“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”(Heb 12:2).
May your eyes, mind, focus and thoughts never leave Jesus alone. Amen.
Many believers have missed their blessings, victories, miracles , signs and wonders, because they are unable to keep their focus on the Word of God (JESUS), in obedience to our memory verse, Hebrews 12:2. With the joy of the Holy Spirit as revealed in His future glory, Jesus was enabled him to endure the cross.
Unfortunately, many children of God shift their focus easily when they are challenged or under trials. When you take your focus away from Jesus, you begin to complain, grumble and murmur, and more problems will set it. This was what happened to Peter: “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink,..”(Matt 14:30). Thank God he immediately realised his mistakes and quickly looked unto Jesus. No matter your trials, always be mindful of the fact as you have spoken to God’s ear, so He will do for you (Numbers 14:28).
Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Colossians says:
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col 3:2). Let you Passion, Value, Time, Love be on things ABOVE. Jesus also emphasised this in His teachings saying: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled ( Matt 5:6). You will be filled with the Holy Spirit to the extent that you are thirsty and hungry for Him. Without daily empowerment by the Holy Spirit, a Christian will be miserable: “for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).
When Prophet Elijah was going to be taken away from the earth, he asked his servant Elisha to ask for a gift. Elisha asked for the “double portion” of Elijah’s spirit (2Kings 2:9). Though Elijah felt his servant has asked for ‘a hard thing’ but he added, however if you SEE me being taken away. Here Elijah was directing his servant to keep his eyes focused on him. Elisha would have missed the double portion of Elijah’s spirit if he did not keep his focus on Elijah and actually witnessed his being taken away. Hear him: “And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more…”(2 Kings 2:12). May you never miss your blessing in Jesus name. Amen.
Distractions can take different forms and shapes. When Jesus visited the house of Mary and Martha. Mary quickly sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to the word of God, where as her sister Martha was busy with other things. Martha thought she had a good reason to complain about Mary, but hear the response of the Master:
“And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42).
But only one thing is needful: The Word of God!
I pray that true believers would be more conscious of their divine nature and keep their focus on Him. When our focus are on Him, sickness , doubt, fear, bondage, challenges fizzle into the thin air.
Brethren, you might have given your life to Jesus Christ for many years, but to what extent do you Value, Appreciate and spend time with the word of God? Are you Passionate about the Word? You are the only one who can sincerely answer these questions.
To grow spiritually entails daily meditating in the word of God( Joshua 1:8).
Have a blessed and fruitful week in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer: There is someone reading this message , receive the grace of always looking unto Jesus in Jesus name, in Jesus Name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Esther & the MOW family.
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All scriptures are from KJV, unless otherwise specified.