Saturday 18th, February 2017.
Fresh From Heaven Says Good morning.
Opening Prayer- Father we truly appreciate your good works in our lives. Thank you for seeing us all through this week, indeed we wouldn’t have come this far without you. We ask that your order our every move this day in Jesus name; amen.
Topic: The Believers Life.
Mark 16:17 & 18
17_’And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18- They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover’ .
As believers, we are not supposed to live ordinary lives. Our lives ought to attract men to follow Jesus. We see from our opening scripture that there are certain signs that follow those who believe in Christ Jesus; such ones would cast out devils, they will speak in new tongues, they’ll also take up serpents, if they take anything deadly it won’t hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and the sick would recover from whatever ailment. You see the believer in Christ is a walking representative of Heaven, hence our lives ought to pull men to Jesus and not otherwise. Men are to run to us for solutions in every sphere of life. People in the world ought to be dependent on us because they know we’ll always have the solution.
What is the essence the signs and wonders that accompanies a believer ? Is it to show off ? or to prove that believers are not people to compete with? The answer lies in John 4:48 (ISV) – ‘Jesus told him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe.” Some people would never believe our message without proofs; until some see signs and wonders they’ll never believe in Jesus. A good example in the Bible is the prison keeper who was in charge of Paul and Silas prison. Am certain he laughed at them while they prayed and praised. However, we see the story changed when the prison doors flung open. Without being preached to, the prison keeper surrendered to the God of Paul and Silas. They did not need to explain to Him the goodness and power of the God they served, immediately he saw the sign, he followed them (acts 16:16-40). I pray that the happenings in your life from this day would compel men to follow Jesus. Therefore we must understand that the main essence of signs and wonders in our lives is to pull men to Jesus.
Check your life, is your life really producing signs and wonders? Are men coming to Jesus because of the happenings in your life?. You can’t afford to be ordinary, position yourself with the Father by living right and believing in Him. Ask the Father this morning in prayers to use your life as a sickle of harvest to pull men into His kingdom. I see your life become a living testimony in Jesus name amen
The lesson for the day- as believers, we can’t afford to live ordinarily, our lives ought to pull men to Jesus.
Quote for the day-‘ My life is a living testimony’