Sunday, 26th March, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…" (Hebrews 12:2 KJV)
In John 3:14, the Lord Jesus said something symbolic. He said, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.” This had to do with the Jews in the wilderness, when they were bitten by fiery serpents that caused them burning pain and death.
God then instructed Moses to make a serpent of brass, raise it on a pole, and everyone who looked at it would live. He didn't say they should look at the serpent and pray; there were no ceremonies, no rituals; all they had to do was to look at the brazen serpent and live. And when they looked, they were healed. Hallelujah!
This was symbolic of Jesus at the Cross, taking your place of sorrow, pain, disappointment, sickness and failure, that you should never suffer them. But beyond the Cross, we now have His life. We live because He lives.
By reason of His resurrection, we’ve been brought into a newness of life: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). The life we have now is divine.
Therefore, what you have to look at today isn’t the Cross, but His Word! In His Word, you see what He’s done for you, who He’s made you, and your heritage in Him. Our opening verse says looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Who is Jesus? He is the Word!
It makes no difference the dire situations and circumstances that you face; don’t gripe or whimper! Look to the Word! Look to the Word and see your glorious and glorified life! Look to the Word and see your success, victory and prosperity. Look to the Word and see that you’re indomitable, full of the Holy Ghost and power. Hallelujah!
"As I feed on the Word, success, favours and grace are multiplied in my life. My life is an endless stream of blessings and the miraculous because I live in, and by the Word. Amen."
Acts 20:32; Matthew 4:4; John 1:1-3; John 1:14
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 6:17-49; Deuteronomy 31-32
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 26:1-13; Exodus 35