February 17, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – God’s restoration of man Through Jesus.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Wednesday February 17th, 2021
Topic: God’s restoration of man Through Jesus.
This is the day the Lord has made . Let us be glad and rejoice in it. God created man for man to worship Him . Following the creation of the earth, God said, let us make mankind in our image, in the image of God man was created, both men and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26) God created man for us to worship Him.
God has great plan for man. But man drifted away from the plans and purposes God has for him. In His infinite mercy, God continues to define the means to bring man back to the original state which He wants man to stay. He then patiently planned to restore man back to where He wants man to stay. He wants to fix the whole world again .
He sent Christ as a mediator between us and God because we drifted from His original plan. God’s eternal purpose is to sum up all things in Christ. As the lord has sent Christ to restore the relationship between us and God .
How do we make effort to accept that offer and accept that restoration He has made? . Matthew 22: 37-40. Jesus said to Him, You shall love your Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the laws and the prophets. Exodus 20: 1-3 . I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall not have any other gods before me. God is a jealous God. He created us in His image for us to come to the knowledge of Him, worship and ardor Him.
He created us and deserves our worship, our praise, our thankful heart. It is sad that we are not responding to His calls today . We don’t have time for our creator. If we have children and we put everything we have on our children and when they grow up they refuse to come close to us, or don’t have time for us, or they are too busy to even say good morning to us, after their education they move out of the house and don’t have time to call or even when u call them they will not pick up your phone, or they pick up and say mom, dad I don’t have time to talk right now. How would you feel about that child??
Many of us this is how we are treating God. He is our maker , He loves us and consistently showing us love and care. Look at how the world is in a turbulence condition today. We don’t know what is going to happen next, why don’t we come to God now and make peace with Him through Jesus. As we are so busy with all these worldly activities, if Christ returns today, where will you spend eternity? 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must appear before the Judgement seat of Christ, that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or evil. The question is ? . That time when you will stand before Him, you alone, me alone !! Before my creator, before your creator? Are we ready? This is not before a human judge, but before God, who has created us in love and righteousness. Are you ready to stand before Him? Why not start getting ready now? What will be our answer?
Isaiah 55: 6-7. Says seek ye the Lord while He May be found, call ye Upon Him while He is near. Let the the wicked forsake his ways, and the righteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to God, for He will abundantly pardon. Hebrews 9: 27 says And it is appointed unto men to die once, but after this judgement.
My dear reader. If death comes today where will you spend eternity, . ? Jesus is coming soon. Are we ready?? Rapture which is defined in the Bible as the Second Coming of Jesus, or death whichever one that comes first , we have to be ready at anytime for any of them. Let us prepare our lives on a daily basis for the Lord’s return.
Give your life to Jesus today and accept Him as your lord and savior, accept that you are a sinner, in need for a savior. Give your life today do not wait until tomorrow, for tomorrow is not promising. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away behold all things have become new. God is ready to accept us the way we are and make us what He wants us to be in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 11 : 28 -30. Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls: For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. God Almighty made it easy for us, He has showed us the way . He invited us to come back and make peace with Him. God bless u as u read in Jesus Mighty name. We thank God for His love for mankind. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Prayers: I thank you God of heaven and earth. I thank you for sending Jesus to come and restore my relationship with you. Help me Lord to accept this great sacrifice, and please Lord continue to shine your light in my path in Jesus name.
Further Reading. Matthew 24