redeemed and we can now walk in a new life
Our Faith is well founded.
Also to demonstrate to us that He has Power over Death.
In Conclusion, it is safe for us to say that the Glory of his resurrection ushered in the Age of Grace and end- ed the Age of Law. His resurrection brought about the reawakening of peoples heart.
He simply demonstrates this by showing us His heart and his work has not left mankind.
His emphasis to us is that we are not alone and need not fear, we can lean on God and if we accept him as our sin offering we could no longer be bound to sin. Bible Study: 1Cor 15:1 – 58
Brethren, the story of Our Lord Jesus did not end at the cross, Jesus Arose, Jesus Lives, Jesus is Alive. Amen
By Nosa Osadolor
The Woman With an Awful Past and Suspicious Present
Have you failed before? Have you made decisions in the past you are ashamed of today? Have you done things you’d rather not be reminded about?
As you start a new year, be encouraged to know that Jesus knows where you are, where you have been, and what you have been.
In this story in John.4.1-18, we see Jesus ignoring the long-standing tensions between Jews and Samaritans that had developed over the years, and made a choice of going through Samaria on His way to Jerusalem. (John.4.4)
This choice he made led to the salvation of an ‘ignored’ Samaritan woman and her people. (The choices we make have an impact of people)
Jesus was tired, weary and thirsty from His journey. All 12 of His disciples had gone to the shops to buy food. (who sends 12 people to buy food for 13 people?) (John.4.8), but the Lord was preparing an environment conducive for meeting the needs of a certain Samaritan woman.
He needed to meet the woman alone.
She was a defeated woman, with little self-worth, isolated from her friends and neighbours by the wrong choices and decisions she had made.
She had tried to be friends with the other women, but nobody wanted to be friends with a woman who was married five times, would you? (John.4.18)
More worrying to the other women was that the man she was living with was not even her husband. (John.4.18). If only they knew who she really was, or what she was going through.
Wherever you are in your journey in life Jesus is interested in you and your future.
The women gossiped about her past and her present, but her creator and God was interested in her future
When other women went to fetch water early in the morning, she went around 12 noon when all the women would have left the river. (John.4.6-7)
She could handle 5 disastrous marriages, but could not deal with the whispers and gossips of women. They pointing of accusing fingers on account of both her past history and present marital status.
Anyone who yields to the Lord Jesus has a bright future, regardless of their past.
However, Jesus knew what she was going through. He also knew that deep down she didn’t want her life to be ‘skewered’ as it was.
He took a long journey, went through Samaria, sent away His disciples and broke protocol to speak to her.
Wherever you are today, whatever your situation, Jesus knows. He will climb the highest mountain just to be with you
The love Jesus has for you, (yes you) is a reckless love because He knows what you have been through in the past and what you are going through presently.
He was able to get the woman to open up to him. She admitted that she was a failure, and received what Jesus offered- salvation (John.4.15, 25-26)
Immediately she left her business and went about telling people about Jesus
In this year of Greater Things, are you ready yield to Jesus? Are you ready to serve the Lord? (John.4.28)
If you are going through a bad patch at the moment, I want you to know that the Lord knows everything about you and is willing to meet you at the point of your need.
Will you respond in faith? Will you turn to the Lord? Will you receive the love He is giving to you?
Are you born again?
Don’t be too busy for the one who will leave the 99, climb any mountain, cross any valley or swim any river just to get to you.
Why not turn to Him today?
Dear Lord, I thank you that You know what I am going through. Please come into my life today. Come and give meaning to my life. Let me be a vessel unto honour. Give me the power and grace to say no to sin. Help me to believe in you and serve you faithfully. In this year of Greater Things, open doors of opportunity for me to do great things for you Lord. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus mighty name I pray