======== BoLD ========
Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Sunday, December 27th, 2020
Topic: I AM THE RESURRECTION
Bible Reading: John 11:21, 25
📖21….”Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died…
📖25….Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
🔥One of the greatest attributes exclusive to the Godhead is Omnipresence. This means the Lord is there, according to Ezekiel 48:35. When Lazarus, the friend of Jesus died in John 11, Martha, one of the sisters of Lazarus said to Jesus in John 11:21 that, if Jesus had been there, that Lazarus would not have died. This statement of Martha revealed the level of Martha’s understanding of the person and purpose of Jesus on earth. Even though Jesus is Omnipresent, having all abilities, Martha, like many believers of today thought and think respectively that Jesus could only save if he is near.
🔥🔥But to put the record straight, Jesus immediately told Martha that, he is the resurrection and the life. Resurrection which is ANASTASIS in Greek, means to raise up, or to make to rise up. It is a doctrine of hope in Christianity like rapture. Both terms are of comfort for Christians. God the Creator of man, and the holder and owner of life, knows the importance of life. He couldn’t have created man from himself, yet allows him to die, be buried and he ends there.
🔥🔥🔥The reason for making man in his image and likeness, is, so that man will be a holder of life as well like Himself. But man choose the wrong path when he ate the fruit of the forbidden tree; the tree of death, in Genesis 3:1-6. Nevertheless, God’s compassion made Him to give man an opportunity to return to life after that death, to live forever like him. This process of returning to life is called resurrection. To confirm the possibility of returning to life, God had to raise up Lazarus and Jesus from the dead in John 11:43-44 and Luke 24:1-6 respectively. Therefore, dearly beloved, think not that you have believed in vain. Jesus the Resurrection will raise you up on the last day if you hold on to him.
🙏Lord Jesus, by your omnipresence and omniscience, make yourself available to my challenges spiritually without my knowledge, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Dear Lord, comfort me by raising me up with your resurrection power from every deadness, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Thank you Father for creating and comforting me with resurrection as the goal of my hopeful faith, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Galatians 2 & 3.
I AM A PRODUCT OF GOD’S GRACE
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